Emilio Pucci CEO Alessandra Carra is leaving her post at the end of the month, a rep for the Milan-based company confirmed Wednesday.
Laudomia Pucci, daughter of the company's late founder and current vice president and image director for the brand, will step up as interim CEO until a permanent replacement is found. Laudomia has proven to be a jack-of-all-trades for the company -- she took over the design duties after her father passed away in 1992. Now, of course, Peter Dundas has the design reigns -- though there have been rumors that he's on his way out as well.
The departure comes at an interesting time for the LVMH-owned brand. It had disclosed plans to ramp up expansion this year, primarily by opening more boutiques to increase direct-to-consumer revenue, and by growing shoe and handbag offerings. So it seems safe to say that whomever LVMH chooses to replace her will be tasked with speeding up those expansion efforts.