François-Henri Pinault PPR Page 1
You may know François-Henri Pinault as the CEO of PPR, that big ol’ conglomerate that owns Gucci Group, which includes Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and Balenciaga. You may also know him as Salma Hayek‘s husband. You probably don’t know him as Linda Evangelista‘s baby daddy. But, hey, he is!
By now you probably know that LVMH is trying to take over Hermès. Despite stating that “LVMH has no intention of launching a tender offer, taking control of Hermès, nor seeking board representation,” Hermès thinks LVMH’s intentions are less than noble. Yeah, they’re pissed. So in a move that said “F off, Bernard!” Hermès invited Salma Hayek to a cocktail party celebrating the opening of its Left Bank megastore. Hayek is, of course, wife to PPR chief (and LVMH rival) François-Henri Pinault.