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Haider Ackermann has just been announced as the latest designer to create a one-off couture collection for Jean Paul Gaultier. In a moment specifically cooked-up for Timothee Chalamet’s stylist, Ackermann will debut his offering in January 2023, picking up the baton from Glenn Martens and Olivier Rousteing. “I’ve always loved Haider’s work, especially on tailoring,” Gaultier told industry mag WWD. “I am certain that his couture will be remarkable, and I cannot wait to discover the collection that he will present.” Having flunked his fashion design degree at Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ackermann is famed for sinuous, sensitively cut and masterfully-draped designs: all fluid silks, satins, and sculpted leathers. Given Martens and Rousteing’s penchant for overblown pageantry, this collaboration is sure to take on a slightly more understated accent. 

In other news this week, Milan Fashion Week came to a close, with editors and buyers schlepping over to Paris for the final SS23 pit stop. The not so-Shygirl became an official Calvin Klein model, Riccardo Tisci announced his departure from Burberry – with Daniel Lee stepping into the role – while Kanye West waded into his (flip) flop era. Elsewhere, Raf Simons shifted the date of his formerly-cancelled London fashion show, and Karl Lagerfeld was made the subject of the Met’s next exhibition. For everything else that may have passed you by, click through the gallery below.