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.
@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