We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Philippe Cassegrain, the esteemed president of Longchamp, who left us at the age of 83. Mr. Cassegrain, a dedicated steward of the brand for an impressive 60 years, passed away due to complications arising from a Covid-19 infection.
Throughout his illustrious career, Philippe Cassegrain made an indelible mark in the world of fashion. His crowning achievement was the iconic Le Pliage handbag, a timeless masterpiece that has adorned the arms of fashion aficionados across the globe since its debut in 1993. A testament to his innovative spirit, Le Pliage has become one of the most sought-after and cherished handbags worldwide.
Longchamp, a brand established in 1948 by Philippe Cassegrain’s father, now continues to uphold its legacy under the capable leadership of his son, Jean. As we mourn the loss of this visionary leader, we also celebrate the lasting impact of his creative genius on the luxury leather goods industry.
Philippe Cassegrain’s legacy endures through the enduring elegance and craftsmanship of Longchamp, a brand that forever remains synonymous with his unwavering dedication and commitment to excellence.
In his memory, we honor the remarkable journey of Philippe Cassegrain, a true pioneer in luxury fashion.