Fashion Industry Mourns The Death Of LVMH Co-Founder

Diana Bell-Heather   |   05-11-2018

Tributes have been coming in over the last few days following the death of Alain Chevalier at his home in Megève, France, last Thursday, at the age of 87.


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Alain Chevalier with Bernard Arnault


He was the CEO of Moët Hennessy in 1987 before merging businesses with Henri Racamier, President of Louis Vuitton, under the guidance of Bernard Arnault to create luxury giant LVMH that we know today.


A statement released on Sunday by the Élysée Palace said: “He has put his intelligence and talent in the service of the industry, contributing his vision and his determination to install France in first place in the field of luxury.”


The luxury conglomerate look after Givenchy, Fendi, Celine, Emilio Pucci and Loro Piana – a cashmere and wool brand that are due to unveil their newest store in the Dubai Mall later this week.


His funeral is scheduled for Wednesday at the Basilica Sainte-Clotilde in Paris.