In Brief: Trade Bill Moves Ahead… Donna Hire… New Foundation…
A $56 billion spending bill that would increase funding for the Bush administration's two trade-governing agencies and toughen enforcement of U.S. trade remedy laws is headed to conference after the Senate passed it 75 to 19 Tuesday night.
TRADE BILL MOVES AHEAD: A $56 billion spending bill that would increase funding for the Bush administration's two trade-governing agencies and toughen enforcement of U.S. trade remedy laws is headed to conference after the Senate passed it 75 to 19 Tuesday night. The bill will have to be reconciled with a House measure that passed in July 281 to 42, just shy of the two-thirds margin needed to override a veto. President Bush has threatened to veto the measure because the spending blueprint for fiscal year 2008 exceeds his budget request for the agencies the bill would fund, including the Commerce and Justice Departments and the U.S. Trade Representative's office.
DONNA HIRE: Donna Karan International has named Ellen Fine to be vice president of Donna Karan Collection accessories, a new post. Fine had been vice president of sales for Prada and Miu Miu handbags and accessories. She joined Prada in 2000 as senior sales manager of Prada women's handbags and accessories. At DKI, Fine reports to Michelle Sanders, senior vice president of Donna Karan Collection accessories. DKI is making a renewed push in accessories, with launches to be presented during the January market.
NEW FOUNDATION: Brooks Brothers has formed the Golden Fleece Foundation, a nonprofit organization that will provide financial, developmental and logistical support to local and national charities involved in health issues, the arts and education. Brooks Bros. has long partnered with such organizations as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Thanks & Giving and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. But with the Golden Fleece Foundation, the retailer will be able to spearhead philanthropic efforts and formalize the giving process. Managing director Emilie Antonetti, a 10-year veteran of Brooks Bros. and its parent Retail Brand Alliance, will head the foundation. "The Golden Fleece Foundation is a new venture that I have looked forward to announcing for a very long time," said Claudio Del Vecchio, chairman and chief executive officer of Brooks Bros. "I believe it will grow to exemplify the best of what Brooks Brothers stands for."
EYEWEAR DEAL: Costume National said Wednesday that it has inked a licensing deal for eyewear with niche Italian manufacturer Cult. The new line of sunglasses and prescription frames will launch in January. Prior to the agreement, Costume National licensed its eyewear production to Italy's Marcolin SpA. Costume National declined to provide sales forecasts. Cult, based in Padua, is a start-up that recently inked a licensing deal for eyewear with Thakoon.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)