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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 15hBridget 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 15hLuisa 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 11hRachel Strugatz

Versace’s Latest View: Lower Losses in 2005 Reignite Talk About IPO

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Overview

The Italian fashion house issued better-than-expected results for 2005, with a drastic narrowing of operating losses and the elimination of debt setting the company on the right track for a potential stock marking listing in a few years.

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A fall '05 Versace look.

Financial

Versace’s Latest View: Lower Losses in 2005 Reignite Talk About IPO

Gianni Versace drastically narrowed operating losses and debt in 2005, setting the firm on the right track to go public down the road.

clock May 4, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Fortunoff Taps Orlick For Chief Exec Post

Fortunoff has named Arnold Orlick, a veteran of Federated Department Stores, chief executive officer.

clock May 4, 2006David Moin

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Memo Pad: Tuna Burger, Hold The Rumors … Budget Living Bones

What did Chuck Townsend and Steven Murphy have to talk about over their lunch at Patroon on Monday?

clock May 4, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Liz Claiborne Taps Sigrid Olsen Prez

Liz Claiborne Inc. has named Lydia Gollner to be president of Sigrid Olsen and City Unltd.

clock May 4, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

In Brief: Slimming Down … Time Changes … MD Beauty Said Eyeing IPO

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

clock May 4, 2006WWD Staff

Marc by Marc Jacobs in San Francisco.

Retail

Marc by Marc Jacobs Opens in S.F.

Marc Jacobs’ love of surfboards has come full circle with the opening today of the first Marc by Marc Jacobs store in San Francisco.

clock May 4, 2006Joanna Ramey

Financial

Etro in Growth Mode

Etro is clocking double-digit growth as it embarks on a retail expansion plan to roll out at lease 20 stores over the next few years.

clock May 4, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Clothing Kate … Missoni Moment … Table-Hopping …

Those rumors about Kate Moss launching her own clothing collection when she hangs up her modeling hat just won’t die.

clock May 4, 2006WWD Staff

Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears.

People

Golden Boy

An hour before the Scissor Sisters were due to hit the stage to close out the Coachella Music and Arts Festival Sunday night, the band’s trailer vibrated with energy.

clock May 4, 2006Melissa Schweiger

A look from Fighting Eel, one of the exhibitors at Intermezzo Collections.

Fashion Features

Contemporary Trade Shows Give Immediate Satisfaction

Buyers scope out the latest offerings from contemporary brands at the Intermezzo Collections and D&A Annex shows in New York.

clock May 4, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

A selection of styles from Sheiki Jeans.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Isaacs Hits Turning Point … Guess Delays 1Q Results … True Religion Mulls Going Private as Earnings Rise …

Higher margins and lower costs helped I.C. Isaacs overcome sales declines and eke out a rise in earnings for the first quarter.

clock May 4, 2006WWD Staff

Activewear and innerwear from the new Victoria's Secret Sexy Sport collection.

Fashion Features

Victoria’s Secret Shows Its Sporty Side

Victoria’s Secret is extending its reach to the gym with Sexy Sport, a sports bra and activewear collection that bows May 15.

clock May 4, 2006Melanie Kletter

The Jivamukti boutique sells clothes, beauty products and other items.

Fashion Features

Sidelines: Jivamukti’s New Shop … New Nike VP … Champion At Disney …

Jivamukti Yoga Center in Manhattan has expanded into a new location that has a large boutique featuring a wide selection of apparel and other products.

clock May 4, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

House Democrats Ask Bush To Investigate Jordan Abuse

House Democratic leaders are urging the Bush administration to investigate allegations of labor abuses in textile and apparel factories in Jordan that are used by many U.S. companies.

clock May 4, 2006Kristi Ellis and Evan Clark

Selective Beauty has obtained the Max Mara fragrance license.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Max Mara in ‘Selective’ Scent Deal … Strong Sales Boost Henkel’s 1Q Net … P&G Promotes Rebecca Masson …

Selective Beauty signed a worldwide licensing agreement on Wednesday to produce and distribute prestige fragrances for the Italian fashion house Max Mara.

clock May 4, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Betsey Johnson, Bobbi Brown to Highlight Mother’s Day Luncheon

The National Mother’s Day Council annual luncheon will have an illustrious lineup of honorees.

clock May 4, 2006Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Girl Power

The top 10 female athletes ranked by their “likability.”

clock May 4, 2006Cecily Hall

A fall look from Lorain Croft.

Fashion Features

Buyers Cautious at Nouveau, Atelier Shows

The squeeze from rising gas costs is starting to impact apparel vendors.

clock May 4, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

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

Retail

DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

clock 9hLuisa Zargani

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