Olivier Theyskens, 1999

Billy Corgan once mentioned that for The Smashing Pumpkins’ Stand Inside Your Love music video he hired a small Belgian designer to do their costumes. As Olivier Theysken’s career blossomed at Rochas I had the suspicion that it was actually Theyskens who Corgan was speaking of. When I had chance to the designer during the Q&A at a talk with Pamela Goblin I took it, and indeed, Theyskens has designed the hauntingly beautiful crinolines that have made this video one the band’s most profound and iconic. And it’s a beautiful record of Theysken’s early work as a designer.

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