Alexander McQueen Taps Stacy Van Praagh as President of the Americas
Stacy Van Praagh has been named Alexander McQueen’s new President of the Americas, where she will report to Chief Brand Officer Emmanuel Gintzburger. Van Praagh joins the British luxury brand with over 20 years of fashion branding leadership under her belt, most recently serving as a Brand and Business Development Adviser for SSVP Fashion Consulting, a firm she founded. Prior to that, her capacious experience includes President of Reed Krakoff, President of the Americas at Fendi, GVP of Sales for Oscar de la Renta, VP of Sales at Kate Spade, and Director of Ready-to-Wear at Chanel.
Gianfranco Maccarrone Steps Down from DSquared2 as CEO
DSquared2’s Chief Executive Officer Gianfranco Maccarrone is leaving the label. Canadian designer brother’s Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2 announced Maccarone’s departure and thanked him for his 20 years of dedication to the brand.
Patrik Ervell Joins Vince as Head of Men’s Design
Vince has tapped Patrik Ervell as their new Head of Men’s Design, a newly created position. Ervell joins from his own namesake label where he has acted as Creative Director since 2005. At Vince, Ervell will be responsible for men’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections, and his first collection will debut in January.
Andrea Hyde Exits Draper James as CEO
Andrea Hyde is stepping down from Reese Witherspoon’s clothing brand Draper James as its Chief Executive Officer, a position she has held since the company’s launch in 2015. Previously, Hyde acted as President of Burch Creative Capital, and before that she was President and CEO of French Connection USA for a decade. Prior to that, Hyde worked as SVP of Global Marketing Communications at Kenneth Cole, and also served as Director of Marketing for Gap for 6 years. Hyde will be succeeded by interim CEO Taylor Rettig.
Taylor Rettig Appointed Draper James Interim CEO
Taylor Rettig, who has been an adviser and investor in Draper James since its start, will serve as Interim CEO of the southern-inspired lifestyle brand after Andrea Hyde’s departure. Rettig has over a decade of experience in growing companies’ revenue exponentially. An investor turned Chief Strategy Officer, Rettig helped advance Alex + Ani’s annual revenue by $255 million in just two years. Currently, Rettig is also a Board Member of GREATS and a Consulting Partner at JH Partners.
Sylvie Colin, previously Chief Executive at Maje, is now Chief Executive at Kenzo.
Bruce Pask, previously Men’s Fashion Director at Bergdorf Goodman, has been named Men’s Fashion Director at Neiman Marcus.
Michèle Huiban Steps Down from Lanvin Board of Directors
Lanvin’s CEO Michèle Huiban will no longer hold a position on the French fashion label’s Board of Directors that she has been a part of since 2013. However, Huiban will retain her title of Chief Financial Officer, and Deputy Managing Director which she has held since 2011. Her responsibilities at Lanvin still encompass facilitating coordination between departments and ensuring implementation of strategic projects.
Diane Bekhor, previously VP/General Merchandise Manager at Jimmy Choo, has been named SVP at BCBG Max Azria Group.
Nicolas Druz Returns to Lanvin as Shaw-Lan Wang’s Adviser
Majority owner of Lanvin Shaw-Lan Wang has brought on former Lanvin executive Nicolas Druz to be her personal adviser. Druz’s new responsibilities will include assisting Wang with her decision making process at Lanvin.
Estée Lauder Promotes Olivier Bottrie to Global President of Travel Retail and Retail Development
Olivier Bottrie is adding to his retail responsibilities at Estée Lauder as the President of Travel Retail expands his title to Global President of Travel Retail and Retail Development. Having been in charge of Estée Lauder‘s travel retail since 2004, Bottrie will now also oversee projects to diversify and expand the cosmetic giant’s freestanding store portfolio. Prior to this promotion, Bottrie also acted as Co-founder of Hand in Hand for Haiti, a charity started in 2010 to provide quality education to children in Haiti.
Tiffany & Co. Taps Roger Farah as Chairman
Luxury jeweler Tiffany’s has named Roger Farah as Chairman. Previously, Farah served as Co-CEO at Tory Burch, and prior to that we was President and Chief Operating Officer at Ralph Lauren. Farah is succeeding Michael Kowalski, who will remain with Tiffany’s as Director
Richemont Names Jean-Jacques van Oosten as Chief Technology Officer
Jean-Jacques van Oosten is joining Richemon as their Chief Technology Officer. Previously, Van Oosten served as Chief Executive Officer of Rewe Digital.
Richemont Names Sophie Guieysse as Human Resources Director
Sophie Guieysse has been tapped as Human Resources Director of Swiss luxury group Richemont. Previously, Guieysse worked as Human Resources Director as LVMH.
Patty Chong, previously Head of Celebrity Relations, USA at Alexander McQueen, has been named Director of VIP Relations at Tory Burch.
Alyna Zimmerman, previously PR Manager at Rag & Bone, is now Senior Manager, Global Communications at Oscar de la Renta.
Allison Webb, head Designer at Ti Adora by Allison Webb, is now Head Designer at her namesake bridal collection Allison Webb.
Robbie Myers Departs Elle as Editor-in-Chief
After 17 years at the helm of the publication, Robbie Myers is stepping down as Elle’s Editor-in-Chief. Myers has led the women’s magazine through the pendulum swing towards the digital media age that the globe has undergone over the past two decades, while also starting staple editorial franchises at Elle such as “Women of Tech” and “Women of Hollywood.” Myers is credited with uplifting the magazine with an intellectual take on all of their editorials, from fashion to politics. She will be succeeded by Marie Claire’s Creative Director, Nina Garcia.
