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Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

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Fashion

Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

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Business

Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

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This Magic Moment

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Overview

"This is a little bit of my shining moment, in a way," Jennifer Lopez said of her latest venture - the launch of a contemporary line called Sweetface.

From This Issue

A Sweetface cashmere turtleneck and cashmere dress.

Fashion Features

This Magic Moment

“This is a little bit of my shining moment, in a way,” Jennifer Lopez said of her latest venture – the launch of a contemporary line called Sweetface.

clock January 31, 2005Rose Apodaca

Textiles

Latest Move in China Safeguard Saga

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department has asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to stay a preliminary injunction pending the conclusion of an appeal it plans to file soon in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

The…

clock January 31, 2005Kristi Ellis

Alan G. Lafley

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Beauty, Personal Care Focus of P&G Deal

NEW YORK — Procter & Gamble’s deal to acquire the Gillette Co. for about $57 billion is intended to boost the competitive edge of both companies in the beauty, health and personal care industries, which will account for 50 percent of…

clock January 31, 2005Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: New York Fall I Market (through Feb. 18).

Tuesday: Avon Products Inc. reports fourth-quarter and year-end sales and earnings.

Wednesday: Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. and Tommy Hilfiger…

clock January 31, 2005WWD Staff

Retail

In Brief: Nordstrom Win

NORDSTROM WIN: ProfitLogic plans to announce today that Nordstrom has selected its Markdown Optimization software for its 94 full-line stores in the U.S. While the program usually helps retailers increase their profit margins by…

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People

Taryn It Up

Taryn Manning finds her raison d’etre in “Hustle and Flow.”

clock January 31, 2005Marcy Medina

1975

Fashion Features

Armani Through the Years

1957-64: Giorgio Armani works as a buyer for La Rinascente department stores.

1964-70: Giorgio Armani works as a designer for Hitman, Nino Cerruti’s men’s wear line.

1970:

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The Dining Room overlooking the sculpture garden.

People

A Modern Feast

Danny Meyer’s new restaurant, The Modern, at MoMA, teases the senses.

clock January 31, 2005Vanessa Lawrence

Calgaro’s spun silver and silk bracelets with silver charms.

Fashion Features

Battling Issues With Creativity

Italian fine jewelry firms showing at the recent Vicenzaoro trade fair raised the bar in design, craftsmanship and innovation.

clock January 31, 2005Alessandra Ilari

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Fashion Features

Just Giorgio: One-on-one with Armani

He is fashion’s most commercially successful designer, his name is in the Interbrand charts alongside Coca-Cola and Microsoft as one of the world’s most recognizable brands, and as the sole owner of his almost $7 billion label, the only…

clock January 31, 2005Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

The Lifestyle

While Giorgio Armani may still consider himself a hardworking, overachieving employee, there’s no doubt he knows how to unwind like the big boss he is.

His lifestyle may not garner the magazine pages à la Valentino or Donatella…

clock January 31, 2005WWD Staff

Hafner’s choker with white and black diamonds and sapphires.

Fashion Features

Damas Adds Stefan Hafner Gems to Its Crown

VICENZA, Italy — Dubai-based Damas, the largest jewelry corporation in the Middle East, has acquired Stefan Hafner, a high-end jewelry firm based in Bologna, Italy.

The news was revealed at the Vicenzaoro trade fair, where the Swiss-born…

clock January 31, 2005Alessandra Ilari

Van Cleef & Arpels’ Bond Street boutique.

Retail

Van Cleef Sparkles on Bond Street

LONDON — Van Cleef & Arpels has planted its glittering flag on Bond Street with an intimate boutique designed by Anouska Hempel.

The 3,240-square-foot store at 9 New Bond Street is designed like a snug, luxury home. There are…

clock January 31, 2005Samantha Conti

Former first lady Nancy Reagan matched her white coat with a satin clutch in 1985.

Fashion Features

Judith Leiber: The First Ladies’ Bag Lady

WASHINGTON — First Lady Laura Bush’s inaugural wardrobe got a lot of publicity, save for her Judith Leiber bags. So Bush’s press office has moved to help rectify matters.

