No End to the Excess: Couture Houses Say The Party Plan Is On

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Never mind mounting economic woes: The possibility of rain soaking clients' heels ranks as a bigger worry than recession as couture houses here get ready for another high-fashion week.

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Pharrell Williams


Pharrell Williams to Unveil Louis Vuitton Jewelry Line

Get Pharrell Williams talking about fine jewelry and he’s as clear and emphatic on the subject as the giant diamond solitaire ring on his finger – "D…

clock January 18, 2008Miles Socha


Memo Pad: Sharp Words… Shutter Fly… Close, But No Cigar…

Don’t mess with Anna Wintour. A lesson learned by many in fashion, but obviously not by Sen. Hillary Clinton or her advisers.

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Fashion Features

Chanel Teams With Audemars Piguet for Watch

Chanel is adding a new component to its watch offering.

clock January 18, 2008Robert Murphy


No End to the Excess: Couture Houses Say The Party Plan Is On

Never mind mounting economic woes: The possibility of rain soaking clients’ heels ranks as a bigger worry than recession.

clock January 18, 2008Miles Socha

More looks from the 30-piece Enchanting Boucheron collection.


Gems of Enchantment

Don’t expect Boucheron, the jewelry house owned by France’s PPR, to dwell on its storied past next week when it kicks off festivities to mark its 150th…

clock January 18, 2008Robert Murphy

The grand staircase on Barneys New York's main floor.


Barneys on the Strip: Whimsy and More

Barneys New York arrived here Thursday with its usual style and wit and another trait not commonly associated with the retailer – flamboyance.

clock January 21, 2008Sharon Edelson


Saks’ Off 5th in Growth Mode

Expansion is back on at Off 5th.

clock January 18, 2008David Moin


Tiffany Adds Two Japan Boutiques

Tiffany & Co. said Thursday that it is expanding in Japan with boutiques in Tokyo’s Matsuzakaya Ginza and Fukuoka’s Hakata Daimaru department stores opening on March 1.

clock January 18, 2008Jeanine Poggi


Prada Denies Report on IPO Date

Prada SpA denied a newspaper report Thursday that it had set a date for its proposed initial public offering.

clock January 18, 2008Andrew Roberts


American Eagle Launching Children’s Concept 77kids

There’s a new kid at American Eagle Outfitters Inc.

clock January 18, 2008WWD Staff


Accessories Counterfeiters Nabbed

Three defendants were indicted and arrested this week for importing more than 300,000 counterfeit luxury handbags and wallets with an estimated value of $100 million.

clock January 18, 2008Liza Casabona

Simon Woods at Yves Saint Laurent.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Simon Says… Fur Flying?… Mini-Me…

British actor Simon Woods, known for his roles in “Pride & Prejudice” and “Rome,” may have looked great modeling Yves Saint Laurent’s fall men’s wear in a film designer Stefano Pilati presented to the press in Paris Wednesday night.

clock January 18, 2008WWD Staff

Looks from Coming Soon, Yohji Yamamoto's new contemporary line.

Fashion Features

Yamamoto’s Coming Soon Is Here

Coming Soon – Yohji Yamamoto’s most casual and affordable offering yet – has arrived.

clock January 18, 2008Miles Socha and Katya Foreman

Bumble and bumble's new Spray de Mode hair spray.

Beauty Features

Bumble and bumble Aims to Take Hold of Styling

Bumble and bumble is going back to its styling roots with the launch of Spray de Mode, a quick-drying styling spray designed to be strong enough to hold updos but flexible enough to shape.

clock January 18, 2008Michelle Edgar

Salon Selectives' new range of hair care products.


Salon Selectives Reenters Mass Stores

Getting a second chance in the hair care aisle is de rigueur among the mass set.

clock January 18, 2008Andrea Nagel

Beauty Features

SNIPPETS: Inter Parfums Move… Bendels Bash… Ineke Deal…

Inter Parfums Inc. has named Andy Clarke president of the specialty retail division of Inter Parfums USA LLC, which encompasses the firm’s Gap, Banana…

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Borghese products are now sold in the mass market.


Borghese Partners With Del for Mass Items

With origins tracing back to Italian aristocracy, prestige brand Borghese is entering the mass market with the introduction of its first hand, foot and nail…

clock January 18, 2008Faye Brookman and Michelle Edgar

A Complexions by Dr. Watts eye treatment.

Skin Care

HSN Launches Plastic Surgeon Collection

A Southern New Jersey-based plastic surgeon is hoping to appeal to those looking for an alternative to, well, plastic surgery.

clock January 18, 2008Matthew W. Evans

R?flection Chroma Riche


K?rastase Line Aims to Repair Highlighted Hair

K?rastase is addressing dry, damaged, color-treated and highlighted hair in a new three-item line, Reflection Chroma Riche.

clock January 18, 2008Andrea Nagel

Items from Gaultier's Monsieur collection.

Color Cosmetics

Eye Contact

Guerlain is aiming to boost its U.S. color cosmetics business with Le 2 de Guerlain, a $35 mascara it will launch here in March and globally in April. The…

clock January 18, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Ads feature Laura Morante.

Marketing and Promotion

Lanc?me’s Latest Faces: Juliette Binoche and Laura Morante

Lanc?me is showing its many faces.

clock January 18, 2008Jennifer Weil

Human Resources

Susan Akkad Named To New Lauder Post

The Est?e Lauder Cos. Inc. said Thursday that it has named Susan Akkad senior vice president of corporate marketing, diversity, a new post.

clock January 18, 2008Julie Naughton

Versace Pour Homme items.


Men’s Scent a Building Block for Versace

Donatella Versace is ready to unleash her signature Versace man.

clock January 18, 2008Stephanie Epiro and Matthew W. Evans

One of the Tom of Finland scent's seven sketches.


Tom of Finland Scent: ID Mandatory

Carded at the fragrance bar?

clock January 18, 2008Jennifer Weil

The in-store image.

Color Cosmetics

Guerlain’s Eye Opener: Le 2

Guerlain is eyeing a supercharged color cosmetics business in the U.S. with the launch of a high-tech mascara in March.

clock January 18, 2008Julie Naughton


Retail Slips Amid Latest Market Plunge

Despite soothing words from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday, who said he supported an economic stimulus package, investors remained wary…

clock January 18, 2008Kristi Ellis and Jeanine Poggi

Designer and Luxury

St. John Picks Sharp as Design Chief

St. John on Thursday named George Sharp as executive vice president of design, a new post. The appointment came a day after Sharp resigned as vice president…

clock January 18, 2008Lisa Lockwood and Whitney Beckett


In Brief: Gap CFO… Bullish on Lululemon… Kellwood Offer…

Gap Inc. promoted Sabrina Simmons to chief financial officer on Thursday. Simmons, 44, previously served as the company’s executive vice president of…

clock January 18, 2008WWD Staff


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