• Inside Olivier Theyskens' Gothic Exhibition at the Calais Lace Museum

    2 days ago - By WWD

    CALAIS, France - “It was a happy accident.”
    Fashion designer Olivier Theyskens' eyes shone when recalling the first time he dug into the archives of the Cité de la Dentelle, a museum dedicated to the art of lace in Calais, France, in preparation for his exhibition “In Praesentia,” which debuts on Saturday and celebrates the museum's 10th anniversary.
    Alongside curator Lydia Kamitsis, who also worked with Theyskens for his 2017 retrospective at the MoMu in Antwerp, the designer went through boxes and boxes of garments, textiles, tools and documents retracing the history of lace-making in...
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