Nautica to Honor the Oceans
Nautica, embracing its core values, has teamed up with Oceana, an ocean conservation organization dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans, to raise awareness for “World Oceans Day” on Tuesday. In New York, Nautica employees will grab nets and hit the Hudson River shoreline at the Gansevoort Peninsula to pick up and skim debris. Across the country in Los Angeles, Nautica, GQ, and Oceana spokesperson and supporter January Jones, will host an exclusive World Oceans Day party at the Sunset Tower Terrace. DJ Michelle Pesce will spin with a special musical performance by Jakob Dylan. “We are looking forward to encouraging and educating people to learn what they can do to help conserve and protect the ocean,” said Karen Murray, president of Nautica.
Bidermann Reunion Draws 200
Some 200 alumni and friends of Bidermann Industries, a one-time powerhouse of the apparel industry, came together Thursday night for a reunion at the Hudson Terrace in Manhattan. Among those sipping cocktails and enjoying Seventies tunes were former chief executives Michel Zelnik and Ken Sitomer, as well as Norman Fryman, Paul Raffin, Jay Margolis and Allan Ellinger. “It was like a high school reunion,” said Ellinger, now an investment banker with MMG. “Nobody stopped smiling the whole night.” The company, which at one time represented such well-known names such as Yves St. Laurent, Calvin Klein, Jean Paul Germain, Bill Robinson, Daniel Hechter, Gold Toe and Arrow, went bankrupt in the mid-1990s, but many of its executives remained active in the apparel business or related fields.