WSJ Magazine March 2009 : Bernard Arnault by Mario Testino

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  1. MissMagAddict

    MissMagAddict The future is stupid

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    Source | The Wall Street Journal [magazine.wsj.com] | By Elva Ramirez

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    Excerpts from the article. To read it in it's entirity, go here:http://magazine.wsj.com/features/the-big-interview/being-arnault


     
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    source | wsj.magazine

    The Women of Gucci

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    From left to right...

    Valerie Hermann
    CEO Yves Saint Laurent


    Isabelle Guichot
    President & CEO Balenciaga

    Karen Lombardo
    Executive VP Gucci Group Global Human Resources

    Mimi Tang
    CEO Gucci Group Asia-Pacific

    Mimma Viglezio
    Executive VP Gucci Group Global Communications


    To See more go here: http://magazine.wsj.com/features/the-women/the-women-of-gucci/
     
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    source | wsj.magazine

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    "Diane von Furstenberg turned the wrap dress into an empire.
    Now she’s trying to protect the industry from piracy. She wears
    a suit of her own design and jewelry from her personal collection."

    To read more, go here: http://magazine.wsj.com/hunter/rebel-yell/being-diane-von-furstenberg/
     
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    Source | wsj.magazine | by Teri Agins

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    To read more, go here: http://magazine.wsj.com/hunter/the-partnership/soul-sisters/
     
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  5. liberty33r1b

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    oh what a great issue! i really enjoyed the article on Arnault and DVF. thanks for posting!
     
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    Oh woah, fantastic issue, MissMagAddict thanks a million for posting it all here, truly.

    As soon as i have more time i will read all the articles, since they all look worth reading.I love Diane even more than her clothes, she is just lovely. :wub:
     
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    MissMagAddict thank you so much :woot:

    This is one interesting issue, such a great read!
     
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    WJS Magazine ... Online has contacted us and invites our members to visit their site to view these and many other articles about fashion in this exciting issue.

    Thank you for bringing this to our attenion, MissMagAddict!
     
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    Interesting article, now I've got to read the whole article on the site :flower:
     
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    Thank you for taking care of editing the posts BetteT... much appreciated :flower:
     
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    it's very informatif and interesting, finally i quite knows about those CEOs. thx for sharing this MMA :)
     
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    i know it's Bernard Arnault and not a model ...
    but he looks pretty weird on this cover ...
    except the black tie and his short hair (don't suit him at all ...) he's dressed very elegant and 'fresh' .... maybe because of this watch ...

    thanks MMA and BetteT
     
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    i like the cover. he looks very 'inviting'..
     
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    was this published this weekend?
     
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    For the States it was with The Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition... Saturday, March 6th
     
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    ^^thanks a lot!!
    it's good to get this kind of insight to the business side of fashion. specially when it's the chairman of the biggest fashion group we're talking about!!!
    i'm surprised to hear about the collaboration between Pinault and him in times of crisis.
    i mean, you dont have to know that much about strategies, the prisoner's dilemma and things like that to be aware of the risks you are taking :lol:
     
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    After reading this, I can understand why Galliano's genius has been lacking recently.
     
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    Many skeletons in his closet, but Arnault made the fashion what it is today, whether we like it or not.

    He is the person who made fashion something profitable for many many people. Obviously, without John, Marc, Karl, Hedi or Alexander, people would not 'fall in love' with it, but he was the one paying all the bills and making EVERYONE see and appreciate it, all around the world - from Japan to LA.

    I read a book about him though - he can be vicious, menacing and a total control freak in every sense of the term. Anna is not alone.
     
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    impressive business acumen...
    Appearances aside and with the recent cut throat designer musical chairs, I am most interested to know which are the houses that are making money? which are not?
    like i am sure not all the houses under the LVMH stable is making money?
    versus the rest? privately owned Chanel, Hermes?
    and individual designers? Theyskens (not having his own line though) and the likes, how do they survivie without major financial backup?
     
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    ^ Givenchy is still not making any money, I hear, believe it or not.

    Chanel and Hermes are pretty steady - I imagine Chanel making more. They sell a lot of 'products' like accessories, leather goods, fragrance of course, make-up skincare... I mean, these houses earn the most amount of money through luxury goods, instead of dresses/clothing for a long time now.

    Dior is selling a lot of clothes, much more than LV. And obviously LV sells an insane amount of city bags, not that much luggage though. Shoes are quite steady. Dior also sells so much fragrance, make-up etc. So much, that it is one of the leaders in cosmetics. That is why couture shows still matter - much cheaper advertising actually, in many ways for a perfume release than endless print campaigns.

    LVMH also owns Sephora and eluxury.com. I do not know how much clothing Fendi sells, but I guess their leather goods must also be thriving year after year with very successful releases.

    Armani earns like crazy, Valentino sold his label, Versace is earning money now, and I am sure Dolce is doing pretty well. McQueen is not very successful though, in terms of sales. Yet, Gucci is behind him. Again, I am not sure how much clothes Bottega sells in comparison to their bags. I mean I am sure they do, but most of these brands, including even Gucci, earn a lot from leather goods. That is why Versace struggles so much, in many ways. Still there is not a successful and steady accessory line that we can talk about, when we compare the label to the likes of Chanel.

    Also, it is said Prada is still struggling after some pretty terrible business moves, with Fendi, Jil Sander etc. Even though the sales are good, profits are still not soaring, I heard. But it is hard to imagine, since their bags, shoes, and also clothes, sell pretty well.
     

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