“I just thought you might be interested to know…

clock January 31, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Obituary: Sallee Bijou, The Yellow Door Founder

NEW YORK — Sallee Bijou, owner and founder of gift and jewelry store The Yellow Door, died Jan. 19 following a brief illness. She was 74.

Bijou, together with Gladys Shabot, started The Yellow Door in Brooklyn in 1966. There are three…

clock January 31, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Findings: Around the Worls … Watch Them Move

AROUND THE WORLD: Some of the world’s most precious South Sea pearls will roll into the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in Manhattan tonight for a one-night-only exhibit called “White Magic.”

Seventeen…

clock January 31, 2005WWD Staff

The suit that started it all — Richard Gere in “American Gigolo,” 1980.

Fashion Features

A Few Good Suits

From “American Gigolo” to international boardrooms and red carpets, nothing says success quite like a Giorgio Armani suit.

clock January 31, 2005WWD Staff

French Jenny’s girly French violette printed cami and sleep shorts at Richard Leeds.

Fashion Features

Tough Holiday Looms Over Fall Buying

This month’s lingerie market was full of fresh ideas, but buyers were cautious about investing in new brands or concepts for fall.

clock January 31, 2005Karyn Monget

Armani with Jodi Foster and Michelle Pfeiffer at the Walk of Style in 2003.

Fashion Features

Mr. Hollywood

Giorgio Armani has helped define Hollywood glamour. Here’s a look at his cinema-scope.

clock January 31, 2005Rose Apodaca

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: Femmy Honorees

FEMMY HONOREES: The Underfashion Club has announced the recipients of the 2005 Femmy Awards. Accepting a prize for J.C. Penney Co. will be Ceil McDermott, senior vice president and general merchandise manager of women’s…

clock January 31, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The McDaniel Effect

The red carpet phenomenon owes much to Wanda McDaniel. While she defers to her boss, Giorgio Armani, credit also goes to the former reporter from Missouri whom Armani hired in 1988 to tend to VIP clients through their Hollywood adventures, on- and…

clock January 31, 2005WWD Staff

The drop in retail stocks was overshadowed by speculation of a merger between Federated, which owns stores such as Lord & Taylor, and May.

Financial

WWD stock index slips 0.4%

NEW YORK — Another week of tug-of-war on retail stocks left the WWD Composite Stock Index with a slight decline of 0.4 percent, which compares with a 0.3 percent gain for the broader S&P 500 Index.

The WWD composite finished the week…

clock January 31, 2005WWD Staff

Fall '98 Emporio

Fashion Features

A Leading Democrat

Through his diffusion lines, Armani has made his label accessible to a broad audience.

clock January 31, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Quarterly Profits Up 9.8% at Tandy Brands

NEW YORK — A strong performance in men’s wear — supported by an improved one in women’s accessories — allowed Tandy Brands Accessories to register a nearly double-digit increase in second-quarter profits.

During…

clock January 31, 2005Arnold J. Karr

Karl Lagerfeld’s collection for H&M helped boost the firm’s bottom line.

Financial

Lagerfeld Leads H&M to 23.9% Net Gain

Pumped up by the Karl Lagerfeld line, H&M’s fourth-quarter net bolted 23.9 percent to $605.9 million, as sales gained 14.7 percent to $2.37 billion.

clock January 31, 2005Meredith Derby

Financial

Hartmarx Net Grows In Qtr., Year

NEW YORK — Hartmarx Corp. reported last week that net income for the fourth quarter ended Nov. 30 rose 86.2 percent to $5.8 million, or 16 cents a share, from $3.1 million in the year-ago period.

Earnings per share were a full 6 cents…

clock January 31, 2005Arnold J. Karr

Spring 1989

Fashion Features

A Man’s World

By ripping apart the jacket, Giorgio Armani built not only a new suit, but also the foundation for his current empire.

clock January 31, 2005Courtney Colavita

Fashion Features

First Lady Set for Red Dress Show

WASHINGTON — First Lady Laura Bush, combining fashion with advocacy for one of her leading causes, is to attend a red dress fashion show Friday in New York to raise awareness of heart disease risk and prevention among women.

