LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Andrew Bolton to Lead Met's Costume Institute
Curator Andrew Bolton will lead The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute beginning next year. He succeeds lead curator Harold Koda, who will retire in January after 15 years in the role. After a nine-year tenure with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Bolton joined the Costume Institute in 2002 and has been responsible for curating a number of high profile exhibitions, including 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' (2011) and 'China: Through the Looking Glass' (2015), the latter of which was the Met's fifth most-visited exhibition of all time.
Harriet Hawksworth has joined Style.com as senior womenswear editor. Previously, she was editorial director at online retailer Lyst. Additionally, Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-chief and Condé Nast artistic director, and former Apple executive Pascal Cagni have been named to the board of directors of Style.com.
Billabong Director Resigns
Matthew Wilson has resigned as director of Billabong International after two years in the role, owing to a potential conflict of interest involving one of the company's major shareholders, Oaktree Capital Management. Thomas Casarella, an alternate director for Wilson, has also resigned.
Mulberry Group Finance Director Steps Down
Roger Mather is stepping down as group finance director at Mulberry to "seek further career opportunities," according to a spokesperson for the company. Mather, who has been with the luxury brand since 2007, will remain on the board until 30 June, 2016 to ensure that there is a smooth transition with his successor.
Telegraph Media Group Names Head of Magazines
Sasha Slater has joined the Telegraph Media Group as head of magazines. She will edit the Saturday Telegraph magazine and oversee TMG's other lifestyle publications, including the Luxury and Sunday Telegraph brands. Slater joins from Harper's Bazaar, where she was deputy editor.
Lyst Announces Senior Hires
Fashion e-commerce site Lyst has made three new senior hires. Jose Ojeda joins Lyst as chief operating officer. Most recently, he was chief executive at Zalora Thailand, an online fashion site in South East Asia. Sarika Rastogi, previous US head of communications at Tod's, joins as US vice president of communications. Lastly, Katherine Ormerod joins as editorial director. She was previously senior fashion news and features editor at Grazia.
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