Fashion

Lagerfeld: Meryl Streep Passed On Oscar Dress When Chanel Refused to Pay

"A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?”

clock 18hBridget Foley

Business

Cock-a-Doodle-Doo: Year of the Rooster Sees China Luxury Rebound

Repatriation of luxury spending and improving consumer sentiment are seen to lift business.

clock 14hLuisa Zargani

Fashion

Prada Stages Fabulous Show at Milan Fashion Week

Miuccia Prada showed an alternative take on seductive dressing for fall 2017.

clock 20hBridget Foley

From National to Niche: Major Brands Trimmed In Target Beauty Revamp

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Overview

Frustrated by high-end customers only perusing its design-focused sections, such as small appliances and home furnishings, the mass retailer has revamped its bath and body area, dumping national brands in favor of little-known brands.

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Fashion Features

From National to Niche: Major Brands Trimmed In Target Beauty Revamp

Target is waving its magic wand over the beauty area, revamping bath and body with little-known brands and sampling devises.

clock March 31, 2006Andrea Nagel

A tester in the new bath and body set

Fashion Features

Bath and Body Takes Center Stage

Wal-Mart may seek growth in foreign countries such as India, but Target is importing the world to its bath and body department.

clock March 31, 2006Molly Prior and Faye Brookman

Items from JR Watkins

Fashion Features

Old Brand, New Market

J.R. Watkins Apothecary products that were originally sold from a horse and wagon, and then online and through a direct sales force, are now available in stores such as Wal-Mart, Target and H-E-B supermarkets.

clock March 31, 2006Andrea Arterbery

Sonia Kashuks Solid Fragrance Palette

Fashion Features

Kashuk: Tools of the Trade

Sonia Kashuk approaches the mass market like a pro.

clock March 31, 2006Andrea Nagel

Financial

LVMH, Morgan Stanley Back in Court

LVMH and Morgan Stanley will present their cases in a Paris appeals court today in the luxury group’s bias suit against the investment bank.

clock March 31, 2006Miles Socha and Emilie Marsh

Diego Della Valle

Financial

Tod’s Sees Profits Rise 38.7%

Tod’s SpA posted a double-digit jump in 2005 profits, thanks to a lower cost base and a more advantageous tax rate.

clock March 31, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Galliano Bringing Dior Cruise to New York

Calling all Julies: It looks like the fashion industry might soon need its own cruise director.

clock March 31, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Quote of The Week

“Here, you don’t see big, fat women like you do in other parts of the world.”

clock March 31, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Mossimo Posts Profit

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

clock March 31, 2006WWD Staff

Dries Van Notens fall-winter show

Fashion Features

Von Furstenberg Can Go Home Again

Does Antwerp rate as an inspiring city for a New York fashion designer? You bet.

clock March 31, 2006Miles Socha

The Pure White Linen ad

Fashion Features

Paltrow’s Pick: Pure White Linen

After freshening Lauder’s Pleasures scent last year, Gwyneth Paltrow will be seen next month in a campaign promoting Pure White Linen.

clock March 31, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Matts to Leave Estee Lauder Cos.

The Estee Lauder Cos. is expected to announce today that Raymond Matts, vice president of corporate fragrance development, is leaving the company to pursue an independent career in fragrance creation.

clock March 31, 2006Julie Naughton

Jill Granoff

Fashion Features

Granoff Exiting Victoria’s Secret Beauty

Jill Granoff, president and chief operating officer of the Victoria Secret Beauty division of Limited Brands, has decided it’s time to leave the company that she helped build into a nearly $1 billion force.

clock March 31, 2006Pete Born

New Mally Beauty items

Fashion Features

Mally Beauty Celebrates First Year

Barely one year after launching her eponymous cosmetics collection on QVC, makeup artist Mally Roncal is helming a multimillion-dollar business.

clock March 31, 2006Julie Naughton

John Varvatos Vintage

Fashion Features

Varvatos: A New Vintage

John Varvatos is stepping up efforts in fragrance and skin care with a new scent, called Vintage, and expanded distribution of Skin, his men’s treatment line.

