POLO PROMOTION: Polo Ralph Lauren has named Garine Zerounian senior director, international public relations, effective Jan.1. Zerounian joined the company in December 2004 as director of women's public relations and was promoted to senior director of women's public relations. In the new post, Zerounian will oversee communications for Ralph Lauren's apparel bands in Latin America, Asia and Australia, working with Polo's global marketing and fashion teams on events and celebrity dressing. She reports to Wendy Smith, senior vice president of corporate communications.
FORTUNOFF NAMES GERAGHTY: Fortunoff, the 84-year-old Uniondale, N.Y., jewelry retailer, has appointed Michael Geraghty chief financial and administrative officer. Geraghty most recently was chairman of Filene's/Kaufman's prior to the Federated acquisition of May Department Stores Co. in 2005. He replaces Len Tabs, who has retired. In September, Fortunoff unveiled plans to open as many as five more doors on the East Coast by 2008 and launched an ad campaign featuring model Petra Nemcova. In November 2004, Fortunoff agreed to a recapitalization transaction with two equity firms, Trimaran Capital Partners and Kier Group. Fortunoff's has annual sales of about $500 million.
A room full of toiles at the haute couture atelier in the Dior exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs, open in Paris since July 5. This is just one of three major exhibitions that have been timed to coincide with the house's 70th anniversary. See the rest of the exhibits, plus read WWD's look into the iconic brand's history. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
For spring, Pamplemousse's Danica Zheng presented her signature slip dresses attached to a white T-shirt along with floral windbreakers, off-the-shoulder cotton blouses and more. For more highlights from the New York trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion
The Green Carpet Fashion Awards closed out Milan Fashion Week yesterday. The fashion industry flocked to the event, showing its efforts to support and spread the message of sustainability. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen said "if each one of us took at least one step is this direction, there is no saying how much could be done." #wwdeye #wwdfashion #mfw (📷: Lodovico Colli di Felizzano)
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)