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Power Moves | IMG's Ivan Bart Adds Fashion Properties to Role, Theory Names Creative Director

This week, IMG Models president Ivan Bart will also oversee the global fashion events business, while Theory taps Francesco Fucci as its new creative director.
Ivan Bart | Source: Courtesy
  • Victoria Berezhna

LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.

IMG Models appoints fashion properties group president
Ivan Bart, president of IMG models, has been appointed to head up IMG's global fashion events business, in addition to his responsibilities as president. Bart joined IMG Models as creative director in 1994, and became president in 2014. In the role, he will oversee events including New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week.

Theory announces creative director
Francesco Fucci joins Theory as its new creative director for womenswear. He previously spent five years as head designer at The Row. Fucci's first collection will be Spring 2018 pre-collection.

Christian Dior Couture names managing director
Christian Dior Couture has appointed Charles Delapalme as managing director, in charge of commercial activities. He succeeds Serge Brunschwig, who was named chairman and chief executive of Fendi. Delapalme previously held senior positions at Fendi and Louis Vuitton.

Stuart Weitzman creative director exits
Less than four months after presenting his first full collection, Stuart Weitzman's creative director Giovanni Morelli has left the company. In a statement, Tapestry chief executive Victor Luis said Morelli violated company policies. A successor has not yet been named.

Revlon names CEO
Revlon Inc. has appointed Debra Perelman its chief executive. Perelman, daughter of the company's controlling shareholder, will be the first-ever female chief executive. She was previously senior executive at investment firm MacAndrews & Forbes, and takes over from Fabian Garcia, who stepped down earlier this year.

Tatler makes senior appointments
Tatler has named Emma Elwick-Bates as editor-at-large, Harriet Verney as fashion features editor and Serena Hood as contributing style editor. Elwick-Bates joins from Vogue US, where she held the position of fashion news editor, while Verney was previously senior editor at Love Magazine. Hood is the former executive fashion editor at British Vogue.

Vanity Fair appoints executive fashion director
Samira Nasr joins Vanity Fair as executive fashion director. Nasr joins the title from Elle, where she served as fashion director; prior to that, she was style director at InStyle. Her position will combine the roles of fashion director and creative director, previously held by Michael Carl and Jessica Diehl, respectively, who have stepped down.

Dr Martens hires CEO from Cath Kidston
Dr Martens has poached Cath Kidston chief executive Kenny Wilson to lead the brand. Wilson joined Cath Kidston as chief executive in 2011. His replacement will be announced soon.

J.C. Penney CEO leaves for Lowe's
Marvin Ellison has left his position as J.C. Penney's chief executive to lead Lowe's. Ellison joined the company in 2014, and became chief executive the following year. The surprise exit sent stock to historic lows as the department store chain struggles with declining sales and revenue.

Carbon38 names CMO
The lifestyle brand has appointed Helena Kaylin as chief merchandising officer, effective immediately. Kaylin will be based in Los Angeles, reporting directly to co-founder and chief executive Katie Warner Johnson. Kaylin joins the company from Lululemon, where she held the role of global vice president of merchandising.

Fendi appoints managing director of retail and wholesale
Giuseppe Oliveri joins the company as WW managing director, retail and wholesale, effective July 1. Oliveri will report directly to chairman and chief executive Serge Brunschwig. He was previously managing director, China, at Christian Dior Couture.

Editor's Note: This article was revised on 4 June, 2018. An earlier version of this article misstated that Katie Warner Johnson is the founder and chief executive of Carbon38. This is incorrect. Warner Johnson is the co-founder alongside Caroline Gogolak and chief executive.

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