- MOB TESTIMONY DELAYED: The fashion industry will have to wait to see if former trim producer Lewis Kasman’s appearance at a Brooklyn Federal Court mob trial includes a stroll along Seventh Avenue. His testimony was put off Thursday. Kasman, the self-proclaimed “adopted son” of the late John Gotti, was to testify on his ties to the Gambino crime family at a hearing to determine if attorney Joseph Corozzo should be disqualified from representing his father, Joseph “Miserable” Corozzo, a reputed Gambino mobster. The elder Corozzo is among 62 defendants named in an 80-count indictment unsealed last month. Judge Jack Weinstein ruled that the younger Corozzo could not participate in the case until after Kasman testifies.
- FORMER SEARS CEO’S PAY: Aylwin B. Lewis, former chief executive officer of Sears Holdings Corp., will continue to receive his base salary of $1 million through March 24, 2010, the retailer said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing on Wednesday said Lewis will also continue to receive health care benefits, and became vested in stock awards that allow him to buy 37,500 shares of Sears stock at $88.62. Lewis was succeeded on Feb. 2 by W. Bruce Johnson. Johnson, the retailer’s executive vice president for supply chain and operations, is currently interim ceo and president.
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)
20-year-old British singer @jorjasmith_ made her debut at Coachella last weekend. We caught up with her and talked about her love for Amy Winehouse, working with Kendrick Lamar on the “Black Panther” album and her fashion philosophy. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @katiedaisyla)
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)