To design the New Maharajahs High Jewelry collection by Boucheron, Creative Director Claire Choisne paid homage to the largest special order in the history of the Place Vendôme, a commission by the Maharajah of Patiala executed by the House in 1928. This collection reinterprets ceremonial parures for modern men and women through stunning effects of scale and a radically monochromatic approach.
The Group divests watchmaking brands Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin to their management.
The embodiment of contemporary elegance, Jude Law and his son Raff appear together as new Brioni ambassadors for the Spring/Summer 2022 campaign.
Qeelin presents the Tiger Bo Bo pendant to celebrate Chinese New Year and to welcome the Year of the Tiger in style. Symbolizing power, courage and confidence, the feline is portrayed here in a limited edition of pink gold, diamonds and red agate.
The Vivian Maier retrospective moves from Paris to the Musei Reali in Turin, Italy. The exhibition, which presents more than 250 photographic prints, is underwritten by Women In Motion, a testament to its ongoing support of women photographers.
Written by fashion historian Olivier Saillard and prefaced by novelist Bret Easton Ellis, the book Brioni: Tailoring Legends pays tribute to the House’s legacy and the evolution of men’s style, from extraordinary archival documents to present day.
Kering posts excellent results for 2021, with consolidated revenue of €17.6 billion and record recurring 29 operating income of €5 billion.
A metaphor for fashion’s power to express individuality, the Exquisite Gucci Fall/Winter 2023 collection reveals silhouettes that blend tailoring and extravagant details, the spirit of the Eighties and sportswear, including an exclusive collaboration with Adidas, reflected in a mirror-lined runway.
Matthieu Blazy, the new Creative Director of Bottega Veneta, delivers a universally acclaimed Winter 2022 collection during Milan Fashion Week. Balancing sensuality, movement and functionality, his designs focus on the House’s signature leather craftsmanship.
To commemorate International Women’s Day, Pomellato launches the fifth installment of its Pomellato for Women campaign, which focuses on sisterhood and is led by an international cast including Jane Fonda.
Kering makes a significant donation to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to support the people of Ukraine. This contribution follows various actions undertaken directly by its Houses to help local communities impacted by the conflict.
Balenciaga opens new stores in London, Miami, and Chengdu that showcase the “raw architecture” aesthetic, a unique concept built of glass and concrete, excavated spaces, floor-to-ceiling windows and clinical lighting.
The Balenciaga Winter 2022 collection makes its debut against a backdrop of artificial snow, setting a scene that resonated with current geopolitics and climate change, in which jackets, snowsuits and dresses presented with gloves, trains and even built-in shoes appear further amplified.
Kering Eyewear acquires the iconic American eyewear brand Maui Jim. Founded in Hawaii in 1987, Maui Jim is the world’s largest independently owned sunglasses company and is recognized for exceptional design and cutting-edge technology, making it a perfect fit with the Kering Eyewear brand portfolio.
Kering signs the first inter-company agreement to support workers over the age of 50. Alongside 30 other companies that believe in diversity and inclusion as a source of creativity and innovation, the Group made 10 key commitments in the areas of recruitment, training, job retention, career development support, well-being at work, retirement and awareness of ageist stereotypes.
Gianfilippo Testa is appointed CEO of Alexander McQueen. Gianfilippo Testa is an Italian national with a long track record in the luxury sector in Europe and Asia. He joined Kering in 2016 as Gucci President Greater China before becoming President of EMEA and VP Global Retail at Gucci in 2019.
A warehouse in Brooklyn, New York, is the setting for Alexander McQueen’s Autumn/Winter 2022 fashion show. Titled Mycelium and made from 85% sustainable fabrics, the collection comprises refined wardrobe archetypes: immaculate tailoring, draped dresses, engineered knits and corsetry, all signature Alexander McQueen.
Gucci unveils its second High Watchmaking collection while also commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Gucci Swiss Timepieces. The collection, unveiled at the Gucci Wonderland event in Geneva, is inspired by a magical carnival in which the most refined watch complications mingle with precious gems that appear like celestial wonders.
Bottega Veneta and the Pinault Collection support a program of performances for the 2022 Venice Biennale,Dancing Studies, at the Punta Della Dogana. The House designed the costumes for the event, which was followed by an intimate seated dinner hosted by Matthieu Blazy, the new Creative Director.
