British jewelry designer Francesca Amfitheatrof has been named design director of Tiffany & Co. The job had been vacant since celebrated design director John Loring retired from the post, which he held from 1979 to 2009. Loring became design director emeritus following his departure, and will retain that title. Amfitheatrof, who will oversee a team of 23 people, will report to executive vice president Jon King, who oversees design.
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?"