Bold Moves - Sophie Brocart to Jean Patou, Tiffanie Darke Joins Harrod's, Michele Lupi to Tod's

Bold Moves | Sophie Brocart to Jean Patou, Tiffanie Darke Joins Harrod’s, Michele Lupi to Tod’s


BRANDS & Retailers

Sophie Brocart
Sophie Brocart

Sophie Brocart Named Jean Patou CEO
Jean Patou has found their new Chief Executive Officer in Sophie Brocart. Brocart is joining the company from Nicholas Kirkwood, were she had been serving as CEO since 2015. Both companies are owned by LVMH. Prior to Nicholas Kirkwood, Brocart was with Celine for 10 years, serving as Director of Leather Goods and Accessories. Brocart will be keeping her position as the Mentor-in-Chief of Young Talent at LVMH, helping to advise winners of the LVMH Prize.

Tiffanie Darke
Tiffanie Darke

Harrods Taps Tiffanie Darke as Editor-in-Chief
Tiffanie Darke is joining Harrods in a brand new role for the company, as Editor-in-Chief. Previously, Darke was at A+E Networks where she was Editor-in-Chief of their History, Biography, and A&E channels. Prior to that, she was Head of Method for News U.K., a branded content studio publishing The Times of London as The Sun. Before that, she was Editor-in-Chief of The Sunday Times’ Style Magazine.

Michele Lupi Joins Tod’s Group as Men’s Collections Visionary
Tod’s Group has tapped Michele Lupi to fill a new position at the company as a Visionary for their Men’s Collections. Lupi has worked in the Italian magazines industry for many years; previously, she was Editor of Icon, also acting as Editor of Rolling Stone and GQ prior to that. In her new role at Tod’s Group, Lupi will be part of a team designated to growing the company’s Tod’s Factory project.

Dirk Schönberger
Dirk Schönberger

Dirk Schönberger, previously Creative Director at Adidas, is now Global Creative Officer at MCM.

Jacqueline Hickey Appointed Trina Turk as CEO
Trina Turk has tapped Jacqueline Hickey as their new Chief Executive Officer. Hickey is succeeding founder Trina Turk who has been heading her namesake company since its start in 1995. Hickey joins from Bebe Stores Inc. where we was VP of Merchandising. Before that, she was at Guess, most recently acting as their VP and General Merchandising Manager of G by Guess.

Anna Dello Russo
Anna Dello Russo

Istituto Marangoni Hires Anna Dello Russo as Scientific Director, Brand Ambassador
Anna Dello Russo has been named Brand Ambassador and Scientific Director of Istituto Marangoni, both new roles at the school. Russo is currently the Creative Director of Vogue Japan and intends to promote the Italian fashion school on a global level. In her new role she will also organize seminars and foster connections between the fashion industry and the school.  

Alessandra Bettari
Alessandra Bettari

Onward Luxury Group Names Alessandra Bettari Vice President
Alessandra Bettari has been made VP of Onward Luxury Group. Previously, Bettari was Chief Executive Officer of Jil Sander, which is owned by Onward. Prior to that, she was also CEO of Valextra. Before joining Valextra, she was Global Communications Director at Joseph and President and CEO of Fendi Japan.

Paul Kelly, previously Managing Director of the Selfridges Group, is now Managing Director of Wittington Property Investments.


Versace to Show Pre-Fall in New York
Donatella Versace will hold her Versace pre-fall collection in New York on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at a location yet to be announced. The showing falls on the heels of the recent $2.1 billion acquisition of Versace by Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. which is renaming itself as Capri Holdings. However plans for the show were in place before the acquisition.

The Fédération de la haute couture et de la Mode Makes Elena Carrettoni Executive Manager Paris show calendar
An executive at The Fédération de la haute couture et de la Mode, Elena Carrettoni has been tapped to manage the federation’s Paris show calendar. Carrettoni joined the federation in 2007 and has been a dedicated member since.


Cosmopolitan Promotes Jessica Pels to Editor-in-Chief
Jessica Pels has been named as the new Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan. Previously, Pels was Editor of Cosmopolitan’s digital site. Prior to that, she also served as Digital Director for Marie Claire, and Online Deputy Editor for Teen Vogue before that. Pels also had a stint as Adjunct Faculty at New York University, her alma mater. In her new role at Cosmo, Pels is succeeding Michele Promaulayko.

Robbie Myers, previously the Editor-in-Chief of ElleUS, will now oversee content and editorial direction of

Joanna Coles, previously Chief Content Officer at Hearst, is now a Creative Adviser at CBS This Morning.

Lindsay Peoples Wagner
Lindsay Peoples Wagner

Teen Vogue Names Lindsay Peoples Wagner as Editor-in-Chief
Lindsay Peoples Wagner has been tapped to lead Teen Vogue as Editor-in-Chief. Previously, Peoples Wagner was Fashion Editor of The Cut for the past three years. Prior to that, she was a Fashion Writer at O Magazine. This is not her first time at Teen Vogue, having previously worked there from 2012-2014 as a Fashion Market Assistant. In her new role at Teen Vogue, Peoples Wagner will be overseeing the publications digital, social media, and events operations. Peoples Wagner is succeeding Elaine Welteroth.

Kristin Koch
Kristin Koch

Kristin Koch Promoted at Seventeen to Executive Director
Seventeen Magazine has promoted Kristin Koch to Executive Director of both the online and digital platforms. In her new role she will be responsible for overseeing all online and print  content for the publication. Previously, Koch was Digital Director. She is succeeding Joey Bartolomeo, who is departing from the company

Joey Bartolomeo
Joey Bartolomeo

Joey Bartolomeo Departs Seventeen Magazine as Executive Director
Seventeen Magazine’s Executive Director, Joey Bartolomeo, is exiting the company. Before joining Seventeen in 2015, Bartolomeo was Entertainment and Features Director at SELF Magazine, and prior to that she wrote for People, Us Weekly, Allure, and Harper’s Bazaar.


PUBLIC Relations

Andrea Ng, PR Director at Black Frame, is parting ways with the firm.

Carlos Ledesma, previously PR & Content Coordinator at ABC Carpet & Home, is now Senior Creative Strategist at Magrino.

Chelsa Yin has been promoted from VP of Client Services to Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at SHO+CO.

TALENT Representation

De facto announces its representation of photographer Amar Daved.

Lambert Company announces its representation of directors Elsa & Johanna.


PR Consulting announces its representation of Vita Fede.