Fashion

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

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

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Fashion

Jeremy Scott Presents “Cardboard Couture” for Moschino

The pun-filled collection was about a rich clotheshorse gone broke.

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Business

Retailers Withdraw from Bangladesh Apparel Summit

Seven leading apparel companies - H&M, Gap, Inditex, C&A, Next, VF Corp. and Tchibo - have pulled out of the Dhaka Apparel Summit.

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Breaking Up the Party: Vornado Said Eyeing Possible Bid for Sears

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Overview

Vornado Realty Trust could be close to upping the stakes in the bidding for Sears, sources in the retail real estate and finance community said Friday

From This Issue

A fresh take on the buffet at Cravings.

Fashion Features

The Vegas Prowl

HUNGER MANAGEMENT

In the old days, a buffet was often high on choices and low on class. With Cravings, which opened last May at The Mirage, the tables have turned.

Designer Adam Tihany provides guests with a high-end…

clock February 14, 2005Marcy Medina

Looking back at WWDMAGIC...1995...

Fashion Features

Ten Years and Counting

This February will mark the 10th anniversary of WWDMAGIC. To commemorate the occasion, WWDMAGIC management will recognize the 30 vendors that have been with the show since its inception.

“We will be placing a trade ad in the show guide…

clock February 14, 2005Lauren Matthews

Fashion Features

Timeline of Events

1995: MAGIC International and Fairchild Publications form a partnership to launch a women’s wear trade event, which would be a natural extension of Fairchild Publication’s flagship title, Women’s Wear Daily, and the…

clock February 14, 2005Lauren Matthews

Sigrid Olsen

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Back to the Beginning

Here, some of the original 30 WWDMAGIC vendors reflect back on their past 10 years with the show, including what it has meant to their business, why they keep coming back and how the show has changed.

“Ten years ago we were really happy…

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Karen George of Karen George & Co.

Fashion Features

A Clear Solution

For five years, contemporary has been the adored category in the fashion industry.

Now, better, bridge and updated sportswear is taking its turn in the retail spotlight, on the heels of robust sales at high-end specialty stores such as Neiman…

clock February 14, 2005Kristen Carr

Fashion Features

Lights! Camera! Fashion!

In the constant quest to add hyphens to their job titles, stars of both the big and small screen and musical charts are following in the steps of Jennifer Lopez and others by picking up sketchbooks, swatches and deals to

create clothing and…

clock February 14, 2005Carrie Bell

Toast’s denim dress with a palm print.

Fashion Features

Pieces of Eight

For eight independent apparel and handbag designers, WWDMAGIC represents a big leap of faith.

The group — consisting of SHOC, Toast, Valentine Gallery, Gypsy Loic, Erin Mahoney, Kahlila, Bahay Bags and Suna — will make its first…

clock February 14, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

A Daisy Duke T-shirt from the new Jem license in conjunction with “The Dukes of Hazzard.”

Fashion Features

Curtain Call

WWDMAGIC is kicking off with various new vendors as competition heats up in the apparel industry. Show officials said many categories will hit capacity, and others are boasting strong increases from one year ago.

As of press time, the…

clock February 14, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

A look from HiHo, a juniors’ line that contemporary retailer Kitson discovered while doing some crossover shopping at last year’s show.

Fashion Features

Pick of the Glitter

Retailers gearing up to attend this season’s WWDMAGIC said they are going with a singular focus in mind: to uncover unusual lines that their competitors don’t carry.

“We always look for other vendors who don’t do other…

clock February 14, 2005Michelle Tyree

Femme Metale by Superstar’s sterling silver bracelet.

Fashion Features

Growth Spurt

Recovering from the economic slump that closed wallets and shrank retail accounts, the contemporary category is booming.

“[It] continues to get bigger and stronger every single season,” said Kiera Ganann, director of women’s…

clock February 14, 2005Caperton Gillett

Hot Kiss’ wool rayon sweater, silk chiffon and lace camisole and nylon and rayon pants.

Fashion Features

A Sophisticated Lady

Teens and tweens are speeding through their junior years, or at the very least, the juniors’ section at the mall. Vendors said the market for looks in this category is dwindling, while the contemporary category is undergoing a growth spurt. In…

clock February 14, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Tripp NYC’s cotton top and skirt.

Fashion Features

The Spirit of Invention

Since its inception in 1998, the edge at MAGIC has been a stomping ground for alternative looks and thus has drawn together the usually new and small companies that are behind them. Show organizers said this year, more than ever before, they want to…

clock February 14, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Christine Phillipe’s silk and Lycra spandex sweater.

Fashion Features

Looking Good

Sportswear and dress vendors are finding plenty of cause for optimism in 2005. Most makers are planning on double-digit gains for the year ahead, thanks to an economy that remains tenacious in its bid for a sustained rebound.