Kering and the French Ministry of Labor, Employment and Economic Inclusion sign a partnership agreement to assist young, vulnerable and disabled workers with job placement. Through this charter and its long-standing commitment to integration, Kering intends to remain an employer of choice, and is continuing to promote diversity and inclusion at all levels of its organization.
Between April and December, more than 250 employees of the Group and its Houses took part in an educational workshop held by the association Climate Fresk to learn about the challenges of climate change. Participants included the Presidents-Chief Executive Officers of the Houses and the Kering Executive Committee.
Women In Motion renews its partnership with the Kyotographie photography festival, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the program underwrites the exhibition 10/10 Celebrating Contemporary Japanese Women Photographers.
The Kering 2022 Annual General Meeting approves all proposed resolutions submitted for a vote to shareholders, including changes in Kering’s Board of Directors: Yonca Dervisoglu, Véronique Weill, and Serge Weinberg are appointed Independent Directors of the Group and Daniela Riccardi’s term of office as Independent Director is renewed. As of April 29th, 2022, the Kering Board of Directors comprises 14 members, including seven Independent Directors, six women (i.e., a rate of 50%, excluding Directors representing employees) and six nationalities: British, Chinese, French, Italian, Ivorian and Turkish.
Kering and Cartier formalize the creation of the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030. This new association aims to rally timepiece and jewelry players to commit to meeting shared objectives to forge a more sustainable industry, focusing on three areas in particular: reinforcing climate resilience, preserving resources and promoting inclusion. The initiative is based on the 10 principles set forth in the United Nations Global Compact.
Kering launches KeringForYou, an employee shareholding campaign to mark its recognition of its teams’ dedication and their contributions to the Group’s collective performance. 31% of eligible employees participate.
Gucci welcomes guests at the Castel del Monte in the Puglia region of Italy for the presentation of its Cosmogonie collection, which was unveiled at twilight. Referencing constellations, the collection features approximately 100 magnificent looks with an array of inspirations that spans myriad eras and places.
Gucci continues to explore the metaverse with Gucci Town, a digital space on Roblox where visitors can discover the House and its heritage.
Kering’s global logistics hub located in Trecate in northern Italy receives the LEED Platinum certification, the highest level of recognition for environmentally friendly buildings, making it the largest LEED Platinum certified logistic hub in the world. This certification highlights the ways in which the Group translates its commitments into action, at every stage of the value chain, from product design to delivery.
For the fourth consecutive year, Kering supports ChangeNOW, the “summit for solutions that change the planet.” It is an opportunity for the Group to highlight start-ups that are developing more sustainable processes and materials.
The New York Stock Exchange hosts the show for Balenciaga’s Spring 2023 fashion collection. Latex hooded, fitted silhouettes mingle with suiting, outerwear and evening wear, as well as looks from the House’s collaboration with Adidas.
DoDo renews its partnership with WWF Italy for the protection of biodiversity. In addition to supporting the creation of an oasis inside the Butterfly Garden at the Le Cesine wetlands in Puglia, the House unveils exclusive butterfly jewels. Highlights include a limited-edition pendant in rose gold and cathedral enamel. Its transparency reveals plays of light and color echoing the bright hues of butterfly wings.
In line with the Group’s commitment to a more sustainable future, Kering invests in VitroLabs, a start-up that leverages applied biotechnology to cultivate lab-grown leathers. The American company aims to develop a material that can recreate the “look, feel, and performance of traditional leather,” notably for the luxury industry.
Women In Motion is present at the Festival de Cannes for the eighth consecutive year. At the official dinner organized by Kering and the Festival, the Women In Motion Award is presented to the American actor and producer Viola Davis in acknowledgment of her career and her activism. The Young Talent Award, established to support young women directors, is bestowed on Swedish director Ninja Thyberg for her feature-length film Pleasure. An essential pillar of the Women In Motion program, this year’s Talks featured Déborah Lukumuena, Viola Davis, Mélanie Laurent, Clara Luciani, Riley Keough, Gina Gammell and Emily Yang.
For the second year, Billetterie Women In Motion supports the Sœurs Jumelles festival. Through roundtable discussions, debates, screenings, and performances, the event brings together talents from music and the moving image to enhance visibility for women in the arts and other creative fields.
