Ralph Toledano Moves to Gaultier
Putting more management muscle behind its Paris-based fashion houses, Puig has tapped former Chloé chairman and chief executive officer Ralph Toledano to lead development at Jean Paul Gaultier, effective Jan. 30. Toledano is expected to add Nina Ricci to his responsibilities in about a year’s time. In addition to his new position at Puig, Toledano will continue to serve as chairman of St. John, where he was appointed last August, for the foreseeable future.
At Puig, the high-profile hire follows its acquisition of a majority stake in Gaultier last May, and underscores how the Barcelona-based company is aiming to become a bigger and more formidable player on the international fashion scene.
The Gap Comes for Kim Kardashian
Last summer, Kim Kardashian sued Old Navy, claiming that a actress’ likeness to her “damaged her brand”. The model Melissa Molinaro, who has previously appeared in such gems like MTV’s Making the Band 3 as well as the CW’s Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll, starred in the commercial. Old Navy’s parent company, Gap Inc., has since mounted an aggressive defense, and they’re reportedly investigating Kim’s “reputation” to dig up evidence.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that the case may go to court, and what’s more, that Kim’s ex-boyfriend Reggie Bush might be one of Gap Inc.’s witnesses. Gap Inc. is on a mission to find out the actual net worth of the Kardashian brand… and after that “wedding” and that excuse of their Sears collaboration, it can’t be too much.
Carrie’s Back!: SATC Pilot Ordered
Even after that horrific excuse for a movie, it seems as though the Sex and the City franchise will never die. The Hollywood Reporter claims that The CW Network has green-lit a pilot for the Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries. It centers on Carrie Bradshaw during her senior year of high school in the early 1980s as she asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan.
The first book in author Candace Bushnell’s origin story was published last year and, like Sex and the City, is told from Carrie’s point of view. It follows the aspiring writer through her relationship with Sebastian Kydd and rivalry with popular girl Donna LaDonna.
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Source: WWD; THR