Fashion news: Lacroix to be reduced to nothing, Doonan decorates the White House and skinny pants distract Texas children

Photography by Peter Stigter
Photography by Peter Stigter

Rumours are swirling as to Olivier Theyskens next step in the fashion world after leaving Nina Ricci earlier in the year. Christopher Burch is developing a lifestyle brand and is said to be in talks with Theyskens for a separate design concept. Details are hush hush at this point but Theyskens has kept busy in his spare time, penning a retrospective book on his work due out in February, when we will absolutely, 100 per cent rush out to buy it. [WWD]

A French court approved the Falic group’s restructuring plan for Christian Lacroix today. This will mean that the label’s couture, ready-to-wear and retail shops will cease operation and the brand will turn into a Pierre Cardin-like licensing operation with only 11 employees staying on. We’re all mourning the loss of the label’s runway shows and hoping that another mysterious buyer will swoop in to save Lacroix. [The Cut]

To the upset of budding hipsters everywhere, a new dress code ban has targeted skinny jeans. One seventh-grader was sent home for sporting some stylish, well-tailored pants that the admin argued were “too tight.” We’ve seen tighter–this guy  has nothing on Pete Wentz. The Mesquite, Texas school district is notoriously hell-bent on fashion-bans, even outlawing stripes from its school uniform. Seriously? Stripes? [Racked]

Suri Cruise’s premature obsession with high heels was finally addressed by Katie Holmes, to dispel poor parenting rumours. “They are actually ballroom dancing shoes for kids,” Holmes told Access Hollywood. After Holmes’ stint on So You Think You Can Dance, Suri simply wanted to wear the same shoes as mommy dearest. [Grazia]

Simon Doonan will decorate the White House this Christmas. As creative director of Barneys New York, Doonan is known for his naughty yet festive window displays. Nothing has been confirmed and obviously details are being kept under wraps before the big reveal, but we’re guessing the theme will be far more family friendly than Doonan’s controversial Barneys windows, which once depicted Margaret Thatcher in bondage. [NY Times]