How well have you read your BoF this week? Test your knowledge of all of the latest news and analysis from around the world of fashion in our Pop Quiz, which covers Valentino, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld and more.
Question 1: Jean Paul Gaultier’s most favorite city is Paris. His second most favorite city is ______.
a. Tokyo because of its street fashion
b. New York because of its diversity and energy
c. London because of its street and club cultures
d. San Francisco because of its beautiful vistas
Question 2: Stefano Sassi, CEO of Valentino SpA, cites all of the following EXCEPT as important characteristics of a good fashion investor?
a. Long-term approach
b. Vision & brand development
c. Trust and relationships
d. Vast archives and strong heritage
Question 3: In 2013, Chinese consumers spent _____ on personal luxury goods, of which ____ was spent in China.
a. $50 billion, 1/3
b. $80 billion, 1/3
c. $80 billion, 2/3
d. $50 billion, 2/3
Question 4: All of the following statements about womenswear designer Rejina Pyo are true EXCEPT:
a. She earned her MA from Central Saint Martins
b. She worked as Roksanda Ilincic’s first assistant
c. She would have been a lawyer if she weren’t a fashion designer
d. Her collection is being carried at Net-a-Porter and Harvey Nichols
Question 5: Who said, “Clothes do not have a gender.”
a. Haider Ackermann
b. Vivienne Westwood
c. Rei Kawakubo
d. Jean Paul Gaultier
Question 6: Karl Lagerfeld B.V. is to ______ as J Brand is to ______.
a. Chanel, Olivier Theyskens
b. Fendi, Neiman Marcus
c. H&M, Richard Nicoll
d. PVH, Fast Retailing
Question 7: Which one of the following statements is true about Valentino SpA?
a. Valentino SpA is part of LVMH’s Italian portfolio that already includes Pucci and Bulgari
b. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli previously worked at Gucci
c. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli worked with Valentino Garavani for 10 years
d. Valentino SpA was once owned by Goldman Sachs Private Equity Group (PEG)
Question 8: Who said, “Fashion is a way of thinking; dressing is a way of thinking.”
a. Tilda Swinton
b. Virginie Mouzat of French Vanity Fair
c. Glenda Bailey of Harper’s Bazaar
d. Junya Watanabe
Question 9: In 2013, the luxury industry grew at ____ and Valentino SpA grew at ____.
a. 2%, 25%
b. 18%, 18%
c. 10%, 15%
d. 25%, 15%
Question 10: Christopher was to _____ as Tom was to _____.
a. François-Henri, Calvin
b. Angela, Domenico
c. Tammy, Stella
d. Hermès, Donna
You can find all the correct answers to this week’s Pop Quiz here, along with detailed explanations. Good luck!
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