>> 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....

The British Advertising Standards Authority has spoken out once again. This time the advertising watchdog has banned an ad for Marc Jacobs's new perfume, Oh, Lola!. The ad features actress Dakota Fanning and was shot by famed fashion photographer Juergen Teller. The ASA claims they have...

as market circumstances allow, thus turning up the heat in its disputed attempt to build a bigger stake in family controlled Hermes. Hermes declined to comment on this latest LVMH shot in its battle to remain independent of the big diversified luxury products group controlled by French...

Despite earlier reports suggesting John Galliano would eventually be invited back to the helm of his namesake label, LVMH CEO Bernard Arnaulttold the New York Times' Cathy Horyn that the disgraced designer is not welcome at LVMH. "He will not be working for LVMH," Arnault said after the Dior...

, the Fondation Louis Vuittonwill enable a broad public to enjoy a multitude of artistic creations, deepening LVMH's ongoing commitment to promoting culture. Devoted to contemporary art, the charitable museum will welcome the public for free for three days via reservation ahead of the official...

" Hermès Wants LVMH to Cut Stake to Free Up Shares in the Market (Bloomberg) "Hermès wants LVMH to reduce its stake by more than half to free up shares on the open market... With the family controlling more than 70 percent of Hermès stock, ‘it's not normal' that LVMH Chief Executive Officer...

departure for Hermès's strategy in the country, where it already has two branches in Delhi and Pune, both in hotels... The process has taken them 18 months and it is hoped that the store will inspire other businesses to help revive and restore the area." Forecast-beating LVMH lifts stake in...

× 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...

The company characterized its stake as "strategic and long-term," and that it doesn't seek control of the company, which got its start making saddles back in 1837. But the family behind Hermès doubts the sincerity of LVMH Chairman Bernard Arnault, who has expanded his luxury-goods empire by...

 

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