In Brief: Target Scholars … Ellen Tracy VPS … Dillard’s Debt Watch …
The Council of Fashion Designers of America named the recipients of its 2003 Target/CFDA Design Initiative awards last week: Jennifer Daggy and LaToya LeFlore will each receive cash awards and one-year employment with...
The Council of Fashion Designers of America named the recipients of its 2003 Target/CFDA Design Initiative awards last week: Jennifer Daggy and LaToya LeFlore will each receive cash awards and one-year employment with the design and development team of Target Corp. in Minneapolis, Minn. Daggy is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and LeFlore is a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York. The five-year-old program is open to senior-year fashion design students, offering one or two recipients a one-year, full-time scholarship at Target, including a salary, while 10 semifinalists are awarded cash prizes, selected by a panel of CFDA members including Jason Bunin, Louis Dell’Olio, Cathy Hardwick and Stan Herman, the organization’s president.
ELLEN TRACY VPS:
Ellen Tracy promoted two members of its design team to vice president positions last week. Joni Storgion-Knight was named vice president of design/product development for the Linda Allard Ellen Tracy collection, and Donna McKenzie was named vice president of design/product development for Company Ellen Tracy. McKenzie has been a designer with the company, which was acquired by Liz Claiborne Inc. in 2002, for 17 years, while Storgion-Knight has worked there for 18 years. Both will take on additional oversight responsibilities for the development and design of the collections, as well as coordinating the design teams, the company said.
DILLARD’S DEBT WATCH:
Weakness at Dillard’s Inc. prompted Standard & Poor’s to place the firm’s corporate credit and senior unsecured rating, currently residing at “BB-plus,” on CreditWatch with negative implications. After what S&P analyst Gerald Hirschberg termed in a statement, “a relatively good year in 2002,” the retailer came up with “disappointing” first-quarter results and a 7 percent comparable-store sales drop in May. “The economy and low consumer confidence are taking a heavier-than-average toll on Dillard’s business,” he said.
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye