HUDSON’S BAY TRANSITION: Following the death on Saturday of Jerry Zucker, governor and chief executive office of Hudson’s Bay Co., the company’s board named his wife, Anita, as its first woman governor in its 338-year history. Robert Johnston, who was deputy governor and president, has been named ceo. Zucker, 58, acquired HBC in 2006. The group operates more than 600 stores across Canada under The Bay, Zellers, Home Outfitters and Fields names. Zucker was also chairman and ceo of The InterTech Group, a Charleston, S.C.-based company that owns textile, chemical and manufacturing firms with estimated annual sales of $3 billion.
OSCAR IN DALLAS: Oscar de la Renta will present his fall collection Sept. 11 at Neiman Marcus’ downtown flagship in Dallas during the 33rd annual luncheon and fashion show benefiting the Crystal Charity Ball. The event, which featured Giorgio Armani last year, represents a kickoff to the Dallas social season and is a major fashion event. Ten women are introduced on the runway and named “Best Dressed” by the charity, which is an exclusive club of 100 women that raised more than $5 million last year for children’s charities.
RICHTER PROMOTED: Apparel veteran Martin L. Richter has been promoted to president of the Kazu division of Lana Fashionwear Inc. He was senior vice president. Kazu, a private brand manufacturer with factories in Asia, credited Richter with contributing to the development of an updated business model that expanded the client base. Richter, formerly a senior vice president, joined Kazu in 2002 after serving in senior management positions at Liz Claiborne and Cygne Design.