NEW YORK--Calvin Klein and Gabriella Forte have tapped into Forte's former company, Giorgio Armani, for their newest executive, Emporio Armani's James Crespo. Crespo, who helped direct Emporio retail, resigned from Armani Thursday to take a senior men's wear post at Calvin Klein. An Armani spokesman confirmed Crespo left the company, but declined to comment further. Crespo was a protege of Forte's at Armani and his hiring at Klein is the latest in a series of raids that Forte and Klein made on other companies with recruiter J.D. Ross International. Their hires include Denise Seegal, poached in January from Donna Karan's DKNY to head up the CK Calvin Klein business, and Brenda Moser, hired away from Bloomingdale's in June to run Calvin Klein Collection. Klein hired Forte away from Armani a year ago.
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?"