LONDON: Kirsty Dale, the longtime UK public relations director for Coty Prestige, will join fashion magazine Elle in July.
Elle has hired Dale as executive fashion director. She is tasked with devising a strategy to develop the publication's relationships with luxury fashion clients.
“[Dale] will bring with her some extraordinary experience. This role will fully make use of her insight in both the editorial and commercial environments,” said Meribeth Parker, group publishing director at Elle parent Hearst Magazines.
Dale has served in her role at the luxury division of Coty for 14 years, overseeing a portfolio of licensed fragrance brands such as Calvin Klein, Balenciaga, and Chloe.
A Coty spokeswoman was unable to say whether the company planned to replace Dale, citing regulations preventing it from commenting on employee-related matters ahead of its planned IPO.
This story originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK, the sister publication of PRWeek at Haymarket Media.