Bergdorf Goodman president Joshua Schulman continues to reorganize his team.
In two promotions, Lauren Kiefer has become vice president, divisional merchandise manager for couture, and Kenneth Gaston has been named vice president and divisional merchandise manager for designer sportswear including advanced designer, sportswear collections, lingerie, coats and swim. They both report to Elizabeth Hui von der Goltz, senior vice president and general merchandise manager.
Kiefer joined Bergdorf’s in 2002 as assistant buyer for lingerie and coats and rose up the ranks holding such positions as business manager, Armani, and most recently, couture buyer. Gaston also established a track record, joining Bergdorf’s in 2004 as a merchandise assistant in planning and rising to assistant buyer of men’s designer/furnishings and, most recently, buyer for advanced designers.
“Each of them has deep knowledge of the Bergdorf Goodman customer together with strong business acumen, merchandising and leadership skills,” Schulman said. With their promotions this week, Kiefer and Gaston fill responsibilities previously held by von der Goltz, until she rose last winter to her current job supervising couture, designer sportswear, bridal, coats, lingerie, swim and jewelry. At that time Schulman elevated Tracy Margolies to senior vice president and gmm for handbags, women’s shoes, beauty and 5F contemporary ready-to-wear, sportswear and accessories, and named John Capizzi vice president and general manager for the women’s and men’s stores.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)