Christian Dior Spring 2018 Couture

clock 7hBridget Foley


Richemont's Bid to Buy YNAP Spurs M&A Speculation

clock 9hLuisa Zargani and Samantha Conti


Abercrombie's Martinez to Retire as Executive Chairman

clock 12hVicki M. Young

LVMH Nears Lacroix Sale

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Christian Lacroix confirmed Friday that Bernard Arnault, who launched the designer to stardom by setting up a couture house just for him in 1987, is in talks to off-load it to Falic Group, the Florida-based travel retail firm.

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Christian Lacroix takes a bow.


LVMH Nears Lacroix Sale

Christian Lacroix confirmed that LVMH, which has backed Lacroix’s couture house since 1987, is in talks to sell it to travel retail firm Falic Group.

clock January 10, 2005Miles Socha

Apparel manufacturing jobs continued to decline in 2004.


Industry Loses 29,900 Jobs in 2004

Employment in the U.S. apparel and textile industries suffered big losses in 2004, while retailers also had declines in jobs, the Labor Department said.

clock January 10, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

In Brief: M&S Profit Warning … Wal-Mart Names Chief Operating Officer

M&S PROFIT WARNING: Troubled retailer Marks & Spencer plc warned that pretax profits for the fiscal year ending in March would fall short of analysts’ recent estimates, and instead be in the range of 600 million pounds…

clock January 10, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: Accessories and Intimate Apparel Market Week, New York.

Tuesday: Pulse show, Chicago (through Thursday).

Wednesday: International Fashion Fair Tokyo and Workshop Toyko (through…

clock January 10, 2005WWD Staff

HP's Gwen Stefani-designed digital camera.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoop: Pop Shot

POP SHOT: In her latest single, “Rich Girl,” Gwen Stefani professes to wanting “all the money in the world.” If she was a rich girl, she sings, “my cash flow would never, ever end,”…

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Fashion Features

EXCLUSIVE: The First Family’s Fashion

Laura Bush came to town over the weekend with an agenda of her own: finalizing plans for her gown for the Inaugural Ball on Jan. 20.

clock January 10, 2005WWD Staff

A look from Valentino’s spring-summer 2005 runway.

Fashion Features

Valentino’s Full-Court Press

Valentino SpA is moving full-steam ahead with plans such as opening a flagship in Tokyo, selling in China and launching a fragrance called V.

clock January 10, 2005Lisa Lockwood

Chloë Sevigny in YSL.


Drive In

Volkswagen chose to unveil its 2005 model Jetta amid spotlights and glamour at The Lot soundstage…Dishing with Jessica Walter.

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Chic of the Week: Cate Blanchett

PARIS — Cate Blanchett brought a blast of spring chic — gypsy style — to Paris last week, wearing Jean Paul Gaultier to a screening of “The Aviator,” Martin Scorsese’s latest flick. Could Gaultier be a trial run for…

clock January 10, 2005Chantal Goupil

Walter with Jeffrey Tambor in “Arrested Development.”


Class Act

LOS ANGELES — Anyone who knows Jessica Walter as Lucille Bluth, the self-centered family matriarch who’s usually dressed to “Dynasty”-like perfection on Fox’s Emmy-winning “Arrested Development,” would be…

clock January 10, 2005Marcy Medina

Olympian Amanda Beard stars in women’s ads.

Fashion Features

Speedo Operates Undercover

NEW YORK — The Warnaco Group is launching Axcelerate Engineered by Speedo, a bold new brand and classification of underwear that melds fashion with high-tech performance.

The high-performance underwear for women and men is a spin-off of an…

clock January 10, 2005Karyn Monget


Chelsea Gets New Parent

NEW YORK — Komar Co. has acquired a majority share of Chelsea Design Group LLC from Gelmart Industries Inc., said David Komar, executive vice president of the 97-year-old innerwear firm.

Chelsea Design was created in June 2003 in a…

clock January 10, 2005Karyn Monget


Frederick’s Taps Schulman

NEW YORK — Frederick’s of Hollywood has appointed John Schulman to the new post of senior vice president and general merchandise manager.

