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.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia