Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...


Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

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

clock December 2, 2016Peter Born


Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

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

clock December 2, 2016Miles Socha


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.

clock December 2, 2016Luisa Zargani

Neiman Marcus’ Future: Speculation Mounts Smiths May Sell Shares

No cover image


The eyes of Wall Street are on Richard Smith, chairman of Neiman Marcus Group, who with his family may be ready to cash out of the luxury retailer.

From This Issue

Richard Smith seen in Neiman’s 1994 annual report.


Neiman Marcus’ Future: Speculation Mounts Smiths May Sell Shares

The eyes of Wall Street are on Richard Smith, chairman of Neiman Marcus Group, who with his family may be ready to cash out of the luxury retailer.

clock February 22, 2005David Moin


Federated-May Status Keeping Street Abuzz

The two retailers negotiated last week, and there was speculation that they were reasonably close on a price.

clock February 22, 2005Vicki M. Young and Arthur Zaczkiewicz


Wholesale Prices For U.S. Apparel Rebound in Jan.

Wholesale prices for U.S.-produced women’s and girls’ apparel rebounded in January and rose 0.6 percent, the Producer Price Index revealed.

clock February 22, 2005Kristi Ellis


Sears-Kmart Board Revealed

NEW YORK — The names of the 10 proposed board members of a combined Sears Roebuck & Co. and Kmart Corp. were listed in a form S-4/A, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Feb. 15.

Shareholders will vote for…

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Tuesday: Milan Fashion Week continues (through Saturday).

The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence report for February.

Federated Department Stores and Fossil Inc. report fourth-quarter and year-end sales…

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Temporary USTR Named

Temporary USTR Named: The White House late Friday night named a deputy U.S. trade representative, Peter F. Allgeier, as the acting U.S. trade representative — the nation’s top trade chief — until a permanent…

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff

From Pucci’s spring 2005 collection.

Fashion Features

Lacroix’s Happy Days at Pucci

While Christian Lacroix seems as if he can’t wait to divorce himself from LVMH, his position as Pucci’s designer is more like all in the family.

clock February 22, 2005Miles Socha

As Four as they were before.

Fashion Features

As Four Shrinks by a Quarter

NEW YORK — And then As Four became three.

As Four’s Kai has left the design quartet to pursue other business interests amid reports of creative clashes between him and designers Adi, Ange and Gabi, overextended vacations and just…

clock February 22, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Jennifer Creel in Yves Saint Laurent.


Another 48 Hours

The social set came out for the Winter Ball for the Museum of the City of New York and the Winter Dance at the Museum of Natural History.

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff


So What Is a Secondary Stock Offering?

According to Joseph Stein, a banker at the investment banking firm of Peter J. Solomon Co., “A secondary offering is a [subsequent] offering once a company has gone public.”

He pointed out that public companies can raise cash in a…

clock February 22, 2005Vicki M. Young


Fashion Features

Low-key and Polished – Prada, Emporio Armani, Bottega Veneta

Milan Fashion Week got under way, with fall collections from the likes of Prada, Emporio Armani, Bottega Veneta and Just Cavalli

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff

Mila Schön

Fashion Features

Pretty Luxe Things – Just Cavalli, Blugirl, Mila Schon, Debora Sinibaldi,

Just Cavalli: For a lover of pomp, loud luxe and over-the-top attitude like Roberto Cavalli, sending out an ode to the “contemporary czarina” is a natural. At Just Cavalli, his perfectly lush, perfectly-Cavalli melange…

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff

Aquascutum display at “British Fashion in Milan”

Fashion Features

True Brit

MILAN — If you see a six-wheel, 20-foot-long Mini Cooper fitted with a Jacuzzi darting around Milan, you haven’t had one too many glasses of chianti. It’s the new Mini XXL model by the British automaker, which is appearing with a…

clock February 22, 2005Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Armani Gold … Cold Front … Clicks and Bricks …

ARMANI GOLD: Although soccer players are usually de rigueur in Giorgio Armani’s front row, the Italian designer played host to Italian gymnast Igor Cassina at Monday’s Emporio Armani show…

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Ferre’s New Moves

MILAN — Massimo Macchi has been named chief executive officer of Gianfranco Ferré.

