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Power Moves | Lucia Pica to Chanel, Dov Charney Fired, Cagalj to Ports 1961

BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Lucia Pica | Source: Courtesy
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  • Kati Chitrakorn

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

Chanel Names Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer
Italian make-up artist Lucia Pica has been appointed as the new global creative make-up and colour designer for Chanel, effective January 1. She succeeds former creative director of make-up Peter Phillips, who left the French fashion house in 2013. Since Phillips' departure, make-up artist Tom Pecheux has been responsible for creating the brand's runway looks. Pica has been a freelance make-up artist since 2008 for Dior, House of Holland, Peter Pilotto and Roksanda Ilincic.

Dov Charney Fired
Dov Charney, the chief executive of American Apparel, has been fired from the company that he founded in 1998. In June, Charney was suspended as president and CEO by the board for alleged misconduct, and was then put under suspension, but still served as a consultant to the Los Angeles company. Paula Schneider, who has previously served as president of brands including BCBG Max Azria and Warnaco Swimwear group, has been appointed as the new chief executive, starting January 5, while interim CEO Scott Brubaker will remain a consultant to the brand.

Natasa Cagalj to Ports 1961
Luxury brand Ports 1961 has appointed Natasa Cagalj as the new creative director for its womenswear collections. Cagalj succeeds Fiona Cibani, who has been promoted to president of the label. Cagalj previously served as head of design at Stella McCartney, before going freelance in 2012. Cagalj's appointment comes just under six months after Milan Vukmirovic was appointed to take over the men's collections.

Wolford Appoints CEO
Austrian hosiery maker Wolford has appointed Ashish Sensarma as the company's chief executive, effective January 7. She replaces Holger Dahmen, who left the Bregenz-based firm earlier this year after 10 years at its helm. Axel Dreher has been named deputy CEO in addition to his role as chief operation officer, and the moves follow the company's appointment of Grit Seymour as creative director in November.

Escada Taps McMahon as CEO
Luxury fashion and accessories brand Escada has named Glenn McMahon as its new chief executive, effective January. McMahon succeeds former CEO Bruno Sälzer, who left after his contract expired in November for British urban apparel brand Bench. McMahon will be based at Escada's headquarters in Munich. Previously, McMahon was president and chief executive at Tamara Mellon.

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