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Marc Jacobs to Dior, Phoebe Philo to Vuitton?

Much has been speculated ever since Dior’s creative head John Galliano fell from grace due to an anti-Semitism scandal five months ago. Everyone from Azzedine Alaia to Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci has been named as a potential replacement in the process. But when respected trade publication Women’s Wear Daily adds water to the rumor mill, it [...]

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LVMH boss gets own rap song

Rappers’ fascination with luxury brands is far from dying down: following this summer’s surprise hit “Gucci Gucci” by Kreayshawn, it is Soulja Boy who is expressing his fashion love with an EP dedicated to Bernard Arnault. Soulja Boy has turned his attention to Arnault’s signature brand Louis Vuitton, offering lyrics such as: “It don’t make [...]

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New artistic directors at Kenzo

LVMH on Tuesday announced the appointment of Humberto Leon and Carol Lim as artistic directors of the ready-to-wear label Kenzo with immediate effect. They replace Sardinian designer Antonio Marras, who has held the post for eight years and who shows his own name label in Milan, “After eight successful years, LVMH and Antonio Marras have [...]

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LVMH plans behind-the-scenes days this fall

Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy has announced open days at their European artisan workshops, ateliers, and vineyards for two days in October. WWD reports that on the 15th and 16th of the month, the public will be able to experience what happens behind the doors of the luxury conglomerate’s brands that include fashion houses Louis Vuitton, [...]

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Moet Hennessy to make bubbly in China

Moet Hennessy, the wine and spirits arm of LVMH luxury group, said Thursday it was planting its first vineyard in China to produce a premium sparkling wine. The 66-hectare (163-acre) vineyard will be planted as a joint venture with the publicly-owned agricultural development firm of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwestern China. The maker [...]

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World’s Most Valuable Luxury Brands

Louis Vuitton is the world’s most valuable luxury brand for the sixth consecutive year according to Millward Brown Optimor’s 2011 BrandZ study. The brand, owned by Paris-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has a value of $24.3 billion, an increase of 23 percent from 2010. That’s almost as much as the combined values of Hermes, [...]

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