Kay Krill, chief executive officer and president of Ann Inc., saw her total pay rise 17.6 percent to $12.7 million last year.
The biggest chunk of Krill’s compensation came in the form of cash incentive pay, which totaled $6.7 million. She also received stock and option awards that were valued at a total of $4.5 million, although she might not realize that amount, given vesting schedules and stock price fluctuations.
Also seeing their pay rise at Ann in 2012 were Brian Lynch, brand president of the Ann Taylor division, whose total compensation rose 45.8 percent to $6.4 million, and Gary Muto, brand president of the Loft division, whose compensation rose 55.2 percent to $6.2 million.
Sears Holding Corp. also weighed in with its executive compensation for the year, which public companies report to the Securities and Exchange Commission ahead of their annual meetings.
And Louis D’Ambrosio, former chief executive officer and president, saw his pay drop 86.9 percent to $1.3 million. This change was mostly attributable to the lack of any stock awards for the former ceo last year. In 2011, he received stock valued at $8 million.
D’Ambrosio was replaced this fiscal year by Edward S. Lampert, who controls the majority of the retailer’s stock and is taking a salary of $1.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast