Friday, 25 June 2010
Prada has announced news this week that Randy Kabat, executive vice president for marketing and advertising, will be leaving in July after 13 years. As the business counterpart to Miuccia Prada’s creativity, Kabat noted of her time as having been “truly rewarding”. Kabat now seeks a different professional challenge, taking her priceless experience at Prada with her.
For Gucci and YSL, presidential changes have come into fruition this week, with YSL America president Laura Lendrum, taking on the title of Gucci America president. In her place at YSL will be Brant Cryder (formally of Prada). Both changes will be official as of August 1st.
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