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Viard’s exit signals crisis at mighty Chanel

By Astrid Wendlandt
09/06/24
Virginie Viard, Chanel's outgoing creative director

Virginie Viard, Chanel's outgoing creative director

Virginie Viard and Chanel parted ways this week. Her exit is the result of several factors that brought an end to the 30-year collaboration between the French luxury powerhouse and Karl Lagerfeld’s former right-hand designer.

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