Known internally as “Mr. Westport,” Bill Mitchell, vice-chairman, may have recently passed ownership to the next generation but he still acts as one of the store’s primary ambassadors, both on its sales floor and within the community.
“I used to have a drinking problem,” he says in his distinct, gravelly toned voice. “Eighteen years ago I went to AA and I haven’t had a drink since. And I speak this way because I had a perforated esophagus. Because of those two experiences I try to give back to those less fortunate.”
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
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?"