Jean-Paul Gaultier leaves Hermes
The well-known French couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier is stepping down as chief designer of the Hermes fashion house. He will be replaced with Christophe Lemaire. Breaking the news to reporters, Gaultier said he wanted to get down to his own projects. His last work for Hermes, the spring-summer 2011 collection, will be presented in October.