Bellini will be succeeded by Laurent Malecaze, who joins the brand from Dunhill, where he reportedly oversaw a successful turnaround of the business over the past two years. He said: “I am extremely honoured to be leading such an iconic French luxury Maison. I am thrilled to start this new chapter with the immensely talented Chemena Kamali.”

Bellini oversaw the appointment of Kamali as Creative Director of Chloé. The company noted that Bellini’s vision and leadership was also instrumental in transforming Chloé into a “purpose-driven company, as a pioneer in sustainability”.

He said: “I am proud of four amazing years of business growth, transformation and successful results, the continuous elevation of the Maison and the leadership and pioneering role that Chloé plays today in sustainability. I am thankful to my incredible teams and to Richemont for the great support and partnership throughout.

“Today, Chloé has the solid foundations to continue to grow bigger and stronger and I am fully confident that Chemena Kamali as the new Creative Director will unlock the full potential of the Maison. I wish her and the entire Chloé team all the best future success.”

Philippe Fortunato, CEO of Richemont’s Fashion and Accessories Maisons, added: “I would like to thank Riccardo for his dedication and leadership over the last four years at Chloé. He has helped reconnect Chloé with its purpose, bringing a unique point of differentiation within the industry and laying the foundations for its next cycle of growth. It was a pleasure to work with him and I wish him success in his future projects.”