Ulrich Grimm, Global Head of Non-apparel Design, to Depart Calvin Klein After 22 Years

Ulrich Grimm, global head of non-apparel design at Calvin Klein Inc., is leaving the company, effective Aug. 2.

Grimm has been with Calvin Klein for almost 22 years and previously served as executive vice president, design, shoes and accessories.

During his time at the brand, the highly regarded Grimm built a strong global alignment across its accessories, including some of the licensed categories such as eyewear and watches and jewelry. He oversaw design for accessories, footwear and home.

Reached for comment, Grimm told WWD that following the pandemic, several CKI divisions were restructured, and his position was eliminated. He said he’s planning to enjoy the rest of the summer at the beach and then explore opportunities either in New York or potentially return to Europe for the right opportunity.

“I will always be honored to say that Mr. Klein hired me directly 23 years ago to be responsible for the

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Red Cross looks to global influencers to fight virus ‘infodemic’

Geneva (AFP) – The Red Cross on Tuesday launched what it said was the first global network of social media influencers to battle misinformation about the new coronavirus and spread lifesaving content about the pandemic.

Experts have been warning for months that the pandemic has been cloaked in a massive “infodemic” — a deluge of information, including widespread false claims, which can pose a serious threat to public health.

The World Health Organization website lists a catalogue of dangerous “myths” circulating about the virus, including suggestions that hot peppers or excessive exposure to the sun can prevent or cure COVID-19.

And it flatly debunks suggestions by US President Donald Trump and others that injecting disinfectant or exposing the body to ultraviolent radiation can rid the body of the virus.

But while the WHO and others are putting out correct information, it can be difficult to reach everyone and counter the

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