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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

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Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

clock 8hAllison Collins and Evan Clark

Business

Supreme Court Decision Seen as Blow to Fashion Designers

The court's ruling in favor of Samsung in its battle with Apple could weaken patent protection for fashion designs.

clock 8hKristi Ellis

Fashion Intrigue in Italy: Jockeying for Position In the World of Valentino

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Overview

Valentino seems to have survived the latest power play for control of his parent company — and now he could be poised for a power play of his own.

From This Issue

Tyte's mission is to create a contemporary denim look at a junior price.

Fashion Features

Putting the Luxe in Junior Jeans

Some may think that when it comes to a pair of jeans, the junior shopper wants the impossible – a premium product for $29.99.

clock May 24, 2007Julee Greenberg

The Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am is collaborating with Antik Denim on i.am Antik, to be launched next spring.

Fashion Features

Premium Loses Some Panache in L.A.

The fashion face-off between jeans and dresses couldn’t be defined better than the meeting between Christina Lewis and Maureen Cheong.

clock May 24, 2007WWD Staff

David Bogdenoff wears his multipaneled jeans in his Los Angeles studio.

Fashion Features

Bogdenoff: A Case Study in Breaking In

It’s a routine familiar to any aspiring actress in Tinseltown – shuffling to meetings clutching a flip book filled with glossy photographs and praying that someone will give her a break.

clock May 24, 2007WWD Staff

The denim industry's heady days of double-digit growth have faded.

Fashion Features

By the Numbers

The denim industry’s heady days of double-digit growth have faded, but confidence among those who make and sell it hasn’t waned.

clock May 24, 2007Ross Tucker

Denim Jeans

Fashion Features

Inside

AG Adriano Goldschmied’s cotton denim jacket, Meltin’ Pot’s cotton blouse, Lola Faturoti’s nylon and polyester skirt and Kova & T’s latex leggings. John hat; The Jack Rabbit Collection belt; Comme des Garcons shoes.

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Levi's

Fashion Features

All Caught Up in Blue

The top 12 denim brands ranked by customer loyalty

clock May 24, 2007Cecily Hall

From left: Cotton and Cordura from Uco Fabrics Co.; cotton and Lycra spandex with aloe vera from Invista Applied Research Center; cotton and CoolMax from Cone Denim; lyocell and cotton from Tejidos Royo; cotton, polyester and stainless steel from...

Fashion Features

Mixed Medium

We are living in a material world, so mills have to try just as hard as designers to stay on top of the trends.

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Interior views of the remodeled Gas store.

Fashion Features

Gas Goes Modern With Chelsea Store

Gas, the Italian denim and sportswear brand, opened its revamped London flagship last week as part of the latest step in its global retail expansion.

clock May 24, 2007Nina Jones

Silvia Buziol

Fashion Features

Replay’s Next Act

Images of James Dean and Fifties Americana were among the inspirations from which the late Claudio Buziol drew when he launched Italian denim and contemporary label Replay in 1978 at the age of 21.

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William Murcia, a HADS development coordinator, and Frederic Guy.

Fashion Features

Jersey Washhouse Lures 7th Avenue

In a roundabout way, denim designers located in the Northeastern U.S. have two apparel industry titans and their legal wrangling against each other to thank for the emergence of one of the region’s only wash and development facilities.

clock May 24, 2007Ross Tucker

A customer tries on a pair of Cons jeans, a Turkish label, at the brand's store in Istanbul.

Fashion Features

Turkey Takes to the Global Stage

When Turkey began to covet the jeans of visiting U.S. servicemen after World War II, nobody thought these all-American products could be made here with any success.

clock May 24, 2007Suna Erdem

Gilles Richardiere at Le Temps des Cerises' headquarters in Marseille.

Fashion Features

Marseille Builds on Denim Legacy

Cowboys may have made them stylish, but if it weren’t for the sleepy town of Nimes, France, also known as “de Nimes” or “denim,” jeans would never have become the true-blue fashion success story.

clock May 24, 2007Emilie Marsh

A look from Silver.

