“So,” I say to my new acquaintance. “You cut your hair a while ago, but many people are still inspired it. The bob is everywhere!”
“Like you, maybe!” says Olivier.
“This is possible!” I respond. “I didn’t think about that until seeing you in person. Are you going to keep it short, or grow it long again?”
“I don’t know…I really don’t know,” he says. “If I let it grow, at a certain point it’ll be an awkward length. But it’s nice to be able to pull it back. So maybe a little.”
Hmm, I contemplate–is a long bob in my future as well? Anyway, back to Olivier. “Tonight you’re here with Andrew Rosen, your boss/collaborator at Theory,” I say. “Would you ever consider doing a one-off collab with a mass brand?”
“[Shakes his head no.] I’m so obsessed with quality,” he says. “I think that Theory is the right place—being able to make clothes for more people, but keeping the integrity of well-made clothes.”
Alas, Target x Theyskens is not in our future. But that’s okay, Olivier. We love your work at Theory. And of course, your hair.
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