Monday, August 24, 2009

Crocodiles Everywhere Breath a Sigh of Relief...

Three days ago, Jean Paul Gaultier announced that he would be leaving Hermés as the creative director after the Spring 2010 show in October.

Gaultier replaced personal fav, Martin Margiela, 6 years ago and has been rockin' it since.

You may remember a post we made a while ago about the economic halo around Hermés? Hermés is one of those magical labels that isn't seeing the profitary whoosh down the toilet most designers are seeing. Profits on their leather goods have risen over 33% and ready-to-wear has risen over 12% in the second quarter (according to The Cut). Their crocodile bags have been so popular they have started their own croc farm (as you may, or may not recall) in Australia.

Who will take over for Jean Paul? What will Jean Paul do post Hermés? Maybe he wants to make his icky perfume smell better, or save crocadillians all over the world, or MAY-bee he wants to become a belly dancer? History will tell.

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