These days designers are considered extremely lucky to remain in charge of any house for a decade. Last week, Kris Van Assche wrapped up his 11th year in one of the industry’s most watched labels, Dior Homme.
As he greeted editors backstage after the Chanel haute couture show, what was Karl Lagerfeld wearing? But, of course it was a double breasted black tuxedo jacket by Hedi Slimane – the designer of the moment in Paris.
LVMH, in a major surprise, has appointed Hedi Slimane as the new Artistic, Creative and Image Director of Céline. The appointment takes effect on February 1. He succeeds Phoebe Philo who quit the house this autumn.
Sidney Toledano is to resign from his position as CEO of Christian Dior and be replaced by Pietro Beccari, CEO of Fendi, in a significant change of management within LVMH. And more changes are in the pipeline.