Peter Copping Departs Nina Ricci

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Olivia Palermo and Peter Copping

Changes are coming for the French fashion house, starting with the creative director's exit

After spending five years at Nina Ricci, Peter Copping is departing the French fashion house as creative director, a position he's held since April 2009.

In an official release, Ralph Toledano, the president of Nina Ricci's parent company, thanked Copping for "his total commitment to Nina Ricci, and his contribution to the legacy of the house." Copping presented his last runway show for Nina Ricci during Paris Fashion Week on Sept. 25, which saw Olivia Palermo and DJ Mia Moretti in the front row.

The Parisian brand says it will "shortly announce" the name of its new creative director, though we have a pretty good idea as rumor has it that Carven's Guillaume Henry will likely take the helm at the label.

As for Copping, WWD reports that he's headed to Oscar de la Renta for a lead design role. Let the game of fashion musical chairs begin.