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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 18hBridget 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 18hLuisa 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 14hRachel Strugatz

Meet Bill McComb: Claiborne’s New CEO Up for the Challenge

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Overview

After a mere two months on the job, William L. McComb could be facing his first major crisis as the new chief executive officer of Liz Claiborne Inc. And it involves no less a customer than Federated Department Stores Inc.

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Financial

Microsoft Affirms Commitment to Retail

Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer outlined the company’s vision for retail at the National Retail Federation conference here Monday.

clock January 16, 2007Cate T. Corcoran

Financial

Gap Speculation Boosting Shares

Shares of Gap Inc. are up about 6 percent since the beginning of the year after speculation swirled in the market last week that the company might put itself up for sale.

clock January 16, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

Financo Adds West Coast Executive

Investment banking firm Financo Inc. hired Steven H. Reiner as a managing director whose responsibility will be to head the bank’s new West Coast office, located in Beverly Hills.

clock January 16, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Givenchy Homme Shifting Focus

In a move to put the spotlight back on its suits and sportswear, Givenchy Homme said it would nix runway blowouts, and has scaled back the role of Ozwald Boateng, the Savile Row tailor and reality TV star, WWD has learned.

clock January 16, 2007Miles Socha and Courtney Colavita

Tumi's Laurence Franklin and David Chu.

Fashion Features

Tumi Names David Chu Creative Head

Tumi is setting sail with David Chu as its first mate. The travel accessories company, which saw retail sales for 2006 hit $350 million, has tapped the Nautica founder to be its creative director.

clock January 16, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Direction and Printsource, Bread & Butter, Fashion Market of San Francisco

clock January 16, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Danon Leaving Printemps… Minnesota Rights

Laurence Danon is stepping down as president of France’s Printemps, the department store chain confirmed on Monday after weeks of speculation that she was eying the door.

clock January 16, 2007WWD Staff

Fur-trimmed shearlings were key at the show.

Fashion Features

Turkish Leather Takes Manhattan

A group of 35 Turkish leather goods makers made their country’s first concerted effort to try to woo U.S. retailers during the inaugural edition of the Turkish Leather Goods show in Manhattan.

clock January 16, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Some stores picked up Ulf Andersson dresses.

Fashion Features

Buyers Try Some Ingenuity at Nouveau

Buyers attending last week’s Nouveau Collective at the New Yorker Hotel were on the move to find practical but versatile items to help lift sales after a lackluster holiday selling season.

clock January 16, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

A Swiss dot dress from Charlotte Ronson.

Fashion Features

Dress Sales Still Swift at D&A

The dress craze looks set to make it through summer, at least for vendors at the Designers & Agents show. And they would know.

clock January 16, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Jeffry Aronsson Starts Luxury Investment Firm

Jeffry Aronsson, most recently chief executive officer of Donna Karan International, has formed a company focused on acquisitions and proprietary brand development in the luxury market.

clock January 16, 2007Arthur Friedman

Ralph Rucci with James Galanos.

Fashion Features

Rucci Looks to Future

Ralph Rucci was positively buoyant at Thursday’s opening of the retrospective “Ralph Rucci: The Art of Weightlessness,” at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology here.


clock January 16, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Apparel Sales Up in December

Holiday markdowns at fashion retailers helped drive sales growth last month, although the impact on the bottom line is unclear.

clock January 16, 2007Evan Clark

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Guest List… Gucci’s Green… Asprey’s Madison Move

Giorgio Armani has received another RSVP for his couture week festivities in Paris, and it’s a big one.

clock January 16, 2007WWD Staff

A Marionnaud Parfumeries makeup table.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Marionnaud Mixes Formula for Future

France’s leading perfumery chain, Marionnaud Parfumeries, is getting a makeover.



clock January 16, 2007Jennifer Weil and Ellen Groves

Fashion Features

Treschow Named Chairman at Unilever

Michael Treschow will take over as chairman of Unilever NV and Unilever plc in May, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant announced Friday.

clock January 16, 2007Brid Costello

Jamie Burke and Natalia Vodianova in the spring Calvin Klein Jeans campaign.

Memo Pad: Case Closed… Seeking Advice… It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll…

A Paris court on Monday dismissed a claim filed by Karl Lagerfeld against journalist Alicia Drake.

clock January 16, 2007WWD Staff

G-Star's spring ad.

Retail

G-Star Targets U.S. For Major Expansion

G-Star is about to make its mark on the U.S. The trendy high-end denim brand, which is based in Amsterdam and reported increasing sales in Europe, plans a major growth spurt in the U.S. this year.

clock January 16, 2007Julee Greenberg

DHL will be a sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Financial

DHL to Be a Sponsor For N.Y. Fashion Week

DHL, the global transport company, has signed with IMG Fashion to be a sponsor of IMG’s U.S.-based events, including Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week here next month.

clock January 16, 2007Sharon Edelson

Financial

Seven For All Mankind Names VF Vet Chief Financial Officer

Seven For All Mankind has wooed another VF Corp. veteran to its executive ranks and is making moves to overhaul its European management.

clock January 16, 2007Ross Tucker

Financial

Levi’s Appoints European President

Levi Strauss & Co. has tapped a new European president, WWD has learned.

clock January 16, 2007Robert Murphy

Rebecca Romijn

Fashion Features

Bebe Taps Rebecca Romijn for Ads

Bebe Stores Inc. has hired model-turned-actress Rebecca Romijn to succeed Mischa Barton as the marketing symbol of its bebe contemporary brand.

clock January 16, 2007Emili Vesilind

Fashion Features

Martine Sitbon Returning With Rue du Mail

Martine Sitbon, a stalwart of the fashion scene here known for tempering a feminine sensibility with a rock edge, is making a comeback two years after her namesake house was forced to close.

clock January 16, 2007Robert Murphy

A scene from Innovation Asia.

Fashion Features

N.Y. Textile Fairs Gaining Steam

Organizers of several international textile fairs scheduled to kick off here next week have momentum on their side.

clock January 16, 2007Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Supima Opens Premium Show

Supima, the promotional organization representing the American pima cotton industry, will premiere its first textile show here next week, touting a premium message in a prime setting.

clock January 16, 2007Ross Tucker

Jessica Biel in Ferragamo at the Critics' Choice Awards.

People

Round Robin

The Golden Globes weekend of parties kicked off Thursday night with a trio celebrating – naturally – fashion.

clock January 16, 2007WWD Staff

William L. McComb

Financial

Meet Bill McComb: Claiborne’s New CEO Up for the Challenge

After a mere two months in the job, William L. McComb could be facing his first major crisis as the new chief executive officer of Liz Claiborne Inc.

clock January 16, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Bipolar

Before there was Technicolor, Hollywood had little choice but to be all about black and white.

clock January 16, 2007WWD Staff

Sarah Jessica Parker in L'Wren Scott and Verdura.

Fashion Features

Silver Streak

What’s an actress to do when she’s called on at the last minute to be a presenter at the Golden Globes?

clock January 16, 2007WWD Staff

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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 12hLuisa Zargani

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