Schulman, a 20-year retail veteran, most recently was general manager of retail and licensing…

clock January 10, 2005Karyn Monget

Stan Herman shows  off a new robe design.

Fashion Features

Stan Herman Robes Go Upscale

Stan Herman will unveil his signature line of robes and at-homewear today, produced by new licensee Carole Hochman Designs.

clock January 10, 2005Karyn Monget

Stacey Lapidus

Fashion Features

Stacey’s Second Act

Stacey Lapidus, Vanity Fair contributing accessories editor, is launching a namesake collection tonight at Soho House in New York.

clock January 10, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Landau Inks Deal With Worldwide Dreams

NEW YORK — Adrienne Landau Designs is teaming up with Worldwide Dreams LLC for a licensed collection of printed silk and devoré velvet scarves. The collection, called Adrienne Landau Studio, will be launched during the May market for fall…

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Organic cotton hiking sock.

Fashion Features

Teko Takes a Nature Walk

NEW YORK — Think twice before throwing that plastic water bottle into the trash — it could become a new pair of socks.

Ecopet, a trademarked recycled polyester fiber, is the primary material in a new legwear line introduced by Teko,…

clock January 10, 2005Emily Holt

Wolf’s bags have rhinestone charms.

Fashion Features

The Big Bag Wolf

DALLAS — With her creative charm, reedy voice and frazzled demeanor, Sherry Wolf is remarkably similar to Rosanna Arquette’s character in the 1985 classic “Desperately Seeking Susan.”

It’s not much of a…

clock January 10, 2005Holly Haber

The February 2005 Traveler cover.


Memo Pad: Traveling Up … Falling Into Place … Donna Spills It

TRAVELING UP: The first change under new Condé Nast editorial director Thomas J. Wallace has already taken place with the naming of Klara Glowczewska as Wallace’s replacement at Condé…

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Fashion Features

Bruno Magli Unit Exits Bankruptcy

NEW YORK — BM USA Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bruno Magli SpA, emerged from bankruptcy on Thursday.

Aaron Schwartz, president of Bruno Magli North America, said in a telephone interview on Friday, “It’s such a nice way to end…

clock January 10, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Analysts Give Mixed ’05 Outlook, Consumer Spending in Question

Just one week into the new year and already there are mixed perceptions about the state of consumer spending among economists.

clock January 10, 2005Vicki M. Young


WWD Stock Index Declines

NEW YORK — Investors kept up their retreat from retail and apparel stocks last week despite a brighter jobs outlook —  hiring hit a five-year high, the government said Friday — and better-than-expected same-store sales for…

clock January 10, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: L’Artisan Parfumeur Spun Off From Cradle … Shiseido to Shutter Studios

L’Artisan Parfumeur Spun Off From Cradle

NEW YORK — L’Artisan Parfumeur has left the Cradle.

Cradle Holdings Inc., the parent company of Penhaligon’s, Erno Laszlo and — until Thursday —…

clock January 10, 2005Matthew W. Evans


Avondale Remains Shut After Wreck

NEW YORK — An Avondale Mills Inc. official said Sunday the company doesn’t expect to reopen its Graniteville, S.C. facilities until Wednesday at the earliest.

The plant has been closed since a Thursday train crash released a cloud…

clock January 10, 2005Scott Malone


Industry Backs Tsunami Aid Effort

As relief workers rush aid to the victims of last month’s devastating tsunami in South Asia, fashion firms have mobilized behind the effort.

clock January 10, 2005Evan Clark


Bob Green Exits Vestimenta Post

NEW YORK — Bob Green has left as president and chief executive officer of Vestimenta Inc., the U.S. and Canadian distributor of Calvin Klein Collection women’s and men’s wear and Vestimenta men’s wear.

Vestimenta Inc. is…

clock January 10, 2005WWD Staff


Hilfiger’s Michalaros Resigns

Christa Michalaros, president of women’s sportswear at Tommy Hilfiger USA, has resigned, according to a source familiar with the situation.

clock January 10, 2005Evan Clark


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