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Hermes Breaks Up with Jean Paul Gaultier; Takes Up with Lacoste Creative Director Christophe Lemaire

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Did Hermes get the seven-year itch? After a long and successful run as the creative director of the luxury French fashion house, Jean Paul Gaultier is out. Hermes has named Lacoste's creative director, Christophe Lemaire to its top post. Lemaire's first season will be the fall-winter 2011 collection.
· Hermes and Jean Paul Gaultier part ways [WWD]
· New Designer at Hermès [NYT]
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· Hermes Sale in Chicago? Housewares and glass vases, more? [Racked]