Polet’s Gucci Mantra: Decentralize Group To Drive More Growth

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After 14 months on the job as ceo of Gucci Group, Robert Polet is no longer a luxury rookie, from the polished tips of his bespoke horse-bit loafers to his very "up" take on the industry.

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Robert Polet

Fashion Features

Polet’s Gucci Mantra: Decentralize Group To Drive More Growth

After 14 months as ceo of Gucci Group, Robert Polet is no longer a luxury rookie, from his polished, bespoke loafers to his “up” take on the industry.

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Frank Rheinboldt

Beauty Features

Wolfgang Ley Steps Down as Escada CEO

In his new role, he still will be involved with the brand’s development and public image.

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Guess, Fossil Nix Watch Deal

Guess Inc. and Fossil have ended discussions for a licensing deal under which Fossil would have made and sold timepieces for the Guess brand.

clock September 20, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Wintour, Sozzani Fund-Raiser To Benefit Emerging Designers

Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue, is teaming up with her Italian counterpart, Franca Sozzani, editor in chief of Italian Vogue, in support of Italy’s emerging fashion talent.

clock September 20, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

In Brief: Neiman’s Rates Down … Reebok’s Real World … Russell Tumbles

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

clock September 20, 2005WWD Staff

Performance apparel is a key category at Nike.


Nike 1Q Earnings Jump 32.3%

Nike Inc. delivered a blockbuster first quarter, driven by higher-than-expected sales in the U.S. and growth in a range of products and regions.

clock September 20, 2005Melanie Kletter

Alexander McQueen

Fashion Features

McQueen Puts Best Foot Forward

Alexander McQueen put his heart, his soul — and his own left foot — into his new collection of footwear for Puma.

clock September 20, 2005Samantha Conti

Julien Macdonald

Fashion Features

London Comes Alive – Julien Macdonald, Giles, Nicole Farhi, Amanda Wakeley, Ghost

The London spring season started with a burst of energy, courtesy of Julien Macdonald, Giles Deacon and Amanda Wakeley.

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Susan Sarandon

Fashion Features

Fashion Sccops: Guy’s Goodbye … Movie Time … Give Me An “M!” …

Guy Salter, chief executive of Tanner Krolle and the driving force behind its turnaround, has unexpectedly quit his post.

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Felicity Huffman in Kevan Hall and Charlie Lapson.


Cause Celeb

There were plenty of threats of train wrecks at every turn, with all the yardage trailing many actresses (haven’t they learned by now?).

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Dawn Patrol

Emmy Awards attendees didn’t even wait to leave Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium to start partying the night away.

clock September 20, 2005WWD Staff

Karl Lagerfeld and Bernard Arnault snap to attention.


Delphine’s Day

The pope of fashion is also one very proud papa.

clock September 20, 2005WWD Staff

Calvin Klein

Fashion Features

Boho Takes a Backseat to Dressy

Tiring of gypsy skirts and dressed-down looks, women should be more inclined to throw on a dress or other polished pieces come spring.

clock September 20, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg


Bernie Marks Back in Action

Retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Just ask Bernie Marks.

clock September 20, 2005Marc Karimzadeh


Claiborne Names Ex-CNBC Chief Group President

Former CNBC chairman Pamela Thomas-Graham was named group president at Liz Claiborne, overseeing the flagship brand and others lines.

clock September 20, 2005Julee Greenberg

A look at the new Miller Harris space at Saks' Manhattan flagship.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Lauder Warns of Lower First-Quarter Profits … Miller Harris Opens Boutique at Saks

Estee Lauder warned that first-quarter earnings for fiscal 2006 will be “significantly below the same prior-year period.”

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Alber Elbaz and Lanvin's owner, Shaw-Lan Wang.

Fashion Features

Lanvin Luxury in China

If you wanted to see what the buzz building around China’s luxury consumers is all about, there was no need to look further than the Lanvin fashion show held here Sunday night.

clock September 20, 2005Betsy Lowther

Surging exports have helped China maintain a 9.5 percent annual economic growth rate for two decades.

Fashion Features

China Expected to Be Top Exporter

China could overtake the U.S. and Germany to become the biggest exporter in the world by 2010, an OECD report predicts.

clock September 20, 2005John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Bush Taps China Trade Chief

As the Bush administration’s new trade maestro for China, former General Motors Corp. executive Tim Stratford will have to tackle everything from surging imports to intellectual property rights enforcement.

clock September 20, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Brazil Taking Steps Toward China Safeguards

Brazil is finalizing the legal framework for imposing safeguard quotas against China if it fails to convince Beijing to put the brakes on the surge in shipments of textiles and footwear, senior diplomats said.

clock September 20, 2005John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Industry Teams Up for Factory Reform

Retailers and manufacturers are adopting a strength-in-numbers strategy to help improve conditions for the world’s factory workers.

clock September 20, 2005Ross Tucker

Shop Etc.'s first celebrity cover.


Shop Like a Star

After sticking to a strict all-model diet for the first year of its existence, Shop Etc. is making like just about every other lifestyle magazine on the planet and putting celebrities on its covers.

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Memo Pad: Oprah Coda … How The Other Half Lives … Boys On Film

Oprah Winfrey finally addressed the much-talked-about Hermes incident on her show Monday.

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