Saint Laurent Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello introduces SELF 07 in collaboration with Magnum Photos. For the project, six photographers from the celebrated agency are invited to shoot the Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2022 collection in the city of their choosing, where their work will ultimately be displayed.
At the Global Fashion Summit in Copenhagen, Leo Rongone, Chief Executive Officer of Bottega Veneta, and Marie Claire Daveu, Kering’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs, spoke about making sustainability a key component of luxury brands’ strategy.
Qeelin celebrates its 18th anniversary and launches the Wulu 18 collection with portraits of eight influencers by Leslie Zhang JiaCheng, one of China’s most influential photographers. The subjects all embody passion and success, of which Wulu is a cherished symbol.
The third chapter of Gucci’s High Jewelry collection Hortus Deliciarum (Latin for “Garden of Delights”) is a creative ode to specific historical and architectural eras suspended in time and space. Inspired by the Grand Tour—the aristocratic educational journey made by young people in the 18th century—, the collection reveals romantic, maximalist jewels further elevated by Jessica Chastain.
Kering and Marie Claire magazine launch Fashion Our Future, an initiative dedicated to women and sustainable fashion. The agenda for its first flagship event, held at La Caserne in Paris, includes talks on animal welfare, fashion resale, and women acting for change; exhibitions on innovative fabrics and responsible design; and an upcycling workshop.
The Alexander McQueen flagship store in London showcases the artworks of 12 women artists taking inspiration from looks in the Fall/Winter 2022 pre-collection. The exhibition and dedicated catalogue result from Process, a project by Creative Director Sarah Burton illustrating the infinite sources of creativity.
Kering reaffirms its support for the music festival We Love Green, an event that, since its inception in 2010, has placed the environment at all stages, from artistic programming to its internal organization.
Kering Eyewear launches Kering Eyewear Through Their Eyes, a series of creative collaborations that invites various international artists to interpret the world and aesthetics of Kering Eyewear using new languages and, notably, digital technology.
Gucci publishes its second Gucci Equilibrium impact report, revealing that the House reduced its total footprint by 49%, and its greenhouse gas emissions alone by 46% since 2015, relative to growth. Gucci also attained 100% green energy in 44 of the 49 countries where its stores, corporate locations, and factories are located, and 93% renewable energy worldwide.
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Balenciaga presents its 51st Couture collection at 10 Avenue George-V and, on the same day, celebrates the opening of its Couture boutique on the ground floor of the legendary address. An ideal setting for offering a selection of exclusive pieces with a special “10 Avenue George V” label that can be personalized.
Saint Laurent taps Gray Sorrenti, a rising star in American photography, to shoot the Fall 2022 campaign. Infused with an Art Deco spirit, her black-and-white portraits capture the House’s muses in relaxed yet resolute poses.
With Ailleurs, Boucheron reveals an extraordinary High Jewelry collection that brings together seemingly contradictory materials. Diamonds mingle with pebbles or burned wood, and gold with rattan or meteorite. The collection feels like a journey to an “elsewhere” where untamed nature redefines the meaning of preciousness.
In a context of robust growth, Kering reports a significant increase in the first half of 2022, with revenues of €9.9 billion.
Saint Laurent stages its Spring/Summer 2023 Men’s show in the Agafay desert in Morocco, as a nod to the country where Yves Saint Laurent often sought refuge and inspiration. Blurring the line between masculine and feminine, the collection features silhouettes with high waists and wide legs, as well as a reinterpretation of the iconic tuxedo.
At the Rencontres d’Arles, the Women In Motion Award for Photography is presented to the French-American artist Babette Mangolte. In addition, Women In Motion supports exhibitions by Babette Mangolte, Susan Meiselas, Marta Gentilucci, and Bettina Grossman. Two publications —A World History of Women Photographers and Bettina— are also backed by the program. Lastly, the Photography Prize Madame Figaro—Rencontres d’Arles was awarded this year to young Egyptian photographer Amina Kadous. Every summer since 1970, the Rencontres d’Arles has been a major influence in showing the best of photography, with more than 40 exhibitions staged across the city’s exceptional heritage sites. Rich in projects and events, the 2022 edition is the first in which more than 50% of the artists are women. Through a partnership initiated in 2019, Women In Motion further extends its support for women photographers.
