Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Former Hermes’ VIP Christian Blanckaert To Break His Silence In Melbourne? – 23/2/10

A Herald Sun article caught our attention with “Luxury Power Dims’ (its intriguing headline). But the comments within by Monsieur Christian Blanckaert, a former executive vice president of Hermes, had us simultaneously nodding our heads and raising our eyebrows.

Why? Click here to read the article.

We concur completely with Monsieur Blanckaert’s statement:"Everywhere in luxury you have to demonstrate that the price means something.”

… BUT we get the impression that he is pointing an indirect finger at a few players. Is he going to name names..? Perhaps he will feel far enough away in Melbourne next month when he is there for L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. We'll be there, in case any further probing is needed.

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