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Dior Couture Spring 2017

For her Dior couture debut, Maria Grazia Chiuri authored an extravagant visual tale, one that drew on the founder’s love of gardens.

clock 7hBridget Foley


President Trump Withdraws from TPP

On Day One of Donald Trump’s presidency Monday, he formally withdrew the U.S. from a 12-nation Asia-Pacific trade pact.

clock 10hKristi Ellis


Cottweiler, Gabriela Hearst Win Woolmark Prize

The brands will each take home 100,000 Australian dollars.

clock 11hRobert Williams

Holiday Report Card: A Key Week Lies Ahead In Lackluster Season

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After a holiday shopping period that so far has been lethargic at best, America's retailers are hoping for a vital pick-me-up this week.

From This Issue

The Indio Fashion Mall.


Retail Begins to Bloom in Calif. Desert

After decades of being in Palm Springs’ glitzy shadow, retailing in California’s Coachella Valley is emerging from its underdog status.

clock December 26, 2007Nola Sarkisian-Miller


Memo Pad: EMap’s B2B Division Sold… Show Me the Money…

Emap is no more. Despite saying it planned to press on and keep its business-to-business operations, the beleaguered British media group has effectively dissolved itself by selling the B2B arm for 1 billion pounds, or $1.97 billion at current exchange.

clock December 26, 2007WWD Staff


Nike Closes In on Umbro

Nike Inc. may have cleared the way to buy Umbro plc, acquiring an almost 20 percent stake in the soccer company from Sports Direct International, which had tried to block Nike’s bid.

clock December 26, 2007Nina Jones and Whitney Beckett

The renovated Fifth Avenue Gant flagship.


Gant Hires CEO After Passing on Takeover

After rejecting a hostile takeover bid, Gant AB has tapped a new chief executive officer, Dirk-Jan Stoppelenburg.

clock December 26, 2007Whitney Beckett


African Mills Join Forces to Compete With China

Textile manufacturers from Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia are joining in an effort to fend off fierce competition from China.

clock December 26, 2007Kate Thornton


The Fiber Price Sheet

The last week of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock December 26, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

British Model Spot Checks Could Begin in ’08

Spot checks to enforce some of the British Fashion Council’s Model Health Inquiry recommendations could be under way at London Fashion Week by the fall 2008 shows, which begin Feb. 15.

clock December 26, 2007Nina Jones

Boots the Chemists' Botanics Organic items.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Organic Labeling Debated at Summit

How to bring order to the natural beauty world is a hot topic among industry executives.

clock December 26, 2007Ellen Groves

"Hooker chic" looks from Daspu, a prostitute-rights advocacy group in Brazil.


From Streetwalk to Catwalk

Some might call it eveningwear, but in this case, it’s really apparel for ladies of the evening. Or women who just want to look like them.

clock December 26, 2007Michael Kepp

Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf appear in an ad for Louis Vuitton.

Marketing and Promotion

Celebrity Agent and the Art of the Deal

At a glittering Hollywood event, Victoria Brynner, president and chief executive officer of the celebrity talent agency Stardust Visions, couldn’t help herself.

clock December 26, 2007Max Padilla

A design by Hilton Hollis.


Lines Rush to Fill Changing Bridge Space

Bridge has been a relatively sleepy sector as retailers struggle to find ways to reinvent it amid competition from the hot contemporary zone.

clock December 26, 2007Marc Karimzadeh and Whitney Beckett

Tim Gunn, Liz Claiborne Inc.


Gunn on Challenges Facing Liz

It’s been almost 10 months since Tim Gunn made his leap from academia to an executive role at one of fashion’s largest public companies, and the reality TV…

clock December 26, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: FutureScent… Finding Garbo… Starck-Made Moss…

Justin Timberlake could be the face of the next Parfums Givenchy men’s fragrance, according to rumblings in the market.

clock December 26, 2007WWD Staff


ENK Adds WSA Global

ENK International is growing its empire with the purchase of WSA Global Holdings LLC, adding the footwear trade show to ENK’s fashion offerings.

clock December 26, 2007Whitney Beckett

The Christmas crowd on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue and 58th Street.


Holiday Report Card: A Key Week Lies Ahead In Lackluster Season

After a holiday shopping period that so far has been lethargic at best, America’s retailers are hoping for a vital pick-me-up this week.

clock December 26, 2007David Moin and Rusty Williamson and Katherine Bowers and Georgia Lee and Anne Riley-Katz

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The Bestseller List

As anyone with a child above the age of four knows, electronics were the hot gifts of the season.

clock December 26, 2007Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Online Sales Solid Throughout Yule

Holiday 2007 started strong and ended strong, at least for online retailers.

clock December 26, 2007Sharon Edelson

Macy's at the wee hours.

Marketing and Promotion

Night Crawlers

In the city that never sleeps, Macy’s Herald Square was wide awake during the wee hours of Christmas Eve.

clock December 26, 2007Sharon Edelson

Burton M. Tansky


Burt Tansky of Neiman’s Renews Contract

Neiman Marcus Group Inc. chief executive Burton M. Tansky, who always bristles at the notion of retiring and turns 70 next month, has renewed his contract…

clock December 26, 2007David Moin


Margins to Make or Break Holiday

In a challenging holiday season, appealing merchandise at an attractive price point is the key to salvaging gross margins.

clock December 26, 2007Liza Casabona and Jeanine Poggi


In Brief: Pershing On Target… Cavanagh’s Canopy…

Activist hedge fund firm Pershing Square Capital Management has purchased an additional stake in Target Corp., bringing its current ownership of the…

clock December 26, 2007WWD Staff


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Herbal Essences Bio Renew


Procter & Gamble Unleashes New Launches

clock 7hEllen Thomas

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