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Rei Kawakubo's “Invisible clothes” for Comme des Garçons

Rei Kawakubo's two-word backstage brief on her spring Comme des Garçons collection was, “Invisible clothes.”

clock 1hBridget Foley

Fashion

Haider Ackermann's Captivating Spring Collection

The collection was ravishing, captivating with its drifting silk, trailing ribbons and delicious tropical colors.

clock 12hMiles Socha

Fashion

Maria Grazia Chiuri's First-Ever Fashion Show for Dior

In her debut collection for Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri proclaimed her ascent boldly, with a fresh take on on daytime dressing.

clock September 30, 2016Bridget Foley

Claiborne’s New CEO? Bousquet-Chavanne Said Nearing Liz Deal

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WWD has learned the board is "in the final stages" of negotiations with Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, a group president at Est?e Lauder Cos. Inc. Market sources said Bousquet-Chavanne would succeed Charron when he retires Dec. 31.

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Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne

Financial

Claiborne’s New CEO? Bousquet-Chavanne Said Nearing Liz Deal

Liz Claiborne Inc. could be closing in on Paul Charron’s successor.

clock June 12, 2006Julee Greenberg and Pete Born

Tom Ford

Fashion Features

Tom Ford Postpones Store Opening

Tom Ford fans will have to wait until next spring before they can slip into something from his eponymous men’s collection.

clock June 12, 2006Courtney Colavita

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock June 12, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Team Effort

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

clock June 12, 2006WWD Staff

Kiyotaka Fujii

Financial

Vuitton Sees Further Growth in Japan

Louis Vuitton, while firmly established in the Japanese market, still has room to grow.

clock June 12, 2006Koji Hirano

Fashion Features

New Trade Chief Schwab Makes Deficits a Priority

The new U.S. Trade Representative, Susan Schwab, faces a formidable agenda.

clock June 12, 2006Evan Clark

Barbara Cirkva

Financial

Chanel Promotes Cirkva to Division President

Chanel Inc. has named Barbara Cirkva to be division president of fashion, watches and fine jewelry in the U.S., and appointed two senior executives in wholesale and retail.

clock June 12, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

L Capital In Talks to Buy Stake in Piazza Sempione

L Capital, the private equity fund controlled by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, is in advanced talks to buy a majority stake in fashion house Piazza Sempione, according to a well-placed financial source.

clock June 12, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Victorian-inspired nighties of Swiss dot cotton trimmed with satin and chiffon tucking were top sellers for Eileen West.

Fashion Features

Intimate Items for All Seasons

Best-booking items at the May market made up a potpourri of seasonal merchandise that ranged from fall-holiday assortments to spring 2007.

clock June 12, 2006Karyn Monget

The line outside Marc Jacobs on Mercer Street.

Fashion Features

Marc Madness

One wily shopper, who asked to remain anonymous, confessed to some rather underhanded tactics.

clock June 12, 2006Venessa Lau

Elle Macpherson

Fashion Features

Macpherson Livens Up the ‘Boudoir’

The line is inspired by items worn by strippers, Macpherson said.

clock June 12, 2006Karyn Monget

Financial

LeSportsac Taps Creative Director

LeSportsac is taking the next steps under its new ownership, hiring Elizabeth Kiester as creative director.

clock June 12, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Salma Hayek

Fashion Features

Cartier’s Big Love Fest

More than one reveler faced a tough choice when it was time to pick out a Love charity bracelet at Thursday night’s cocktail reception at the Cartier mansion on Fifth Avenue here.

clock June 12, 2006Sophia Chabbott and Jennifer Hirshlag

Pieces from De Beers LV's new Secrets of the Rose collection.

Fashion Features

Findings: De Beers LV’s New Secret

Designer Raphaele Canot wanted her third jewelry collection for De Beers LV to evoke the intrigue of romance.

clock June 12, 2006WWD Staff

Federated is in the process of rebranding the bulk of its stores into Macy's.

