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Sidney Toledano nominated Chairman of the Board of IFM.

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Sidney Toledano nominated Chairman of the Board of IFM

Institut Français de la Mode’s General Assembly was held on Tuesday, June 14. It approved the appointment of the board members proposed by the professional federations. At the end of this General Assembly, the new Board of Directors met and unanimously approved the appointment of Sidney Toledano, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, as the new Chairman of the Board and Anne Dellière, Group Marketing & Strategic Plan Director of the Richemont Group, as Vice-Chairman.

Sidney Toledano, a board member of Institut Français de la Mode for more than 20 years and Vice President for the past five years, takes over from André Beirnaert who did not renew his mandate.

The Board of Directors of Institut Français de la Mode would like to thank André Beirnaert for his commitment to IFM and his active and watchful support in all phases of the school's development to foster the dynamics and dimension reached today.

"I have been supporting and accompanying the evolution of IFM for many years. I am committed to putting my experience and my vision of fashion at the service of the younger generations. I am deeply committed to the transmission of knowledge and the central role of education. I am therefore proud and happy to have been entrusted with the task of supporting Institut Français de la Mode in its already well-advanced project to become a world-class fashion school. Bringing together and developing talents from all over the world in Paris, in management as well as in design and craftsmanship, is essential for our industry" declares Sidney Toledano.

"The fact that the board of directors of Institut Français de la Mode is chaired by Sidney Toledano, with his incomparable experience, his in-depth knowledge of global fashion and his multiple connections, is a great opportunity for our school. I have known Sidney for many years and his presence at our side will enable us to strengthen the influence of Institut Français de la Mode and its international appeal," adds Xavier Romatet, Dean of Institut Français de la Mode.

About Sidney Toledano

Sidney Toledano was born in Morocco on July 25, 1951.

He is an Engineer graduate of Ecole Centrale de Paris.

Sidney Toledano spent his early career as marketing consultant at Nielsen International, then he joined Kickers as General Secretary in 1982. In 1984, he was appointed Managing Director of Lancel.

In 1994, Sidney Toledano joined Christian Dior Couture as Director of the Leather Goods Division before becoming Managing Director in charge of the international development in 1996. In 1998, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Christian Dior Couture to pursue the development of the brand and put Christian Dior at the forefront of the most famous brands in the luxury sector. He was appointed Vice President, Managing Director and Board member of Christian Dior S.E.

In February 2018, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, which includes numerous prestigious brands (Celine, Givenchy, Loewe, Emilio Pucci, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Rossimoda, Patou). He also becomes a member of the LVMH Executive Committee.

Sidney Toledano is Vice President and member of the board of the Comité Colbert. He’s a member of the Management Committee of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture and member of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode Executive Committee.

Sidney Toledano has been awarded the honorary titles of Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur and Officier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite. He was decorated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco as Officer of Wissam Al-Arch distinction in 2007.

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Photo de Sidney Toledano
© Jean-François Robert (LVMH)