BARTLE TO RALPH LAUREN: Kate Bartle, former communications director of Michael Kors, has joined Ralph Lauren Corp. as senior director, global fashion public relations and communications.

Prior to her role at Michael Kors, Bartle was global communications director for Belstaff, and before that communications director for Diane von Furstenberg.

Last week, Malcolm Carfrae said he had resigned as global head of communications, public relations and media at Ralph Lauren to open his own global consultancy. Part of his responsibilities will be assumed by Florinka Pesenti, vice president, public relations, luxury collections, who will oversee all brands globally, including special events and celebrity relations, and Ryan Lally, vice president of corporate communications, who has been elevated to vice president of global corporate communications.

Bartle reports to Pesenti.

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