INTIMATE NOTES

MARKET WEEK DATES: Lingerie market week dates for 1996 have been set by the Intimate Apparel Council. They will be held Jan. 8-12, March 11-15, May 13-17, Aug. 5-9 and Nov. 4-8. Chairman of the market week committee is J. Thomson Wyatt, president of Vanity Fair Mills.

WARNACO NAMES FIELD: Mark Field has been named to the new post of designer for sleepwear, robes and at-homewear by Calvin Klein at the Calvin Klein Underwear and Accessories subsidiary of The Warnaco Group.
He reports to John Kourakos, president of the innerwear and accessories operation.
Field had been designer of sleepwear, robes and private label at Val Mode Lingerie for two years. Before that, he was designer of sleepwear, robes and at-homewear at Leslie Fay Intimates and, from 1986 to 1991, was designer of robes by Christian Dior and robes and at-homewear by Mollie Parnis at Carole Hochman Designs.

NANTUCKET TAPS TRIPOLI: Joseph S. Tripoli has been named vice president of overseas operations at Nantucket Industries, a new post.
Tripoli, who starts April 17, reports to Stephen M. Samberg, president, chairman and chief executive officer of Nantucket.
He will be based at the corporation's manufacturing facility in Cartersville, Ga. He will be responsible for contracting production resources offshore for all product lines, which include branded and private label men's underwear, and daywear and panties under the licensed Guess label.
Tripoli is a 37-year veteran of Kmart. Most recently he was merchandise manager of the chain's men's wear division for two years. Earlier, he was senior buyer for men's wear for 11 years and senior buyer for sporting goods for seven years.

SEARS HONOREES: Allentown Corset Corp. and Playtex Apparel were among the 138 award winners in Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s Partner in Progress program for 1994. The program honors the top 1 percent of Sears vendors for quality products and services.
Allentown Corset won for its private label shapewear for Sears, which is produced by its Cupid Co. subsidiary. Playtex, one of the most prominent names in branded foundations and part of Sara Lee Corp., was similarly honored by Sears in 1992 and 1993.APPEL PROMOTES KEY EXECS: Geoff Bob has been named executive vice president of I. Appel Corp., succeeding Larry Herz, who resigned in March. Bob will continue as general manager of private label sleepwear and robes and Appel sleepwear.
Michael Lewis will take over Herz's former responsibilities as general manager of Appel robes and leisurewear. Lewis, who recently joined I. Appel, was formerly vice president of sales at Periphery Inc., which, as noted, closed in January.
Chellie Henkin and Marie La Duca, both general managers of the Myonne division of Appel, have been named corporate vice presidents of Appel. They will continue as general managers of the panties division.
Denny Bro has also been named a corporate vice president, and will continue as general manager of the Formfit Intimates division.
Marie Sexe has been promoted to general manager of Smartime dusters at Appel. She had formerly been sales manager of Appel robes and Smartime dusters.
All these executives report to Norman Katz, chairman of I. Appel.

LINGERIE WEEK AWARDS: A new addition to the Lingerie Week charity auction and party set for Macy's Herald Square in New York on April 25 will be the presentation of two "The Spirit of a Woman" awards.
The awards recognize women who have made significant contributions to the innerwear industry.
The honors will go to Janet Peters, a corporate vice president of VF Corp., and posthumously, to the late Beatrice Coleman, former president of Maidenform Inc. Coleman's award will be accepted by her daughter, Elizabeth Coleman, chairman of Maidenform.

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