Olivier Rousteing Is JPG’s Next Couturier, Gap Taps Dapper Dan, and more of the news you missed

Olivier Rousteing Is Jean Paul Gaultier’s Next Guest Couture Designer
Since Jean Paul Gaultier‘s retirement from the runway in 2020, the luxury house has been inviting guest designers to create couture collections. First starting off with Chitose Abe and Glenn Martens; next in line is Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, who will present his collection next July in Paris. When describing Gaultier’s influence, Rousteing said, “I think he brought so much into the fashion world and the fashion industry, what I love about his aesthetic is all the incredible work on tailoring, on cuts, the craftsmanship, the savoir-faire, and the incredible glamour and sexiness he brought to the runway.” [WWD]

CEO Josh Schulman of Michael Kors Exits Capri
Michael Kors’ CEO Josh Schulman exits Capri Holdings in a shocking shake-up, as Schulman was on his way to becoming the CEO of Capri in September. The news led shares to drop to 15% on Monday and there has been no news yet as to who will succeed Schulman. One thing that is clear is that the holding company’s CEO, John Idol will remain in his position until further notice. Idol said, “Unfortunately, our previous individual who was in that role, Josh Schulman, did not work out for the company, and that’s part of life, sometimes things work and sometimes things don’t work.” [Vogue]

Gap Taps Dapper Dan
Gap drops yet another collaboration, this time with legendary designer Dapper Dan. The collab features essentials such as pants, t-shirts, but the most noticeable addition was a salmon hoodie that plays on GAP’s logo but instead says “DAP”. According to Mary Alderete, global head of Gap marketing, “This is the first time Gap has ever modified our iconic heritage logo by personalizing it for this collaboration.” The recent collabs with Ye, Demna of Balenciaga and now Dapper Dan hint that Gap is trying to attract a younger audience. [GQ]

Pyer Moss x The MET
Ahead of the upcoming “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibit on May 5, The MET has released a limited-edition sweatshirt designed by Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss. Raymond, known for using fashion to provoke social change made sure that the crewneck sweatshirt featured numbers on the back that “represent the most commonly used bullet calibers”. The numbers are meant to continue the gun control conversation about the prevalence of guns in America. [TheDailyFrontRow]

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