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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 15hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

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

clock 14hLisa 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 16hKristi Garced

Tahari’s New World Accessories and More To Grow Brand to $1B

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Elie Tahari is taking on the world — fashion-wise and geographically. Tahari is out to build a $1 billion brand over the next five years and for fall will launch both a major accessories push and a men's wear line.

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WWD Stock Index Rebounds 1.7%

NEW YORK — Despite weak economic data last week, the market perked up on Friday as investors speculated that foreign economies would continue to expand, creating demand for U.S. goods and services.

As a result, the S&P…

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Elie Tahari

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Tahari’s New World Accessories and More To Grow Brand to $1B

The world of Elie Tahari is expanding significantly, and if all goes to plan, it could be a $1 billion business within five years.

clock January 30, 2006Marc Karimzadeh and Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Show Pressure Building

Fashion designers here and in Europe are starting to feel the heat.

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

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Oscar de la Renta and Lapo Elkann


Worldly Goods

An eclectic mix of celebrities, socialites, artists and fashion folks made the rounds at various parties in New York and Paris.

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Jena Malone


Sister Act

Glancing at actress Jena Malone’s jam-packed resume, one could be forgiven for thinking the girl has a religious bent.

clock January 30, 2006Vanessa Lawrence


Fashion Features

JA Trade Show: Coming Up Roses

Bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings with pastel stones, pearls and yellow gold highlighted the JA New York Show.

clock January 30, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Sharon Stone in Chopard in "Basic Instinct 2."

Fashion Features

Gems Sparkle on the Big Screen

Pasadena, Calif.-based jewelry designer Christian Tse and Swiss luxury jeweler Chopard have received starring roles in two upcoming films.

clock January 30, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Clear will be staged at Gotham Hall.

Fashion Features

ENK Takes ‘Clear’ Approach

Elyse N. Kroll, executive director of ENK Shows, has a clear vision for showcasing accessories.

clock January 30, 2006Sophia Chabbott

A handbag from Patrick Cox's new high-end collection.

Fashion Features

Findings: Mango Minutes … Patrick Cox Moves Up … Leg Up …

Spanish fast-fashion firm Mango has inked a licensing agreement to launch watches under its label at the Baselworld trade show in Switzerland this March.

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Josie Natori's embellished slip.

Fashion Features

Products With a Twist Whet Buyers’ Appetites

There were some blockbuster hits at this month’s fall market, with luxury goods and fashion looks leading the way.

clock January 30, 2006Karyn Monget

Missoni Sport's signature bralet and briefs.

Fashion Features

Missoni Sport Adds a Layer

A gym, rather than a boudoir, inspired the new innerwear collection that Missoni Sport will introduce for spring.

clock January 30, 2006Luisa Zargani

A store rendering.

Fashion Features

M Missoni on Growth Track

M Missoni is on a roll, and now it’s capitalizing on the momentum by opening its own stores, with New York the first this spring.

clock January 30, 2006Luisa Zargani

Marc Jacobs and Sofia Coppola

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: On Your Marc … Air Tommy … Einar On Deck

Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld are the latest fashion designers scheduled to appear on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” WWD has learned.

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Gridlock Looms in Congress

The House and Senate will reconvene on Tuesday facing key decisions on trade, immigration, health care and taxes that are of vital importance to the retail, apparel and textile industries.

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Fashion Features

Baucus Plans Legislation

The ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Max Baucus, said Wednesday that he would introduce seven legislative initiatives on issues from international trade to health care.

clock January 30, 2006Kristi Ellis

James Frey, Bella and Preacher in Absolute.

Memo Pad: Frey Still Has Some Friends … Maxim Minimizes … Bonnie Book Has Truthiness …

At least one character in James Frey’s second memoir, “My Friend Leonard,” exists in real life, precisely as described.

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Henry Jacobson will launch his women's line at Bryant Park on Feb. 3.

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Henry Jacobson Gambles on Women’s

Men’s sportswear and neckwear designer Henry Jacobson is launching his first collection of women’s wear for fall selling.

clock January 30, 2006Julee Greenberg


Claiborne Deals Expected to Spur Growth

Liz Claiborne Inc. has been making smaller acquisitions, but ones that provide the apparel giant with huge growth opportunities, according to financial analysts and bankers.

clock January 30, 2006Vicki M. Young


Bebe Posts Increase In 2Q Net

Bebe Stores Inc. reported a slight increase in second-quarter earnings, which was partially caused by a tepid customer response to giftable merchandise during the holidays.

clock January 30, 2006Meredith Derby


Retail Outlook 2006: Seducing the Consumer

As the mergers and acquisitions market keeps up its dizzy pace, retailers face challenges that go beyond the impact of consolidation.

clock January 30, 2006Katherine Bowers and Meredith Derby

Mallory Kean

Fashion Features

Obituary: Model, Muse Mallory Kean

Mallory Kean, Badgley Mischka’s muse and first fit model, was killed in a car accident early Friday morning in Warren, N.J. She was 52.

clock January 30, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg


The Plaza to Enter Luxury Retail Scene

Planning for luxury retailing inside The Plaza hotel has begun in earnest.

clock January 30, 2006David Moin

A visual for Cavalli's Serpentine.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Cavalli’s Serpentine Set for U.S. Launch

Clarins Fragrance Group here is poised to embark on its first Roberto Cavalli fragrance launch.

clock January 30, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Dylan Lauren

Fashion Features

Fashion Group Honors Rising Stars

The awards recognize emerging talents and many past winners have gone on to successful fashion careers.

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