George Zimmer, chairman, chief executive officer, and ubiquitous spokesman for The Men’s Wearhouse Inc., is getting ready to turn over the reins of the company he founded in 1973.
On Thursday, the Houston-based retailer said its board had approved a succession plan that would elevate Douglas Ewert, president and chief operating officer, to ceo in mid-2011. Ewert, 47, has been with the company since 1995 and was named to his current post in 2008.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"