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John Crocco Exits Perry Ellis

The former creative director left to pursue other opportunities, according to sources.

CROCCO OUT AT PERRY ELLIS: In a surprise move, John Crocco exited as creative director of Perry Ellis on Wednesday. Crocco oversaw the design and merchandising of the men’s apparel and accessories collections. He joined the company in 2003 as senior vice president of design and merchandising and was named creative director in 2005. He left to pursue other opportunities, said Oscar Feldenkreis, president and chief operating officer of Miami-based Perry Ellis International. Reached for comment, Crocco said he was not prepared to reveal any future plans at this point. Perry Ellis has started a search for a new creative director.