Hermès names new artistic director

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Axel Dumas, CEO, Hermes International poses at the opening of Hermes Beverly Hills Boutique on September 3, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Earlier this week Christophe Lemaire announced his departure as the creative director of Hermès. Today, Harper’s Bazaar reports Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski has been selected to take on the role as artistic director for women’s ready-to-wear at the French fashion house.

Vanhee-Cybulski has formerly worked at high-end brands like Maison Martin Margiela and Céline and, most recently, as the women’s design director at Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s brand The Row.

“Her talent and her creative track record,” Hermès CEO Axel Dumas told Women’s Wear Daily, “will be great assets in the continued development of women’s ready-to-wear.” 

Lemaire will debut his final Hermès collection in Paris on October 1 before leaving to pursue the development of his own brand.

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