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Jan. 2: Marcus Wainwright and David Neville nab a new investor for their Rag & Bone label in John Howard’s Irving Place Capital.
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Jan. 2: Stella McCartney is honored by the Queen’s Honours List, being named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to fashion.
Jan. 2: After months of heated battle, Tory Burch and ex-husband Chris Burch settle their contentious lawsuit over the sale of his stake in Tory Burch LLC with the addition of two new minority investors.
Jan. 2: Gap Inc. buys specialty retailer Intermix for $130 million in cash.
Jan. 4: A twin-engine Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander plane carrying Vittorio Missoni and four others is reported missing by Venezuelan authorities, eliciting a massive search effort. The plane was traveling from Los Roques, off the coast of Venezuela, to the Simon Bolivar International Airport in Maiquetía.
Jan. 7: Milly designer Michelle Smith pairs with Banana Republic to produce a 60-plus item collection for men and women. This latest project, due in May, follows the retailer’s recent collaborations tying into TV (“Mad Men”) and film (“Anna Karenina”).
Jan. 8: There’s more to Nicholas Kirkwood than a sexy heel. He launches a men’s line of six styles retailing from $520 to $950, including a classic oxford, a desert boot, a smoking slipper and a sporty lace-up that borders on a sneaker.
Jan. 9: H&M steams ahead with brand diversification, announcing a new brand, & Other Stories, launching in the spring with seven physical stores, as well as online. The brand, which joins H&M and COS on the Hennes & Mauritz AB roster, will offer women’s ready-to-wear, shoes, bags, accessories and beauty products.
Jan. 14: Dsquared2 goes mini, signing a five-year licensing deal for Brave Kid-produced children’s wear.
Jan. 14: Alber Elbaz teams with Lancôme for his first makeup project, a limited-edition color cosmetics line due in mid-June.
Jan. 15: PPR acquires another piece of London’s growing fashion scene, striking a deal to acquire a 51 percent stake in Christopher Kane. According to the French group, plans for the designer include opening Kane’s first freestanding boutique and adding a second ready-to-wear range.
Jan. 17: Dutch designer Iris van Herpen details plans to expand into ready-to-wear, which will complement her couture designs favored by musicians like Lady Gaga, Björk and Grimes.
Jan. 18: John Galliano makes his return to the fashion scene, as Oscar de la Renta opens his studio to the disgraced designer for a three-week “residency.” The collaboration coincides with preparation for de la Renta’s fall collection. While influences of the former Dior designer are apparent, Galliano himself would not make any show appearance, much to the dismay of curious attendees
Jan. 17: Rihanna joins the list of pop stars-turned-designers with plans to collaborate on a collection with British high-street brand River Island, during London Fashion Week.
Jan. 22: The First Lady caps off inaugural weekend in a custom Jason Wu gown, just as she had in 2009.
Jan. 22: Chanel’s couture show, inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” ends on a provocative note: Karl Lagerfeld sends a pair of female brides — led by Lagerfeld’s godson Hudson Kroenig — down the runway.
Jan. 23: Oscar de la Renta opens his first London store. At 3,000 square feet, it’s the brand’s largest.
Jan. 23: After years of showing on the sidelines of Paris’ official couture calendar, Zuhair Murad is designated a guest member of Paris Couture Week. The Lebanese designer, whose designs have been worn by Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez and Kristen Stewart, marks his couture-certified debut with a parade of red carpet-ready gowns.
Jan. 28: Sam Edelman taps model-of-the-moment Kate Upton for its new digital and print ad campaign.
Jan. 30: Michael Kors teams with U.N. Hunger Program, which aims to help solve the international hunger crisis with food assistance for those in need, especially mothers and children. Kors will roll out a “Watch Hunger Stop” campaign, which will coincide with the release of two unisex watches, retailing for $295 and $325. Each watch sold will feed 100 children.
Jan. 31: Bargain-shopper alert: Barneys New York launches barneyswarehouse.com, allowing consumers to save up to 75 percent off retail without ever leaving the house.
