NEW YORK--William V. Roberti, the former chief executive of Brooks Bros., has joined men's wear manufacturer Plaid Clothing Group as president and chief operating officer. According to Richard Marcus, chief executive officer of Plaid, Roberti will be responsible for product development, sales and marketing and manufacturing of all Plaid brands. He reports to Marcus. Roberti, 49, fills the position vacated by James Stankovic, who resigned from Plaid at the end of last year. Roberti left Brooks Bros. in a surprise move last Dec. l. As reported, the post was filled in mid-April by Joseph Gromek, who resigned from Ann Taylor, where he was senior vice president and general merchandise manager.
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?"