Stars Don’t Come Out: Fashion Week L.A. Badly In Need of Buzz

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Reporters for, People and In Style frantically scanned the front row at the Heatherette show in Los Angeles last week looking for major stars to interview. This being the center of the film world was there an Uma? A Nicole? A Julia Roberts?

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The L.A. textile show reported an 8 percent attendance increase.

Fashion Features

Green Movement Shines at L.A. Textile Shows

Designers searched for updates of bestsellers such as metallic finishes and prints as they surveyed a growing number of eco-friendly fabrics at two textile shows here last week.

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Foreign Investment to Rise in 2008

Global foreign direct investment is projected to remain at high levels this year and increase in 2008, especially in emerging Asian countries, a United Nations report said.

clock October 23, 2007John Zarocostas


Report Targets Cotton Subsidies

Removing all farm subsidies and tariffs could result in the global price for cotton increasing 20.8 percent, a World Bank report said.

clock October 23, 2007John Zarocostas

Stella McCartney

Fashion Features

Give ‘Em The Slip

Stella McCartney knows how to keep her balance. And she does it gracefully with her first lingerie collection, which has a subtle sexiness. Here, her slender sequined silk chiffon slip.

clock October 23, 2007Karyn Monget

Marisa Tomei


Funny Face

“I was born in the wrong time,” declares Marisa Tomei as she curls up on a sofa in the Regency Hotel. Dressed in a loose cream blouse, black pants and long dangling necklaces, her Lanvin flats abandoned on the floor, she looks every bit the part of…

clock October 23, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

Marie-Josee Croze


Butterfly Effect

Perhaps the easiest thing about Marie-Josee Croze’s challenging role in “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” was landing the gig.

clock October 23, 2007Constance Droganes

Mia Kirshner


Home Cooking

Jenni Kayne, the quintessential Beverly Hills girl, now has another place to call home – her first retail store in West Hollywood. “

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Bonnie Takhar

Fashion Features

Takhar ‘Rebuilding’ Halston

The pieces of the Halston puzzle are coming together for the relaunch this February. After tapping Marco Zanini as creative director in July, Halston president and chief executive officer Bonnie Takhar has implemented several initiatives to rejuvenate…

clock October 23, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fire burns close to homes off Malibu Canyon Road.


Retail Hit by California Fires

Retailers in Southern California were struggling to cope with wind-driven wildfires that forced the evacuation Monday of at least 250,000 people in San Diego County.

clock October 23, 2007Marcy Medina and Rachel Brown


In Brief: New Roles at Weitzman… Maxmara Show

Eileen Warner has joined Stuart Weitzman in the new role as vice president of handbag sales.

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An Agatha Ruiz de la Prada wedding gown.

Fashion Features

New York Welcomes Spanish Designers

Prominent Spanish designers brought their collections Stateside last week to bolster awareness of Madrid’s budding fashion scene.

clock October 23, 2007Rachel Strugatz

Robert Bensoussan


Bremont Backers Plan Luxe Format

Two London-based accessories experts have joined to transform the budding English watch company Bremont into a luxury brand.

clock October 23, 2007Samantha Conti

A look from Mee You International.

Fashion Features

Event Spotlights Aspiring Korean Designers

Tailored knits and embellished party dresses were key looks for spring among the group of seven female South Korean designers chosen to participate in Fashion Market Day at 3 West Club here.

clock October 23, 2007Rachel Strugatz


Penney’s Ullman to Have Surgery

Myron “Mike” Ullman 3rd, chairman and chief executive officer of J.C. Penney Co. Inc., is scheduled to undergo elective laparoscopic surgery on Oct. 31…

clock October 23, 2007David Moin

A Jil Sander look on the runway.


Moscow Buyers Said ‘Ready’ as Jil Sander Opens

Jil Sander, known for its minimalist take on fashion, has opened its first store in this traffic-clogged mecca of new-wealth oligarchs and conspicuous consumption.

clock October 23, 2007Olga Zaretskaya

Rick Owens

Fashion Features

Rick Owens Takes Manhattan

Rick Owens, who prefers to be working in his Paris studio or elbow-to-elbow with factory employees making his clothes in Italy, is having a gold-star stay in New York.

clock October 23, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

A look from the 2001 Wonder Woman collection by John Galliano for Christian Dior Haute Couture.

Fashion Features

A ‘Super’ Take on Fashion

Superman flying into the Metropolitan Museum, Spider-Man climbing its walls and the Flash racing up its steps to make the world a safer place?

clock October 23, 2007Marc Karimzadeh


Bulgari Goes Big With Accessories in Rome

Flanked by six windows and with a selling area of 5,400 square feet, the Bulgari accessories flagship opening in Rome today is the largest in Europe.

clock October 23, 2007Alessandra Ilari


Memo Pad: Pressing Ahead… Regrouping… Eating Their Cake…

Bernard Arnault might feel that no press is bad press, but journalists at Paris’ business daily La Tribune don’t share the LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton boss’ opinion.

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Kimberly Stewart at Petro Zillia.

Fashion Features

Stars Don’t Come Out: Fashion Week in L.A. Badly In Need of Buzz

Reporters for, People and In Style frantically scanned the front row at the Heatherette show in Los Angeles last week looking for major stars to…

clock October 23, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: On the Move… Garden of Eatin… Luca Luca Dresses Cinderella…

Talk about a fashionable state visit. Dior president Sidney Toledano is among business leaders invited by French president Nicolas Sarkozy to join him for his trip this week to Morocco.

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