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BREAKING: Consuelo Castiglioni to Leave Marni

Francesco Risso will become creative director of the label.

clock 4hLuisa Zargani


British Designer Richard Nicoll Dies at 38

The designer had most recently been freelancing after running his own label and working at Cerruti and Jack Wills.

clock 4hPatty Huntington


Reebok Names Steinbruck Creative Director

The designer has worked for Ellie Saab, Porsche Design and Kenneth Cole.

clock 8hJean E. Palmieri

A Tougher Time Ahead: Luxury Watch Sector Feels Economy’s Woes

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After several years of booming business, Switzerland’s luxury watch sector is coming under pressure as the global economy shrivels and sales slow, including in emerging growth markets from China to Russia.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Giorgio Armani Privé Couture Spring 2009.


Petal Power: Floral Looks From Couture

“Lights, flowers, action” might have been the mantra on the Paris spring couture runways.

clock January 30, 2009WWD Staff

Marc Jacobs

Designer and Luxury

Marc Jacobs Slashes Invitees

Fewer people to attend show.

clock January 30, 2009Bridget Foley


Simon Recasts Quarterly Dividend

The nation’s largest mall operator registered higher fourth-quarter funds.

clock February 2, 2009Matthew Lynch

Carey Mulligan


A Young Actress Wins Over Sundance

Carey Mulligan has been wowing audiences and critics at the Utah film festival.

clock February 2, 2009Marcy Medina


Sears Axes 300 Workers

Sears Holdings Corp. on Friday shed 300 corporate employees from its support center locations after a review of its business needs.

clock February 2, 2009WWD Staff

Camilla Belle in Alexander McQueen.


Red-Carpet Flash: Camilla Belle

The fashion plate dons Alexander McQueen at the premiere of “Push.”

clock February 2, 2009WWD Staff

Sensing restaurant in Boston Fairmont Battery Warf hotel.


Michelin Stars in Boston

Le Grand Véfour’s Guy Martin opens Sensing in the new Fairmont Battery Wharf.

clock February 2, 2009Chantal Goupil


Icelandic Baugur Group Shrinking

Baugur Group, the troubled Icelandic retail investor with minority stakes in fashion players such as Saks Fifth Avenue, is shrinking by the day.

clock February 2, 2009Samantha Conti and Nina Jones


Eye Scoop: The Noels

“The Noels are going to spend the rest of their lives in court,” predicted one society source.

clock February 2, 2009WWD Staff

Rachel Zoe and Nicole Richie.

Fashion Scoops

Rachel Zoe and Nicole Richie Hug… Life Aquatic… Hotel Del Diane…

Rachel Zoe hosted a bash Thursday for Tracey Cunningham and Byron Williams.

clock February 2, 2009WWD Staff

Haresh Tharani, Michael Setola and Greg Norman.


Tharanco Purchases Greg Norman Line

The Greg Norman Collection is changing hands.

clock February 2, 2009Jean E. Palmieri


Hanesbrands Fourth Quarter Net Falls

Hanesbrands Inc. said restructuring charges and a broad-based drop in sales contributed to a reduction in profits in the fourth quarter.

clock February 2, 2009Matthew Lynch


Protectionist Fears Strike Davos Forum

Major business and political leaders expressed widespread fears at the annual World Economic Forum.

clock February 2, 2009John Zarocostas

Business Features

In Brief: Coach Speculation… AmericasMart Date Change…

More than 13,800 Coach Inc. calls changed hands, fueled by rumors that French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH might acquire the luxury accessories marketer.

clock February 2, 2009WWD Staff

A Cartier watch.


Tough Times for Luxury Watches

SIHH show reflects down economy.

clock February 2, 2009Robert Murphy

Ultra catwalk show.


Paris Lingerie Show Sees Falloff in Foreign Buyers

The Salon International de la Lingerie was hit by a drop in international retailers, and several regular exhibitors withdrew.

clock February 2, 2009Katya Foreman

De Beers has a stash of surplus diamonds.


De Beers Considers Expanding Client Base

The Diamond Trading Co., De Beers’ commercial arm, may go outside its tight circle of elite clients to sell its extra diamond stock.

clock February 2, 2009Samantha Conti

Franco Pianegonda

Designer and Luxury

Jewelers Focus on Style and Craftsmanship at Vicenzaoro

Vicenzaoro show reflects streamlined luxury.

clock February 2, 2009Stephanie Epiro

A Kir bracelet.


JA NY Show Feels Pinch From Recession

Buyers and new styles were scarce at the JA NY Winter Show.

clock February 2, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Human Resources

Poleci Appoints New President

Poleci has named Jean Claude Huon as president.

clock February 2, 2009Julee Kaplan

The January 2009 cover of O, The Oprah Magazine.


Memo Pad: Oprah Boosts Sales… AMI’s New Deal… Boodro Departs…

After months of extensions, American Media Inc. has completed a financial restructuring that gives bondholders 95 percent of the company’s stock.

clock February 2, 2009WWD Staff

Footwear from Tod’s.


Tod’s Sales Increase 7.7% in 2008

Luxury firm bullish about 2009.

clock February 2, 2009Luisa Zargani


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American Apparel Keeping Options Open as Bidders Said Circling

clock 8hVicki M. Young and Kari Hamanaka

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