- NEW LACOSTE CEO: Lacoste has appointed Christophe Chenut as chief executive officer, a new post, marking a reorganization of the French sportswear firm's management. Chenut, 49, joins Lacoste from French sports newspaper L'Equipe, where he was managing director. Previously, he was president of the Stade de Reims soccer club. Chenut will start April 1. His nomination comes two years after the death of Bernard Lacoste, the affable businessman who helped transform the brand into a global player. Since Bernard Lacoste's death, his brother Michel Lacoste, 65, who is also a son of the brand's founder, tennis legend Rene Lacoste, has served as the firm's chairman, a role in which he will continue.
- TALBOTS TARGETS WAGNER: As part of its efforts to strengthen and reposition the Talbots brand, Lori Wagner on Friday was named to the new position of chief marketing officer, Talbots said. Wagner will be responsible for advertising, catalogue development, direct marketing and customer service. Wagner will be based in the company's New York office where she'll work closely with Talbots chief creative officer Michael Smaldone. As chief marketing officer of the Talbots brand, she will report to president and chief executive officer Trudy Sullivan. On matters relating to Talbots direct business, she will report to chief operating officer Phil Kowalczyk. Wagner was most recently chief marketing officer at Cole Haan.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)