Qeelin inaugurates the 18 Forever pop-up for the Wulu collection at Grand Gateway Shanghai. This immersive experience was developed to mark the 18th anniversary of the House and its iconic collection. Continuing the festivities, Editions Assouline publishes Qeelin: A Modern Eastern Cultural Journey, the first book dedicated to the brand and its history.
After showings in Paris and Turin, Women In Motion supports the Vivian Maier retrospective at the Ground Seesaw Seongsu gallery in Seoul. This marks the program’s first partnership with an event in South Korea.
Kering releases the fifth edition of its Standards for Sustainable Manufacturing, supplemented this year with guidance on the circular economy, innovation, and environmental claims made by products. These Standards are compiled for the Group’s suppliers and Houses to ensure practices align with sustainability.
Gucci presents its Spring/Summer 2023 collection at Milan Fashion Week, where the House celebrates duality through an unexpected twist: a divider came down to reveal two runways on which 68 identical twins had walked the show before reuniting for the finale.
The Kering Foundation attends the laying of the stone ceremony for the Maison des Femmes in Marseille. This women’s center follows the care-giving model used at the Maison des Femmes in Saint-Denis, offering women survivors and their children counseling and services to meet their medical and psychological needs.
Icônes, a new institutional campaign starring models Anja Rubik and Ludwig Wilsdorff, reveals XXL versions of four of the House’s signature creations. Simultaneously feminine and masculine, sincere and radical, innovative and inspiring, this campaign reflects the spirit of a House that has pushed the limits of its industry ever since its founding in 1858.
The Kering Foundation holds its first fund-raising dinner and auction in New York. The event generated more than $3 million that will be donated to four violence prevention organizations that partner with the Kering Foundation: National Network to End Domestic Violence, Global Fund for Women, Jordan River Foundation, and the Ms. Foundation for Women. The money raised also will finance telephone support for victims of violence in the United States, a fund set up in response to the crisis in Ukraine, and the Girls of Color Initiative.
Continuing the story that began over 100 years ago, Gucci celebrates its roots with the launch of Gucci Valigeria, a collection of travel accessories and luggage featured in a campaign starring the actor, screenwriter, director and musician Ryan Gosling.
For the 39th European Heritage Days and the seventh consecutive year, Kering welcomes the general public to its headquarters in the former Laennec Hospital in Paris. Visitors are invited to discover almost all of Laennec’s spaces, including a special exhibition of artworks from the Pinault Collection and pieces from the Balenciaga archives. Shown for the first time, those items—at times unsewn, oxidized, open, discolored, or unfinished— let visitors grasp their construction, shape and movement. For the occasion, restoration specialists work on the pieces to demonstrate conservation techniques for garments that have grown fragile over time.
The Bottega Veneta Summer 2023 collection demonstrates a mastery of leatherworking. Simultaneously pragmatic and playful with a sense of agency and subversion, 72 looks are presented in an unprecedented show landscape designed by the renowned artist and architect Gaetano Pesce.
Pomellato reasserts a commitment to the city of Venice and its exceptional artistic heritage by financing the restoration of the Epistle Ambo pulpit at Saint Mark’s Basilica, which has been entrusted to the international organization Venetian Heritage. A capsule collection of Iconica rings was designed for the occasion.
Bottega Veneta introduces a limited-edition leather version of The Strand’s iconic tote bag, a tribute to the famed New York bookstore and institution. The capsule partnership comprised a book selection curated by Matthieu Blazy, Creative Director of Bottega Veneta.
Kering launches Women In Luxury, its first in-house network to foster gender equality and the development of female talent.
Saint Laurent unveils its Spring/Summer 2023 collection on the Trocadéro esplanade in Paris, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Long, hooded dresses explore cut-outs and sheerness while leather jackets and coats accentuate the shoulders, silhouettes that notably were inspired by the choreographer Martha Graham and the House’s archives from the 1980s.
Revalorizing ultimate waste and repurposing it into something precious was Boucheron’s goal with Jack de Boucheron Ultime, a capsule collection born of the Jack de Boucheron line and Cofalit®, a material composed of recycled industrial waste. The collection’s launch coincides with the release of Boucheron’s first-ever impact report, Precious for the Future.
