MILAN — Jonathan Akeroyd chooses his words carefully and, in his first interview since his arrival at Versace in 2016 from Alexander McQueen, the executive comes prepared, with notes and precise data, never shying away from the questions — even the uncomfortable ones.
After a difficult 2016, Akeroyd succeeded in returning the company to the black in 2017. He attributes his silence since his arrival at Versace to the need to focus on action, rather than words, setting in motion a retail, wholesale and digital strategy, elevating the brand and”changing people’s perception” of the label, while fully supporting creative director Donatella Versace.
The iconic Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue flagship will have a whole new look come 2021, reports @mistywhitesidell . The 10-story store is being expanded and renovated under the vision of chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff. #wwdnews
“I feel like the [Emmy] nomination is this absurdly generous bonus to something that I’ve already been excited by for quite some time now,” Darren Criss tells @ktauer about his nomination for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “My general attitude toward life is I hope for everything but expect nothing. But when you’re playing for the Warriors, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to the championships. And I’m not saying I’m Steph Curry, but when you’re on [showrunner] Ryan Murphy’s team, it seems more palpable than ever,” he continues. (Criss previously starred on “Glee,” another Murphy creation, although they didn’t directly work together.) “I feel like I’ve already won the lottery.” Read more in WWD.com (📸: @lexieblacklock ) #wwdeye #darrencriss #americancrimestory #emmys2018