Time Keeping: Honor Roll … Do-Gooders … Hammer Time …
HONOR ROLL: Not only is Severin Wunderman, chairman of Corum, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Swiss watch company he owns this year, on June 30 he will also be awarded France’s legion of honor in a ceremony in the French...
HONOR ROLL: Not only is Severin Wunderman, chairman of Corum, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Swiss watch company he owns this year, on June 30 he will also be awarded France’s legion of honor in a ceremony in the French Riveria town of Menton. France is honoring Wunderman, a Holocaust survivor, for his extensive charity work.
DO-GOODERS: Speaking of charity, Baume & Mercier, the Richemont-owned brand, has enlisted sports legends Edwin Moses, John McEnroe, Nadia Comaneci and Michael Jordan to codesign a limited-edition watch that will be sold to benefit the Laureus Sport foundation. Laureus fosters sports programs to keep kids off the streets. With a steel case and white dial, the watches all have the Laureus logo.
Ralph Lauren can add a new notch to his leather belt: Honorary Knighthood. A representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will present the honor to the iconic American designer at a ceremony next year, reports @lisajlockwood . #wwdnews
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