GILBEY JOINS EMANUEL

NEW YORK — Gearing up for expansion with licensed products, Emanuel/Emanuel Ungaro has appointed Adrian Gilbey to the new post of senior vice president, creative director.
Previously, Gilbey was vice president of design at Donna Karan International, where he coordinated design teams for the men’s and women’s collections, shoes, accessories and home furnishings.
At Emanuel, Gilbey will be responsible for directing and coordinating the design of licensed products, working with Esther Chen, senior vice president, design director.
The company declined to identify which products are planned, but said five categories are under negotiation.
Gilbey reports to Kimberly Perrone, president and chief operating officer of Emanuel/Emanuel Ungaro, GFT USA Corp.’s $150 million bridge sportswear business. He will also work with Maura de Visscher, Emanuel’s chief executive officer, on the development of all licensed businesses.
No successor for Gilbey has been named at Donna Karan.

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