Fashion Getting Faster: Net-a-porter to Deliver Halston Day After Show

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This season, fresh off the runway will take on a whole new meaning — and it could shake up the fashion system.

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Greenlander's polyester jacket.

Fashion Trends

Say Gray

After several seasons of color, the outerwear market updates a more traditional color palette.

clock January 29, 2008Kavita Daswani

Tout Sweet


On Tap

The latest taste of Las Vegas.

clock January 29, 2008Rachel Rees and Ladan Cher and Diana Ryu

Human Resources

Sears’ Lewis Out as CEO

As Sears Holdings Corp. gears up to reorganize its business, the retailer said Monday that its chief executive officer would be leaving the company.

clock January 29, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Shots from Louis Vuitton's new 90-second ad.

Marketing and Promotion

Vuitton Does First Ads for Film, Television

In a move to reinforce its travel heritage and reach out to potential new consumers, Louis Vuitton is launching its first television and cinema ads.

clock January 29, 2008Miles Socha

Business Features

In Brief: Asprey Opens In Miami… Valentino, Mitsui End Joint Venture…

Earlier this month, British luxury goods firm Asprey opened a 200-square-foot store at the Setai hotel in Miami.

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Natalia Vodianova in Givenchy couture with Emmanuelle Seigner in Celine.


French Dressing

Fashion moves so quickly these days that the minute the summer couture ended in Paris, out came the latest looks at last week’s Sidaction AIDS benefit gala.

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Sharon Jones


What Goes Around Comes Around

It’s not every lead singer who, abandoned by her band for a younger, thinner and more tabloid-friendly British pop star, finds herself courted by Denzel…

clock January 29, 2008Nick Axelrod

Alberta Ferretti


Arden, Ferretti Set Fragrance for 2009… Alberto-Culver Turns Profit

Alberta Ferretti said Monday it plans to launch a signature fragrance next year under a new long-term licensing agreement with Elizabeth Arden.

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Kellwood Shares Surge 18.7 Percent

Wall Street boosted Kellwood Co.’s stock 18.7 percent Monday as analysts praised the St. Louis-based vendor’s decision to halt efforts to block Sun Capital…

clock January 29, 2008Whitney Beckett

Tommaso Bruso

Human Resources

Furla Taps Bruso For U.S. CEO Post

Italian handbag and accessories firm Furla has named Tommaso Brus?? as chief executive officer of its Furla USA unit.

clock January 29, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Hayden Panettiere, "Heroes" star, may be attending shows.


Writers’ Strike May Up Fashion Week’s Celeb Quotient

There are no lines to learn and no award for a great performance, but more actresses than ever could be in the spotlight come New York Fashion Week.

clock January 29, 2008Whitney Beckett and Julee Kaplan


Quiksilver to Sell Rossignol, Citing Weather, Economic Concerns

Warming weather and a darkening economic climate underscored Quiksilver Inc.’s decision to off-load French ski apparel and equipment firm Rossignol.

clock January 29, 2008Emilie Marsh


Key European Retailers Hit With Downgrades

Morgan Stanley is getting pessimistic on European retailers. The investment bank on Monday delivered three separate downgrades on bellwether stocks…

clock January 29, 2008Robert Murphy and Jeanine Poggi

Human Resources

Baugur, Shepherdson Join Forces at Whistles

Jane Shepherdson, formerly brand director at Topshop, has been named chief executive of the Baugur-owned Whistles chain. It is the first major post…

clock January 29, 2008Samantha Conti

A Daffy's ad.


Memo Pad: Spotted… Murdoch Goes In-House… Seymour’s Pop Art…

What was Bill Clinton doing in the lobby of 4 Times Square Monday afternoon?

clock January 29, 2008WWD Staff

Halston in his heyday working his magic on Anjelica Huston.

Designer and Luxury

Fashion Getting Faster: Net-a-porter to Deliver Halston Day After Show

This season, fresh off the runway will take on a whole new meaning – and it could shake up the fashion system.

clock January 29, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

One of Christian Lacroix's ballooning beauties.


Pouf Daddy

From Goth ballerina looks to dramatically draped, embroidered silk numbers, balloon and pouf shapes played a leading role in the spring couture.

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Christian Lacroix

Designer and Luxury

Flights of Fancy

There’s nothing dressed-down about the latest pre-fall collections.

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Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Fashion School… Pebbled Bonus… Looking For Bargains…

“I’m not sure what it is, ask my stylist,” is an oft-heard phrase on the red carpet among nonschooled actresses, although many have index cards, BlackBerry…

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Organic and environmentally friendly materials were key drivers at Prefab.


Eco Overrides Economy at International Textile Shows

Despite concerns about the weak dollar and recession fears, buyers showed strong appetites for innovative fabrics at last week’s international textile fairs…

clock January 29, 2008Ross Tucker

Clarenson's cotton tweed.


Mixed Messages

There were plenty of contradictions at the PremiEre Vision Preview at New York’s Metropolitan Pavilion, held Wednesday and Thursday.

clock January 29, 2008Court Williams


Egypt Hunts New Growth Paths

Egypt’s apparel and textiles sector has had explosive growth since a 2004 accord among Israel, Egypt and the U.S. that allows Egyptian manufacturers duty…

clock January 29, 2008Ross Tucker

Human Resources

Kim Jones Joins Dunhill

Kim Jones, the British men’s wear designer, has been named creative director of Dunhill, and will give up his own label to focus on the brand.

clock January 29, 2008Lucie Greene

Vintage flags on display.

Real Estate

Tommy Raises Flag in D.C.

With Tommy Hilfiger’s classic Americana styling and hallmark red, white and blue touches, it’s only fitting that the brand’s new store here in the nation’s…

clock January 29, 2008Evan Clark

Ralph Lauren and Harold Freeman M.D.

Marketing and Promotion

Ralph Lauren Inaugurates New Wing at Cancer Center

Since opening its doors in 2003, the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention in Harlem has had 34,000 patient visits, with more than 4,000…

clock January 29, 2008Marc Karimzadeh


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Stuart Weitzman boots designed by Giovanni Morelli.


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clock 1hKali Hays and Misty White Sidell

Social Studies