POLO’S ELEVEN: Myron E. Ullman 3rd has been appointed to Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.’s board of directors, bringing the number of board members to 11. Over the past 15 years, Ullman has led major corporations in the U.S., Asia and Europe, most recently as directeur general, group managing director of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, where he led its five major business groups and led in the global expansion of the Sephora beauty specialty store chain. Ullman has held several executive positions with major domestic retailers, including chairman and chief executive of R.H. Macy & Co. from 1992 to 1995 and executive vice president for Sanger Harris, a division of Federated Department Stores, from 1982 to 1986. He also was a vice chairman of the National Retail Federation. Ullman was selected by Ronald Reagan as a White House Fellow, where he served as executive assistant to U.S. trade representative William Brock from 1981 to 1982. He is currently a director of Starbucks Coffee Co., Taubman Centers and DFS Group Ltd.

TOMMY HILFIGER ADDS TWO: Tommy Hilfiger Corp. added two new independent members to serve on its board of directors, Mario L. Baeza and Jerri DeVard, effective Monday. This brings the board to eight members, “five of whom are independent,” the firm said. Baeza, 53, is founder and controlling shareholder of Baeza & Co., the first U.S. Hispanic-owned merchant bank. He is also chairman of TCW/Latin America Partners llc. Other positions Baeza held include president of Wasserstein Perella International Ltd. He was also chairman and ceo of Grupo Wasserstein Perella, the Latin American division of the firm. DeVard, 45, currently serves as senior vice president of brand management and marketing communications for Verizon Communications. Previously, DeVard served as the chief marketing officer for Citigroup.

PHATTENED UP: Kellwood said Tuesday it had completed its acquisition of Phat Fashions, giving the firm ownership over two key urban brands — Phat Farm and Baby Phat. “We are eager to expand and enhance the Phat Fashions brands,” Hal J. Upbin, Kellwood’s chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement. Kellwood paid $140 million in cash plus unspecified incentives for the company. Phat Fashions will operate as a subsidiary of Kellwood, with Russell Simmons in charge as ceo. Kimora Lee Simmons will continue as president and creative director of the Baby Phat division.POLO’S ELEVEN: Myron E. Ullman 3rd has been appointed to Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.’s board of directors, bringing the number of board members to 11. Over the past 15 years, Ullman has led major corporations in the U.S., Asia and Europe, most recently as directeur general, group managing director of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, where he led its five major business groups and led in the global expansion of the Sephora beauty specialty store chain. Ullman has held several executive positions with major domestic retailers, including chairman and chief executive of R.H. Macy & Co. from 1992 to 1995 and executive vice president for Sanger Harris, a division of Federated Department Stores, from 1982 to 1986. He also was a vice chairman of the National Retail Federation. Ullman was selected by Ronald Reagan as a White House Fellow, where he served as executive assistant to U.S. trade representative William Brock from 1981 to 1982. He is currently a director of Starbucks Coffee Co., Taubman Centers and DFS Group Ltd.

TOMMY HILFIGER ADDS TWO: Tommy Hilfiger Corp. added two new independent members to serve on its board of directors, Mario L. Baeza and Jerri DeVard, effective Monday. This brings the board to eight members, “five of whom are independent,” the firm said. Baeza, 53, is founder and controlling shareholder of Baeza & Co., the first U.S. Hispanic-owned merchant bank. He is also chairman of TCW/Latin America Partners llc. Other positions Baeza held include president of Wasserstein Perella International Ltd. He was also chairman and ceo of Grupo Wasserstein Perella, the Latin American division of the firm. DeVard, 45, currently serves as senior vice president of brand management and marketing communications for Verizon Communications. Previously, DeVard served as the chief marketing officer for Citigroup.

PHATTENED UP: Kellwood said Tuesday it had completed its acquisition of Phat Fashions, giving the firm ownership over two key urban brands — Phat Farm and Baby Phat. “We are eager to expand and enhance the Phat Fashions brands,” Hal J. Upbin, Kellwood’s chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement. Kellwood paid $140 million in cash plus unspecified incentives for the company. Phat Fashions will operate as a subsidiary of Kellwood, with Russell Simmons in charge as ceo. Kimora Lee Simmons will continue as president and creative director of the Baby Phat division.

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