Fashion Scoops: Gucci Exit … Round Two … Ladies’ Night
GUCCI EXIT: Marybeth Schmitt has resigned as director of public relations and special events for Gucci America after 10 months in the post. Schmitt characterized her exit as a personal decision and has not yet defined her next move. Schmitt’s...
GUCCI EXIT: Marybeth Schmitt has resigned as director of public relations and special events for Gucci America after 10 months in the post. Schmitt characterized her exit as a personal decision and has not yet defined her next move. Schmitt’s successor has yet to be named.
ROUND TWO: Kean Etro wasn’t too keen on Ron Galotti’s behavior at the party Etro threw at Bergdorf Goodman Thursday. As reported, Galotti got into a scuffle with Fashion Wire Daily’s Godfrey Deeny, which had to be broken up by security guards. A GQ insider acknowledged a scuffle occurred, but claimed Deeny was the instigator and that Etro had even asked Galotti to a drink after the fight as a way to show there were no hard feelings. But Etro, in a telephone call from Milan on Tuesday, had an entirely different story of how things transpired. Etro didn’t see the fight break out, but was told by a witness that it was the GQ publisher who threw the first two punches. As for his subsequent drink with Galotti, Etro said it was simply an effort to calm him down.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)