Prix EDHEC 2013 bestowed to Chairman/CEO of Louis Vuitton

Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton is been bestowed with the Prix EDHEC 2013. The award is given since 1980 by the Alumni Organisation of the EDHEC Business School to former students for their merits and representation in business and private activities in view to create value and quality of education based on EDHEC

Burke graduated in 1986 and he managed from 1986 to 1993 the American arm of Christian Dior and 1993 to 1997 he was the top shot at Louis Vuitton’s American businesses. In 1997 he was nominated CEO of Christian Dior. After the acquisition of Fendi by LVMH in 2003 he became President of this brand, an institution of fashion and he was substantially responsible for the change and new life of the brand. In February 2012 he was nominated to manage Bulgari and after less a year in December 2012 he became Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton.

Former awards went to Philippe Léopold-Metzger, CEO of watch maker Piaget, he concluded his studies at EDJEC in 1997.

Olivier Oger, Chairman and CEO of the EDHEC Group stated:  Michael Burke incorporates the passionate aim to perfection, a quality we aim to pass on to our students. Our former students are our best ambassadors, because they live the quality of education delivered at EDHEC Business School and the values of quality and innovation the institution delivers to its students over a hundred years. It is our duty to offer meaningful research and education for our industrial partners. In addition we would like to pass on to our students the best formation in management and finance and we are proud of the contribution in these two areas by former students. The motto EDHEC for Business entails our engagement for academic research based upon real life of industrial partners and these are transposed on our students and the society.

GUESS announces the winner of the GUESS Girl North American Model Search

GUESS, the American lifestyle brand famous for its trend setting denim and unforgettable campaigns announces the winner of its first ever GUESS Girl model search in North America

UnbenanntguessThe winner is Emily “Effy” H. from Houston, Texas (USA), making her the face of an upcoming GUESS photo shoot, which will be featured in ELLE (US) Magazine (two pages in March 2014), a trip to New York City and a USD 2500 GUESS shopping spree.

The GUESS Girl model search was launched on April 19 to June 7, 2013. Over 33000 contestants, age 16+ living in North America, entered the model search by uploading three images portraying themselves on or through the GUESS Facebook page. The public participated in voting to identify the Top Five in the contest from May 24 to June 7.  Over 36000 votes were collected in these two weeks, narrowing the search down to the Top Five. The winner was chosen among these by Paul Marciano, CEO and Creative Director at Guess? Inc.

Effy, the final choice impressed him by her natural sensuality and the purity of her face.  She is feminine, confident and elegant. If she channels her passion for modelling, puts her heart into it and works hard at it every day. Paul Marciano stated “I believe she has a huge potential”, and he added: This model search has been exciting because it has given me another chance to find undiscovered talent. I still feel passionate about discovering someone completely unknown and making her a GUESS Girl. To see something ion a person that no one else has seen, is a thrill for me, something I truly enjoy.

GUESS designs, markets and distributes full collections of women’s, men’s and children’s apparel and accessories. The lines are distributed throughout the USA and Canada in fine department and specialty stores, its retail and factory stores, its online store. In addition it is distributed by licensees and distributors in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Middle East.

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