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.
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye