>> The man who drapes cloth into confections like the one on the right has quit his namesake company, his backers Sharai and Andre Meyers announced yesterday. Monsieur Roland Mouret will continue as head designer of Roland Mouret long enough to present a Fall/Winter 2006 collection, and then he'll leave his name behind with the company. No decisions on who will replace Monsieur Mouret have been made.
I'm still in a state of shock...he's one of my favorite designers. Surprising as this seems, apparently the relationship with the Meyers has always been voltatile. Monsieur Mouret is quoted in September as saying, "It was like love at first sight when we met. We just clicked. Then her husband encouraged her to work with me. And we're like husband and wife, and the company is our baby. Sometimes we think alike, other times we fight like cats and dogs. We have two distinctly different backgrounds -- she's Scottish, and quiet, and I'm French, fiery, and, well, a guy."
Pauvre, pauvre Monsieur Mouret...I hope to see you back soon.