Fashion Features

Tides of Production Shift Toward Asia

Still king of the blue jeans hill with more than 20 percent of the import market, Mexico is rapidly losing ground to countries such as China, Indonesia and Pakistan as they expand their production prowess in the area.

clock May 24, 2007Evan Clark

Target said net income jumped 17.5 percent to $651 million.

Financial

Target Net Gains 17.5% in Qtr.

Target Corp. on Wednesday posted first-quarter results that beat Wall Street’s expectations by 4 cents on a strong sales gain.

clock May 24, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

Abercrombie & Fitch Sales Increase 12.9%

Despite a tough spring season for apparel retailers, Abercrombie & Fitch posted a 6.9 percent earnings gain for the first quarter on a 12.9 percent sales increase.

clock May 24, 2007Liza Casabona

Financial

Dillard’s Income Drops 30%

Dillard’s Inc. on Wednesday posted a 30 percent decline in first-quarter earnings on a 3.9 percent sales decline.

clock May 24, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

Limited Earnings Slide

Limited Brands Inc. reported first-quarter results Wednesday that included a steep earnings decline, and said the second quarter will be challenging – especially for the company’s Victoria’s Secret business.

clock May 24, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Talbots chairman, president and chief executive officer, Arnold B. Zetcher.

Financial

Retailers Post Improved Results, Talbots Lower

Although Talbots Inc. delivered disappointing results Wednesday, Tween Brands Inc. and Ross Stores Inc. posted strong results, while The Wet Seal Inc. swung to a profit from a loss.

clock May 24, 2007Vicki M. Young

The interior of the Alice + Olivia store on Mott Street.

Retail

Bendet’s Retail Gambit

Stacey Bendet has big ambitions in retail.

clock May 24, 2007Julee Greenberg

Yoanna House on the cover of Metrostyle.

Retail

PPR’s Redcats USA Targets Trendy-Minded Customers

Redcats USA is on the prowl for trendier shoppers.

clock May 24, 2007Rusty Williamson

Eva Mendes in Versace with Naomi Campbell.

People

Mediterranean Melee

Eden Roc was the site of back-to-back parties Monday and Tuesday nights – first a dinner hosted by French Elle and sponsored by Dior on the lower balcony, and then a bash thrown by de Grisogono’s Fawaz Gruosi.

clock May 24, 2007WWD Staff

Media

Blink of an Eye

Some leading ladies get to star opposite Hollywood hunks. But for her role in Julian Schnabel’s “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” which premiered Tuesday in Cannes, Canadian actress Marie-Josee Croze got to interact with an imaginary eye.

clock May 24, 2007Katya Foreman

Media

Lucky Number

“I was the only game in town. I was it,” says Ellen Barkin of her role as Abigail Sponder, right-hand woman to Al Pacino’s hotel magnate in “Ocean’s 13,” which premieres in Cannes tonight.

clock May 24, 2007Marcy Medina

Financial

In Brief: Madewell East… ICSC Hot Retail Winners…Bui News

Madewell opened its first store on the East Coast this week at The Mall at Short Hills, in New Jersey.

clock May 24, 2007WWD Staff

Valentino hard at work: At the Costume Institute gala with Jennifer Garner

Fashion Features

Jockeying for Position In the World of Valentino

Valentino seems to have survived the latest power play for control of his parent company – and now he could be poised for a power play of his own.

clock May 24, 2007WWD Staff

Calvin Klein's splash in Tokyo included projecting the brand's logo onto the facade of the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery.

Fashion Features

Calvin Klein Opens Beijing Store

Calvin Klein Inc. is continuing its Far Eastern push.

clock May 24, 2007Lisa Movius

Fashion Features

Patrick Robinson to Lead Design Elements at The Gap

The San Francisco-based retailer announced Wednesday that Robinson has been named to oversee all elements of design for women’s and men’s apparel.

clock May 24, 2007Emili Vesilind and Rachel Brown

Lacroix's designs for La Redoute's fall catalogue include clothes, furniture and home decor items.