Vendors are…

clock February 14, 2005Rusty Williamson

Dick and Jayne’s cotton top and cotton and linen skirt.

Fashion Features

See Dick and Jayne Run

At Dick and Jayne, fashion is a family affair. The contemporary collection is run by Jayne Torres and her daughter Sigrin Torres Aulenta, who want to keep moms and daughters in hip styles. 

Dick and Jayne will be appearing in thegallery,…

clock February 14, 2005Evan Clark

Cutter and Buck’s rayon, cotton and nylon sweater and polyester and viscose skirt.

Fashion Features

Casual Concerns

Vendors in the Casual Lifestyle area of WWDMAGIC often run budding businesses, but they share many of the same concerns as fashion giants such as Polo Ralph Lauren or Jones Apparel Group.

Among those concerns are the elimination of trade quotas…

clock February 14, 2005Evan Clark

Christina’s nylon and spandex bikini.

Fashion Features

Vacation Plans

The resort and swimwear category is poised for a strong year, and companies are gearing up with new plans for growth.

“Business looks very promising,” said Chuck Handy, a swim industry veteran who is now president of New York-based…

clock February 14, 2005Melanie Kletter

Donald J Pliner’s python and leather handbags.

Fashion Features

Special Delivery

Although accessories designers are newly embracing a more toned-down aesthetic, the category is still sparkling. Vendors across the board are citing impressive sales figures for the year past and the year going forward.

Many agree that a…

clock February 14, 2005Kavita Daswani

A new style from Iriss.

Fashion Features

Upward Mobility

Forget about cutting back.

In a move that underscores the general feeling in the shoe and accessories market that customers are willing to pay more for a quality product, Nomad Footwear has just launched a line that is up to three times the…

clock February 14, 2005Kavita Daswani

Faith Knight’s metal, turquoise and glass bead necklace and earrings.

Fashion Features

Rapid Response

Unlike the average teenager’s mood, the junior accessories business is stable these days. Summer business was lackluster at best, due to hurricane weather in the Southeast and more schools calling kids back to class earlier in August. However,…

clock February 14, 2005Emily Holt

Furs by Joseph’s fake-fur and leather jacket.

Hip-Hop, Hurray!

Coat makers have a lot to thank the hip-hop stars for.

After all, it is the flamboyant sartorial style of the rapper set that many said led to stellar sales in outerwear last year.

Indeed, despite animal rights activism, furs are back….

clock February 14, 2005Kavita Daswani

Fashion Features

It’s Show Time!

LOCATION

The Las Vegas Convention Center

EXHIBIT HOURS

Feb. 14-16: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Feb. 17: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

(the edge opens at 9 a.m. daily)

REGISTRATION…

clock February 14, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Breaking Up the Party: Vornado Said Eyeing Possible Bid for Sears

Vornado Realty Trust could be close to upping the stakes in the bidding for Sears, sources in the retail real estate and finance community said Friday

clock February 14, 2005Vicki M. Young

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Financial

Ann Taylor Lowers Guidance

Ann Taylor Stores Corp. updated its fourth quarter 2004 guidance, forecasting a loss for the period.

clock February 14, 2005Vicki M. Young

Phoebe Philo

Fashion Features

Philo Ready for Work Return

PARIS — Guess who Chloé is expecting in the front row of its fashion show here March 5? None other than its designer, Phoebe Philo.

Philo, who gave birth to her first child, Maya, on Dec. 13, has been on maternity leave in England…

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: London Fashion Week continues (through Thursday).

WWDMAGIC, MAGIC, MAGIC Kids, The Edge, Fabric@MAGIC, ASAP Global Sourcing Show and The WWIN Show, Las Vegas (through…

clock February 14, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Thor to Aquire Mall … Oakley CFO Exits

THOR TO ACQUIRE MALL: Thor Equities, a fast-growing New York-based developer, acquired Tri-County Mall, a 1.3-million-square-foot regional center in Springdale, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati. Tri-County, anchored by…

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P. Diddy with Zac Posen.

People

All Around the Town

The uptown crowd went downtown for Francisco Costa’s Calvin Klein show at Indochine and the hip Zac Posen flock hit the Four Seasons.

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Katie Holmes at Vera Wang.

