"Grodd believed Americans needed an alternative to the overtly
stylish menswear from Europe and the repetitious predictability
of the Ivy League look."
Jean Palmieri, veteran Fairchild editor since 1986, reports on the recent sale of Paul Stuart to Mitsui. Opinions run the gamut, from Thom Browne to Alan Flusser and down 44th Street to Claudio Del Vecchio at the Golden Fleece. I called Charlie Davidson when I heard about the sale:
"It's the end of an era. Brooks, Press, Stuart...That stretch of Madison Avenue...that was America. Now, with the sale of Paul Stuart, it's all gone. It's all over." CD