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Kering Champions Name Change at New York Event

Former CNBC personality Nicole Lapin emceed the evening and led a live interview about the big changeover with group managing director Jean-François Palus.

NAME GAME: The luxury conglomerate in the midst of transitioning from PPR into Kering furthered its new name cause for the New York fashion and editorial set on Thursday night at Canoe Studios on Manhattan’s West Side. Former CNBC personality Nicole Lapin emceed the event and led a live interview about the big changeover with Kering group managing director Jean-François Palus. If Lapin’s made-for-TV cheer couldn’t always cut through the din of an after-work crowd that included Shala Monroque, Graydon Carter, Garance Doré and Cecilia Dean, a pair of live art installations loosely themed on transformation by the brothers Steven and William Ladd and Thomas Dexter had slightly more success. The Danish singer Oh Land capped the proceedings with a short set that had nearly all eyes in the room on her, and more importantly to the people footing the bill, that brand-new Kering owl logo on her backdrop.

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