Vera Wang and St. John: Retailers Are Lauding Possible Design Union

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Overview

Retail executives on Monday generally gave a thumbs up to the possibility of Vera Wang taking over the top creative role at St. John. Wang is currently in talks with St. John to become the company's creative head, according to sources.

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Tim Gardner

Fashion Features

Vera Wang and St. John: Retailers Are Lauding Possible Design Union

Retailers surveyed at the Bryant Park shows on Monday applauded the possibility of Vera Wang taking over the top creative role at St. John.

clock February 7, 2006Lisa Lockwood

Andrea Robinson

Fashion Features

Lauder Taps Head for Ford, Prescriptives

Andrea Robinson, chief marketing officer of the Estee Lauder brand, has been named president of Tom Ford Beauty and Prescriptives Worldwide.

clock February 7, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

In Brief: Macy’s Branding … A&G Group On The Prowl

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

clock February 7, 2006WWD Staff

Oscar de la Renta

Fashion Features

Glamour Girls – Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Tuleh

From strictly shaped little suits to glam black dresses to full-on goddess gowns, there was plenty of va-va-voom sensuality in evidence as the New York collections continued.

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Badgley Mischka

Fashion Features

Balancing Act – Badgley Mischka, Cynthia Steffe, Ellen Tracy, Jill Stuart

It takes a certain panache to be sweet or bold and remain approachable. But that’s just what designers accomplished this season with shrunken jackets, lean skirts and pretty little pleated dresses.

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Dana Buchman

Fashion Features

Wear It Well – Dana Buchman, Luella Bartley, 3.1 Phillip Lim, James Coviello, Jovovich-Hawk

A little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll — that’s the mood designers were in, sending out wearable looks that were playful and ruffled, finely tailored and biker-girl chic.

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Padma Lakshmi Rushdie and Angie Harmon at Mulberry's Bergdorf Goodman tea party.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Polo Play … Karl Delay … Gracing Diesel …

From television to politics, Ralph Lauren managed to pull in quite a crowd Monday for his first formal men’s runway show in New York in three decades.

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Amanda Brooks and Yvonne Force Villareal at Tuleh.

People

Warm Fuzzies

Given the brisk temperatures on Sunday and Monday, any chic showgoer worth her fashion salt pulled her fur out of storage.

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Diane von Furstenberg with her son Alex and his girlfriend Ali Kay.

People

Su-Su Studio

Fashion and football aren’t the best mix as evidenced by a group in front of a flat-screen TV at DVF, with almost no one paying attention.

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Amy Adams at the Carolina Herrera show.

People

Eye Scoops: Chasing Amy … Kempner’s Nuptials

Where’s the best place to find the newest, hot young Oscar nominee? In the front row of a fashion show, of course.

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The resort collection on the second floor.

Retail

Light and Luxe for Versace on Fifth Ave.

The medusa still gazes out onto Fifth Avenue, only now it’s painted white rather than gold.

clock February 7, 2006Sharon Edelson

Donatella Versace

Retail

Donatella’s New York State of Mind

There are many things Donatella Versace loves about America, but the no-smoking environment isn’t one of them.

clock February 7, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig with a fall look.

Fashion Features

Marchesa Reaches Beyond the Stars

After almost two years of making waves on Hollywood’s red-carpet circuit Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman are reaching a wider audience.

clock February 7, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Prato Expo has joined this year's edition of Milano Unica.

Fashion Features

Milano Unica Bids for Better 2nd Act

After success last September, the Italian textile industry is hoping it can pull off an even better Milano Unica show the second time around.

clock February 7, 2006Stephanie Epiro

Financial

Claiborne’s Expansion Heads for Middle East

Liz Claiborne Inc. has taken another step in its global expansion via an agreement with MAF Fashion LLC.

clock February 7, 2006Julee Greenberg

Financial

J. Jill: Challenge, Potential for Talbots

Talbots Inc. has its work cut out for it with the company’s purchase of the J. Jill Group Inc.

clock February 7, 2006David Moin

A silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk satin from the Qing dynasty, early 18th century.

Fashion Features

Met Takes Look at Textile History

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is staging two shows on textile history in the coming months.

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Financial

Federated to Sell 10 Units to Boscov’s

Federated Department Stores Inc. said Monday it would sell 10 stores to Boscov’s Inc.

clock February 7, 2006David Moin

Lafayette 148's crimson silk-rayon jacket with mink trim and tweed wool and polyester skirt.

Media

Lafayette 148: A Competitive Bridge Player

Lafayette 148, a day-into-evening bridge brand, has been building a business without national advertising or lavish fashion shows.

clock February 7, 2006Lisa Lockwood

Award winner Margaret Salmon.

Fashion Features

Max Mara Gets Into Art

American-born photographer and filmmaker Margaret Salmon was awarded the first Max Mara Art Prize for Women last month.

clock February 7, 2006Luisa Zargani

Media

Memo Pad: Who’s In At Out? … Modus Operandi

How long can a magazine go without an editor in chief?

clock February 7, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Bush Budget: Give and Take on Programs

President Bush sent a $2.7 trillion 2007 federal budget proposal to Congress that adjusts the belt on a handful of trade and labor programs.

clock February 7, 2006Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Retail

Lundgren Buoys Retail at Alma Mater

Terry J. Lundgren was a student at the University of Arizona when he realized that veterinary science wasn’t for him and switched to a double major in business and psychology.

clock February 7, 2006Holly Haber

Susie's Ltd.

Retail

WWDWalkthrough: Cheap Chic in Aspen

Blame it on the thin air at 7,930 feet, but Aspen is full of anomalies.

clock February 7, 2006Sarah Taylor

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

At the TFWA convention.

Beauty

Travel Retail Flies High Again

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Social Studies