LVMH and Hermès Declare a Truce The acrimonious, four-year standoff between the French luxury rivals has ended in a surprise entente cordiale. By Miles Socha and Paulina Szmydke on September 3, 2014 PARIS — The acrimonious, four-year standoff between LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Hermès International has ended in a surprise entente cordiale. This story first appeared in the September 4, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today. To continue reading this article... Subscribe Now Log In WWD logo This Article is Exclusive to Archive Subscribers To read the full article please contactWWD's Subscription Customer Service.