Hermès Officially Appoints a New Designer

Photo: Daniele Oberrauch

Looks like those rumors swirling yesterday were well-founded. Hermès has, in fact, hired Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski to replace Christophe Lemaire as creative director at the house. WWD reports that the little-known 36-year-old designer, a veteran of  The Row, Céline, and Maison Martin Margiela, will take over after Lemaire shows his final collection for the brand. “Her talent and her creative track record will be great assets in the continued development of women's ready-to-wear," CEO Axel Dumas told the paper. "She will devote herself full-time to our house,” he added — perhaps referring to the fact that Lemaire is leaving to work on his namesake line.