By  on December 12, 2016

PARIS — Chandelier Creative, for the 12th installment of its “Truth-Tellers and Trouble Makers” Chandelier Salon Series on Friday, took over the Salon Pompadour at Le Meurice for a conversation on the theme of “Sleeping Beauties and Iconic Houses.” Topics included how to identify a sleeping beauty as opposed to a dormant dud, and the challenges of reawakening a fashion house in today’s digital world.

Gill Linton, founder of Byronesque, moderated the event, with a panel including designer and historian Olivier Châtenet and JW Anderson’s head of merchandising Olivier Legrand. But expert sleeping-beauties reviver Arnaud de Lummen stole the show. The French entrepreneur successfully revived and relaunched companies including Vionnet, sold to Matteo Marzotto and Gianni Castiglioni in 2006, who then sold the brand to Goga Ashkenazi in 2012; Moynat, sold to Groupe Arnault in 2010; and Paul Poiret, whose trademarks were sold to Shinsegae International in 2015.

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