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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

clock 19hMiles Socha

Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

clock 6hAllison Collins and Evan Clark

Business

Supreme Court Decision Seen as Blow to Fashion Designers

The court's ruling in favor of Samsung in its battle with Apple could weaken patent protection for fashion designs.

clock 6hKristi Ellis

Clarins’ Next Move?: Beauty Firm Suspends Trading in Shares

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Overview

Groupe Clarins sparked a global guessing game Thursday when it suspended trading in its shares on the Paris Bourse — and the leading theory is the group aims to go private.

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Christian Courtin-Clarins

Financial

Clarins’ Next Move?: Beauty Firm Suspends Trading in Shares

Groupe Clarins sparked a global guessing game Thursday when it suspended trading in its shares on the Paris Bourse ? and the leading theory is the…

clock June 27, 2008Jennifer Weil

A look from Valli's bridal line.

Designer and Luxury

Giambattista Valli Enters Bridal

Giambattista Valli has joined a growing band of designers saying “I do” to bridalwear.

clock June 27, 2008Katya Foreman

A look from Gareth Pugh.

Designer and Luxury

Gareth Pugh Wins Andam Award

Paris Fashion Week has nabbed another hot London designer for its schedule.

clock June 27, 2008Nina Jones and Katya Foreman

Richard Baker

Fashion Features

AJC Honors Jane Elfers

Upon receiving the National Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee, Jane Elfers, president and chief executive of Lord & Taylor, recounted…

clock June 27, 2008David Moin

An image from Burberry's fall campaign.

Media

Memo Pad: Remembrance of Gonzos Past… Free Art…

Few occasions could conceivably unite Graydon Carter, Jann Wenner and Terry McDonell, or entice them to share top billing as hosts, but remembrance of…

clock June 27, 2008WWD Staff

Harry Parr's inspirational submission of St. Paul's Cathedral.

Designer and Luxury

Prize Architects Jam in London

While many Americans will be firing up their Fourth of July barbecues, scores of Londoners will be eyeing architectural replicas made of jelly.

clock June 27, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Johanna Keimeyer

Designer and Luxury

Let There Be Light

Much could be drawn from artistic-looking lamps made from recyclable water bottles, but Berlin-based designer Johanna Keimeyer just wants to shed a little…

clock June 27, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Tomas Libertiny's vases at Moss.

Designer and Luxury

On the Drawing Board

For many, Murray Moss is the godfather of undiscovered design talent, always fishing around for the next big thing.

clock June 27, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Chico's

Business Features

Investors Withhold Votes at Chico’s Meeting

Dissatisfied with the leadership of Chico’s FAS, some institutional investors withheld their votes Thursday for a key board member at the company’s annual…

clock June 27, 2008Jeanine Poggi

Financial

Christopher & Banks Net Slips 3.4%

Christopher & Banks Corp. Thursday reported better than expected results for the first quarter, but warned of a difficult second quarter ahead.

clock June 27, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Hermes in Deal With Yacht Maker

Herm??s International is on a transportation kick.

clock June 27, 2008Katya Foreman

Caswell-Massey Luxury Collection items in Lavender & Violet.

Retail

Caswell-Massey Taking Luxury Approach

Nine months after acquiring Caswell-Massey Co. Ltd., investment firm Equitium Group is giving the venerable personal care brand a high-end spin by expanding…

clock June 27, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Roger & Gallet's Citrus line.

Products

Roger & Gallet Poised for U.S. Growth

Roger & Gallet, the pioneering French personal care brand, has a new positioning ??? and it’s private. Private luxury, that is: Luxury that is intimate,…

clock June 27, 2008Andrea Nagel and Alissa Cherry

Bumble and bumble's Curl Conscious line.

Hair

Bumble Revamps Curl Line

Bumble and bumble is aiming to give curly hair a new look and feel this fall with the relaunch of its Curl Conscious line.

clock June 27, 2008Michelle Edgar

The NACDS Marketplace show floor.

Beauty Features

Beauty Eyes Tough 2nd Half

Luring beauty shoppers from other outlets, learning about Coty’s plans for Del Cosmetics and finding that one item that could be the next big hit are the…

clock June 27, 2008Faye Brookman

Korres' new packaging shows a detailed ingredient list.

Skin Care

Korres Natural’s Packaging Spotlights Ingredient List

Sensing an urgency in the skin care market for labels that are transparent about what is in or is not in a product, Korres Natural Products is taking action…

clock June 27, 2008Andrea Nagel

Ken Paves' latest hair care line.

