He's been at Nina Ricci a very short time, but Olivier Theysken's designs for the label have already been caught up in a whirlwind of hype - I'm thinking of the deal Anna Wintour's golden boy brokered with Reese Witherspoon for this year's award season, for instance.
For Cruise, Olivier carries over the blustery bluish-grey color scheme from his Fall 2007 Nina Ricci collection, as well as that asymmetrical dress silhouette which has treated him well. But the collection does have its hits and misses - I like the crocheted top and puffball skirt at left, but I'm not so sure about the color-washed footless tights. There are also a couple of nice skirt suits in the collection, but I still stick to what I always say about Olivier: his strength is in his gowns.
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