Emmanuel Macron fêted fashion creativity with a gilded dinner inside the Élysée Palace on Monday night, praising the imaginative foreign elements in the industry, but picking out Jean-Paul Gaultier for special praise.
The panel, which includes the likes of Carine Roitfeld, Elie Saab, Naomi Campbell, Pierpaolo Piccioli, and Yoon Ahn, will assemble in Doha, Qatar to choose five winners from five womenswear categories.
A few days after Massimo Piombini’s departure from Balmain was made official, his new professional challenge has been revealed: he will become the CEO of the OTB group’s leading label, Diesel, in February 2020.
Instead of leading in fashion education, Paris has historically dawdled behind its greatest rivals. Though that seems very likely to change, and quickly, thanks to a major new project launched in Paris with the IFM.
The French label is focusing on accessories and is working to transform its customer relationship approach by taking a close interest in its followers, as CEO Massimo Piombini explained at a symposium in Milan.