FRETTE TAPS RIANNA: Sal Rianna has been named to the new post of chief operating officer of Frette Inc., a U.S. unit of Milan-based Frette Group. Rianna, who reports to Frette Group chief executive officer Paul Raffin, will oversee all operations in the U.S. He joins the firm from the Donna Karan Co., where he worked since 2000, most recently as vice president of finance and operations for the DKNY brand. He served as corporate manager of financial and strategic planning from 1995 to 2000 at the U.S. unit of GFT, overseeing operations, including Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein and Emanuel Ungaro.
“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)