Citizens of Humanity Inks Deal With Denim Industry Visionary Adriano Goldschmied

Sep 10, 2007, 01:00 ET from Citizens of Humanity

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens of Humanity, a leader in
 denim design and fashion apparel, announced today that it has joined forces
 with denim industry pioneer, Adriano Goldschmied. Mr. Goldschmied will join
 the company as a partner and Executive Vice President of Product
 Development. In addition, Mr. Goldschmied will continue to design the
 GoldSign brand, the luxury denim label he founded. He will work side by
 side with Citizens of Humanity CEO and founder, Jerome Dahan.
     "Adriano has long been a mentor to me and his mastery of denim is
 unparalleled," said Mr. Dahan. "The premium denim industry simply would not
 exist without Adriano. He possesses an endless curiosity for the ways in
 which denim can be rendered. Adriano is a true artist."
     Over his thirty-year career, Mr. Goldschmied has created brands such as
 Diesel, Replay, AG Adriano Goldschmied and GoldSign, which have
 collectively shaped the modern denim landscape.
     "What everyone asks is 'what's next?,'" Mr. Goldschmied said, "The
 opportunity to collaborate with an old friend like Jerome is a dream come
 true. Our combined experience, resources and vision will enable us to write
 the next chapter of denim history, together."
     In addition to Mr. Goldschmied's new partnership with Citizens of
 Humanity, the company has acquired Mr. Goldschmied's, GoldSign label and
 his legendary laboratory and laundry facility, Laundry Atelier. GoldSign
 will remain a high-end denim brand distributed in exclusive boutiques and
 stores. The acquisition of Laundry Atelier will enable Citizens of Humanity
 to develop proprietary processes, which in turn will increase flexibility,
 capacity and the ability to drive innovation.
     About Citizens of Humanity
     Citizens of Humanity is a leading designer and distributor of premium
 denim and other apparel. The company was founded by Jerome Dahan in 2003.
 Before founding Citizens of Humanity, Dahan was a co-founder and the
 original designer of 7 For All Mankind, and the head designer at Lucky
 Brands. In 2006, Berkshire Partners, a leading private equity firm based in
 Boston, Massachusetts, acquired equity in Citizens of Humanity. The company
 is headquartered in Huntington Park, California. For more information,
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