Not for the Long Haul: Jones, CEO Boneparth Prepare to Split in ’09

No cover image


Peter Boneparth and Jones Apparel Group will be parting company when Boneparth's current contract expires.

From This Issue


Fashion Features

Newly Acquired, Danskin Hits 125

With its name conjuring images of young ballerinas, it may be hard to believe Danskin is 125 years old.

clock April 4, 2007Whitney Beckett

Capezio's new quality seal.

Fashion Features

Capezio Keeps Quality at 120

As Capezio marks 120 years in the dance market, the company wants customers to know it still guarantees its products.

clock April 4, 2007Whitney Beckett

Noelle Reno in her designs.

Fashion Features

Knits Go Glam With Degrees of Freedom

Actress and model Noelle Reno, the fiance of banking heir Matthew Mellon, hopes that her new leisurewear line, Degrees of Freedom, will woo the jet set and those looking for flattering loungewear by bridging the gap between dressing up and dressing down.

clock April 4, 2007Nina Jones

Norma Kamali


Norma Kamali Opens Wellness Cafe Promoting Olive Oil

Norma Kamali invented parachute dresses and sweatshirt clothes, but culinary treats were never high on her agenda.

clock April 4, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Apparel, Textiles: A “Prime” Example of Rapidly Evolving Industry

The apparel and textile industry is wrought with complexities and evolving rapidly, and firms that are flexible and capable of adapting will survive and thrive.

clock April 4, 2007Vicki Rothrock


Fashion Features

International Presence Grows at Japan Fashion Week

Japan Fashion Week showcased 38 collections last month and drew a larger number of foreign press and buyers than in previous seasons, which its organizers hope will boost international awareness of local fashion houses.

clock April 4, 2007Koji Hirano

A Look from Anne Cole.

Fashion Features

Anne Cole at 25: Energy and Youth

Age 25 may be a bit long in the tooth by fashion standards, but swimwear staple Anne Cole is approaching the quarter-century mark with a revamped design team and renewed vigor amid a younger generation of rival swimsuit labels.

clock April 4, 2007Rachel Brown

The new Juicy Couture boutique in Malibu.


Juicy Stakes Claim in Malibu

Juicy Couture has opened a 1,726-square-foot boutique in Malibu, the affluent Southern California beach community that helped put the brand’s signature sweatsuits on the map.

clock April 4, 2007Emili Vesilind

The interior of Tabloid.


West Watch: Margiela Heads West… Oakley’s Design Team… Nick Verreos Goes To Prom…

Maison Martin Margiela plans to open a store in the Beverly Hills area in July, a spokeswoman said.

clock April 4, 2007WWD Staff

The designer area in Holt Renfrew's Toronto store on Bloor Street.

Fashion Features

Holt Renfrew Turns Around H.R. With Tech

Three years into a human resources overhaul, Holt Renfrew reduced turnover by one-third, improved employee satisfaction 14 percent and inspired workers to recommend others for jobs like never before – from four internal referrals in 2004 to 200 per year.

clock April 4, 2007Denise Power

Chantal Roos


Beauty Beat: Chantal Roos Ends an Era at YSL Beauté

Beauty executives here said the departure of Chantal Roos as president and chief executive officer of YSL Beauté marks the end of an era.

clock April 4, 2007Jennifer Weil and Pete Born


Saks Fifth Avenue CFO Resigns

Michael G. Archbold, executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer of Saks Fifth Avenue, has resigned to join Vitamin Shoppe.

clock April 4, 2007WWD Staff


In Brief: Tank Suit Settled

Cartier and Oakley agreed to a final judgment on consent in a trademark lawsuit that was filed last year in Manhattan federal court.

clock April 4, 2007WWD Staff

Peter Boneparth


Not for the Long Haul: Jones, CEO Boneparth Prepare to Split in ’09

Peter Boneparth and Jones Apparel Group will be parting company when Boneparth’s current contract expires.

clock April 4, 2007Vicki M. Young

Jimi Hendrix dress by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.

Fashion Features

De Castelbajac’s Provocative Exhibit

With “Gallierock,” Jean-Charles de Castelbajac sets the stage for a captivating artistic assault at the Galliera fashion museum here.

clock April 4, 2007Emilie Marsh


Memo Pad: Fresh Jane… View From The Top… Fashion Forward…

In her editor’s letter in the April Jane, Brandon Holley cautioned her readers not to “get all up in arms about the changes you’re gonna see in this issue,” because they were spurred by some “forward, smart and insightful” feedback from readers.

clock April 4, 2007WWD Staff

A room in Hotel Bellechasse.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Photo Call… The Lowdown… Green To Stay At Tesco…

Helmut Lang, who has contributed art and imagery to several edgy magazines since exiting fashion two years ago, is taking his point of view on contemporary culture to a larger public.

clock April 4, 2007WWD Staff

Doo-Ri Chung with Stella Tennant in one of her Gap creations.

Fashion Features

Latest Designer Link: Gap Taps Young Talent

Despite plenty of woes, Gap insists it hasn’t lost sight of talent, as it gives three new designers a big break.

clock April 4, 2007David Moin and Rosemary Feitelberg

Penelope Cruz

Fashion Features

Penelope Cruz, Sister to Design Mango Line

Penelope Cruz and her younger, look-alike sister, Monica, will design a 25-piece collection, including accessories, for the Spanish chain Mango.

clock April 4, 2007Barbara Barker

Fashion Features

Brands Fight Online Deluge of Counterfeit Goods

Online sales of counterfeit goods are soaring, and apparel and accessories companies are fighting back.

clock April 4, 2007Cate T. Corcoran

Lacoste Model

Fashion Features

Bits And Bytes

Starting today, Lacoste is holding a modeling contest for the 100 most remarkable avatars on Second Life.

clock April 4, 2007Cate T. Corcoran


Today's Must Read

A relative of a Rana Plaza victim cries at a 2016 memorial created for the garment factory workers.


Abercrombie & Fitch Points to Progress After Student-Led Protests

clock 9hRosemary Feitelberg

Social Studies