NEW YORK — Although Ron Johnson, chief executive officer of J.C. Penney Co. Inc., was the headliner Monday, it wasn’t the high-profile executive who drew attention — it was presiding Judge Jeffrey Oing.
Following the end of Johnson’s testimony, Oing addressed concerns over the expiration of Macy’s preliminary injunction that kept Penney’s from selling Martha Stewart-branded goods in its stores. That injunction, which was issued over the summer by Oing, ends April 1. It not only keeps Penney’s from stocking the shelves with wares bearing Stewart’s name, but it impacts whether the retailer sells unbranded goods that were designed by Stewart.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)