Services have been held for Sheldon “Shelly” Gitman, co-chief executive officer of Gitman Brothers. Gitman, 84, died Aug. 2 in Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Born in Brooklyn, he was a son of the late Max Gitman, founder of the Ashland Shirt Co., a business that eventually became known as Gitman Brothers. The company was originally based in Brooklyn but moved to Ashland, Pa., in the Thirties, where it continues to be headquartered.
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?"