Don O’Neill is no longer the creative director of THEIA.
The Irish fashion designer launched the New York-based eveningwear and bridal label in 2009 and some of his creations became famous for being worn by the likes of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Oprah Winfrey, Taylor Swift, and Khloe Kardashian.
Over the weekend, O’Neill took to Instagram to reveal that THEIA was being restructured as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and he would subsequently no longer serve as creative director.
“All of our lives have been greatly impacted by the global pandemic of Covid-19, and It is with a heavy heart that I announce, THEIA is being re-structured and I, and many others will no longer be part of it,” he wrote.
“I created the brand from a flash of inspiration when THEIA, The goddess of light sparked in my mind 11 years ago. It has been an extraordinary journey… I set forth to design luxurious evening and bridal dresses, that would be cut and shaped to flatter all women, so that they would feel beautiful and confident, allowing their inner light to shine brightly, which I achieved with the love, support and guidance of so many many amazing people.”
The 54-year-old concluded his post by insisting he was remaining positive about the “new exciting chapter” in his life and revealing he was in the process of writing a memoir.
“During the lock down I began writing a book on my life story, it has been quite the journey so far and I look forward to seeing how the story continues,” he teased.
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