Capri Holdings Limited (NYSE:CPRI, Financial), a global fashion luxury group, today announced the appointment of Emmanuel Gintzburger as Chief Executive Officer of Versace effective September 12, 2022. Mr. Gintzburger will report to John D. Idol, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capri Holdings.
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Mr. Gintzburger joins Versace from Alexander McQueen, where he served as CEO since May 2016. Prior to joining Alexander McQueen, Mr. Gintzburger was Worldwide Retail and Wholesale Director for Saint Laurent from 2011 to 2016, having joined the Parisian fashion house in 2009 as the Europe Retail Director. From 2007 to 2009, he served as International Retail Director at Lanvin, and prior to that he held regional retail and marketing leadership roles at Sephora. Mr. Gintzburger also spent six years at Louis Vuitton in Hong Kong.
John D. Idol, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capri Holdings, said, “I am excited to welcome Emmanuel as our new Chief Executive Officer of Versace. He has a proven track record of building global fashion luxury houses. We believe that Emmanuel’s vision for Versace will help us achieve our ambitions for the future. Versace already has strong momentum and Emmanuel’s leadership will help us further accelerate our plans and strengthen our strategic initiatives.”
Donatella Versace, Chief Creative Officer of Versace, said, “I am delighted Emmanuel has joined the Versace family; he has an amazing background in luxury. As soon as I met him, I knew he was the perfect partner to help us take Versace to even greater heights.”
Emmanuel Gintzburger said, “I am thrilled to be joining Versace as Chief Executive Officer. I have long admired the unparalleled style and fearless narrative of the house. I look forward to having the opportunity to partner with Donatella and the talented Versace management team to accelerate growth and strengthen the position of Versace as a leading fashion luxury house.”
About Capri Holdings Limited
Capri Holdings Limited is a global fashion luxury group, consisting of iconic brands that are industry leaders in design, style and craftsmanship. Its brands cover the full spectrum of fashion luxury categories including women’s and men’s accessories, footwear and ready-to-wear as well as wearable technology, watches, jewelry, eyewear and a full line of fragrance products. The Company’s goal is to continue to extend the global reach of its brands while ensuring that they maintain their independence and exclusive DNA. Capri Holdings Limited is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker CPRI.
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