JONES BOARD: Jones Apparel Group Inc. has elected Robert L. Mettler and Margaret H. Georgiadis to its board, expanding the number of board members to 10. Mettler retired from Macy’s Inc. last month, where he served for the past year as president for special projects, and before that, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s West. Georgiadis, a principal at Chicago-based investment firm Synetro Capital LLC, was most recently chief marketing officer and executive vice president of card products and an executive committee member of Discover Financial Services. Prior to joining Discover in 2004, she was a partner at McKinsey & Co. in the London and Chicago offices and cofounded the customer acquisition and management and retail marketing practices.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)