Karen Watkins has been named executive vice president of Christian Dior Inc., effective May 4.
Watkins will be responsible for all of the company’s U.S. retail operations, and will report to Christian Dior Inc. president Pamela Baxter. Watkins was most recently senior vice president of stores, Western Region, for Louis Vuitton North America. Before that, she worked at Saks Fifth Avenue, Joan & David Helpern Inc. and Bally of Switzerland. She replaces Augustin de Buffevent.
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