WARNER'S DOES THE MET: The Warner's division of The Warnaco Group will sponsor an exhibition entitled "Waist Not" at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art Mar. 29 to Aug.21.
Richard Martin, curator of the museum's Costume Institute, said the exhibition "will demonstrate that the natural waist is not always the waist that fashion defines."
Costumes will be selected primarily from the Costume Institute collection, along with foundations that enhance the waistline, he said. He added that which foundations brands will be used hasn't been decided, but noted that about 10 corsets from the 19th century will be featured, as well as several more from the 20th century.
The corsets "provide punctuation points to the silhouette," said Martin. The exhibit, he said, will let people see the silhouettes and how the waist is defined for the particular looks.
HOST TAPS RUDNICK: Arthur Rudnick has been appointed senior vice president and general manager of the Host for Her division at Host Apparel Inc., reporting to Howard Cohen, president of the company.
Rudnick will be responsible for sleepwear and robes under the licensed Bill Blass and Joe Boxer Girlfriend lines and private label.
He succeeds Tim Carney, who has been promoted to senior vice president of national accounts for the firm's men's sleepwear and robe divisions.
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