Salvatore Ferragamo, the Italian luxury brand, confirmed in November that it was appointing three designers at the top of its creative team, marking a major reorganization of the brand under its new chief executive, Eraldo Poletto. Fulvio Rigoni and Guillaume Meilland will respectively become design directors for women's and men's wear, joining Paul Andrew, the design director for women's footwear who was appointed in September. The ready-to-wear appointments put to rest the rumors that Poletto - who joined in August after the resignation of his predecessor, Michele Norsa, and the departure of Massimiliano Giorgetti, the former creative director, in March – wanted to prioritize footwear. In the first nine months of 2016, shoes were responsible for 43.2 percent of Ferragamo's total revenue of €1.01 billion. Poletto stressed that ready-to-wear remains a priority since it is key to conveying the brand's look and lifestyle.