Lauder Gets a Ford

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A year after his departure from the Gucci Group, Tom Ford stepped back into the luxury goods world and a new era began for Estee Lauder.

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Lauder Gets a Ford

A year after his departure from the Gucci Group, Tom Ford stepped back into the luxury goods world and a new era began for Estee Lauder.

clock April 13, 2005Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Levi's officials said the company's advertising budget, primarily for the "A Style for Every Story" campaign, was up $14 million in the first quarter.


Strong Sales Boost Levi’s Earnings

Levi Strauss posted a $47.3 million profit on 4.5 percent revenue growth in its first quarter, but retail consolidation tempered any robust predictions.

clock April 13, 2005Scott Malone

Fashion Features

Max Wilson Exits Sean John

Max Wilson, who joined Sean John from Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. in August as vice president of design for women’s apparel, has left the company.

clock April 13, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

In Brief: Wet Seal Delay … Bayh The Rules

WET SEAL DELAY: Wet Seal Inc. delayed reporting its fourth-quarter and year-end results for a second time on Tuesday. The retailer said in a brief statement that it would apply for an extension to file its annual report. The company,…

clock April 13, 2005WWD Staff

Princess Caroline



What Prince Rainier left his children … It’s only a Playboy spread, but Mick doesn’t like it … Brooke Shields to play Roxie Hart and all that jazz.

clock April 13, 2005Aileen Mehle

An Ivonne de la Vega dress.

Fashion Features

The Latin Beat Goes On

Hispanics are influencing American fashion and culture with their passion, creativity — and spending power.

clock April 13, 2005Rusty Williamson


Lividini, Weisenfeld to Form Consulting Firm

NEW YORK — Jaqui Lividini, formerly of Saks Fifth Avenue, and Jason Weisenfeld, formerly of Versace, are joining together to form a consulting firm specializing in brand positioning, marketing and communications, according to sources….

clock April 13, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Viccaro to Head O Oscar Line

NEW YORK — Maria Viccaro and Oscar de la Renta are teaming up again, but this time, it’s for the designer’s O Oscar moderate sportswear line produced under license by Kellwood Co.

Viccaro, 44, took over as president of the…

clock April 13, 2005Evan Clark


Mossimo Founder Makes Share Offer

NEW YORK — Mossimo Giannulli is proposing to acquire the outstanding publicly held shares of the company he founded for $4 per share, in cash.

Mossimo Inc. said on Tuesday that the proposal represents a 20 percent premium over…

clock April 13, 2005Vicki M. Young


China Steams Along

Apparel imports from China leapt 199 percent in February, the highest month on record and coming amid efforts to limit Chinese shipments.

clock April 13, 2005Kristi Ellis


Wal-Mart Pledges Environmental Grants

Wal-Mart doled out $8.8 million in conservation grants for a new habitat preservation program done with the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.

clock April 13, 2005Katherine Bowers


Neiman’s Buzz Drives Sale Price

NEW YORK — The price keeps going up.

Tuesday’s M&A chatter regarding the sale of Neiman Marcus Group was that a deal could fetch $115 a share, well above prior estimates of $100 to $105.

Names said to be eyeing the…

clock April 13, 2005Vicki M. Young

A rendering of Graff in Las Vegas.


Graff Courts High Rollers With Vegas Venue

NEW YORK — In a market overwrought with glitz, the Graff jewelry store in Las Vegas will seem a world apart.

Graff takes the high road with an airy, elegant space distinguished by a graceful, curved, glass facade and Parisian vitrines…

clock April 13, 2005David Moin

A seating area with an idyllic mural in the background at Foley & Corinna.


Foley & Corinna’s Fanciful Pad

NEW YORK — Inside the new Foley & Corinna store on the Lower East Side, lily pads float against walls of blue and gray, birds fly over the pond and sprays of butterflies decorate columns.

The furniture is a tad shabby, but chic, with…

clock April 13, 2005Sharon Edelson

A selection of dresses visitors can touch.

Fashion Features

Yohji Yamamoto in His Own Space

PARIS — For all its apparent glamour and gloss, fashion is a messy business behind the scenes.

Consider the office of Yohji Yamamoto. His desk is piled high with paper, Adidas sneaker boxes, stomach medicine and other detritus of his…

clock April 13, 2005Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Central Park West … Paris In The Fall? … Beene There

CENTRAL PARK WEST: As its Live in Central Park fashion extravaganza approaches next Wednesday, H&M has offered up a new tidbit on its rather secretive plans. After sending out its cryptic “Save the Date” invitation in…

clock April 13, 2005WWD Staff

Embellished Fang tunics.

Fashion Features

Los Angeles Market Showcases Fall Trends

Buyers looking for fall trends in Los Angeles were treated to Grecian looks, fur-trimmed outerwear, camouflage pants and bandleader jackets.

clock April 13, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller and Michelle Tyree

Fashion Features

Obituary: Martin Friedricks, Garment Exec

NEW YORK — Martin Friedricks, who had a long career in sportswear and outerwear, died Sunday at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla.

He was 77 and died of complications from Parkinson’s disease, said his son…

clock April 13, 2005WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Manzanita Acquires Diptyque

LONDON — Manzanita Capital, the London-based private equity fund, has purchased the privately owned French scent and candle company Diptyque for an undisclosed sum. Manzanita said in a statement last Friday it planned to build Diptyque through…

clock April 13, 2005Samantha Conti


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