Though founded as a festival of young talent 33 years ago, the Hyères Festival has also grown into one of Europe’s most prestigious photography prizes. This year the president of photography jury is Bettina Rheims.
Condé Nast International is to launch GQ Middle East in a license agreement with ITP Media Group - a surprise move as Condé Nast already works with ITP’s regional rival Nervora, the publisher of Vogue Arabia.
Outgoing Conde Nast executive Xavier Romatet said he was not involved with Groupe Marie Claire or talks with industry peers to form a new entity after Groupe Marie Claire withdrew from the talks last month.
The media group has announced that the former head of Elle Japan will join the company on May 7. Yves Bougon has been CEO of Hearst Fujingaho in Tokyo since 2011 and will take over at Condé Nast from Xavier Romatet.
Atelier Swarovski held a party and exhibition at the Phillips Gallery in London on Monday evening to celebrate the launch of the book Brilliant: The Story of Atelier Swarovski, published by Condé Nast.
Xavier Romatet, in the process of leaving Conde Nast International, has already been negotiating with unions at Groupe Marie Claire in recent weeks on a restructuring of the French media group, sources have said.