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A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

clock August 30, 2016Vicki M. Young

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Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

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Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

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Macy’s Coast-to-Coast: Federated-May Deal

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Federated Stores ended the speculation and said it would buy May Co. for $10.35 billion to create the largest U.S. department store chain.

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Macy’s Coast-to-Coast: Federated-May Deal

Federated Stores ended the speculation and said it would buy May Co. for $10.35 billion to create the largest U.S. department store chain.

clock March 1, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Givenchy Appoints Tisci as Designer

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton tapped the relatively unknown Riccardo Tisci to be Givenchy’s fifth designer in the last 10 years.

clock March 1, 2005Miles Socha

Fashion Features

In Brief: Wal-Mart Slides … Perry Goes Tropical … New Post at Testoni

WAL-MART SLIDES: Wal-Mart slipped into fourth place from first place the last two years in Fortune’s annual ranking of “America’s Most Admired Companies.” Taking over the first-place slot was Dell (which last…

clock March 1, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Ghesquiere’s Reality Check

Nicolas Ghesquiere, one of the most influential designers of his generation, has been asked to experiment with something new at Balenciaga: profits.

clock March 1, 2005Miles Socha

Retail Features

Lundgren at Top of Retail Heap

NEW YORK — Terry Lundgren just expanded his own workload — and became king of the American department store in the process.

Once the merger with May Department Stores is consummated, Lundgren, chairman, president and chief…

clock March 1, 2005Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Full Steam Ahead With Isaac

Catching up with designer Isaac Mizrahi, who seems to have more deals cooking than a hot dog vendor at a baseball game.

clock March 1, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Cassini’s Guide to Life

NEW YORK — Instead of touting his many milestones in the fashion business, Oleg Cassini used his most recent honor to clue in admirers to the secret of his longevity.

After picking up an award of distinction from the Lotos Club here…

clock March 1, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Alpha Mom Liz Lange Readies for Her Close-up

NEW YORK — With three maternitywear labels, three freestanding stores and two children, Liz Lange was a natural pick to host programs on Alpha Mom, a 24/7 network aimed at time-starved parents that bows in April.

Lange was holed up…

clock March 1, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Meister Unveils Made-to-Measure for Oscars

NEW YORK — David Meister used the Oscars as a springboard for his new collection of gowns.

Twice a year, the designer will unveil 20 or so pieces for celebrities to wear to awards shows, black-tie affairs and other glitzy events. Based in…

clock March 1, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

First Master’s in Exhibition to Bow in U.S. at FIT

NEW YORK — The School of Graduate Studies of the Fashion Institute of Technology is trying to help students land in the museum world.

Beginning this fall, a master’s degree in exhibition design will be offered. It will be the first…

clock March 1, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail Features

Change in the Wind At AAFA’s Meeting

Executives at the AAFA annual meeting said they are adapting to a quota-free trade environment, while dealing with dramatic retail mergers.

clock March 1, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Old Lang Sign … Why Not? … High Stakes …

OLD LANG SIGN: The fashion pack moved on from Milan to the first Paris season in years without a Helmut Lang collection. A Prada Group spokesman confirmed Monday that it will not show the press the fall line this week, instead taking…

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Financial

Aber Sale Lifts Tiffany Net

Tiffany & Co.’s fourth-quarter and year-end earnings soared after a onetime gain from the sale of its equity stake in a diamond company.

clock March 1, 2005Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Getting on the Double Dutch Bus

NEW YORK — An avant-garde group of Dutch designers descended on the Big Apple last week for their first joint fashion show in the U.S.
Organized by the Dutch Fashion Foundation and held at the nightclub Bed, the show was anything but sleepy….

clock March 1, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Red-Carpet Camps

HOLLYWOOD — If you think the Italians have had it tough, just wait and see how the French react.

With buzz heightening that next year’s Academy Awards could be bumped a week forward into March, the calendar clash that so conflicted…

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People

Eye: Rush Week

HOLLYWOOD — To outsiders, it may look like every night of the year is a party in Los Angeles, but things really heat up in the week leading up to the Academy Awards. “It’s like Hollywood spring break,” said Quentin…

clock March 1, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Bold and the Beautiful

Accessories are no longer content to take a backseat to gowns, especially on Oscar Sunday, when this year’s looks bellowed “Vive la variété” rather than “Follow the leader.” Standout trends included bold…

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Fashion Features

Survival of the Fittest

Sunday not only marked actress and screenwriter Julie Delpy’s first time at the Academy Awards — where she, Richard Linklater and Ethan Hawke were nominated for their adapted screenplay for “Before Sunset,” also starring her…

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Fashion Features

Oscar Scoops: Soho So Close … Miller Time

SOHO, SO CLOSE: Forget The Ivy, The Chateau and Koi. The Oscar goes to Soho House for drawing in the most A-list names per square foot during Oscar Week in its second annual temporary Los Angeles outpost. The weeklong chic-fest, held…

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Fashion Features

Free Spirits

The Sundance Film Festival has been co-opted by corporate America and major studios now back most independent film distributors, so it’s not surprising that the Independent Spirit Awards, which took place in Santa Monica on Saturday, have become…

clock March 1, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Costume Party

LOS ANGELES — At a time when fashion brands and their marketing machines are increasingly grabbing the spotlight and credits for costuming, the real creators of a film character’s look are the costume designers. And this year they received…

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Memo Pad: Kicking and Screaming … Rating the Critics … Time Keeps on Ticking

KICKING & SCREAMING: It seems that Jane Freiman’s “scorched earth” management style wasn’t a good fit for no-frills Bauer Publishing. Freiman, hired in November to be deputy editor of Life…

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Textiles

Trade Barriers Removed, But Walls Remain

The expected jubilation among importers from the end of quotas has turned to navigating remaining hurdles on the path to free trade.

clock March 1, 2005Scott Malone

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Kavanaugh Ready to Call It a Career

WASHINGTON — Ed Kavanaugh is proof that beauty and politics needn’t be odd bedfellows.

Kavanaugh is set to retire next month as chief of the Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association, the beauty and personal care products’…

clock March 1, 2005Joanna Ramey

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