CLOSE TO THE VEST: Rumors continued to circulate on Monday that Herb Gallen, owner and chairman of Ellen Tracy, had finally sold the company after toying with the idea for years. But the company wouldn't confirm anything. Gallen did not return several...
CLOSE TO THE VEST: Rumors continued to circulate on Monday that Herb Gallen, owner and chairman of Ellen Tracy, had finally sold the company after toying with the idea for years. But the company wouldn't confirm anything. Gallen did not return several calls, and a spokeswoman would only offer, "No comment."SEARS SPOTS LAND: Sears, Roebuck & Co. finished its $62-per-share tender offer for Lands' End common stock on Friday with about 29.4 million shares, or 98 percent, of the direct merchant's stock tendered. The remaining 667,000 shares will be converted into rights to receive $62 in cash. Sears expects the merger to be wrapped up on or before June 20. "Our team is now ready to begin working diligently to expand Lands' End distribution and offer our customers a compelling assortment of Lands' End product through multiple channels including online, Sears stores and catalogs," said chairman and chief executive Alan Lacy in a statement.DIRECTING LVMH: LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton on Monday said it has added a slot to its board and tapped French executive Jacques Friedman as a new director. Friedman, a commander of the French Legion of Honor, is currently chairman of the development board of Paris' Quai Branley Museum and the chairman of the Jeu de Paume gallery. He is also honorary general auditor and the former chairman of the supervisory board of French insurance giant AXA.
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion