Edmund Wade Fairchild, who with Louis E. Fairchild founded the
company, opens the Paris bureau.
Women’s Wear moves its operations from 42 East 21st Street to 822 Broadway at 12th Street to make room for three new Linotype machines.
180 paperboys to hand deliver copies of the afternoon editions of Women’s Wear and Daily News Record to garment district workers.
Fairchild installs a 225-ton, $600,000 Scott press in the basement of its 12th Street building, which cuts printing time in half. By the end of the decade, the paper is publishing up to 5,000 pages of news a year.
John B. Fairchild
The biweekly W is launched as a large-format color offshoot of WWD, repackaging fashion and features from the daily newspaper for a
WWD redesigns its front page, and instead of many different elements, features one large photograph.
WWD reporters toss aside their typewriters and enter the computer age. Capital Cities acquires the American Broadcasting Co. (ABC). WWD’s single-copy price goes up to $1.
Color photographs start appearing regularly in WWD.
The Walt Disney Co. acquires Capital Cities/ABC, Inc., making WWD part of its multimedia enterprise.
WWD The Magazine, a twice-yearly publication that highlights coverage of the runway shows in New York, Milan, Paris and London, launches.
WWD moves from 34th Street to 750 Third Avenue, where it remains.
Digital takes hold as WWD.com is redesigned and relaunched with a paid subscription model. Twitter followers skyrocket, breaking the one million mark.
Menswear magazine is launched. WWD, now $3 a copy, redesigns its front page and begins preparations for a celebration honoring its 100th year.