- EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENT: Perrine Houdoux-Stoclet has been named managing director of Kris Van Assche's signature men's and women's fashion brand. The luxury goods executive previously fulfilled the role of chairwoman of the Thierry Mugler brand, where she oversaw the restructuring of the house's couture branch. "It is genuinely exciting to be working with a talented designer such as Kris at a time when his company is poised for further growth and development," stated Houdoux-Stoclet, who will take up her newly created position at the fashion house June 1.
-GREEN TO STICK WITH BHS: A spokeswoman for Sir Philip Green, owner of Topshop's parent Arcadia Group Ltd. and British Home Stores, has quashed speculation that the latter is for sale. London's Independent on Sunday ran a story suggesting Green is looking for buyers for the 180-unit BHS chain in order to focus his attentions on Topshop's expansion in the U.S. The story came after Green forecast a fall in profits for BHS in the financial year to 2008. The spokeswoman said the report was "not factual." BHS, a mass market chain, carries women's, men's and children's clothing as well as items for the home. Green's spokeswoman added that the Independent's suggestions that Green was preparing Arcadia for a stock market listing also were untrue.
-WARNACO WAGES: Warnaco Group Inc. president and chief executive officer Joseph R. Gromek earned $5.74 million in 2007, up 33 percent from $4.31 million in 2006. Gromek received no discretionary bonus in 2007, like all of Warnaco's top executives, down from his nearly $1 million bonus last year, but he received a $2 million nonequity incentive plan compensation. Helen McCluskey, group president of intimate apparel, was the second highest-paid executive at $2.84 million, up from $2.29 million in 2006, followed by Frank Tworecke, group president of sportswear, who earned $2.84 million, up from $2.24 million. Executive vice president and chief financial officer Lawrence R. Rutkowski made $2.15 million, up from $1.87 million.
- RELAY FOR LIFE: Designer Pamela Dennis will headline a fashion show and fund-raiser called "A Night of Fashion, Finance and Fun" on June 3 at the Jericho Terrace in Mineola, N.Y. The summer fashion show and dinner, sponsored by J.P. Morgan, Hartford Life and LPL Financial, will raise money for Relay for Life for The American Cancer Society. Admission is $25 a person, and tickets can be obtained through email@example.com.
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