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Presidential Election Seen Clouding the Spending Picture

Studies show that shoppers are both ready to spend for the holidays and holding off because of the election.

clock 7hDavid Moin and Evan Clark


Brooks Brothers Buys Alexis Bittar Jewelry Business

The retailer's Carolee division will operate the newly acquired label.

clock 7hJean E. Palmieri


Gigi Hadid on Bootie Collaboration With Stuart Weitzman

Gigi Hadid on her collaboration with Stuart Weitzman and the corresponding James Franco-directed film in which she boxes in heels.

clock 13hSophia Chabbott

A Vote of Confidence: Claiborne Board Backs CEO McComb’s Strategy

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Despite disappointing earnings and a lagging stock price, Liz Claiborne's board members remain behind ceo William L. McComb and his strategy.

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Fashion Features

Oscar Week Fashion Frenzy Evolves

The hallways of the Four Seasons, Peninsula and L’Ermitage hotels in Beverly Hills once looked like a Rodeo Drive of designer suites in the pre-Oscars hubbub – but this year is different.

clock February 21, 2008Marcy Medina

Kira Plastinina


Kira Plastinina Set for Full-Force U.S. Entry

The Russian is coming. Kira Plastinina, the 15-year-old design phenom from Moscow, is ready to storm the U.S. this year with a strategy for opening stores on both coasts.

clock February 21, 2008David Moin

Gucci's tight, be-ringed pants, tucked into boots and shown with a dramatic fluffy jacket and shiny necklace.

Fashion Features

Gucci Boho

Frida Giannini’s fall Gucci collection was intended to be a bohemian-rock ‘n’ roll hybrid. And there definitely was loads going on — as these tight, be-ringed pants, tucked into boots and shown with a dramatic fluffy jacket and shiny necklace,…

clock February 21, 2008WWD Staff

Petra Nemcova

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Costume Party… Child’s Play… Maybe Baby…

Movie costume lovers got an eyeful of their favorite film moments Tuesday night at the 10th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards…

clock February 21, 2008WWD Staff

A rendering of Notify's boutique by Zaha Hadid.


Scene: Early Show… Vintage Passion… Bag Man…

Take a break in the City of Light.

clock February 21, 2008WWD Staff


Fashion Features

Ones to Watch: Ungaro… Cacharel… Sonia Rykiel…

Esteban Cortazar wants to return Emanuel Ungaro to its heritage of ultrafeminine and colorful clothes.

clock February 21, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Show Calendar

Following is the schedule for the fall ready-to-wear shows, running Feb. 23 to March 2. Information is accurate as of press time, but attendees are encouraged to confirm times and locations.

clock February 21, 2008WWD Staff


In Brief: Cacharel CEO Gone… Valvo to be Honored… Pollini Licenses

Philippe Cardon, who was hired in the fall as chief executive officer of Paris label Cacharel, has been let go by the contemporary sportswear firm. Cardon had been working on an expansion plan for Cacharel, including the opening of some 20 stores.

clock February 21, 2008WWD Staff


Fashion Features

Grand, Girly and Artsy

The fall collections offered considerable variety, including lean and serene looks, feminine party frocks and graphic, colorful patchwork styles.

clock February 21, 2008WWD Staff

A look by Derek Lam

Fashion Features

An Austrian Air

Derek Lam keeps right on flexing that design savvy over at Tod’s. For fall, he turned his gaze to Austria’s turn-of-the-century style, and delivered some smart outerwear options, such as the lush shearling-and-suede coat with a bold fox collar.

clock February 21, 2008WWD Staff

Roberto Saviano

Fashion Features

Book Illuminates Role of Organized Crime in Italian Fashion

“Fashion reunites all the big flows of capital of organized crime: cocaine, transportation and distribution,” said Roberto Saviano, author of the critically acclaimed bestseller “Gomorrah,” about the influence of the Neapolitan Mafia, or Camorra,…

clock February 21, 2008Alessandra Ilari


Women’s Apparel Prices See 3rd Straight Rise

An inflationary pattern is developing in women’s retail apparel prices.

