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Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

clock 17hBridget Foley

Fashion

Claus Dietrich Lahrs Appointed Chief Executive of Bottega Veneta

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

clock 17hLuisa Zargani and Joelle Diderich

Beauty

Acqua di Parma Goes Luxe, Plots Retail Expansion

Acqua di Parma is launching a higher-priced line, opening its first U.S. store and expanding its women's range.

clock 13hRachel Strugatz

Strategy for Jil Sander: Buyer to Grow Brand, Sell It in 3 to 5 Years

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Overview

Powered by the design talent of Raf Simons and its current management, the new owners of Jil Sander plan to launch the firm into expansion. Change Capital Partners said it had acquired Sander from Prada Group for an undisclosed sum.

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Raf Simons waves to the crowd in Milan.

Fashion Features

Strategy for Jil Sander: Buyer to Grow Brand, Sell It in 3 to 5 Years

Powered by the design talent of Raf Simons and its current management, the new owners of Jil Sander plan to launch the firm into expansion.

clock February 24, 2006Miles Socha

Financial

Wal-Mart Fights Back on Health Care

Wal-Mart, the target of bills in 22 states that would force it to spend more on employee health care, plans to expand the availability of its low-cost health plan and allow part-time workers to insure their children.

clock February 24, 2006Katherine Bowers

A look from Reebok's new swim line.

Fashion Features

Reebok Dives Into Swim

Reebok is moving into swimwear with a performance collection set to launch at stores in April.

clock February 24, 2006Melanie Kletter

Bernd Beetz

Financial

Puig, Coty Join Fragrance Forces

The realignment of the U.S. fragrance industry has produced more tremors with a deal between Puig USA and the Coty Prestige division of Coty Inc.

clock February 24, 2006Pete Born

Financial

Herington Tapped As Avon Senior VP

Avon Products has tapped former AOL executive Charles M. Herington to fill the post of senior vice president, Latin America.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

Keri Russell

P&G Names Keri RussellAs New Face of Cover Girl

Cover Girl has found that it’s hardly impossible to land a beautiful face to represent its brand.

clock February 24, 2006Andrea Nagel

Part of the new range.

Fashion Features

Molton Brown Revamps Cosmetics Collection

Molton Brown’s makeup line is getting a whole new look.

clock February 24, 2006Brid Costello

Financial

Gap Net Falls in 4th Quarter

Gap Inc. on Thursday reported declines in fourth-quarter and year-end sales, margins, earnings and traffic.

clock February 24, 2006David Moin

Fashion Features

Quote of The Week

“[We’ve] been swimming against the stream since Day One.”

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

Dolce & Gabbana

Fashion Features

A Good Coating – Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Burberry Prorsum

Terrific coats, ranging from trenches to military greatcoats to scallop-edged furs were at the heart of some of the standout collections for fall.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

Max Mara

Fashion Features

Fancy Free – Max Mara, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Anna Molinari, Antonio Marras

All sorts of themes were in play as the Milan collections continued, from a mix of grunge with classic suits to charmingly campy looks to poetic, sepia-colored pieces.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

Piazza Sempione

Fashion Features

The Power of Understatement

Milan’s new bent toward pared-down elegance trickled into Bally, Schumacher and Piazza Sempione’s fall collections.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

Pollini by Rifat Ozbek

Fashion Features

In Brief – Pollini By Rifat Ozbek, Belstaff, Luisa Beccaria, Alberto Biani, Maurizio Pecoraro

For fall, black astrakhan jackets and brocade shift dresses in Ottoman prints were a fun and sophisticated romp.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

Jennifer Lopez

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: J.Lo Beside The Runway … Snap Judgment … Crash Test …

Sandwiched between Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana after their Napoleonic extravaganza of a show on Thursday, budding fashion designer Jennifer Lopez felt, well, humbled.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Paris Show Calendar

Times and locations are subject to change. Attendees are encouraged to confirm information.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Mathilde Laurent: Finding Inspiration Everywhere

When Laurent began her job as in-house Cartier perfumer last December, she became one of a handful of “noses” hired to work exclusively for a brand.

clock February 24, 2006Jennifer Weil

Financial

Nordstrom Profit Up 36%, Full-Year Sales Hit $7.7B

Continuing demand for luxury helped Nordstom post a 36 percent rise in fourth-quarter earnings.

clock February 24, 2006Meredith Derby

Larry Montgomery

Financial

Marketing, Inventory Controls Boost Kohl’s Fourth-Qtr. Net

A sharper focus on inventory management, merchandising and marketing helped Kohl’s Corp. post a 17.6 percent profit gain in the fourth quarter and a 20 percent increase for the year.

clock February 24, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Limited's Express division posted a 6 percent rise in quarterly comps.

