PIAGET POLO CLASSIC: Christina Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Saks Fifth Avenue, and Paula Zahn, CNN anchor, will be honored this Sunday at the fourth annual Piaget Polo Classic. The event , sponsored by Piaget, will be held at...
PIAGET POLO CLASSIC: Christina Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Saks Fifth Avenue, and Paula Zahn, CNN anchor, will be honored this Sunday at the fourth annual Piaget Polo Classic. The event , sponsored by Piaget, will be held at Conyers Farm in Greenwich, Conn., and includes a luncheon and celebrity auction. It is organized by The Greenwich/Westchester Committee for Montefiore Medical Center and benefits the Children's Hospital at Montefiore.ASHLEY STEWART EXPANDING: Ashley Stewart, a chain of 176 stores serving plus-size women, with sales of roughly $175 million annually, will open its first store in Richmond, Va., Thursday at the Beaufont Mall. The new unit will mark the retailer's 17th opening this year, three of them in Virginia. A subsidiary of Secaucus, N.J.-based Urban Brands, Ashley Stewart stores are mostly in urban areas and average 4,700 square feet. Urban Brands chief executive Robert Bland said Tuesday that the chain's growth plans call for opening at least 25 stores a year through 2004.KELLWOOD MEN'S HEAD: Kellwood Co. has named Paul Robb president of its men's wear division, adding to his duties as president of Slates' licensed tops division. Robb still reports to Robert C. Skinner Jr., corporate vice president.NOMINEES, IF YOU PLEASE: Lew Frankfort, chairman and chief executive of Coach Inc., and Steven Roberts, co-president and chief marketing officer of Echo Design Group, are among those nominated for Ernst & Young's New York City Entrepreneur of the Year award in the retail/wholesale category. The awards banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on June 25 at the New York Marriott Marquis.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews