Chanel Inc. has promoted Joyce Green to the position of executive vice president of fashion for the U.S.
She succeeds Barbara Cirkva, president of fashion, who said last April that she would step down from her post in March 2016.
Most recently, Green was senior vice president of multibrand retail in the fashion division, a role she assumed in 2013. Earlier she was Chanel’s senior vice president of makeup marketing, before which she was senior vice president of sales in the fragrance and beauty division. Prior to joining Chanel in 2007, Green held senior-level posts at Kiehl’s Since 1851, Clarins and Guerlain.
“With her deep understanding of Chanel from multiple vantage points and across all channels, as well as her strong leadership and client-centric approach, Joyce is perfectly poised to lead the fashion division and our clients into the future,” said John Galantic, president and chief operating officer of Chanel.
Green assumes her new role in January and will report to Galantic. She will work closely with Cirkva prior to her departure to ensure a seamless transition, said the company.
Cirkva, a 28-year veteran of Chanel, has been instrumental in elevating the image of the brand while dramatically building the business. In addition to working at Chanel, Cirkva is the co-owner of Fleur, a garden antiques shop in Mount Kisco, N.Y., along with her husband, John Schumacher.