Juicy Couture opened its first flagship here Friday on North Rodeo Drive, and co-founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor intend to infuse the legendary shopping street with a shot of youth and fun.
Models in vintage Playboy bunny outfits, Playboy-branded flutes of Champagne and plasma screens showing behind-the-scenes footage of Playboy photo shoots were all in the mix at the opening of the brand’s London store.
The spring-summer edition of Mipel featured trends that ran from large, soft deconstructed looks in bright, fluorescent colors harking back to the Eighties to tiny clutches with silver or gold streaks.
In the current economic environment, where the credit markets are still shaking from the subprime mess, companies exploring their options may soon have a more difficult time choosing between debt or equity financing.
Parents dressing children in their favorite designers has created a generation of uber fashion-savvy tykes who can tell a cashmere blend from 100 percent cashmere and spot the difference between real and fake fur a mile away.
Rugby is ready for a rollout. The younger-skewed and lower-priced retail division of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. currently operates 10 stores in the U.S., but company executives have major plans for expansion both here and abroad.
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• Jean E. Palmieri and Lisa Lockwood
Designer, marketing pioneer, dream-weaver: Ralph Lauren has seen the big picture from Day One. By getting inside his customers’ heads, tapping into their ideals and aspirations, he has created a $4.3 billion global empire that’s as much about reaching…
Ralph Lauren’s women’s business is on course to one day rival his men’s. When Ralph Lauren celebrated his 40th anniversary with a show in Central Park in September, he chose to stage his milestone moment without a single men’s wear look on the runway.
A stable of consistent performers. Despite a rash of new fragrance launches in recent years, the Ralph Lauren Fragrance franchise has maintained a strong presence in the market’s top department store rankings…
A licensing deal with Polo Ralph Lauren can be golden for a manufacturer, as illustrated by the company’s thriving sunglasses and fragrance businesses. But, as the megabrand grows, such deals have become more elusive because the company is bringing…
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)