Feb. 1: Despite previously bashing the notion of celebrity fragrances, Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine reveals his self-named scent. “I didn’t want it to be another bulls–t celebrity fragrance that I was hocking, that I didn’t believe in,” justifies the “The Voice” judge.
Feb. 1: Riccardo Tisci inks a deal with Givenchy to extend his contract as its creative director.
Feb. 4: Oscar de la Renta launches a line specifically for The Outnet, one of three sites under the Net-a-porter umbrella.
Feb. 4: Fall 2013 is officially deemed the season of green by Pantone, with three shades of the color ranking in the top 10. Leading the pack for women’s fashion, a deep lichen green, with nearly 16 percent of designers using the color.
Feb. 5: Adam Lippes returns to fashion after buying back his name from Kellwood Co. with a collection at entry-level designer prices.
Feb. 5: In the court battle kickoff of John Galliano vs. Dior, the point goes to Galliano, who wins the first round of what promises to be protracted labor litigation with former employer Christian Dior Couture, as well his namesake house, John Galliano.
Feb. 6: Zac Posen launches Zac Zac Posen, a contemporary line.
Feb. 6: Marc Jacobs nabs a new gig: creative director of Diet Coke. The designer’s turn at the brand’s creative helm in Europe will have him stripping in a photo booth and posing in playful, pin-up-style ads.
Feb. 7: Because even the most fabulous lives need clothes by day, Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig launch Marchesa Voyage, a contemporary collection done in partnership with LF USA.
Feb. 8: Despite its Disney-fied name, New York designers frantically prep for Winter Storm Nemo, due to hit during fashion week. Marc Jacobs moves his time slot from Monday evening to Thursday, though president Robert Duffy reports that Customs and deliveries delays forced the change, not the impending blizzard.
Feb. 11: Thom Browne stages a dramatic production for his fall collection, with rose-clutching models caressing bed-ridden and bound males — clad in Browne’s suits, of course.
Feb. 15: Coach says longtime chief Lew Frankfort will hand the company reins to Victor Luis, president of the brand’s international group, in January 2014.
Feb. 18: Tom Ford returns to the formal fashion schedule in London with an over-the-top collection. The inspiration is explained by the designer as “Cross Cultural Multi Ethnic.”
Feb. 20: Rihanna and MAC Cosmetics are headed for two firsts: the entertainer entering the color cosmetics realm, and the brand doing a multiseason collaboration with one celebrity.
Feb. 20: Tod’s names Alessandra Facchinetti as creative director. She is to oversee women’s accessories as well as expand its ready-to-wear division.
Feb. 21: Michelle Obama chooses a Reed Krakoff sheath for her latest official portrait.
Feb. 22: Dior taps Jennifer Lawrence for the Miss Dior bag campaign, wearing the brand’s spring ready-to-wear and shot by Willy Vanderperre.
Feb. 26: Anne Hathaway looks lovely in Prada at the Academy Awards, but the Best Supporting Actress winner ruffles some feathers at the house of Valentino with her last-minute gown selection. While Hathaway tells reporters on the red carpet, “I didn’t know what I was wearing until two hours ago,” Valentino apparently thought otherwise, and sent out a press release just before the actress appeared — in Prada.
Feb. 27: After four years of free drinks, flash sales and celebrity sightings, Fashion’s Night Out will take the night off in September across the U.S. The annual event will still be staged in select international cities.
March 5: Barneys New York unveils plans to revamp two of its largest Co-op units as a prelude to the transformation of its entire Co-op fleet.
March 11: Lillian Cahn, who founded the Coach Leatherware Co. with her husband, dies at the age of 89.
March 13: Condé Nast Entertainment makes its debut with the launch of GQ and Glamour channels on YouTube.
March 15: Opening Ceremony partners with “Spring Breakers,” Harmony Korine’s art-house film take on “Girls Gone Wild,” for a co-branded line of spring break essentials. Offerings include mesh jerseys adorned with pot leaf graphics and sweatpants toting the less-than-subtle acronym “DTF” across the derriere.
