COME TOGETHER: Leave it to the United Nations to get Angelina Jolie on the V.I.P. guest list for its Fashion for Development fashion show. The goodwill ambassador to the U.N. will be joined by Queen Rania of Jordan, Kerry Kennedy, Christina Macaya, Consuelo Ciscar, Nelida Pinon, Karolina Kurkova and Shakira for the April 3 event at U.N. Headquarters in New York. International designers like Uruguay’s Agustina Alcorta and Ecuador’s Otto Pachay will be featured at the show, which is being organized by Women Together, a nonprofit that aims to strengthen microcredit finance programs for small women-led companies.
GOVE EXITS ZALE: Sue E. Gove, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Zale Corp., resigned last week. She was also a board member. Gove’s resignation follows the January departure of Mary L. Forte, chief executive officer, due to lagging financial results. Betsy Burton, former ceo of Supercuts Inc., was named interim ceo, until a successor is chosen. Gove, who joined Zale in 1981, couldn’t be reached for comment. David Sternblitz, vice president and treasurer, said Zale is looking outside to fill Forte’s role. Gove resigned since she wasn’t on the list of potential candidates. Zale is the largest specialty jewelry retailer in North America, with 2,350 stores. It owns Zale’s Jewelers, Bailey Banks & Biddle and Gordon’s Jewelers.
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@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)