The executive, who joins the brand from Céline, succeeds Luca Voarino in the post.
The spotlight is on Gobbetti, who has taken the helm of a company in transition.
The long arm of austerity has stretched to executives’ perks and bonuses.
The fashion house will roll out its fall collection exclusively at the Los Angeles retailer.
At Paris Fashion Week, designers let it all hang out, with dangling threads, strings and other adornments.
The tailored pantsuit, meant to empower women in turbulent times, made a big comeback at Paris Fashion Week.
“Paris is important not for the general public — it’s also for the fashion snobs. Those people own the power and influence. For them to shift, a Céline show needs to have [plus-sized models]. A Prada show needs to have it.”
Berluti executive Séverine Merle succeeds Marco Gobbetti at the French fashion house.
Chloé confirmed Monday that Clare Waight Keller will exit the brand in March, and WWD has learned that she has another job lined up, though not at Burberry or Céline.
Industry sources say the revamped and expanded site is slated to launch mid-year.