Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Tony Blair joins Louis Vuitton
Tony Blair is dipping his toes into the fashion world.
No, he's not designing, or modeling.
The former Prime Minister is becoming an advisor at the LVMH, the luxury conglomerate owned by his friend Bernard Arnault.
"There is an agreement in principle but nothing has been signed yet," a source close to Blair told the Daily Telegraph. "Mr Blair won't be joining the board but he will be acting in an advisory role, working very closely with Mr Arnault. In particular, his job is likely to involve attracting new clients."
Back in 2006, Sir Philip Green suggested Blair join his Fashion Retail Academy. Blair responded, "You would have to start me right at the bottom. I am not known for my fashion sense. When I wore a particular brand of swimming trunks one year, the sales then collapsed."
Blair is expected to start at LVMH later this year.