Well, that was quick. Early this week, it was announced that Christophe Lemaire was stepping down from the helm of Hermes, presumably to focus on his namesake label. But before any real speculation could actually get underway, the French fashion house has already announced a replacement.
Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, alum of The Row, Celine and Maison Martin Margiela, will fill the position of artistic director overseeing womens ready-to-wear. This quick turnover has us thinking that perhaps Vanhee-Cybulski was already lined up ahead of the announcement. But her experience working in top positions on the design teams of some of the most coveted brands in the world makes it pretty clear why she was tapped.
Vanhee-Cybulski will start at the house following the womenswear spring shows. Lemaire’s last collection for Hermes is set to bow October 1.