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Since the news broke last week of designer Daniel Lee break up suddenly with Bottega Veneta, where he served as creative director for three years and was replaced by Matthieu Blazy from within, some can’t help but wonder, What the hell happened? Is this a friendly split or has something more dramatic gone downhill?
In a press release last week, the Italian fashion house said ending its “collaboration” with Lee was a “joint decision” and no further details were officially confirmed. However, on Wednesday night, fashion writer Louis Pisano tweeted the following: “Allegedly, and this comes from a source VERY close to the matter and trustworthy: Daniel Lee has been shunned by Francois -Henri Pinault fired immediately after he allegedly called someone ‘damn N – – – – -‘ during a meeting at Bottega Veneta. Pisano declined Cut’s request to speak further.
Early Thursday morning, Kering responded on Twitter. “We deny what you were told and what you shared about the reasons for Daniel Lee leaving Bottega Veneta,” the company wrote.
Kering declined Cut’s request for comment at press time. Lee was also not immediately contacted.
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