PARIS — Hermès International has opened its second-largest unit worldwide in a former swimming pool — and welcomed a surprising guest to its opening cocktail party: actress Salma Hayek, aka the wife of PPR chief François-Henri Pinault.
Her arrival at the event Thursday night caused ripples not only because of her short red Gucci bustier dress, but because of the context: Hermès has become embroiled in a media battle with luxury mogul Bernard Arnault since LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton last month revealed its surprise acquisition of 17.1 percent of its shares.
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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?"