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Speculation Grows About Baker's Chase for Neiman's

A deal to sell the Dallas-based luxury chain would be difficult to execute.

clock 20hDavid Moin

Fashion

Inside Giorgio Armani's Chic Spring Collection

Dubbing his collection ‘Charmani,’ Giorgio Armani’s spring line radiated a chic charm that felt fresh and alluring.

clock September 23, 2016Bridget Foley

Fashion

Versace Rethinks Ath-leisure for Spring 2017

Donatella Versace played an athletic hand for the win for spring.

clock September 24, 2016Jessica Iredale

Little Diversity in Fashion: African-Americans Bemoan Their Absence in Industry

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Overview

Is there discrimination in the fashion business? "You bet," was the consensus at the panel discussion addressing the dearth of black models in fashion, with Naomi Campbell, Iman, Liya Kebede and Bethann Hardison leading the charge.

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Fashion Features

Chinese Art Attracting Global Eyes

If there was ever any question whether the red-hot market surrounding contemporary Chinese art was fact or fiction, the recently staged art fair ShContemporary put the hype to the test last weekend.

clock September 17, 2007Andrew Yang

Fashion Features

Gallery Owner’s Goal: East Meets West

For the last 15 years, Pearl Lam, the mercurial socialite and art world patron, has presided over Contrasts, the gallery that exhibited an impressive roster of Chinese artists well before their current popularity.

clock September 17, 2007Andrew Yang

Financial

Debt, Equity Financing Question Becoming More Difficult

In the current economic environment companies exploring their options now may soon have a more difficult time choosing between debt or equity financing

clock September 17, 2007Vicki M. Young

Financial

Leeds’ Two Distinguished Careers

What does a businessman do after a career that culminates as the chief executive officer of a major apparel manufacturer that launched a famous designer, got caught up in a bloody junk bond takeover battle?

clock September 17, 2007Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Vicki M. Young

Financial

Analysts Foresee So-So Holiday Sales Season

Holiday spending may mirror back-to-school trends, surging late in the season.

clock September 17, 2007Jeanine Poggi

Financial

An Executive Take on Factoring’s Global Future

J. Michael Stanley, managing director at Rosenthal & Rosenthal Inc.’s factoring division, one of the country’s larger factoring firms, knows the ins and outs of the apparel business.

clock September 17, 2007Liza Casabona

Retail Features

Bergdorf’s Opens Fifth-Floor Boutique

Bergdorf Goodman has opened a new accessories in-store shop concept on its contemporary floor, 5F, which features brands such as Marc by Marc Jacobs, Theory and Rebecca Taylor.

clock September 17, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Taryn Rose Cuts a New Path With Gemesis

Almost 10 years after leaping from orthopedics to footwear design, Taryn Rose compares her feverish pace with that of a surgeon.

clock September 17, 2007Rachel Brown

Retail Features

De Grisogono Signs with Saks

Fine jeweler de Grisogono has given Saks Fifth Avenue its ring.

clock September 17, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Lingerie Breaks Out of the Boudoir

Innerwear as outerwear is a firmly entrenched fashion look, but this year’s Lyon, Mode City proved there are plenty of permutations left in the trend.

clock September 17, 2007Karyn Monget

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Total Exposure… Donatella Really Works…

Marc Jacobs is clearly proud of his bod — and bares it all again in the latest edition of Visionaire.

clock September 17, 2007WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Clarins Bursts Sale Speculation Bubble…

During the presentation of Groupe Clarins’ first-half profits for financial analysts Friday, company executives fielded numerous questions.

clock September 17, 2007Jennifer Weil

Financial

Murray to Head Two Nautica Lines

Liz Claiborne Inc. alums Denise Seegal and Karen Murray have reunited at VF Sportswear Inc.

clock September 17, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

Rodeo Walk to Honor Galanos

James Galanos set up a Los Angeles workshop in 1951 from which he created elegant evening confections that sheathed a Who’s Who of political, entertainment and social figures.

clock September 17, 2007Rachel Brown

Retail Features

Gant Flagship Reopens on Fifth Ave.

After a four-month hiatus, Gant’s global flagship at 645 Fifth Avenue reopens today.

clock September 17, 2007Whitney Beckett

Financial

Robert J. Wichser to Oversee Yucaipa’s Fashion Portfolio

Robert J. Wichser, president and chief executive officer of Sean John, has been named a principal at The Yucaipa Cos. LLC, the private equity firm that holds a stake in the urban fashion brand.

clock September 17, 2007David Lipke

Financial

August Apparel, Accessories Sales Slip 0.1%

August sales at apparel and accessories stores fell a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent compared with July, and department stores reported a 0.2 percent drop.

clock September 17, 2007Evan Clark

Financial

Ballestrazzi to U.S. Armani Post

Giorgio Armani SpA has tapped former Gianni Versace SpA executive Daniele Ballestrazzi to be acting chief operating officer of its U.S. subsidiary Giorgio Armani Corp., effective immediately.

clock September 17, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Jil Sander’s First-Half Loss Hits $6.3M

Unexpected costs and logistical snags hit Jil Sander AG’s first-half results, but executives stressed the company is close to breaking even.

clock September 17, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

In Brief: CFDA Plus D&A…

The Council of Fashion Designers of America has established a new initiative with the D&A trade show to give two CFDA members a booth at D&A each season.

clock September 17, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Revving Up

Sporty shapes and bursts of tropical color light up London.

clock September 17, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Mayfair Memories… Menkes Fires Backs…

“There were days when I could barely afford to shop in Mayfair!” said a nostalgic Diane von Furstenberg, who will open her second central London store today on Bruton Street in Mayfair

clock September 17, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Little Diversity in Fashion: African-Americans Bemoan Their Absence in Industry

Is there discrimination in the fashion business?

clock September 17, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Where Were the Black Models?

The dominance of white models in last week’s New York fashion shows wasn’t lost on attendees.

clock September 17, 2007WWD Staff

Essentialist

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The candidates and their families wear George W. Bush-era fashions, conjuring adversarial, provocative styles that could emerge during either party’s administration: From left to right: Chelsea Clinton as Paris Hilton, Hillary Clinton in Juicy Couture, Bill Clinton as Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Melania Trump as Avril Lavigne, and Ivanka and Donald Trump as Britney Spears and Kevin Federline.

Fashion

Could the Election Be Good for Fashion?

clock 20hMisty White Sidell

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