Bernard Arnalt, (born March 5, 1949, Robayx, France), French businessman, known as President and CEO of the French group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, the world’s largest luxury-product company.
Arnault graduated from Lecole Polytechnique in Paris with a degree in engineering. In 1971, he took control of his father’s production company Ferret-Sevenine. Eight years later, he named the company Ferinel Inc. And changed their focus to real estate.
With $ 15 million in its own money, Ernlut, together with Antoine Bernham, required $ 80 to buy a Bangkok textile company Boussac Saint-Frères, as a managing partner of the French bank Lazard Freres and Company Mobilize millions Christian Dior. Then, in 1987, Arnalt was invited to invest in LVMH by the company’s chairman, Henry Rachmar. Investing through a joint venture with Guinness PLC, Arnaut dropped out the Rackemmer in 1990 and started to blow up a group of fashion companies in LVMH fold: Christian Lacriks, Givenchy, and Kenzo; Leather goods companies Lowe, Selene, and Burluti; Jeweler Fred Joeler; DFS Group (world’s largest duty-free series); And beauty retailer Sepora
Arnaut was known in Europe as the person who, in 1995, appointed British fashion designer John Galliano to revive the French couture, who later appointed the replacement of the Reverend Hubert de Givenchi in the Paris Fashion House. went. “Pope of fashion”, as Arnalt was dubbed by women’s wear, Galileo was taken to Christian Dyer a year later and appointed British British fashion designer Alexander McQueen to replace him. Arnault hired Mark Jacobs, a young American designer, who was the creative director of luxury leather goods, Louis Vuitton. At the beginning of the 21st century, Arnaut’s fashion foresight had revived the interest in these traditional fashion houses.
In 2007, Arnoult was named the commander of the Legion of Honor as France’s highest order. In the same year, he was portrayed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in Time Magazine’s annual Time 100 issue.