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Staying classy

19 February 2019 By Rob Cox

The Parisian fashion house’s designer for 36 years, Karl Lagerfeld, has now died at 85. Its co-owners, two brothers, are approaching retirement. LVMH boss Bernard Arnault has the firepower to make a $40 bln purchase. Bankers may be salivating, but a deal looks a long way off.

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