PARIS — Philippe Farnier has been named managing director for France for Parfums Christian Dior. He succeeds Gilles Dougoud in the post at the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned company.
Farnier’s most recent position was at YSL Beauté, where he served as managing director for France since 2006. He joined that group, which is now part of L’Oréal, in 2003. Farnier has also held positions at Kraft Jacobs Suchard and Heineken.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"