ROSENBAUM JOINS GALOTTI: Ron Galotti, vice president and publisher of GQ, has tapped Lee Rosenbaum as associate publisher. Most recently, Rosenbaum worked with Galotti at Talk, serving as the magazine's publisher. Before that he was publisher of...
ROSENBAUM JOINS GALOTTI: Ron Galotti, vice president and publisher of GQ, has tapped Lee Rosenbaum as associate publisher. Most recently, Rosenbaum worked with Galotti at Talk, serving as the magazine's publisher. Before that he was publisher of Discover. It's a return engagement for Rosenbaum, who worked in GQ's Los Angeles office in 1990. He succeeds Giulio Capua, who has been named publisher of Gourmet, succeeding Gina Sanders, who was named publisher of Teen Vogue.TEXAS LIVESTOCK: Houston-based Lonestar Partners LP purchased 674,000 shares, or 9.9 percent of Kasper ASL Ltd.'s outstanding common stock, in a set of five transactions made between May 30 and June 6, according to a Schedule 13D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. The total purchase price for the shares was reported to be $27.7 million, a presumably welcome vote of confidence for Kasper, which is currently in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. According to the filing, Lonestar is a private investment fund engaged in the purchase and sale of securities for investment purposes.BOYER TO DIOR: Alixe Boyer has joined Christian Dior North America as vice president of communications. She reports to Marla Sabo, president and chief operating officer. In this newly created position, Boyer will handle public relations, media strategy and special events. Most recently, Boyer was senior director of communications and marketing for women's wear at Ralph Lauren, where some of her responsibilities have been taken over by Rebekah Hirsch, senior director of women's publicity.TRADING DOWN UNDER: Australian Prime Minister John Howard addressed a joint session of Congress on Wednesday and renewed his call to begin negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement with the U.S. Howard, who will meet with President Bush today, told assembled lawmakers that "a comprehensive free-trade agreement, by boosting trade and investment between us, would add a stronger economic dimension to the security and other links we share."
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim
“I genuinely fell in love with water, I fell in love with Fiji, I fell in love with the whole life that we lived for those few months,” says @mrsamclaflin of filming for his new movie “Adrift” with @shailenewoodley. The 31-year-old actor spoke with WWD about his upcoming projects, meeting Jamie Dornan and working with co-star Woodley. #wwdeye (📷: @jamstoker)
3 years ago, fans of the late singer Aaliyah started calling for a collaboration with @maccosmetics. With the strength of social media — including mock ups of products — 25,000 people signed a Change.org petition for a limited-edition collection, and MAC couldn’t ignore the buzz. Tomorrow, MAC will unveil MAC x Aaliyah, a tribute to the singer who passed away nearly 17 years ago. Head to our stories to preview the new collection, which was worked on by Aaliyah’s family and inspired directly by her makeup bag. #wwdbeauty
Artistic director @clarewaightkeller will be dedicating @givenchyofficial’s fall 2018 couture show in Paris on July 1 to house founder Hubert de Givenchy, who passed away in March at age 91. Givenchy said the collection would be “an homage to his iconic creations, technique, and personal lexicon” and a “celebration of his timeless elegance and grace.” Head to WWD.com to read more. #wwdfashion (📷: Delphine Achard)
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)