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Peter Dundas, Zac Posen and the House of Carven the Latest Players in Designer Musical Chairs

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There are some major changes going on in the fashion industry, which seems to play a game of designer musical chairs every few months. This particular go-round includes Peter Dundas, who is said to have shown his final collection for Emilio Pucci this weekend. The designer showed another set of spectacularly printed pieces before taking his bow at the helm of the house. Now, all eyes are on Dundas to see what he does next, with many speculating that the designer could be headed back to Roberto Cavalli, where he worked from 2002 to 2005. 

Zac Posen is another designer possibly playing a huge role in this round of shake-ups. According to Page Six, Posen has been tapped to lead the revived house of Charles James. Posen seems like an excellent choice — James was known for the grandeur of his gowns and if anyone has that spirit running through his veins, it’s Posen, whose ballooning skirts and figure-flattering silhouettes have made him a red carpet favorite for many celebrities. The resurrected label is a pet project of Harvey Weinstein, who has tapped his wife and Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman to serve as a creative consultant for the brand. Marchesa co-founder Keren Craig and CEO Edward Chapman have also signed on to serve in the position alongside Georgina.

Carven is going through a few changes of its own — the house has announced two artistic directors for its womenswear line, Adrien Caillaudaud and Alexis Martial. Their very first collection for the label will be shown on Thursday, so we will get a peek at how the pair, both alums of Givenchy, worked together this season. 

[via Page Six, WWD, Vogue UK]