Tom Ford, a luxury brand recently acquired by Estée Lauder Companies, an American high-end beauty giant, announced the departure of Chief Marketing Officer Charlotte Blechman, effective May 31.
Charlotte Blechman is designer Tom Ford's long-term partner, and the two sides have worked closely since 1995, when Tom Ford was still working at luxury brand Gucci.
In 2017, Charlotte Blechman officially joined Tom Ford International, where she is responsible for supervising multiple departments, including marketing, brand image, digital, etc., and for the global promotion and visual display of the brand, including beauty, glasses, watches, and other authorized businesses, CRM, events, marketing, communications, and events. She also oversees all of the brand's philanthropic efforts, including the creation of the Tom Ford Plastic Innovation Prize, brand partnerships, and helping with Tom Ford's presidency of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
Charlotte Blechman first joined Gucci in 1995 and was promoted to Director of Global Celebrity Relations in 1998. She joined Yves Saint Laurent in 2001 as Vice President of Public Relations under Tom Ford. From 2004 to 2010, she joined Gucci again. From 2011 to 2017, she also worked at the luxury department store Barney's New York.
The Tom Ford brand will announce Charlotte Blechman's successor at a later date. Charlotte Blechman said that she will spend the summer with her family first and is open to the longer-term future.