Yves Carelle Leaves Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton is about to make some big changes. Besides the rumors that Marc Jacobs might be leaving LVMH Moet Hennessy family, Jordi Constans, an executive at French food giant Danone SA, is to succeed Yves Carcelle at the end of 2012 after spending a year familiarizing himself with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and its star, cash-cow brand.
Carcelle, a dynamic executive who helmed the leather goods powerhouse for more than two decades and piloted its rapid global expansion, is to become president of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, a Frank Gehry-designed art museum slated to open in early 2013 on the leafy fringes of Paris. LVMH said Carcelle would remain on the executive committee of the luxury giant and undertake “strategic roles” alongside Bernard Arnault, its chairman and CEO.
Ungaro and Giles Deacon to Part Ways
Emanuel Ungaro SAS and Giles Deacon announced that they have “mutually decided” to end their collaboration. It is understood the spring-summer 2012 collection, to be paraded Oct. 3 at Salle Wagram, will reflect the work of the design team.
“Emanuel Ungaro embodies a very rich and distinct DNA which the company will deliver with a modern spirit,” stated Jeffry M. Aronsson, Ungaro’s chief executive officer.
Gap Plans Changes Soon Too
Gap hit a low point earlier this year when it dismissed Patrick Robinson, the former chief designer of Gap brand, but now they’re in a season of change. Word has it that they might be in the midst of finding a replacement.
But on Wednesday, at the presentation of the spring collection, executives said the company is “close” to naming Robinson’s successor. “There’s been a long run of negative comps,” acknowledged Art Peck, who in February became president of Gap North America. Getting shoppers to shop across the store, not merely for an item or two, is a priority, Peck noted, and to this end, he told WWD that Gap is experimenting with a prototype in the Glendale Galleria in Los Angeles.
Condé Nast Switching Places
Publishing changes are on the horizon at Condé Nast, and all eyes are on Brides. Rumors have been circling the title for a while but sources insist Carolyn Kremins, vice president and publisher, is expected to move to another magazine within the company, while editor in chief Millie Martini Bratten will likely move on. “Kremins is well liked and ambitious,” said one insider. “She’ll be incredibly strategic with her next move.”
Meanwhile, over at Lucky, there are murmurs that Michelle Myers’ job is on the line, ever since news came out that Bill Wackermann, executive vice president, could take on the title and add it to his growing stable, which includes Glamour, Bon Appétit, Details and W.
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