Jean-Paul Gaultier leaves Hermes, Christophe Lemaire steps in

It’s an afternoon of mixed emotions. WWD announced that Jean-Paul Gaultier would be leaving the brand after the Spring 2011 collection is revealed come October in Paris. That is one show that will now be impossible to get tickets to! However, Hermes has already lined up a new designer to take the helm – Christophe Lemaire.  Now you may be asking yourself, “who is this guy?” Oh, you know him. He’s just not a household name yet…but get ready, he will be!

Here’s the bio information on his website

Christophe Lemaire built his experience alongside Christian Lacroix and Jean Patou as well as Yves Saint Laurent and Thierry Mugler. He launched his own brand in 1991 right after winning the Andam scholarship. Since 2001, he gives a new impulse to the brand Lacoste as the artistic director, a position he honours in his HQ shop 28 rue de Poitou where a very precise selection of articles of the brand are also available. 

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