Will the luxury firm's other investments work out better?
Twenty-eight-year-old French couturier Maxime Simoens will debut his first ever ready-to-wear collection in Paris on March 3, thanks to a little financial boost from mega luxury conglomerate LVMH, who yesterday confirmed its investment in Simoens's young label.
Twenty-seven year old French designer Maxime Simoens may not be going to Dior anytime soon, but LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault may still be courting him for something. WWD's Miles Socha is reporting that Arnault is investing in Simoens' eponymous label, which is only two years old. Quite a departure from Arnault's recent targets like Bulgari and Hermès.
Another day, another designer leaves his job to maybe go to Dior. Stefano Pilati isn't the only designer showing his final collection for his French fashion house employer in Paris today. However, in the case of young French designer Maxime Simoens, it is also his first. Simoens began his role as creative director of Leonard last October and showed his first collection for the brand today, just as WWD reports he is expected to part ways with the brand. Why so soon?
Beyoncé has never been afraid to take risks with her wardrobe choices, whether it's Thierry Mugler, who created her tour wardrobe in 2009, McQueen or Givenchy couture, both of which she wore in the "Girls" video; or even a Tina Knowles creation. Her looks are always daring and transformative. For her latest fold-out album cover, the Times notes, Beyoncé's signature bold looks are there, but the big designer names are not. On the cover, she wears a fur stole by up-and-coming French designer Alexandre Vauthier, who she also wore on stage at Glastonbury recently, where she outshined the mud-covered masses in a gold sequined number by the designer.