People

Stars Shine Dimly in Tents

If last week’s celebrity scenery at New York Fashion Week was less than starry, blame it on TV.

clock February 14, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Donna Karan

Fashion Features

What’s In a Name? – Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Sweetface/JLo

The New York shows wrapped up with fall collections from Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan and Jennifer Lopez providing the grand finale.

clock February 14, 2005Bridget Foley

Natalia Vodianova

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Fan Club … Valentino’s Valentine … The Word from LVMH …

FAN CLUB: It was a pure mix of music and fashion at the Sweetface show on Friday night. The likes of Foxy Brown, Roberto Cavalli, Russell Simmons, Ashanti and Jaime King came out to support…

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Derek Lam

Fashion Features

Beautiful Minds – Zac Posen, Derek Lam, Peter Som, Chado Ralph Rucci, Diesel

Zac Posen: Life isn’t all a great big glam fest. But a girl can dream, and if she finds a designing soul mate along the way, all the better. Zac Posen’s her guy. For him there is no more enchanting a muse than a serious…

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Fashion Features

The Beene Goes On – Geoffery Beene

Geoffrey Beene’s eccentricities are legendary, including the surprise that he slipped into his will: that his house would continue with his assistant, Norwegian designer Einar Holilokk, at the design helm.

Holilokk began working with his…

clock February 14, 2005WWD Staff

Gustavo Arango

Fashion Features

Pretty Aplenty – As Four, Gustavo Arango, Custo Barcelona, Joanna Mastroianni, Benjamin Cho, Zaldy

As Four: “Everyone is so goddamned conservative,” said a jovial Andy Spade at As Four’s Friday night show. He was making a complaint about the general state of fashion. “But I like it when other people are…

clock February 14, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fall 2005 – The Reviews: London

All Wrapped Up – Boudicca, Costello Tagliapietra, Twinkle by Wenlan Chia, Gary Graham, Afshin Feiz, Trovata, Y & Kei, Kai Milla, Jeremy Scott

Boudicca: Design duo Brian Kirkby and Zowie Broach, cult favorites in their…

clock February 24, 2005WWD Staff

Calvin Klein

Fashion Features

Retailers Find Winners

Dr. Zhivago would have felt right at home during new York Fashion Week, as embroidery, fur hats and long, double-breasted coats took center stage.

clock February 14, 2005WWD Staff

Geometric patterns at Anna Sui.

Intimates

She’s Got Legs

New York designers shunned the bare-leg look and sent out models in leggings, thick socks and tights in all patterns and colors.

clock February 14, 2005WWD Staff

Henry Beguelin

Fashion Features

Beyond the Clothes: Accessories Shine

NEW YORK — The spotlight may be on ready-to-wear during fashion week, but that doesn’t mean that accessories are out of the picture. Handbag and shoemakers attracted their own share of attention by presenting fall collections around…

clock February 14, 2005Emily Holt and Roxanne Robinson

David A. Landau

Financial

Panelists on M&A’s: Brands Over Bottom Line

With $120 billion itching to be spent by investors, it’s no wonder “merger mania” is the latest catch phrase on Wall Street.

clock February 14, 2005Vicki M. Young

Financial

WWD Composite Stock Index vs. S&P 500

NEW YORK — The buzz and excitement of New York Fashion Week didn’t make it to Wall Street, with the major markets remaining largely stagnant.

The WWD Composite Stock Index ended up closing the week down 0.5 percent…

clock February 14, 2005WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Greenpeace Study Critical of Some Fragrances … Ricci Said Laying Off 212 Employees … Linzbach Appointed CEO of Symrise

Greenpeace Study Critical of Some Fragrances

PARIS — Greenpeace published a study in Brussels Thursday claiming that numerous well-known fragrances contain potentially hazardous chemicals.

The report, called…

clock February 14, 2005WWD Staff

Lane Bryant’s pink and black Valentine’s Day collection.

Fashion Features

A Fun and Sexy Valentine’s Day

The U.S. may be in a conservative mode, but seductive lingerie that leaves little to imagine is the Valentine’s Day gift of choice.

clock February 14, 2005Karyn Monget and Rusty Williamson

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Retail

Love Is in the Air at Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club is offering branded rings, bridal sets and anniversary brands via an exclusive partnership with jewelry e-tailer Modern Love

clock February 14, 2005Meredith Derby

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Media

Publishers Ponder Effects of ABC Crackdown

NEW YORK — In normal times, when the Audit Bureau of Circulations releases its semiannual magazine circulation reports, the focus is on the box scores — who’s up and who’s down.

But these aren’t normal times. The…

clock February 14, 2005Jeff Bercovici

Media

Memo Pad: Dirty Bomb

DIRTY BOMB: On Friday morning, Hearst Magazines president Cathleen Black entertained guests including Gov. George Pataki and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a topping-out ceremony…

clock February 14, 2005Jeff Bercovici

Retail

Wal-Mart, Union Raise Stakes in Fight

After sparring in the U.S., the Union of Food & Commercial Workers and Wal-Mart are facing off over two union-certified stores in Quebec.

clock February 14, 2005Katherine Bowers

Essentialist

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Nordstrom outpaced rivals last year, driven by online and Nordstrom Rack.

Business

Nordstrom Reports Fourth-Quarter Net Gain

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