Born in France in 1978, Guillaume Henry studied at the Beaux-Arts of Troyes before pursuing fashion at the Duperré School of Design, Fashion and Creation followed by IFM, the Institut Français de la Mode. After graduating, he quickly made a name for himself at Givenchy under the direction of Julian MacDonald and Riccardo Tisci, then at Paule Ka for 3 years. In 2009, at the age of 30, Henry took over the artistic direction of Carven, where he revived the heritage house’s ready-to-wear with a fresh and modern take on feminine dressing. With a breath of new life, Carven became a must-have brand and saw commercial success from its very first collection. In 2015, Henry was appointed as Creative Director of Nina Ricci,where he conceived a wardrobe that was impressively delicate and sophisticated while remaining current and youthful. In September 2018, LVMH named Henry Artistic Director of the Jean Patou house, now Patou.
Jean Patou, born in 1887, founded his first fashion house when he was only 23 years old. With the Jean Patou brand, created in 1914, “the most elegant man in Europe”, according to the American press, revolutionized women’s fashion.
The House, which became a fashion institution, saw illustrious designers one after another, such as Marc Bohan (1953–1957), Karl Lagerfeld (1958–1963), Jean Paul Gaultier (1963–1974) and Christian Lacroix (1981–1987).
In 2018, the Jean Patou house was reborn with a new name, Patou, and a new artistic director, Guillaume Henry.
Fashion shows & sales campaign
Paris women's fall-winter 21 / 22 Wed. March 03 2021 at 5.00pm