ARMANI FETED: Italian Vogue will feature 20 models dressed in Giorgio Armani on its October cover in honor of Armani's 20th anniversary.
FENDI MEETS GUCCI: Pilar Crespi, Gucci's international director of communications for the last four years, has joined forces with Angela Mariani, former corporate director of public relations for Fendi USA. Crespi and Mariani are founding Crespi & Mariani Associates, a New York-based public relations and promotions agency for clients in fashion, lifestyle, and the arts, Crespi said.
According to Crespi, "Gucci will remain a client of mine for special events in the U.S., so the relationship is going to continue." Crespi will stay with Gucci through the end of the year. She noted that her post at Gucci will be eliminated, but the company is looking for someone to take over Italian PR functions.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"