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.
This story first appeared in the March 27, 2006 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.