FERAUD NAMES PREZ: Marie Bottone has been named president of Louis Féraud Inc., the North American division of the French ready-to-wear firm. Bottone succeeds Lewis Koppelman, who resigned to pursue other interests, according to a Féraud...
FERAUD NAMES PREZ: Marie Bottone has been named president of Louis Féraud Inc., the North American division of the French ready-to-wear firm. Bottone succeeds Lewis Koppelman, who resigned to pursue other interests, according to a Féraud spokeswoman.
Bottone — who joined the company in 1995 — has held the post of vice president since 1999 and will report to Michael Rover, chairman and managing director of Féraud Worldwide. In addition, David Perez was promoted to chief operating officer and chief financial officer. He has been with the company since 1996.
NEIMAN MARCUS PITCHES IN: Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson broke out of the Beltway Friday to attend the Greenwich Breast Cancer Alliance luncheon and fashion show at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Conn.
Neiman Marcus White Plains sponsored the event. Evelyn Lauder was among the 800 people who turned out to help raise more than $1 million for the Breast Cancer Alliance. As the keynote speaker, Thompson announced a $400,000 grant to be donated to Community Health Center in Middletown, Conn.
Furrier Giuliana Teso flew from Italy to attend the show and see her furs, rtw and accessories on the runway. On Saturday, she hosted a trunk show in her in-store shop at Neiman Marcus’ store in White Plains. Several of the guests from the fashion show turned out the following day to meet her and see her designs up close, a Neiman Marcus spokeswoman said. She declined to comment on trunk show sales.
GARSON TAKES TWO: Garson International has hired Stuart Edelman as director of production and design for the firm’s women’s and men’s lines, and Ronald Hirsch as sales director for men’s outerwear. The pair used to own Bedford Sportswear, which produced the first licensed Kenneth Cole men’s outerwear collection.
Edelman and Hirsch are based at Garson’s New York office and report to Marc Garson, chief executive officer and creative director of Garson International. Founded 12 years ago by Garson, the company produces women’s and men’s leather and suede outerwear under the Rem Garson label, as well as women’s and men’s leather Lucky Brand Dungarees outerwear and men’s Fubu The Collection and Fubu Platinum outerwear.
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