POWER RANGERS: Fashion makes a strong showing in French Vanity Fair’s third annual ranking of the 50 most influential French people, led by Olivier Rousteing, at No. 9 (rising by 23 positions, from No. 32 in 2014). This puts the Balmain designer ahead of French President François Hollande, lodged in 15th place.
Other people on the list include actresses Léa Seydoux, Bond girl and Miu Miu’s face, at No. 2, and Marion Cotillard, the Oscar winner and one of Dior’s brand ambassadors, at 10th; Francis Kurdjian, perfumer, at 31; Mathilde Thomas, Caudalie founder and author of the popular guide “The French Beauty Solution”, at 42; model Aya Jones, at 44; L’Oréal chief digital officer and member of the company’s executive committee Lubomira Rochet, at 47; Olivier Saillard, director of the fashion museum Palais Galliera in Paris, at 49.
Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Renault-Nissan, tops the list of the January issue.
Also in the issue, Vestiaire Collective’s Sébastien Fabre and Sophie Hersan, respectively the European e-tailer of pre-owned fashion and accessories, founder and chief executive officer and its co-founder overseeing style, are featured in the magazine’s “Le Gang de” (or ‘The Gang of’ in English) section. In the photograph, they appear surrounded by 11 collaborators and friends, including Ralph Toledano, president of the Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode, and Thierry Gillier, Zadig & Voltaire’s founder.