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A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

clock 17hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

clock 12hMaghan McDowell

Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

clock 12hWWD Staff

Battle of the Titans: LVMH Awarded $61.3M In eBay Counterfeit Case

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Overview

A landmark decision in a legal battle between luxury goods companies and eBay was handed down by a French court, slapping the online auction site with the highest fine ever awarded against it in Europe.

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Financial

Designers & Agents Adds Green Market

To market, to market.

clock July 1, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Report: Lapses by Governments May Support Sweatshops

Government purchases from some factories manufacturing employee uniforms could inadvertently use tax dollars to support sweatshops, according to a report released today by SweatFree Communities, a network of U.S. antisweatshop campaigns affiliated…

clock July 1, 2008Liza Casabona

Fashion Features

Terence Spillane, 52

Terence Spillane, director of global media relations at Cushman & Wakefield, died of a heart attack Thursday. He was 52.

clock July 1, 2008David Moin

Financial

Distribution Centers Being Skipped for Speed, Savings

Retailers and manufacturers are working to cut costs, speed deliveries and help the environment by skipping a key stop in a product’s journey from overseas to shelf display — the vendor’s distribution center.

clock July 1, 2008Holly Haber

Financial

Bill Threatens More Monitoring of Vietnam, China

Six months away from quota-free trade with China, apparel retailers and brands should be celebrating, but are instead gearing up to lobby against a bill in Congress that could put their imports from China and Vietnam back under the government’s spotlight.

clock July 1, 2008Kristi Ellis

Textiles

Industry Shift Brings Textile Trade Shows to West Coast

As textile shows struggle and fall by the wayside in New York, fair organizers are turning their sights to the West Coast.

clock July 1, 2008Ross Tucker

People

Horsing Around

There are certain ornamentations one expects to find in the yard of a well-appointed Hamptons estate — blue hydrangea bushes, sparkling black-bottom pools, the occasional garden statue.

clock July 1, 2008WWD Staff

Lifestyle

Made In China

Learning to tell the difference between forks, where to find fresh basil and how to say mis en place in Mandarin are not your typical Olympic training…

clock July 1, 2008WWD Staff

People

Red Carpet Flash

Meryl Streep always claims she can’t be bothered with fashion. "I just found it so exhausting," she told W magazine after working on "The Devil Wears Prada."

clock July 1, 2008WWD Staff

Jewelry

Rock Style

Jewelry ateliers in Paris are planning to add sparkle to the Biennale des Antiquaires, which will be held at the Grand Palais Sept. 11 to 21. Cartier and…

clock July 1, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Festive Notes

Embroidery, feathers and ribbons. Such painterly whimsies were the starting point of Roger Vivier’s fall couture collection, inspired by the painted fabric…

clock July 1, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Battle of the Titans: LVMH Awarded $61.3M In EBay Counterfeit Case

EBay’s legal troubles just got deeper — at least in France.

clock July 1, 2008Ellen Groves and Natasha Montrose

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: It Could Have Been Thursday At 5 P.M…

A major holiday weekend is approaching and that usually means one thing: American Media Inc. uses the moment to issue its latest financial results.

clock July 1, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Chalayan Expands With Pre-Collection, Footwear

Already kicking his business into a higher gear under PPR ownership, Hussein Chalayan said Monday that he added a pre-collection for spring 2009 retailing,…

clock July 1, 2008Miles Socha

Fashion Features

The Return of Mugler

Overtipping the wacky balance is out of fashion in today’s climate, and for Thierry Mugler’s debut capsule collection, designer Rosemary Rodriguez clearly…

clock July 1, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

A Little Flirtation

Crashing the couture, Vanessa Seward presented her resort collection for the house of Azzaro.

clock July 1, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Exhibit Showcases the Art of Marriage

For an exhibition that opens with rows of virginal white gowns, “Wedded Bliss, The Marriage of Art and Ceremony” ends up being full-bodied and at times…

clock July 1, 2008Katherine Bowers

Fashion Features

Paris in Motion

Irreverent chic, sculptural looks and spangles were on offer as the Paris fall couture

clock July 1, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Valentino: The Shape of Things to Come

Alessandra Facchinetti’s insecurities and nervousness about her first couture collection for Valentino quickly abated when she began working with the seamstresses in the house’s storied atelier.

clock July 1, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Financial

Majority Stake in Gérard Darel Sold to Advent International

Private equity firm Advent International has acquired a majority stake in French fashion retailer Gérard Darel with a view to doubling its sales within five years and expanding its global presence.

clock July 1, 2008Ellen Groves

Financial

New Virginia Laws Stiffen Penalties for Counterfeiting

A new group of Virginia laws that go into effect today broaden protection and increase penalties against counterfeiting and piracy.

clock July 1, 2008Liza Casabona

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Lady Bunch… Funny Business… Hot And Dusty…

After a busy schedule promoting “The Incredible Hulk” and “The Strangers,” Liv Tyler decided to treat her little sister, Chelsea, who’s studying music, to the couture week experience.

clock July 1, 2008WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Clarins Announces Plan to De-List Firm…

Groupe Clarins is on its way to becoming a privately held company.

clock July 1, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

In Brief: Bad Day For LJ… New Almay Face…

Shares of Hong Kong-based jewelry manufacturer and retailer LJ International Inc. lost more than one-seventh of their value in over-the-counter trading Monday after the firm reported first-quarter earnings lifted only by a real estate gain and issued…

clock July 1, 2008WWD Staff

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