NEW YORK--Services were held last Saturday for William (Bill) Baron, visual director at Cartier Inc. since 1976. Baron, age 40, died Oct. 7. The company said the family was withholding cause of death. During his 18 years with the jeweler, Baron created displays for the Fifth Avenue store windows, and presentations for numerous Cartier exhibits and foundation events in over 40 cities and in the 21 stores in the U.S. Cartier has created a display commemorating Baron's life and contributions in its center Fifth Avenue window. It will remain in place through Oct. 17. Baron is survived by his companion, Lester Pollock; his mother, Mildred Conklin Baron, and brothers, Stephen and Allen Baron.
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?"