What will Ivanka do?
While many try to surmise what Ivanka Trump’s unofficial role will be in her father, President-elect Donald Trump’s, administration, her decision to step aside from her namesake company and her executive role at the Trump Organization has fired up all sorts of speculation.
Now that her husband, Jared Kushner, has officially been named a senior adviser in his father-in-law’s White House, Ivanka Trump also has been busy trying to extricate herself from any business dealings that could create potential conflicts of interest.
Collected, professional, organized and unwaveringly on-message in her business dealings, the future first daughter seems to be leaving her fashion company’s leadership to president Abigail Klem, who started her career as a lawyer. Klem first delved into fashion by joining Diane von Furstenberg, helping to make that label more of a global lifestyle brand. Her colleague, Rosemary Young, oversees the marketing and public relations for what is said to be a $100 million brand.
Executives at Trump’s namesake label declined to comment Tuesday on what severing any ties to her company will mean. Even executives at G-III, one of Trump’s main licensees, are uncertain of her exact next move regarding the label. Sammy Aaron, president and vice chairman
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