Women's Wear Daily

Bruno Magli to Kick Off Business Video Series

Bruno Magli is launching a “Bruno in Business” video series at its SoHo store starting tonight. The series is tied into a charitable partnership with Dress for Success, an organization that works to empower women to achieve independence by providing business attire and development tools to thrive in work and life. The weekly series will feature business and thought leaders speaking about their paths to success. They include Justin Wolverton, founder and president of the low-calorie, high-protein ice-cream brand Halo Top; Chris Riccobono, co-founder of the Untuckit; Claudia Ciuti, footwear designer who designs women’s shoes for Bruno Magli, and Joi Gordon, chief executive officer of Dress for Success. “The dynamic professionals featured in the ‘Bruno in Business’ video series serve as inspiration for others who are starting out on a path to fulfill their dreams,” said Cory M. Baker, chief operating officer of Marquee Brands, parent company of Bruno Magli. The videos were created over the course of several months earlier this year and filmed in both New York City and Los Angeles. They will be shown weekly on the brand’s social channels. At the same time, Bruno Magli will reveal tonight that it has signed on to be a signature partner in Dress for

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Grazia France Staff Voices Concern About Sale in Open Letter

DIRECT MESSAGE: Staffers at Grazia France have published an open letter in which they express concerns about the planned sale of the title by Mondadori France to Reworld Media. The parties entered into negotiations on Sept. 27, and speculation has swirled about the fate of Grazia’s journalists, against a backdrop of rumors that editor in chief Joseph Ghosn may soon replace Anne Boulay at the head of Vanity Fair France. Ghosn and Condé Nast International declined to comment on the matter. Ghosn told WWD he was fully focused on the fate of Grazia France in the event the weekly magazine changes hands. “The editorial team is worried. The person who is buying us has a reputation that doesn’t fit with our values,” he said. Reworld Media is in talks to buy the whole Mondadori France catalogue from its Italian parent company. If both parties come to an agreement, Reworld Media will own 33 magazines including Grazia, Biba, Sciences & Vie, Closer, Télé Star, Auto-Plus and L’Auto Journal, becoming the leading French media group. Under the leadership of owner Pascal Chevalier, Reworld Media posted revenues of 185 million euros in 2017. In an open letter published on the web site of French daily Le Figaro late on

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