Giorgio Takes Fifth

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Group Says Retailers Broke Fur Labeling Law

An investigation conducted by the Humane Society of the United States has found some of the city’s largest retailers to be violating fur labeling laws.

clock February 16, 2009Ross Tucker

Patricia Field


Cherry Blossoms and Japanese Cuisine at Patricia Field’s Birthday

Sunday night, Patricia Field celebrated her 67th birthday at Amalia with a Japanese-themed dinner.

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Desiree Rogers

Fashion Scoops

White House Social Secretary at Carolina Herrera

White House social secretary Desiree Rogers attended her first New York Fashion Week.

clock February 16, 2009WWD Staff


L’Oréal 2008 Net Profits Drop

Full-year revenues rise.

clock February 16, 2009Jennifer Weil

Alexander Wang


Parisian Club Sandwich Party Conquers NYC

Paris party Club Sandwich came to New York Sunday night and held court at private club Norwood.

clock February 16, 2009WWD Staff


Economy and Timing Slow Paris Textile Fairs

Premiere Vision and Texworld caught in myriad of problems.

clock February 17, 2009Robert Murphy and Katya Foreman

Coco Rocha and Mischa Barton

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Miss Sixty Fall 2009

Images from the front row at Miss Sixty RTW fall 2009.

clock February 16, 2009WWD Staff


Gap to Franchise in Israel

Elbit Trade & Retail Ltd. will open the first Gap and Banana Republic stores in Israel.

clock February 17, 2009Arnold J. Karr

HOK Sport’s “knitted” fashion theater with a spiraling runway and capacity for 5,000 people would be ideally located at Seventh Avenue and 38th Street to redefine the fashion district.

Fashion Features

Architects Design Fashion of the Future

WWD asked seven architecture firms to brainstorm what’s next for Seventh Avenue, preferably more George Jetson than garmento.

clock February 17, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Sir Philip Green, Topshop

Ready To Wear

Topshop Gets Ready for SoHo Opening

Flamboyant owner Sir Philip Green isn’t about to change his strategy for Topshop’s U.S. debut.

clock February 17, 2009David Moin


H&M Comp Sales Drop 1 Percent

Hennes & Mauritz reported a 1 percent drop in comparable-store sales in January, but overall revenues for the month were up 9 percent.

clock February 17, 2009Ellen Groves

A look from Cartier’s new Trinity collection.


Cartier to Unveil New Trinity Line at Phillip Lim Show

Cartier will launch a new Trinity collection on the 3.1 Phillip Lim runway.

clock February 17, 2009Sophia Chabbott

The grand staircase.

Designer and Luxury

Giorgio Armani’s Kind of Town

Designer Giorgio Armani speaks to WWD about his new Manhattan flagship store, which opens on Fifth Avenue today.

clock February 17, 2009Marc Karimzadeh and Alessandra Ilari

Business Features

Versace Auction Expected to Raise Over $2M

Sotheby’s London will auction Gianni Versace’s furniture, paintings and art works.

clock February 17, 2009Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Polo Will Move Distribution for Southeast Asia In-House

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. will take over its Southeast Asia wholesale and retail distribution from Dickson Concepts International Ltd., effective Jan. 1, 2010.

clock February 17, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Charlize Theron and Eve Ensler at the V-Day Luncheon in Los Angeles.


Memo Pad: Hathaway for V-Day… Cavalli’s Happy Times… Teen Spirit…

Hosted by feminist playwright Eve Ensler and Glamour, the V-Day luncheon at the Four Seasons hotel was full of celebrities like Anne Hathaway.

clock February 17, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Vionnet’s Revival… Amanda Peet at Thakoon… Brian Reyes’ After-Party…

Matteo Marzotto has bought Vionnet, the legendary French couture house, according to industry sources.

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Social Studies