Jill Granoff doesn’t wait for opportunities. She creates them. Granoff ascended to the top tiers of the beauty industry guided by a simple motto: “Ask for what you want and make things happen.” She then successfully applied the same dictum to fashion, rising to her current post of chief executive officer of Kellwood Co. and Vince, which together generate an estimated $1 billion in retail sales.
“People often ask me how I made the switch from beauty to fashion,” says Granoff. “They are both really about aspirational brand building. The key is to ask, ‘What are you good at?’ I am good at defining a vision, a strategy to achieve it, building and motivating great teams and delivering results. You can apply that to many different industries. For me, fashion was a logical extension.”
“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)