FRENCH CONNECTION: Valérie Lebérichel has been named Miu Miu’s new worldwide communications and external relations director, effective Monday. She joins the Italian label after a 10-year career at Céline in Paris, where she was most recently worldwide communications manager. Prior to that, she was at Issey Miyake Europe.

Lebérichel reports to Miu Miu chief executive officer Aldo Gotti and Prada Group communications and external relations director Stefano Cantino. She will be based between Milan and Paris.

This story first appeared in the April 19, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.