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Stella McCartney

Fashion Features

Rock Royalty

The offspring of music legends, designers Stella McCartney and Jade Jagger straddle two of the most glamorous worlds.

Don’t call them the rock ’n’ roll kids.

Stella McCartney, daughter of Sir Paul, and Jade Jagger,…

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Bob Marley

Fashion Features

The Bold And The Beautiful

Many rock legends are as well known for their looks as they are for their music. WWD polled leading hair and makeup stylists and came up with this list of the most eye-catching styles of the past 50 years.

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Fashion Features

Rock ’n’ Fashion

Rock has always marched to a fashion beat, from The Beatles’ boots and Britney’s belly to Madonna’s corsets and Sly Stone’s mile-high ’do. And who could forget those rebels of anti-chic: Janis Joplin’s gritty…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

L’OREAL TAPS NAVELLOU FOR BIOTHERM: L’Oréal has named Hervé Navellou, a 16-year veteran of the beauty giant, as managing director of its Biotherm International unit. Navellou, 40, succeeds Marc Dubrule, who last April was named…

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Fashion Features

New York Retailers Plan Subdued 9/11

NEW YORK — Retailers here have set plans on how to mark the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedies, and in many cases the approach is low-key and the philosophy is that business must carry on.

However, no one expects much store…

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Media

Iverson Out at Seventeen Mag

NEW YORK — In a move that came as no surprise to those in the industry, Primedia on Wednesday let go of Annemarie Iverson, editor in chief of Seventeen and editorial director of the company’s teen magazine unit. Until a new editor is…

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Fashion Features

Kmart En Español: Ads

NEW YORK — Looking to further strengthen its ties to minority communities, bankrupt Kmart Corp. said Wednesday that it will publish its weekly advertising circular in Spanish throughout the U.S. starting today.

The circular will be…

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Fashion Features

Peeking Into Wachner’s Purse

NEW YORK — Warnaco Group’s bankers are hoping to force Linda Wachner to file one of the most complex expense reports in U.S. corporate history.

The bankrupt apparel maker on Wednesday received Manhattan bankruptcy court approval of…

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Fashion Features

Daryl K Buys Back Her Name

NEW YORK — It’s safe to address Daryl Kerrigan as Daryl K, once again.

After a year of negotiations, the designer has bought back the rights to her name from The Leiber Group and will relaunch her Daryl K label with a capsule…

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Financial

Kellwood Co. Earnings Double

NEW YORK — It was a very good second quarter for Kellwood Co.

The manufacturing giant on Wednesday said that earnings for the three months ended July 31 more than doubled, rising 114.2 percent to $3.9 million, or 16 cents a share, from…

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Financial

Push for Tax Breaks For Chinatown Firms

NEW YORK — Chinatown’s hard-hit garment makers, along with retailers and other businesses on the Lower East Side and in Little Italy, may get a much-needed break this fall.

Citing the devastating economic slowdown those downtown…

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Galyan’s Trading Co. sponsors X Games speed climber Tori Allen.

Fashion Features

Checking Out Kids in the Fast Lane

NEW YORK — Quantifying the X Games’ impact at retail can be as challenging as a wakeboarder’s tootsie roll, but stores agree that the hype around ESPN’s action sports competition is buoying back-to-school business….

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Fashion Features

SIDELINES

NO FABRICATION: Athletic brands aren’t the only apparel firms talking up their ties to the U.S. Open. DuPont representatives called editors Wednesday to clue them in that Serena Williams’ catsuit is made of Lycra spandex. Celanese Acetate…

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Naomi Campbell

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Super Connected … Montana Moves … Valentino’s Venetian Voyage …

SUPER CONNECTED: Putting her far-flung fashion, modeling and party contacts to work, Naomi Campbell is about to stride into the world of high-end event planning and consulting. The supermodel is setting up a New York company, called NC Connect…

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Fashion Features

Aeropostale’s Young Love

NEW YORK — Aeropostale is trying to use the small screen to pull teens’ heart strings.

This fall, the company is launching its first TV advertising campaign, although chairman and chief executive officer Julian Geiger prefers to…

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WWD Image

Fashion Features

Keeping It Basic

HOUSTON — What does one wear to a model search? For Houston teens, it seems that basic is better.

The place was packed with pretty young things in basic jeans and T-shirts when Delia’s staged a model search Aug. 23 at its newest…

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Jordache now owns its own brand and Gasoline jeans, and also produces the Fubu Ladies collection.

Fashion Features

Retro Brands Ready for Act Two

NEW YORK — The resurrection continues.

With the hippie-inspired peasant tops and vintage washed jeans of the Seventies returning to the fashion spotlight, denim labels, including Bonjour and Landlubber, that had been relegated to the back…

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Fashion Features

The Age of Affluence

Apparel spending in descending order by age groups.

Older baby boomers spend the most money on apparel, but Gen Y-ers are the most fashion-obsessed, spending the largest portion of their annual income on clothing. The 18- to…

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A look from Stephen Yearick in Dallas.

Fashion Features

Search for Individuality in Dallas

DALLAS — Buyers shopping the International Apparel Mart in Dallas last week seemed tuned in to a single thought: The best way to lure hesitant women to shop is to offer them something so enticing they just can’t resist it.

