Exor is to invest 541 million euros, valuing the Christian Louboutin brand at 2.2 billion euros.
The Italian firm is reorganizing its workforce in Milan and Bologna to match the new design and business approach, source said.
Retailer Claudio Antonioli has trimmed wholesale accounts, moved production to Italy — and has the founder on speed dial.
The feisty designer was born 100 years ago in Egypt — on March 3, 1921.
The retail and brand development company has leased a 17th-century mansion for a slew of projects.
Feisty, fun and unabashedly feminine, the late Gaby Aghion was the ultimate Chloé girl, personifying the brand she cofounded in 1952. While she handed the reins to a rotating cast of designers, as did the brand’s subsequent owners, she remained its éminence grise through her twilight years. Below, a look back at the many designers […]