The Arnault-Pinault battle: a deluxe documentary

La Battle Luxe Arnault Pinault Le Docu Choc

It’s like a rerun of « The Bold and the Beautiful » that will be presented on Thursday 27 February at 9:35pm on the France 5 channel with an incisive documentary starring the two leading financiers.

The pitch? Everything was peachy in the  Cac 40 world until a seductive Italian messed up the relationship between the two ruthless Frenchy business men.

The bomba is no other than Gucci, as for the mysterious entrepreneurs, they are no other than Bernard Arnault at the head of LVMH and François Pinault, the ambitious CEO of Kering (ex PPR). Because it is indeed the Florentine house of leather goods and couture that sparked the fire when it was bought by  Salma Hayek’s father-in-law (his son François-Henri married the actress in 2009). A transaction perceived as a defiance by the big boss of Louis Vuitton, for whom the luxury sector was his own exclusive garden…

Pinault – Arnault, les frères ennemis du luxe, Thursday 27 February at 9h35pm

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