Guillaume Henry Is Leaving Carven

No word yet on what his next move will be — although Nina Ricci is looking likely.
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No word yet on what his next move will be — although Nina Ricci is looking likely.
Guillaume Henry takes a bow at the Carven men's show in June. Photo: Francois Durand/Getty Images

Guillaume Henry takes a bow at the Carven men's show in June. Photo: Francois Durand/Getty Images

When it comes to the continuous cycle of hirings and firings at fashion houses, rumors often leak and spread before a brand formally announces a switch. Case in point: After word broke out this weekend that Carven designer Guillaume Henry was likely next in line to take over for Peter Copping at Nina Ricci, a Carven rep has now confirmed that he will, in fact, be leaving the French label after November.

Reps for Nina Ricci and for its parent company, Puig, did not respond immediately to request for comment. So that one is still up in the air.

So what's to become of Carven? As CEO Henri Sebaoun told WWD, it'll be business as usual, at least from a strategy standpoint. Store openings and expansion of the company's various segments will continue on as planned. Carven is currently in talks with a number of potential replacements for Henry, who was appointed creative director in 2009. 

While we wait for official news on Henry's next move to drop, here's a look at his latest (and now last) Paris Fashion Week show for the brand. With its sporty, mod vibe, it's quite different from what we typically see at Nina Ricci, so it's fair to say the designer would provide a new take on the house's style as creative director.