NEW YORK — The transition of Kasper A.S.L. into its new ownership by Jones Apparel Group is continuing to take a toll on Kasper’s personnel, as sources said Wendy R. Chivian, president of its Anne Klein division, is expected to leave the company.

After Jones won an auction during Kasper’s bankruptcy proceedings with a $215.5 million offer in August, Jones has been moving quickly to strategize its plans for Anne Klein — the most high-profile label in Kasper’s portfolio —to be implemented once the transaction is completed within the next few weeks. While insiders said Jones apparently intends to leave Kasper’s core better suit business alone, there have been several indications that the company plans to rebuild Anne Klein, which has a relatively small volume but a lot of potential for growth, with its own team. Sources said Chivian was recently asked to leave the company following the transition.

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