Gregory W. Kleffner, senior vice president finance and controller for the last year, was named chief financial officer. He succeeds W. Lee Capps 3rd, who stepped down to focus on serving as chief operating officer. Kleffner joined Kellwood in 2002 as vice president controller, and was named corporate vice president in June 2005. Prior to Kellwood, he was a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP in St. Louis.
Patrick J. Burns, vice president marketing and strategy since 2006, was named corporate vice president and chief strategy and marketing officer, a new post. Burns joined Kellwood in 2002 as president of the Gerber Childrenswear division, and in 2005, was promoted to chief executive officer of the Gerber division and president of Kellwood Intimate Apparel Group. Before joining Kellwood, he spent 14 years with Sara Lee in marketing and brand management roles.
Kleffner, based in St. Louis, and Burns, based in New York, both report to Robert C. Skinner Jr., chairman, president and ceo.
Samuel W. Duggan 2nd, vice president of treasury services since last year, was selected as corporate vice president of investor relations and treasurer. Duggan joined Kellwood in January 2005 as vice president of shared services.
Duggan replaces Roger Joseph, who retired in October. He reports to Kleffner and is based in St. Louis.
J. David LaRocca Jr., who joined Kellwood's human resources team last year after working at Limited Brands Inc., was named corporate vice president human resources. LaRocca succeeded Doug Rau, who left the industry in December 2005. Based in St. Louis, LaRocca reports to Skinner.
Michael M. Saunders, vice president and chief information officer, was appointed corporate vice president and chief information officer. He joined Kellwood in May 2005 as chief information officer and added vice president to his title in March 2006. Prior to Kellwood, he was vice president of business processes and chief information officer for Russ Berrie and Co., Danskin and Jenna Lane Group. He replaced Don Riley, who left the industry in September 2004. Based in St. Louis, Saunders reports to Capps.
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews