Much like Bill Clinton, former English Prime Minister Tony Blair has been spending his retirement from public office making money at speaking engagements, playing peekaboo with the press, serving on boards, going on humanitarian missions, and generally receiving more love than he did in office thanks to the lackluster performance of his immediate successor. Sure, that whole EU President thing didn’t pan out, but who needs to run Europe when you enjoy the spoils of working for the world’s most successful luxury company? Elle UK and others are reporting that the former pol, whose somewhat geeky smile ushered in the “Cool Britannia” era of the nineties, has reached an agreement in principle to serve as an adviser to friend Bernard Arnault, founder, chairman, and CEO of Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), the umbrella corporation that owns super-brands including Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Fendi, Givenchy, and many, many others. Likely to focus on attracting new clients, there are few details about Blair’s new position as of yet. Still, sitting at the right hand of the man who steers the course of the world’s best fashion, liquor, and perfume labels ain’t bad work for a former public servant.
Tony Blair to join LVMH? [Elle UK]