Jean Paul Gaultier Parting With Aeffe

The Italian manufacturer has produced the designer's signature collection since the mid-Nineties.

EURO VISION: Jean Paul Gaultier is parting ways with Aeffe SpA, the Italian manufacturer that has produced his signature collection since the mid-Nineties, WWD has learned. According to market sources, publicly traded Aeffe could announce a separation as early as today. Gaultier’s plans for his top line could not immediately be learned.

Aeffe recently struck a deal with Emanuel Ungaro to produce and distribute its women’s clothing and accessories. Aeffe controls the Alberta Ferretti, Moschino and Pollini brands and also produces the Cacharel and Cédric Charlier labels.

This story first appeared in the October 22, 2012 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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