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.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia