The Polet Effect

The Gucci Group has outperformed even its own expectations. Here's how six of the ten brands have fared.

Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent
Sales growth is averaging 20% a year, and operating income is up 25%, helping the iconic French brand cut its losses. Breakeven could come in 2009, based on current performance.
Last updated January 09 2008: 10:32 AM ET

Gucci

Bottega Veneta

Boucheron

Yves Saint Laurent

Sergio Rossi

Stella McCartney
Ridiculed as an ice cream salesman when he took the reins of the Gucci Group in 2004, Robert Polet is proving that a fat bottom line is the ultimate fashion statement. (more)