Services have been held for Burt Simms Avedon, 94, a lifelong military leader and the former owner of Willis & Geiger, who died from complications of Parkinson’s disease on May 1 at Agrace Hospice Care in his hometown of Madison, Wis.
Born in New York on April 15, 1924, Avedon was sent to Missouri Military Academy at age 12 where he learned to fly and accumulated more than 600 hours of flight time. After graduating, he flew to Rangoon, Burma, in November 1941 to join Claire Chennault’s American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers). That group was put on hold a month later when war was declared after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, so Avedon returned to the U.S. and attended the University of California at Los Angeles, joined the university’s Naval Reserve Officers Training program, and played football and baseball. He was the quarterback for the Bruins and played in the 1941 Rose Bowl.
Ganni turned over a new leaf for spring 2019, reports @fionawsma from Copenhagen Fashion Week. Instead of sending its signature floral-print dresses down the runway, the brand collaborated with 66 North, a technical outerwear brand, and produced a chic-yet-utilitarian offering that included a tie-dye vest and short set, and leopard-print pieces sprinkled among the khaki parkas and bucket hats. #wwdfashion #ganni #copenhagenfashionweek
“I love ‘Kudos’ by Rachel Cusk that just came out,” said @katieholmes212 of what’s on her summer reading list. Head to WWD.com to read which books @lilireinhart, @dakotafanning and more are picking up this summer. #wwdeye (📷: @kukukuba)
“I’ve been an actress since I was like 10 or 12, and then I went to drama school. I have a technique, and I have a process that I bring to every role. And I can talk about it, but that kind of makes it less magic, and also when I talk about it, it makes me feel like I’m full of myself,” ‘Crazy Rich Asians Star’ Constance Wu tells @leighen .(📸: @emmanmontalvan: styled by @micaelaerlanger ) #wwdeye #crazyrichasians #constancewu