The Jones Group Launches The Jones Group Fashion Office Appoints Wendy Hirschberg Clurman as Vice President & Fashion Director of Jones New York, Danielle de Marne as Vice President & Fashion Director of Designer & Contemporary Brands and Amanda Ross as Consulting Fashion Director of Anne Klein

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jones Group Inc. (NYSE: JNY) today announced the creation of The Jones Group Fashion Office to support the growth of core and emerging brands under the direction of Chief Creative Officer Stefani Greenfield. As part of the Fashion Office, The Jones Group has appointed Wendy Hirschberg Clurman as Vice President & Fashion Director of Jones New York, Danielle de Marne as Vice President & Fashion Director of Designer & Contemporary Brands and Amanda Ross as Consulting Fashion Director of Anne Klein.

"The addition of industry experts from world renowned fashion brands such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Scoop NYC reinforces our intent to transform The Jones Group into the leading global fashion company defined by premier brands and driven by exceptional talent," said Richard Dickson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Branded Businesses at The Jones Group. "The editorial perspective and brand building expertise that Stefani Greenfield and her team will add to Jones is invaluable in our ongoing effort to infuse a stronger design driven point of view into new collections across our growing portfolio of brands." 

Wendy Hirschberg Clurman and Amanda Ross will spearhead the Company's plans to optimize the core brands of Jones New York and Anne Klein, respectively, and Danielle de Marne will oversee the fashion direction of the Company's designer and contemporary brands.   

After nearly a decade at Vogue, where she rose to Fashion Market Director, Wendy Hirschberg Clurman has established herself as one of the most respected consultants in the fashion industry. She has recently worked with leading designer brands including Theory and Magaschoni in the development, production, and styling of collections. Amanda Ross is an internationally renowned fashion stylist, costume designer and consultant for celebrities, films, TV series and design houses. Her celebrity clients include Mariska Hargitay and Vera Farmiga. She was previously the Market Director at Harper's Bazaar. In addition to her consulting position at Anne Klein, Ross will continue to act as an independent stylist. Danielle de Marne was most recently the Creative Director of Full Picture where she advised on the design and creative direction for the agency's clients. She was previously the Head Buyer for Designer Brands at Intermix and the Fashion Director of Scoop NYC, two of the most well known retailers for contemporary design brands.  

"I am thrilled to welcome Wendy, Danielle and Amanda to The Jones Group and know that their passion, knowledge and experience in the fashion industry will be a tremendous asset to the Company and will add a re-energized creative direction to each of our brands," said Stefani Greenfield, Chief Creative Officer of The Jones Group.

About The Jones Group Inc.

The Jones Group Inc. (www.jonesgroupinc.com) is a leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 35 brands with product expertise in apparel, footwear, jeanswear, jewelry and handbags.  The Jones Group has a reputation for innovation, excellence in product quality and value, operational execution and talent.  The Company also markets directly to consumers through branded specialty retail and outlet stores and through its e-commerce sites.

The Company's internationally recognized brands and licensing agreements (L) include: Nine West, Jones New York, Anne Klein, Kurt Geiger, Rachel Roy (L), Robert Rodriguez, Robbi & Nikki, Stuart Weitzman, B Brian Atwood (L), Boutique 9, Easy Spirit, Carvela, Gloria Vanderbilt, l.e.i., Bandolino, Enzo Angiolini, Nine & Co., GLO, Joan & David, Miss KG, Jones Wear, Kasper, Energie, Evan-Picone, Le Suit, Mootsies Tootsies, Grane, Erika, Napier, Jessica Simpson (L), Sam & Libby, Givenchy (L), Judith Jack, Albert Nipon, Pappagallo and Rafe(L). 

SOURCE The Jones Group Inc.



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