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Belgian newbie at Paris Fashion Week

Olivier Theyskens, a willowy Belgian with a goth streak, made his name in the houses of Paris, plural: first his own, then Rochas (which landed him in The New York Times Magazine), then Nina Ricci.

Now, after a few years in New York, designing a more affordable collection for Theory, he is returning to Paris to show (again) a collection under his own name.

Details so far are scant, but Mr. Theyskens has always had his share of acolytes and devotees.

Odds are good that his collection will be the first big buzz of a newsy, new-designers-in-high-places Paris Fashion Week. (Picture by

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