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."
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)