David Yurman has promoted Carol Pennelli to the position of brand president.Pennelli is a veteran of the brand, having spent the last 15 years in a variety of roles — most recently as chief commercial officer. She originally joined Yurman from the beauty sector, lastly working with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics as senior vice president of sales, education and global special events.Pennelli’s new role is effective immediately. She will report directly to David Yurman, who continues as the brand’s chairman and chief executive officer. In her new role, Pennelli will oversee “all functions outside of design and creative,” according to the company.Yurman said of the appointment: “Since Carol joined our company over 15 years ago, we have transformed from a wholesale company to a dynamic global omnichannel organization. Carol has been critical to our business’ growth across all commerce points, and has a unique and deep understanding of our brand. We are well positioned for growth under her leadership, and I look forward to continuing working with Carol to achieve greater success.”Pennelli added of the promotion: “I am honored for the opportunity to be at the helm of David Yurman as this dynamic American brand evolves into a truly global organization. Working closely with David, Sybil and Evan, I look forward to fostering an environment that seamlessly unites functions, while elevating the innovative and entrepreneurial DNA of David Yurman.”In May 2017, then-ceo Gabriella Forte resigned after a two-year run and Yurman stepped in as interim ceo — a role he has now taken on permanently.Yurman associates were informed of Pennelli's appointment Tuesday afternoon.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion