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Taking luxury — and event marketing — to an audacious new summit, Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld on Friday staged a sunset fashion show atop the Great Wall of China, capped off with giant double-F logos project onto neighboring mountains.

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Wakako Kishimoto and Mark Eley

Fashion Features

New Artistic Directors at Cacharel

Cacharel, known for its spirited contemporary sportswear, has replaced one London designer couple with another.

clock October 22, 2007Robert Murphy

Diane Hamilton

Fashion Features

Brooks Bros. Taps Hamilton

Brooks Brothers has a second-in-command to help the upscale chain grow and sustain its tradition. Diane Hamilton has joined the chain in the newly created position of president and COO, reporting to Claudio Del Vecchio, chairman and CEO.

clock October 22, 2007David Moin


In Brief: Brag Honorees… Dallas Fashion Week Canceled

Paying homage to high achievers in the beauty business, the Black Retail Action Group Inc., known as BRAG, will honor supermodel Naomi Campbell; John Demsey, and Joe L. Dudley…

clock October 22, 2007WWD Staff

Christian Louboutin in Oswald B with Ashley Olsen in a sweater by The Row and jacket by Elizabeth and James, both her lines.


Frock and Roll

“The more hair spray the better,” urged Princess Beatrice as she was being coiffed before Swarovski Fashion Rocks Thursday night, alongside Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig at London’s Baglioni Hotel.

clock October 22, 2007WWD Staff

Diane von Furstenberg and Marie-Josee Croze

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Hire Up… Pretty In Pink… Home Sweet Home…

Alessandra Facchinetti is settling into the pilot’s seat at Valentino and wasting no time in building up the design team.

clock October 22, 2007WWD Staff

Michelle Monaghan in Ralph Lauren.


Ralph Signs In

Bergdorf Goodman held its first party for Ralph Lauren Thursday night. Perhaps making up for lost time, the store not only devoted all of its major Fifth Avenue windows to the designer, but also rolled out the purple carpet…

clock October 22, 2007Amy Wicks


Memo Pad: Dior’s Triumvirate… Just Give Us the Ads… Web Focused

Jessica Stam is to appear in the Christian Dior campaign once again, according to an industry source. But this time, she’ll be joined by fellow Canadian model Coco Rocha, plus the up-and-coming Polish model Kasia Struss.

clock October 22, 2007WWD Staff

Ken Natori

Fashion Features

Natori at 30: Layering on the Luxe

Approaching its 30th anniversary, the Natori Co. and its portfolio of expanding brands is embarking on a new era of glamour and luxury in lingerie.

clock October 22, 2007Karyn Monget

Brian Reyes' kimono.

Fashion Features

Designer Kimonos Up for Auction

For Josie Natori, marking 30 years in business means honoring the past to consider the future.

clock October 22, 2007David Moin

Visuals from Josie Natori's first book.


‘The Art of Natori’ Focuses on Luxury

Josie Natori was the star at two book signing parties in Manhattan for her first book, “The Art of Natori” (Glitterati), Tuesday at Bergdorf Goodman and Thursday at the Rizzoli bookstore on West 57th Street.

clock October 22, 2007Karyn Monget

Laurence Graff in his younger days.


The Story Behind Graff’s Diamonds

Laurence Graff may hail from London’s East End, but his personal story could easily be the telling of the American dream.

clock October 22, 2007Samantha Conti

De Grisogono's new Tokyo boutique.


De Grisogono Opens Shop in Tokyo

De Grisogono has set up shop in Japan in a bid to grow its business across the globe. The $300 million Swiss jewelry firm on Thursday celebrated the opening of its 14th boutique worldwide in the Peninsula Tokyo hotel.

clock October 22, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Rafe for Chevy collection.


Findings: Etienne’s Eyes… Car Parts… Foreva and Eva

This spring, it’s all about a new pair of shades. Just in time, Etienne Aigner is launching eyewear under license with Fantas-Eyes…

clock October 22, 2007WWD Staff

An advertorial supporting Biotherm's repositioning.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: L’Oreal Touts Biotherm Rebranding

L’Oreal hopes its 50-year-old Biotherm brand will become the top-selling treatment brand globally following a repositioning set to begin later this year.

clock October 22, 2007Ellen Groves


Canadian Retailers Stay Firm on Prices

Canadian retailers have no plans to reduce prices for the holiday season, even though an industry report suggests a strong Canadian dollar is luring more cross-border shoppers.

clock October 22, 2007Brian Dunn


Zumiez’s Stock Price Outperforms Competitors

Zumiez Inc. is skating past the competition by settling into a profitable niche. The board sports retailer has managed to garner a 44 percent gain in stock price for the year-to-date period, despite the sluggish performance of specialty retailers,…

clock October 22, 2007Jeanine Poggi


Steve Madden Readies To Woo Possible Suitors

Steven Madden Ltd. said it was approached by “third parties” who were interested in acquiring the company. The company did not name the firm or firms involved, but…

clock October 22, 2007WWD Staff


Spitzer Expected Charity Event Speaker

Kids In Distressed Situations Inc. and its partner charity Fashion Delivers is expected to announce today that New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer will deliver the keynote address at this year’s annual fund-raising gala on Nov. 27 at The Pierre New York Hotel.

clock October 22, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Features

Design Gets Its Due at Cooper-Hewitt Gala

Individualistic design, from how a person dresses to Space Age-type buildings and artists’ takes on textiles, was celebrated at Thursday’s National Design Awards at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in Manhattan.

clock October 22, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Puma's Reality Bag.

Fashion Features

Puma’s Artistic Side: Bag to Benefit Gallery

Art and commerce have joined forces again, this time in the shape of a limited edition handbag produced by Puma and “curated” by London’s Serpentine Gallery.

clock October 22, 2007Samantha Conti

Linda Loudermilk

Fashion Features

Golden State

As the sun set on Los Angeles Fashion Week, high-minded eco-fashion statements shared the stage with Cali partygirl staples.

clock October 22, 2007WWD Staff

Karl Lagerfeld, flanked by his ladies in red.

Fashion Features

Fendi Conquers the Wall

Taking luxury – and event marketing – to an audacious new summit, Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld on Friday staged a sunset fashion show atop the Great Wall of…

clock October 22, 2007Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Cruise Role Gets Armani Touch

Giorgio Armani loves connecting to the acting world.

clock October 22, 2007Alessandra Ilari


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