Barack Obama: What Should He Wear?

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The world now knows that President-elect Barack Obama will wear a Hart Schaffner Marx single-button, notch-lapel tuxedo for the evening festivities on Inauguration Day.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Marketing and Promotion

LVMH Acquires Montaudon Champagne

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton on Friday said it acquired France’s Montaudon champagne house regarded for exclusive vintages.

clock December 12, 2008Robert Murphy


General Growth Refinances Portion of Debt

Investors sent General Growth shares skyrocketing on Friday.

clock December 12, 2008Evan Clark


Retail Sales Up in November

Sales fall from a year ago.

clock December 12, 2008Liza Casabona

Jessica Szohr


Teen Vogue’s Holiday Soiree

Young girls in cocktail frocks showed their party dedication Thursday night, braving a torrential downpour and blustery winds to attend a Teen Vogue event.

clock December 12, 2008WWD Staff

Taraji Henson


Unbuttoned at the Soho Grand

The Soho Grand hosted a party after the Pamella Roland-sponsored screening of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

clock December 12, 2008WWD Staff


Kohl’s, Forever 21 in $6.25M Deal for 46 Mervyns Leases

Kohl’s will get 31 locations, and Forever 21 Inc. will take 15, pending bankruptcy court approval.

clock December 12, 2008David Moin

"Jungle Bettie," photographed in Africa in the Fifties.

Fashion Features

The Immortal Bettie Page

Long before Dita Von Teese donned Lucite heels and stripped down to her bejeweled, barely there underthings, there was Bettie Page.

clock December 12, 2008Sarah Haight

A Damiani necklace.


Damiani’s Growing Pains

Venerable Italian jeweler Damiani takes a multitiered approach.

clock December 15, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Earrings from Jack Vartanian.

Designer and Luxury

Jeweler Vartanian Opens on Madison Avenue

Jack Vartanian is bringing the colors of Brazil to Manhattan.

clock December 15, 2008Sophia Chabbott

A Swarovski watch.


Findings: Swarovski Launches Watch Collection… Lambertson Online…

Swarovski is launching a watch collection in April at Switzerland’s Baselworld, hitting stores for spring.

clock December 15, 2008WWD Staff

Business Features

Wal-Mart CEO Talks Economy on ‘Meet the Press’

On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” Scott said consumers have noticeably changed their shopping behavior at Wal-Mart stores.

clock December 15, 2008Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Talks to Reach Doha Deal Stall Again

The United States, China, Brazil and India are unable to agree on lowering trade barriers.

clock December 15, 2008John Zarocostas


DKNY Jeans Hits the Street… Models 1 Snapped Up… Stella and Kate…

DKNY Jeans hit the streets for spring.

clock December 15, 2008WWD Staff

Business Features

Samsung Fashion Winners… Miller Taps Two… Mall Shooter Sentenced…

Samsung Cheil Industries Inc. revealed the winners of the 2009 Samsung Fashion & Design Fund… Nicole Miller has promoted David Weissman…

clock December 15, 2008WWD Staff


Delinquencies Rise for Store Credit Cards

One less source of credit for some shoppers.

clock December 15, 2008Evan Clark

Government and Trade

Wholesale Apparel Prices Inch Up 0.2 Percent

The Labor Department reported Friday an increase in November apparel prices.

clock December 15, 2008Liza Casabona

The new Anna Hu store at the Plaza.

Fashion Trends

Anna Hu Jewelry Salon Opens at the Plaza

Anna Hu, who will open her first U.S. store at the Plaza today, holds two master’s degrees and is an award-winning concert cellist.

clock December 15, 2008Jessica Iredale


CEW Event Honors Estée Lauder Cos.

Around 800 beauty industry executives gathered at The Waldorf-Astoria hotel Friday afternoon to honor the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.

clock December 15, 2008Julie Naughton

The dramatically lit icon wall.


Georg Jensen’s New Home

Georg Jensen’s newly expanded and redesigned flagship at 687 Madison Avenue has all the comforts of home.

clock December 15, 2008Sharon Edelson

Dolce & Gabbana’s version of the Maglia Rosa.

Fashion Scoops

D&G’s Pink Race… Coca Rocha Has a Twin… Camilla Meets Vivienne…

Dolce & Gabbana are helping Italy… Coco Rocha certainly stole the spotlight… The Duchess of Cornwall cast caution to the wind…

clock December 15, 2008WWD Staff

A second Brooks Brothers look for evening.

Fashion Features

Inauguration ’09: What Should Obama Wear?

WWD asked famous designers to sketch what they thought the new president should wear on his historic day.

clock December 14, 2008David Lipke and Alex Badia

Rose Byrne


Snapshot: Rose Byrne

WWD catches up with the Aussie actress Rose Byrne from the Fox series, “Damages.”

clock December 15, 2008Vanessa Lawrence


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Justine Bateman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alysia ReinerChanel x Tribeca Film Festival Women's Filmmaker luncheon, Odeon Restaurant, New York, USA - 20 Apr 2018


Chanel, Jane Rosenthal Celebrate Female Filmmakers at TFF 2018

clock April 20, 2018Kristen Tauer

Social Studies