The agenda for the meeting: Levinsohn was going to brief the directors on his plan for Yahoo, should he be named permanent CEO.Levinsohn walked into the room; all of his top executives followed.There was Jim Heckman, Levinsohn’s top dealmaker, who’d spent months negotiating a huge deal with Microsoft.There was Shashi Seth, Yahoo’s top product management executive, already planning a long-needed update to Yahoo Mail and the Yahoo home page.The costume designer for the movie was Alan Flusser, one of the most influential menswear writers of the 20th century.One of our readers wrote in asking if the style worn by Gordon Gekko — the unscrupulous corporate raider from Wall Street — would be wearable in a regular office job. For those that prefer not to watch videos, or that want a little more detail, here are my thoughts on the Wall Street movie style in general: The key thing to remember is that this is a costume, not an authentic fashion style.
He’d even joined a sales call to express support for Levinsohn to Yahoo advertisers — an oddly hands-on move for a chairman.
Most of the Gordon Gekko shirts in Wall Street are what’s called “contrast collar” and “contrast cuff.” That means the body of the shirt is one color (blue, in the most famous scene) and the cuffs and collar are another (white, in that same scene).
This is actually a very old-fashioned style with roots in the days of detachable collars and cuffs.
On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo’s interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company. That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo’s Sunnyvale, Calif., headquarters.
The room was big, with a large horseshoe table and video screens on the walls.
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