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Beauty

Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

clock December 2, 2016Peter Born

Fashion

Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

clock December 2, 2016Miles Socha

Business

Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

clock December 2, 2016Luisa Zargani

Steven Kolb Said Elected to Head CFDA

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Overview

According to sources, the CFDA's board elected Steven Kolb to the executive director post. Kolb will take on one of the most high-profile jobs in New York fashion, one that requires multiple skills from raising and handling funds to managing major events.

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Fashion Features

Steven Kolb Said Elected to Head CFDA

The Council of Fashion Designers of America is said to have chosen its next executive director.

clock December 6, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

J. Jill Board to Explore Strategic Options

J. Jill Group said it will explore strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value, including a possible sale, and Liz Claiborne said it wants in.

clock December 6, 2005Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

In Brief: Price Set … Gisele The Architect

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

clock December 6, 2005WWD Staff

People

Art Attack

It was a dazzling and hectic weekend in Miami, as the city welcomed socialites, collectors and fashion designers at the Art Basel fair.

clock December 6, 2005Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

The glittering exterior of the new Chanel flagship in Hong Kong.

Retail

Chanel Scales New Heights With Asian Flagship

Boasting a glittering facade, Chanel’s largest flagship opened in Hong Kong, a beacon of luxury that can be seen from China across the harbor.

clock December 6, 2005Miles Socha

Retail

Villa Moda to Open in London

Villa Moda is moving westward.

clock December 6, 2005Samantha Conti

Financial

Sears Seeks Top Executives

Sears, Roebuck is seeking some high-powered talent.

clock December 6, 2005David Moin and Vicki M. Young

Talbots "glimmer sweater" with sparkly paillettes is selling well.

Retail

Uneven Holiday Keeps Retailers on Edge

The holiday shopping rush let up this past week, but not enough to cause retailers to panic.

clock December 6, 2005David Moin and Rusty Williamson

The quality of China's cashmere is a growing concern.

Fashion Features

Italy Faces Mounting Threats to Cashmere

Cashmere’s luxury status is in peril, said executives attending a confab in Prato, Italy, to discuss the challenges facing the sector.

clock December 6, 2005Stephanie Epiro

William Calvert in his Hell's Kitchen place.

Fashion Features

Calvert’s Independence

The Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan is a few steps too far from the Garment District for most designers, but it suits William Calvert just fine.

clock December 6, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

A spring look from Jason Wu.

Fashion Features

From Dolls to Dresses

Jason Wu is no fashion novice, although he comes to the business from an unusual angle.

clock December 6, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

A strapless style from Vivienne Tam.

Fashion Features

Vivienne Tam Shows Her Softer Side for Spring

This spring Vivienne Tam is dressing up her business with a new division, Vivienne Tam Dress.

clock December 6, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Romanian Factories Focus on High End

The Eastern European nation of 22.3 million is in the midst of an ambitious economic-reform program to overhaul burdensome regulations and other barriers in preparation for its slated entry into the 25-member European Union in 2007.

clock December 6, 2005John Zarocostas

Marc Bouwer

Fashion Features

Parsons Juniors Hear From PETA

For the second consecutive spring, Parsons The New School for Design will give People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals equal billing with fur-funded designs.

clock December 6, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

A Marc Jacobs holiday ornament for LIM.

Fashion Features

LIM’s Designer Cheer

Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Gilles Mendel and Narciso Rodriguez are helping LIM College, The College for Business and Fashion, to deck its halls for the holidays.

clock December 6, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

One of Victor Costa's designs for Stein Mart.

Fashion Features

Victor Costa Cooks Up Collection for Stein Mart

Fashion copycat king Victor Costa is 69 years old, but he wouldn’t think of slowing down.

clock December 6, 2005Rusty Williamson

Peter E. Haas Sr.

Fashion Features

Obituary: Peter E. Haas Sr., Former Levi’s Chief

Peter E. Haas Sr., a descendant of Levi Strauss and the former president and ceo of Levi Strauss & Co., died Sunday at the age of 86.

clock December 6, 2005Ross Tucker

Retail

Fang Appointed CEO at Pringle

The Fang family is taking over the reins at Pringle of Scotland.

clock December 6, 2005Samantha Conti

Gwen Manto

Fashion Features

Dick’s Names Head Merchant

Gwen Manto, who until last week was the chief softlines merchant at Sears, has been named executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at athletic retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods.

clock December 6, 2005WWD Staff

The emergence of ready-to-wear.