Macchi’s experience in the luxury goods sector, combined with his strength outside the apparel world, led to his selection for the top post by…

clock February 22, 2005Luisa Zargani

Roland Mouret was a winner with Bergdorf Goodman.


Coats Claim Stores’ Attention

Designers marched dressy coats down the runways during New York Fashion Week, and stores hope this will be a call to arms for fall shoppers

clock February 22, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

To compete with India’s hefty apparel industry, experts suggest smaller countries specialize.


Experts Advocate Specialization

The best way for small exporting nations to maintain or grow market share in the face of sourcing giants China and India is to specialize.

clock February 22, 2005John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Hyosung Taps Vas Nunes

NEW YORK — Hyosung Corp. has named former Invista executive Gregory Vas Nunes as president of its Creora spandex business in Europe and the Americas.

Vas Nunes, 46, last served as vice president of Invista’s Asia-Pacific apparel…

clock February 22, 2005Evan Clark

A shot from Lycra’s new ad campaign.

Fashion Features

Lycra’s Other Life

NEW YORK — Expanding on its Lycra spandex brand, Invista has added Xtra Life Lycra, a fiber that helps swimsuits combat the corrosive effects of chlorine.

Xtra Life was introduced this month during the finale of the NBC reality show…

clock February 22, 2005Evan Clark


Swatches: Manhattan Move … GIDC Turns 20

MANHATTAN MOVE: RadiciSpandex Corp.’s annual Stretch to the Future design scholarship competition on May 2 will be held at Pratt Institute’s Manhattan campus at 144 West 14th Street, instead of the High School for Fashion…

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff

Light, airy gossamer looks prevailed.

Fashion Features

A Potpourri From Paris

It was the abundance of important fashion trends, but not one big idea that highlighted the Salon International de la Lingerie trade fair.

clock February 22, 2005Karyn Monget

WWD Image


Memo Pad: Culture Shifts at The Times … Cost Conscious, or Not … Outsourced …

CULTURE SHIFTS AT THE TIMES: Jonathan Landman’s year-long term as culture editor at The New York Times is winding to a close, and while the process to select his replacement is just getting started, there are…

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff


WWD Stock Index Inches Up

NEW YORK — Wall Street trading was mixed last week.

The WWD Composite Stock Index closed the week up 0.7 percent to 1,148.29, while the S&P 500…

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff

Incanto Dream

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: New Scent, ‘Dimension’ for Ferragamo

NEW YORK — Ferragamo Parfums has dreamed up a fresher, younger addition to its Incanto franchise: Incanto Dream, which launches in April.

Joining Incanto Pour Femme and Incanto Pour Homme, Incanto Dream is a “new dimension”…

clock February 22, 2005Bryn Kenny

Fashion Features

To Be Young Again

Pretty Young Things Sell Beauty and Business Better.

A publicist from a major European fashion house once called with a telling request: Could we please run a red-carpet image of a teen star draped in its gown rather than the middle-aged…

clock February 22, 2005Rose Apodaca and Marcy Medina

Ashanti, 24, in Louis Vuitton.

Fashion Features

Burning Brighter

They possess an elusive quality that fashion mavens and the rest of the world can’t quite nail down. It’s a combination of talent, beauty, buzz and, of course, looking pitch-perfect in whatever they wear, whether casual denim or…

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff

Kate Bosworth, 22, in Louis Vuitton.

Fashion Features

Makers Shakers


By being the first to wear the latest-breaking trends, these fabulous fashionistas set the bar high in Hollywood.

Sienna Miller, 23, in a Chloé dress, Rag and Bone jeans and Fendi bag: A…

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff

Kristen Bell

Fashion Features

Fashion Models

From Golden Age icons to today’s boldfaced names, who do Hollywood’s newcomers consider the epitome of chic?

