WAL-MART'S NEW MARKETER: Stephen F. Quinn was named senior vice president of marketing for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., effective Sept. 12, the company said Wednesday. At Wal-Mart, he will be responsible for marketing strategy, planning, finance, research and brand development. Quinn will report to executive vice president and chief marketing officer John Fleming. Quinn's purview will also include advertising and will involve all of Wal-Mart's product categories. Quinn is chief marketing officer for Frito-Lay Inc., North America, responsible for all aspects of marketing for the brands such as Lay's, Doritos and Cheetos. Quinn spent most of his career working for food and packaged goods companies, including Quaker Oats, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble.
RICHEMONT MOVE: Rodolfo "Rudy" Chavez has been promoted to president of Baume & Mercier North America, replacing Edward Wright, who has been appointed senior vice president of retail for Cartier North America. Chavez was most recently vice president of sales for Baume & Mercier North America and has been with the company in various positions since 1998, when he started as regional sales manager. Baume & Mercier and Cartier are both owned by the Swiss luxury group Compagnie Financière Richemont.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia