Keyword: LVMH

French fashion labels sign charter banning use of ultra-thin models

French companies LVMH and Kering, which own dozens of haute couture brands including Saint Laurent, Dior and Gucci, have signed a charter to ban overly thin models, both female and male, and those aged under-16, from their catwalks and advertising.

France's richest man pilloried in low-budget, smash-hit documentary

Runaway success Merci, Patron!  is about unemployed couple from northern France who lose their jobs when the company opens new factories in Poland.

France's richest man in talks to buy Paris newspaper

Bernard Arnault, boss of LVMH which owns brands such as Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Givenchy, hopes to acquire Le Parisien for €50m.

French historians battle to save face of La Samaritaine

Critics say that new glass facade planned as part of the redevelopment of this art deco and nouveau Paris landmark will look like a shower curtain.

LVMH chief in criminal probe over Belgium activities

Probe relating to France's richest man Bernard Arnault concerns a capital increase of 2.9 billion euros in LVMH's Belgian holding company.

Hermès and LVMH 'handbag war' escalates

The two high-profile luxury brands come before French stock-market regulator in dispute over Bernard Arnault's stake in Hermès.

France's richest man Bernard Arnault 'drops bid to become Belgian'

The head of luxury group LVMH said he always denied the move was for tax reasons but had abandoned plans to avoid 'any ambiguity'.

France's richest man's bid to be Belgian suffers setback

Belgian prosecutors have advised against giving citizenship to Bernard Arnault, chief executive of luxury group LVMH.

French tycoons clash over rich tax and rude headline

Baron Rothschild, owner of French daily Libération, defends crude headline attacking LVMH boss Bernard Arnault for seeking Belgian nationality.