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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 14hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

The designer thanked his team, his family and WWD for the honor and support.

clock 14hLisa Lockwood


Levi's Unveils New 501 Skinny Jean

The latest addition to the 501 family, set to reach stores and in December, is one offered for men and women.

clock 16hKristi Garced

Live at Lincoln Center? IMG May Have to Say Adieu to Bryant Park

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Buzz was building on Thursday that IMG, which owns 7th on Sixth, may be forced to find a new location for the next round of collections in February if an agreement with the Bryant Park Restoration Committee is not reached imminently.

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Herms' remodeled and expanded George V store.


Hermes Profit Up 7.8 Percent in Half

Hermes International said on Thursday that solid sales at its retail network helped lift first-half profits 7.8 percent.

clock September 15, 2006Robert Murphy

Inside the new Miu Miu,


Miu Miu’s Milan Store Gets Gilded Paris Touch

Miu Miu’s new store concept takes its influence from the gilt of Paris. The store look, which was unveiled here Wednesday, is drawn from Laperouse, the famous gilded Paris restaurant spread over 14 rooms, where Miu Miu held its fall show.

clock September 15, 2006Alessandra Ilari


Richemont’s Rupert Upbeat at Annual Meeting

The first half of the financial year isn’t even over for Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, but executive chairman Johann Rupert is already upbeat about fiscal 2007.

clock September 15, 2006Samantha Conti

A look from Love Surf Love.

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Emerging Firms Make Waves in Surf Swimwear

In surf swimwear, function has typically prevailed over form, but small and midtier brands fighting for a toehold in the industry are increasingly pushing the style quotient.

clock September 15, 2006Rachel Brown


Department, Specialty Stores Weigh on August Retail Sales

The department and specialty store sectors posted sales declines in August, even as overall retail spending rose, according to the Commerce Department’s monthly report released Thursday.

clock September 15, 2006Evan Clark

Jeanette Solomon

Fashion Features

Jeanette Solomon: Mass Beauty Visionary

Jeanette Solomon was always an “off-the-record” type of person.

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Inside Shoppers Drug Mart's Beauty Boutique.

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Adding Up Beauty: Clinique’s Northern Exposure

Clinique plans to blaze a new retail path in Canada that could provide a bit of relief from claustrophobic U.S. department store consolidation.

clock September 15, 2006Molly Prior

Brad Johns will offer advice in Clairol TV ads.

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Clairol to Air Ads Featuring Brad Johns

On Monday, Clairol will launch an advertising campaign starring the firm’s global color director, Brad Johns.

clock September 15, 2006Andrea Nagel

Anthony Logistics Ingrown Hair Treatment

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Men’s Corner: Anthony Logistics Eyes Growth

Anthony Logistics for Men is betting a series of upcoming skin care and shaving introductions will drive wholesale sales of the company to $30 million in the next year.

clock September 15, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Cygalle (far right) chats with a model at the Brian Reyes show during fashion week.

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Dias Creates a Mobile Spa

Cygalle Dias describes herself simply as a caretaker who loves fashion.

clock September 15, 2006Andrea Arterbery

Jimmyjane's latest candle.

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Beauty Products Add Sex Appeal to List of Ingredients

Some consumers may be attracted to Jimmyjane’s latest creation, the Ember Natural Emollient Massage Candle, purely for its classic white porcelain container and eclectic scents.

clock September 15, 2006Michelle Edgar

Steve Sadove and Kate Bosworth

Fatal Attraction

Fashion types are a notoriously self-focused bunch, so even when The Cinema Society and Guerlain hosted a special screening of Brian De Palma’s “The Black Dahlia” Wednesday night, conversation inevitably strayed to clothes.

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Kristin Scott Thomas in "Keeping Mum."

Mum’s the Word

Despite the posh accent and chilly British air she has lent to films like “The English Patient” and “Gosford Park,” actress Kristin Scott Thomas has called Paris her home since she moved there at 19.

clock September 15, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Shipping containers come into New York.

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Port Security Measure Passed in Senate

The Senate passed a $6 billion port security bill Thursday that would implement programs at home and abroad in an effort to bolster defenses against terrorist attacks.

clock September 15, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Patagonia to Take PLM Global

After rolling out technology to streamline product development at its home office, Patagonia is looking to extend the application deeper into the global supply chain.

clock September 15, 2006Denise Power

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Bumble and bumble, Everest Do Denim

London tailor Timothy Everest is teaming up with Bumble and bumble to sell a tailored and ready-to-wear denim line in New York.

clock September 15, 2006Samantha Conti

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Dubrow Remembered as Labor Champion

Evelyn “Evy” Dubrow, who died in June at the age of 95, was remembered here Thursday as a tireless champion of labor who bridged the political divide on behalf of garment workers.

clock September 15, 2006Kristi Ellis and Evan Clark

E. Scott Beattie, Elizabeth Arden's ceo and last year's honoree, with Dan Brestle, Charles Townsend and Jack Stahl.

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Putting Dreams to Work

The hundreds of beauty executives gathered Tuesday night at the Waldorf-Astoria saw firsthand how their contributions to the Dream Ball make a difference in the lives of cancer survivors.

clock September 15, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Gary Farn to Stop Distributing Two Lines

Gary Farn Ltd.’s U.S. distribution agreement with French firm Pacific Création Parfums, which markets Lolita Lempicka and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac scents, will come to an end Sept. 30.

clock September 15, 2006Matthew W. Evans

Carlo Mondavi

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Mondavi’s New Beauty Vintage

As his famed family approaches its first century anniversary of winemaking, third-generation member Carlo Mondavi is charting a new direction for the business into beauty.

clock September 15, 2006Michelle Edgar

Steve Eichner

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Live at Lincoln Center? IMG May Have to Say Adieu to Bryant Park

The fashion shows at Bryant Park could be on thin ice. Buzz was building on Thursday that IMG may be forced to find a new location for the next round of…

clock September 15, 2006Marc Karimzadeh and Rosemary Feitelberg

Hilary Duff

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Hilary Duff Shows Her Stuff at Macy’s

It was a successful 90 minutes for Hilary Duff on Thursday evening, who sold an estimated $25,000 worth of her new Elizabeth Arden fragrance With Love Hilary Duff during a personal appearance at Macy’s Herald Square.

clock September 15, 2006Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Andre Courreges


Courreges Exploring Possible Sale

Courreges, one of the most iconic brands of the Sixties and still a giant business in Japan, is in play, WWD has learned.

clock September 15, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“He hated me and hated my mother….I have not seen him for over 50 years, have no idea what his children look like. He was never in Baden Baden in my parents’ house there.”

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Mischa Barton, in Marchesa, poses for the paparazzi.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Leavin’ on a Jet Plane … Pregnant Pause … Godfather in the Building …

What does a New York socialite do if she’s fudged some of her past and is busted on the front page of The Wall Street Journal? If you’re Genevieve Jones, you get out of town.

clock September 15, 2006WWD Staff

Vera Wang

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The Age of Elegance: Vera Wang … Calvin Klein … Badgley Mischka

A gentle, often moody, spirit graced the runways this season, where looks were voluminous, light and refined.

clock September 15, 2006WWD Staff

J. Mendel

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The Bold and the Beautiful: J. Mendel … Anna Sui … Diesel …

Whether decadent and bright or easy and light, spring looks featured frilly layers, billowing shapes and playful prints.

clock September 15, 2006WWD Staff

Carmen Marc Valvo

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Happy Go Lovely: Carmen Marc Valvo … Yeohlee … Berardi …

From ethereal whites to bold brights, designers delivered looks that were glamorous, fun and, above all, smart.

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