In Brief: Bauer’s Board … Silver Exits … Four-Star Dining
BAUER'S BOARD: A new board has been named for Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc., the company established as the parent company of retailer Eddie Bauer upon the company's emergence from Chapter 11 reorganization. The nine-member board includes...
BAUER'S BOARD: A new board has been named for Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc., the company established as the parent company of retailer Eddie Bauer upon the company's emergence from Chapter 11 reorganization. The nine-member board includes John C. Brouillard, chief administrative and chief financial officer of H.E. Butt Grocery Co.; William Thomas End, former chairman and chief executive officer of Cornerstone Brands Inc.; Howard Gross, former ceo, Hub Distributing, Millers Outposts, Levi's Outlet Stores; Paul E. Kirincic, executive vice president, human resources and communication, McKesson Corp.; Fabian Mansson, president and ceo of Eddie Bauer and former ceo of H&M; Kenneth M. Reiss, managing partner of the New York Office, assurance and advisory practice, of Ernst & Young; Laurie M. Shahon, president and founder, Wilton Capital; Edward M. Straw, vice admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.) and former president of global operations, Estee Lauder Cos., and Stephen E. Watson, former president and ceo, Gander Mountain LLC. Spiegel, Eddie Bauer's former parent, was controlled by German-based Otto GmbH. Last year Otto sold its Spiegel and Newport News catalogues to Pangea Holdings Ltd. Spiegel filed for bankruptcy in 2003.SILVER EXITS: Francois Baufume, who joined Christofle in April 2004, is already exiting the French tableware firm after what sources described as a disagreement with shareholders. Baufume, a former president of Christian Dior and Kenzo, said he will exit the French luxury silversmith at the end of the month. He will be succeeded by Nicolas Abboud, the company's general manager.FOUR-STAR DINING: On June 6, several of America's top chefs will transform Rockefeller Center into a gourmet food festival where 1,200 New York business leaders, socialites, food enthusiasts, chefs and restaurateurs will dine and dance to benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels. The evening will feature 35 tasting stations offering gourmet selections from New York chefs such as Daniel Boulud (Daniel), Edward Brown (the Sea Grill), Frank Crispo (Crispo), Marc Forgione (BLT), Nobu Mastuhisa (Nobu) and Charlie Palmer (Aureole). Renowned national chefs such as Wolfgang Puck (Spago, Beverly Hills), Joachim Splichal (Patina, Los Angeles) and Charlie Trotter (Charlie Trotter's, Chicago) will also present signature dishes. The event takes place from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Citymeals hopes to raise over $1 million to help feed the homebound elderly in New York City.
“I grew up in New York but I hadn’t really experienced the city in any type of touristy way…This was probably the first museum I really explored and took the time to see,” said @haileybaldwin of the @whitneymuseum. On Tuesday night, Baldwin was joined by Jemima Kirke and more at the annual Whitney Museum Gala and Studio Party, which honored Lorna Simpson, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody. See more photos on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
Displayed starting this week at the @fashiontextilemuseum: An exhibition on designer @orlakiely titled “Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern,” which spans two decades and contains more than 150 pieces. “I want people to come away loving pattern and print. It’s something that makes you feel so good,” said the designer during a preview of the exhibit. Also on show are mood boards, samples, sketches and more. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)