Broderick Gets a Boost

Matthew Borderick blended in perfectly with the two tone brown decor at 1 Oak, temporary Tribeca Film Festival Home of the Boost Mobile Lounge as he celebrated his new film “Finding Amanda” which premiered last night in Tribeca. Broderick is seen here chatting up Amanda, actress Brittney Snow.

Giorgio Armani Names CEO of U.S. Subsidiary

MILAN ? Giorgio Armani SpA on Thursday named Bruno Laguardia as chief executive officer of its U.S. subsidiary, replacing Bridget Ryan Berman, who left the company in September.

Laguardia, 61, was most recently responsible for spearheading the creation and organization of Trimil SpA, a joint venture set up in 2000 between Armani and Ermenegildo Zegna SpA, to oversee manufacturing and distribution of the Armani Collezioni men’s wear line. He began his career at Bassetti Group, an international manufacturer and distributor of home textile products, and has also worked in executive roles at Zegna.

Laguardia “is an accomplished professional with a broad range of experience in the areas of manufacturing, wholesale and retail operations,” said Giorgio Armani, who is president and ceo of his company. “He is a leader with great collaborative skills and a proven track record in development.

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Glamwire’s The Partial Truth

Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. has poached Missoni heiress Margherita Missoni as chief executive officer of the company. Ms. Missoni agreed to change her named To “Jill Granoff” as part of the deal.

This allows Ms Missoni to appropriate the real Jill Granooff’s CMV (“A dream of mine for years” Missoni remarked through a spokeperson in Milan), and Cole is hoping, experience and street smarts. Missoni, now “Granoff, ” who has, as Granoff, been Liz Claiborne’s executive vice president of direct brands, will take over the day-to-day responsibilities for the 25-year-old Kenneth Cole brand, which has been trying to elevate itself for the last few years, from Kenneth Cole, who will give up his career-long title as ceo but continue as chairman and chief creative officer.

Niether the real Ms. Granoff nor Ms. Missoni were availiable for comment. Though Kenneth Cole shouted “Do the Right Thing” at our reporter outside of his Manhatten offices, and then offered the reporter a 1.5 liter bottle of Fiji Water, mumbled something about “Alkaline Balance” and went back inside.

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Fierce Fashion DATELINE: March 20, 2008

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The GLAMWIRE Interview: Frank Murray

Frank Murray, the original manager of both Thin Lizzy and The Pogues, who have just finished up playing the Nokia Theatre in New York City tonight, talks To Miles Redfield about Philip Lynot, the founder of Thin Lizzy, who began working with Murray in 1968 while in a band called Skid Row….and the genesis of […]

GLAMWIRE MEDIEVAL LOVE STORIES: The Lay Of Milon

IN this new feature: GLAMWIRE MEDIEVAL LOVE STORIES, we bring you the Sensational and Scandelous “The Lay Of Milon,” from “Old-World Love Stories from the Lays of Marie de France & other Medi?l Romances & Legends,” translated from the French by Eugene Mason, Illustrated and Decorated by Reginald L. Knowles; J. M. Dent & Sons […]

Four Fashion Headlines: March 11, 2008

All Change at Chloe: MacGibbon Tapped As Creative Director

A young, female designer is back in the driver’s seat at Chloe. Hannah MacGibbon – who worked under Phoebe Philo for five years and helped set the brand’s winning hip-yet-girlish template – will succeed Paulo Melim Andersson as creative director.

CFDA Reveals Nominees

Marc Jacobs, Francisco Costa of Calvin Klein, and Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler have been nominated for the 2008 Womenswear Designer of the Year award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Dolce & Gabbana Faces Tax Probe

Italian authorities have opened a criminal investigation into the Dolce & Gabbana fashion empire following allegations of tax evasion.

Anna Sui President To Retire
Michael Pellegrino, president of Anna Sui Corp. since 1999, will retire from the fashion industry, effective June 30.

Pellegrino has worked in the fashion industry for over four decades. Prior to joining Sui, he ran his own fashion retailing consulting firm, Pellwood Inc., advising small designer companies on financial planning and merchandising.

He was managing director of Carolina Herrera from 1984 to 1996, and then went on to Halston International, where, as general manager, he helped launch that company?s first Halston signature collection.

BONUS: Glamwire Goes Irish in Preparation for St. Paddys Day with : Paddy Power, Tom Dunne, Kitty Gale, Frank Murray, Shane McGowan, PArtick McMullen, Rogues MArche, The Pogues, Trudy Hayes AND Richie From Totally Cool Shannon Magazine

GLAMWIRE NEWSFLASH: CDFA Discloses 2008 Nominees

Marc Jacobs, Francisco Costa of Calvin Klein, and Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler have been nominated for the 2008 Womenswear Designer of the Year award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. In the men’s wear category, Tom Ford, Thom Browne and Michael Bastian are nominated for Menswear Designer of the […]

The GLAMWIRE One Minute Interview: John Basedow <BR> BONUS: Episode 4 of John Basedow TV, with special additional commentary work by a Mystery Correspndent on Screen #3

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