Hair

Ken Paves Healthy Hair Looks to Add Strength

Celebrity hairstylist Ken Pav??s aims to add a splash of color to the hair care aisle with a new line of temporary, at-home color drops, as well as with…

clock June 27, 2008Alissa Cherry

Financial

Beauty Shoppers Curb Spending

In gloomy periods gone by, shoppers continued to seek out little luxuries: a lipstick instead of a designer handbag, or a fragrance in lieu of a gown.

clock June 27, 2008Molly Prior

Select Keraskin items.

Skin Care

Kerastase’s Skin Care Play

K??raskin Esthetics, the treatment line from L’Or??al Professional Products Division, is to skin K??rastase is to hair, according to company…

clock June 27, 2008Jennifer Weil

The latest Mustela products.

Skin Care

Mustela Takes on Sensitive Skin

Mustela, which makes personal care products for babies and moms-to-be, is launching its third baby line in July, this one targeting tots with sensitive…

clock June 27, 2008Alissa Cherry

St. John's signature fragrance.

Fragrance

Fragrance Back in Focus at St. John

St. John got back into the fragrance game when it relaunched its signature women’s scent at its freestanding stores last month.

clock June 27, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Ralph Lauren found inspiration for his new women's fragrance, Notorious, in the film noir classics of Alfred Hitchcock and other Hollywood greats.

Fragrance

Noir Note

Ralph Lauren found inspiration for his new women’s fragrance, Notorious, in the film noir classics of Alfred Hitchcock and other Hollywood greats.

clock June 27, 2008Michelle Edgar

Paco Rabanne's latest men's scent, called 1 Million.

Fragrance

Paco Rabanne Goes for Gold With Latest Scent, 1 Million

No matter what their income bracket, young men will have a shot at smelling like a million next fall. That’s thanks to Paco Rabanne Parfums’ latest volley…

clock June 27, 2008Jennifer Weil

Severin Wunderman and his son, Michael.

Human Resources

Corum Owner Severin Wunderman

Severin Wunderman, a well-respected figure in the Swiss watch industry and the owner of the Corum brand, died Monday after a stroke. He was 69.

clock June 27, 2008Robert Murphy

Human Resources

Former Lord & Taylor Creative Director Kermit Adler

Kermit Adler, a former creative director at Lord & Taylor, died June 17 from a blood clot and a stroke, according to Frank Tartaglia, a friend and former…

clock June 27, 2008David Moin

Financial

Study: China Retail May Surpass Japan

China is poised to replace Japan as the world’s second-largest retail market by 2012, even as inflation slows some momentum from the consumer giant, a new…

clock June 27, 2008Evan Clark

Legal

Tesco Accused of Abuses

Tesco is the latest U.K. retailer to face allegations of human rights violations at factories supplying items for its clothing lines.

clock June 27, 2008Nina Jones

A view of Didier Ludot's Yves Saint Laurent display.

Designer and Luxury

Interest in YSL Designs Surging After His Death

Remembering Yves Saint Laurent, vintage guru Didier Ludot has filled the window of his Palais Royal boutique with around 20 embroidered suede creations by…

clock June 27, 2008Katya Foreman

Financial

Escada Posts Quarterly Loss

Escada Group’s profits and sales for the second quarter ended April 30 registered significant declines. Last week, Escada issued its second profit warning…

clock June 27, 2008Melissa Drier

A Giorgio Armani pen.

Designer and Luxury

Giorgio Armani Puts Touch to Pens

E-mails and text messages are the rage, but Giorgio Armani is adding a collection of limited edition pens to its accessories lines.

clock June 27, 2008Luisa Zargani

Natalie Coughlin in Speedo's Team USA LZR Racer.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Sweater Game… On Point… Reno’s New Gamble…

Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro are coming back from the wilderness, with the relaunch of their namesake brand set for next spring, likely in Paris.

clock June 27, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Retail Stocks Hit in Market Meltdown

The warnings and notes of caution came from the finance, automotive and technology sectors on Thursday, but by the time the bloodbath on Wall Street was…

clock June 27, 2008Jeanine Poggi and Matthew Lynch

Government and Trade

House Moves to Extend Apparel Monitoring Plan

The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $56.9 billion spending bill and instructed the administration to extend a Vietnam apparel monitoring…

clock June 27, 2008Kristi Ellis

Human Resources

In Brief: Claiborne Hire

Liz Claiborne Inc. has hired Elizabeth L. Reeves, senior vice president of human resources at Lincoln Financial Group in Philadelphia, as senior vice…

clock June 27, 2008WWD Staff

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