Here’s one more contact to update: Today, John Galliano S.A. announced the appointment of PR veteran Alex Malgouyres as the brand’s communications director. He will oversee all worldwide public relations activities for John Galliano and Galliano lines, including men’s, women’s, kids, accessories, jewelry, eyewear, timepieces, and fragrance. Previously, Malgouyres spent five years at Burberry, holding the Paris-based post of PR director for continental Europe and PR director for the Americas, based in New York. Prior to that, he worked in the Paris office of KCD, where he spent four years handling PR for Alexander McQueen, Helmut Lang, and Kim Jones in France and Italy. He also worked with clients such as Gucci and YSL. The appointment is effective immediately.
January 3 was a day of firsts for many new employees of New York’s top PR agencies and fashion brands. Among the notable appointments:
Kate Etter has been named director of public relations at Tory Burch. This is a new position, and Etter will report to Frances Pennington, VP of global public relations and brand communications. Most recently, Etter served as senior account manager at PR Consulting, where she handled accounts such as Jil Sander, Narciso Rodriguez, and Nina Ricci. Prior to that, Etter served as PR manager at Nina Ricci.
New year, new you, new director of PR at Calvin Klein. Today, the brand announced the appointment of Christopher Martinelli as director of public relations, men’s wear and men’s celebrity. He will oversee domestic PR efforts for menâ€™s clothing and accessories for Calvin Klein Collection, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, and Calvin Klein Underwear. Martinelli will report to Malcolm Carfrae, Calvin Klein Inc’s EVP of global communications. He succeeds Josh Reed, who left the company to pursue other interests and move to California. Previously, Martinelli served as VP of communications at Starworks Group.