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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

A New St. John Begins: Marie and Kelly Gray Resign Creative Posts

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Marie and Kelly Gray said Monday they would no longer be involved in daily operations at St. John Knits, founded by the Gray family 43 years ago.

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Marie, Kelly and Robert Gray.

Fashion Features

A New St. John Begins: Marie and Kelly Gray Resign Creative Posts

Marie and Kelly Gray said Monday they would no longer be involved in daily operations at St. John Knits, founded by the Gray family 43 years ago.

clock July 26, 2005Rose Apodaca


LVMH 2Q Sales Rise 9%

LVMH reiterated its goal for “tangible” full-year operating profit growth and said second-quarter sales advanced 9 percent to $3.89 billion.

clock July 26, 2005Robert Murphy


CAFTA Gains 3 House Votes

Three textile-state House members said they plan to support CAFTA, giving the White House some last-minute votes as a House decision looms.

clock July 26, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

In Brief: Joe Boxer Impact … CEO Is Picked … Adidas Signs Agassi …

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock July 26, 2005WWD Staff


De Beers Net Slips, Sales on Record Pace

De Beers said net earnings dipped 8.9 percent to $348 million in the first half, but full-year sales of rough diamonds will be a record $6.44 billion.

clock July 26, 2005Samantha Conti


Wet Seal to Take $15.3M Charges In 2nd Quarter

Wet Seal announced earlier this month it will pay Gold $4 million over two years.

clock July 26, 2005Michelle Tyree

Ziyi Zhang


Belle de Beijing

Talking with Ziyi Zhang, who stars as prostitute Bai Ling in director Wong Kar Wai’s “2046.”

clock July 26, 2005Vanessa Lawrence

Valery Gergiev


Maestro’s Moment

Conducting with Valery Gergiev.

clock July 26, 2005Robert Murphy


Chic of the Week

In “Happy Endings” Maggie Gyllenhaal moves seamlessly from deflowering a closeted gay teenager to seducing his older widowed father.

clock July 26, 2005WWD Staff

Wal-Mart in Shenzhen, China.


Wal-Mart’s China Expansion Plan

Wal-Mart is opening a store in Shanghai on Thursday and plans to almost double its store count in China to 90 by the end of next year.

clock July 26, 2005Vicki M. Young


Wal-Mart to Anchor Simon’s China Malls

Simon Property Group and two partners plan to break ground this fall in China on an urban, multilevel mall anchored by Wal-Mart.

clock July 26, 2005Amy S. Choi

A cropped fox fur from David Rodriguez.

Fashion Features

David Rodriguez Tries on a Little Fur

David Rodriguez has a new three-year licensing deal with Funtastic Furs to create what the designer calls “fur candy.”

clock July 26, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

A Junko Yoshioka model


Peter Beard’s Take on East Enders

In true Beard party fashion, the lithe models who fluttered around in Yoshioka’s Moroccan-inspired gowns mingled with guests and at least one sipped a flute of champagne.

clock July 26, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Little Edie in front of Grey Gardens.

Fashion Features

Grey Gardens to Get Another Run

In April, the short film “Ghost of April” made it’s debut at the Tribeca Film Festival.

clock July 26, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Market Basket: The Avant Arrives … Show Lounge

StyleLounge will be back as a venue for fashion shows and events during New York Fashion Week in September.

clock July 26, 2005WWD Staff


First China Mill Signs On for EFS

Hong Kong-based Central Textiles Ltd. has signed to be the first Chinese mill to license Cotton Incorporated’s Engineered Fiber Selection software, ensuring the use of U.S.-grown cotton in its operations.

clock July 26, 2005Ross Tucker


WTO Talks In Stalemate

The crisis in the global trade talks deepened after five days of high-level talks in Geneva failed to break the logjam over farm trade issues.

clock July 26, 2005John Zarocostas

Jane Pratt

Jane Departs Jane

After spending eight years pouring her personality into her eponymously named magazine, Jane Pratt is stepping down as editor in chief of Jane.

clock July 26, 2005Jeff Bercovici

Memo Pad: Slower Newsweek … In Or Out … Off The Radar

Don’t be surprised if Radar goes through a makeover or two in the course of its next couple of issues.

clock July 26, 2005WWD Staff

The fall 2005 Ferragamo ad campaign.

Ferragamo Evolves Message

It’s not quite a cartoon bubble, but there is no doubt what the model in the latest Salvatore Ferragamo ad campaign is thinking.

clock July 26, 2005Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Sao Paulo, Rio Fashions Mirror Economic Realities

Designer presentations at the recent Sao Paulo Fashion Week and Fashion Rio reflected a sluggish economy that some experts said encourages more commercial, less creative merchandise.

clock July 26, 2005Michael Kepp


Summer Sales Provide Relief From Heat

As a heat wave continued across much of the U.S., retailers said they had cleared out summer goods, as cooled stores were an a oasis for shoppers.

clock July 26, 2005WWD Staff


State Repeals Sales Tax On NYC Clothing, Shoes

Retail shoppers in New York City can say goodbye to the 4 percent city sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $110 beginning Sept. 1.

clock July 26, 2005Carol Breen

Amenity shaving cream and cleanser.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Amenity’s Spin on Shaving … Gillette Tweaks Treatment Line

Dwight Schultheis, founder of men’s grooming brand Amenity, wants to break the mold of the niche men’s shaving market.

clock July 26, 2005Matthew W. Evans


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