Versace appoints former Alexander McQueen boss as CEO
Gintzburger joins Versace from Alexander McQueen, where he served as CEO since May 2016. Prior to this, he was Worldwide Retail and Wholesale Director for Saint Laurent and International Retail Director at Lanvin.
In his new role, Gintzburger will report directly to John D. Idol, Chairman and CEO of Capri Holdings.
John D. Idol, Chairman and CEO 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, newly appointed Versace CEO, 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.”