Vivarte Taps Two New Executives

Lionel Giraud and Monique Fischer have joined the French retail group.

PARIS — French retail group Vivarte has named former Courrèges chief creative officer Lionel Giraud as chief executive officer of its footwear brand André.

Giraud left French fashion house Courrèges last month. He hasn’t been replaced, Courrèges said.

Before that, Giraud was vice president and artistic director of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned jewelry brand Chaumet.

He reports to Philippe Pastor, general manager of the fashion footwear division, which also includes Mosquitos and Pataugas.

The group also announced the nomination of Monique Fischer, former vice president of international sales at fashion group Gerry Weber, as group international director. She joins the executive board, presided by Marc Lelandais.

Vivarte’s cradle of more than 20 brands and retail banners includes Kookaï, Naf Naf and Chevignon.