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Some might be concerned about the fate of luxury goods in today's uncertain economy, but David Yurman feels the time is right to get aggressive about expanding overseas.

From This Issue


Fashion Features

Bon Chic and British Cheek

There’s more than one way to create an appealing collection. Karl Lagerfeld did it for Chanel with stylish real clothes in cutaway linear shapes, while Alexander McQueen offered a fairytale narrative replete with witty versions of Victorian and Indian…

clock March 3, 2008WWD Staff

Sybil and David Yurman


David Yurman’s Big Push: Jeweler Heads Overseas Starting With Far East

Some might be concerned about the fate of luxury goods in today’s uncertain economy, but David Yurman feels the time is right to get aggressive about expanding overseas.

clock March 3, 2008Sophia Chabbott


Steve & Barry Secure $197M Loan From GE

Low price point specialty apparel retailer Steve & Barry’s got a $197 million asset-based loan from GE Commercial Finance Corporate Lending, which will be used for “ongoing capital needs.”

clock March 3, 2008Vicki M. Young


Memo Pad: Under the Big Top… Fashion and Politics… Going For Impact…

Ex-Conde Nast Publications executives James Truman and Mitch Fox are teaming up – but not for a media project.

clock March 3, 2008Irin Carmon and Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

A fall look from Vera Wang Lavender Label, which will now add handbags.

Fashion Features

Wang Inks Lavender Handbag License

Vera Wang’s Lavender Label is getting on the licensing path. The designer’s contemporary division is teaming with the Accessory Network Group in a three-year deal to produce and distribute handbags and small leather goods starting for spring 2009.

clock March 3, 2008Caroline Tell

Some of the items Donna Karan is selling to benefit the Urban Zen Initiative.

Fashion Features

Charity Sale Offers a Look Inside Karan’s Closet

Donna Karan is getting ready for a major garage sale. The designer has rummaged through 35 years’ worth of her belongings and gathered more than 2,000 items…

clock March 3, 2008Julee Kaplan

Fashion Features

In Brief: Body Confirmed As Model’s

French police on Friday confirmed that a body pulled out of the Seine River was Katoucha Niane, the former Yves Saint Laurent muse.

clock March 3, 2008WWD Staff

Printemps has started a four-year renovation of the facade on the boulevard.


Europe’s Department Store Arena Shifting

A recent round of cross-border deals and international expansion promises to radically redraw the department store landscape in Europe.

clock March 3, 2008Robert Murphy

Lee Pace


Change of Pace

He may play Amy Adams’ dreamy inamorata in the comedy of errors “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day,” in theaters March 7, but Lee Pace is a little worried…

clock March 3, 2008Amanda FitzSimons

The cover of Giles Andreae's new book.


Revenge Of the Nerd

There seems to be a place for everybody in the fashion industry- among them a swarthy French designer who takes his runway bows in astronaut suits…

clock March 3, 2008Sarah Kessler

David Ford


High Notes

That British singer-songwriter David Ford is even a musician at all is kind of an anomaly.

clock March 3, 2008Emily Holt

Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacob's jacket with pleated details at the hips and a full skirt, both in the thick, cozy fabrics he favored throughout.

Designer and Luxury

Big Love

Marc Jacobs has an affection for boldly shaped silhouettes, and he showed it with the overscaled versions in his remarkable fall collection for Louis…

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John Galliano

Designer and Luxury

Made in the Shades

Rich fall colors, often combined with earthy neutrals, played a strong role on the runways, in looks ranging from fur-trimmed coats to fluid print dresses.

clock March 3, 2008WWD Staff

Rihanna performs at the Swarovski party.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Sparkling Scent… Stair Case… Short Cuts

Could Swarovski be zeroing in on a fragrance deal? According to industry sources, the Austrian crystal giant has been in talks with Groupe Clarins.

clock March 3, 2008WWD Staff

Sonia Rykiel

Designer and Luxury

In the Mood… Puffer Piece

The tone of the collections swung from happy-go-lucky to dark and edgy, with a little dramatic sparkle in the mix.

clock March 3, 2008WWD Staff

Keith Richards, Louis Vuitton's latest poster boy.

