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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 12hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

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

clock 11hLisa 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 14hKristi Garced

Bravo to Check Out: Burberry CEO Will Exit Company in July 2006

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Rose Marie Bravo will not renew her contract as ceo when it expires in nine months, sources close to British luxury brand said. Her departure will come after Burberry is fully demerged from Great Universal Stores, which owns 66 percent of the company.

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Bravo to Check Out: Burberry CEO Will Exit Company in July 2006

Rose Marie Bravo plans to bid ta-ta to Burberry Group plc next July.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Better With Brooks … Pushing Ahead With Safeguards … Trading Places

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

clock October 6, 2005WWD Staff


Nike Nabs Wie

Michelle Wie, the 15-year-old golf whiz, confirmed Wednesday that she has gone professional and signed endorsement deals with Nike and Sony.

clock October 6, 2005Melanie Kletter

The cast of 'Miss Seventeen.'


Can Seventeen Make ‘Miss’ a Hit?

Seventeen editor in chief Atoosa Rubenstein will get her first major national TV exposure this month when reality series “Miss Seventeen” begins airing.

clock October 6, 2005Jeff Bercovici

Memo Pad: Cleared For Takeoff … Not So Cheap Dates … Crib Notes …

Any questions about Men’s Vogue’s future have evaporated.

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Ludivine Sagnier


Sanguine Sagnier

Actress Ludivine Sagnier, 26, represents the new cool mood in French film.

clock October 6, 2005Robert Murphy


High Five

Last week proved to be a whirlwind for the Angeleno social set, with five events in four days.

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Eco Chic

An ecologically friendly Hollywood party.

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Lagerfeld Gallery

Fashion Features

Reality and Fantasy – Christian Dior, Lagerfeld Gallery, Comme des Garcons

Showing real clothes just comes naturally to some designers, while others are new converts to the notion this season. Then there are those for whom experimentation will always reign supreme.

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Fashion Features

Making Waves

When Derek Lam was asked to design a capsule ready-to-wear collection for Tod’s, one guiding light was a picture of chairman Diego Della Valle’s motor yacht, the Marlin, which was previously owned by president John F. Kennedy.

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Emanuel Ungaro

Fashion Features

Sometimes a Great Notion – Emanuel Ungaro, Costume National, Tao Comme des Garcons, Andrew Gn, Veronique Branquinho

As the Paris spring season continued, certain designers created collections driven by highly specific ideas. The strongest looks, however, included simply pretty dresses and soft ruffled skirts.

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Lazaro Hernandez, Nicolas Ghesquiere and Jack McCollough.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Art And Commerce … Good Boy … Word Up …

Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are in Paris this week selling their spring collection — and whooping it up with fellow designers like Nicolas Ghesquiere.

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Amira Casar

Fashion Features

Actress Mixes Fashion, Film

French actress Amira Casar says she spends half her time in museums because she is such a sucker for beauty.

clock October 6, 2005Chantal Goupil

Gold metallic shorts and shrunken green blazer by Alice + Olivia.


Alice + Olivia Spotlights Pants

Stacey Bendet knows women look to her brand Alice + Olivia for great-fitting pants, so she’s launching a pants-only line for spring retailing.

clock October 6, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

The low-rise trouser short from Brown Label's debut collection for spring.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Verhoeven’s Brown Label … Big Sway Weathers Storm … Ranahan’s Western Roots …

Big Sway survives in the Big Easy; Brown Label cleans up; Serving Earnest Sewn; Pop-star pinups; Denim’s role models.

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Mona Johanesson

Fashion Features

Premium Blends Backstage

If premium denim is having any slowdown, the news hasn’t reached the models stalking the runways during fashion week here.

clock October 6, 2005Jennifer Weil

Elton John

Fashion Features

Pop Star Pin-ups

Lee’s rider jackets have gotten the celebrity treatment for an upcoming show at London’s hip Notting Hill Arts Club.

clock October 6, 2005Damien McGuinness

Fila's golf collection fuses sports and luxury.

Fashion Features

Tee Time for Puma, Fila

Golfwear is getting a fashion lift from Fila and Puma, which are swinging into the category for spring with trend-driven and directional lines.

clock October 6, 2005Melanie Kletter

Lija combines active and leisure looks.

Fashion Features

Lija Style Takes a Fresh Approach to Golf

Linda Hipp is an avid golfer who also loves fashion, but a few years ago she was frustrated with the ho-hum golfwear that was on the market.

clock October 6, 2005Brian Dunn

Marc Jacobs

Fashion Features

Designs On New York

Top spring collections based on the number of page views during the first 12 days they were posted online.

clock October 6, 2005Cecily Hall

Sam Ciardi

Fashion Features

Olsens All Business in Move From Show Biz to Global Brand

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are trading their past as child actors for a future as businesswomen, building a global lifestyle and entertainment firm.

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A rendering of Blanc de Chine's Fifth Avenue facade.


Chinese Luxury Arriving on Fifth Avenue

With a luxury appeal that transcends most Chinese imports, Blanc de Chine is getting ready to open its first U.S. store next month in Manhattan.

clock October 6, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Superdrug to Raise Fragrance Presence … Park Central Eyeing Beauty Bent

British health and beauty retailer Superdrug plans to increase its in-store fragrance departments by 30 percent.

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Eugene Ong with a model.

Fashion Features

New L.A. Designers Look to Get Ahead in Paris

Two emerging Los Angeles designers who are already attracting plenty of buzz are now presenting their debut collections in Paris.

clock October 6, 2005Rose Apodaca


U.S. Court Drops $700M Artemis Sanction

Both Pinault and Artemis were accused of breaking California law when they purchased Executive Life’s valuable junk-bond portfolio from French bank Credit Lyonnais in the Nineties.

clock October 6, 2005Michelle Tyree


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