Style Scoop: Christian Dior Cruises into Monte Carlo, LVMH Planned to Take Over Hermes, and Cannes Get Robbed Again

New details have been released about the way LVMH acquired Hermes, and it wasn’t as “unexpectedly” as Bernard Arnault claims. A French newspaper leaked the deets from a 115-page criminal investigative report—turns out LVMH began building its stake in Hermes way back in 2001 through subsidiaries. The two luxury houses are now in the middle of a legal battle to get the issue resolved. This could get messy.
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Christian Dior cruised into Monte Carlo to show its resort 2014 collection, inspired by ‘50s automotives, resulting in a very retro-futuristic collection with tons of asymmetrical zipper details, crop tops, sheer layers worn with high waisted, er, bloomers. But the real star of the show was Princess Charlene of Monaco who was allowed to wear a dress just minutes after it appeared on the runway. [The Cut]

New details have been released about the way LVMH acquired Hermes, and it wasn’t as “unexpectedly” as Bernard Arnault claims. A French newspaper leaked the deets from a 115-page criminal investigative report—turns out LVMH began building its stake in Hermes way back in 2001 through subsidiaries. The two luxury houses are now in the middle of a legal battle to get the issue resolved. This could get messy… [Fashionista]

Speaking of messy, bandits struck the Cannes Film Festival again, stealing all of the luggage out of the apartment China Film Groupe vice president Zhang Qiang was renting earlier this week. Last week, almost $1 million dollars in Chopard jewelry was stolen from a hotel room safe during the film festival. Qiang Tweeted about his frustrations saying, “This film festival is not worth mentioning!” Ouch. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Co-founder and CEO of Moda Operandi, Àslaug Magnùsdòttir left the company after, what the New York Post is reporting, she has a disagreement with her co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo. The two started the company in 2010 and Santo Domingo was able to leverage connections to Vogue as a contributing editor. This is where the problems started allegedly. Sources say Santo-Domingo wasn’t very active in the day-to-day proceedings of the site. [The Business of Fashion]

Khloe Kardashian and hubby Lamar Odom are in hot water with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. It seems that Rich Soil, a clothing company run by the Khloe and Lamar is selling shirt with an image that bears an extreme likeness to the Department of Agriculture of New York State’s logo. Governor Cuomo has issued a letter asking them to stop selling the shirts. [Jezebel]