By  on April 3, 2011

PARIS — Hermès International and Jean Paul Gaultier — unlikely bedfellows since 1999 — moved a step closer to a full divorce Friday when Hermès said it has initiated discussions to sell its 45 percent stake in Gaultier following “an expression of interest from potential buyers.”

This story first appeared in the April 4, 2011 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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