The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.
He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.
Also joining the firm is S. Daniel Gissinger.
A celebration of his life will be held in the near future.
Weiss became a board member on Sept. 1.
Jane Shepherdson exits Whistles while Darren Topp joins L.K. Bennett.
The three brands, whose sale for $120 million to Delta Galil was announced this year, have laid off 65 across multiple departments.
Woolsey was formerly a digital executive at Barneys.