The jewellery house Mellerio is opening a pop-up store at Galeries Lafayette, Coty is separating from its CEO, Jean-Paul Gaultier goes animal fur free and the other news of the day.
Mellerio Pop Up store at Galeries Lafayette
For the first time, the Jewelry house Mellerio, existing since 1613, will move away from its legendary shop located in rue de la Paix in Paris. It will display its precious jewelry in an elegant and cosy place at Galeries Lafayette Haussman.
A selection of its emblematic and unique pieces of jewelry will be presented. Intertwined or curved patterns, graphic or architectural, a large selection of pieces will be selected.
From November 27, 2018 to January 7, 2019
1st floor of Galeries Lafayette Haussman
Coty replaces his CEO
Coty announces the resignation of its CEO Camillo Pane who mentioned “family reasons“.
He was replaced at the last minute by Pierre Laubies, graduated from Sciences Po Paris and La Sorbone. Pierre Laubies, 62, has spent most of his career in consumer products.
The American beauty and skincare products group was penalized by the impact of Hurricane Florence on its production and deliveries. It reported on friday a 7.7% decline in organic revenue from the first quarter to the end of September. It reached USD 2.03 billion (€1.77 billion), instead of the expected USD 2.17 billion according to the Refinitiv IBES consensus.
Jean Paul Gaultier goes animals fur free
Jean-Paul Gaultier has decided to give up animal fur. Indeed, the creator announced his decision on Canal + set.
After Donnatella Versace, Armani or Gucci, the designer follows the example.
“It is true that fur is more sensual than fake fur, which is unfortunate to say. But we can also find other ways to warm up. So maybe it will allow us to move towards a creative part that won’t hurt” he said.
Many animal welfare associations have praised the commitment of the famous designer. For PETA: “This excellent news comes after years of pressure from PETA and its affiliates, including the interruption of one of the designer’s shows in 2002 by an activist protesting her use of fur, and the irruption of activists in her Parisian shop in 2006, led by PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk. This is a strong signal, Jean-Paul Gaultier is internationally known“.
Dior opens a pop up store in New-York
Dior is betting on the United States with a pop-up store in Manhattan. The historic French house controlled by the LVMH group has opened a temporary store in the Meatpacking district of New York, with the aim of launching an e-commerce platform in the country.
The store offers a complete selection for women, men and children, designed by the artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri. It should remain open for about 4 months.
The opening corresponds to the launch of the e-shop, which will be launched on November 28 with a capsule designed by the creative director of the men’s line, Kim Jones in collaboration with American artist Kaws.
From February, the online shop will be extended to all other categories.
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