POST JOINS KELLWOOD: Cecelia Post has been named senior vice president of lingerie for the lingerie division of Kellwood Co.
Post until recently was president of Body Drama Inc., an intimate apparel company in Los Angeles. She had held that post since the company started in 1985.
In her new post at Kellwood, she will relocate to New York and report to Charles Rumbley, division president. Post will assume the merchandising, marketing and sales responsibilities formerly held by Craig Gendel, who has left the company.
Kellwood manufactures sleepwear under the Ilise Stevens and Sugar Plum labels and private label, as well as daywear and foundations by LA Intimates, and the licensed line of Breathables by Gilda Marx panties.
LADY ESTER EXECS: Linda Bress Cazzola has been named division manager of sales and marketing of Lady Ester daywear, sleepwear and loungewear at Lady Ester Lingerie Corp., New York. She succeeds Karen Cummins, who has resigned from the company. Cazzola was formerly self-employed, with a lingerie sales representative company bearing her name for 10 years.
Also, Alyson Fendel has been named manager of A Current Event, the firm's maternity division of daywear, sleepwear and loungewear.
She succeeds Carol Murat, who also resigned. Fendel was vice president of sales and marketing at Sawyer of Napa Corp., a private label maker of shearling coats, for 1 1/2 years.
Cazzola and Fendel report to Robert Sadock, president of Lady Ester.
@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