A federal judge on Friday sentenced a former top executive at Tommy Hilfiger’s handbag licensee to more than five years in prison for defrauding the firm of more than $19 million. Martin Bodner, who was chief financial officer at Tommy Hilfiger Handbags and Small Leather Goods Inc., pled guilty in September to using his position to secretly increase his compensation, submit fake expenses and put one of his sons on the payroll for a no-show job. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office for Manhattan, Judge P. Kevin Castel sentenced Bodner to 66 months in prison on mail fraud and wire fraud charges. U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia included a chart in a sentencing memorandum that showed the scale to which Bodner’s theft harmed the firm. In 2007, for example, Bodner took $4.5 million while the company recorded a $2.8 million loss. Bodner, 60, used the money to purchase three New York apartments, a home on Long Island and several luxury cars, including two Jaguars and two Audis. Castel sentenced Bodner to an additional three years of supervised release following his prison term, and ordered him to pay a $12,500 fine as well as $17.3 million in restitution. He has already forfeited the home on Long Island, an apartment and several cars. Bodner began working for the company in March 2000 and started siphoning off funds after he was named cfo the following year. He was arrested in December 2007 following an FBI investigation.
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)
"In order for Shudu to wear garments, she needs to be able to put them on, just like you would in the real world. You have to digitize the outfits," said Cameron-James Wilson on dressing 3-D model @shudu.gram for her WWD photoshoot with @itsclo3d. #wwdfashion (📸: @cjw.photo)
“Shudu is a digital supermodel, a very glamour and amazing woman. But she’s 3-D,” says Cameron-James Wilson, a fashion photographer and the creature of @shudu.gram. Here, Shudu wears @cushnieetochs for her debut fashion editorial. #wwdfashion (📷: @cjw.photo)
“It is the fierce female performances that came before me that made be able to clearly identify for myself what it was that I wanted to do, what kind of artist I wanted to be, what kind of films I wanted to make,” said @brielarson at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. See more pictures from the event on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Matt Baron)