NEW YORK — Feb. 1 — that’s Day One for the new J.C. Penney Co. Inc.
“We look at JCP as a start-up,” Ron Johnson, chief executive officer of the Plano, Tex.-based retailer, told an overflow crowd at a luncheon at the New York Hilton on Tuesday sponsored by Fashion Group International and The Robin Report. That date will mark one year to the day that Johnson went public with his dramatic reinvention plan for the company.
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?"