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Azzaro Parts Ways With Maxime Simoëns

PARIS — Loris Azzaro is parting ways with Maxime Simoëns after two years, the company said Monday.
The French designer was named artistic director of the house in 2017, overseeing its couture collections, ready-to-wear lines and men’s and women’s accessories. He presented his last collection for Azzaro, inspired by Studio 54, during Paris Couture Week in January.
“The couture house of Azzaro and its artistic director Maxime Simoëns are announcing the end of their partnership [after] four seasons. Azzaro thanks him for his contribution [to] the renewal of the house,” the brand said in a statement.
Azzaro said it would present a collection during the next couture week in July, but did not provide additional details.
Celebrity fans of Simoëns’ sexy and graphic dresses include Mélanie Laurent, Rachel McAdams, Beyoncé, Léa Seydoux and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
A graduate of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Simoëns in the early stages of his career was hailed as a wunderkind after making the shortlist for the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography in 2008, at age 25, with Bernard Arnault making an investment in his fledgling business in 2012.
Since joining the calendar in 2011, his presence has been patchy, however. Having experimented with showing in the

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