According to the rumours via DNR, Hedi Slimane is in talks with his old backer, Bernard Arnault, about launching a brand new collection under his own name. Monsieur Arnault is chair of Dior and LVMH, which owns Fendi, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton amongst others. He is also 7th richest man in the world so he’s a good bloke to be having a business lunch with.
As we know, earlier this year Slimane quit Dior Homme, allegedly
because he couldn’t reach an agreement with Dior about the terms of his
contract for his own label. Now the talks are apparently back on, but
everyone’s staying very tight-lipped about it, so don’t get too excited
Even if this doesn’t work out, WWD are reporting that he’s got another interested backer waiting in the wings: Diesel founder Renzo Rosso.
Funny to think this timid little creature has got the fashion world
wrapped round his finger. Look at his little face! He doesn’t look like
he could negotiate candy from a baby. I met him once and he seemed
completely terrified by me. Mind you, I was drunkedy drunk-drunk.
Anyway, watch this space. As soon as we know more, you’ll be the first we tell.
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