Today’s Fashion Headlines: LVMH Museum, Dov Charney’s Legal Action, Zadig & Voltaire’s Fragrance Deal

June 23, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

The Louis Vuitton Foundation in the Bois de Boulogne

LVMH Museum Opening in October

LVMH head Bernard Arnault has announced October 27th as the opening day for the highly anticipated Foundation Louis Vuitton. The Frank Gehry designed museum, situated on the outskirts on Paris, will house the luxury conglomerate’s corporate art collection and will no doubt be a cultural and architectural attraction. The art will comprise of works mainly from the 20th and 21st centuries and the foundation’s mission is “to encourage and promote contemporary artistic creation both in France and internationally.” In addition to its permanent collection, the space will display temporary exhibitions and there is an auditorium for events and performances. Covering 126,000 square feet, the structure features 11 galleries, gardens and terraces with beautiful views of Paris. The first exhibition will feature Gehry’s architectural project for the foundation and is scheduled for October 8th to January 5th, 2015.

Dov Charney Planning Legal Counterattack

Former American Apparel CEO and president Dov Charney is fighting back. After being ousted from his company last week after years of inappropriate misconduct, Charney is plotting legal action that could take place very soon. “They pushed him out the door with their right hand and dragged [or attempted to drag] him back in with the left hand. Dov Charney is not going quietly into the night. There’s going to be a lot more happening on Monday,” said an inside source. Charney has also been talking to supporters about making changes in management at the company he founded. The misbehaving former CEO has made it very clear he is not leaving the company willingly. Stay tuned for more details, as this drama is far from over!

 Zadig & Voltaire Signs 15-Year Fragrance Deal

French fashion brand Zadig & Voltaire will be creating more perfumes in the very near future. The company has just inked a 15-year deal with Shiseido’s Beauté Prestige International. BPI’s portfolio of fragrance brands includes Elie Saab, Issey Miyake, Narciso Rodriguez, Azzedine Alaïa and Burberry. The company is looking to sign even more brands as its Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance license will end in the middle of 2016. Groupe Clarins held Zadig & Voltaire’s fragrance license previously.

– Claire Mykrantz

Source: WWD, WSJ

Image: WWD

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