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Ex-DVF president joins TSG Fashion as CEO

TSG Consumer Partners has appointed Paula Sutter as CEO of TSG Fashion. Previously, Sutter was president of Diane von Furstenberg.


SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TSG Consumer Partners LLC, a leading strategic equity investor in high-growth consumer brands, today announced the appointment of Paula Sutter as CEO of TSG Fashion. Paula’s experience spans more than 25 years in the fashion industry. As president of Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) for 14 years, Paula transformed the nameplate label into a global brand in the contemporary/accessible luxury space. Prior to DVF, Paula was U.S. vice president of the women’s division at Donna Karan/DKNY.

“Paula’s passion for brand building and expertise in the fashion arena will be tremendously valuable for TSG’s partner companies. We see Paula harnessing her proven track record, strategic leadership strengths and hands-on tactical approach to fuel the growth of our fashion portfolio,” said Jennifer Baxter Moser, managing director at TSG Consumer Partners.

Paula Sutter added, “I am thrilled to be joining this dynamic leadership team and gaining a greater understanding of the private equity model. I look forward to collaborating with their existing partner companies to drive momentum and maximize each brand’s potential. Equally compelling to me is the opportunity to expand TSG Fashion through further equity acquisition and new business creation.”

In this newly created post at TSG, Paula will work closely with the CEOs and management teams of REVOLVE, Paige, Alexis Bittar and others in the TSG Fashion portfolio. She will also identify and develop new investments for TSG in the apparel, footwear and accessories space.

About TSG Consumer Partners LLC
TSG Consumer Partners LLC is a leading investment firm with over $2.9 billion in equity capital under management, focused exclusively on the branded consumer sector. Since its founding in 1987, TSG has been an active investor in the food, beverage, restaurant, beauty, personal care, household and apparel & accessories sectors. Representative past and present partner companies include Paige Denim, REVOLVE, vitaminwater, popchips, Muscle Milk, Yard House, Smashbox Cosmetics, Pureology, e.l.f. cosmetics and Alexis Bittar. For more information please visit