He retired from Louis Vuitton in 2012 and was succeeded by Jordi Constans, a Spanish businessman who resigned a month later for health reasons. Mr. Constans was replaced by Michael Burke, a French-American businessman and longtime LVMH executive, who remains in that role.
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Until early this year, Carcelle had been vice president of the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation, a multimillion-dollar, Frank Gehry-designed museumron the outskirts of Paris that will house LVMH's vast collection of contemporary art. It is scheduled to open next month. He had also been an adviser to the LVMH chairman, Bernard Arnault, and served on the board of the French luxury industry lobby, the Comité Colbert.
Carcelle was named a chevalier, or knight, of the Legion of Honor in 2004 for his contributions to French cultural life.
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"He had this capacity of seeing the big picture while focusing on the smallest details," Mr. Arnault's son Antoine, who worked closely with Carcelle at Louis Vuitton, said in an email. "This perfect mix of left brain/right brain that is what you search for in top managers."
The younger Mr. Arnault, who is now chief executive of the Berluti brand, added: "His charm and charisma were unparalleled. However, he was a fierce negotiator, and you didn't want to get in his way."
Carcelle is survived by his wife, Rebecca, and their two sons, as well as by three children from a previous marriage, Women's Wear Daily reported.
Vanessa Friedman contributed reporting from New York.