LONDON — It’s the end of one era and the start of another at Burberry, which waved goodbye to its chairman Sir John Peace, welcomed his successor Dr. Gerry Murphy and saw Ron Frasch take his seat at the long table of non-executive directors on Thursday at the Conrad hotel, near St. James’s Park.
Marco Gobbetti, Burberry’s chief executive officer, recapped the year for a small group of mostly individual shareholders. He also reiterated his commitment to cementing Burberry’s place in luxury, “the most rewarding and enduring segment of the market.”
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for customers, friends, family — and herself — for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews