HBC sees Burstell engaged in bringing innovative concepts to all of its divisions.
A product and marketing executive at Yves Saint Laurent, he will take over Isabelle Guichot's role.
The fragrance pioneer has married his twin passions for perfume and architecture with the opening of his West Village boutique.
The series of 11 temporary venues will be set up simultaneously in eight different countries.
The AFA orchestrated an open talk between the designer and Margaret Russell, editor in chief of Architectural Digest.