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Alexander Wang‘s appointment at Balenciaga is quite a coup for the downtown designer, but also confusing. A young, contemporary designer at the helm of a 98-year-old French fashion house? Indeed, it sounds slightly off, but Balenciaga CEO Isabelle Guichot, Karl Lagerfeld, and more have all weighed in on why Wang was chosen to head the company. Today, it’s parent company PPR‘s turn.
PPR chairman and CEO François-Henri Pinault has added his voice to the chorus of opinions surrounding Hedi Slimane‘s debut collection for Saint Laurent. As it turns out, he liked the show, but definitely did not like being pulled into the drama.
Whether you like it or not, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have the world (or, at the very least, the Twitter world) at their feet. Now, they want to get your feet into their shoes.
In a surprising turn of events, Linda Evangelista and François-Henri Pinault have reached an agreement in regards to child support for their son, Augustin. The duo made the decision via telephone yesterday.
Linda Evangelista and François-Henri Pinault were back in family court on Friday to negotiate child support for their son, Augustin. They’ve been in and out of hearings (publicly, at least) since the supermodel announced that Pinault was the father of her child in 2011. Pinault has reportedly not paid for child support.
Linda Evangelista and her baby daddy François-Henri Pinault were in court on Thursday to negotiate child support for their 5-year-old son Augustin.
This was the week we saw Karl Lagerfeld without his signature shades. Frightening! This week was also Shark Week. A whole lot of crimes of fashion were committed — and we’re not just talking about Kate and Prince William‘s matching outfits. Plus, a 10-year-old model ignited a firestorm of industry controversy.
Earlier this week we learned the shocking amount of money Linda Evangelista is fighting to get in child support from her baby daddy Francois-Henri Pinault. And while at first glance the $46,000 a month the model is demanding might seem just a little excessive, the Wall Street Journal has managed to find away to make all the needs of little Augustin James seem downright appropriate.
This week there were more fancy weddings than you can shake a fallopian tube inspired hat at. There were also lawsuits, a couple big September issue reveals, and the revelation that one very bold-faced fashion name is the baby daddy of Linda Evangelista’s four-year-old son.
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.
When we think turbans, we think Prada. (We also think Sultan from Aladdin, but that’s besides the point.) When models paraded down Prada’s spring/summer 2007 runway in the Eastern-inspired headgear, they set off a virtual turban flurry that then quickly subsided. But alas! The turban is back in action!
The always chic auction house Christie’s has teamed up with NBC Universal and some of the most important people in the fashion industry to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day for “A Bid To Save The Earth,” a green auction scheduled for April 22nd.