March 20: Saks Fifth Avenue plans to revamp men’s private label with a new line, three subbrands and devoted shops in key markets.
March 20: The Museum of the City of New York rolls out a Stephen Burrows retrospective, with the designer (and pal Iman) on hand.
March 21: Catherine Malandrino joins forces with Kohl’s, creating a DesigNation collection for the retailer, due out in the fall.
March 21: Lululemon Athletica Inc. recalls its black Luon yoga pants deemed “too sheer.” The debacle would ultimately cost $67 million in lost sales and chief executive officer Christine Day and chief product officer Sheree Waterson their jobs.
March 21: Beyoncé hits the beach in a bikini for H&M’s summer campaign. The singer also gave creative input to the collection.
March 24: PPR changes its name to Kering. According to chief executive officer François-Henri Pinault, “ker” has its roots in the Brittany region of France, from which his family hails, and connotes a house or home.
March 24: After 28 years as a couple, designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka tie the knot.
March 27: Hearst president and chief operating officer Steve Swartz is named chief executive officer of the media company, succeeding Frank Bennack, who will shift into a new role as executive vice chairman and chairman of the executive committee.
March 29: Diane von Furstenberg takes a bad fall while skiing in Aspen, Colo., breaking her shoulder in three places.
April 1: Mikimoto commemorates 120 years with a high-jewelry collection showcasing modern twists on its signature cultured pearls.
April 3: After two years of collaboration, stylist Nicola Formichetti and the house of Thierry Mugler part ways. Diesel quickly snatches up the designer, naming him artistic director overseeing all aspects of brand’s design, marketing and communications.
April 8: Lily Pulitzer dies at her Palm Beach, Fla., home at the age of 81.
April 9: New York City Councilwoman Margaret Chin pushes for a new counterfeit law that would subject buyers of fakes to fines and prison.
April 10: Leonard A. Lauder, chairman emeritus of the Estée Lauder Cos., pledges to donate his world-renowned collection of cubist art — including 78 works by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris and Fernand Léger — to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
April 12: Michael Kors adds color and body care to his beauty empire. Working with the Estée Lauder Cos., the designer creates three distinct collections: Sporty, Sexy and Glam.
April 12: Reebok drops brand spokesman Rick Ross after the release of the rapper’s controversial verse on “U.O.E.N.O.” The lyric in question: “Put Molly all in her Champagne, she ain’t even know it. I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.”
April 15: Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design opens in London with 45 students from 23 countries.
April 19: The Council of Fashion Designers of America initiates a sustainability committee aimed to inspire members to work in more eco-friendly ways.
April 19: Michael Kors, Jay-Z and J. Crew executive creative officer Jenna Lyons are named to the 2013 Time 100 List.
April 22: After a 13-year hiatus, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren plan to return to Paris couture calendar in July.
May 2: The CFDA and Vogue partner to launch “Americans in China,” featuring the fall runway shows of Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone and Marchesa at the Dynasty City Wall Relics Park.
May 6: It’s faux anarchy at the Met as celebrities, models and designers get into the rebel spirit for this year’s punk-themed Costume Institute gala.
May 9: Parsons The New School for Design cancels John Galliano’s scheduled three-day master class, ceding to overwhelming public outrage to the appointment.
May 9: Ottavio Missoni, patriarch of one of Italy’s most famous fashion families, dies at age 92.
May 17: Thieves steal $1 million in Chopard jewels during the second night of the Cannes Film Festival, just hours after the premiere of Sofia Coppola’s film “The Bling Ring.”
May 21: Aiming to become the leading destination for prestige beauty brands, Amazon launches a dedicated area for men’s grooming.
May 23: On its conference call detailing fourth-quarter results (which beat Wall Street estimates), Ralph Lauren Corp. reveals a plan to roll out Polo stores worldwide.
May 28: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pleads guilty to six misdemeanor counts of “negligently violating” the Clean Water Act and is fined $81.6 million.
