Friday, 19 February 2010

PPR Says Alexander McQueen’s Label Will Live On – 19/2/10

There was speculation earlier in the week about the future of Alexander McQueen’s brand within PPR (see our earlier report). However, PPR has put our minds at ease by announcing the brand will continue.

Robert Polet, President and CEO of Gucci Group (which owns a 51 percent stake in McQueen’s company) said, "We believe in the future of the brand. Lee was very proud of the people working in his company, and so am I."

Polet also confirmed a McQueen collection will be shown at Paris Fashion Week - to a tearful standing ovation we suspect…

Read more about this development at WWD.

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