Luxury goods firm Gucci Group has appointed Frederick Lukoff as president and CEO of its Stella McCartney brand.

Tha appointment will be effective from 23 February and follows September's announcement that Marco Bizzarri, Stella McCartney's current CEO, will leave to become president and CEO of Bottega Veneta.
Frederick Lukoff joins from the company from Lanvin, one of the oldest French couture houses, where he was director of business development. Previously he was managing director of luxury brand Paco Rabanne.
Stella McCartney said: "I'm thrilled Frederick is joining the company. I look forward to build the brand together to the next level."
Robert Polet, president and CEO of Gucci Group, said Lukoff "has a proven track record in developing luxury brands and I am certain that with his experience and talent he will be able to build on the brand's successes to date."

Gucci Group, which also owns the Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bédat & Co, Boucheron and Sergio Rossi brands, is itself owned by French luxury goods operator PPR Group.