NAME VALERIE HERMANN
CURRENT JOB CEO, YSL
FIRST JOB SUPERVISED SPECIAL PROJECTS AT THE COMITE COLBERT
INSIDE TRACK WENT TO BUSINESS SCHOOL WITH PPR CHAIRMAN FRANÇOIS-HENRI PINAULT
CLAIM TO FAME GUIDING JOHN GALLIANO THROUGH TOUGH TIMES
Salvation, not surprisingly, started with a handbag. "We need a bag," Valerie Hermann announced two weeks after taking over as CEO of Yves Saint Laurent. "We need a good bag, something that will sell."
Carine Roitfeld, editor in chief of French Vogue, told her not to bother. "The Saint Laurent girl doesn't carry a bag," Roitfeld said. "She puts her hands in her...