DRESSING KERRIGAN: If her injured knee mends sufficiently, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan will compete in the upcoming Winter Olympics in outfits designed by Vera Wang, who skated competitively for 11 years. Wang, who designed...
DRESSING KERRIGAN: If her injured knee mends sufficiently, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan will compete in the upcoming Winter Olympics in outfits designed by Vera Wang, who skated competitively for 11 years. Wang, who designed Kerrigan's dresses for the last Olympics, has come up with some elaborate creations. It took more than 120 hours to complete the white spandex outfit with black stretch velvet straps and sheer illusion sleeves that Kerrigan will wear for her short technical performance, Wang said. For her longer program, Kerrigan will wear a nude Swiss Lycra spandex dress heat-pressed with 14,000 white rhinestones, Wang said. It resembles a couture dress she designed for Sharon Stone as a knockoff of what Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President Kennedy.
GROSS TO SUN ICE: Andrew Gross has been named president and chief executive officer of Sun Ice Ltd., a Canadian skiwear, golfwear and outerwear manufacturer based in Calgary, Alberta. Gross, who will have offices in Hamden, Conn., where the company has its golf headquarters, will handle merchandising, operational and financial duties.
He succeeds Sylvia Rempel, the founder of Sun Ice, who becomes chairman, a new post, and plans to focus on quality control.
Gross was president and ceo of Le Coq Sportif NA for nine years. He sold the company -- a manufacturer of tennis, golf and activewear apparel -- to Adidas in September. From 1984 until 1989, he was president of Head Sportswear, then a unit of The Leslie Fay Cos. He was also senior corporate vice president of Leslie Fay, in charge of its sportswear division.
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“From concept to creation, my goal was to create beautiful pieces, with a variety of sizes, all at affordable prices,” said @joansmalls of the swimwear and intimate apparel she designed for @smartandsexysocial. The collection includes neon laced bras, sheer bodysuits and swimwear separates. The intimates collection will launch in July, while the swimwear collection will be available for purchase on Tuesday at select @walmart stores, walmart.com and smartandsexy.com. #wwdfashion