PARIS — Economic turbulence be damned: High fashion enters 2012 in ruddy health.
As couture week gets under way here today, the few remaining practitioners of the rare, exacting enterprise said they expect flush emerging markets in Asia, Eastern Europe and South America to continue yielding new clients, which allowed them to achieve sales growth of anywhere from 5 percent to 80 percent last year.
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)
"That's something that resonates with me too because I'm so locked into a number. If I go over that number it completely ruins my day so it's nice to get detached from the number on the scale." - Chelsea Handler on Kelly LeVeque's book "Body Love." #wwdeye (📷: John Salangsang)