MILAN — The growth of the U.S. economy may be grinding to a halt and dragging Europe down with it, but Italian fashion houses are still upbeat about business in 2008.
As fashion week here kicks into high gear, senior executives at leading Italian brands told WWD that, despite the market jitters, they see few signs of a downturn and have made a positive start to the year. And they remain bullish about the U.S., especially within their own stores.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)