clock March 31, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Flair spokesmodel Isabeli Fontana on the set of the photo shoot for the scents print campaign

Fashion Features

Revlon to Return With Flair

Revlon is boldly reentering the thorny thicket of department store fragrance with an equally bold scent called Flair.

clock March 31, 2006Molly Prior

Joy Bryant

Fashion Features

Bryant Signs With Cover Girl

Cover Girl has signed a multiyear contract with Joy Bryant.

clock March 31, 2006Andrea Nagel

Candace Matthews with Vivica A Fox Regina Kimbell and SoftSheen-Carsons Davette Shorter

Fashion Features

SoftSheen Sponsors Hair Flick

“My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair’itage” previewed to a packed house at the Directors Guild Theater Wednesday night.

clock March 31, 2006Crystal Martin

Steve Kane and Brooke Carlson

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: Matrix Men: Professional Hair Care’s Latest Player

Matrix is the latest salon marketer to jump into the men’s market.

clock March 31, 2006Matthew W. Evans

The scene in front of Prada on Jan 21

Retail

Prada SoHo Store Reopens After Fire

Prada’s Epicenter concept store at 575 Broadway in SoHo here, which was damaged by a five-alarm fire in the building, reopened on Tuesday.

clock March 31, 2006Sharon Edelson and Lisa Lockwood

Giorgio Armani

Financial

Armani Eyes Expansion in China

Giorgio Armani is on another whirlwind tour of China, stopping first in Hong Kong to show his Prive collection and launch a book.

clock March 31, 2006Constance Haisma-Kwok

Financial

Benetton Net Grows in 2005

A new joint venture in Turkey, coupled with a well-received fall-winter collection, helped boost Benetton’s net profits and revenues last year.

clock March 31, 2006Courtney Colavita

WWD Photo

Media

Atlanta Magazines Eye the High End

Attempting to capitalize on this city’s development boom, magazine publishers are chasing high-end advertisers and consumers here with three launches.

clock March 31, 2006Georgia Lee

WWD Photo

Media

Memo Pad: Lip Service … Stop, Shop & Roll … Fade To Black …

John Huey got a lesson in soft, supple lips last Thursday.

clock March 31, 2006WWD Staff

Cameron Silver and Peri Drysdale

Fashion Features

Silver Lends Hand to Untouched World

The Land of the Long White Cloud is about to get a silver lining.

clock March 31, 2006Patty Huntington

A Barbie by Tarina Tarantino belt

Fashion Features

Tarantino Takes Barbie Luxe

Tarina Tarantino and Barbie are now best friends.

clock March 31, 2006WWD Staff

A Leonard kimono

Fashion Features

Exhibition Celebrates Leonard Prints

A clue to Tribouillard’s ultimate source of inspiration can be found in his own wardrobe.

clock March 31, 2006Katya Foreman

Porsche on Madison Avenue

Fashion Features

Porsche Design Making Inroads in the U.S.

Porsche Design, the Stuttgart, Germany-based men’s fashion and accessories brand, is going to great lengths to establish a foothold in the U.S.

clock March 31, 2006David Moin

Financial

Campbell Hit With Assault Rap

The victim’s name was not released by the New York City Police Department or by Lenox Hill Hospital, where police said she was treated.

clock March 31, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Columbia Grabs Pacific Trail For $20.4 Million in Auction

Columbia Sportswear Co. bested Perry Ellis International Inc. and other bidders to buy Pacific Trail’s portfolio of outdoor brands for $20.4 million in cash in an auction following the bankruptcy of Pacific Trail’s parent company, London Fog Group Inc.

clock March 31, 2006WWD Staff

Retail

Obituary: Federated Veteran Peggy Ward

Peggy Ward, whose 49-year tour of duty with Federated Department Stores Inc. took her to several divisions and from merchandising to administrative roles, died Tuesday at New York Presbyterian Hospital after a long bout with pancreatic cancer.

clock March 31, 2006WWD Staff

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