HOUSE SWAP: She’s trading in her white lab coat for armadillo shoes. Alexander McQueen has named Samantha Garrett to the post of communications director, effective Jan. 6. Since 2005, Garrett managed international press and public relations for Maison Martin Margiela. Her résumé also includes stints at the p.r. agencies KCD and Totem. At McQueen, Garrett takes over from Janet Fischgrund, who held the title of p.r. consultant.
— Miles Socha