Intricate Alligators... Corre Departs Agent Provocateur

Lacoste’s new holiday collector’s series of polos will hit stores on Nov. 1.

CORRE DEPARTS AGENT PROVOCATEUR: Joe Corre has quit Agent Provocateur, the lingerie label he founded 15 years ago with his then-wife Serena Rees. Garry Hogarth, chief executive officer of Agent Provocateur, said Tuesday that Corre, the son of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, had left the business last week. “[Corre] has a men’s wear business, Child of the Jago, and he’s very much into music — he just wanted to do some other things,” said Hogarth, who was named ceo when private equity group 3i took a majority stake in Agent Provocateur in 2007. Corre still holds a minority stake in the company. Sarah Shotton, Agent Provocateur’s head creative designer, will continue to oversee the collections and the firm is continuing on its expansion trail with plans to open seven stores over the next year. Agent Provocateur also has signed a license with British company BJB to produce a jewelry line, which will launch for the holiday season, and is close to signing a new fragrance license. The firm is also negotiating licenses for bedding, vintage-style sunglasses and umbrellas.

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