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Power Moves | Vanity Fair France Announces Fashion Director, Browns Makes Changes to Buying Team

This week, Vanity Fair France names Camille Bidault-Waddington as fashion director, while Browns announces several appointments within its buying department.
Camille Bidault-Waddington | Source: Courtesy
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LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.

Vanity Fair France names fashion director amid editorial appointments
Stylist Camille Bidault-Waddington — who has worked for titles including Dazed, Another and Purple and consulted for brands such as Chloé and Hermès — is the new fashion director of Vanity Fair France, as of March 25. She succeeds Virginie Mouzat, who left the company March 4, and reports to editorial director Joseph Ghosn.

Also reporting to Ghosn is Pierre Groppo, who was made editor-in-chief of fashion features and lifestyle for the magazine’s “Vanités” section. Groppo was previously fashion and lifestyle editor and will now oversee the work of the new leader of the beauty and jewellery section, Bénédicte Burguet.

Browns makes buying team changes
Browns has promoted Ida Petersson, womenswear buying director, to buying director for womenswear and menswear and Dean Cook, menswear buying manager, to head of menswear buying. The luxury e-tailer has also announced that current buyer for shoes Hollie Harding will become womenswear buying manager of non-apparel.

SMCP announces CEO of Sandro, CEO of Claudie Pierlot
SMCP Group has appointed Isabelle Allouch chief executive of Sandro, effective April 8. Formerly the chief executive of Claudie Pierlot, her successor in the role is Jean-Baptiste Dacquin, who was previously SMCP's human resources director.

Calvin Klein names chief merchandising officer amid senior leadership shakeup
Calvin Klein has promoted Marcella Wartenbergh from president of brand management, Europe to chief merchandising officer. Wartenbergh, who will continue to serve as global head of licensing and international markets, reports to chief executive Steve Shiffman.

The company also announced the promotion of shoes and accessories creative director Ulrich Grimm to the newly created role of global head of non-apparel design, and former underwear lead Suzanne Barton has been appointed global head of close-to-body design.

Harper's Bazaar taps Barneys to lead ShopBazaar
Harper's Bazaar has appointed Lillian Yim as executive director, e-commerce of ShopBazaar, the publication's e-commerce arm. Yim joins the company with immediate effect from Barneys New York, where she was senior vice president of digital merchandising. Replacing Katie Hobbs, she reports to Carol Smith, Harper's Bazaar vice president, publisher and chief revenue officer.

Jonathan Anderson named V&A board trustee
In addition to his role as creative director at Loewe and namesake label JW Anderson, Jonathan Anderson has been named a trustee of the Victoria & Albert Museum by UK prime minister Theresa May. Anderson will work alongside 17 other board members in his tenure as trustee, which will last 4 years.

Michael Kors steps down from Capri board
Michael Kors has stepped down from his position as director and executive officer of Capri Holdings, formerly Michael Kors Holdings, as of March 29. Kors will remain chief creative officer and honorary chairman of his namesake brand.

Carine Roitfeld named Karl Lagerfeld style adviser
Carine Roitfeld, former Vogue editor and close collaborator of the late Karl Lagerfeld, has been formally named style advisor for Lagerfeld's eponymous brand. Roitfeld's first collection will be Spring/Summer 2020.

Mytheresa taps Sneakerboy founder for menswear buying director
Following its expansion into menswear, luxury e-tailer Mytheresa has appointed Chris Kyvetos to lead the new category as buying director. Kyvetos, founder of luxury sneaker platform Sneakerboy, is also Balenciaga's buyer and franchise partner in Australia.

Madewell announces first CEO
J.Crew-owned Madewell has made brand president Libby Wadle its first ever chief executive, effective immediately.

Condé Nast names first global CEO, chairman of the board
Roger Lynch has been appointed the first ever global chief executive of Condé Nast. Joining the company from music streaming company Pandora, where he was chief executive and president, Lynch begins in his new role April 22. He was also sit on the board of directors.

Condé Nast has also announced the appointment of Jonathan Newhouse, formerly chairman and chief executive of Condé Nast international, to chairman of the board of directors.

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