AGNONA APPOINTMENT: Linda Sheldon has been named executive vice president of Agnona, a division of Ermenegildo Zegna. She succeeds Melissa Parker-Lilly, who resigned her post as president of Agnona in December to become president of Donna Karan...
AGNONA APPOINTMENT: Linda Sheldon has been named executive vice president of Agnona, a division of Ermenegildo Zegna. She succeeds Melissa Parker-Lilly, who resigned her post as president of Agnona in December to become president of Donna Karan Collection. Most recently, Sheldon was president of the DKNY/Donna Karan coat division of Fairbrooke. Before that, she was senior vice president of sales for the women’s ready-to-wear collection at Thierry Mugler. Earlier, she worked at GFT, first for the women’s collection at Giorgio Armani Le Collezioni and later for Valentino Boutique. She reports to Richard Cohen, president and chief executive of Zegna, which acquired Agnona four years ago.
BLECHSCHMIDT STEPS DOWN: Angelica Blechschmidt has resigned from her post as editor of German Vogue. Blechschmidt, who was reached by telephone on Sunday, confirmed that she has stepped down but declined further comment.
TALBOTS COMBINATION: A combined Talbots Mens and Talbots Kids store is scheduled to open in September at 527 Madison Ave., marking the introduction of the company’s new men’s wear concept to Manhattan. The 9,780-square-foot store will be on the corner of 54th Street, next to the Talbots misses flagship at 525 Madison Ave. With the opening, Talbots’ total space on the block increases to 32,680 square feet, making this location Talbots biggest. Talbots, which operates close to 900 stores, will open its first men’s store in April in Westport, Conn. Other men’s openings are set for King of Prussia, Pa., and Worthington, Ohio.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)