Updates on industry movers and shakers

“Project Runway” Winner Launches Jewelry for Piperlime

Gretchen Jones, Project Runway winner Season 8

San Francisco--While many “Project Runway” viewers were less than kind about the final apparel collection of Gretchen Jones, the … [Read more...]

Rafe Re-Launches Handbags, Now Under Jones Group

Rafe Totengco in front of his handbag re-launch

New York--Rafe fans can breathe a sigh of relief. After a brief hiatus, the beloved handbag line is back on the scene, now as part … [Read more...]

NY Real Housewife Jill Zarin “Skweezes” into Shapewear Line

Jill Zarin and her shapewear collection

New York--"Real Housewife" and Bravo-lebrity Jill Zarin is out to prove beauty begins with a great foundation with the debut of … [Read more...]

Judith Leiber Names New Creative Director

Judith Leiber minaudieres

New York—As part of its brand expansion, Judith Leiber, LLC has named Jana Matheson to creative director.Matheson will oversee … [Read more...]

Executive Shuffle: Coach, Gap Inc., Tommy Hilfiger, Sears Canada


Coach Taps PepsiCo Executive as CFONew York--Coach named Jane Nielsen as its new executive vice president and chief financial … [Read more...]

Last Chance to See McQueen’s “Savage Beauty”

"Savage Beauty"

New York—Run, don’t walk to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as the astounding “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibition ends … [Read more...]

Despite Divorce Plans, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony Collections on Schedule

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez

Menomonee Falls, WI—While the timing of Jennifer Lopez’ and Marc Anthony’s divorce announcement couldn't be more inopportune, … [Read more...]

A Peek Inside Hillary Clinton’s Travel Handbag

Hillary Clinton Handbag - Bag - The World of Hillary Clinton

London—As she traipses around the world to some 80 countries on diplomatic missions, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham … [Read more...]

Lady Gaga to Do Hat Internship with Treacy

Lady Gaga arriving at JFK airport Thursday night

London—Philip Treacy, the British hat designer responsible for some of the outré—some would say monstrous—hat designs at this … [Read more...]

Harold B. Sachs, Former FASA Chief, Dies

Harold B. Sachs (1924-2011)

New York--Harold B. Sachs, longtime executive director of Gemini Shippers Association and Fashion Accessories Shippers Association … [Read more...]

Olsens Bow First Handbag Line at Barneys

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

New York—Those irrepressible twin sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, are at it again. Both have their hands on several … [Read more...]

Swatch ‘Eyes’ New Watch Collaboration

Designer Rankin wearing his Swatch watch designs

Bienne, Switzerland--British fashion photographer Rankin may be renowned for his celebrity portraits, but his new limited-edition … [Read more...]