In Brief: Liz Warms Up … Chaus Taps Panitz … New HSN Strategist …
LIZ WARMS UP: Expanding its licensed presence in the home area, Liz Claiborne Inc. last week reached an agreement in principle with Berkshire Blanket Inc. for blankets and throws under the Liz Claiborne name. The brand already offers an array...
LIZ WARMS UP: Expanding its licensed presence in the home area, Liz Claiborne Inc. last week reached an agreement in principle with Berkshire Blanket Inc. for blankets and throws under the Liz Claiborne name. The brand already offers an array of home products, including bed and bath, decorative fabrics, furniture and tabletop, each produced under license. “The Liz Claiborne brand owns a unique position in the marketplace, and we are eager to take on the challenge of interpreting its signature style into designer blankets and throws,” said Rick Lotuff, president and chief executive officer of Berkshire.
CHAUS TAPS PANITZ: David G. Panitz has been appointed chief operating officer of Bernard Chaus Inc. effective immediately, according to a statement from the company. Panitz joins Chaus after having served as chief operating officer of Ecko Unlimited. Prior to that, Panitz spent five years at Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. Panitz is taking over for Nicholas DiPaolo, who served as chief operating officer for four years. DiPaolo will retain his position as vice chairman of the company.
NEW HSN STRATEGIST: The Home Shopping Network, the multichannel shopping retailer, is expected to announce today that Jay Herratti has assumed the post of senior vice president of strategy and business development. Herratti is expected to help chart the network’s growth in the direct-to-consumer marketplace, which could include acquisitions. HSN is a television and internet retailer. Herratti’s previous stint was executive vice president at Gordon Brothers, where he led international expansion for the firm. His previous experience includes work for Federated Department Stores, where he focused on its online businesses, and several senior level posts at the now defunct Boo.com Group.
MAIDENFORM'S FIT: Intimate apparel manufacturers Maidenform Inc. said an ex-Toys "r" Us corporate controller, Dorvin D. Lively, has been appointed chief financial officer of the company, effective Nov. 8. Tom Ward, chairman and chief executive officer of New York-based Maidenform, said in a statement on Tuesday that Lively "brings substantial experience to our company in, among other areas, strategic operations, accounting and financial controls, and mergers and acquistions." Maidenform, which was aquired by the Los Angeles-based investmant banking firm Ares Management in May for an estimated $215 million, emerged from bankruptcy in July 1999.
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)