Tuesday, 23 March 2010

An Update On Christian Blanckaert’s Melbourne Visit – 23/3/10

As we told you last month (see our 23 February article), former Hermes VIP Christian Blanckaert is in town for L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Blanckaert drew a crowd of hundreds at his $450-a-head business seminar, where he spilled the beans on his glory days at Hermes.

He also reflected on the current state of the luxury sector, saying ''In France, we have been very good forming giant conglomerates. In Italy, there are many more smaller companies. I think we will see a period of these smaller companies being swallowed up.'' An interesting prediction indeed.

Image credit: Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images. It shows Monsieur Blanckaert.

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