BY JESSICA LOFARO
BRANDS & Retailers
Maria Grazia Chiuri Officially Joins Dior
Valentino’s Co-CreativeDirector Maria Grazia Chiuri, has been confirmed as Dior’s newest Artistic Director of Women’s Haute Couture, RTW, and Accessory Collections. She replaced Raf Simons as the third artistic director of the house in five years and will become the firms first female director in its 70-year history. The announcement all makes her one of the rare women in a leading creative role at the 15 fashion brands within luxury group LVMH. Her first collection in September for Spring 2017 RTW season, along with her first couture show next January. Chiuri spent 17 years at Valentino taking over in partnership with Co-Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli from Valentino himself. Prior to that Chiuri spent 10 years at Fendi.
Pierpaolo Piccioli Becomes Valentino’s Sole Creative Director
With the departure of Maria Grazia Chiuri, Pierpaolo Piccioli will now be Valentino Fashion Group S.p.A’s Sole Creative Director. The duo spent spent 17 years at the Italian fashion brand; eight years as Co-Creative Directors. Before Valentino, the duo spent 10 years at Fendi, where Piccioli was recruited to partner with Chiuri on accessories.
Olivier Theyskens Relaunches Collection
Olivier Theyskens is set to relaunch his namesake collection at Paris Fashion Week this coming Fall. Most recently Theyskens served as artistic director at Theory, leaving the position two years ago. The Belgian designer launched his own collection in 1997 and was later being appointed as the Creative Director to Rochas in 2002. His role at Procter & Gamble owned Rochas came to a close in 2006 when P&G folded the collection. That same year Theyskens was awarded the CFDA International Award.
Patrizio di Marco Joins Dolce & Gabbana
Patrizio di Marco has joined the Board of Dolce & Gabbana. Di Marco was previously served as CEO of Gucci from 2009 to 2014. Previously, di Marco was CEO of Bottega Veneta. Prior to that, he held various senior roles at Prada Japan, such as Chairman and CEO. Di Marco began his career at textile company GFT in Japan.
Moschino Names Gabriele Maggio General Manager
Gabriele Maggio has been tapped as General Manager of Moschino. Previously, Maggio served as Bottega Veneta’s CEO of Greater China and South East Asia and Corporate Strategic Alliances. Prior to that, he served as Merchandiser Director at Gucci. He began his career at Giorgio Armani.
Michele Norsa Departs Salvatore Ferragamo
Michele Norsa, CEO of Salvatore of Ferragamo, is leaving the firm. Norsa has been appointed Nonexecutive Director for the Board of Rocco Forte Hotels. Before Ferragamo, Norsa held various positions at many companies including Valentino Fashion Group SpA, Marzotto SpA, Benetton Sportsystem Active and Sergio Tacchini.
Sergio Rossi Taps Laetitia Loffredo Global Head of PR
Sergio Rossi has tapped Laetitia Loffredo as Global Head of PR. Previously, Loffredo has held various positions at Giorgio Armani, most recently serving as Global Digital PR Manager. Prior to that, he was a NY Correspondent for Negri Firman PR & Communication.
Kate Spade Appoints Marissa Andrada SVP Human Resources
Kate Spade has been named Marissa Andrada SVP of Human Resources. Most recently, Andrade served as SVP of Partner Resources at Starbucks Coffee Co. Prior to that, she was SVP of Human Resources at GameStop Corp. and Head of Human Resources at Red Bull North America.
Danielle Goodman, previously Director of Communications at Misha Nonoo, has left the company.
Andrew Fry, previously Director of PR at Tamara Mellon, has left the company.
Matthew Gebbert, previously Director of PR and Celebrity Services at Giambattista Valli, is now Global Director of Entertainment Industry PR at Carolina Herrera.
Lauren Goodman, previously Contributing Editor at Style.com, is now Contributing Style Director at WIRED.
Jon Kelly, previously Contributor at Vanity Fair, is now Editor of Vanity Fair’s The Hive.
Hillary Busis, previously Deputy Entertainment Editor at Mashable, is now Hollywood Editor at Vanity Fair.
Ross McCammon, previously Senior Editor at Esquire, is now Senior Editor at GQ.
John Ortved, previously Contributor at The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Adweek, is now Senior Associate Editor at GQ.
Lauren Christensen, previously Assistant Editor at Vanity Fair, is now Associate Features Editor at Harper’s Bazaar.
Jessica Chia, previously Senior Associate Beauty Editor at Women’s Health, is now Senior Beauty Editor at Allure.
Veronica Heras, previously Account Executive at Red PR, is now Associate Director at Tractenberg & Co.
Beatrice Huston, previously Account Executive at Beck PR, has left the company.
Morgan Boghosian Roth, previously Senior Account Executive at Nike Communications, is now Account Supervisor at Dan Klores Communications.
Kelly Cormier, previously Assistant Publicist at Kucerak & Co., is now Public Relations Assistant.
KCD New York & KCD Paris announces its representation of Fenty Puma by Rihanna.
Michele Marie PR announces its representation of Maison Zaragoza.
PR Consulting announces its representation of all public relations for SSENSE in North America.
Purple PR announces its representation of Unravel Project by Ben Taverniti.
Purple New York and Los Angeles announce its representation of Palm Angels.
CCPR announces its representation of Daniel Hecther Paris.
Red Light PR announces its representation of Sky.