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François-Henri Pinault Pays Tribute to Agnès Varda

PARIS — François-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive officer of Kering, has paid tribute to French filmmaker Agnès Varda, who died on Friday at the age of 90.
The executive lamented the passing of a “great lady and incomparable artist.”
Kering had close links with the director, one of the key figures in the French New Wave in the Sixties with films like “Cleo From 5 to 7” and “The Creatures.” In December 2017, the French luxury group threw a party celebrating Varda’s honorary Oscar, and she forged a friendship with Alessandro Michele, creative director of its Gucci brand.
“A cinema icon, a woman of commitment, a tireless feminist and an extraordinary artist, she conquered the world with her unique perspective on reality and creativity. We will miss her sense of fantasy, her poetic charm and her distinctive voice in the world,” Pinault said in a statement.
“The gift she leaves us is her enlightening way of being in the world, with immense simplicity. It permeated all her work, and it remains with us today,” he added.
On Instagram, Michele posted a picture of Varda with her late husband, French director Jacques Demy, with the caption: “Le bonheur,” or “Happiness” in English.
The Belgium-born director was one of

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