Today in the Daily News, the Liz Claiborne Chief Creative Officer said that the label’s former creative director Mizrahi really is a “terrible, terrible, terrible person.”
Here’s the back story. Mizrahi joined Liz Claiborne from Target in 2008, soon after Gunn joined. Despite rave reviews, Mizrahi’s gently–but not cheaply–priced collections for the company did not perform that well at retail. To combat weak sales, LC has since teamed up with JC Penney to create a discount collection. Mizrahi has been relegated to designing a collection exclusively for QVC.
So they have a history. But Gunn’s tough words also make us wonder how long he has at Liz Claiborne.
Even if LC feels the same about Mizrahi, we doubt that they would be cool with Gunn spewing hate across the press. They are, after all, a public company.