Anna Wintour and Pascal Cagni named to board of directors of Style.com
They join Chuck Townsend, Condé Nast US CEO; Bob Sauerberg, Condé Nast US President; Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman and Chief Executive of Condé Nast International; Nicholas Coleridge, President of Condé Nast International and Franck Zayan, President of Style.com.
Style.com will be an e-commerce and omni-channel shopping experience launching initially in Britain, which will allow users the opportunity to shop the UK editions of Condé Nast brands, like Vogue or GQ, through the magazines’ print editions or websites; or directly through the Style.com website. Other international Condé Nast titles and websites will be added.
Wintour has been Editor of American Vogue since 1988 and in 2013 was named Artistic Director of Condé Nast in the US. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Great Britain’s Order of the British Empire and Knight of the Legion of Honor in France. In 2009 President Obama appointed her to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. She serves as a Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Cagni made his mark at Apple where he was appointed by Steve Jobs in 2000 as General Manager/Vice President of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Under his 12-year leadership the EMEA region enjoyed extraordinary results and growth. Today Cagni is a partner and founder of C4 Ventures, which invests in start-up companies, and he contributes to their product road map and international rollout. Pascal serves as a supervisory board member of Vivendi and a non-executive director of Kingfisher. He has been decorated as Knight in the National Order of Merit of France.
“Anna and Pascal bring the highest level of experience, know-how and authority to the Style.com board. They are stars in their respective fields, each with a terrific track record of accomplishment. They will bring their unique talents to Style.com,” said Jonathan Newhouse.
Wintour commented, “The new Style.com will make the readers’ editorial experience even richer and provide greater access and insights into the worlds they love. I am thrilled to bring everything I know about the fashion industry to a project that is brilliantly engaged with the present—and going to shape the future”.
Cagni remarked, “Over the past years I witnessed how curated luxury, fashion, e-commerce and technology come together to surprise and delight consumers by redefining their buying experience. I am delighted to join the board of Style.com, to create a future worldwide leader at the forefront of this disruptive trend.”
According to Franck Zayan, Style.com has already signed more than 200 retail partners, mainly fashion brands. He commented, “The interest and anticipation on the part of the brands who want to sell on Style.com is enormous.”
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