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Peter Copping Is Leaving Nina Ricci

The pieces are coming together.

On Thursday morning, Nina Ricci confirmed that Peter Copping is stepping down as creative director, promising that it would "shortly announce" the name of his replacement.

Of course, we pretty much already know who that is. Reports have been circulating for weeks that Copping would be leaving Nina Ricci to take a position at Oscar de la Renta and that Carven's Guillaume Henry had been tapped to replace Copping. Henry's departure from Carven was confirmed Monday.

Copping replaced Olivier Theyskens at Nina Ricci in 2009 and his collections for the house have been consistently praised for their elegance and femininity. 

Ralph Toledano, president of Puig Fashion Group, said in a statement that Copping "has been a major factor in the relaunch of the brand." Copping added that he is "grateful to the Puig family for their kindness during the last five years."

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