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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 8hRosemary Feitelberg


Kering Luxury Sales Jump 11.3% in Q3

The market-beating performance helped propel Kering’s revenues up 10 percent in the third quarter to 3.18 billion euros, or $3.54 billion.

clock 13hJoelle Diderich


Gigi Hadid Sticks With Hilfiger for Spring

They are inviting consumers to vote for their favorite designs, which will be included in the collection.

clock 6hLisa Lockwood

A&F’s Growing Family: Gilly Hicks Launced as Kin to Other Brands

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Meet Gilly Hicks, the newest brand developed by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. that bears an Australian accent.

From This Issue

1. Bill Clinton


The Dating Game

John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda. Prince Rainier of Monaco and Grace Kelly. Ever since there have been stars, politicians,…

clock January 22, 2008WWD Staff

Vanessa Williams


Fashion Feasts

Giannina Facio, Ridley Scott’s Costa Rican wife and the producer of his upcoming Gucci biopic, revealed more details about the project on Wednesday night at…

clock January 22, 2008WWD Staff

Roberta Armani on the cover of "Inheriting Beauty."


Portrait of a Lady

The concept behind Roger Moenks’ latest book isn’t exactly novel: pretty pictures of moneyed women.

clock January 22, 2008Amanda FitzSimons

The Gowanus Canal.

Real Estate

Canal Dreams: Artists Find Inspiration in an Unlikely Neighborhood

On a recent bright, bitter cold December morning, Lisa Mayock – one half, with Sophie Buhai, of the team behind Vena Cava – is showing off the pair’s design…

clock January 22, 2008Sarah Haight

Kira Plastinina (in pink and white) with models in her designs.

Designer and Luxury

On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink

She’s not the only 15-year-old who’s dying for a BlackBerry, but Kira Plastinina could conceivably use the device for more than just illicit math-class texting.

clock January 22, 2008Veronique Hyland

A Japanese-inspired dress from Chikara.

Designer and Luxury

Designer Delivers on Clothes For Breast Cancer Survivors

When Melissa Curiale, 32, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and had to undergo a left-side lumpectomy, she found her sartorial choices to be pretty…

clock January 22, 2008Venessa Lau

A look from Giambattista Valli's fur collection.

Designer and Luxury

Giambattista Valli Mixes It Up With Furs

Giambattista Valli has launched a namesake fur line filled with czarina appeal to complement his sophisticated clothing collections.

clock January 22, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Bottega Veneta

Designer and Luxury

Frames of Reference

Designers are channeling an eclectic mix of inspirations, not to mention generations, for their latest pre-fall collections. Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier…

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Fashion Trends

Fink Talks Trends at FIT

As trends are churned out with increasing speed and then exhausted equally quickly, Saks Fifth Avenue’s fashion director Michael Fink strives to decipher…

clock January 22, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg


Kazuko’s Carnegie Hall Tribute

As her name suggests, the accessories designer Kazuko was far from ordinary.

clock January 22, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

A rendering of the new Las Vegas store.

Real Estate

Thomas Pink Heads Back to Vegas

For the second time in about three years, Thomas Pink, the British brand known best for its pristine shirts, is opening a store in Las Vegas.

clock January 22, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg


Market Basket: Chaplin Tapped… Stollmack Strikes Again

Kiera Chaplin has signed up as the spokesmodel for Maggie Norris Couture.

clock January 22, 2008WWD Staff

Glenn McMahon, St. John

Business Features

New Era: McMahon’s Agenda for St. John

It’s a new day at St. John. Glenn McMahon, who was named chief executive officer in September, wants to evolve, rather than revolutionize, the $400 million…

clock January 22, 2008Marcy Medina

Dolce & Gabbana, spring 2008.


New Technologies Give Prints Pop

Modern or vintage, soft or bold, spring is a print fest across the board, from Prada’s ethereal fairies in watercolors to Dolce & Gabbana’s hand-painted…

clock January 22, 2008Alessandra Ilari

The Filpucci booth at Pitti Filati. The mill will focus on glossy viscose yarns.


Pushing Quality Amid Price Pressure at Pitti Filati

European spinners are drawing confidence about their prospects this year from renewed interest in top-range yarns, despite continued pressure from…

clock January 22, 2008Andrew Roberts

A selection of fine-gauge silk, Lurex, stretch and cotton cashmere mixes by Todd & Duncan.


