Big Boost for Textiles: Obama Vows to Back Industry’s Key Goals

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Jones Net Falls 93 Percent; Revenues Drop 6 Percent

It was not a good third quarter for Jones Apparel Group.

clock October 29, 2008Vicki M. Young


P&G Profits Rise 8.7 Percent

Strong beauty sales drive revenue.

clock October 29, 2008Molly Prior

Victoria Beckham and Giorgio Armani

Marketing and Promotion

Victoria Beckham Signs On for Armani Underwear Ads

Victoria Beckham is taking her clothes off — at least partially — for Giorgio Armani.

clock October 29, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Barack Obama spoke Wednesday in Raleigh, N.C.

Government and Trade

Obama Details Textile Policy Stance

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama pledges to support five key textile industry policies.

clock October 29, 2008Kristi Ellis

Mandy Gosling and Kelli Garner


Getty Hosts Gn

Jacqui Getty hosted a dinner Tuesday night for Andrew Gn at her vast Hollywood Hills office space.

clock October 29, 2008WWD Staff


Obituary: Bernard Groger, Former WWD Market Editor

Bernard Groger, a former market editor at WWD, died Oct. 23 at Community Hospital in New Port Richey, Fla. He was 79.

clock October 30, 2008WWD Staff

Government and Trade

U.S. Seeks to Ease Product Safety Process for Importers

The federal government is launching a pilot program to help importers meet more stringent consumer product safety standards.

clock October 30, 2008Liza Casabona



What Women Want

The top gifts women ages 18 and over would like to receive this holiday season.

clock October 30, 2008Cecily Hall

A rendering of a chapel in Plaza de la Concepción, Mexico City.

Fashion Features

Letter From Mexico City: Fashion Gets Serious

Fashion may rule across Mexico, but Mexico City, the largest metropolitan area in the Western hemisphere, is acclaimed as the nation’s fashion capital.

clock October 30, 2008Anna Fusoni

Government and Trade

Letter From Mexico City: Vital Stats

Mexico City population… Metro area population… Area… Number of cars…

clock October 30, 2008WWD Staff

What they are wearing in Mexico City.


Letter from Mexico City: Scene

Eating, drinking, dining and shopping in Mexico City.

clock October 30, 2008Marisol Conover

Campbell Scott in “The Atheist.”


Q&A: Campbell Scott

The indie actor finds something to believe in with his off-off-Broadway play “The Atheist.”

clock October 30, 2008Emily Holt

A look from Kentucky Denim Co.


Kentucky Denim Returns With Vintage View

Kentucky Denim Co. is returning to the women’s premium denim market for the holiday season under new ownership and a focus on vintage Americana styling.

clock October 30, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

One of three spin-painted 501s by Damien Hirst.


Art Star Damien Hirst Creates New Levi’s Jeans

The second collaboration between artist Damien Hirst and Levi’s has resulted in three works of art of spin-painted 501 styles.

clock October 30, 2008Luisa Zargani

Looks from the second eco-collection.


James Jeans Tries a Deeper Shade of ‘Green’

James Jeans is looking to beef up its green credentials by doing more than just using organic cotton for the label’s second environmentally friendly collection.

clock October 30, 2008Ross Tucker

A look from Rebecca Minkoff’s sportswear line.


Rebecca Minkoff Launches Sportswear With a Touch of Liz Taylor

Rebecca Minkoff is determined to get it right when it comes to sportswear.

clock October 30, 2008Julee Kaplan

Fashion Features

Margiela Launches Pre-Collection

Maison Martin Margiela said Wednesday it would launch Avant Premiere, a pre-collection to be unveiled to the trade late next month.

clock October 30, 2008Miles Socha’s home page.


Neiman Marcus and Belk Spruce Up Web Sites

New sites aim for more compelling visuals, shopper convenience.

clock October 30, 2008Rusty Williamson and Georgia Lee

Christine Schwarzman and Kalliope Rena


Good Timing at The Box… Male Supermodel Plus Gummy Bears…

Mike Myers emceed a charity event held at The Box Monday night. Further downtown, Candy Bar reopened with Tyson Beckford in attendance.

clock October 30, 2008WWD Staff

Michelle Obama in J. Crew.

Fashion Scoops

The Obama Factor… Waiting for Beyonce… Halloween Parties…

Michelle Obama may very well be the new Oprah Winfrey when it comes to Midas-type on-air mentions.

clock October 30, 2008WWD Staff

William Ackman


Target Pressured to Spin Off Real Estate

Activist investor William Ackman wants to separate Target Corp. from its real estate.

clock October 30, 2008Evan Clark

Yves Saint Laurent

Fashion Features

YSL Exhibit Heads to M.H. de Young Museum

DeYoung Museum to celebrate designer’s life and work.

clock October 30, 2008Joanna Ramey


Restructuring Costs Hit Hanesbrands Net

The apparel maker reported an almost 60 percent decline in third-quarter earnings.

clock October 30, 2008Matthew Lynch

Big Bird, Elmo and Martha Stewart.


Macy’s Fetes 150 With Fireworks

Macy’s 150th birthday is being celebrated coast-to-coast, but the national chain staged its biggest bash Tuesday in New York, the department store’s hometown.

clock October 30, 2008David Moin

Government and Trade

Fed Rate Cut Lifts Retail Stocks Wednesday

S&P Retail Index closed up almost 1.7% Wednesday.

clock October 30, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

Human Resources

Gap Encourages Employee Time Off at Headquarters

All work and no play is apparently not the Gap way.

clock October 30, 2008David Moin

Guy Baxter’s Tencel denim and organic cotton dress. Jules Smith jewelry; The Generic Man shoes.

Fashion Trends

Denim: Dressed Up

While the denim market is buzzing about boyfriend jeans and distressed looks, there’s also plenty of newness in the form of tailored dresses.

clock October 30, 2008Kim Friday

Barack Obama spoke Wednesday in Raleigh, N.C.

Government and Trade

Big Boost for Textiles: Obama Vows to Back Industry’s Key Goals

With North Carolina a key swing state in Tuesday’s presidential election, Barack Obama has pledged, to support five key textile industry policy positions.

clock October 30, 2008Kristi Ellis

Robert Draper


Q&A With Robert Draper… The Cuts Go On… Meredith Down…

WWD interviews GQ correspondent Robert Draper about reporting on the campaign trail. Also in Memo Pad: ‘The Cuts Go On’ and ‘Meredith Down.’

clock October 30, 2008WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap

The days best and worst performers.

clock October 30, 2008WWD Staff


Kao Posts Earnings Increase

Kao Corp. reported first-half net profits this week that were up 10.5 percent year-on-year to 32.4 billion yen, or $304.4 million at average exchange.

clock October 30, 2008Koji Hirano


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