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Maison Margiela, Lanvin and Dries Van Noten Spring 2017

At Paris Fashion Week all three houses offered exhilarating collections that were a heady exploration of creative unsettling.

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Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

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Study: Influencers Rule the Social Media Beauty Landscape

Advertising technology firm Pixability found brand-generated digital content is falling behind the content produced by individual creators.

clock September 28, 2016Rachel Brown

Federated-May Merger: With a Deal Imminent Market Weighs Fallout

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The boards of Federated Department Stores and May Department Stores hashed out remaining differences over the weekend, and barring any last-minute hitches, an announcement of the merger is expected today, according to sources.

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Wolford’s Pucci-inspired leggings and black tank by greenstarfish.

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Lounging in Luxury

Anything that smacks of luxury is key for fall-holiday and a look at the March edition of Lingerie Americas.

clock February 28, 2005Karyn Monget

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Intimate Notes: A Good Fit

A GOOD FIT: French bra specialist Chantelle will host a luncheon March 7 at the W New York hotel at 541 Lexington Avenue to launch a charitable partnership with Dress for Success, an organization that provides apparel and career…

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StockinGirl’s party tights at Heatherette.


StockinGirl Takes Forward Strides

NEW YORK — The majority of legwear customers these days are buying fishnets and basic opaque styles, and vendors are happy to supply them. But someone needs to cater to the out-there whims of fashion editors and stylists if legwear is really to…

clock February 28, 2005Emily Holt

Westwood’s white gold and diamond paper-clip earrings.

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Vivienne Westwood’s $600 Safety Pins

Vivienne Westwood will unveil her first fine jewelry collection at her runway show in Paris on Tuesday.

clock February 28, 2005Samantha Conti

Fatim Blondeau

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Ex-Model Bags New Career

NEW YORK — Former model Fatim Blondeau’s new handbag collection, Kissa, is no bored-backstage vanity project.

Because, although she walked runways in Paris and New York for 10 years, she wouldn’t be recognized by name or face…

clock February 28, 2005Emily Holt

Items from Versace’s new Monogram line.

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Findings: Signature Versace … At the Zoo … Poor Little Rich Girl …

SIGNATURE VERSACE: Versace’s new Monogram accessories collection may not have flashy graphics or studs, but it will still carry that signature Versace va-va-voom. The Monogram, a new jacquard fabric embellished with the…

clock February 28, 2005WWD Staff

Fairchild Bakes New Cookie

NEW YORK — Fairchild Publications will announce today that its new lifestyle magazine for parents, Cookie, will be launched as a bimonthly title in November. Fairchild has plans to increase frequency down the road.

Pilar Guzmán,…

clock February 28, 2005Sara James

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Radar Looks Back to the Future

NEW YORK — Maer Roshan wrote the editor’s letter in the first issue of Radar magazine on March 19, 2003 — the first day of the second war against Iraq.

Roshan cites this fact to emphasize how much has changed since then, and…

clock February 28, 2005Jeff Bercovici

Fashion Features

A Record 250 Exhibitors Will Show in March

NEW YORK — Lingerie Americas will be the only intimate apparel trade show in town this March.

In addition to Madison Avenue showrooms, the fall-winter innerwear market has been the lively stage for two trade shows — Intima America…

clock February 28, 2005Karyn Monget

Deena Abdulaziz in vintage Lanvin and Behnaz Sarafpour.


Costume Drama

Costume Drama at Frick Collection’s Golden Age dance

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Jessi Alexander


Sweet Thing

Introducing the “Sweet” Jessi Alexander.

clock February 28, 2005Jamie Rosen

Princess Mary at the show.

Fashion Features

Danish Fashion Raises Its Profile

COPENHAGEN — With its striking opera house on the harbor and a glamorous crown princess from Australia energizing the social scene, this city on the Baltic, often equated with a cute Little Mermaid, is experiencing a cultural and creative…

clock February 28, 2005Robert Murphy


WWD Stock Index Down 0.6%

NEW YORK — Mixed earnings reports pushed down retail stocks last week.