Keeping It Light and Natural

Mills exhibiting spring 2009 yarn collections at Pitti Filati this month will be pushing premium products, with an emphasis on lightweight and…

clock January 22, 2008WWD Staff

Dennis Basso

Designer and Luxury

Dennis Basso: Fashion Beyond Fur

On the wall of Dennis Basso’s office, next to the framed magazine and newspaper stories about his now-25-year-old fur business and a thank you note from…

clock January 22, 2008Sarah Haight

A wintry look from L.L. Bean.


Coat Sales Steady, With or Without Winter

This winter’s weather has been erratic at best, but outerwear makers and retailers are playing up fashion and lighter-weight options to try to outsmart…

clock January 22, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg


Swatch Sales Tick Ahead

Switzerland’s Swatch Group, the maker of Omega, Swatch and Breguet watches, said “outstanding” double-digit growth in Asia, and the Middle East drove its…

clock January 22, 2008Robert Murphy

The Sigerson Morrison ad.


Memo Pad: Campbell’s Next Shot… Stepping Out… Weddings Made Simple

Naomi Campbell seems to have made it her mission to get the scoop on South America’s political elite.

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Paul Finkelstein

Beauty Features

LVMH Wins French Injunction Barring Unauthorized Scent Sales on Web

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton has won a court injunction against the Vivastreet classified ad Web site, which had allowed its users to sell the luxury goods company’s fragrance brands in France.

clock January 22, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Obituary: Stanislas F. Filonovich, 75

Stanislas F. Filonovich, a veteran of the retail and innerwear industries, died of complications from pneumonia Jan. 11 at his home in Palm Springs, Calif.,…

clock January 22, 2008Karyn Monget

A look from Just Cavalli's spring 2008 show at Milan Fashion Week.

Fashion Features

Milan Returns to Longer Fashion Week

The specter of a four-day Milan Fashion Week, which exhausted many in the industry last September, was wiped away last week when the Italian Chamber of Fashion put out its first draft of the schedule for the shows, which are slated to run Feb. 16 to 23.

clock January 22, 2008Luisa Zargani


Urban Outfitters Buys Philadelphia-Area Nursery

Urban Outfitters Inc. said it agreed to acquire J. Franklin Styer Nurseries Inc., a garden center in the Philadelphia metro area, for an undisclosed price.

clock January 22, 2008Arthur Zaczkiewicz


Gromwell Group Files for Chapter 11

Staffing firm Gromwell Group Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection in Manhattan last Thursday.

clock January 22, 2008Vicki M. Young


In Brief: Sears Restructuring… Kellwood Extends Deadline

Less than a week after announcing a dismal fourth-quarter forecast, Sears Holdings Corp. said this weekend it plans to reorganize its different businesses into separate units, each with a leader overseeing the respective business.

clock January 22, 2008WWD Staff

A&F Introduces Gilly Hicks


A&F’s Growing Family: Gilly Hicks Launched as Kin to Other Brands

Meet Gilly Hicks, the newest brand developed by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. that bears an Australian accent.

clock January 22, 2008David Moin

A dress by John Galliano (showed for Christian Dior) which suggests a robe a la Francaise.


A Big Bunch of Fashion

The spring couture collection John Galliano showed for Christian Dior on Monday was wildly luxurious and full of extraordinary craftsmanship. He used lots…

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Bernard Arnault and Belgian financier Albert Frere.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Lundgren On the Turf… Dial Style… In the Neighborhood…

Following his appearance two weeks ago on "The Apprentice," Macy’s Inc. chairman Terry J. Lundgren was back on TV Sunday though he didn’t expect to be.

clock January 22, 2008WWD Staff

Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti

Designer and Luxury

Getting Ready to Bid Adieu

When Valentino bids farewell to fashion Wednesday night after a glittering 45-year career, he’s going to take his sweet time.

clock January 22, 2008Miles Socha

Anne Valerie Hash


From Pretty to Witty… Fancy Ideas

Anne Valerie Hash spread the love in her couture collection, while Martin Margiela and Guy Laroche’s Marcel Marongiu used the opportunity to show their…

clock January 22, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: White-Glove Treatment… Brains and Beauty… A Tall Order

Parfums Christian Dior will open a full-fledged beauty institute in Paris’ Plaza Athénée hotel in July.

clock January 22, 2008WWD Staff


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