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Gareth Pugh to Consult for Dior Homme?

Jan 26 2009 - 11:12am

>> Leave it to Fashion Week to turn up a juicy rumor or two.  Currently being served up?  The future of Gareth Pugh [1].  At his premiere menswear show [2] in Paris last night, an unexpected front row guest — LVMH heiress Delphine Arnault — caused a lot of chatter [3].  Arnault, who is the second largest shareholder in LVMH after her father Bernard, is not known [4] for staying out late, much less for a show which started an hour late at 10 pm on a rainy Sunday night.

After the show, which she deemed [5], "Beautiful, amazing," Delphine went backstage to congratulate Gareth.  The designer has recently been talking [6] about making more wearable pieces, and Arnault's appearance could be more than coincidence.  As the Telegraph reports [7], "The word is out that someone very big wants to harness his talent, because it could be just the spark to reignite a moribund menswear market."  Grazia has heard [8] from several sources that that "very big" someone is LVMH's Dior Homme, who is about to tap Pugh as a consultant.
*image: source [9]


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