A court in Nanterre, France, confirmed Thursday it will hold a hearing in the case pitting Françoise Bettencourt Meyers against photographer François-Marie Banier on July 1, 2, 5 and 6. Bettencourt Meyers originally brought the lawsuit against Banier in December 2007. She alleges Banier’s “exploitation of weakness” of her mother, 87-year-old Liliane Bettencourt, who gave him assets valued at almost 1 billion euros, or $1.35 billion at current exchange. Bettencourt, the daughter of L’Oréal’s founder, argues she is sound and acting on her own free will.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)