Fashion Features

Lacroix Unveils New Lines for La Redoute

“In design, you always have to connect with real life,” Christian Lacroix said Wednesday while unveiling his new range of clothes and home furnishings for French catalogue giant La Redoute.

clock May 24, 2007Miles Socha and Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

D&G Boutiques to Better Reflect Brand

A year after Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana re-acquired control of their D&G line from IT Holding, the designers are mapping out big plans for the brand.

clock May 24, 2007Alessandra Ilari

Josh Holloway in one of the ads.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Davidoff Cool Water Campaign to Feature Holloway

Coty Inc. plans to crank up the heat for its Davidoff Cool Water fragrance franchise this summer, when an advertising campaign featuring actor Josh Holloway hits screens and magazines.

clock May 24, 2007Brid Costello

Scarlett Johansson in Louis Vuitton's fall-winter advertising campaign.

Media

Memo Pad: Scarlett Mark Two… Not For Sale… Yurman’s New Face

For her sequel as the face of another Louis Vuitton campaign, Scarlett Johansson played a role with which she’s extremely familiar.

clock May 24, 2007WWD Staff

Form

Fashion Features

Who’s Got Style?

Leave it to hyperkinetic stylist-cum-TV personality Robert Verdi to shake things up at the annual Gen Art Styles 2007 design competition on Tuesday.

clock May 24, 2007Venessa Lau

Mary Phipps

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: In Their Own Style… Hit List… Changes A Foot…

With New York partygoers deeply embroiled in the heart of a heavy social season that has turned into a serious case of deja vu.

clock May 24, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

U.S., China Fail to Resolve Currency Issues

U.S. and Chinese officials completed two days of economic talks here Wednesday without a breakthrough on the issue of China’s currency controls, leading to renewed threats from Congress to pass legislation intended to restrict trade.

clock May 24, 2007Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Financial

PacSun Drops Interim From CEO’s Title

Struggling with declining profits, mall-based retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. announced at its annual shareholders meeting Wednesday that Sally Frame Kasaks has been named chairman and chief executive officer.

clock May 24, 2007Emili Vesilind

Sunsights

Fashion Features

Solstice Spins Off Lower-Priced Concept

Solstice is spinning off a new retail concept dedicated to selling slightly lower-priced brand-name eyewear called Sunsights by Solstice.

clock May 24, 2007Sophia Chabbott

A runway look by Sandra Backlund.

Fashion Features

A New Crop in Hyères

Christian Lacroix reckons the latest crop of aspiring designers are arming themselves with both sartorial flair and business savvy.

clock May 24, 2007Emilie Marsh

Shiloh Jolie Pitt sporting Lit'l Earnie Hutch jeans from Earnest Sewn.

Fashion Features

Babes in Denimland

Some of today’s best known-denim brands are going gaga for babies and kids.

clock May 24, 2007Cecily Hall

Michael Egeck

Fashion Features

Egeck Rebuilds Seven For All Mankind

Michael Egeck is looking to put Seven For All Mankind back on an even keel and he knows he has his work cut out for him.

clock May 24, 2007Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Japanese Mills Look to Fuel Growth

The Japanese Denim market is heating up after a slow 2006, and fabric manufacturers are looking to keep the momentum going by focusing on innovation.

clock May 24, 2007Tsukasa Furukawa

Pepe Jeans opened a store on Carnaby Street in 2001, and moved to another location on the street last year.

Fashion Features

Carnaby Gets Its Cool Back

London’s Carnaby Street has shrugged off its reputation as a purveyor of tired tourist shops peddling Union Jack paraphernalia and transformed itself into a destination for denim and streetwear.

clock May 24, 2007Nina Jones

Nicola Bardelle launched Jacob Cohen in 2003.

Fashion Features

Diving Into the Family Business

Tato Bardelle dressed countless young teenagers with his hip Americanino and Outsider jeans in the Eighties here. Now his son, Nicola, is edging himself into the business with his Jacob Cohen brand.

clock May 24, 2007Luisa Zargani

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