Mandy Moore, 20: “Kate Moss. I mean, who doesn’t look up to Kate…

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff

Catherine Malandrino

Fashion Features

Design Inspiration

Donatella Versace: “I can’t think young Hollywood right now because I’m too absorbed with ‘Desperate Housewives.'”

Catherine Malandrino:“Keira Knightley has a strong face and cheek bones. She is romantic…

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff

Moschino Cheap & Chic’s rayon and polyamide-nylon top and Zac Posen’s silk shorts with Orlika’s 14k-gold with coral necklace; leather flats by London Sole.

Fashion Features

Not Another Teen Actress

In Young Hollywood, there are two types of actresses: the pretty face and the real deal. Evan Rachel Wood appears, at only 17, destined to be both.

She’s the rare teen actress whose ability to convey maturity, innocence and intelligence…

clock February 22, 2005Marcy Medina

In Frankie B. at the Motorola Hard Candy party, with Michelle Trachtenberg (also in Frankie B.), in June 2001.

Fashion Features

Thanks for the Memories

Evan Rachel Wood recalls her best and worst red-carpet moments.

2001 Motorola Hard Candy party: “I’m friends with Michelle and looking back, we were like, ‘What were we thinking? You’re not J.Lo. Step…

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Quick-Change Artists

For the latest gaggle of “It” starlets, acting naughty is paying off very nicely. 

For every cigarette she’s smoked and cleavage-cradling dress she’s squeezed into, barely-legal Lindsay Lohan has grown ever richer. Paris…

clock February 22, 2005Leslie Gornstein

Fashion Features

Bad Girls of the Past

  • Elizabeth Taylor earned a reputation when, in 1947, at age 15, she posed on a beach in a risqué ensemble called the bikini just a year after a French engineer invented it. A string of scandals would follow — along with one of the…

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Scream Queens

Nearly every major actress in Hollywood has an embarrassing film on her résumé. Most of these credits are two-bit horror sequels: Renée Zellweger played a prom goer in “The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Eva Mendes…

clock February 22, 2005Marshall Heyman

Fashion Features

Star Power Sells

If the beauty industry’s obsession with celebrities has netted anything, it’s a new wave of partners on a personal quest to boost their fame as well as their fortune.

Today’s young star isn’t interested in simply lending…

clock February 22, 2005Rose Apodaca

Taryn Manning in a Williamsburg, Brooklyn subway station.

Fashion Features

Hollywood Hustle

One of young Hollywood’s triple threats, actress-singer-fashion designer Taryn Manning is back on the casting radar in a big way, thanks to her turn as a hooker in “Hustle & Flow.” The Indie pimp-and-ho drama made history at the…

clock February 22, 2005Rose Apodaca

Billy Lazarus

Fashion Features

A Call For Help: The Handlers … The Tarot-Card Reader … The Vibrator

The Handlers

Billy Lazarus slashes the agent stereotype. He’s well-mannered, friendly, fashion-forward and magazine-obsessed. In his five-and-a-half years at United Talent Agency, he’s amassed a client list that…

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff

Navi Rawat

Fashion Features

Shop Girls

The dollars and sense behind young stars’ latest buys.

Marsha Thomason, 29, Nessa on “Las Vegas”:“The last thing I bought was a pair of red glitter ballet pumps — very Dorothy — for…

clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff

Brittany Murphy and Nicole Richie

Fashion Features


A by-the-numbers look at the lifestyles of the young and famous.

1 Number of known tattoos on Paris Hilton.

Ranking of Curious among all department store fragrance launches, per NPDBeauty.


clock February 22, 2005WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Calvin Klein Fall 2016 Global Ad Campaign


Calvin Klein Europe Has Potential for $1B in Volume Within 3 Years

clock December 1, 2016Vicki M. Young

Latest Galleries

Social Studies