Marketing and Promotion

Vuitton Rocks On

No matinee idols for Louis Vuitton. Its latest poster boy, Keith Richards, has deep wrinkles, smudged eyeliner and unruly hair as he sits strumming a guitar…

clock March 3, 2008Miles Socha

Two versions of Louis Vuitton's new Emprise watch, designed by Marc Jacobs.


Time and Again

Marc Jacobs actually designed his first watch for Louis Vuitton 12 years ago, but only luxury titan Bernard Arnault saw the sketch.

clock March 3, 2008Miles Socha

Jose Castro seals in style.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Waterworld… Down Time… Air Supply…

Japanese actress Shinobu Terajima, who was born into a famous kabuki family, took in her first Paris fashion show when she went to Kenzo on Saturday.

clock March 3, 2008WWD Staff

Amy Winehouse onstage


Once in Love with Amy

Leave it to Amy Winehouse to open a concert during Paris Fashion Week by talking about the mumps.

clock March 3, 2008Emilie Marsh and Ellen Groves

Mario Testino and Claudia Schiffer

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: For Sale… Work In Progress… Black Gold…

It looks like Versace’s Italian villa is up for sale.

clock March 3, 2008WWD Staff

Legwear at Anna Sui and Zac Posen.


Runway Pop Fuels Spring Power

Legwear is having a spring awakening.

clock March 3, 2008Caroline Tell

Legwear by Steve Madden.

Fashion Features

Steve Madden Fills the Shoe

Steven Madden Ltd., the contemporary shoe and accessories firm known for trendy styles, is going into legwear starting this fall with a collection to be produced and distributed by the New York-based Gina Group.

clock March 3, 2008Caroline Tell

A jewelry look.


Piaget Boosts Store Count, Jewelry Quotient

Piaget is pushing ahead with expansion in the face of economic turbulence and dire forecasts from some industry analysts.

clock March 3, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Sean "Diddy" Combs' "Something to Share" scarf.


Findings: Botkier Goes Live… Diddy Cares… Project Accessory

Botkier, the New York-based accessories company, has relaunched its Web site, Botkier.com.

clock March 3, 2008WWD Staff

French Jenny's chemise at Richard Leeds.


Vendors Fume Over Muddled Market

The uncertain economy, cautious retailers with slimmer budgets and two competing trade shows created an unsettling environment at last month’s New York market.

clock March 3, 2008Karyn Monget

Elle Macpherson, Debi Mazar and Barbara Feldon.

Fashion Features

A Femmy Night to Remember

The 2008 Femmy Awards marked the 50th anniversary of the industry organization’s annual cocktail and dinner gala, which drew about 630 retail and innerwear…

clock March 3, 2008Karyn Monget

Bruno Pieters

Designer and Luxury

Bringing the Edge Back to Hugo

Hugo, the most cutting-edge brand in the Hugo Boss Group, has just gotten a cut edgier.

clock March 3, 2008Melissa Drier

Inside a Rituals store.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Growing Brand Looks to Make Every Day a Ritual… Unilever Restructures

Rituals hopes to make the mundane marvelous worldwide.

clock March 3, 2008WWD Staff


Apparel Slipping in Purchase Priority, NPD Finds

Apparel is among a few things consumers are now finding least affordable, as they cope with a fast-changing economy where their sense of wealth has diminished along with home prices.

clock March 3, 2008Valerie Seckler


Escada Earnings Drop in Quarter

A weak response to Escada Group’s fall and winter 2007 offering as well as delivery shifts for spring items resulted in a steep drop in pretax earnings for the first quarter.

clock March 3, 2008Melissa Drier


Charming Shoppes Investors Prep Presentation

In what may be an unusual move, the Charming Shoppes Full Value Committee on Thursday filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission an investor…

clock March 3, 2008Vicki M. Young


Legal Briefs

Diadora America Inc. and Diadora SpA filed a lawsuit against Skechers USA Inc. for alleged trademark infringement.

clock March 3, 2008Liza Casabona

Arnie Orlick, Fortunoff


L&T Parent NRDC Set to Revive Fortunoff

A reversal of fortune is in store for Fortunoff.

clock March 3, 2008David Moin


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