Financial

Federated Vendors Hit With 5% ‘New Store Allowance’

The issue of chargebacks and vendor allowances is likely to remain a hot button this year.

clock June 12, 2006Vicki M. Young

Financial

Merger Creates Tough Road for Vendors

As Federated Department Stores works on the integration of May Co. following the $17 billion merger, the impact on vendors is mixed, according to factoring sources whose clients are suppliers to the companies.

clock June 12, 2006Liza Casabona

Financial

Analysts Expect Drop in Consumer Spending

Despite positive same-store sales for many apparel retailers, analysts predict consumer spending will soften heading into the summer shopping months and back-to-school season.

clock June 12, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Gap on Track For Rebound, Report Says

One of Gap Inc.’s more critical independent analysts, Jennifer Black of Jennifer Black & Associates, changed her outlook on the retailer and now predicts the company is about to make a significant comeback.

clock June 12, 2006Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Leveraging Sales to Offset Higher Costs

Despite several consecutive quarters of belt-tightening, retail firms were saddled with higher overhead, payroll and advertising costs during the first quarter.

clock June 12, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Decleor and Carita Names New President … Makeup Takes Center Stage at Lancome’s Color Design Awards

Decleor and Carita have named Alain Emprin president, replacing Herve Lesieur, who has left the firm.

clock June 12, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

True Religion Takes Step Toward Sale

True Religion Apparel Inc. has hired Goldman, Sachs & Co. as a financial adviser in its search for a buyer, investment banking sources said.

clock June 12, 2006Vicki M. Young

Retail

Tommy Lee Line to Launch at Bloomingdale’s

People’s Liberation Inc. is taking rocker Tommy Lee to Bloomingdale’s.

clock June 12, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Art Race … Island Life … Getting The Picture …

Bernard Arnault is inching closer to establishing an art museum in Paris.

clock June 12, 2006WWD Staff

Gary Wassner

Financial

Fantasy Fuels a Factor’s Other Side

Gary Wassner was close to getting his doctorate in 19th-century Continental philosophy when his father, who cofounded Hilldun Factors in 1952, fell ill.

clock June 12, 2006Liza Casabona

Financial

NRF: Organized Retail Crime Rampant

Organized retail crime is a “major problem” that cuts across company size and impacts firms from different channels, according to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation.

clock June 12, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Done Deals & In Development: M&As, Projects Drive Real Estate

At the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trust’s REIT Week conference last week in New York, retail real estate luminaries gathered to provide insight on what’s new with their companies and their future growth plans.

clock February 16, 2007Amy S. Choi

Financial

Viewing REITs on a Global Scale

The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trust kicked off its 2006 investor conference in New York last week by hosting more than 150 companies at the Waldorf-Astoria in Midtown.

clock June 12, 2006Amy S. Choi

Financial

WWD Index Falls 1.9% on Sell-off

Stock trading was a bumpy ride last week after investors fled the market on fears of the impact of higher interest rates on corporate profits.

clock June 12, 2006WWD Staff

The Hearst building.

Memo Pad: Cafeteria Mania … From Page To Screen

There hasn’t been this much frenzy over a new building in New York since, well, Conde Nast moved into 4 Times Square six years ago.

clock June 12, 2006WWD Staff

Dr. Harold Freeman and Lance Armstrong

Fashion Features

Lance Armstrong’s New Mission

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong is showing no signs of slowing down with his anticancer crusade.

clock June 12, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

UNITE HERE Protests Against Hugo Boss

UNITE HERE, the main apparel and textile workers’ union, has launched a protest against Hugo Boss Group at stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.

clock June 12, 2006Kristi Ellis

A Bottega Veneta fall 2006 look.

Fashion Features

Luxe Study: Rating the Brands by Status

Affluent consumers may be highly aware of a particular luxury fashion brand — but that’s no guarantee they’ll accord it high social status.

clock June 12, 2006Valerie Seckler

Financial

Group Reports High-End Spending Up 7%

Consumers’ deep pockets are becoming deeper and there is no apparent end to their desire for luxury goods, a sector that’s also being boosted by the increasing demand from emerging markets.

clock June 12, 2006Luisa Zargani

A display at the Ge-Ne Associates showroom.

Fashion Features

Refined, Complete Looks Dominate at Dallas Market

A shift toward ensemble dressing and cleaner styling emerged at FashionCenterDallas during the four-day market that ended June 4.

clock June 12, 2006Holly Haber

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DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

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