We read overnight in WWD that wife of the former President of France, Monsieur Jacques Chirac, Bernadette, will join the board of directors of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. With an 82% vote in favour she is in.
Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH has interest in former politically aligned folk, given our earlier report on 14/1/10 regarding Tony Blair being tapped on the shoulder to join the Group. We are yet to understand both the reality and therefore totality of this appointment.
Politics and fashion or the fashion of politics are très à la mode en France.
Image credit: Le Figaro magazine front cover featuring Bernadette Chirac and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy