BY JESSICA LOFARO
BRANDS & Retailers
Dior to Appoint Maria Grazia Chiuri as Creative Director
According to sources, Christian Dior is set to announce after its couture show in July, Maria Grazia Chiuri will be joining the French fashion house as Creative Director. Chiuri will be the first woman Creative Director in 7o years. She is currently Creative Director at Valentino.
Macy’s Names Jeff Gennette CEO
Jeff Gennette has been named as CEO of Macy’s Inc. in the first quarter of 2017. Previously, Gennette ran Macy’s West in San Francisco and served as Chief Merchandising Officer since 2009.
Declan Kearney Steps Down as Creative Director at Maiyet
Kearney stepped down as Creative Director earlier this week after joining Maiyet a little over a year ago. Kearney previously held positions at Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, and Roberto Cavalli.
Michael Kors Taps Chan President of Women’s Ready To Wear
Michelle Chan has been named President of Women’s Ready-to-Wear at Michael Kors. Chan was previously SVP of Retail Merchandising for the firm. Prior to Michael Kors, she spent more than a decade in various positions at Lord & Taylor and Ann Taylor.
Michael Kors Names Newman President of Accessories & Footwear
Michael Kors has tapped Philippa Newman President of Accessories and Footwear. Newman has held various positions at Michael Kors, most recently being SVP of European Sales and Merchandising, Accessories, Footwear, and Men’s and Women’s Ready-to-Wear at the firm.
David Zolot Joins Neuberger Berman
David Zolot has joined Neuberger Berman Private Equity as a Principal, focusing on identifying and executing acquisitions for Marquee Brands. Previously, Neuberger was SVP of Corporate Development at Saban Brands. Prior to that, he served as VP of Strategic Development at Iconix Brand Group.
Becky Gebhardt Named EVP & CMO at Lands’ End
Becky Gebhardt has been named to EVP and CMO at Lands’ End. Since 1991, Gebhardt has held various positions at the firm, most recently being SVP and CCO. In her new role, Gebhardt will lead the creative and marketing teams.
Rachel Zoe Named Creative Partner for Paul Frank
Rachel Zoe has been named Creative Partner for the Paul Frank children’s brand. Zoe has been building up her own brand, Rachel Zoe, for over two decades. She has previously explored in children’s design with a collection of called ‘Quinny & Maxi-Cosi Baby Gear by Rachel Zoe.’
Amazon India Appoints Sidreshmukh Head of Fashion
Arun Sirdeshmukh has been appointed Head of Amazon India’s Fashion. Previously, Sirdeshmukh co-founded and served as CEO of Fashionara. Prior to that, he was CEO of Reliance Trends.
Emily Sanford, previously Senior PR Manager at Tibi, has left the company to launch a lifestyle freelance/consultant company.
Israel Assa, previously SVP and General Manager, Travel Retail Worldwide at Estée Lauder, is now SVP and General Manager of Business Operations, Travel Retail Worldwide.
Eric Bergère, previously Artistic Director at Eric Bergère, is now Creative Director at Francesco Smalto.
Jessel Taank, previously PR Director, Fashion at HL Group, is now PR Director at Westfield.
Suzanne Scott, previously Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, is now Acting Associate Beauty Editor at PORTER and THE EDIT.
Karla Martinez, previously Associate Editor at Vogue Mexico, is now Editor-in-Chief.
Ana Hughes, previously Beauty Director at Vogue Mexico, is now Special Projects Director.
Kelly Talamas, previously Editor-in-Chief at Vogue Mexico, is now Creative Director.
Katie O’Malley, previously Editorial Assistant at Stylist, is now Digital Writer at ELLE UK.
Julia Brenard, previously Freelance Stylist, is now Acting Sittings Editor at British Vogue.
Amanda Alagem, previously Senior Accessories Editor at Harper’s Bazaar, is now Executive Accessories Editor.
Cassie Anderson, previously Associate Fashion Market Editor at Harper’s Bazaar, is now Fashion Market Editor.
Seunghee Suh, previously Digital Lifestyle Editor at The Wall Street Journal, is now Digital Editor at Allure.
Kierna Mayo, previously Editor-in-Chief and VP, Digital Content at Ebony, is now SVP of Content and Brands at Interactive One.
Amy Hufft, previously EVP at HL Group, is now President.
Paul Leggieri, previously Senior Account Manager at Purple PR, is now Senior Account Manager at PR Consulting.
Gabrielle Perez, previously Editorial Director at Michele Marie PR, is now Account Supervisor at PR Consulting.
Zeba Rashid, previously Supervisor at Succarra Media Group, is now Press Director.
Jocelyn Scanlon, previously Junior Account Executive at LFB Media Group, is now Account Executive.
Emma Garner, previously PR Manager at Clarins Fragrance Group, is now PR Director, Beauty and Men’s Grooming at MSH & Partners.
Kayla Baken, previously Account Supervisor at DKC, is now Account Supervisor at LaFORCE.
Huilian Ma Anderson, previously Freelance PR Specialist, is now Senior Account Supervisor at TurnerPR.
Kahlil Spurlock, previously Senior Account Executive at The Lippin Group, is now PR Account Director at Agency TK.
Supreme PR announces its representation of Malan Breton, Pritch London, and Rinat Brodach.