POWER RANGERS: Fashion makes a strong showing in French Vanity Fair’s second annual ranking of the 50 most influential French people, led by Valérie Hermann, president of Ralph Lauren Luxury Collections, a new entry at No. 6.
Nicolas Ghesquière, artistic director of women’s collections at Louis Vuitton, ranks 11, followed by Hedi Slimane, artistic director of Saint Laurent at 13, both designers well ahead of French President François Hollande, lodged in 22nd place.
Other fashion folk in the list include model Camille Rowe-Pourcheresse at 10; Tiffany honcho Frédéric Cumenal at 31; Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing at 32; Eurazeo’s Virgine Morgon, the woman behind the fund’s investments in Moncler and Desigual, at 37; actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, Ghesquière’s muse at 38; and model/writer Caroline de Maigret at 49.
Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, tops the list and appears on the cover of the December issue, which hit newsstands today.