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Harris Reed Is Appointed Creative Director of Nina Ricci

On Wednesday, Harris Reed announced herself wearing a pair of tulle gloves from a couture collection the Puig-owned house presented back in 1992 that he is the new creative director of Nina Ricci in the caption of a photo of. The year gives you an idea of how remarkable Reed’s rise has been: That was four full years before the designer that is 26-year-old longtime favorite of Harry Styles was created. Even more impressive, he became among the industry’s buzziest names despite being one of many to graduate and attempt to place himself in the map amid lockdown.

“To be a 6’4” (without heels), red-headed, long fluid that is haired (who everyone thinks is a fabulous woman) who is unapologetically myself entering a brand I could have only ever dreamed of in Paris just leaves me full of excitement and love,” Reed said in an statement prefaced with a recount of telling his mom he would one day be a creative director of “one of those French houses” he used to read about at night. “I’m truly that is speechless have actually imagined this minute for way too long, through the time I happened to be a tiny youngster, through working my hands towards the bone tissue at CSM [Central Saint Martins], to now. This is like something away from a movie, a storyline We may sit down and watch at the cinema.” (Try not to smile while watching him break the news to his mom, the model and candle creator Lynette Reed, in the slide that is second of Instagram below.)

Reed first began attention that is gaining before he even graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2020. He was tapped to design costumes for Harry Styles’s 2017 tour, which helped cement Styles’s own reputation for daring dressing and Reed’s reputation for gender fluid designing. His graduation that is eventual collection on the web at British Vogue, and against all chances, he proceeded to flourish amid lockdown by embracing theatrics as he challenged conventional notions of menswear. “I think the pandemic made us dream bigger and crave that degree of avant-garde,” Reed told W early in the day this season, of which point he ended up being many talked-about title in London’s competitive design scene. This present year happens to be certainly one of Reed’s yet that is biggest: He’s so far made Lil Nas X and Conan Gray the stars of the VMAs red carpet, showcased his demi-couture and Missoma jewelry collab on Adele in her “Oh My God” music video, and dressed Beyoncé for the British Vogue cover that introduced the world to Renaissance. the latter two are proof that Reed isn’t limited to menswear that is challenging he had been additionally in charge of Iman’s head-turning 2021 Met Gala appearance. The supermodel brought him as her date, plus the set had been unmissable in matching gold and feathered variations of Reed’s signature saucer that is flying.

Harris Reed and Iman attend the 2021 Met Gala celebrating “In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on 13, 2021 september.

Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic via Getty graphics

Celina Ralph wears a Harris Reed dress and headpiece; stylist’s own gloves. Photographed by Campbell Addy for W magazine, 2022.

Reed’s february appointment could help put Nina Ricci’s name back on the lips of fashion editors and stylist in a way it hasn’t been since Olivier Theyskens’s acclaimed tenure that is two-year its helm finished in 2009. After that arrived Peter Copping, who proceeded to be innovative manager of Oscar de la Renta, and a lot of recently the duo that is dutch Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh. What’s more, Reed isn’t the house’s only newcomer: Nina Ricci has also promoted the Haider Ackermann and JW Anderson alum Edwin Bodson to General Director. He did n’t waste time in making it clear that Harris will have his full support in ushering the house into what he described as a era that is new. “As a gender fluid designer norms that are rejecting a quest for freedom,” he said in a statement, “Harris’s signified vision of magnified femininity will span across Nina Ricci.”

Helming Nina Ricci will present a whole era that is new Reed, too. The designer has up to now remained free from ready-to-wear, in certain cases also using simply a client that is single month. The caliber of his demi-couture is part of his aim as he put it earlier this year for it to be “passed down from a grandmother to a trans son to their nonbinary daughter. “It’s about bringing back once again that 360-degree period of beauty towards the globe.” We are going to have to hold back until very early 2023 to observe that approach translates on a much grander and scale that is faster-paced. (*)

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