NEW YORK — Robert Dakin has joined The J. Jill Group in the new post of vice president of retail store operations.
Dakin will be responsible for management of all retail operations and ensuring brand cohesiveness as J. Jill continues to roll out retail stores. Once exclusively a catalog and Internet retailer, the Quincy, Mass.-based company now operates 72 retail stores and plans to have 87 in operation by the conclusion of 2002, a year it began with 51 units.
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?"