PARIS — Improved sales at Gucci and Puma helped lift PPR to better-than-expected second-quarter sales.
Sales in the three months through June 30 improved 4.5 percent to 4.97 billion euros, or $7.77 billion, from 4.47 billion euros, or $6.99 billion, in the year-ago period, headlined by 8.8 percent growth in luxury and 6.3 percent growth at Puma. Currency conversions were made at average exchange rates for the respective periods.
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?"