Haute Couture: Bernard Arnault Invests in 27-year-old Designer Maxime Simoens

Having LVMH mogul Bernard Arnault reach out and invest in you probably means you’ve got a good chance of making a splash in the design world. Simoens previously worked as the creative director of Leonard.

Early in 2012, 27-year-old French designer Maxime Simoens confirmed that he was in negotiations to take John Galliano’s vacant position at Dior, however it was recently announced that Raf Simmons took the spot. Now, it appears one of the most powerful men in the design world, Bernard Arnault, has taken an interest in Simoens an is reportedly investing in the young talent.

A source spoke on the matter and said of the situation, “They do believe in him, and want to finance him.”


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