Tommy Hilfiger at 20: Designer on Anniversary, Sale and Brand Renewal

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Tommy Hilfiger is refocused and sticking around, no matter what happens. With the U.S. Attorney's Office investigation behind him and prospects of new corporate ownership on the horizon, Hilfiger finds himself in an unusual position.

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Tommy Hilfiger at the company's cocktail party Wednesday.

Fashion Features

Tommy Hilfiger at 20: Designer on Anniversary, Sale and Brand Renewal

With a federal investigation behind him and prospects of new corporate ownership, Tommy Hilfiger is at a crossroads as his company turns 20.

clock September 9, 2005Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Features

Milan Fashion Week Trims Calendar

After a strong campaign for a shorter Milan Fashion Week, the Italian Chamber of Fashion issued a five-day show calendar on Thursday.

clock September 9, 2005Luisa Zargani

An image from the fall Calvin Klein ad campaign.


Kellwood Ups Stake in Calvin Sportswear

Kellwood Co. is purchasing G.A.V.’s interests in the Calvin Klein better sportswear business and has named Stephen Ruzow as division president.

clock September 9, 2005Marc Karimzadeh and Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Quote of The Week

“The luxury boom continues. The demographics are in our favor … “

clock September 9, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Sara Lee Buys Shares … Sean John Appointment

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

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François-Henri Pinault

Fashion Features

Gucci Leads PPR to 12.5 Percent Profit Gain

Impressive gains at Gucci Group drove first-half net profits ahead 12.5 percent for PPR, offsetting declines at the firm’s struggling retail arm.

clock September 9, 2005Robert Murphy


Christian Dior Sees Summer Sales Rise

In another sign of an ebullient climate for luxury, the Christian Dior fashion house said its July and August sales vaulted 16 percent in its network of 184 stores.

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Lampert Takes Bigger Sears Role

Sears Holdings Corp. chairman Edward Lampert is taking a bigger role in daily operations after the ouster on Thursday of ceo Alan Lacy.

clock September 9, 2005Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Ghurka Appoints John Bartlett

After years of pining over Ghurka’s rich leather bags, John Bartlett has been named creative director of the Norwalk, Conn.-based accessories firm.

clock September 9, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Nicole Richie

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Jet Set … Nicole Does Cyndi … A Toast To Fashion …

The House of Samsonite can add Nicole Richie to its list of frequent-flyer fans.

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Ashish Soni

Fashion Features

Far From Home

It’s been a long journey, metaphorically and literally, but designer Ashish Soni has finally arrived in New York.

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Fashion Features

International Arrivals

A trio of designers — hailing from Italy, Germany and Australia — touches U.S. soil with diverse new collections.

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Sienna Miller has forgiven Jude Law for cheating with his children’s nanny … Jennifer and Marc plan to spend more time in New York.

clock September 9, 2005Aileen Mehle

Philip Seymour Hoffman


Archival Feature: The Tru Hoffman

A conversation with Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose new film, “Capote,” premieres Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival.

clock September 9, 2005Kevin West

The first Ford products for Lauder.

Fashion Features

In the Nude: Ford’s First Lineup for Lauder

Tom Ford has summoned the spirit of Estee Lauder, who put American fragrance on the map when she launched Youth Dew in 1953.

clock September 9, 2005Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Wal-Mart is one of many retailers raising funds for Katrina relief. To date, the retailer has donated $17 million in cash.

Fashion Features

Mass Industry Helps Katrina Victims

For its affected employees, P&G has set up access to $5,000 interest-free loans, a relief fund to provide grants directly to employees and a fund to accept employee and retiree contributions.

clock September 9, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Obituary: Bonne Bell Chairman Dies at 80

Jess A. Bell Sr., 80, chairman emeritus of The Bonne Bell Co., died on Sept. 4 at Lakewood Hospital in Lakewood, Ohio.

clock September 9, 2005Andrea Nagel

The beauty department of the Sears Essentials store, located in South Plainfield, N.J.

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Sears Returns to Beauty With Essentials Format

A recent tour of the newly merged Kmart/Sears format reveals what the company considers essential in beauty.

clock September 9, 2005Faye Brookman

A rendering of the services area at the planned Saks-John Allan's concept.

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: Saks to Open John Allan’s Space

Saks Fifth Avenue is one of the latest retailers building up a men’s grooming area separate from the main beauty floor.

clock September 9, 2005Matthew W. Evans

The new prestige, Prevage.

Fashion Features

Prevage Makes Prestige Debut

Launched last fall in dermatologists’ offices by pharmaceutical giant Allergan, Prevage is said to have rung up retail sales of $15 million in its first seven months.

clock September 9, 2005Julie Naughton

Jessica Alba

Fashion Features

Matrix’s Vavoom Rides On the Glamour Side

Vavoom’s reputation as an Eighties hairstyling brand with incredible volumizing and hold properties has endured for almost 20 years.

clock September 9, 2005Andrea Nagel

The MAC Immediate media lounge.

Fashion Features

MAC Updates Media Lounge for Fashion Week

As New York Fashion Week kicks off, MAC Cosmetics is seeing red.

clock September 9, 2005Bryn Kenny

Fashion Features

Pantene Plays Up Reality for the Masses

Pantene, New York Fashion Week’s exclusive hair sponsor, has several efforts planned for the eight-day event.

clock September 9, 2005Andrea Nagel

WWD Image


Media-o-Meter: In Style vs. Marie Claire

At different moments in the Nineties, Marie Claire and In Style redefined the women’s magazine sector.

clock September 9, 2005WWD Staff


Memo Pad: Time Warner Troika … Elle-Ebration … Just Like Old Times …

It was certainly the most eclectic front row many had seen at a New York fashion show in recent seasons.

clock September 9, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fond Memories of Donald Brooks

Donald Brooks, a designer who proved his mettle in fashion, film and theater, was remembered by friends and relatives Wednesday.

clock September 9, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Obituary: Augusto Allegri, 68, Outerwear Pioneer

Augusto Allegri, who helped turn outerwear into a cool fashion moment with edgy designs, died Tuesday night at his house in Vinci, near Florence, at age 68.

clock September 9, 2005Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

USTR Wants Deal With China, Won’t Give Up on Safeguards

U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman wants to cut an apparel and textile import deal with China, but won’t sign away the right to counter import surges.

clock September 9, 2005Evan Clark


Fashion Features

Go With the Flow – Ports 1961, Verrier, Reyes, Naum

Some of fashion’s newest names delivered light, airy looks perfect for cool girls everywhere.

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