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Antoine Arnault Touts Les Journées Particulières in Italy and French-Italian Relations

MILAN — “Italy has a special place in my heart,” said Antoine Arnault in Milan on Friday. Blessed by a sunny summer day in the garden of the Bulgari Hotel, the president of Loro Piana and chief executive officer of Berluti was in town for a lunch event to present the fourth edition of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s Les Journées Particulières, taking place Oct. 12 to 24. Offering a taste of the “open days” event, artisans at a few banquettes peppering the garden showed how an Acqua di Parma flaçon was engraved or a Berluti shoe stitched.
“We have very strong roots in Italy and we are committed to deepen these roots even more,” said Arnault, the son of business titan and LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault. “To give you a ratio, there are almost 10,000 LVMH employees in Italy and 30,000 in France, and there 200 stores, 20 industrial sites and ateliers here — and not only working for Italian brands. Many French brands come here to get the best know-how,” he explained, while ticking of the six Italian brands under the LVMH umbrella, which include Acqua di Parma, Bulgari, Cova, Emilio Pucci, Fendi and Loro Piana, as well as

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