Fashion

Dior Plots Global Retail Push for Chiuri's First Collection

The initiative combines freestanding pop-ups, partnerships with key retailers and special in-store merchandising.

clock 10hJoelle Diderich and Sharon Edelson

Eye

Franca Sozzani's Mass Draws Designers, Executives in Milan

The Mass was held at the tail end of Milan Fashion Week to remember the late editor in chief of Vogue Italia, who died in December.

clock 20hLuisa Zargani and Alessandra Turra

Business

Warren Buffett Baffled by Retail

The investor praised Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and said he can’t figure out retail.

clock 10hEvan Clark

An All-American Man: Ralph, Penney’s Link to Create New Brand

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Overview

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. has the first big customer for its new Global Brand Concepts division: J.C. Penney.

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Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.

Fashion Features

An All-American Man: Ralph, Penney’s Link to Create New Brand

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. has the first big customer for its new Global Brand Concepts division: J.C. Penney.

clock February 1, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Media

Memo Pad: Oversight … Cries And Whispers … Another Day, Another Editor …

Bill Wackermann wasn’t feeling the love Tuesday night during Conde Nast’s annual publisher’s meeting in Naples, Fla.

clock February 1, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Model Law … A.S. Watson Divisional President Out … BCBG’s New Digs

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

clock February 1, 2007WWD Staff

William L. McComb, Tim Gunn and Trudy Sullivan.

Financial

Liz’s Hired Gunn: CEO McComb Makes Exec Moves

William L. McComb is solidifying his leadership team by making his first major appointments as chief executive officer at Liz Claiborne Inc.

clock February 1, 2007Whitney Beckett

Financial

Celine Bolsters Management With Lepoivre Appointment

Beefing up management ranks to propel future growth, Celine has appointed a new number two.

clock February 1, 2007Miles Socha

A rendering of the Moet & Chandon lounge by Bryan Bradley.

Fashion Features

One Scottsdale Wooing Fashionable Names

The developer of One Scottsdale, a 1.8-million-square-foot mixed-use project rising in Scottsdale, Ariz., is sponsoring Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week here in the hope of attracting fashion retailers to its 500,000-square-foot shopping center.

clock February 1, 2007Sharon Edelson

William Lauder

Financial

Beauty Beat: Estee Lauder 2Q Earnings Soar 39%

The Estee Lauder Cos. is following in consumers’ footsteps by peering beyond department store doors to alternative distribution channels.

clock February 1, 2007Molly Prior

Financial

Investment Fund Buys Bruno Magli

Investment fund Fortelus Capital has acquired Bruno Magli SpA, marking a new chapter for the beleaguered footwear company.

clock February 1, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Stella McCartney Deal Targets Australia

There’s no stopping the deals for Stella McCartney.

clock February 1, 2007Samantha Conti

Financial

Hugo Boss Sales Gain 14%

According to preliminary year-end figures released Wednesday, 2006 net income for the Hugo Boss Group increased 19 percent.

clock February 1, 2007Melissa Drier

Rachel Roy

Fashion Features

Off And Running – Rachel Roy, Lisa Perry, Rena Lange, MarieMarie

Several designers got a jump start on New York Fashion Week, giving their fall looks plenty of details and embellishments.

clock February 1, 2007WWD Staff

Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann, Daria Werbowy and Shalom Harlow.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Kiss Kiss … Models Go Green … Invite T’S …

Betsey Johnson, Cynthia Steffe and Alice Roi will be kissing and telling tonight.

clock February 1, 2007WWD Staff

Jill's cardigan and plaid skirt.

Fashion Features

Stuart Takes Youthful Approach With Jill

Showgoers may notice a difference when Jill Stuart presents her collection Monday in a runway show at the New York Public Library.

clock February 1, 2007Julee Greenberg

Retail

Mall Developer Builds European Team

Designer outlet mall developer McArthurGlen is bolstering its management team in southern Europe in a bid to grow its Mediterranean presence.

clock February 1, 2007Amanda Kaiser

A fall look from G-Star.

Fashion Features

Brands Go Beyond Basics at Bread & Butter

Talk about a contemporary movement: European sportswear brands showing at the recent Bread & Butter trade show here spun out smartened-up styles in the face of fierce competition from fast-fashion chains and a saturated denim market.

clock February 1, 2007Emilie Marsh

A model (with Simba, one of Simmons' five dogs) wears a metallic wool skirt and jacket with a crystal-encrusted T-shirt from the new KLS collection.

Fashion Features

The Dressy Side of Kimora

Kimora Lee Simmons is all grown up, and so is her new high-end contemporary sportswear line, called KLS, launching for fall retailing.

clock February 1, 2007Julee Greenberg

Kooba's self-belted cashmere sweater and leather duffel bag.

Fashion Features

Kooba Brand Adds Apparel to Handbags

Abby Held has more than just handbags on her mind.

clock February 1, 2007Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Fall’s Mixed Palette

Top 10 Pantone colors chosen by designers for fall 2007.

clock February 1, 2007Cecily Hall

Fashion Features

Victoria’s Secret Direct’s New Platform for Growth

Victoria’s Secret Direct will adopt a new electronic commerce platform with personalization and interactive features that promise double-digit, top-line sales growth.

clock February 1, 2007Denise Power

Fashion Features

Hue, Tracy Reese Collaborate on Guest Designer Line

Legwear makers typically find themselves in limbo during fashion week.

clock February 1, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Sharon Stone in Dior.

Other

Screen Test

Fashion week began two days early as hordes of starlets and models descended upon the Tribeca Grand and the Gramercy Park Hotel on Tuesday night for the Cinema Society and Calvin Klein’s screening and after party for “Factory Girl.”

clock February 1, 2007WWD Staff

Other

The Untouchable

Over the course of his career, David Mamet has written 24 screenplays, ranging from “The Spanish Prisoner” to “Wag the Dog.”

clock February 1, 2007Jacob Bernstein

Financial

Cynthia Steffe Taps President

Stacey DiPersia has joined Cynthia Steffe Inc. as president of the brand.

clock February 1, 2007Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Bush Seeks Trade Promotion Authority Extension

President Bush asked Congress on Wednesday to extend his ability to make trade deals without amendments from lawmakers, and Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. defended the administration’s fi scal and trade policies with China.

clock February 1, 2007Kristi Ellis

Essentialist

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Spring bags from Michael Kors featured in The Walk campaign.

Business

Michael Kors Reprises ‘The Walk’ Street-Style Handbag Campaign

clock 10hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies