Luxury fashion house J. Mendel has named Marc Durie

from Louis Vuitton as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, following a five-month search.

Durie, who was formerly Louis Vuitton’s Vice President of Merchandising for the Asia Pacific region, will take up his new role from August 27, and will report directly to the label’s Creative Director, Gilles Mendel.

"The possibility to develop the global potential of an ultra-luxury brand synonymous with exclusivity, femininity and craftsmanship, with its two ateliers in the very heart of Manhattan, comes rarely," Durie told WWD. "I am truly excited about this opportunity."

Durie succeeds Susan Sokol, who announced her exit from the fashion brand in February, following a five-year tenure.

"After conducting a thorough search with our partners, The Gores Group, we are convinced that Marc is the right leader for J. Mendel's future," said Mendel to WWD. "His intimate knowledge of the luxury universe, along with his considerable experience in key international markets, makes him well-poised to achieve successful growth of the J. Mendel brand around the world."

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