It is with deep sadness that Mr. François-Henri Pinault has learnt of the death of Alexander McQueen.
Alexander McQueen was one of the greatest designers of his generation. His genius, sometimes provocative, but admired and commended by everyone, constantly brought new perspectives. He generated emotion at the release of each one of his collections. As a visionary and avant-gardist, his creations were inspired by both tradition and ultra-modernity, making them timeless. His unprecedented collaboration with Puma placed, and shared, his creative talent with a great number of people.
Beyond his capacity as a creator, François-Henri Pinault would like to pay homage to a friend for whom he has respect, admiration and great fondness.
François-Henri Pinault offers his most sincere condolences to his family and friends and all those who worked with him.
PPR develops a portfolio of high-growth global brands. Through its Consumer and Luxury brands, PPR generated sales of €20.2 billion in 2008. The Group is present in 94 countries and territories with approximately 88,000 employees. PPR shares are listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, PRTP.PA, PP FP).
To explore the universe of PPR brands, go to www.ppr.com: Fnac, Redcats Group (La Redoute, Vertbaudet, Somewhere, Cyrillus, Daxon, Ellos, The Sportsman’s Guide, The Golf Warehouse and brands of the plus-size division), Conforama, CFAO, Puma and the Luxury brands of Gucci Group (Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Boucheron, Sergio Rossi, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney).