CHARLOTTE RUSSE PICKS CFO: San Diego teen retailer Charlotte Russe announced the appointment of Patti Johnson, former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Old Navy, as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 21. Johnson replaces former cfo Dan Carter, who resigned. Johnson was cfo of the Kohl's department store chain from 1998 to 2003, and vice president of finance and controller for The Disney Stores from 1995 to 1998. Charlotte Russe operates 395 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and expects to open at least 50 units in fiscal 2007.

NEW KELLWOOD UNIT POST: Gary F. Simmons, president of Gerber Childrenswear, a division of Kellwood Co., has added the title of chief executive officer, a new post. Simmons has been president since March 2005. Before joining Gerber, Simmons was president and ceo of VF Playwear and president of Healthtex. Simmons is based in New York and will continue to report to W. Lee Capps 3rd, Kellwood's chief operating officer and chief financial officer.

NEW YORK STOP: For those unable to cross the Atlantic for the "New York Fashion" exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, curator Sonnet Stanfill is making a pit stop in New York on May 8 to discuss the show, its origins, inspiration and influence. The event, taking place at Barnes & Noble at FIT, coincides with this month's debut of the exhibit's accompanying book. Designers included in "New York Fashion" who are expected to make an appearance include Maggie Norris, Mary Ping, Jean Yu and Craig Robinson.

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