NEW YORK — Laurene Gandolfo, executive vice president of home at Macy’s Merchandising Group, brought a little emotion to the witness stand in Macy’s Inc.’s legal battle against J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.
Gandolfo, who oversees production of Martha Stewart goods for Macy’s, said she was excited when the chain cut a 2006 deal to partner with the home goods brand. A fan of Martha Stewart, Gandolfo said, “I felt like I finally hit the big leagues” making goods that would be backed by a celebrity and by television advertising.
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?"