During the 35th Tokyo International Film Festival, Women In Motion hosts a talk with the world- renowned director Hirokazu Kore-eda and the actress Mayu Matsuoka, who stars in the director’s film A Family Affair. Their conversation covers topics such as the representation of women and the opportunities available to them in the Japanese film industry.
Kering’s headquarters at 40 Rue de Sèvres spotlights contemporary art with Sculpting Paradise: The Collection of Marie Lalanne, an exhibition presented by Christie’s on the fringes of the new contemporary art fair Paris+ par Art Basel. The exhibition, which is open to the public, features 15 important sculptures by François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, a couple renowned for their whimsical, dreamlike bestiary.
Balenciaga debuts its Summer 2023 collection with a decor designed by Santiago Sierra. The models walk through mud, a metaphor representing the search for truth and the need to remain down to earth. Starting this season, Balenciaga Creative Director Demna will no longer offer comments on his collections, instead staging a state of mind.
Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection is unveiled against the backdrop of the Old Royal Naval College in London. Designed to empower women, according to Creative Director Sarah Burton, the collection was about searching for humanity and a human connection with a focus on cut, drape and silhouette.
With its La Donna capsule collection, Brioni creates women’s versions of its classic essentials for men. True to the House’s spirit of timeless elegance, sophisticated simplicity, elegant materials, comfort and lightness, these pieces are available by special order only at Brioni’s boutiques in Milan, London, and New York as well as from Net-a-Porter, its exclusive partner site.
At the 37th edition of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories, Grégory Boutté, Chief Client and Digital Officer at Kering, shares his vision of the metaverse, and Géraldine Vallejo, Sustainability Program Director, leads a workshop to raise awareness on the importance of sustainability for the competition’s finalists. Furthermore, as a jury member, Matthieu Blazy, Creative Director of Bottega Veneta, helps select the Photography Grand Jury Award winner, providing an opportunity for collaboration on one of his campaigns: this year’s honoree is Rala Choi of South Korea.
Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability and Institutional Affairs Officer, participates in several round tables at COP27, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, held this year in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, bringing world leaders together to combat global warming. One of the high-profile topics is climate and biodiversity challenges for the luxury industry.
American model Kaia Gerber is the spokeswoman for The Slash, a new bag by Alexander McQueen, in a campaign shot by photographer Glen Luchford.
Women In Motion joins forces with Artspace and the publishing house Phaidon to launch Great Women Painters. This authoritative work sheds light on more than 300 women painters and their major contributions to art history. At the party at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), a Talk was held in the presence of several women painters.
To mark the re-edition by Saint Laurent of Madonna’s book Sex, first published 30 years ago, Anthony Vaccarello and the pop star organize a showing of large-format photographs taken from the book. The work remains a touchstone for many artists.
Women In Motion supports several photography events as part of the Paris Photo festival: the Elles X Paris Photo exhibition, initiated by the French Ministry of Culture in 2018; and several tributes to Sabine Weiss, winner of the 2020 Women In Motion Award for Photography, who passed away in 2021.
Conceived as a dialogue between French and Middle Eastern cultures, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is chosen for the second time to host Boucheron’s La Maison. This occasion presents an opportunity to explore the jeweler’s world of heritage, innovation, style, and French art de vivre while also marking the Middle Eastern debut of the Ailleurs High Jewelry collection.
Educating and raising awareness of the need to protect biodiversity is the Group’s objective in supporting, for the third consecutive year, the National Museum of Natural History in Paris as well as its immersive exhibition, Illuminating Mini Worlds. Over the course of a nocturnal walk through the Jardin des Plantes and its monumental sculptures, this year’s exhibit proposes to discover tiny fauna.
Kering, L’Occitane Group and Mirova take the COP15 on Biodiversity as an opportunity to announce the creation of the Climate Fund for Nature. Its purpose: to mobilize resources from the luxury and beauty industries to protect and restore nature. The selected projects will have to bring a particular focus on the promotion of women's empowerment as well.
The second edition of the Bottega for Bottegas campaign by Bottega Veneta highlights bottegas and the Italian way of life. The project this year features 14 artisans from around the world chosen for their excellence and creativity and whose practices and products are influenced by Italian culture.