GO WEST: Expect a new face in the public relations ranks at the Fendi show on Monday: Kristine Westerby. Fendi North America has tapped her as its new vice president of marketing and communications, according to market sources. Westerby has held the same title at Christian Dior Americas, and her résumé includes stints at Max Mara, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Calvin Klein. At Fendi North America, she succeeds Paige Pedersen, who is leaving the company.
COMEBACK KID: Capucci, a mythic Italian brand from the Sixties and Seventies, is rising once again. A photo shoot is under way in Milan today with Erin O’Connor modeling looks designed by Gianfranco Fenizia, partner in Milan fashion label Albino. The last Capucci ready-to-wear line was suspended in 2005 after an ambitious relaunch involving designers Berhard Wilhelm, Tara Subkoff and Spain’s Sybilla.