Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. for Kris Wilson, president of Vince Camuto Handbags at Camuto Group, at Our Lady of the Annunciation in Queensbury, N.Y.Wilson, 53, died Monday following a battle with cancer. She was active in the company until her death.Wilson grew up in Glens Falls, N.Y., and graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a degree in counseling psychology. She then pursued her love of fashion at The New School's Parsons School of Design. Her first job in fashion was with Polo Ralph Lauren as a manager of the home department in one of its stores, and she later joined the Lauren organization in the children’s division. She eventually became an account executive and assistant accessories buyer at the company.Wilson worked at Liz Claiborne as national sales manager of accessories before moving to the Nine West Group, where she held positions of increasing responsibility, rising to senior vice president of Nine West Footwear and then president of Bandolino Footwear. She joined Camuto Group in 2012 and was president of Vince Camuto Handbags, overseeing design and sales for five of its brands: Vince Camuto women’s and men’s, Louise et Cie, Lucky Brand and ED Ellen DeGeneres handbags.”Kris was a wonderful person, and we were tremendously lucky to have her as part of our family and team here at Camuto Group. Kris was smart, savvy and kind to everyone. I am honored to have had the privilege to work closely with her for many years, and she will be missed every day,” said Alex Del Cielo, chief executive officer of Camuto Group.Wilson divided her time between her Manhattan and Washington, Conn., homes.She is survived by her husband, John; her mother, Dorothy Kokoletsos; sister Kim Hans, and brothers Kevin Charles and Kent Charles.A memorial service will be held on Feb. 16 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Washington, Conn., at 11 a.m.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion