Alessandro Michele's Clear Signature for Gucci

The designer's fall collection was a carefully considered, exquisitely rendered adventure in real fashion.

clock 18hBridget Foley


Retailers Withdraw from Bangladesh Apparel Summit

Seven leading apparel companies - H&M, Gap, Inditex, C&A, Next, VF Corp. and Tchibo - have pulled out of the Dhaka Apparel Summit.

clock 23hArthur Friedman


CFDA, Suntchi Forge Five-Year Partnership

They will connect China’s premiere business network and brand platform with U.S. based fashion brands and designers.

clock February 22, 2017Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Dispute Settled: Polo to Pay Jones Apparel $355 Million in Jeans Deal

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Polo Ralph Lauren and Jones Apparel Group reached a settlement over the lawsuits each had filed against the other in 2003. As part of the agreement, Polo is buying back the Polo Jeans business of women's and men's casual apparel and sportswear.

From This Issue


WWD Stock Index Falls 1.9%

Retail stocks lost ground during a down week for the broader market, which was hurt by mixed earnings reports from several large firms in the technology and financial sectors.

clock January 23, 2006Meredith Derby


Blaze Rips Through Prada, AEO

The cause of the fire, which injured three firemen, was not known.

clock January 23, 2006Karyn Monget


Russell Restructures Amid Rising Costs

Russell Corp.’s plan to cut 2,300 workers and shift more business overseas as part of a major restructuring came after a year in which the athletic giant was hampered by higher costs.

clock January 23, 2006Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock January 23, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Honoring Farah

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

clock January 23, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Getting a Jump on Fall

To serve their customers in the long gap between the spring and fall deliveries, retailers are devoting increasing amounts of open-to-buy to pre-fall collections.

clock January 23, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Natori's striped "BB satin" lounge set.

Fashion Features

Dealing With Merger Issues

Lingerie manufacturers and designers anticipated the January market would be among the most challenging in years — and they were right.

clock January 23, 2006Karyn Monget

Alex Woo

Fashion Features

Belts, Bags and Baubles Drive Market

Belts were the buzz as retailers prowled Accessorie Circuit at the Show Piers.

clock January 23, 2006Sophia Chabbott and Jennifer Hirshlag

Krieger's Mysterium watch.

Fashion Features

Findings: Almost Royal Jewels … Crystal Clear … Top Honors …

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York and Weight Watchers spokeswoman, is now a jewelry designer.

clock January 23, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

U.S. Trade Chief to Push for Tariff Cuts

President Bush’s point man on trade, Rob Portman, has an ambitious 2006 agenda, including reducing global tariffs, negotiating for new free-trade agreements and implementing the Central American Free Trade Agreement.

clock January 23, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Andreas Kurz Leaves Seven For All Mankind

Seven For All Mankind and its chief executive officer, Andreas Kurz, have parted, said market sources.

clock January 23, 2006David Lipke

Michael Gould, Mindy Grossman and Jeffrey Bezos.


Retail Giants Merge at Financo Dinner

Financo’s annual dinner at the Harmonie Club last week was the biggest ever, which should come as no surprise given 2005’s bull market in mergers and acquisitions.

clock January 23, 2006David Moin and Vicki M. Young

Kimora Lee Simmons

Fashion Features

Simmons Unveils Hello Kitty Pieces

It is said that cats have nine lives, and for Hello Kitty, the 32-year-old pop culture icon originally created by Ikuko Shimizu for Japan-based Sanrio Ltd., those lives are becoming increasingly more pampered.

clock January 23, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag


Tiffany & Co. Stirs Talk By Ending Poison Pill

Tiffany said on Friday its board amended the poison pill to allow the plan to expire at the close of business on Thursday, instead of Sept. 17, 2008.

clock January 23, 2006Vicki M. Young

The movie poster for "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things."


Memo Pad: Persona Non Grata … Radar’s Puzzle Pieces … Breakfast Of Champions

The recent exposure of writer JT LeRoy as an apparent fraud has made life somewhat awkward for those who have been party to the charade, knowingly or otherwise.

clock January 23, 2006WWD Staff

Jean Madar

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Inter Parfums Sales Gain 23.5% in 2005 … Lari Named at Diesel

Inter Parfums SA, the Paris-based subsidiary of Inter Parfums Inc., reported that fourth-quarter 2005 sales rose 14.4 percent year-over-year to 46.8 million euros, or $55.6 million at average exchange.

clock January 23, 2006WWD Staff

Steve Coogan


Bull By The Horns

The English actor and comic star Steve Coogan has taken a novel approach to some recent bad publicity about his colorful personal life.

clock January 23, 2006Samantha Conti



Gillian Anderson is barely noticeable in her beige-on-beige hotel suite at The Regency.

clock January 23, 2006Jessica B. Matlin

Ralph Lauren


Fashion Dispute Settled: Polo to Pay Jones Apparel $355 Million in Jeans Deal

Polo Ralph Lauren and Jones Apparel Group reach a settlement, with Polo buying back the Polo Jeans license from Jones.

clock January 23, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Moss To Talk To London Cops … Early-Bird Special … A Guy Thing …

Kate Moss is expected to return to London to be interviewed by the city’s Metropolitan Police.

clock January 23, 2006WWD Staff

Mira Sorvino at last week's Golden Globes in Armani Privé.

Fashion Features

Couture’s New Hope: Russia, Asia and Mideast

Albeit abbreviated, couture week, which kicks off here today, still has some legs. And those legs are moving.

clock January 23, 2006Miles Socha


Today's Must Read

Bernard Arnault and French President François Hollande


LVMH Launches New Prize for Start-ups

clock February 21, 2017Joelle Diderich

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