Dick Baker, former president of the surf brand Ocean Pacific who held several executive positions during a 35-year career in the apparel industry, died of prostate cancer Tuesday at Mission Viejo Hospital in Mission Viejo, Calif. He was 62.
Baker’s career started at Los Angeles-based Bullock’s department store, then shifted into the wholesale arena, as he moved through a succession of leadership jobs in New York, including executive vice president of Eagle Shirtmakers’ Pierre Cardin sportswear and dress shirts division, president and chief operating officer of Winston Mills’ Marithe + François Girbaud division (when the company held the U.S. license to produce the line) and president and chief executive officer of Izod Ltd.’s men’s wear.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)