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Paul Marciano Steps Down from Guess as Chief Creative Officer
Cofounder and Chief Creative Officer of Guess, Paul Marciano, is stepping down from the helm of the company amid misconduct claims and subsequent settlements. Guess revealed they would be paying $500,000 worth in settlement agreements after concluding an investigation into accusations made against Marciano by 5 different people. Marciano has 15.6 percent stake in the company and will remain on the board of the company while his brother, Maurice Marciano, takes over as Chairman of the Board. Victor Herrero, Guess’ Chief Executive Officer, will be assuming all of Marciano’s creative responsibilities by the start of next year.
Bottega Veneta Appoints Daniel Lee Creative Director
Daniel Lee is joining Bottega Veneta as their new Creative Director. Previously, Lee was Creative Director at Céline, which he joined back in 2012. Prior to that, Lee worked designing at brands such as Maison Margiela, Balenciaga, and Donna Karan.
Daria Fain Joins Paul Andrew as Global Head of Communications
Paul Andrew has named Daria Fain as Global Head of Communications at the New York-based design house. Fain joins from Jonathan Simkhai where she was Digital Director. Prior to this, she was working on digital teams at Eugenia Kim and Elle Magazine.
Louis Vuitton Taps Christine Centenera to Consult on Spring Collection
Virgil Abloh, the new Creative Director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear line, has tapped Christine Centenera to consult on his debut collection for the brand. She will be helping style the show for the spring collection, which will show June 21st in Paris. In the past, Centenera worked with Vogue Australia from 2012 – 2016 and has freelance styling otherwise.
Peter Cuneo Continues to Act as Iconix Brand Group Interim CEO
Peter Cuneo is set to serve a second tour as interim Chief Executive Officer of Iconix Brand Group after the resignation of John N. Haugh. Cuneo, also the Executive Chairman of the Iconix Brand, first served as interim CEO from August 2015 to August 2016.
Viktorija Svedkova, previously US PR Manager at Zoe Communications, is now PR Manager at Rosetta Getty.
Alyna Zimmerman, previously Sr. Manager of Global Communications at Oscar de la Renta, is now Senior Manager, Public Relations at Akris.
Prerna Balani, previously Director of Global Communications at John Hardy, has left the firm.
Jeff Trosch, previously Communications Director at Shinola, has left the firm.
Samantha Giordano, previously Sr. Manager of US Influencer Marketing at Coty, has left the firm.
Kathryn Hopkins, previously Editor at WWD, is now Sr. Financial Editor at the firm.
Maxine Walley, previously a Copy Editor atWWD, is now Eye Reporter at the firm.
Martino Carrera, previously an Editorial Intern at WWD, is now Reporter at the firm’s Milan office.
Anne-Aymone Gheerbrant, previously Editorial and web coordinator at WWD, is now Copy Editor/Web Coordinator at the firm’s Paris office.
Terrence Charles, previously an independent consultant, is now Executive Director of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships at ElleUS.
Geordie Greig, previously Editor at Tatler, is now named Editor of The Daily Mail.
Jamie Prokell, previously an independent consultant, is now Creative Director at Men’s Health.
Terrence Charles, previously an independent consultant, is now Executive Director of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships at Elle US.
Benedicte Bakar, previously Account Executive at Paul Wilmot Communications, is now Sr. Account Executive at the firm.
Kathryn Stelmack, previously Assistant Account Executive at Paul Wilmot Communications, is now Account Executive at the firm.
Allison Bliven, previously an Intern at Paul Wilmot Communications, is now Assistant Account Executive.
Dan Phelan, previously an Intern at Paul Wilmot Communications, is now Assistant Account Executive.
Eric Barnhill, previously an Intern at Paul Wilmot Communications, is now Assistant Account Executive.
Michael Spasari, previously Account Manager at PR Consulting, has left the firm.
Style Departments announces its representation of stylist Roxane Danset.