Retailers…

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Fashion Features

Sights & Sounds

From hip thrusts and high hair to belly buttons and barely there, how rock stars look has always been as vital as how they play.

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Michael Jackson, “Beat It”

Fashion Features

Fashion On Demand

Since its inception the music video has shaped what we wear and how we wear it.

“Would Madonna have happened without MTV?” asked John Sykes, a music industry veteran who was part of the pioneering team that launched the music cable…

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Fashion Features

Tuned In Style

Is there a fashionista alive who can deny cribbing a look from a music video? WWD tunes into videos from the past, and those nominated this year for an MTV VMA, to find some classic looks.

NOW

Pink, “Get the Party…

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Madonna in Jean Paul Gaultier for her “Blonde Ambition” tour.

Fashion Features

The Unforgettables

From the retro garb The Beatles wore on the “Sgt. Pepper” album cover to David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust to Britney Spears’ naughty — and nearly nude — ensembles, we offer up some of the most memorable rock outfits.

Sexy,…

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Grace Jones

Fashion Features

Naughty or Nice

In the world of rock, women fall into one of two camps: bad to the bone or glowingly good.

In rock fashion the difference between good and bad is almost as clear cut as it is in any classic western — white hat equals good, black hat…

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Tina Turner

Fashion Features

Glamour Gals

Divas push the envelope in terms of fashion, behavior and attitude. Maybe that’s why we can’t get enough of them. Here, some women who radiate star power.

MADONNA: She continually reinvents herself and always manages to amuse, turn…

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Mick Jagger revealing his love for football pants, 1981.

Fashion Features

Boy Power

Step aside, ladies. For nearly five decades, the men of rock have been at the forefront of distinct music — and fashion.

They jump, they jive and some of them even get jiggy with it. They’re the men of rock and for nearly 50 years,…

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Axl Rose and Stephanie Seymour

Fashion Features

Band Mates

In the Seventies Bebe Buell and Pamela Des Barres were backstage royalty—passionate about music, and of course, the men of rock

Rock ’n’ roll is more than music.

It’s raw emotion. It’s idol worship. And,…

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Fashion Features

MTV 411

A look at some lesser-known facts about MTV.

Debut video: “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.

First video declined: Neil Young’s “This Note’s for You,” 1988, which poked fun at rock stars who endorsed products. (It…

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Lenny Kravitz: refried Hendrix.

Fashion Features

Rebel Swell

When the radical forces of rock, fashion and politics intersect, the result is high-impact style.

Those who dismiss the radical credentials of pop music fashion as just so much mass-marketed hype probably have never heard of the Zoot Suit…

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Janis Joplin, shown here in 1969, was both gritty and glam.

Fashion Features

The Anti-Chic

Rock’s most outrageous rebels have dared fashion to follow where they lead, always dressing against the grain.

Rock itself began as a fringe movement, the illicit music teenagers sought out late at night at the far ends of the radio dial….

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Elton John and his outrageous shades.

Fashion Features

Accessorize This

For the style-savvy, image-conscious muscian, accessories are as important as the rest of their ensemble.

It may seem hard to believe today, but Michael Jackson’s crystal-studded glove, Elton John’s over-the-top sunglasses and even…

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Dick Clark, 1958

Fashion Features

Music Man

Dick Clark of “American Bandstand” chats with WWD about thongs, miniskirts, bell bottoms — and a newcomer to the show named Madonna.

Well before teenagers turned to MTV for their music fixes, their parents turned to “American Bandstand.”…

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Fashion Features

Cover Stories

A look at some of the most memorable — and fashionable — covers to grace record store shelves.

Like music videos, album covers are essential components of fashion history, marketing not only the singers, but also mirroring —…

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Blondie

Fashion Features

Musical Math

The worlds of fashion and music often add up. We did some calculations of our own and here’s the sum of what we found.

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Marc Jacobs flanked by Vincent Gallo and Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon.

Fashion Features

Rock On

Designers discuss the synergy between fashion and rock ’n’ roll and share some of their musical memories.

“When rock stars ask me to dress them, just by listening to the song, I imagine what they should be wearing. Dressing…

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Toni Braxton wearing Marc Bouwer on the set of “Spanish Guitar.”

Fashion Features

Hitting The Right Note

Designers and musicians alike are tuned into each other’s scenes. The result? Concert sponsorships, endorsements, music-inspired collections, and a slew of other projects that straddle both creative worlds.

Fashion resembles rock most in…

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The Boss wore Levi’s 501s for the cover of “Born In The U.S.A.”

Fashion Features

Singin’ In The Blues

Denim has served as a second skin for musicians from The Beatles to The Boss.

Denim is as much part of rock ’n’ roll as guitars and cigarettes. From the early Sixties, when a promoter convinced the Beatles to change from jeans into…

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Joni Mitchell embodied the hippie chic mystique in her “Ladies of the Canyon” period.

Fashion Features

Go West

Leave it to the Left Coast to generate its own take on rock style, from the surfer, beach babe look to gritty hippies.

When die-hard Londoners Rosemary Brantley and her husband moved to Los Angeles in 1976, she realized they’d fallen into…

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