It was announced yesterday that Jean-Paul Gaultier will be stepping down as director of Hermes after seven years. Christophe Lemaire was named as Gaultier's successor and his last collection will debut in October 2010. The split appears to be amicable and Gaultier will be focusing on personal projects!
Sarah Burton, former in-house designer, was also named to succeed Alexander McQueen today. She has worked for the brand since 1996 and has run the women's ready-to-wear department for ten years.