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BREAKING: Consuelo Castiglioni to Leave Marni

Francesco Risso will become creative director of the label.

clock 4hLuisa Zargani


British Designer Richard Nicoll Dies at 39

The designer had most recently been freelancing after running his own label and working at Cerruti and Jack Wills.

clock 4hPatty Huntington


Reebok Names Steinbruck Creative Director

The designer has worked for Ellie Saab, Porsche Design and Kenneth Cole.

clock 8hJean E. Palmieri

Yohji’s ‘Coming Soon’: Designer Joins the Rush to Launch Second Lines

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Even esoteric designers like Yohji Yamamoto are joing the contemporary stampede. Yamamoto is launching his youngest, most affordable offering yet, called Coming Soon.

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Prestige Cosmetics' mineral eye shadows.

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Critical Mass: Prestige Cosmetics Enters Mineral Fray

Tom Winarick, vice president of Prestige Cosmetics, is quick to admit the retail business doesn’t need every line emerging from the current flood of mineral makeups.

clock September 14, 2007Faye Brookman

Anastasia C. Ayala in her spa Pure Aesthetics/Pure Wellness.

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Pampering on a Local Scale: Ex-Coty Exec Opens L.A. Spa

Anastasia C. Ayala’s resume reads like a list of the world’s top beauty companies.

clock September 14, 2007Rachel Brown


Liz Claiborne Decides Future of Moderate Brands

Liz Claiborne Inc. has completed Phase One of its strategic review. Now onto Phase Two.

clock September 14, 2007Whitney Beckett

Francesco Trapani


Bulgari Profits Leap 32% in Half

Despite higher investments and promotional expenses, Bulgari SpA posted double-digit profit growth in the first half and forecast continued sales momentum for the rest of the year.

clock September 14, 2007Amanda Kaiser


Richemont’s Rupert Sees Opportunities

Johann Rupert, executive chairman of Compagnie Financière Richemont, said Thursday the company would weather the current storm in financial markets.

clock September 14, 2007Samantha Conti

Sundari's body care products.

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Sundari Broadens Holistic Approach

Protecting the hair, skin and body from environmental factors will be a dominant theme in a line of new products that the ayurvedic-inspired brand Sundari is planning to launch next year.

clock September 14, 2007Kavita Daswani

Current items from Physicians Formula.

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Physicians Formula’s Green Frontier

Physicians Formula, the company that ignited the mineral makeup trend in the mass market two years ago, is bent on blazing another new trail: organic makeup.

clock September 14, 2007Molly Prior

Fruits & Passion's new Boston Store.

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Fruits & Passion Raising U.S. Profile

French Canadian company Fruits & Passion will launch an aggressive expansion plan over the next few months, opening stores across the U.S. and updating the brand’s look with a new logo.

clock September 14, 2007Michelle Edgar

Tinsley Mortimer


Memo Pad: Diary of a Dot-com Fashionista… Double Vision… New at Time Inc….

Between a two-day taxi strike to kick off fashion week and the now-mythic two-hour delay for the start of the Marc Jacobs show, the bloggers had plenty to discuss during this New York season.

clock September 14, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: No Show… Lady Luck… British Invasion…

Emanuel Ungaro, which parted ways with designer Peter Dundas in July, will forego the catwalk during Paris Fashion Week and has canceled its scheduled Oct. 4 outing.

clock September 14, 2007WWD Staff

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Dillard’s Pressed for Sustainability Reports

Shareholders are pushing Dillard’s Inc. to release sustainability reports on environmental, social and governance performance.

clock September 14, 2007Vicki M. Young


Herve Martin Heads to Baccarat

Trading leather for crystal, industry veteran Hervé Martin has been named chief operating officer at Baccarat and charged with spearheading its global expansion.

clock September 14, 2007Miles Socha


Speculation Surrounding Clarins Intensifies

A tempest in a teapot.

clock September 14, 2007Jennifer Weil


Ryan Berman Leaves Giorgio Armani

Bridget Ryan Berman has resigned as chief executive of Giorgio Armani Corp., WWD has learned.

clock September 14, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

DVF Reaches Out to Marc

First thing Thursday morning, Diane von Furstenberg phoned Marc Jacobs to plead with him to continue to show in New York, but said she understands his frustrations with the earlier-than-usual schedule this season.

clock September 14, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg


In Brief: Old Navy CFO… Nexcen and Li & Fung Partner

A Gap Inc. spokeswoman confirmed that John Luttrell will join Old Navy as chief financial officer effective Oct. 1, assuming responsibility for the finance and real estate divisions.

clock September 14, 2007WWD Staff

Yohji Yamamoto

Fashion Features

Yohji’s ‘Coming Soon’: Designer Joins the Rush To Launch Second Lines

Even esoteric designers like Yohji Yamamoto are joining the contemporary stampede.

clock September 14, 2007Miles Socha and Akira Miura

Arts & People: The Iraq War at Home

Paul Haggis is no stranger to dark themes

clock September 14, 2007WWD Staff

Kristin Davis

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Ahava Signs Davis as Spokeswoman

Emmy-nominated “Sex and the City” star Kristin Davis has joined Ahava to become the Israel-based beauty company’s first celebrity spokeswoman.

clock September 14, 2007Michelle Edgar


Brady, Greco Team Up, Form Consulting Firm

Robert Brady and Alan S. Greco, two top fragrance industry veterans, have teamed up to form a consulting firm. Called Beauty Management Group, it is based in Jersey City, N.J.

clock September 14, 2007Pete Born

A selection of Cosmetique Bio Anne Fontaine items.

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Anne Fontaine’s Move Into Beauty

Anne Fontaine — the doyenne of the white shirt — has gotten into beauty.

clock September 14, 2007Jennifer Weil

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Mary Kay Opens Office in India

Mary Kay Cosmetics said Wednesday it will open a new subsidiary, Mary Kay Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd., in India.

clock September 14, 2007Michelle Edgar

Robert M. Amen and Dan Brestle

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A $2.2 Million Night for the DreamBall

Dreams came true for Look Good, Feel Better on Monday evening.

clock September 14, 2007Julie Naughton

Michele Scannavini

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Chloe, Coty Chart Fragrance Growth

In today’s launch-a-minute fragrance world, Chloe has been a turtle, introducing a grand total of two fragrances since the arrival of its first scent, Chloe Classique, back in 1973.

clock September 14, 2007Miles Socha and Jennifer Weil

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Renewed Energy For Tina Bornstein

Beauty entrepreneur Cristina Bornstein is busy reinventing herself on the Internet with plans to launch an instructional health and lifestyle Web site.

clock September 14, 2007Pete Born

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Novexpert’s Aim: Blend Science, Nature

Marrying scientific know-how with natural ingredients was the idea behind Novexpert, a skin care brand due to launch in France in November.

clock September 14, 2007Ellen Groves


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