Fanny Bourdette-Donon is the international PR and special projects manager for Dior

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Fanny Bourdette-Donon is the international PR and special projects manager for Dior


Special Projects Manager at Dior Beauty: One of the Hardest working women in Beauty

Talk about diversity in luxury. Fanny Bourdette-Donon is the international PR and special projects manager for Dior Beauty, working closely with brand influencers and ambassadors. Last year, the Dior earned media value (through these influencers and ambassadors) was over $411 million, according to Tribe Dynamics.

 

Born to Rwandan and French parents in the South of France, Bourdette-Donon grew up in Africa before attending a Parisian law school in hopes of becoming a diplomat, like her father. After completing school — and deciding law wasn't the right path for her — she moved to New York to pursue a career in fashion. However, she soon returned to France, where she now does PR for Dior Beauty.

 

How did you transition from working in fashion to beauty?

I’ve always looked at beauty as an essential element to convey the whole idea of a look or collection. I was working closely with makeup artists and hair stylists [at Guilty Brotherhood] and when the company stopped, one of the makeup artists I knew at Maybelline said, “Why don’t you come and work in the shows?”

Maybelline [is one of] the official sponsors of New York Fashion Week, so I was doing the makeup tests with designers before the shows, overseeing the press coming backstage, making sure that the products Maybelline wanted to highlight were used.

I ended up at a dinner [sat] next to my current boss [Jérôme Pulis], and we immediately clicked. The next day, he called me and asked if I would move to Paris to work for Dior. Three months later, I was living in Paris. I moved for the company, but also for the people. [Who] I work with is crucial to how I pick my jobs. I need to be able to admire the people that I work with and [Pulis] was one of the biggest reasons for me to move to Paris.

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https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/careers/how-i-became-special-projects-manager-at-dior-beauty?utm_campaign=72322340b3-how-the-woman-behind-dior-beauty-s-ambassador-stra&utm_medium=email&utm_source=BoF+Careers&utm_term=0_09c9e73143-72322340b3-430583701

 


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