Stella’s drive, Cucinelli upbeat ahead of IPO, Gucci’s depth, Menswear charms, Shoe sculptor

Stella McCartney by Damon Winter | Source: New York Times

What Drives Stella McCartney (NYT) “She may be one of the most interesting designers in the world today, but when she started out, the fashion world didn’t have many nice things to say about Stella McCartney… Where she has succeeded since then is in designing for exactly who she is. Now 40 years old, she has developed a witty, down-to-earth approach to dressing women like her.” Cucinelli Upbeat Ahead of IPO (WWD)

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Ill-fated Halston, Azzaro’s new creative director, Bruno Cucinelli IPO, Finance to fashion, Katie Grand superstylist

The Men (and Women) Who Would Be Halston | Source: NY Times

The Men (and Women) Who Would Be Halston (NY Times) “Now presided over by the chief executive Ben Malka — until recently the president of the solidly middlebrow brand BCBG — Halston is expected to announce a new creative director, Marie Mazelis (also late of BCBG), to lead it… It’s safe to say that expectations aren’t high, after a series of ill-fated corporate maneuvers that began even before Halston himself died of

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