Sebastian Suhl Joining Valentino

clock 9hLuisa Zargani


Fashion World Mourns Death of Azzedine Alaïa

clock November 18, 2017WWD Staff


Uncovering China's Lingerie Opportunity

clock 17hTiffany Ap and Casey Hall

Prada’s Lang Generating Interest

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Helmut Lang's namesake designer has resigned and its creative center in New York is closing, but there's interest in buying the brand from Prada.

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Prada’s Lang Generating Interest

Helmut Lang’s namesake designer has resigned and its creative center in New York is closing, but there’s interest in buying the brand from Prada.

clock March 25, 2005Luisa Zargani


Sears-Kmart a Done Deal

While Sears shareholders gave the nod to the $11 billion marriage with Kmart, chairman Edward Lampert said Lands’ End is not for sale.

clock March 25, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“First, we have to deliver the results in the next five years, building on this new strategy of retail and luxury. We will then be in a position to further develop the group.’’
— François-Henri Pinault, chief…

clock March 25, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Credit Call … Tommy’s Kids

CREDIT CALL: PPR, the French luxury and retail group, said Thursday it signed a new revolving credit facility reinforcing its financial structure. The five-year credit line for PPR is 2.75 billion euros, or $3.59 billion. It replaces…

clock March 25, 2005WWD Staff


Jones Wins Round in Polo Contract Fight

NEW YORK — A New York State appeals court upheld a lower court’s summary judgment in favor of Jones Apparel Group in its breach of contract suit against Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.

Jones said in a statement Thursday that the First…

clock March 25, 2005Evan Clark and Ross Tucker

Sandra Bullock

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Bullock To The Rescue … Zac Does Bergdorf’s … Star Power

BULLOCK TO THE RESCUE: Could Sandra Bullock be as down-to-earth as her movie persona? She was in New York Tuesday for a screening of her new film, “Miss Congeniality 2,” hosted by In Style, which put her…

clock March 25, 2005WWD Staff


Neiman’s Taking L.A. Pulse

LOS ANGELES — Neiman Marcus is looking west for inspiration — specifically, to California.

The Dallas-based luxury retailer, seeking to fine-tune the California market, has signed with Directives West, a Los Angeles consulting firm…

clock March 25, 2005Michelle Dalton Tyree and Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Hermès, whose fall look is shown here, saw 2004 profits dented by higher taxes and negative currency impact.


Hermès Profits Chilled by Currency Rates

Slammed by unfavorable currency exchange, net profits at Hermès International slid 3.1 percent last year to 210.1 million euros.

clock March 25, 2005Miles Socha

John Demsey

Beauty Features

Estée Lauder Lures L’Oréal’s Robinson to Be Top Marketer

The president of Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Andrea Robinson, is leaving L’Oréal to head to archrival Estée Lauder.

clock March 25, 2005Pete Born

Courteney Cox and David Arquette

Beauty Features

Cox Signs Kinerase Deal

NEW YORK — Kinerase has a new best “Friend.”

The upscale derm skin care line told WWD Thursday that it has inked a spokesperson deal with actress Courteney Cox, best known for her role as the slightly anal-retentive Monica on…

clock March 25, 2005Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Alan Is Cumming Around Again

LOS ANGELES — Don’t let Alan Cumming start riffing on his last name. He’s already got a cologne called Cumming the Fragrance, plus an impending body care line — featuring a lotion called Cumming All Over and a candle called…

clock March 25, 2005Leslie Gornstein

YSL Beauté's Maggie Ciafardini and Christine Piccola with Z Zegna items.

Beauty Features

YSL Beauté Teams With NBA, Ducati for Z Zegna Promo

NEW YORK — The image of Ermenegildo Zegna’s new Z Zegna scent is about to get a whole lot sportier — thanks to a promotional twist by licensee YSL Beauté that involves the National Basketball Association and motorcycle maker…

clock March 25, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Emotion by Pierre Cardin.

Beauty Features

Coty Gets Emotional

PARIS — It’s an emotional time for Coty Beauty Europe.

In April, the beauty giant will introduce a trio of fragrances, dubbed Love Trap, for its Chupa Chups license and a new women’s scent, called Emotion, for its Pierre Cardin…

clock March 25, 2005Brid Costello

Baldessarini's Del Mar lineup.

Beauty Features

Baldessarini’s New Man

PARIS — What does the man who has everything do on his day off? If he’s Werner Baldessarini, founder of Hugo Boss’ high-end men’s wear line, Baldessarini, he hits the Riviera for a spot of yachting.

That’s the…

clock March 25, 2005Brid Costello and Bryn Kenny

Beauty Features

NPD Study Looks at Shopping Habits of Affluent Women

NEW YORK — It seems that affluence is synonymous with fickleness in the beauty market.

Women with an annual household income of between $100,000 and $200,000 are shopping for beauty products at mass and there’s less brand loyalty…

clock March 25, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Nicholas Perricone in his new Madison Avenue store.

