DISTINGUISHED SERVICE: The Intimate Apparel Square Club threw its annual dinner party Thursday at Trattoria Alba in Manhattan after a Christmas-Hanukkah party for children at The Rusk Institute at NYU Medical Center. Edgar Trinidad, vice president of client relations at Fineberg Publicity Inc., received the Al Jaffin Award for his community service and contributions to the club’s fund-raising efforts. Jaffin was a founder of the club in 1955.

“Edgar gave all of his love and heart to the club and the kids through all of his efforts,” said Roslyn Harte, co-chair of the Al Jaffin committee and president of Lances Harte Inc. Norma Reinhardt,

KOMAR CLOSES DEAL: The Komar Co. has closed on its acquisition of The Carole Hochman Design Group. The deal makes Komar the biggest independent innerwear company in the U.S., with annual wholesale revenues of $500 million.

WWD reported on Oct. 29 that Komar was in negotiations to purchase the Hochman company, which generates revenues of $150 million to $200 million annually with sleepwear and intimates licenses such as Betsey Johnson Intimates, Oscar de la Renta, Lilly Pulitzer and Lauren Ralph Lauren. Charles Komar, chairman and chief executive officer of the Komar firm and chairman of the Hochman company, said of the purchase: “They have a great intimates business with brands like OnGossamer that’s underdeveloped but we plan to grow. Seth Morris, the president and ceo of Hochman, is looking at a number of new licenses in sleepwear and intimates, and there’s also the men’s [innerwear] business with Tommy Bahama [a licensee] where there are huge opportunities for growth.”
president of the IASC, said the organization raised more than $262,000 for the institute and other units of NYU Medical Center.

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