June 1: Gucci creative director Frida Giannini pulls in some of music’s biggest names, including Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Florence and the Machine, for a concert benefiting Chime for Change. The initiative, founded by Giannini and Salma Hayek, aims to highlight the causes of justice, education and health for women around the world.
June 2: Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez take home the CFDA Awards’ Womenswear Designer of the Year. Other big winners include Thom Browne for Menswear Designer of the Year and Phillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip Lim in the accessories category.
June 5: To mark 10 years of working together, Barneys and Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez offer a capsule group: “Proenza Schouler: First Collection.”
June 6: Bloomingdale’s vice president of fashion direction Stephanie Solomon retires after 29 years in the fashion office.
June 6: Pharrell Williams celebrates the 10th anniversary of his label, Billionaire Boys Club, with hip-hop royalty Jay Z and Beyoncé on hand for the festivities.
June 6: One Direction unveils its first fragrance, Our Moment, with fruity top notes of pink grapefruit, wild berries and red currants.
June 6: British stylist Annabel Tollman dies. Believed to be in her late 30s, the cause of death was said to be natural causes.
June 7: A gang of smash-and-grab thieves burglarizes Selfridges’ London flagship — while the store is open.
June 10: Jason Wu is named Hugo Boss’ women’s artistic director. The designer will be responsible for the creative direction of all product lines and “image relevant” aspects of the women’s wear and accessories collections.
June 12: In an effort to encourage his own running habit, Rick Owens partners with Adidas for a men’s and women’s running shoe line.
June 12: The world’s largest Chanel store (12,600 square feet) opens on London’s New Bond Street.
June 12: The FIT Gala raises $1.2 million, drawing a guest list including Alber Elbaz, Jessica Chastain, Tony Bennett, Francisco Costa and Karolina Kurkova.
June 14: Marc Jacobs unveils Marc Jacobs Beauty, a full color collection set to launch at Sephora in August.
June 20: The Dock Group invests $300,000 in Creatures of the Wind, taking a majority stake.
June 20: Gucci opens its first men’s flagship in Europe. The 5,400-square-foot Milan location also includes an area for its made-to-measure program.
June 21: The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund stages a fashion show across Beijing’s Ming Dynasty City Wall with designs by Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone and Marchesa.
June 26: Diane von Furstenberg opens her first accessories shop, located in the gallery space of DVF’s headquarters in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.
July 1: Christian Lacroix shows an Elsa Schiaparelli homage collection during the fall couture season.
July 2: Former Tiffany & Co. executive Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun is arrested for stealing $1.3 million worth of jewelry from the company.
July 8: Kanye West teams with A.P.C. on a capsule collection, including a $120 white T-shirt.
July 8: Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are among guests honoring Oscar de la Renta at the opening of “Oscar de la Renta: American Icon” at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark.
July 9: Joseph Altuzarra wins the U.S. Woolmark Award and will represent the U.S. for the 2013-2014 International Woolmark Prize in February.
July 10: New European Union legislation ushers in more stringent cosmetics safety requirements, including the introduction of “responsible persons,” who will be listed with contact information on all cosmetic product labels.
July 10: L’Wren Scott teams with Banana Republic for a 50-piece holiday collection, due out in early December.
July 10: Fifty-four years after the House of Dior made its first trip to the Soviet Union on June 10, 1959, the brand returns for a runway show in Red Square.
July 11: Jay Z performs his new single, “Picasso Baby,” for six hours in Chelsea’s Pace Gallery, drawing an eclectic crowd including Marina Abramovic, Cynthia Rowley and Judd Apatow.
July 12: Juicy Couture founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor reach out to private equity firms to help take back the label from Fifth & Pacific Cos. Inc.
July 12: Michael Kors sues Costco, claiming the wholesale club falsely advertised that it sold Kors handbags in e-mail blasts sent out in April in advance of Mother’s Day.
July 15: Tom Ford plans flagships in Chicago and Dallas, making a total of five U.S. stores.
July 16: Nineties wunderkind Victor Alfaro returns to the fashion arena with a designer-priced line of shoes, bags and clothes.