Fashion Features

Yeshiva Exhibit Chronicles Jewish Ties to Garment Industry

The link between the U.S. garment industry and American Jewry is the subject of an exhibit that opens today at Yeshiva University Museum.

clock December 6, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Anderson Appears for MAC

Pamela Anderson, MAC Cosmetics’ newest Viva Glam spokeswoman, made a two-hour appearance at the Estee Lauder Cos.-owned brand’s North Robertson Boulevard store.

clock December 6, 2005Marcy Medina

Heidi Klum with contestants.

Fashion Features

Project Runway Set for Second Season

The winning designer will receive $100,000 to help them launch their own line and a 2007 Saturn SkyRoadster, both of which will be provided by Saturn.

clock December 6, 2005Nia Shepherd

Media

Memo Pad: Wenner Eyeing A Sale? … Magazine Merrymaking

It’s looking more and more like Wenner Media is not going to find a replacement for Kent Brownridge.

clock December 6, 2005WWD Staff

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Financial

Merger Mojo

There couldn’t have been a much crazier year for retailing, with megamergers Federated-May and Sears-Kmart and an unprecedented level of sell-offs and consolidations rocking the landscape.

clock December 6, 2005David Moin

Financial

Getting Together

According to the most recent data from research firm MergerStat, the largest number of deals within the international consumer products sector involved retailers.

clock December 6, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Financial

Spending Spree

Chanel said robust sales of luxury ready-to-wear in its boutiques, at prices approaching the opening ranges of couture, proved that a ceiling has yet to be reached for today’s elite shopper.

clock December 6, 2005Miles Socha

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Fashion Features

Big Deal on China Trade

It seemed touch and go for awhile, but last month the U.S. and China finally struck a deal that points the way to quota-free trade in 2009.

clock December 6, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

CAFTA Delayed On Key Issues

The Central American Free Trade Agreement is in a holding pattern as the seven signatory nations try to resolve outstanding issues.

clock December 6, 2005Kristi Ellis

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Retail

The Evening News

Retailers had little reason to expect consumers would be in a spending mood throughout 2005.

clock December 6, 2005Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

In Memoriam

A list of people from the worlds of fashion, retail, beauty, media and society who died in 2005.

clock December 6, 2005WWD Staff

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Media

Celeb Sightings

When it comes to the selling power of celebrity-branded fashion, retail consultants and marketing researchers can debate the economic merits all they want.

clock December 6, 2005Rose Apodaca

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Fashion Features

Tommy’s Tune

Tommy Hilfiger probably never expected his 20th year in business to be so tumultuous.

clock December 6, 2005Lisa Lockwood

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Fashion Features

The Marc Show

Good things come to those who wait.

clock December 6, 2005WWD Staff

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Financial

Chargebacks In Transition

When it comes to chargebacks, 2005 might be considered a watershed year.

clock December 6, 2005Liza Casabona

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Financial

Wal-Mart Copes

It was a fix-it year for Wal-Mart, which tried new tactics to cope with mounting external and internal problems.

clock December 6, 2005Katherine Bowers

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Fashion Features

Estee Lauder Gets a Ford

This year, the luxury industry began investing in a Ford — Tom Ford, that is.

clock December 6, 2005Julie Naughton

Bernd Beetz

Financial

Coty Buys Unilever Prestige Fragrances

Coty Inc. upped the competitive ante dramatically in May when it acquired Unilever’s prestige fragrance business.

clock December 6, 2005Pete Born

Dr. Patricia Wexler's skin care line.

Fashion Features

Skin Is In

To be clear, the industry is not looking at this derm-turned-manufacturer wave as a trend.

clock December 6, 2005Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

P&G Acquires Gillette

Procter & Gamble may have single-handedly tipped the balance of power from retailers to supersized manufacturers when it acquired Gillette this fall.

clock December 6, 2005Molly Prior

Lindsay Owen-Jones

Fashion Features

Agon Succeeding Owen-Jones

A knight, a man of integrity, the leader of L’Oreal’s transformation from a major French export player into a global behemoth with a diversified management and globalized portfolio of brands.

clock December 6, 2005Matthew W. Evans

Fashion Features

They Said It …

Quotes culled from the pages of WWD over the past year.

clock December 6, 2005WWD Staff

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