The Obama Momentum: Smarts, Style Create A New Kind of Power

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When Barack Obama takes the oath of office as the 44th President of the United States, he assumes the mantle of Leader of the Free World.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Alexander McQueen


McQueen, Puma to Unveil Clothing Line

Sport-inspired range for women and men to bow next week in Milan.

clock January 16, 2009Samantha Conti


Arden, Lauder Cut Guidance

Downturn hits beauty firms.

clock January 16, 2009Matthew Lynch

Government and Trade

Apparel Prices Continue Slide

December apparel prices fell a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent compared with November.

clock January 16, 2009Liza Casabona

Business Features

Six Belk Employees Among Survivors of Hudson River Jet Crash

Buyers and merchandise managers were returning from market week.

clock January 16, 2009Elizabeth Thurman

Lord & Taylor


Centralizing at Hudson’s Bay Trading Co.

Lord & Taylor cuts 170 jobs.

clock January 16, 2009David Moin

A Ralph Lauren watch.


Ralph Lauren Launches Watches

Ralph Lauren galloped into Geneva for a gala dinner this past Sunday to launch the American designer’s first luxury watches.

clock January 19, 2009Samantha Conti and Robert Murphy

Mary J. Blige at the "We Are One" concert.


Pre-Inaugural Parties Begin

The “We Are One” concert at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday was a true test of egos.

clock January 19, 2009WWD Staff

President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama arrive at "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial" January 18, 2009 in Washington, DC.

Designer and Luxury

Michelle Obama: A Woman of Substance

For the first of the inaugural festivities, Michelle Obama opted for a pledge of allegiance to Narciso Rodriguez.

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Serena Williams

Skin Care

Serena’s Latest Mission

Serena Williams has been signed as the newest spokeswoman for Mission Skincare.

clock January 20, 2009Matthew W. Evans


In Brief: Bottega Taps Flore… Primark Pledges Improvement…

Bottega Veneta has named a new U.S. regional president… Primark, the low-priced U.K. fast-fashion chain…

clock January 20, 2009WWD Staff


CEO Confidence Hits All-Time Low

Executive sentiment about economy drops 40% in fourth quarter.

clock January 20, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Anna Wintour at the Sundance Film Festival.


Anna Wintour’s Mountain High… Galli Exits Prada…

A documentary about the fashion world is causing the biggest buzz… Tomaso Galli is leaving… Rumors are flying that Geordie Greig…

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A new process from Zegna Baruffa enhances color in cashmere and wool yarns.


Pitti Filati Vendors See Challenges in ’09

Italian spinners face a turbulent year as they are pulled deeper into the economic storm.

clock January 20, 2009Stephanie Epiro

Silks by KBC.


State of Confusion at N.Y. Textile Shows

Buyers and mills struggle with an unclear vision of what direction the reeling global economy might take this year.

clock January 20, 2009Ross Tucker

Giorgio Armani on his men’s runway.

Fashion Features

Giorgio Armani on Fashion and Finance

Designer talks about men’s wear and beyond.

clock January 20, 2009Miles Socha and Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Features

Dueling Designers

Armani and Dolce and Gabbana square off.

clock January 20, 2009WWD Staff

A rendering of the new store.

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors to Open Collection Flagship in London

Store will feature women’s rtw, accessories and fragrances.

clock January 20, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Barack Obama on Election Night.

Fashion Features

Hartmarx Faces Credit Crunch

Although Barack Obama will wear a Hart Schaffner Marx tuxedo to his inauguration, the Chicago firm responsible for his attire is feeling the credit crunch.

clock January 20, 2009Arnold J. Karr and Brenner Thomas

Steven Stipelman's rendering of the Obama style.

Fashion Features

The Obama Momentum: Smarts, Style Create a New Kind of Power

When Barack Obama takes the oath of office as the 44th president of the United States, he assumes the mantle of Leader of the Free World.

clock January 20, 2009Bridget Foley


Daily Stock Wrap: January 19th, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock January 20, 2009WWD Staff


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La Boutique L’Oréal Paris


L’Oréal Acquires Professional Hair Color Brand Pulp Riot

clock 22hSamantha Conti

Social Studies