Teen apparel retailer Aéropostale Inc. said on Wednesday that the Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation related to activities of its former executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.
On Nov. 8, 2006, the company disclosed the termination of Christopher L. Finazzo, after it was revealed that he concealed personal ownership interest in and served as an officer of South Bay Apparel Inc., one of the company's largest vendors. This violated Finazzo's employment agreement and was deemed a conflict of interest.
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?"