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.