Another well deserved award! amfAR announced today that Valentino Garavani will be honored with the Award of Inspiration at their 4th Inspiration Gala in New York on June 13th at the Plaza. Under the guidance of amfARâ€™s late Founding International Chairman Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Valentino founded L.I.F.E., an organization to support people living with HIV/AIDS in Italy.
An extensive rescue team of over 385 people is still scouring the Venezuelan coastline for Missoni CEO Vittorio Missoni, his wife Maurizia Castiglioni, and four other passengers (including the pilot) who were aboard the small Britten Norman BN2 Islander prop plane that went off the grid on Friday, January 4. The crew took off from Los Roques on Friday morning after vacationing in Gran Roque, a resort island near the Venezuela mainland. The plane was scheduled to fly to the Simon Bolivar International Airport in Maiquetia, but dropped off the air traffic control’s radar shortly after takeoff at 11:29 a.m. local time, about 95 miles from Venezuela. The Missoni’s elder statesman planned to fly later that night to Madrid and finally Italy, where the Missoni team is busy at work preparing the Fall 2013 collection.
Here’s one more contact to update: Today, John Galliano S.A. announced the appointment of PR veteran Alex Malgouyres as the brand’s communications director. He will oversee all worldwide public relations activities for John Galliano and Galliano lines, including men’s, women’s, kids, accessories, jewelry, eyewear, timepieces, and fragrance. Previously, Malgouyres spent five years at Burberry, holding the Paris-based post of PR director for continental Europe and PR director for the Americas, based in New York. Prior to that, he worked in the Paris office of KCD, where he spent four years handling PR for Alexander McQueen, Helmut Lang, and Kim Jones in France and Italy. He also worked with clients such as Gucci and YSL. The appointment is effective immediately.