Chloé, the Richemont-owned luxury house, has appointed Riccardo Bellini, the former CEO of Maison Margiela, as its new CEO.
Bellini replaces Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye from 1 December this year. De La Bourdonnaye, a former CEO of UK department store Liberty, has been with Chloé for nine years.
The move to Richemont marks the end of a long-standing professional relationship between Bellini and Margiela owner Renzo Rosso. Bellini joined Rosso’s Diesel brand in 2007, initially heading up the UK and Ireland.
He then took on various senior roles at Diesel HQ in Italy and was appointed CEO of Maison Margiela in 2017. It is not known who will replace Bellini at Margiela but parent company OTB revealed yesterday that its creative director, the British designer John Galliano, had renewed his contract.