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Diane von Furstenberg appoints new chief executive

Belgian-born US fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg has appointed former vice president of apparel and visual merchandising for US brand Tony Burch, Paolo Riva, as chief executive of her company after a two-year search.

Riva, who has previously worked for Valentino and Salvatore Ferragamo, begins his new role on May 18. He was at Tony Burch for three years.

Von Furstenberg said: “Paolo has a strong financial background but at his core he is a world class merchant who is passionate about product and the customer experience.”

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