The Uruguay-born designer is taking over from Natacha Ramsay-Levi, whose departure from Chloé was announced officially on December 3. Gabriela Hearst will present her first collection for the French label next spring.
Kering’s eyewear business has announced a partnership with Chloé. Kering Eyewear will design, produce, and distribute eyewear for Chloé (Richemont), taking over from its previous partner Marchon Group.
As sales are seen to be slowing down, and with the arrival of a new CEO, French label Chloé might, according to some sources, be about to dismiss its creative director for ready-to-wear, leather goods and accessories.
At the Hyères Festival, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, creative director of Chloé and chair of the event’s fashion prize jury, enjoyed an off-the-cuff conversation about contemporary fashion design with FashionNetwork.com.
On Thursday evening, a warm atmosphere and a packed Villa Noailles forecourt greeted Jean-Pierre Blanc as he inaugurated the 34th Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival, set up by Blanc himself in 1985.
The 34th Hyères Fashion Festival begins on Thursday, with a busy programme of exhibitions, shows, competition and conferences, with Natacha Ramsay-Levy as guest of honour and the Chanel-sponsored Métiers d’art Prize.
Lanvin has held initial talks with Haider Ackermann in recent weeks as its new Chinese owners search for a creative director. However, it remains unclear whether Fosun International will hire him, sources have said.