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Philippe Cassegrain, president of Longchamp, dies aged 83

By
AFP
Translated by
Nicola Mira
Published
Nov 30, 2020

French luxury leather goods label Longchamp announced on Monday that its president, Philippe Cassegrain, has died aged 83.


Philippe Cassegrain has died - AFP Martin Bureau


Longchamp indicated that Cassegrain, who spent 60 years with the group, died following complications from a Covid-19 infection.

In the course of his career, Cassegrain notably designed the famous Le Pliage handbag, in 1993, one of the highest-selling handbags worldwide.

Longchamp was founded in 1948 by Philippe Cassegrain's father, and is currently led by his son Jean.

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