The WWD Composite Stock Index closed the week off 0.6 percent, at 1,141.65, from 1,148.29 the previous week. The broader S&P 500

clock February 28, 2005Meredith Derby

Alessandro Dell’Acqua

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Facets of Femininity – Salvatore Ferragamo, Etro, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti, Antonio Berardi

Salvatore Ferragamo: Black is back, and we’re not talking trends. In his return to Salvatore Ferragamo after a six-month hiatus, director of women’s ready-to-wear Graeme Black conjured up a mood that was wholly ladylike…

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Sergio Rossi

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Fall Forward – Sergio Rossi, Valextra, Furla, Hogan, Salvatore Ferragamo

Sergio Rossi: Though Sergio Rossi remains the house’s creative director, for his debut collection as design director, Edmundo Castillo offered elegant wedges, boots and pumps in interesting materials such as patent leather and…

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Fashion Features

Sophisticated Sports: DSquared, Luisa Beccaria, Riccardo Tisci, Ermanno Scervino, Giuliana Teso, Cividini, Bally

DSquared: It appears that the designing twins Dan and Dean Caten have repented for their sins. For their fall DSquared collection, they decided to forgo their usual antics — you know, showing super-late in a nightclub where…

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Fashion Features

Jackets Required – Brioni, Loro Piana, Neil Barrett, Exte, Trussardi

From rarefied luxury to cool functionality, the Milan fall collections presented an array of options for girls of many tastes. <

Brioni’s tag line is “to be one of kind,” and the Italian luxury label…

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Mizrahi Gets Modern With Fur

Isaac Mizrahi will introduce some unconventional fur styles in his new collection for Alixandre Furs, which he is showing at Fashion Coterie.

clock February 28, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

A trio of Diptyque items.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Diptyque Sticking to Its Traditions … Sales of French Beauty Products Rise

Diptyque Sticking to Its Traditions

BOSTON — Four years after Diptyque opened its first U.S. store here, director and co-owner Mohamed Lataoui finally arrived from Paris to savor the moment. He strolled to the…

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Fashion Features

Milan RTW Too Safe for Some

Some lamented that designers played it too safe this season with a sea of black, brown and gray clothes.

clock February 28, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Monday: Paris RTW Collections (through March 7).

Tiffany reports fourth-quarter and year-end results.

Tuesday: Pulse, Chicago (through Thursday).

Moda In, Milan (through…

clock February 28, 2005WWD Staff


In Brief: Wal-Mart Sales

WAL-MART SALES: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Saturday that sales at U.S. stores open at least a year rose about 4 percent in February. On a recording, Wal-Mart said food outperformed general merchandise, and the Southeast was the…

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In the Young Hollywood supplement published Tuesday, two photo credits were omitted. On pages 18 and 19, the photos of Evan Rachel Wood at the Motorola Hard Candy party, “Thirteen” premiere, 2004 Golden Globes and 2004 MTV Movie Awards…

clock February 28, 2005WWD Staff

Dolce & Gabbana

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Metropolitan Life – Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander, Gianfranco Ferre, Roberto Cavalli

Dolce & Gabbana: “Glamorous, but not so much,” said Stefano Gabbana before the Dolce & Gabbana show. Yes and no. Certainly he and Domenico Dolce toned down their usual pile-it-on approach as well as their typical…

clock February 28, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Role Play … Scent Away … Dom and Not Tom …

ROLE PLAY: Chloë Sevigny is comfortable with just about any role, but modeling — which is what she did for Dolce & Gabbana on Saturday — tested her nerves. “I was a little terrified and I…

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Federated-May Merger: With a Deal Imminent Market Weighs Fallout

Merger talks between Federated and May continued over the weekend, with both boards in New York. The firms are said to be close to a deal.

clock February 28, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

May’s Whirlwind Year

July 30, 2004: May completes its acquisition of 62 Marshall Field’s stores and nine Mervyn’s units from Target Corp. for $3.24 billion.

Nov. 2004: Rumblings of merger talks between Federated and May…

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