MILAN — Vittorio Radice is a reporter’s dream come true. His remarks are pointed, he speaks his mind freely and never resorts to pre-packaged responses. With his easy manners, he is unfazed by having to pose for a portrait — “wherever, however,” he says — and shows his curiosity by asking WWD about the state of the industry.
Not that he needs to, as the vice chairman of La Rinascente has plenty to say on his own — and lots of experience to back up his views. Radice cut his teeth as managing director of Habitat U.K., turned Selfridges around between 1996 and 2003 and, after a stint at Marks & Spencer plc, joined La Rinascente as chief executive officer in 2005, with a mandate to revitalize the then-sleepy department store.
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“The name of the show is GP — giant pockets,” said Karl Lagerfeld pre-show, in his backstage meeting room at @Fendi to Bridget Foley. @Bellahadid was one of the many famous faces who graced the catwalk including @Gigihadid, @Adwoaaboah, and yes, even @Kendalljenner. #wwdfashion
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