Beauty Features

Perricone Pitches Wellness on Madison Ave.

NEW YORK — Gucci, Ungaro, Calvin Klein — indeed, Madison Avenue boutiques cater to those who know how to take care of themselves. And next month, in the heart of Manhattan’s shopping mecca, a new store looks to provide the…

clock March 25, 2005Andrea Nagel

Nuvo laser skin clinic located in Las Vegas.

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Nuvo Brings Botox to Shopping Malls

NEW YORK — Now a trip to the shopping mall can give you younger-looking skin.

That’s thanks to expansion of laser skin clinics in major shopping centers. The first and largest is Henderson, Nev.-based Nuvo International, which…

clock March 25, 2005Faye Brookman

The styling line from Samy Salon Systems.

Beauty Features

Samy Gears Up for Retail Growth Spurt

NEW YORK — Last July, as Samy sat in the lobby of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas chatting with the press, a steady trickle of fans — vacationing there with their kids in tow — interrupted the celebrity hairstylist to…

clock March 25, 2005Molly Prior

Axe Revitalizing Shower Gel in the Touch scent.

Beauty Features

Axe Takes Swing at Body Wash

NEW YORK — Unilever’s Axe brand is telling 18- to 24-year-old guys that maintaining personal hygiene is a good way to get a gal.

“The Axe Effect may result in, but is not limited to, unrelenting female attention and/or late…

clock March 25, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Kenra Platinum items.

Beauty Features

Kenra Goes Platinum

LOS ANGELES — Blondes do have more fun.

Last year Kenra, the Indianapolis-based maker of hair care products, doubled sales to $80 million, all because of Kenra Platinum, an upscale hair care collection that continues to add heft to the…

clock March 25, 2005Kavita Daswani

Beauty Features

Snippets: Lovin’ LaVar … Sweet Expansion … Givaudan Move

LOVIN’ LAVAR: Ellin LaVar, a 30-year hair care expert, is launching her own line of products this May specifically for thick, coarse, brittle hair. LaVar, who specializes in extensions and calls Naomi Campbell and Iman her…

clock March 25, 2005WWD Staff

A Japanese room with Mikuniso room set.

Fashion Features

Homespun Chic

LONDON — Victorian England may have been dominated by smokestacks, coal mines, steel mills — and one very prudish queen — but by 1880 there was romance in the air in the form of Britain’s Arts and Crafts Movement.


clock March 25, 2005Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

An Inside Guide to Japanese Design

NEW YORK — Whether in a remote control that appears to breathe, or juice boxes that seem to be wrapped with the skins of their fruits, designs that convey transient states are among the more innovative creations coming from Japan.


clock March 25, 2005Cate T. Corcoran

Rashid's design for Nooch's New York outpost.

Fashion Features

Karim Rashid’s Artistic Evolution

NEW YORK — Like most industrial designers, Karim Rashid likes nothing better than transforming man-made objects from banal to beautiful.

But Rashid is far from run-of-the-mill. He has designed more than 2,000 pieces so far, including…

clock March 25, 2005Cate T. Corcoran

Liz Smith and Leslee Dart.


Memo Pad: Thursday’s Child … Heeere’s Bonnie … Behind The Spin …

THURSDAY’S CHILD: With less than three weeks to go until The New York Times unveils its new Thursday lifestyle pages, executive editor Bill Keller is expected to announce today the section’s title and…

clock March 25, 2005WWD Staff


Customs Focus Of WTO Parley

The U.S., China, South Korea, Taiwan and other countries turned their attention to streamlining customs processes in this week’s WTO talks.

clock March 25, 2005John Zarocostas

Monique Lhuillier with Fred Wilson and Ron Frasch.

Fashion Features

Saks Fetes Monique Lhuillier Boutique

NEW YORK — The weather was abysmal and most of Tinsley Mortimer’s friends had packed up their children for spring vacation, but that didn’t stop her from pulling together some New Yorkers on Wednesday night to celebrate the opening…

clock March 25, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Marie Gray

Fashion Features

St. John: Fitting a Lifestyle

IRVINE, Calif. — Marie Gray, co-founder and chief designer of St. John Knits, views the women who buy the company’s clothes through the prism of the way they live.

“I refuse to think of my customer in terms of…

clock March 25, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller


Cohen Named President of Ebel Americas

NEW YORK — Steven Cohen has been named president of Ebel Americas, succeeding Randi Shiske, who left the firm this month.

Cohen, 50, will report to Thomas van der Kallen, president of Ebel, a fine watch brand for women and men. He was most…

clock March 25, 2005Emily Holt


Swatch Net Up 4.1% for Year

PARIS — Swatch Group, the world’s largest watchmaker, reported a 4.1 percent hike in annual net income on Wednesday and said sales had started strong this year.

The Swiss firm, which operates the Swatch, Longines, Rado, Leon Hatot…

clock March 25, 2005Robert Murphy

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