Vivienne Westwood Teams Up With Virgin Atlantic
Earlier this week Vivienne Westwood (pictured with Richard Branson, above) and Virgin Atlantic marked the redesign of the airline company’s red uniforms. Westwood created eco-friendly outfits for more than 7,500 staff using material such as polyester yarn derived from used plastic bottles. Women’s uniform includes a red fitted jacket with a nipped waist and an asymmetric frill blouse completed with a pencil skirt, red pumps and a red leather bag. While the men have a three-piece suit made from burgundy wool and oxford shoes.
Fernando Aguirre Steps Down
Fernando Aguirre has resigned as a director of Levi Strauss & Co., effective Aug. 15. Aguirre has been apart of the brand since October 2010 and serves as chairman of the board’s finance and nominating, governance and corporate citizenship committees and as well as a member of its audit committee. Aguirre has resigned “solely for personal reasons” and not because of any disagreements with the company.
Galeries Lafayette Foundation Building Starts Construction
Construction of the Galeries Lafayette Foundation Building is to begin this summer and will open to the public in late 2016. The project comes just on the heels of the Foundation Louis Vuitton, a new museum in Paris and due to open in October. The Galeries Lafayette Foundation will occupy a five-story industrial building where the ground floor will be open to the public for free and will become a passage linking Rue du Plâtre and Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie. It will also include a space to host exhibitions and house basement workshops for artists.
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