Donald Potard, a Frenchman with lots of flair, was the former CEO of Jean-Paul Gaultier until 2005 having spent 25 years in the group. He then joined British luxury group Marchpole Holdings to become CEO of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and CEO of Emanuel Ungaro for Men. He was also President of the prêt-a-porter fashion designers union and member of the French Federation of Couture. Since 2006, he created the first artistic agency for fashion designers, Agent de Luxe.
Frog&Princess: What is your favorite boutique/shop?
Donald Potard: The internet.
F&P: Your favorite hotel?
DP: Rajvilas Palace hotel, Jaipur
F&P: Your favorite restaurant?
DP: Grand Véfour, Paris
F&P: Where is your dream holiday destination?
DP: Rajasthan, India
F&P: Your favourite activity?
DP: Listening to opera
F&P: What are you watching and listening to right now?
DP: I listen to Jeanne Balibar “Slalom dame”
F&P: Who or what inspires you?
DP: Fashion designers
F&P: What do you not like?
F&P: What is your most recent extravagance?
DP: Buy a crazy new dog
F&P: Who is the person to follow in the next few years?
DP: David C.Barrot, a young movie Producer whose movie has been nominated for Cannes’s Festival.
Thanks Donald for your participation! Find out soon who is our next…. 🙂