NEW YORK — Irwin Alfin, a former executive at Chanel and Revlon who began his own fragrance distribution business in the Eighties called Alfin Fragrances Inc., died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital here, said his son, David. He was 77.
Alfin, a Rutgers University graduate, was an Army second lieutenant during the Korean War and then got his first job in the fashion industry as a salesman in the Southeast for Sacony, an early producer of women's suits. He relocated to New York when Sacony promoted him to sales manager.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
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?"