LVMH is close to acquiring a new perfume brand, Jean Patou, for its portfolio and has done it very much on the quiet. The French conglomerate took management control last year without any fanfare from Designer Parfums.
The Norwegian designer has presented the second runway for his eponymous label in Paris, revealing a Resort collection in the midst of Haute Couture season and slipping in a teaser for his upcoming men's line.
Lanvin has held initial talks with Haider Ackermann in recent weeks as its new Chinese owners search for a creative director. However, it remains unclear whether Fosun International will hire him, sources have said.