Switching Luxe Camps: Dior’s Hermann Moving To Gucci as CEO of YSL

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Gucci Group has raided LVMH for the new head of its Yves Saint Laurent division and is set to name Valerie Hermann as president and ceo.

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Valerie Hermann

Fashion Features

Switching Luxe Camps: Dior’s Hermann Moving To Gucci as CEO of YSL

Gucci Group has raided LVMH for the new head of its Yves Saint Laurent division and is set to name Valerie Hermann as president and ceo.

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Former Federated CEO Zimmerman Indicted for Perjury in Antitrust Case

James Zimmerman, former chairman and chief executive officer of Federated Department Stores, was indicted for perjury Tuesday.

clock January 5, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

In Brief: New President … Graff’s New P.R. … Williams’ New Venture …

NEW PRESIDENT: Cushman & Wakefield has named Bruce E. Mosler as president and chief executive officer, succeeding Arthur J. Mirante 2nd, who led the company for 20 years. Mosler, for the past four years, has been president of…

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In an article on Monday, a credit for Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images was omitted.

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Jessica Simpson Brand in Deal With Tarrant

JS Brand Management has sublicensed the Jessica Simpson and Sweet Kisses brands to Tarrant Apparel for junior casual sportswear and denim.

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Is Nicollette Sheridan soon to be a “Desperate Housewife”?… Betty Knight Scripps’ “coming out” party … PYTs at the Debutante Ball.

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Ken Hicks


J.C. Penney Promotes Hicks

Ken Hicks has been promoted to president and chief merchandising officer of J.C. Penney, reporting to chairman and ceo Myron Ullman.

clock January 5, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Obituary: Lucky Brand VP Kim Hill

LOS ANGELES — Kim Hill, vice president of sales at Lucky Brand Jeans, a division of Liz Claiborne Inc., died on Dec. 22 after a brief illness. She was 40.

Hill joined Lucky in August 2003 after serving as president of Fairbrooke…

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Ad from Izod.

Marketing and Promotion

Making Noise For More Volume

Sportswear firms are pushing expansion in 2005 through aggressive advertising, in-store programs and a higher fashion quotient.

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Marketing and Promotion

In the Middle: Kellwood Taps Powers

KELLWOOD TAPS POWERS: Kellwood Co. on Tuesday named Stephen F. Powers, a former May Department Stores executive, to serve as president and chief executive officer of its Koret moderate sportswear division.

Powers, 56, succeeds…

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The colorful antique lanterns at Hypnotique.

Fashion Features

WWD Walkthrough: Talking Vintage in Tokyo

TOKYO — With all of the bountiful and forward fashions found in this city, the last thing one would expect to be buying with abandon is vintage clothing.

But tucked in Jinnan, in the outer reaches of the bustling Shibuya district —…

clock January 5, 2005Anamaria Wilson

Tommy Hilfiger, left, is the latest to jump onto the conglomerate bandwagon through his deal last month to buy Karl Lagerfeld’s label.


Questions Still Abound Over Multibrand Strategy

Ongoing troubles at Jil Sander, Givenchy, Helmut Lang and Yves Saint Laurent have renewed debate over the viability of the multibrand strategy.

clock January 5, 2005Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Justice Dept. Takes Legal Action

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to strike three briefs filed in an importers’ group lawsuit against the U.S. government over China safeguards.

The briefs include one from five…

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Déjà vu for Donna Karan.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Donna’s Deja Vu … Honor Roll … Luca Luca’s Slimfast …

DONNA’S DEJA VU: It looks like Donna Karan will be laid up for a while. Nearly three years after the designer broke her right knee while helicopter skiing in Idaho’s Sun Valley, Karan broke her left knee…

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Tracy Feith

Fashion Features

L.A. Retail, Surf Entice Designer Feith

With the opening of a second store in Los Angeles, New York-based designer Tracy Feith thinks that it may be time to set up a home nearby.

clock January 5, 2005Rose Apodaca

Fashion Features

Time Buys Essence, Suede

NEW YORK — Time Inc., the world’s largest publisher of consumer magazines, is adding Essence and Suede to its stable.

The Time Warner-owned publisher, which bought a 49 percent stake in Essence Communications Partners in October…

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Christopher Trujillo’s eye on fur at Housing Works’ Columbus Avenue store.


Fur Sales Soar – Even Secondhand

NEW YORK — Bald, androgynous mannequins wearing only fur coats and Dolce & Gabbana neon tights in the windows of Housing Works’ Upper West Side store show just how far fur has come.

In winters past, the four-store nonprofit…

clock January 5, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Ford Supermodel Contest To Be TV Documentary

NEW YORK — While fashion often markets a world of fantasy, this year, Ford Models will highlight its five days of activities leading up to its Supermodel of the World Contest in a TV documentary, rather than focusing on the contest itself, as it…

clock January 5, 2005Valerie Seckler

Decléor’s Aromessence Solaire and Aroma Sun Protective Antiwrinkle Cream.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Decléor Aims for Safe Fun in the Sun … Henckels Acquires Tweezerman

Decléor Aims for Safe Fun in the Sun

PARIS — Decléor hopes to heat up its sun care sales with the launch of Aroma Sun.

The French company will introduce the 17-item collection worldwide in February, when…

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