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Fashion Crowd Raises Record Amount at amfAR Gala

Heather Graham, Adriana Lima, Dita Von Teese and Lottie Moss were among the evening's guests at the 2016 amfAR gala at Milan Fashion Week.

clock 12hJoelle Diderich

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Inside Bottega Veneta's 50th Anniversary Show

Tomas Maier eschewed trends in favor of a design ethos of “private luxury” for a collection that was effortlessly sophisticated.

clock September 24, 2016Bridget Foley

Fashion

Ghesquière ‘Dives Deep’ Into Louis Vuitton

Designer and Michael Burke reflect on progress, next steps in creative retooling of luxury megabrand.

clock September 23, 2016Miles Socha

How Swede It Is: H&M Profits Up 17%, New Formats on Horizon

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Hennes & Mauritz is on a roll -- and it wants to keep it that way. The Swedish fast-fashion retailer, which reported a 17 percent increase in net profits in 2006, said Thursday that it would push into the home textile market via its H&M stores.

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How Swede It Is: H&M Profits Up 17%, New Formats on Horizon

Hennes & Mauritz is on a roll — and it wants to keep it that way.

clock January 26, 2007Robert Murphy

Financial

Wal-Mart Reaches Settlement For Back Wages Over 5 Years

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed to pay more than $33.5 million in back wages and interest to 87,000 workers who were shortchanged on overtime during the last five years, the largest such settlement in 20 years.

clock January 26, 2007Evan Clark

Fashion Features

WEF: Embrace Growing Asian Economies

Led by the fast-growing economies of China and India, the emergence of Asia as a global commercial force should be viewed by rich countries as an opportunity and not a threat, leading global political and business leaders said at the World Economic…

clock January 26, 2007John Zarocostas

Financial

Rising Gucci Group Sales Stand Out for PPR in Qtr.

Luxury leather goods powered PPR’s fourth-quarter performance, as Gucci Group sales increased 15.3 percent, to 1.04 billion euros, or $1.34 billion.

clock January 26, 2007Miles Socha

Financial

L’Oreal’s 4Q Sales Gain 9.5%

L’Oreal announced that fourth-quarter 2006 sales rose 9.5 percent year-on-year to 4.15 billion euros, or $5.35 billion at average exchange.

clock January 26, 2007Ellen Groves

Fashion Features

Quote Of The Week

“There’s only a handful of people who potentially could affect meaningful change at the Gap.”

clock January 26, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Kellwood Taps Briggs Execs … Retail Real Estate Moves

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

clock January 26, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Bollywood on the Seine – Armani Prive

Lights, camera, couture and Cate!

clock January 26, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: No Man’s Land … Ruff Life … Honor Roll …

One very important person will be MIA at Yohji Yamamoto’s men’s wear show today in Paris: the designer himself.

clock January 26, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Reece Dives Into Cool Water

Gabrielle Reece is making Davidoff’s Cool Water fragrance franchise a family affair, while creating a splash with ads for the brand’s newest scent, Cool Water Wave Woman.

clock January 26, 2007Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Lauder Adds Rhoda to Supermodel Stable

The Estee Lauder Cos. has recruited fashion model Hilary Rhoda to join the cast of spokesmodels representing the flagship Lauder brand.

clock January 26, 2007Pete Born

Fashion Features

Armani Skin Care: In the Black

Giorgio Armani has designs on skin care and he’s employing fashion’s favorite color to make his mark.

clock January 26, 2007Ellen Groves

Fashion Features

Bobbi Brown’s ‘Living Beauty’ at 50

Bobbi Brown is celebrating her 50th birthday this spring with the release of her fourth book, “Bobbi Brown Living Beauty,” which hits stores this March.

clock January 26, 2007Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Men’s Corner: Kiton Plans Revival of Fragrance Business

Fragrance has long been known as an entry point to a luxury brand for consumers, but lately fashion firms have used scent to freshen up from an image standpoint.

clock January 26, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Fashion Features

Ranking, Trends Shift in Hair Color

The hair color war between L’Oreal and Procter & Gamble reached a new level last year as sales of P&G’s Nice ‘n Easy franchise gained ground on Preference by L’Oreal Paris, the category’s best-selling brand.

clock January 26, 2007Andrea Nagel and Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Brand Talk

“There are no major new launches, just extensions into shade stories.”

clock January 26, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: ECRM Expands Meetings to Include Packaging

ECRM has done it again.

clock January 26, 2007Faye Brookman

Fashion Features

Caudalie Plans a Spa For New Plaza Hotel

Much mystery remains about which retailers will make up the high-end retail landscape of the revamped Plaza Hotel, but one likely tenant is finding it hard to keep her company’s plans secret any longer.

clock January 26, 2007Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Snippets: Fekkai Lands Second L.A. Location … Seventeen Staffers Show Support … Beauty For Breakfast …

Frederic Fekkai has signed a lease to open a salon located at 8457 Melrose Place in Los Angeles.

clock January 26, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Adding Up Beauty: Retailers’ Latest Hope: Perfumery as an Art Form

The surging stream of fine fragrance has spawned a trickling new tributary: artisanal fragrances crafted by master perfumers driven by a desire to showcase their art.

clock January 26, 2007Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Sally Spin-off Lands Culver in Red

Alberto-Culver Co. said in its first financial report since the spin-off of Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. that costs related to an ensuing restructuring led to a first-quarter loss of $5.9 million, or 6 cents per share, for the period ended Dec. 31.

clock January 26, 2007Matthew W. Evans

Fashion Features

Fancy Free – Franck Sorbier, On Aura Tout Vu, Boudicca, Richard Rene

A live pony onstage, peekaboo tuxedos and a dress covered in Post-its — the newer set of couturiers provided Paris with plenty of playful gimmicks.

clock January 26, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Auxiliary Action – Adam Jones, Lefranc-Ferrant, Cathy Pill

Not all the news during this couture season came from made-to-order collections.

clock January 26, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

FGI Honors Young Designers

At the Rising Star Awards on Thursday, Fashion Group International honored eight emerging talents from women’s wear, retail, accessories and interior design.

clock January 26, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Memo Pad: Time For Change … Second Assignment … Really Out …

As expected, Time Inc. on Thursday confirmed the Bonnier Group would acquire the 18 Time4 Media and Parenting Group titles.

clock January 26, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

British Fashion Council Urges ‘Healthy’ Models

The British Fashion Council is urging designers here to use “healthy” models for their shows, but has stopped short of laying down any rules regarding body mass index or weight.

clock January 26, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Calvin Klein Tees Off With Windsong

Calvin Klein Inc. is stepping onto the fairway.

clock January 26, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Wunderkind Lands New Backers

Hans-Joachim and Gisa Sander have taken an unspecified stake in Wunderkind GmbH & Co. KG, Wolfgang Joop’s Potsdam-based fashion company.

clock January 26, 2007Melissa Drier

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