Chairman and chief executive, LVMH
Bernard Arnault is a constant at French luxury group LVMH, owner of luxury brands including Celine, Louis Vuitton and Dior. In July this year, it acquired a minority stake in British brand Stella McCartney. Moschino’s Gabriele Maggio was appointed CEO of the label, and the eponymous founder stayed on as creative director. Last month, LVMH bought iconic US jeweller Tiffany & Co for €14.7bn (£12.6bn), and said the purchase would “strengthen its position” in the jewellery market.
Louis Vuitton’s New Bond Street store reopened its in October in a burst of colour. The luxury brand drove revenue growth at its parent group, where income at its “fashion and leather goods” division increased 18% to €15.9bn (£13.8bn) for the nine months to 30 September.
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