This will be…

clock January 31, 2005Joanna Ramey

Nicole Richie

Media

Bongo’s New Face

Nicole Richie is the new star of the Bongo ad campaign, which will break in March issues of fashion, entertainment and lifestyle magazines.

clock January 31, 2005WWD Staff

Armani Casa is a growing segment of the retail operation.

Fashion Features

Minding the Store

From modest beginnings in Milan, Armani’s retail holdings have grown to 310 stores and a worldwide reputation for luxury.

clock January 31, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Kristin Peterson

Fashion Features

New Role for Gap’s Peterson

NEW YORK — Gap Inc. has appointed a former Vivendi Universal promotions executive to the newly created role of vice president of brand exposure and promotions.

Kristin Peterson joined Gap in November to develop marketing and brand…

clock January 31, 2005Meredith Derby

Oleg Cassini Models wear Oleg Cassini at Lord & Taylor.

Fashion Features

Cassini a Hit at L&T

NEW YORK — The guest of honor wore red, but it was Oleg Cassini, not Santa Claus, who helped Lord & Taylor reel in a record crowd of 700 Wednesday night at the Fifth Avenue flagship.

Die-hard fans lined up 75 minutes before the…

clock January 31, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: When it Drizzles … Ferry Docks in Paris … Mischa, Mischa, Mischa …

WHEN IT DRIZZLES: A rain-soaked men’s fashion week in Paris, which wraps up today, has not dampened the enthusiasm Cathy Horyn feels for the French capital. The New York Times fashion critic disclosed on the…

clock January 31, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Europe’s Takeover Scene Heats Up

Investors are still hungry for brand names, and that means fashion and retail acquisitions in Europe are heating up once again.

clock January 31, 2005Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Paying Tribute

Giorgio Armani has become a household name without mainstreaming the merchandise.

He dresses Hollywood stars and opens his own stores, and while others have gone the Target and H&M route, Armani keeps his retail distribution tight. For the…

clock January 31, 2005WWD Staff

Porsche design styles in sunglasses.

Retail

Porsche Design Steps on the Gas

BERLIN — Porsche Design is moving into the fast lane with plans to significantly expand its luxury accessories business.

Under the auspices of PLH (Porsche Lizenz-und Handelsgesellschaft), the new German company founded in late 2003 to…

clock January 31, 2005Melissa Drier

Donna Karan

Fashion Features

Giorgio’s Reviews

Among his peers, Giorgio Armani is lauded for inventing Italian sportswear, bringing his country’s sophisticated taste levels to U.S. shores and changing the way Hollywood feels about fashion. Here are some observations on Armani from the fashion…

clock January 31, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

The Shanghai flagship.

Fashion Features

Asian Ambitions

As Chinese demand for Western glamour increases, Armani is set to open the door to luxury goods.

clock January 31, 2005Vicki Rothrock

Kristin Scott Thomas in the spring 2003 Giorgio Armani campaign shot by Paolo Roversi.

Fashion Features

Armani’s Ad Machine

The images that made the brand.

clock January 31, 2005Luisa Zargani

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Beauty Features

Scent of an Empire

Giorgio Armani immediately adored the first wood-incense tester of Privé fragrance Bois d’Encens he smelled, because it reminded him of going to church as a boy with his grandmother.

The first whiff of tester number one left such an…

clock January 31, 2005Stephanie Epiro

Armani handbags are produced in-house.

Fashion Features

The Right Stuff

Rare is the multimillion-dollar design house that can claim that at least half its business is built on clothes. For many big firms, apparel is the accompaniment to a thriving accessories business, which is usually the cash cow.

But…

clock January 31, 2005Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

He Said It

Some thoughts from Giorgio Armani found in the pages of WWD.

clock January 31, 2005WWD Staff

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