The Gores Group is looking to team up at J.Mendel.
Gores hired Barclays this summer to test the market for new investors in the designer brand, according to two financial sources. Barclays declined to comment and it is not clear how the search has progressed, but the bank started sending out feelers to would-be investors a few months ago.
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?"