Jay Levitt, former president and chief executive officer of May Merchandising, has joined Charming Shoppes as president of its Fashion Bug brand, a new post.
Levitt served as president and ceo of May Merchandising and May Department Stores International from 2001 until 2005, when parent May Department Stores Co. was acquired by Federated Department Stores, now Macy’s Inc. Earlier, he was president and ceo of the Robinsons May division of May in Los Angeles, and worked as general merchandise manager for a number of May divisions and as a divisional merchandise manager at The Broadway and J.W. Robinson’s, which was later merged with May Co. California to form Robinsons May.
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?"