BOY ZONE: Part of Coco Chanel’s fashion legacy was the way she slyly borrowed elements of men’s wear and adapted them for women. Word has it Karl Lagerfeld will underline this point at his Chanel show on Friday by having several boys mixed in with the female models on the runway. It’s not the launch of a men’s line. What’s good for her will be good for him — tweed jackets and all.

SUIT CASE: Marcello Bottoli, the former chief executive of Louis Vuitton, has landed at another luggage giant. On Wednesday, he was named the new president and ceo of Samsonite Corp., which sells north of 10 million bags each year and was recapitalized last summer. Bottoli, who will spend the next month packing his bags and traveling between Asia, Europe and the U.S., will be initially based out of Samsonite’s operational base in Belgium. Bottoli, who came to the fashion world from Reckitt Benckiser, was president of Louis Vuitton from September 2001 until January 2003. You know what they say about being bitten by the travel bug.

To Read the Full Article

Tap into our Global Network

Of Industry Leaders and Designers

load comments
blog comments powered by Disqus