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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 18hMiles Socha

Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

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

clock 5hAllison 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 5hKristi Ellis

Pursuit of Happiness: Fashion World Urges a Need for Optimism

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Overview

Fashion insiders insist a little optimism is essential to offset the media’s round-the-clock coverage of the gloom-and-doom economy.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Lululemon storefront

Retail

Lululemon Pushes Up E-Commerce Launch

Lululemon Athletica Inc. is accelerating its e-commerce launch and adding a new category in an effort to offset the slowdown in consumer spending.

clock January 23, 2009Whitney Beckett

Media

Condé Nast Consolidates Online Operations

WWD.com to remain under the Fairchild Fashion Group.

clock January 26, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

Financial

Unilever Acquires TIGI

Unilever has just inked a deal to acquire Dallas-based TIGI professional hair products business as well as its advanced education academies for $411.5 million.

clock January 26, 2009Brid Costello

Brad Pitt with Angelina Jolie in Max Azria and Tiffany & Co.

People

With the Stars at the SAG Awards

“This is like our bowling league night. Ours just happens to be high-profile,” said Holly Hunter at Sunday’s Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.

clock January 26, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Alberto-Culver’s First-Qtr. Net Up 2.4%

Alberto-Culver Co. reported a 2.4 percent rise in first-quarter profits and beat Wall Street analysts’ expectations.

clock January 27, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Human Resources

Walgreen Taps Wasson as New CEO

Walgreen Co. has named Gregory D. Wasson, 50, its new chief executive officer and a director of the company effective Feb. 1.

clock January 27, 2009WWD Staff

Indian apparel exports dipped for the third straight month in October.

Textiles

Global Downturn Hurts Indian Textile Firms

The Indian government and the central bank unveiled a second economic stimulus package, but executives said it’s unlikely to help the textile industry.

clock January 27, 2009N. Vasuki Rao

Financial

Cash Remains King for Credit Ratings

Fitch study finds outside funding harder to come by.

clock January 27, 2009Evan Clark

Financial

Job Losses at Quiksilver

Quiksilver Inc. said Monday it will lay off 150 employees and leave 50 positions unfilled in its Americas division.

clock January 27, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg and Khanh T.L. Tran

Inside Eton.

Fashion Features

Eton of Sweden Opens at Plaza

Luxury shirtmaker Eton of Sweden has opened its first U.S. store at the Plaza Hotel in New York.

clock January 27, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Firm Robert Graham Unveils Shop Concept

Robert Graham introduces a new shop concept, inspired by old-world steamer trunks.

clock January 27, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Ready To Wear

Wolfe Forecasts a Bold, Colorful Spring 2010

Michelle Obama’s inauguration suit embodies the colorful, pulled-together, classic dressing that David Wolfe predicts spring 2010 will welcome.

clock January 27, 2009Whitney Beckett

A still from “Coraline.”

People

The Animated World of Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher talks up “Coraline,” Henry Selick’s 3-D, animated stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novella.

clock January 27, 2009Jessica Iredale

Business Features

Sailing Ahead: Damiani Backs Yacht Team

Jewelry firm Damiani is sponsoring the Italia Challenge team at the upcoming Louis Vuitton Pacific Series race.

clock January 27, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Dior’s new 42 mm diving watch from its Chiffre Rouge line.

Watches

Dior Ups Timepiece Ante

Christian Dior is bulking up its timepiece offer for 2009.

clock January 27, 2009Katya Foreman

The 2009 Burberry Gardener bag

Business Features

Burberry Aims to Grow in Japan

Burberry recently tapped Masaki Iwase as president of Burberry Japan, a newly created role, and plans to open five stores.

clock January 27, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Salles in Valentino.

Fashion Features

Obit: Lucia Moreira Salles, Famed Model

Lucia Moreira Salles, a former model and muse to both Valentino and Coco Chanel, died Saturday.

clock January 27, 2009Miles Socha and Alessandra Ilari and Natasha Montrose

Fashion Features

Hartmarx Seeks to Stay Whole

Spring 2009 orders for Hartmarx, whose suits are worn by President Barack Obama, will be shipped, says ceo Homi Patel.

clock January 27, 2009Vicki M. Young and Brenner Thomas

Gisele Bündchen in the spring Rampage ad campaign.

Media

Memo Pad: Gisele Does Rampage… From ‘Mamma Mia!’ to Movado…

Rampage is stepping it up a notch with a new face — Gisele Bündchen…. Amanda Seyfried has signed on as a brand ambassador to Movado…

clock January 27, 2009WWD Staff

The Virgins in the Barneys mailer.

Retail

Different Strokes for Barneys Folks

Simon Doonan has given Barneys’ spring catalogue, featuring New York-based rock band the Virgins and crocodile laser clutches, his seal of approval.

clock January 27, 2009Sharon Edelson and Jean E. Palmieri

The Mall of America is offering GWPs for its on-site amusement park.

Ready To Wear

Fashion World Orders Optimism

Despite deepening recession, fashion insiders insist a little optimism is essential.

clock January 27, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: January 26, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock January 27, 2009WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Fiber Price Sheet: January 26, 2009

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock January 27, 2009WWD Staff

Lanvin Men's Fall 2009

Retail

Risky Moves in Paris Men’s Shows

Buyers weigh in on French men’s wear designers and their daring moves.

clock January 27, 2009WWD Staff

Glenn Close and Giorgio Armani

Fashion Scoops

From the Paris Runways… Michelle’s Controversy Swirls…

Glenn Close kicked back at the Giorgio Armani Privé couture show Monday.

clock January 27, 2009WWD Staff

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Giorgio Armani

Business

Pambianco Study: Armani, Valentino, Zegna Top Three for Potential IPOs

clock 15hLuisa Zargani

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