>> Some rumors have the Dior job signed and sealed — with Riccardo Tisci at the helm — but according to LVMH head Bernard Arnault, as of this morning, no decision had been made about John Galliano 's replacement. "We're thinking," he said at the Louis Vuitton show. Suzy Menkes reports: "People...

ON HIS way to creating the world's biggest luxury group and becoming the richest man in France, Bernard Arnault has made a career of swallowing grand, family-owned businesses. Over the years he has picked many a fight with founders of luxury firms, or their heirs, who were unwilling to sell....

" It sounds like the feeling is mutual from Louis Vuitton head Bernard Arnault. "I could have asked many other talented designers to do Dior , but it would not have been the same," Arnault told Tatler Asia . "Take Marc Jacobs, he has been a fantastic success at Vuitton, and he has a...

LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault is a powerful guy. A really powerful guy. So powerful, in fact, that he hung out with President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Tony Blair when he made his rounds in DC last week. The mogul was in town receiving the Corporate Citizenship award from the Woodrow Wilson...

," Arnault said after the Dior Homme show in Paris on Saturday. He also revealed that Galliano's longtime assistant Bill Gaytten is taking over as the creative director of the namesake label. (Gaytten bowed at the Galliano menswear show yesterday.) Although other executives at the luxury...

Bernard Arnault leads the richest lot of France by maintaining the number one position with a fortune of $38.6 billion. Luxury goods tycoon oversees an empire of 60 brands including Dom Perignon, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Sephora, all under the umbrella of LVMH. The 66 year old...

According to , Arnault's application will probably be rejected because he has not lived in Belgium for the required three years. He applied in September, not long after French President François Hollande decided to impose a 75 percent income tax on French citizens making €1 million or more...

When Japanese designer Kenzo Takada retired from his namesake fashion house in 1999, he swore he'd never work again. Just kidding! He just said he'd rather work in decor, and with his latest release, he isn't too far off: Kenzo designed and created a collection of fine jewelry for private...

LVMH chief Bernard Arnault laid any rumors to rest on Saturday, when hesaid of Galliano: "He will not be working for LVMH." Arnault added that after Galliano's arrest and dismissal from Dior and LVMH, "he didn't have the simple politeness to contact me." When asked if he had been concerned...

× RODEO DRIVE—LVMH chief exec and billionaire Bernard Arnault has purchased a storefront on tony Rodeo Drive for a cool $85 million. The LA Business Journal reports that this is probably the most anyone has ever paid (per square foot) for a Rodeo property. There's no word yet as to what he's...

 

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