AMERICAN EAGLE CFO: American Eagle Outfitters Inc. has promoted Joan Hilson to executive vice president, chief financial officer of the American Eagle Brand. Hilson will be responsible for all areas of corporate finance and accounting as well as merchandise planning and allocation. She will continue to report to chief executive officer Jim O'Donnell. Hilson moves into the role previously filled by Laura Weil, who joined Ann Taylor Stores Corp. as chief operating officer in August. Hilson had been AEO's senior vice president of finance since September. Before that, she was cfo of Victoria's Secret Stores and earlier in her career worked at Sterling Jewelers Inc. and Coopers & Lybrand.
BERGDORF DEPARTURE: Ted Deitert, Bergdorf Goodman vice president and creative director, is leaving the company. Bergdorf's said a replacement would be named soon. Deitert joined Bergdorf's in 1999 and has worked on a number of projects, including the launch of the Bergdorf Goodman Magazine in September 2000, and the development of the Very Bergdorf ad campaign for holiday 2002. Deitert reported to Michael Crotty, senior vice president of marketing, who, as reported, is also leaving the company to become chief executive officer of Fotolog, a photo blogging service. Deitert was not available to comment on his plans, though sources indicated he would not be joining a competitor. Before joining Bergdorf's, he was creative director at AGA, a catalogue marketing group.
TRALDI'S TOUCH: Tocca has tapped Francesca Traldi as vice president of marketing and communications. The Italian, who most recently headed up communications at Alberta Ferretti, is based in New York and starts immediately. In the new position, Traldi will oversee all aspects of brand marketing and communication and, according to Tocca's chairman and creative director, Edoardo Mantelli, help build the brand's presence in Europe.
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion
“I’m Russian and I love to use all these little tricks that I got from my grandma or my mom. We didn’t have a lot of money for creams or anything like that so we would use a garden as a beauty treatment regime. We’d put cucumber in the fridge and do a cucumber mask,” says model @irinashayk on one of her beauty hacks. WWD asked celebs what their go-to self-care rituals are. See what Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto and more said on WWD.com. #wwdeye #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
Exclusive: @viktorandrolf are teaming up with @Zalando on a collection made from leftover clothing. The lineup, which lands at the retailer February 1, includes 17 pieces adorned with sliced up and repurposed overstock from the retailer’s private label collection. Pictured here is a look from the collection –– see more on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
@duewestnyc is the newest bar joining the collection of intimate neighborhood-focused spaces in the West Village. The cocktail menu, which includes bitters and syrups made in-house, offers a “Build Your Own Old-Fashioned” – like the one pictured here – where guests can choose from a list of spirits and unexpected sugars and bitters. #wwdeye
Spotted at last night’s National Board of Review gala in NYC: Angelina Jolie. Jolie – along with Meryl Streep, @lupitanyongo and more – continued the all-black dress code from Sunday’s Golden Globes. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)