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The School of Fashion Mourns Legendary Parisian Re...

The School of Fashion Mourns Legendary Parisian Retailer Maria Luisa Poumaillou

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Christophe Girard, Deputy Mayor of Paris Responsible for Culture and Director of Fashion Strategy of the LVMH Fashion Group, and Maria Luisa Poumaillou talk to students in the School of Fashion at Academy of Art University in 2006. Photo by Randy Brooke.

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Parisian retailer Maria Luisa Poumaillou who died of cancer on Tuesday.  She was a guest at the 2006 Graduation Fashion Show where she viewed student work and spoke on a panel discussion for students with Alexander McQueen; Christophe Girard, Deputy Mayor of Paris Responsible for Culture and Director of Fashion Strategy of the LVMH Fashion Group; Robert Mettler, former Chairman and CEO of Macy’s West; San Francisco retailer Wilkes Bashford; The Honorable Bertrand Delanoë Mayor of Paris; Gene Krell, International Fashion Director of Condé Nast Asia; and Rosalie Huang, Editor at Large of Vogue Taiwan.

You may read more about this legendary woman at The New York Times, Style.com, and The Business of Fashion.

Rest in peace Maria Luisa. 


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