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The Business of Fashion on Instagram

The Business of Fashion on Instagram

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Are CEOs fashion s newest stars? LVMH s Bernard Arnault has billed himself as the biggest fan of the brands he owns, including Christian Dior, Celine and Givenchy. The sense of wonder he displays at major events   whether he is posing for the press with Dior brand ambassador Charlize Theron or snapping runway looks   is a performance in itself. One that everyone is watching more closely than ever.

As the second-richest person in the world, according to Bloomberg, Arnault receives an outsized amount of attention when compared to his fellow industry executives. But while he might be recognised as one of the first business leaders within #luxury to craft a public persona, he is no longer alone in drawing a spotlight once reserved for top #creativedirectors.

It wasn't always like this. In the famous designer-CEO partnerships of fashion's past   such as Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy, Calvin Klein and Barry K Schwartz, or Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti   business leaders often played a supporting, if not silent, role. But as #fashion has evolved over the past 30 years from a collection of small-to-medium-sized private businesses into a global industry dominated by publicly traded, multi-billion-dollar conglomerates, the executive profile has changed. So, whether they intended for it to happen or not, the #CEOs often become as famous as the designers who work for them   sometimes even more so. [Link in bio]  : @gettyimages
Are CEOs fashion s newest stars? LVMH s Bernard Arnault has billed himself as the biggest fan of the brands he owns, including Christian Dior, Celine and Givenchy. The sense of wonder he displays at major events whether he is posing for the press with Dior brand ambassador Charlize Theron or snapping runway looks is a performance in itself. One that everyone is watching more closely than ever. As the second-richest person in the world, according to Bloomberg, Arnault receives an outsized amount of attention when compared to his fellow industry executives. But while he might be recognised as one of the first business leaders within #luxury to craft a public persona, he is no longer alone in drawing a spotlight once reserved for top #creativedirectors. It wasn't always like this. In the famous designer-CEO partnerships of fashion's past such as Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy, Calvin Klein and Barry K Schwartz, or Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti business leaders often played a supporting, if not silent, role. But as #fashion has evolved over the past 30 years from a collection of small-to-medium-sized private businesses into a global industry dominated by publicly traded, multi-billion-dollar conglomerates, the executive profile has changed. So, whether they intended for it to happen or not, the #CEOs often become as famous as the designers who work for them sometimes even more so. [Link in bio] : @gettyimages

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