July 21: Former Valentino chairman Matteo Marzotto, his sister Diamante and three others, are indicted for alleged omission of earnings declaration and tax evasion.
July 22: Cameron Diaz becomes the latest actress-turned-designer, taking on the role of artistic director at Pour La Victoire.
July 22: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcome their first child, George Alexander Louis, who is third in line to the British throne.
July 24: The era of Barneys Co-Op comes to an end, with all existing Co-Ops to be re-branded as smaller Barneys New York units.
July 23: Ralph Lauren is set to help restore the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts, kicking off the two-year commitment with a runway show on Oct. 8
July 25: Hudson Yards garners the support of Diane von Furstenberg and the CFDA for its push to be the next home for fashion week when it is completed in a few years.
July 29: Lady Gaga returns with a new single, “Applause,” with the theatrical cover, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, making its debut in WWD.
July 29: Swarovski ventures into the film production business, with a remake of “Romeo and Juliet” starring Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld in the title roles, set for October release.
Aug. 1: American Apparel purchases New York-based specialty retailer Oak, whose founders, Louis Terline and Jeff Madalena, will remain at the creative and operational helm.
Aug. 2: Reed Krakoff purchases his namesake business from Coach Inc. for a sawbuck — yes, $10 — and will also assume debts tied to the business and issue Coach a piece of “membership interest” in the firm.
Aug. 6: Bluestar Alliance LLC enters a definitive agreement to acquire the Catherine Malandrino brand and intellectual property assets from Tahari ASL LLC for an undisclosed sum.
Aug. 7: Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. reported an 82.1 percent increase in first-quarter profits and forecast a 15 to 20 percent comparable-store sales gain in the second quarter and a 20 percent increase for the full year.
Aug. 9: Marc Jacobs makes a major statement about beauty with his first store dedicated to the category.
Aug. 12: Naeem Khan and former creative director Lionel Geneste reach a settlement over a contact breach, with Geneste set to receive $125,000.
Aug. 15: Pilar Guzmán becomes editor in chief at Condé Nast Traveler. Klara Glowczewska had the job since 2005.
Aug. 16: Alexa Chung is one busy “It” girl: She signs a deal with Eyeko cosmetics, piling on to her upcoming book and a contributing editorship at British Vogue.
Aug. 19: Nasty Gal is growing up. The company launches its own line of footwear, Shoe Cult, and is also eyeing intimates and swimwear for next year.
Aug. 19: Hal Rubenstein’s next act? Fashion designer, of course. The writer, magazine editor, author, passionate foodie and talking head unveils plans for a namesake apparel and footwear collection for HSN.
Aug. 20: Hermès makes a U.S. push, with the brand’s Beverly Hills flagship opening in September — the first of three major retail projects Stateside.
Aug. 20: Sorry, Karlie. Rather than go the typical model route, Diesel takes to Tumblr to cast its ad campaign. The theme of Nicola Formichetti’s first campaign as artistic director of Diesel is “reboot.”
Aug. 20: Valentino has a new home at 821 Madison Avenue — a four-story town house between East 68th and East 69th Streets.
Aug. 20: Fast Retailing’s acquisition of J Brand is bearing fruit with a more detailed strategy to open locations in Los Angeles and New York in 2014 — the denim brand’s first stand-alone stores.
Aug. 21: J.C. Penney and Joe Fresh fete their collaboration with a Times Square takeover, complete with a fresh orange grove.
Aug. 23: The second quarter finally found a silver lining in Gap Inc., which topped sales estimates and projected some pep in the back half.
Aug. 23: Tory Burch details her vision to move into the beauty area, with a new fragrance, capsule color cosmetics collection and a bath and body line.
Aug. 23: An audience of 1,500 suppliers, retailers, governors and business leaders attend a manufacturing summit hosted by Wal-Mart and the NRF aimed to boost Made in USA products.
Aug. 25: The MTV Video Music Awards take Brooklyn, where Miley Cyrus infamously twerks her way to the front-page of every newspaper and Web site worldwide.
