Dior reveals destination for its May Cruise 2019 show
Dior announced its Cruise 2019 show will be held closer to home at the Grandes Écuries in Chantilly in the northern region of France on May 25th. The Great Stables house the Museum of the Horse and was built by Jean Aubert for the 7th prince of Condé Louis-Henri de Bourbon. The house’s artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri held her previous Cruise show in Calabasas, California, at the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve.
Karl Templer and Fabien Baron both left Interview
Both Karl Templer and Fabien Baron have left their roles at Andy Warhol-founded Interview Magazine. Templer was the magazines creative director and has of late been in headlines after accusations against the star stylist surfaced in a Boston Globe piece on sexual misconduct in the fashion industry, of which he has denied. Fabien Baron, veteran art director and the founder of Baron & Baron, was Interview’s editorial director. Interview is owned by Peter Brant who bought the publication in 1989 after Warhol’s death and was a friend of the artist. Page Six reported in February that Interview was dealing with landlord dispute and a multimillion-dollar lawsuit with Deborah Blasucci, who claimed she was fired because she “made too much money”. [Page Six]
Bloomberg Index ranks Bernard Arnault fourth in world, first in fashion
The Bloomberg Billionaires Index reported luxury conglomerate LVMH chairman and chief executive officer Bernard Arnault to have a worth of $79.3 billion, putting him ahead of Amancio Ortega which would make Arnault the richest person in fashion and fourth in the world. This week Arnault put to rest rumors LVMH was trying to acquire Chanel. The brand’s chief financial officer Philliple Blondiaux also told WWD, “We confirm that Chanel is not for sale and that these rumors are totally unfounded.”