Kering appoints Sarah Crook as CEO of Christopher Kane

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Kering has appointed Sarah Crook as Chief Executive Officer of the brand Christopher Kane, effective November 17, 2014. She will report to Marco Bizzarri, CEO of Kering ‘Luxury – Couture & Leather Goods’ division. Sarah Crook will succeed Alexandre de Brettes who has successfully completed the integration of Christopher Kane within the Kering Group. He will remain within the Christopher Kane company to ensure a smooth transition, before taking another position within the Group.

Previously strategic brand & business consultant to the British Fashion Council and leading fashion brands for two years, Sarah Crook worked at Stella McCartney between 2004 and 2012, first as merchandise & business development director and then as vice-president. As CEO of Christopher Kane, her mission will be to pursue and accelerate the building of the Christopher Kane brand globally.

Marco Bizzarri, CEO of Kering’s ‘Luxury - Couture & Leather Goods’ division, said talking about her appointment, “We are pleased to welcome Sarah Crook back to the Kering Group to take the helm at Christopher Kane. I’m confident that both her strong merchandising and commercial skills and her extensive expertise in business development acquired over the years will benefit the Christopher Kane brand in its strategic expansion.”

Sarah Crook, a British national, began her career in 1993 at Club 21 Distribution UK Ltd as wholesale manager for various fashion brands, before moving to the position of business development director for ten years. She joined Stella McCartney in 2004 as merchandise and business development director and was appointed vice-president in 2009. She recently operated as a strategic brand & business consultant to the British Fashion Council and major fashion brands.

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