For Marvin Traub, the former Bloomingdale’s chairman and chief executive turned consultant-deal-maker, traveling to places like Paris, Dubai and Mumbai, India — among his favorite cities outside New York — is like commuting. He logged 210,000 air miles last year visiting 14 countries.
At 83, Traub maintains a schedule as rigorous as anyone half his age, defies the notion that aging means losing touch and embodies the spirit of globalization with his flurry of recent cross-border licensing and retail projects. He’s driven by a love of travel, curiosity and fueled by fashion’s wheeling and dealing — not to mention the limelight that can go with it.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"