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Antoine Arnault

Chairman, Loro Piana; Chief Executive, Berluti

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Antonie Arnault was announced as the chairman of Loro Piano on December 5th 2013. The appointment came after LVMH, the company his father  Bernard Arnault controls, purchased 80 percent of the luxury cashmere retailer. Arnault was "expected to take up a managerial position at Loro Piana after playing a pivotal role in LVMH’s 2 billion- euro ($2.73 billion) acquisition of the company in July, according to a person familiar with the situation," reported Bloomberg at the time.

Antoine's first chief executive role was at Berluti, charged with recasting the luxury shoemaker into a global luxury menswear label, a role in which he continues. Arnault began his career at LVMH in 2005, working in its advertising department. In 2007, he was appointed director of communications at Louis Vuitton , a role that would see him launch the ‘core values’ campaigns featuring unexpected international figures, including Mikhail Gorbachev and Muhammad Ali, as well as Angelina Jolie and Bono. In 2011, Arnault launched Les Journées Particulières, an opportunity for enthusiasts to enter the hallowed ateliers of LVMH’s design and accessories houses and witness the craftsmanship of their artisans.

One of two heirs presumptive to the LVMH empire, Arnault is often forced to justify his accelerated ascension through the company. Describing himself and his sister Delphine, Arnault says simply, "We work hard. We were raised with real values about the importance of work and respect for the people.”

Antoine Arnault sits on the board of LVMH, alongside his father and his elder sister Delphine Arnault. He lives in Paris with his girlfriend, model Natalia Vodianova .

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4 June 1977



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