Intimate Notes: Axelrod Elected … Karkus Gets Hugged
AXELROD ELECTED: Maidenform Inc. has elected Norman Axelrod to its board of directors, said Tom Ward, chairman and chief executive officer. He joins the principal members of the board, which includes Ward, David Kaplan, senior partner of Ares...
AXELROD ELECTED: Maidenform Inc. has elected Norman Axelrod to its board of directors, said Tom Ward, chairman and chief executive officer. He joins the principal members of the board, which includes Ward, David Kaplan, senior partner of Ares Capital Management LLC, a majority shareholder of Maidenform, and Scott Graves, senior vice president of Oaktree Capital Investments.
Axelrod is ceo and chairman of the board of directors of Linens ’n’ Things, a $2.5 billion home furnishings specialty retailer with more than 450 units in the U.S. and Canada. He also serves on the board of several public companies, including Reebok and Jaclyn Inc.
KARKUS GETS HUGGED: Suzanne Karkus, president of Izod Womenswear, a division of Kellwood Co., has been chosen to receive the 2004 HUG Award. HUG is an acronym for Help Us Give. The annual award benefits the Rusk Institute, which provides services that treat the physical and emotional needs of critically ill and physically challenged children. Karkus will be honored at the HUG cocktail and dinner gala Nov. 9 at the Grand Hyatt New York hotel.
@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