DES MOINES, Iowa--Younkers Inc. has appointed John Parros senior vice president and general merchandise manager of women's apparel. Parros joins the department store chain from Filene's, where he was vice president and divisional merchandise manager of better sportswear. He also worked for Macy's East, Pant-Her Sportswear and Gimbel's. Parros succeeds Jo Sauvageau, who has been appointed senior vice president and general merchandise manager of intimate apparel, children's and women's accessories. Sauvageau succeeds Al Miller, who has become senior vice president and general merchandise manager for home and furniture. All three positions report to Bob Mosco, president.
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?"