EU LAUNDRY LIST: A draft of potential U.S. products that could be hit with punitive European Union duties is being circulated among EU members, and it includes man-made and cotton apparel and textiles. The draft, sent Tuesday to EU members, is a...
EU LAUNDRY LIST: A draft of potential U.S. products that could be hit with punitive European Union duties is being circulated among EU members, and it includes man-made and cotton apparel and textiles. The draft, sent Tuesday to EU members, is a laundry list of U.S. exports drawn up two years ago when Europeans first challenged a U.S. export tax subsidy at the World Trade Organization. The list then, and now, is being used as a basis to create a final list for retaliatory tariffs. Two years ago, the EU delayed retaliation over the U.S. tax, which the WTO has deemed to be in violation of the global trade body’s rules as an illegal subsidy. EU leaders have expressed exasperation that Congress hasn’t yet revoked the tax, although lawmakers say they plan to do so.FILLING A GAP: Bob Martin, former president and chief executive of Wal-Mart Stores’ International division, has been added to the Gap Inc.’s board of directors, returning the group to the 12-person configuration it had in 2000. During a 15-year tenure at Wal-Mart, Martin also served as its chief information officer. A Gap spokesman said that the San Francisco-based firm’s board has fluctuated between 10 and 12 members since 1999.CORD’S NEW HOME: As he transitions into using his new name, Barry Kieselstein-Cord — soon to be known professionally and personally as Barry Cord — is also beginning a new identity as a retailer. The accessories designer is putting the finishing touches on his first company-owned store on West Broadway between Prince and Houston Streets in the former Rizzoli Bookstore space. Itwill have a soft opening early next week. Although he is changing his name to make it roll off the tongue a little easier, the store will carry the somewhat cumbersome moniker Barry Cord Kieselstein-Cord. The ground floor of the 5,000-square-foot space will showcase eyewear, jewelry, belts, bags and luggage, while the top floor will carry home furnishings and a fine art gallery, complete with its own curator.
“I grew up in New York but I hadn’t really experienced the city in any type of touristy way…This was probably the first museum I really explored and took the time to see,” said @haileybaldwin of the @whitneymuseum. On Tuesday night, Baldwin was joined by Jemima Kirke and more at the annual Whitney Museum Gala and Studio Party, which honored Lorna Simpson, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody. See more photos on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
Displayed starting this week at the @fashiontextilemuseum: An exhibition on designer @orlakiely titled “Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern,” which spans two decades and contains more than 150 pieces. “I want people to come away loving pattern and print. It’s something that makes you feel so good,” said the designer during a preview of the exhibit. Also on show are mood boards, samples, sketches and more. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)