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Dresses to the Rescue: Save Otherwise Safe, Chaotic Milan Season

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Overview

It's hard to be angry at pretty dresses. After grueling, controversial and often-underwhelming Milan season, that key item cheered retailers, many of whom left the Italian fashion capital with a positive assessment about the direction for spring-summer.

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Financial

WWD Composite Stock Index vs. S&P 500

Declining oil prices offset fears of a spending pullback due to eroding consumer confidence, which pushed the WWD Composite Stock Index up 2.5 percent for the week.

clock October 3, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Giorgio Armani

Fashion Features

Dresses to the Rescue: Save Otherwise Safe, Chaotic Milan Season

After an underwhelming Milan season, the dress emerged as a savior and lifted retailers spirits about the feminine, if safe, direction for spring.

clock October 3, 2005WWD Staff

From left: Franca Sozzani, Naomi Campbell, Milan Mayor Gabriele Albertini, Anna Wintour, Linda Evangelista, Albino D'Amato, Carlo Alberto Pregnolato, Roberto Rimondi and Tommaso Aquilano.

Fashion Features

Vogue, Designers Fete Young Talent

Cynics might claim that fashion isn’t doing enough to find and support new talent, but nearly every marquee designer who shows in this city turned out for Vogue and Italian Vogue’s Fashion Fund dinner to support that very cause.

clock October 3, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Wal-Mart Shuffles Exec Pair

Wal-Mart Stores is flipping the roles of two of its top domestic and international executives as the world’s largest retailer seeks to grow sales.

clock October 3, 2005Katherine Bowers

Retail

Boston SFA Set for Modernization

Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship here is getting a $25 million-plus makeover as the retailer modernizes key stores.

clock October 3, 2005Katherine Bowers

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock October 3, 2005WWD Staff

People

Learning Curves

Catching up with Erika Christensen, who co-stars in “Flight Plan” and begins filming “Gardener of Eden” next month in New York.

clock October 3, 2005Marcy Medina

A cozy corner at Chez Liza.

People

Paris Scene

For those who might have a few moments to spare during Paris Fashion Week, here are a few new spots to check out for either imbibing, inspiration or sheer relaxation.

clock October 3, 2005WWD Staff

The Esprit store in SoHo opened in August.

Financial

Esprit Dealing With Uncertainty

Trouble seems to be brewing at Esprit, where three executives have left, key stores have dropped the brand and licensing agreements are on hold.

clock October 3, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Versace

Fashion Features

Shades of Difference – Versace, Miu Miu, Roberto Cavalli, Gianfranco Ferre

Fashion is headed into quieter waters, and for many designers, that meant a change in their palettes to desert tones, white or black. For some, though, brights are still best.

clock October 3, 2005WWD Staff

Etro

Fashion Features

Doin’ What Comes Naturally – Etro, Blumarine, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Menichetti

Some designers and houses simply followed their own inclinations for spring, with results ranging from pretty layered dresses to graphically printed skirts and even tops in pasta patterns.

clock October 3, 2005WWD Staff

Giuseppe Zanotti

Fashion Features

High Time

Spring accessories reached new heights with striking wedges and structured bags.

clock October 3, 2005WWD Staff

Alessandro Dell'Acqua

Fashion Features

Feminine Notions – Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Sportmax, Luisa Beccaria, Piazza Sempione, Trussardi, Iceberg

There are many different images of women, from supersexy sirens to romantic heroines, and a variety of them are turning up on the runways for spring.

clock October 3, 2005WWD Staff

Jim Goldstein and Jim Gold

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Blue Clues … Birthday Boy … Gold Rush …

There were two keen students of Italy at Roberto Cavalli on Friday: Eva Amurri and Victoria Beckham.

clock October 3, 2005WWD Staff

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren.

Fashion Features

Double Dutch

Amsterdam-based Viktor & Rolf, slated to show their spring-summer collection in Paris tonight, will soon be moonlighting in Italy, as well.

clock October 3, 2005WWD Staff

On the runway in Shanghai.

