MILAN — After 17 years, the licensing agreement between Aeffe SpA and Jean Paul Gaultier has come to an end. The announcement, made in a joint statement at the end of trading day on Monday, confirms an earlier WWD report that day. The two parties “have come to a mutual agreement not to renew the contract,” effective with the spring/summer 2013 collection, said the statement.
“Jean Paul Gaultier would like to thank Aeffe for the long and fruitful partnership,” while Aeffe expressed “satisfaction with these many years of collaboration,” wishing Gaultier “all the bestfor the future.”
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