Aug. 27: Nordstrom steps up its rollout of Topshop. It will add 28 Topshop women’s departments and eight Topman men’s departments, bringing the total number of Nordstrom stores with Topshop and Topman to 42 and 18, respectively.
Aug. 28: H&M says it will open its largest store — 63,000 square feet — in Herald Center in fall 2014. The new four-level flagship will usurp the title of biggest H&M in the world from its 57,000 square-foot sibling on Fifth Avenue and 48th Street.
Aug. 28: Authorities seize $5.1 million in counterfeit goods with two separate operations in New Jersey and Los Angeles.
Aug. 28: Billabong posts a $776 million fiscal-year loss. The surfwear maker’s core brand is now valued at zero — and its board is forced to consider a last-minute alternative refinancing deal.
Aug. 29: Say Hermès? Or Homies? Puns get popular with street style’s new obsession — T-shirts, beanies and more depicting clever parodies of luxury labels.
Sept. 4: Kim Kardashian nabs a high-fashion cover with CR Fashion Book. The image of the reality star late in her pregnancy, was shot by Karl Lagerfeld and art directed by Ricardo Tisci.
Sept. 4: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg proclaims Sept. 4 as “Elie Tahari Day” in New York, marking the Manhattan-based designer’s 40th anniversary in business.
Sept. 5: Peter Som links with Kohl’s for the retailer’s DesigNation series. The designer’s line of St. Barth’s-inspired pieces will arrive next spring.
Sept. 5: BFFs Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney join forces to design a capsule collection of luxe basics for the actress’ site, Goop.
Sept. 8: Lady Gaga performing songs from her upcoming album at V Magazine’s fashion week fete. Her typical costume theatrics are literally on the smaller side, as she dons only a seashell bra and matching thong.
Sept. 10: Tiffany & Co. names Francesca Amfitheatrof as design director. The British jewelry designer will oversee a team of 23 and report to executive vice president Jon King.
Sept. 10: Opening Ceremony stages its first runway show with a “Fast and the Furious”-inspired car chase, and a star-filled front row that includes Justin Bieber and Rihanna.
Sept. 10: Donna Karan fetes the 25th anniversary of DKNY with a youthful runway show featuring singer Rita Ora.
Sept. 11: As if the 90+ degree temperatures in New York aren’t making things hot enough, several editors find themselves stuck in very close quarters after Philosophy’s show when the venue’s freight elevator stalls between floors. Passengers including Suzy Menkes and Lucky’s Eva Chen eventually climb out on ladders.
Sept. 11: Contemporary label Gryphon, founded in 2006 by Aimee Cho and Andrew Rosen, shutters.
Sept. 12: Francisco Costa marks 10 years at the creative helm of Calvin Klein Collection with a fashion week-capping bash, featuring a special performance by Pharrell Williams.
Sept. 12: Staying on brand, Twitter announces its initial public offering via a tweet, revealing it has filed a confidential S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Sept. 13: Shoe fanatic Carrie Bradshaw’s alter ego, Sarah Jessica Parker, unveils her own shoe line, purchased exclusively by Nordstrom.
Sept. 13: Stephanie Solomon is named fashion director at Lord & Taylor. The former vice president of fashion direction at Bloomingdale’s, who retired on June 7, says she missed fashion’s excitement and challenges.
Sept. 16: Net-a-porter Group’s The Netbook social network launches. Users share favorite products from the luxury e-tailer via a mobile app.
Sept. 20: Signaling its ambitions in the red-hot women’s footwear category, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton takes a majority stake in London-based Nicholas Kirkwood.
Sept. 25: An Azzedine Alaïa retrospective opens in Paris. Curated by Olivier Saillard, it showcases about 80 dresses amid the 19th-century splendor of the Galliera Palace.
Sept. 30: The Made in France label gets a boost, as President François Hollande unveils a 10-year plan that aims to restore pride to its ailing national industry.
