Isabel Marant has appointed Anouck Duranteau-Loeper as its new Deputy CEO. “She will be working closely with current CEO Sophie Duruflé and with Retail Director Nathalie Chemouny”. The two directors are the long-standing associates of designer Isabel Marant, and together with her, they own 49% of the company. They will now enjoy further support in expanding the label, which last July sold 51% of its stock to French investment fund Montefiore.
Isabel Marant has poached Anouck Duranteau-Loeper from Paco Rabanne, where the latter worked as General Manager of fashion since 2014.
A graduate of Paris’ ESCP Europe business school, Duranteau-Loeper started her career as a consultant at McKinsey & Co., before joining LVMH, first taking charge of the Fashion division’s strategy, then doing a spell at Loewe, and finally as Director of Leather Goods and Accessories at Céline.
Isabel Marant generates a revenue of €150 million, 80% of which from outside France, and intends to consolidate its organisation to enter a new development phase, in which the focus will be on retail expansion.
In early November the label opened a store in Berlin, at KaDeWe on Tauentzienstraße, bringing its total number of stores worldwide to 23. Isabel Marant is also distributed via 600 multi-brand retailers.