SARA LEE MAKES MOVES: Gerald Evans has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Sara Lee Sportswear & Underwear unit of Sara Lee Branded Apparel. He reports to Cary McMillan, ceo of Sara Lee Branded Apparel. A vice president of...
SARA LEE MAKES MOVES: Gerald Evans has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Sara Lee Sportswear & Underwear unit of Sara Lee Branded Apparel. He reports to Cary McMillan, ceo of Sara Lee Branded Apparel. A vice president of parent Sara Lee Corp., Evans most recently served as president and ceo of Sara Lee Sportswear. He now assumes additional responsibility for the underwear and socks divisions from Linda Woltz, who left the company to pursue other interests. Evans also will continue to have responsibility for the development of the company’s Asian business. Steve Lineberger, formerly president of Sara Lee Underwear, has been named president and ceo of Sara Lee Underwear & Socks, reporting to Evans. Gabriel Bottazzi, president and ceo of Sara Lee Sock Co., will report to Lineberger.
HOLD THE GRAMOPHONE: Nicole Miller has been tapped as the "official designer" of the Grammy Awards on Sunday and is kicking off the festivities with a party in her showroom tonight for Faith Evans, who is nominated for best R&B album. Miller, who is co-hosting the event with Honey Magazine, created a special Grammy print featuring the outline of a Grammy statuette for scarves, ties and boxer shorts that will be sold at grammyawards.com. Among those expected to attend the kickoff are Usher, T Boz, Denise Rich, Gabrielle Union and ‘NSync’s Lance Bass.
“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)