Barbara Cirkva

Chanel Inc. has named Barbara Cirkva to be division president of fashion, watches and fine jewelry in the U.S., and appointed two senior executives in wholesale and retail.

NEW YORK — Chanel Inc. has named Barbara Cirkva to be division president of fashion, watches and fine jewelry in the U.S., and appointed two senior executives in wholesale and retail.

Cirkva had been executive vice president of fashion, watches and fine jewelry. She will continue to report to Maureen Chiquet, president and chief operating officer of Chanel’s U.S. division.

In addition, the company hired Dominic De Vetta for the newly created job of senior vice president of wholesale for ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes. De Vetta joined from Chanel UK, where he was regional marketing director in charge of Fragrance and Beauté. He also oversaw that business in regions such as Canada, Mexico and South America.

De Vetta’s responsibilities were held by Mary-Adair Macaire, former vice president of wholesale for rtw, and Linda Russell, the ex-vice president of wholesale for accessories. Macaire was moved to Chanel’s Paris headquarters last year, and Russell left the company. In his new post, De Vetta reports to Cirkva.

Chanel also tapped David Aste to be vice president of boutiques, a new post. Aste will oversee 13 of the 18 boutiques, reporting to Susan Clatworthy, senior vice president of retail. Aste joined from Giorgio Armani Corp., where he was vice president of retail.

This story first appeared in the June 12, 2006 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

load comments
blog comments powered by Disqus