Kering Shareholders Approve Puma Spin-off

clock 1hMimosa Spencer


SMCP Q1 Sales Up 11.9% Lifted by Brisk Growth Abroad

clock 11hMimosa Spencer


The Fur Debate

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Giammetti’s Refrain: Valentino Fete in July Not a Long Goodbye

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Don't get ready to say arrivederci to Valentino just yet.

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Fetish's distressed leather trenchcoat.

Fashion Features

Eve Gives Fetish Another Try

Eve is back and she still has the same fetish for clothes.

clock June 14, 2007Julee Greenberg


Gap Set for International Expansion

Gap Inc. said Wednesday it will boost its overseas fleet with two new franchise partners signed on to launch Gap and Banana Republic stores in Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

clock June 14, 2007David Moin

Consuelo Zoelly

Fashion Features

Zoelly Raises Curtain

Denim designer Consuelo Zoelly has a flair for the dramatic.

clock June 14, 2007Emilie Marsh

Looks from Calvin Klein Jeans' new plus-sized offerings.

Fashion Features

Calvin Klein Jeans Addresses Plus-Sized Needs

Calvin Klein Jeans wants to tap into an underserved consumer segment by expanding into the plus-sized market.

clock June 14, 2007Ross Tucker

Views of Chip & Pepper's Newport Beach store.


Chip & Pepper Ramps Up Retail

Chip & Pepper has opened its second retail location at Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach, Calif.

clock June 14, 2007Victoria J. Chin

Ann Dexter-Jones gets down with a dancer.


Dancing With the Stars

Summer may be near, but the social set hasn’t decamped to the Hamptons for good just yet.

clock June 14, 2007WWD Staff

Týa Leoni


License to Kill

“It’s always a good way to get a job when a knight calls you for work,” jokes Tea Leoni.

clock June 14, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

Times Square

Fashion Features

I’ll Take Manhattan

New York’s top retail corridors ranked by their changes in average asking rents per square foot.

clock June 14, 2007Cecily Hall

Fashion Features

In Brief: EU-China Trade Talk… Beyers Leaves Richemont… Puma Board

European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said Tuesday that the EU will continue to monitor textile market developments after the import quotas on 10 categories of Chinese textiles and apparel, imposed in June 2005, are removed at the end of…

clock June 14, 2007WWD Staff

Bill Clinton and John Demsey

Fashion Features

MAC AIDS Fund Donates $1.25M

“We look like the sales force,” cracked former president Bill Clinton, posing with John Demsey, Leonard Lauder and Nancy Mahon after receiving a $1.25 million check for his foundation’s Caribbean HIV/AIDS initiative from the MAC AIDS Fund on Wednesday.

clock June 14, 2007Julie Naughton and Pete Born


Industry Sales See Rise in May

Consumers largely brushed off higher gas prices last month, driving up seasonally adjusted specialty store sales 2.7 percent, compared with April, as department stores registered a 1.3 percent rise.

clock June 14, 2007Evan Clark


Treasury’s Lack of Action on China Leads to New Move in Congress

Amid rising pressure from Congress, the Treasury Department on Wednesday stopped short of accusing China of currency manipulation, but urged the trade giant to take more decisive steps to change its policies.

clock June 14, 2007Kristi Ellis


Janice Sullivan Tapped for Narciso

In its first major executive move at Narciso Rodriguez since buying a 50 percent stake last month, Liz Claiborne Inc. has named Janice Sullivan as president of the designer firm.

clock June 14, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Ribeiro and Clements Depart From Cacharel

Cacharel, the French fashion firm known for its spirited contemporary sportswear, has parted ways with Inacio Ribeiro and Suzanne Clements, its artistic directors of the last seven years, WWD has learned.

clock June 14, 2007Robert Murphy and Samantha Conti

Baron Guy de Rothschild

Fashion Features

Family Scion Baron Guy de Rothschild, 98

Baron Guy de Rothschild, the patriarch of the Rothschild family here who, with his late wife Marie-Helene, threw some of the most lavish balls of the last…

clock June 14, 2007Robert Murphy

Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti

Fashion Features

Valentino Fete in July Not a Long Goodbye

Don’t get ready to say arrivederci to Valentino just yet.

clock June 14, 2007Luisa Zargani and Amanda Kaiser


Movement Afoot at Jones, Barneys

Jones Apparel Group Inc. on Wednesday tapped a senior group retail executive with no mention of Barneys New York, suggesting a change in ownership for the upscale retailer could be imminent.

clock June 14, 2007Vicki M. Young and Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Hermes Sets Design Prize

Hermes International said Wednesday it will establish a new European design prize for travel and home objects.

clock June 14, 2007WWD Staff

Constance Marie modeling her new line.

Fashion Features

Constance Marie Line Focuses On Affordability and Right Fit

Actress Constance Marie wants her new line to be affordable to women on real budgets and flattering on women with real bodies.

clock June 14, 2007Whitney Beckett

Gisele in an Aquascutum ad.

Fashion Features

Aquascutum Goes Vintage for U.S. Return

Aquascutum will make its comeback in the U.S. market with a limited edition collection of coats and trenches inspired by designs from the Thirties through the Fifties.

clock June 14, 2007Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Black And White… Over and Out

Veteran designer Joanna Mastroianni and her photographer beau, Gideon Lewin, hosted a 90th birthday party for legendary fashion photographer Lillian Bassman Tuesday night.

clock June 14, 2007WWD Staff

Nicholas Coleridge, Anna Wintour and Jay Fielden.


Memo Pad: Bye, Bye, Rachael… Nick’s Night… Young Pups

There’s been another personnel shake-up at Reader’s Digest Association, but this time it’s on the editorial side.

clock June 14, 2007WWD Staff


Inditex Lists 33% Earnings Gain

Inditex, the Spanish retailer that runs the Zara chain, on Wednesday said store openings and better stock control combined to drive first-quarter net income ahead 33 percent.

clock June 14, 2007Robert Murphy


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