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Hedi Slimane Not Interested in Launching Own Label

PARIS — Hedi Slimane has no desire to launch his own brand, but another star designer within the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton luxury conglomerate could soon unveil a label under their own name.
That was among the key takeaways of a speech by Sidney Toledano, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH Fashion Group, at the Vogue Fashion Festival, which kicked off its third edition in Paris on Friday.
The executive was responding to a question about whether Hedi Slimane, Clare Waight Keller or Guillaume Henry — respectively creative directors of Celine, Givenchy and Jean Patou, three of the brands under Toledano’s purview — have approached him with requests to launch their own labels.
“None of the ones you just mentioned – others, at other times,” Toledano replied. “Not everyone wants to have their name on a shopping bag.”
Critics of Slimane’s debut collection for Celine, noting his unwavering commitment to a consistent style aesthetic, have questioned in recent weeks why the designer does not launch his own house. In an exclusive written statement to Loïc Prigent’s TV program “52 Minutes de Mode,” aired on Oct. 31, Slimane dismissed the idea.
“It absolutely doesn’t interest me. My name is exclusively for photography. Fashion is all

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