KARL'S NEW HIRE: Quohnos Mitchell has been named vice president of global marketing and communications at Karl Lagerfeld, a new post based in New York. Mitchell joins Lagerfeld from Tommy Hilfiger in Amsterdam, where he was responsible for communications for Hilfiger's brands in Europe. At Lagerfeld, Mitchell will work closely with Lagerfeld's Paris-based press office, headed by Caroline LeBar, and be responsible for all marketing, media, communications and press activities for the designer's various signature collections and licensed products. — Miles Socha
Correction: A Memo Pad item on Thursday misstated the role played by Harry Shearer of "The Simpsons." He is the voice of Mr. Burns and Ned Flanders, among others.