Fashion

Lagerfeld: Meryl Streep Passed On Oscar Dress When Chanel Refused to Pay

"A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?”

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Business

Cock-a-Doodle-Doo: Year of the Rooster Sees China Luxury Rebound

Repatriation of luxury spending and improving consumer sentiment are seen to lift business.

clock February 24, 2017Luisa Zargani

Fashion

Prada Stages Fabulous Show at Milan Fashion Week

Miuccia Prada showed an alternative take on seductive dressing for fall 2017.

clock February 23, 2017Bridget Foley

Lars Nilsson Fired In Blass Bombshell; Vollbracht in Wings?

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Overview

Lars Nilsson was dumped as designer of Bill Blass Wednesday, but the firm might already have a successor in the wings: designer Michael Vollbracht.

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Financial

J. Jill Profits Down 11.9%

NEW YORK — J. Jill reported a fracture occurred in its fourth-quarter profits as sales productivity for the women’s apparel specialty retailer was down across both business segments.

The Quincy, Mass.-based firm said for the three…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Savile Knows …. Sailing from Nina … Ka-Ching, Ka-Ching …

SAVILE KNOWS:Does Givenchy have its eye on British men ’s wear designer Ozwald teng one of the most colorful tailors on Savile Row? “I ’m being courted.We ’ve had discussions,” Boateng said,,declining to elaborate.A Givenchy…

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Fashion Features

Get Shorty

In a sort of scientific way, WWD polled 20 bona fide socials — including two Rockefellers, two Lauders and even Claire Danes — to learn whether the miniskirt has a future. While Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler…

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Here, Reebok’s cotton T-shirt and Tactel nylon and Lycra spandex pants.

Fashion Features

She Got Game

NEW YORK — Girl’s sports aren’t just about tennis and yoga anymore. The ladies are taking it to the hoops, the slopes and even the death-defying ramps of skateboarding. And the $16 billion activewear industry is taking notice, trying…

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On safari, Orient-Express guests can get a lesson in astronomy.

Fashion Features

Scene

STARGAZERS

Gaping at celebrities may be a sport for some, but real stargazing is now offered on Orient-Express Safaris. In Botswana, guests at the Khwai River Lodge, Eagle Island Camp and Savute Elephant Camp can check out Africa’s…

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Fashion Features

The Major Leaguers

The Rejuvenation Room at the recent Outdoor Retailer show was symbolic of the seismic shift occurring in the $16.2 billion activewear market. Instead of swilling coffee between appointments, buyers and vendors — whose brands and stores cater to…

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Corporations will be keeping an eye on the Supreme Court when it hears Nike’s appeal.

Fashion Features

Nike’s Supreme Case

Corporations, public relations firms and media companies will be keeping a close eye on the outcome of the pending Supreme Court case between Nike Inc. and a California consumer, which stands to redefine what constitutes false…

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Reebok expects its sponsorship deal with Shakira to reel in teens.

Fashion Features

Oiling The Teen Machine

Like a bloodhound, Everlast design director Ivy Mamet tracks her teenage customers online: going to chat rooms and content sites like Alloy.com, shopping sites and browsing teen flicks homepages. She checks out online polls, questions asked in advice…

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Fashion Features

Young Guns On The Move

Amanda Beard, 21

Vitals: University of Arizona and Olympic swimmer.

Daily Dose of Exercise: Swim seven-miles-plus a day, one-hour weightlifting three times a week.

Corporate Fans: Speedo, Red Bull.

Favorite Brands:…

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Polo Sport RLX showed off some relaxed looks.

Fashion Features

Off The Trails

SALT LAKE CITY — From the looks of the fall merchandise shown at last weekend’s Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, women will soon not only look better on the slopes and the rocks, but they will be more comfortable.

Solid sales of…

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Here, his striking shearling coat, outlined in black.

