In Brief: Cheers for Bravo … Ferragamo to Atlanta … Columbia Deal Done …
CHEERS FOR BRAVO: Rose Marie Bravo, chairman and chief executive officer of Burberry, has been elected to the board of Estée Lauder Cos. Leonard A. Lauder, Lauder chairman, said in a statement: "We’re very pleased. Her extensive...
CHEERS FOR BRAVO: Rose Marie Bravo, chairman and chief executive officer of Burberry, has been elected to the board of Estée Lauder Cos. Leonard A. Lauder, Lauder chairman, said in a statement: "We’re very pleased.Her extensive experience and extraordinary accomplishments as a retail leader and a brand builder will be an asset to the company and its stockholders."Her addition brings the number of board members to 10. Bravo, 52, joined Burberry in 1997 and is a member of the board of Burberry Limited. Prior to joining Burberry,Bravo was president of Saks Fifth Avenue from 1992 to 1997. From 1974 to 1992, she held positions of increasing responsibility at R.H. Macy and Co., culminating in her 1987 to 1992 tenure as chairman and ceo of the San Francisco-based specialty store, I. Magnin.
FERRAGAMO TO ATLANTA: Salvatore Ferragamo will open a boutique in Lenox Square mall in Atlanta next Tuesday. It’s the Italian luxury firm’s first store in the market, though the company does sell to such retailers as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue in the area. Designed by New York architects Janson Goldstein, the 2,000-square-foot space incorporates the new worldwide Ferragamo store concept, currently seen at Ferragamo stores in SoHo and in the Americana Manhasset shopping center. This summer, the company plans to open an American flagship on Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street. The Atlanta shop will feature natural walnut and stone contrasting with high tech Corian and metal, and suspended forms and fixtures. Ferragamo has 102 freestanding stores worldwide
COLUMBIA DEAL DONE: Outdoor apparel and footwear provider Columbia Sportswear Co. completed its acquisition of Mountain Hardwear Inc. for $30 million in cash and assumption of $6 million in debt. Mountain Hardwear will maintain its name and brand and operate as a stand-alone subsidiary of Columbia. Mountain Hardwear will continue to develop its presence in high-end specialty stores and will expand distribution internationally as well. The firm hopes the strategy will build sales to over $100 million in the next five years, according to ceo Tim Boyle. Based in Richmond, Calif., 10-year-old Mountain Hardwear designs and develops technology-driven equipment and apparel geared to the outdoor market. Last year, it recorded unaudited revenue of $31.4 million. On Jan. 30, Portland, Ore.-based Columbia reported 2002 revenue of $816 million.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)