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Miuccia Prada
FASHION April 11, 2024
News and notes on fashion M&A great expectations: the Matches and YNAP nightmares, the Capri holdup, and all the Prada questions.
Simon Porte Jacquemus
FASHION April 8, 2024
An oh-so-French boardroom comedy of manners belies genuine tensions inside the house of Jacquemus, a classic tale of a founder-led business that is not yet ready to operate without its founder (and a founder who is not ready to relinquish absolute control).
antoine arnault bernard arnault
FASHION April 4, 2024
LVMH, nearly twice the size of any other French company, isn’t merely the official sponsor of the Paris Olympics. It’s blending into the Games, crowding out rivals and wannabes, alike.
Alessandro Michele
FASHION April 1, 2024
A post-Valentino-appointment consideration of fashion’s most famous sabbatical, the designer’s future in Rome, and various other burning counterfactuals and hypotheticals.

François-Henri Pinault
FASHION March 28, 2024
The ongoing Art Partner speculation highlights a much, much bigger movement happening in the fashion-adjacent agency world.
Sabato De Sarno and Pierpaolo Piccioli
FASHION March 25, 2024
Notes on all the rumormongering around the latest career turns of Pierpaolo Piccioli, Alessandro Michele, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and many more.
Les Wexner
FASHION March 21, 2024
News and notes about all the Les Wexner protégés, and private equity behemoths, quietly angling to resuscitate Victoria’s Secret.
Antoine Arnault, Bernard Arnault, Barneys
FASHION March 18, 2024
The macro convulsions in luxury—consolidation, tremendous profit generation, preparation for an inevitable decline—are all wrapped up in what’s happening uptown right now with the old Barneys New York building.

ashley merrill
FASHION March 14, 2024
A financial postmortem on the implosion, bailout, and sudden demise of the indie millennial athleisure brand.
mike ashley
FASHION March 11, 2024
Notes on the dreadful Matches bankruptcy, announced just three months after the Frasers Group acquisition, and what it means for the broader Matches–Farfetch–Net-a-Porter Axis of Incompetence.
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