Oct. 2: Saint Laurent severs ties with French specialty retailer Colette for carrying parody T-shirts that proclaim “Ain’t Laurent Without Yves.” Sarah Andelman, Colette’s creative director and daughter of store founder Colette Rousseau, cries foul, saying multibrand retailers should be free to select their assortments.
Oct. 3: Lifetime TV’s original movie “House of Versace” rankles the fashion house, which issues a statement saying, “Versace has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV movie about Mrs. Versace…the movie should only be seen as a work of fiction.”
Oct. 4: Barneys New York makes a bold beauty statement by unveiling renovations of its cosmetics and fragrance floors simultaneously at its Madison Avenue flagship and Beverly Hills store.
Oct. 7: Proenza Schouler opens a 2,500-square-foot flagship in SoHo.
Oct. 7: Versace confirms it will team with M.I.A., who will create a capsule collection for Versus.
Oct. 10: Mark Ecko, cofounder of the Ecko brands, who sold his stake in them to Iconix Brand Group in 2009, reclaims the helm of Mark Ecko Cut & Sew.
Oct. 10: Band of Outsiders opens its first Tokyo store. It reveals a week later that it will open its first U.S. store at 70 Wooster Street in New York in the spring.
Oct. 11: David and Sybil Yurman promote their son, Evan Yurman, to chief design director of the family’s jewelry house.
Oct. 11: After more than 20 years in costume jewelry, Alexis Bittar enters the fine jewelry market.
Oct. 14: InStyle poaches from The New York Times, naming Eric Wilson as the magazine’s fashion news director.
Oct. 15: Lacoste takes over for Adidas as the official outfitter for France at February’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Russia.
Oct. 23: New York passes a child labor law that will afford underage models the same protections as all other child performers.
Oct. 24: A new era for downtown Manhattan starts to take shape with the unveiling of the West Concourse of the World Trade Center.
Oct. 24: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg proclaims “Giorgio Armani Day” in honor of the designer’s longtime relationship with the city and his “One Night Only” bash at the SuperPier.
Oct. 25: Jil Sander makes another exit, leaving her namesake brand for a third time.
Oct. 28: Groundbreaking fashion photographer Deborah Turbeville dies at age 81.
Nov. 1: Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen enter the fragrance game with two scents under their Elizabeth and James label.
Nov. 4: Oscar de la Renta returns to Bloomingdale’s with a 1,000-square-foot space, marking the first time in more than 20 years that the designer’s ready-to-wear is available at the 59th Street flagship.
Nov. 5: Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J., remains closed after a shooting incident that leaves the lone gunman dead of a self-inflicted wound.
Nov. 5: Tilda Swinton celebrates her birthday with Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Fiennes, David Bowie, Jessica Biel and others at the MoMA Film Benefit.
Nov. 7: Giancarlo Giammetti hits New York for a whirlwind tour promoting his first book, “Private: Giancarlo Giammetti.”
Nov. 11: Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School win the 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.
Nov. 14: Isabel Marant’s collection for H&M launches, as devotees brace freezing temperatures waiting in line to buy it. Meanwhile, “little monsters” camp outside the new H&M in Times Square for 30 hours leading up to the store’s opening, with Lady Gaga playing emcee.
Nov. 14: In a bid to capture a greater share of Chinese luxury consumers, Valentino hosts a full-scale runway show in Shanghai.
Nov. 20: Alexander Wang reveals his retail vision for Balenciaga with the debut of the brand’s Mercer Street store.
Nov. 22: Coach reopens its Fifth Avenue flagship with a new retail concept, marking the first step in a multitier plan to elevate the brand’s retail experience.
Dec. 3: As part of the Design Miami fair, Louis Vuitton erects “La maison au bord de l’eau,” or “the house by the shore,” a 1934 beach house never before built, designed by the late pioneering French architect Charlotte Perriand.
Dec. 6: Leonardo DiCaprio wears Giorgio Armani circa 1993 in his forthcoming film, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” directed by Martin Scorsese.
Dec. 12: Karl Lagerfeld does Dallas in a Texas-sized way, staging Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show at the city’s massive Fair Park.