NEW YORK — Esther Chen has been promoted to senior vice president, a new post, from vice president of design for Emanuel/Emanuel Ungaro. She remains design director.
Chen, who reports to Kim Perrone, president and chief operating officer, continues to oversee design for the company’s two lines — Emanuel/ Emanuel Ungaro and Emanuel/ Emanuel Ungaro Liberte. Her responsibilities have been expanded to handle growth in the company’s design area, an Emanuel spokeswoman said.
Reflecting that growth, earlier this month Elizabeth Rickard and Jeffrey Kong joined the company as senior designer of the collection line and senior designer of Liberte, respectively. Both positions are new.
Rickard and Kong report to Chen.
Rickard was a designer at Giorgio Armani SpA. Kong most recently was senior designer at Iceberg Jeans.

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