CHANEL PROMOTES 3 IN U.S. FASHION UNIT
NEW YORK — Chanel Inc., the U.S. arm of the Paris fashion house, named three executives to new positions in its fashion division on Thursday.
Mary Adaire-Macaire has been promoted to executive director, ready-to-wear, Holli Perone-Thompson has been named vice president, watches and fine jewelry, and Wendy Svarre has been promoted to vice president, accessories and shoes.
Adaire-Macaire, who has been with the company since 1986, had been director of the department. She will continue to oversee sales, marketing, personnel training and promotion of Chanel rtw in the U.S.
Perone-Thompson’s promotion comes after successfully launching two new businesses in the last five years.
Last year, she spearheaded the distribution of Chanel Haute Joaillerie, the fine jewelry collection, to Chanel boutiques in Ala Moana, Hawaii, Aspen, Colo., Beverly Hills, and Bal Harbour and Palm Beach, Fla. In 1990, Perone-Thompson was in charge of launching Le Temps Chanel, a watch line, to upscale stores and Chanel boutiques in the U.S.
Svarre, who has been overseeing the accessories division for the past eight years, will continue to supervise sales, distribution, marketing and promotion of Chanel’s accessories and shoe business in the U.S.
The positions are all new, and reflect the growth of the fashion division, according to a company spokeswoman.
All three report to Barbara Cirkva, senior vice president, retail and wholesale fashion division.