Fashion Features

What a Line

NEW YORK — What’s wrong with making women look great? Nothing at all, as Narciso Rodriguez proved on Tuesday with a stunning fall collection that focused on real-world chic. Here, his striking shearling coat, outlined in black. For more on…

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Lars Nilsson takes a bow at his final Blass show Tuesday.

Fashion Features

Lars Nilsson Fired In Blass Bombshell; Vollbracht in Wings?

Lars Nilsson was dumped as designer of Bill Blass Wednesday, but the firm might already have a successor in the wings: designer Michael Vollbracht.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Stop Ship at Kmart … Burlington’s Court Date …

STOP SHIP AT KMART: Fleming Cos. Inc. on Wednesday said it will stop shipping groceries to Kmart Corp. after March 7. The food distributor said it has no obligations after that date because of a Chicago bankruptcy court’s approval on Feb. 3 to…

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Fashion Features

Correction

A photograph of Tom Ford’s bandage dress for Yves Saint Laurent included in the upcoming “Goddess” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute was misidentified as that of Douglas Ferguson in a caption on page 11,…

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Domenico De Sole

Financial

Gucci Blow: YSL Profitability Delayed

Gucci Group postponed its profitability goal for Yves Saint Laurent by a year amid concern that Domenico De Sole and Tom Ford could step down soon.

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Despite heightened alert, shoppers have been undeterred from visiting malls.

Fashion Features

Malls See Little Impact From Terror Alert

Despite the nation being on heightened alert, malls report traffic is relatively normal, even busy, thanks to Valentine’s Day and President’s Day sales.

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Fashion Features

Faconnable Designing Women

NEW YORK — After years of decking out well-heeled men from its Côte d’Azur coterie, Façonnable is taking its women’s apparel up a notch with a designer collection.

Called Façonnable Platine, French for…

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Bruce Klatsky, Phillips-Van Heusen

Fashion Features

New Deals Cooking at Calvin Klein

Bruce Klatsky, ceo of Phillips-Van Heusen and the new owner of Calvin Klein, is already working on several potential blockbuster deals for the brand.

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Barry Schwartz in his Calvin Klein Inc. office last week.

Fashion Features

Bye Bye Barry

With the ink now dry and Calvin Klein Inc. a part of the PVH family, Barry Schwartz ruminates on the Calvin years, Linda and his days at the races.

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Met’s U.S. licensee for now is flying all product in from Italy.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Meet the Met

When a Turkish businessman decides to introduce an Italian brand to the U.S. market, that’s cosmopolitan. Or in this case, metropolitan.

Entrepreneur Iliya Meric last month began showing the Italian contemporary jeans…

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Fashion Features

Vietnam Talks Raise Classic Issues

In what is shaping up to be a big showdown in trade, the domestic textile industry and importers and retailers are facing off over Vietnamese imports.

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Fashion Features

The Bold & the Boring

The WWDList: Which brands are boring and which get girls’ engines racing? A survey reveals the top 10 in each category.

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Fashion Features

Dim Sunglass Sales Hinder Oakley Net

NEW YORK — Oakley Inc.’s fourth-quarter income took an 85.1 percent nosedive as restructuring charges and a tepid sunglass business took their toll.

Net income plummeted to $487,000, or 1 cent a share, from $3.3 million, or 5 cents,…

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Fila and its  athletes, like Kim Clijsters, could become part of the Nike empire.

Fashion Features

Will Fila Join Nike Family?

Nike could be working on a deal to buy troubled athleticwear maker Fila from Italy’s HdP, but nobody’s admitting it.

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Financial

Target Extends Deal With Mossimo Brand

BOSTON — The Mossimo collection is lined up for two more years at Target Stores.

The Minneapolis-based retailer has extended its trademark license agreement with Mossimo Inc. until Jan. 31, 2006. At that time, Target will have the option…

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Business

EXCLUSIVE: Céline Finds Next CEO; Plots Online Sales

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