After half a century of loyal and honourable service, Marie-Louise de Clermont-Tonnerre has left the Parisian label. She joined Chanel in 1971 and set up the PR department, notably overseeing brand communications.
A book surely destined to make a brilliant TV series is Miss Dior, A Story of Courage and Couture, the dark yet beautiful tale of Catherine Dior, muse and sister of Christian and a brave member of the French Resistance.
British tennis star Emma Raducanu has deepened her links to luxury giant LVMH and has been signed up as Dior’s newest celebrity ambassador, underlining the A-list status she achieved when she won the US open.
London-based designer Ifeanyi Okwuadi won the fashion prize hands down at the 36th edition of the French festival, which placed a strong emphasis on sustainability, while Capucine Huguet won the accessories prize.
According to the second Clair Report on retained brand value from resale marketplace Rebag, the strongest handbag labels in 2021 were once again Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. But Bottega Veneta is hot on their heels.