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These days, we're seeing a sort of unprecedented fluidity in movement between top players in different sectors in the fashion industry—publicists-turned-journalists, stylists-turned-editors, editors-turned-retailers.
Today's WWD brings news that Vera Wang has tapped Michelle Kessler Sanders, the fashion director at T, the New York Times' magazine, to be its creative director. WWD notes:
"While poaching editorial types is now a popular strategy for designers and retailers, as evidenced by Barneys New York’s recruitment of Dennis Freedman and Carine Roitfeld, Sanders has already worked on both sides. Early on in her career, she worked in public relations at Prada, Giorgio Armani and Calvin Klein before spending six years at Vogue as accessories director. From there, she went to Juicy Couture as vice president and fashion director, where she launched handbags, shoes, watches, jewelry, sunglasses and fragrance. Sanders then headed to Donna Karan as senior vice president and accessories director for two and a half years before moving on to T."· Vera Wang taps Michelle Kessler-Sanders [WWD]