Fashion Features

Tommy Looks to Boost Asian Presence

Tommy Hilfiger, who recently visited Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul for fashion shows and parties, is on an Asian push.

clock October 3, 2005Lisa Movius

Financial

Hilfiger Corp. to Restate Annual Financial Results

Tommy Hilfiger Corp. Friday posted preliminary net income results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, and said prior-year financial statements will be adjusted due to an accounting restatement.

clock October 3, 2005Vicki M. Young

Financial

China Quotas Hurt Luen Thai

The post-quota era hasn’t been kind to Luen Thai Holdings, a global sourcing firm based here.

clock October 3, 2005Vicki Rothrock

Playtex is among the brands in the European portfolio.

Financial

Sara Lee Deals Euro Brands

Sara Lee Corp. has entered into exclusive negotiations with Sun European Partners for the sale of its branded European intimates unit.

clock October 3, 2005Vicki M. Young

A Showroom Lingerie brochure.

Fashion Features

Designers Showcase Luxe Lingerie

Several European lingerie designers will be breaking out of the boudoir this week with a customized luxury lingerie presentation in Paris called Showroom Lingerie Dessous.

clock October 3, 2005Karyn Monget

Maria Bello

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Bergdorf’s Hosts Starr-Studded Book Launch … FTC OKs P&G, Gillette Deal … Bond No. 9 Fetes New Shop

Makeup artist Paul Starr has beautified a bevy of famous faces over the years.

clock October 3, 2005WWD Staff

A Judith Leiber spring handbag.

Fashion Features

Judith Leiber Thinking Outside the Box

Judith Leiber increasingly wants to be a house that can go from day to night.

clock October 3, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag

Rings from Diane von Furstenberg by H.Stern.

Fashion Features

H.Stern Sparkles at 60

After 60 years in business, the family that runs H. Stern hasn’t lost its passion for gems nor its entrepreneurial spirit.

clock October 3, 2005Sophia Chabbott

The new Graff store.

Fashion Features

Graff’s Rodeo Drive Real Estate

Graff finally has its space for a West Coast flagship.

clock October 3, 2005Rose Apodaca

Fashion Features

Industry Forms Nonprofit Group for Disaster Victims

The nonprofit organization formed for fashion and home goods firms to help disaster victims now has an official name: Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation…

clock October 3, 2005Vicki M. Young

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Financial

Wall Street Bullish on Ann Taylor’s Weil

Wall Street is betting on the arrival of former American Eagle Outfitters Inc. chief financial officer Laura A. Weil at Ann Taylor Stores Corp. today as the key to the retailer’s turnaround success.

clock October 3, 2005Meredith Derby

Rita Wilson and Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion Features

DVF Sizzles in Los Angeles

Diane von Furstenberg’s dresses have been characterized as sultry, which also could describe the designer.

clock October 3, 2005Rose Apodaca

Spiegel's Geralynn Madonna with Norma Kamali.

Fashion Features

Kamali’s Catalogue Comeback

Norma Kamali, who made exclusives for Spiegel Catalog 20 years ago, has designed a line for the direct merchant called Norma Kamali Timeless.

clock October 3, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Adrian Grenier

Media

Memo Pad: The Overexposure Index … Vertical’s Leap

It’s widely acknowledged that gossip columnists have a symbiotic relationship with B-list stars.

clock October 3, 2005WWD Staff

A look from Ana Studio at the Prêt.

Fashion Features

Color, Vintage Details Abound at Paris Shows

Black may be the new runway religion, but color ruled at the Pret a Porter and Who’s Next trade shows here.

clock October 3, 2005WWD Staff

Jackie, Tanya and Deb on the subway.

Retail

Daffy’s Kicks Off New Ad Campaign

Daffy’s will today launch its biggest advertising effort in five years, a quirky campaign depicting the lives of three “spokesmannequins” named “Deb,” “Tanya” and “Jackie.”

clock October 3, 2005David Moin

Billy Mudd and his 1981 Avedon portrait.

Fashion Features

Avedon’s Iconic Exhibit Is Revisited by Museum

Richard Avedon’s groundbreaking portrait exhibit, “In the American West,” was both vilified and praised when it opened 20 years ago at the Amon Carter Museum here.

clock October 3, 2005Holly Haber

"Prada Marfa," an art installation in the west Texas desert by Elmgreen and Dragset.

Retail

Prada in the Desert

An alien spaceship? No, but something almost as strange: a Prada store.

clock October 3, 2005Sharon Edelson

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