The Academy of Art University has named Simon Ungless as executive director of its School of Fashion. Ungless is succeeding Gladys Perint Palmer, who is taking on the newly created position of executive vice president of artistic development at the San Francisco-based university. The appointments are effective Friday.
Previously, Perint Palmer worked as executive director of the School of Fashion for 20 years. Created with the goal of raising the school’s international profile, Perint Palmer’s new role will assume a more broad oversight of the entire university.
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?"