Elle Taps Nina Garcia as Editor-in-Chief
Nina Garcia is joining Elle as their new Editor-in-Chief, having most recently served as Creative Director at Marie Claire, both Hearst-owned publications. This is not Garcia’s first time working at Elle, having previously served as Fashion Director from 2000 to 2008, before she departed for Marie Claire where she held the same title until being promoted to Creative Director in 2012. Garcia will now be reporting to Hearst’s Chief Content Officer, Joanna Coles.
Graydon Carter Steps Down as Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief
Editor-in-Chief Graydon Carter is stepping down after 25 years at Vanity Fair. His tenure at the Condé Nast-owned publication included pressing celebrity profiles, striking portraits (often shot by Annie Leibovitz) and starting the illustrious Vanity Fair Oscar party, all while earning him the nickname of the Celebrity Editor. Outside of his time at Vanity Fair, Carter also co-founded satirical monthly magazine Spy, in 1986. Moving forward, Carter is said to be working on more projects after a vacation in Provence.
Cindi Leive Steps Down as Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief
Cindi Leive departs from Glamour Magazine, ending her 16 year tenure as Editor-in-Chief of the publication. Leive has been at media giant Condé Nast for 29 years in total, previously serving as Editor in Chief for Self magazine. Under Leive, Glamour underwent many changes to usher it into the digital age such as the launch of their monthly digital issue, and app, and Glamour’s standalone beauty site, Lipstick.com. Leive says she plans to become more involved with women’s rights activism outside of Glamour.
Condé Nast Taps Alison Moore as Chief Business Officer of Women’s Collection
Condé Nast’s Women’s Collection portfolio which includes publications such as Glamour, Allure, and Brides, has a new Chief Business Officer in Alison Moore. Moore joins from SoundCloud where she served as Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to that she was General Manager and EVP of NBCUniversal’s TV Everywhere and DailyCandy. Before her time at NBC she worked at HBO a total of 13 years. In her new title, she will oversee brand development and revenue for Condé Nast’s Women’s Collection.
Stephen Quinn Retires from British Vogue as Publishing Director
Effective this December, Publishing Director of British Vogue, Stephen Quinn, will retire. Quinn joined Condé Nast in 1988 and founded British GQ, continuing on to British Vogue in 1992. During his time at British Vogue, Quinn published 312 issues which secured a revenue of 430 million pounds. Quinn has been recognized numerous times for his work in publishing, receiving a 205 CEW Special Industry Award, 2010 Fragrance Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, a 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from Magazines Ireland, and was inducted into the PPA Hall of Fame in 2015.Quinn’s successor has not yet been named.
Nancy Gibbs Departs Time Magazine as Editor-in-Chief
At the end of this year, Nancy Gibbs will step down as the Editor-in-Chief of Time Magazine. When Gibbs took on the executive role in 2013 she became the first female Editor-in-Chief of the magazine, and she has also written the most cover stories of any writer in the Time’s 94 year history. Gibbs will be succeeded by Edward Felsenthal.
Edward Felsenthal Named Time Magazine Editor-in-Chief
Time Magazine has found their new Editor-in-Chief in Edward Felsenthal, who has been with the illustrious publication since 2013, serving most recently as their Global Digital Director of News and Lifestyle. Prior to Time, Felsenthal was President of international digital news organization NewsLaunch. Before that, he co-founded and acted as an Executive Editor for The Daily Beast, and prior to that Felsenthal had an extensive 15 year career at the The Wall Street Journal. Felsenthal will be succeeding Nancy Gibbs.
Ruth Reichl Joins Town & Country as Contributing Editor
Famed food writer Ruth Reichl is joining Town & Country as a Contributing Editor, and is set to get her own column entitled “Heirloom Varieties.” The column will debut in the magazine’s October issue and will concentrate on a differing food item that Ruth can’t live without. Outside of her newest endeavor at Town & Country, Reichl has published 10 books, appeared as a judge on Top Chef Masters, and hosted two PBS cooking series, Gourmet Diary of a Foodie, and Gourmet Adventures with Ruth.
Alexander Fury, previously Fashion Correspondent at T: The New York Times Style Magazine, is now Editor at AnOther magazine.
Andrew Van Sant, previously Communications Manager, Digital and Special Projects at Michael Kors, is now Senior Digital Manager at PR Consulting.
Lauren Alef, previously Account Manager at HL Group, is now Account Manager Linda Gaunt Communications.
Bailey Thomas, previously Senior Account Executive at Full Picture, has left the firm.
Jenna Cirangle, previously PR Manager at BCBG Max Azria Group, is now Senior Account Manager at The Communications Store.
Jennifer Yu, previously VP at Weber Shandwick, is now Managing Director at Covet PR.
Jessica Antoine, previously Junior Publicist at Covet PR, is now Publicist.
Lauren Rios, previously Account Executive at MCA Public Relations, is now Junior Publicist at Covet PR.
Brie Katz Waldman, previously PR Director at TOD’S, has left the firm.
MSH & Partners announces its representation of Joan Oloff.
Covet Public Relations announces its representation of GoMacro and Liveli.
Jennifer Bett Communications announces representation of MVMT.
Catherine Miran New York announces its representation of Suecomma Bonnie.
Purple announces its representation of Whal Myung.
SPRING London announces its representation of Georgia Hardinge.
PURPLE New York announces its representation of Faith Connexion, MISBHV, and Harry’s of London.
CRC announces its representation of and Roar Organics.
The Riviere Agency announces its representation of Dan Liu, Fashion Palette, Jarel Zhang, Runa Ray, Cindy Monteiro, Vashali S, and Galtiscopio for NYFW SS18.