Financial

Limited Lays Out Plans to Sustain Momentum

Limited Brands Inc. said it is forging ahead with plans to keep improving sales and profits.

clock February 24, 2006Meredith Derby

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Fashion Features

L’Oreal Eyes Body Shop Bid

L’Oreal indicated Thursday it has no firm plans to buy The Body Shop.

clock February 24, 2006Brid Costello

The Body Shop at Home's Girl's Night Out party.

Fashion Features

The Body Shop Expands Home Sales to Germany

In the early days of building her business, The Body Shop founder Anita Roddick would load a grocery cart with leftover inventory each week and go knocking on neighbors’ doors to sell it.

clock February 24, 2006Molly Prior

Beautyblender and Blendercleanser

Fashion Features

A Makeup Sponge for Divas

Behind the beauty industry’s first $20 makeup sponge are two very determined makeup artists.

clock February 24, 2006Andrea Nagel

Clarins sun protection products and lip colors.

Fashion Features

Clarins Additions Aim to Save Face

With Clarins expanding its skin care line, customers should be able to exfoliate and protect their skin while glossing up this summer.

clock February 24, 2006Michelle Edgar

The Lock Stock & Barrel lineup.

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: Grooming Line Targets U.S.

It may have the ring of a Guy Ritchie film, but a new men’s hair care brand called Lock Stock & Barrel Grooming wasn’t inspired by a motion picture.

clock February 24, 2006Matthew W. Evans

IsaDora's lip gloss and eye shadow quad.

Retail

Critical Mass: IsaDora Names Creative Director

In its quest to stand out from the competition, last year Walgreens added an exclusive beauty line from Sweden in all of its 5,100 stores called IsaDora.

clock February 24, 2006Faye Brookman

Retail

BJ’s French Flair

Nestled in the minimalist expanse of BJ’s Wholesale Club is a unique concept in mass-market beauty retailing.

clock February 24, 2006Crystal Martin

Dove's online promotion for Calming Night features Felicity Huffman.

Fashion Features

Dove Taps Felicity Huffman for Calming Night

Dove has recruited “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman to sell women on the habit of showering before bed.

clock February 24, 2006Molly Prior

Jeff Gordon

Fashion Features

Gordon on Track With Arden

Racing’s popularity has spawned a Daytona 500 scent. Driver Jeff Gordon discusses his role with Elizabeth Arden, the race and his philanthropic efforts.

clock February 24, 2006Julie Naughton

Alef's logo.

Looking for Fashion in the Muslim World

This fall, Majed Al-Sabah will launch his own magazine, to be called Alef: A New Language of Beauty.

clock February 24, 2006Samantha Conti

WWD Image

Memo Pad: Caruso Suits Up … Belle Grande … Spin’s New Orbit

There’s nothing like a good lawsuit to highlight the peculiarities of life in the House of Wenner.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

People

Philip Johnson: People in Glass Houses

In a move that he no doubt would have been among the first to chuckle at, Johnson’s televised analysis of his career managed to upstage the trio of architectural experts who discussed his work at length Feb. 16 at the Museum of Modern Art.

clock February 24, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

The hair salon at the Tad Milan store.

Fashion Features

Paris’ In-Demand Interior Designer

For the Senderens restaurant, Duchaufour-Lawrance collaborated with Baccarat, engraving its original 18th-century drawings of chandeliers on to dacryl, a synthetic material that possesses the same light refraction properties as crystal.

clock February 24, 2006Chantal Goupil

William Wegman's "Ozzie and Harriet" painting with found postcards.

Fashion Features

On The Drawing Board: Every Dog Must Have Its Day … No Neckties

William Wegman’s name is practically synonymous with weimaraner, his favorite breed of dog to photograph.

clock February 24, 2006WWD Staff

David Hockney and his oil portrait "Mr. and Mrs. Clark and Percy."

People

Hockney Exhibit: 50 Years of Oil Portraits

British contemporary artist David Hockney, who rose to international fame in his twenties, has returned to his roots in oil portraits.

clock February 24, 2006Katherine Bowers

Some stars of Cavalia.

People

In This Extravaganza, Horses Are the Stars

Showman Normand Latourelle never thought much about horses until he noticed one was stealing the show at Legendes Fantastiques, a multimedia historical spectacle he created in 1998 in Quebec.

clock February 24, 2006Holly Haber

The view from the third-floor home area looking down on women's wear.

Retail

Calypso Finding Rhythm on Madison

Calypso Christiane Celle is the little concept that could.

clock February 24, 2006Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Senate Committee Turns Up Heat on Bush Over Port Deal

At a last-minute hearing here Thursday, Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee sharply challenged the Bush administration’s review and interpretation of the law involving a Middle Eastern company’s takeover of operations at six major U.S. ports.

clock February 24, 2006Kristi Ellis

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Inside the DFS  T Galleria Fondaco dei Tedeschi store in Venice.

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DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

clock 11hLuisa Zargani

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