VF PROMOTION: VF Corp. has named Karl Heinz Salzburger as corporate vice president and promoted him to president of VF International. Salzburger has also been tapped to become a member of VF’s operating committee. He previously served as president of VF Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, a position he has held since September 2006. His responsibilities will continue to include growing VF’s brands in those regions. Salzburger joined VF in 1997 from Benetton Sportsystem SpA, and until 2001 was president of the company’s international outdoor division, responsible for overseeing brands such as The North Face, Vans, JanSport, Reef and Nautica.
NEW CEO AT TANGER: Steven Tanger, president of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc., has been appointed to the additional post of chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds his father, company founder Stanley Tanger, who continues as chairman. Steven Tanger joined the real estate investment trust in 1986 as executive vice president and was named president and chief operating officer in 1995. Tanger has 33 outlet centers, with more than 2,200 stores operated by over 400 different brands.
INGLANDER RETURNS TO LACOSTE: Lacoste USA has rehired Per Inglander as senior vice president of wholesale. Inglander worked at Lacoste from January 1998 to October 2006, beginning as sales planner and leaving as vice president of wholesale. He left to become president at J. Lindeberg USA, then in 2007 became chief executive officer of Los Angeles-based Rozae Nichols. Based in New York, Inglander reports to president and chief executive officer Robert C. Skinner Jr. Inglander, who began Tuesday, replacing Doug Pecore, who left last week.
GILT GROUPE HIRE: Gilt Groupe Inc., the company selling fashion and luxury brands at a steep discount by invitation, named V. Ann Hailey as chief financial officer, effective Jan. 5. Until 2007, Hailey held the post of executive vice president of corporate development at Limited Brands Inc. She served as Limited’s executive vice president and cfo from 1997-2006. Before that, she held financial roles at PepsiCo Inc., Pillsbury Co. and RJR Nabisco Holdings. “Her broad experience in strategic, financial and merchandise planning will be enormously valuable as we expand the company’s footprint,” said Susan Lyne, chief executive officer at Gilt Groupe, which was founded by Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson in 2007. Hailey was also recently named to the board of directors of Avon Inc., and is a director of W.W. Grainger Inc., Realogy Corp. and the Cleveland Federal Reserve Board.
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
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion