LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Salvatore Ferragamo names creative director
Salvatore Ferragamo has appointed Paul Andrew as creative director. Andrew, who was most recently women’s creative director at the brand, initially joined the company in September 2016 as women’s footwear director. The company also announced that Guillaume Meilland, who will maintain his role as men’s ready-to-wear design director, is entrusted with the additional responsibility of studio director under Andrew’s leadership.
Serena Williams joins Poshmark board of directors
Poshmark has announced the appointment of tennis icon and founder of namesake clothing line Serena Williams to its board of directors with immediate effect. As part of her new role, Williams will launch a Posh Closet for Charity, which benefits the Yetunde Price Resource Center.
Sally Singer promoted to Vogue creative director
American Vogue’s digital creative director since 2012 has been promoted to creative director of the entire magazine, overseeing projects across print and digital. David Sebbah, who oversees the art department for Vogue, Architectural Digest and W, will continue to have the same job title, which Grace Coddington also held at the magazine until she reduced her styling and editing duties in 2016. It is understood that Singer continues to report to Anna Wintour in her new position.
Virginie Viard named Karl Lagerfeld’s successor at Chanel
Following the death of Karl Lagerfeld on Tuesday, February 19, Chanel has announced that Virginie Viard, Lagerfield’s closest collaborator for over 30 years, will take over as creative director of the brand. Viard started as an intern at Chanel in 1987 and rejoined the company 10 years later with Lagerfeld, where she coordinated haute couture, and later ready-to-wear.
Nowfashion hires editor-in-chief
Gianluca Cantaro, former editor-in-chief of L’Officiel Italia, has been named editor-in-chief of Nowfashion, with immediate effect. Former editors-in-chief of the publication include Jessica Michault, who held the position from 2012 to 2016.
Hearst appoints chief data officer
Hearst Magazines has named Mike Smith chief data officer, a newly created role. Smith was most recently chief operating officer of Hearst Magazines Digital Media, and will continue to report to company president Troy Young.
Highsnobiety names chief revenue officer
Highsnobiety has appointed Paul Kelly to the newly created role of chief revenue officer. Kelly joins the company from Whistle Sports, where he was also chief revenue officer. He reports to Highsnobiety’s founder and chief executive, David Fischer.
Sears chairman steps down
Eddie Lampert has stepped down as chair of Sears Holdings’ board of directors, with immediate effect. The departure of Lampert, who stepped down as chief executive of the company last year, is joined by that of Kunal Kamlani, president of Lampert’s hedge fund ESL Investments.
American Eagle Outfitters adds to board of directors
American Eagle Outfitters has appointed Deb Henretta to the board of directors, in a move that sees the third woman to be added to the board, with immediate effect. Henretta also currently sits on a number of other company boards, including technology company Corning and real estate firm Meritage Homes.
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