Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Delightful, Delicious, Delovely, Dior

Une Femme and Stella's Roar have both posted on Dior this week
which is hardly surprising because the collection is stunning.


Pas mal, non?

Continuing with the Dior onslaught is this week's Wall Street Journal Magazine cover article on Bernard Arnault, the man who owns everything...or almost everything.
While the rest of the luxury goods world is cowering Monsieur Arnault is looking for opportunities. Over the last decade he focused on expanding to growth markets like China and Russia.
No doubt now he will be buying up brands as the recession drives down prices of luxe businesses.

Here's a partial list of his holdings
Groupe Arnault which has stakes in
Carrefour - the second largest retail chain after Walmart
Cheval Blanc Vineyard and Cheval Blac Hotel
Christian Dior SA which owns Christian Dior Couture
and LVMH which owns
fashion brands: Donna Karan, Thomas Pink, Louis Vuitton, Loewe, Celine, Berluti, Kenzo, Givenchy, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, and Marc Jacobs
stores: Le Bon Marche, Samaritane and DFS
booze: Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Veuve Cliquot, Glenmorangie, Belvedere, Hennessy and Chateau D'Yquem
media: Les Echos
and lots of other stuff
I wonder how many other brands he is going to be adding to the Dior stable in the next few years?
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