After months of speculation that John Galliano might take the post as Creative Director at Oscar, only to hear that a deal could not be reach. Oscar de la Renta, has finally found his man, confirming the appointment of Peter Copping as the new Creative Director, a new position for the company.
In his new role, Mr. Copping will set the design direction across all product categories reporting to Oscar de la Renta and Alex Bolen, the company’s Chief Executive Officer.
Peter Copping comes to Oscar de la Renta from Nina Ricci, where he was Artistic Director for five years. Prior to Nina Ricci, Peter spent twelve years at Louis Vuitton as Studio Director under Marc Jacobs. Before that he worked at Sonia Rykiel and Christian Lacroix. Peter is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins in London.
“I’m very happy Peter has agreed to join us. He is a great talent and along with our shared design sensibilities, we both have a deep curiosity about the wider world, from music and art to architecture and gardens, said Oscar de la Renta. Our Industry has not always done the best job when it comes to changes in design leadership. My hope is that, in leading this selection, and actively participating in the transition, I can insure the right design future for our company and brand.”
“It is an immense pleasure for me to join Oscar de la Renta as Creative Director in November, said Peter Copping. “After a career of 20 years in Paris, this is an important next step for me. Oscar de la Renta has defined American elegance for generations of women, and the opportunity to work with him and help ensure the future of the brand is very exciting.”
Copping will start work on November 3rd, 2014 and will present his first collection in February 2015, working closely with Oscar. www.oscardelarenta.com