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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 8hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

The designer thanked his team, his family and WWD for the honor and support.

clock 7hLisa Lockwood


Levi's Unveils New 501 Skinny Jean

The latest addition to the 501 family, set to reach stores and in December, is one offered for men and women.

clock 9hKristi Garced

Skinner Named Kellwood CEO; First-Quarter Net Falls 50%

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Hal Upbin's eight-year reign as ceo of Kellwood Co. ended Thursday, as company president Robert Skinner was named to succeed him.

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Skinner Named Kellwood CEO; First-Quarter Net Falls 50%

Hal Upbin’s eight-year reign as ceo of Kellwood Co. ended Thursday, as company president Robert Skinner was named to succeed him.

clock June 3, 2005Amy Zimmerman

Lena Bryant's tea gown.

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Lena Bryant Descendants Continue Family Tradition

Michael and Nicholas Kaplan like to talk about their great-grandmother, Lena Bryant, who, like Demi Moore, felt women should celebrate impending motherhood, not conceal it.

clock June 3, 2005David Moin

Christian Lacroix

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Lacroix’s ‘New Beginning’ With Falic

Christian Lacroix finalized an employment contract with Falic Group, the Florida-based travel retail firm that bought his fashion house in January.

clock June 3, 2005Miles Socha


Federated to Sell Credit Operations for $4.5B

In a complicated deal, Federated Department Stores will sell its credit card portfolio, including those from May Co., to Citigroup for about $4.5 billion.

clock June 3, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“When I design for men, I design under the personality of Sean John. When I’m doing this line, it’s another part of my personality. It’s been very intimate and very romantic in a way because I just want to please women.”
— Sean Combs…

clock June 3, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Sisley Sheets … Seven’s Gain

SISLEY SHEETS: Benetton-owned brand Sisley has inked a four-year licensing deal with Turkey’s Zorlu Holding for a line of bedsheets and home linens. Benetton said each Sisley Casa collection will draw on themes from the clothes and…

clock June 3, 2005WWD Staff

Wet Seal's spring merchandise offerings.


May Comps Shine for Specialty Retailers

Comps at specialty stores outperformed the rest of the retail market in May, led by Wet Seal and Bebe Stores, while luxury sizzled at Neiman’s and Nordstrom.

clock June 3, 2005Meredith Derby

Guerlain's new flagship.

Beauty Features

Guerlain, Patou: Scent of Couture

LVMH’s Guerlain beauty brand will unveil its renovated Champs-Elysees flagship on Tuesday, complete with a made-to-measure fragrance service.

clock June 3, 2005Brid Costello and Pete Born

One of the brand's in-store visuals.

Beauty Features

A Grassroots Effort for BeautyBank

Estee Lauder’s BeautyBank division is launching Grassroots, a lifestyle brand offering a wide range of products, at Kohl’s in August.

clock June 3, 2005Julie Naughton

The Black XS ad.

Beauty Features

Paco Rabanne Is Back in Black

Paco Rabanne is targeting bad boys with hearts of gold with Black XS, starting this summer.

clock June 3, 2005Brid Costello

Products from Skin Doctors Cosmeceuticals.

Beauty Features

Skin Doctors Cosmeceuticals Targets Quick-Fix Consumers

Skin Doctors Cosmeceuticals, a line of solution-specific antiaging products from Australia, was started almost by accident.

clock June 3, 2005Bryn Kenny

Calgon Ahh ... Spa Asia collection.

Beauty Features

Calgon Begins Its World Tour

Coty Beauty’s Calgon brand wants to travel the world, with plans to hit a slew of breathtaking locales along the way.

clock June 3, 2005Molly Prior

Sharps Daily Prep Oil-Free Lotion SPF 15.

Beauty Features

Men’s Corner: The Sunny Side of Sharps

NEW YORK — Niche men’s grooming marketer Sharps Barber and Shop is getting into sun care while eyeing locations for — what else? — a barbershop.

First up for Sharps, which is projecting wholesale revenues of $3 million this…

clock June 3, 2005Matthew W. Evans

ShiKai's new Color Reflect styling products.

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ShiKai Adds Styling to Color Reflect

Fresh from launching Color Reflect, a line of natural hair care products, ShiKai is now focusing on styling.

clock June 3, 2005Andrea Nagel

Bodycology's Coconut Lime collection.

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: When Retail Buyers Become Suppliers

Chris McClain’s six years at Wal-Mart trained him not only to be a shrewd merchant, but a savvy marketer as well.

clock June 3, 2005Faye Brookman

Revlon MoistureStay Microdermabrasion Kit.

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Snippets: Convertible Hair … More Micro … Spring Fever …

CONVERTIBLE HAIR: Celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves — the man behind Jessica Simpson’s enviable do’s — has partnered with Chrysler Group, billed as “America’s Convertible Company,” to promote driving with the top down this…

clock June 3, 2005WWD Staff

The Criosystem machine.

Beauty Features

Spa Treatments Go High-Tech

Cutting-edge technology is being found in spas more than ever before.

clock June 3, 2005Kavita Daswani

Biolage's Cera-Repair treatment.

Beauty Features

Biolage Offers New Treatment Options

Biolage is catching on to the in-salon treatment craze.

clock June 3, 2005Andrea Nagel

Adam Moss


Editor Face-Off

One is a guarded editor who doesn’t self-promote. The other courts his own fame even as he skewers the famous.

clock June 3, 2005Sara James

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Memo Pad: What’s The Frequency, Dennis? … No Longer Teen Queen … Miu Moves

WHAT’S THE FREQUENCY, DENNIS?: It’s looking increasingly likely that Time Inc. or Hearst Magazines, or both, will launch weekly men’s magazines in the not-too-distant future. Two former Maxim editors are heading up the projects:…

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Old Navy Ads Get New Look

Gap Inc., already high profile and celebrity-oriented with its advertising, is getting even more marketing-driven as it builds a roster of agencies working for its brands.

clock June 3, 2005David Moin


Import Surge Causing Trickle-Down Effect

The long-term effects of buying the vast majority of apparel from abroad are rippling through intertwined segments of the economy.

clock June 3, 2005Evan Clark

The crystal-adorned crystal frame will show red-carpet arrivals inside the library.


Fashion Scoops: Fashion Crowd … Just Friends .. Something Dior? …

FASHION’S CROWD: Monday’s 2005 CFDA Fashion Awards look set to become a star- and crystal-studded gala.

Among those said to be attending are Linda Evangelista with Lanvin, Rachel Weisz with…

clock June 3, 2005WWD Staff

Ashleigh Verrier and Parsons' Timothy Gunn.

Fashion Features

Reality Check for New Fashion Grads

Ashleigh Verrier, Parsons School of Design, Class of 2004, was one of the lucky few.

clock June 3, 2005Sharon Edelson

Arriana Boardman



The London Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its centenary year with a great crescendo … Rolling out the red carpet for the Tony Awards

clock June 3, 2005Aileen Mehle


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