clock February 21, 2008Evan Clark


Conference Board: Recession Unlikely

A recession in the U.S. is “unlikely” as companies post higher profits and consumers continue to buy goods, says The Conference Board in a report Wednesday.

clock February 21, 2008Vicki M. Young

Beauty Features

Coty Set to Bring Rimmel Brand Into China… French Group Ups Communication…

Coty Inc. plans to introduce its Rimmel color cosmetics brand in China in May via a licensing agreement with Tokyo-based Kosé Corp, the firms said Wednesday.

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Fashion Features

Osaka: The Sun Rises on Japan’s Second City

The two-and-a-half-hour ride into downtown Osaka from the bullet train station north of the city center offers little more than an anonymous skyline of high-rise buildings. Then the giant red Ferris wheel atop the HEP Five department store comes into…

clock February 21, 2008Amanda Kaiser

William L. McComb


A Vote of Confidence: Claiborne Board Backs CEO McComb’s Strategy

The Liz Claiborne Inc. board is standing by its man.

clock February 21, 2008Whitney Beckett

The exterior of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.

Fashion Features

New School Unveils Center

In what looks like an exemplary example of showcasing design to heighten public awareness, The New School dedicated the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center Wednesday.

clock February 21, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Wynton Marsalis and Eraldo Poletto

A Night of Jazz With Brooks Bros.

The Brooks Brothers crowd got behind the scenes at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Friday during an evening of dining and schmoozing with the musicians.

clock February 21, 2008David Moin

A 2007 ad shows Jones' effort to give L.E.I. a youthful and playful image.


Jones Puts L.E.I. Fate in Wal-Mart’s Hands

Jones Apparel Group’s efforts to revitalize L.E.I. have included changes in management and operations and a major overhaul of the brand’s image, all of which have been unable to stem nearly five years of declining sales.

clock February 21, 2008Ross Tucker

Looks from the first Prps women's collection.


Prps Finally Ready for Women’s

Donwan Harrell wasn’t committed to the women’s market, until now.

clock February 21, 2008Julee Kaplan

A model on the runway at the Baum und Pferdgarten show.

Fashion Features

Copenhagen Fashion Week a City Affair

It might not rank as a major fashion capital yet, but Copenhagen is certainly bursting at the seams.

clock February 21, 2008Emilie Marsh


Fashion Features

Oscar’s Favorites

This year’s best actress and supporting actress Academy Awards nominees ranked by their overall appeal.

clock February 21, 2008Cecily Hall

Looks from Modern Amusement's women's sportswear line launching in the fall.

Fashion Features

Modern Amusement Gets Female Friendly

Modern Amusement’s crow logo is landing on another perch.

clock February 21, 2008WWD Staff

Two Yummie Tummie tops.

Fashion Features

Thomson’s Yummie Tummie Control

She did it for Diddy, Jennifer Lopez and then for Beyonce. Now Heather Thomson is doing something for herself.

clock February 21, 2008Julee Kaplan


Memo Pad: Out, But Remaining… Beauty Alone… Swapping Spots…

Martha McCully is packing it in after almost six years as executive editor at In Style – at least, her full-time gig.

clock February 21, 2008WWD Staff

Sanaa Lathan and Zoe Saldana, both in Dior by John Galliano.


The West Wing

The bash Vanity Fair cohosted with Dior on Monday night for the magazine’s Hollywood Issue provided an opportunity for revelry that’s been largely missing…

clock February 21, 2008WWD Staff

Scarlett Johansson and Eddie Redmayne in "The Other Boleyn Girl."


Split Personality

One could be forgiven for pegging Eddie Redmayne as a straight-up period actor.

clock February 21, 2008Vanessa Lawrence


Today's Must Read

A look from Deveaux and F.S.Z., which will be offered on Continuum


Liberty Fairs Creates E-commerce Site With Farfetch

clock 16hJean E. Palmieri

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