Howard Socol

Most Recent Articles On Fashion Scoops More Articles By David Moin CELESTINO TO TAHARI: Elie Tahari has tapped Michael Celestino, the former Barneys New York executive, to be president of retail, according to sources. Celestino left Barneys in February 2011 after a 20-year career at the luxury chain where he last served as executive vice president of store operations and played a crucial role during the two-year stretch that Barneys operated without a chief executive officer until the arrival of Mark Lee in the fall of 2010. Celestino was on the front lines in the stores, talking to managers

New York-based luxury department store retailer Barneys New York announced that it has named Mark Lee as its new CEO, effective Sept. 1, according to Barneys has not had a CEO since Howard Socol left in June 2008, and was being managed by a committee of seven executives in the interim. Lee was formerly the CEO of Italian fashion house Gucci, from 2004 to 2008. Prior to joining Gucci in 1996, Lee held positions at Saks Fifth Avenue, Giorgio Armani and Yves Saint Laurent. SAVE | EMAIL | PRINT | MOST POPULAR | RSS | REPRINTS DDI's

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