MAKING HIS MARK: Mark Weber, who is to be succeeded by Caroline Brown as chief executive officer of Donna Karan International effective Jan. 15, helped LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton “plan for the future of the house,” the French group said.
“Mark has brought his steady hand to the organization, and led the business to seize new opportunities,” said Toni Belloni, group managing director of LVMH, which on Thursday announced Brown’s appointment, confirming a report in WWD on Sept. 30.
Weber, who logged eight years at the head of the New York-based fashion house, is to become a consultant for LVMH, as reported.
Brown is joining DKI from Carolina Herrera, where she is president. A graduate of Boston University, Brown started her career in 1991 at Bidermann Industries, before joining Giorgio Armani in 1993 in marketing and communications. She has also worked for Akris in the U.S.