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LVMH Confirms Eric Marechalle as CEO of Marc Jacobs

PARIS — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said Eric Marechalle is to leave Kenzo and become the chief executive officer of Marc Jacobs International in the third quarter of the year.
This confirms a report in WWD on June 21 that Marechalle would take over from Sebastian Suhl, who is leaving LVMH “to pursue personal interests.”
Marechalle will continue to report to Pierre-Yves Roussel, ceo of LVMH Fashion Group, which spans a host of brands from Givenchy and Céline to Emilio Pucci, along with Kenzo and Marc Jacobs.
Roussel said Marechalle’s “strong experience in brand management” would “give a new impetus” to Marc Jacobs and “further help us develop it, in collaboration with Marc.”
Marechalle’s successor at Kenzo has yet to be named.
WWD reported on May 26 that Suhl would soon exit Marc Jacobs, which he joined in 2014.
Under Suhl’s watch, the Marc by Marc Jacobs brand, launched in 2000, was eliminated with the intention of unifying both it and the Marc Jacobs Collection under the singular Jacobs label while expanding the range of contemporary offerings and price points.
Marechalle knows that space well, having been charged at Kenzo with refocusing the brand from its designer roots to a more overtly energetic, contemporary perspective. Shortly after

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