09:00am › 09:15am
Introduction to the Vogue Fashion Festival
09:15am › 10:00am
New frontiers for luxury brands
After more than 20 years as CEO at Dior, Sidney Toledano is now CEO of the LVMH Fashion Group, a structure grouping together brands including Pucci, Marc Jacobs, Loewe, Celine and Kenzo, making him an ideal commentator on the transformation of luxury brands in an era of social networks and e-commerce.
10:00am › 10:45am
Clare Waight Keller and the new frontiers at Givenchy
As creative director for Givenchy since 2017, Clare Waight Keller has been leading a subtle style evolution for the legendary Paris fashion house. The wedding gown she designed for Meghan Markle was one of the British designer’s masterstrokes, but just how much freedom do designers really have when they take the helm of luxury houses with established codes? How can they express their own identities in an already well-defined context? How can they shake off – or not – the weight of a fashion institution, or the constraints of a particular definition of elegance? And what links the Givenchy of yesterday, today and tomorrow? A dialogue between Clare Waight Keller and Emmanuelle Alt, Vogue Paris editor-in-chief.
Clare Waight Keller
10:45am › 11:15am: Break
11:15am › 12:00pm
Art, fashion and luxury: anatomy of an idyll
The relationship between the worlds of art, fashion and luxury are growing ever stronger. Over and above the beauty that unites them, they point to a host of symbolic and economic questions, debated here with three major players at the heart of the issue. Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive board aims to encourage Art & Design talents to innovate and experiment with crystal as a unique multifaceted creative ingredient and is a patron of the greatest exhibitions; contemporary art star Xavier Veilhan is just as comfortable at the Centre Pompidou or Versailles, as he is working on the windows of Chanel or Vuitton, and Miren Arzalluz, director of the Palais Galliera, Fashion Museum of the City of Paris.
(Talk in English)
12:00pm › 12:45pm
How Virgil Abloh and Alexandre Arnault are taking on the all-powerful millennials and street culture
The millennials, or Generation Y born between 1981 and 2000, courted as consumers by the fashion and beauty giants, represent 32% of luxury clientele. By 2025, they will make up 45%. Virgil Abloh, founder of the label Off White and creative director of menswear for Louis Vuitton; and Alexandre Arnault, CEO of Rimowa, have mastered talking to and being listened to by this golden target. So what are their respective strategies and visions? What challenges can they see coming up? Meet two key players in the industry who are bidding big on youth.