Tom Ford: Lelio Gavazza appointed new Fashion Division CEO

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Lelio Gavazza becomes the new CEO of Tom Ford’s fashion division. He will begin his duties on September 18, according to a press release issued last Tuesday by the brand.

 

Lelio Gavazza, current and future former Executive Vice President of Sales and Retail at Bvlgari, will become, from September, the CEO of the fashion company Tom Ford.

 

This announcement comes after the acquisition of Tom Ford by the cosmetics group Estée Lauder, won against its rival Kering. Through this agreement, Estée Lauder became the sole owner of the Tom Ford brand, including its trademarks and other intellectual property rights.

 

At the close of the deal, Guillaume Jesel was appointed president and CEO of the eponymous brand, and Peter Hawkings became the new creative director.

 

Upon completion of his new role, Lelio Gavazza will report directly to Ermenegildo Zegna, CEO of the Zegna Group, who currently holds the license for all Tom Ford fashion products and accessories, including the underwear, haute-joaillerie, children’s fashion, textile and interior decoration.

 

I am delighted to welcome Lelio Gavazza as CEO of Tom Ford Fashion,” said Guillaume Jesel in the statement. “Estée Lauder and Tom Ford have an exceptional and long-standing relationship with Gildo Zegna and the Zegna Group. We look forward to working closely with Ermenegildo Zegna, Lelio Gavazza and their teams to bring Tom Ford Fashion to its next level in global luxury“.

 

The agreement with Estée Lauder included a continuation of the long-standing Zegna Group license for Tom Ford men’s clothing, which the company has held since 2006, as well as an extension of this agreement to include all Tom Ford products, now licensed by the group.

 

Lelio Gavazza’s strong track record of global leadership brings exceptional luxury expertise to Tom Ford Fashion in retail management, wholesale distribution, marketing, digital and key markets including China“, said Zegna in the statement, before adding: “I personally know and appreciate Lelio for many years, and I am convinced that his world-class business acumen, his deep international experience and leadership skills will prove invaluable in developing the TOM FORD FASHION business on a global scale“.

 

Lelio Gavazza: the future new head of Tom Ford Fashion

 

Currently, Lelio Gavazza works as Executive Vice President of Sales and Retail at Bvlgari, owned by LVMH. Prior to that, he spent over two years at Sharmoon, a Chinese men’s clothing company, including 11 months as CEO.

 

When he takes up his position with Tom Ford, he will also be part of the executive management of the Zegna Group, which owns brands such as Zegna or Thom Browne.

 

As CEO, he will be responsible for the entire Tom Ford Fashion business, which also includes collections development, merchandising, production, retail and wholesale distribution. He will also work closely with Guillaume Jesel (president and CEO) to ensure “the alignment of fashion with the brand’s holistic luxury strategy” according to the statement.

 

I am honoured to join the Zegna Group as CEO of Tom Ford Fashion and look forward to working with Gildo Zegna and partnering with Guillaume Jesel to continue to drive Tom Ford’s growth at the forefront of luxury fashion“, said Mr Gavazza in the statement.

 

For his part, Peter Hawkings, Creative Director since last May, will unveil his first women’s clothing collection at Milan’s Fashion Week in September 2023.

 

Read also >Estée Lauder’s acquisition of Tom Ford focuses on fragrances

 

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Lelio Gavazza becomes the new CEO of Tom Ford’s fashion division. He will begin his duties on September 18, according to a press release issued last Tuesday by the brand.

 

Lelio Gavazza, current and future former Executive Vice President of Sales and Retail at Bvlgari, will become, from September, the CEO of the fashion company Tom Ford.

 

This announcement comes after the acquisition of Tom Ford by the cosmetics group Estée Lauder, won against its rival Kering. Through this agreement, Estée Lauder became the sole owner of the Tom Ford brand, including its trademarks and other intellectual property rights.

 

At the close of the deal, Guillaume Jesel was appointed president and CEO of the eponymous brand, and Peter Hawkings became the new creative director.

 

Upon completion of his new role, Lelio Gavazza will report directly to Ermenegildo Zegna, CEO of the Zegna Group, who currently holds the license for all Tom Ford fashion products and accessories, including the underwear, haute-joaillerie, children’s fashion, textile and interior decoration.

 

I am delighted to welcome Lelio Gavazza as CEO of Tom Ford Fashion,” said Guillaume Jesel in the statement. “Estée Lauder and Tom Ford have an exceptional and long-standing relationship with Gildo Zegna and the Zegna Group. We look forward to working closely with Ermenegildo Zegna, Lelio Gavazza and their teams to bring Tom Ford Fashion to its next level in global luxury“.

 

The agreement with Estée Lauder included a continuation of the long-standing Zegna Group license for Tom Ford men’s clothing, which the company has held since 2006, as well as an extension of this agreement to include all Tom Ford products, now licensed by the group.

 

Lelio Gavazza’s strong track record of global leadership brings exceptional luxury expertise to Tom Ford Fashion in retail management, wholesale distribution, marketing, digital and key markets including China“, said Zegna in the statement, before adding: “I personally know and appreciate Lelio for many years, and I am convinced that his world-class business acumen, his deep international experience and leadership skills will prove invaluable in developing the TOM FORD FASHION business on a global scale“.

 

Lelio Gavazza: Tom Ford’s new thinking head

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Lelio Gavazza becomes the new CEO of Tom Ford’s fashion division. He will begin his duties on September 18, according to a press release issued last Tuesday by the brand.

 

Lelio Gavazza, current and future former Executive Vice President of Sales and Retail at Bvlgari, will become, from September, the CEO of the fashion company Tom Ford.

 

This announcement comes after the acquisition of Tom Ford by the cosmetics group Estée Lauder, won against its rival Kering. Through this agreement, Estée Lauder became the sole owner of the Tom Ford brand, including its trademarks and other intellectual property rights.

 

At the close of the deal, Guillaume Jesel was appointed president and CEO of the eponymous brand, and Peter Hawkings became the new creative director.

 

Upon completion of his new role, Lelio Gavazza will report directly to Ermenegildo Zegna, CEO of the Zegna Group, who currently holds the license for all Tom Ford fashion products and accessories, including the underwear, haute-joaillerie, children’s fashion, textile and interior decoration.

 

I am delighted to welcome Lelio Gavazza as CEO of Tom Ford Fashion,” said Guillaume Jesel in the statement. “Estée Lauder and Tom Ford have an exceptional and long-standing relationship with Gildo Zegna and the Zegna Group. We look forward to working closely with Ermenegildo Zegna, Lelio Gavazza and their teams to bring Tom Ford Fashion to its next level in global luxury“.

 

The agreement with Estée Lauder included a continuation of the long-standing Zegna Group license for Tom Ford men’s clothing, which the company has held since 2006, as well as an extension of this agreement to include all Tom Ford products, now licensed by the group.

 

Lelio Gavazza’s strong track record of global leadership brings exceptional luxury expertise to Tom Ford Fashion in retail management, wholesale distribution, marketing, digital and key markets including China“, said Zegna in the statement, before adding: “I personally know and appreciate Lelio for many years, and I am convinced that his world-class business acumen, his deep international experience and leadership skills will prove invaluable in developing the TOM FORD FASHION business on a global scale“.

 

Lelio Gavazza: Tom Ford’s new thinking head

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