CHANEL AT THE CENTER OF RIOTS

Stores across the borough including Chanel in Soho and Coach in Midtown were targeted by unruly protesters in the fourth night of demonstrations over the death of Floyd. The police kept an eye on the Chanel Boutique, Probably Afro-Americans with no taste. Surprisingly, the boutique Vuitton has not been affected by riots, probably because the…

TIFFANY ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING

A woman walks at Tiffany & Co. and designer boutiques of Manhattan and Paris are feeling the chill of a Chinese economic slowdown that has hammered automakers and other industries. That is jolting brands such as Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co that increasingly rely on Chinese customers who spend $90 billion a year on…

L’INSTITUT DE LA MOCHE

La France possède une chapelle « sex-teen »comme une académie de la littérature posthume, une Chambre Syndicale qui a voulu ces dernières années changer de nom, mais qui n’a pas changé de substance, et qui est restée nocive pour la profession. Engendrée post-mortem au grand Jacques, un Grumler de haute naissance, un génie des «…

LANVIN A MILLION DOLLAR BABY

As with many fashion executives the world over, Joann Cheng the chairwoman of Fosun Fashion Group, had a litany of urgent challenges brought to her desk by the outbreak of the coronavirus. The owner of fashion brands including Lanvin, Caruso, St. John Knits and Wolford, among others, was facing widespread production delays, order cancellations from multiple…

JE VOUS JURE J’AI LA GAULE

Voici la petite histoire d’une grande cuisine de quartier. C’est l’époque d’un Paris qui n’avait pas encore subi les travaux du baron Haussmann. Et dans la rue du Louvre, il y avait une petite rue, qui croise la rue Saint-Honoré là où autrefois les fondations de Philippe Auguste existaient encore, qui se nommait rue des…

CHLOÉ FASHION PETITION

Chloé Signs Petition to Overhaul Fashion Calendar. “While it boasts an impressive list of signatories, the petition was for a more sensible and sustainable fashion calendar spearheaded by Dries Van Noten did not manage to rope in any brand from Europe’s three big luxury groups until now. We has learned that Chloé chief executive officer…

FRAGRANCE FÉCONDATION WEBINAR

The Fragrance Foundation is bringing its awards online finalists will be announced via webinar. The awards ceremony, annually held at Lincoln Center, has been postponed to September and is being planned as a livestream. The Fragrance Foundation has also moved the consumer choice voting to August, ahead of the event. We’re hoping this will help…

ALBER SAID THANK YOU

The former Lanvin designer, now in the throes of getting his Richemont-backed start-up AZ Fashion up and running, lauded those on health-care’s front lines for “coming to work day after day with so much courage and passion, to help, to take care of us, to be there when we really really need you. You’re the…

HEAD OF ACTIVE COSMETICS

L’Oréal has named Myriam Cohen-Welgryn to head its active cosmetics division, bringing in a consumer goods veteran with experience in corporate environmental policies to run its fastest-growing business and join the group’s executive committee. Cohen-Welgryn will report to Nicolas Hieronimus and succeeds longtime L’Oreal executive Brigitte Liberman, who will retire at the end of the…

KARL AND THE FAST FASHION

It was a Big bang that the Lagerfeld for H&M project while he had never visited an H&M store himself, the designer noticed young people in his studio wearing its clothes, and he knew it eclipsed all other fashion brands withe of its mighty distribution network, then numbering about 1,000 stores in 19 countries. Yet…

PARIS RETURN EMPIRE OF SHOPPING

The first, post-coronavirus shopping day in the French capital got off to a bumpy start on Monday, but by mid-afternoon a number of streets  and some stores, too  were buzzing with activity. Tension had run high in the days leading up to France’s first opening day on Monday. People would be allowed to move around…

MAUREEN CHIQUET A GOLDEN GOOSE

Former Chanel global chief executive officer Maureen Chiquet will be named president of Golden Goose next month, signaling the brand’s intention to further develop its U.S. market. The appointment is expected to be finalized after the closing of the sale of the Italian brand to Permira, expected on June 10. Chiquet succeeds Patrizio di Marco, who…

SONIA SPIRIT ARE YOU THERE ?

Reopening social media, by the end of this week, will serve as a link with brand followers, said Eric and Michael Dayan. The brand’s previous owner, Fung Brands, which had bought the brand from the founding family in 2012, invested hundreds of millions of euros into the house, including 50th anniversary celebrations throughout 2018. They sought…

LUXE OU LA GÉNÉROSITÉ DU MÉPRIS

Leur slogan est :« Dérober en grand et restituer en petit, c’est cela la nouvelle philanthropie ! » Le Seigneur des Arnault, symbole de réussite, qui prône le libéralisme débridé, n’hésite jamais à profiter des aides des finances publics tel que son groupe de presse qui bénéficie actuellement du chômage partiel. C’est donc l’Etat qui…

LAFAYETTE SAME LEVEL AS SAMARITAINE

Galeries Lafayette’s Nicolas Houzé Preps the Family Store for Reopening. The fabled Parisian department store may return to business on May 11. Century-old family business Galeries Lafayette has been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. Stores remain shut, tourists are not likely to return to the French capital anytime soon, consumption forecasts look dicey, sales are…

PARADISE ISLAND EXILE

On his island, billionaire Richard Branson confined out of reality. To live rich and happy, let’s live in hiding.” Richard Branson never liked this adage, which was a bit tampered with. The 69-year-old British billionaire has always preferred light and excitement. On Twitter, he presents himself as “a tie-allergic adventurer, philanthropist and troublemaker”. From time…

GIGI INGLORIOUS BÂTARD

L’Internet s’est embrasé cette semaine lorsque la rumeur a circulé selon laquelle Gigi Hadid et Zayn Malik attendent leur premier enfant, et Vogue ajoute « ensemble » de peur que la belle puisse avoir été fécondée par une éprouvette. Le bel objet Hadid, fantasme de tous les hommes avec ses jambes plus longues que le…

POUSSIÈRE DE L’IMAGINAIRE

Tracer sur lui et pouvoir aussitôt l’effacer avec la main, il est né du désir de retrouver l’éphémère, et pourtant, il marque le cristal et le verre à jamais. Un petit dessin intime qui grave et personnalise un flacon et abrase sa clairvoyance comme pourrait le faire un Seigneur agacé de ne pas être écouté….