Major Designers Wait For First Lady’s Call

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Overview

Where in the world are Donna, Ralph and Calvin? Certainly not on the spousal circuit at the G-20 summit.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Kate Moss and Jennifer Lopez

People

Over the Top: Topshop Parties Continue

Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Jacobs, and Rosario Dawson join in the festivities surrounding Topshop’s U.S. opening.

clock April 2, 2009David Moin and Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

The Dow reached the 8,000 mark for the first time since Feb. 13.

Business Features

Retail Stocks Rise 4.3 Percent Thursday

G-20 optimism boosts shares as Dow tops 8,000.

clock April 2, 2009Evan Clark

A Photoshopped image of Michelle Obama in a look from Ralph Lauren fall.

Fashion Features

Dressing Michelle: Major Designers Wait for First Lady’s Call

When will Michelle Obama wear Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein?

clock April 2, 2009Bridget Foley

Beauty Features

Snippets: Board Appointment… Badger Move…

Revlon Inc. has elected Ann Jordan as a new addition to its board, increasing the size of the board to 12 members.

clock April 3, 2009WWD Staff

Mike Canizales

Body Care

Spa Chakra Takes Over Cornelia Day Resort

Spa Chakra may not ring a bell with many Manhattan spa goers, but those who call Cornelia Day Resort their go-to for luxury spa services will soon know it well.

clock April 3, 2009Andrea Nagel

St. Tropez items.

Body Care

St. Tropez Adds Stores and Blends New Scent

St. Tropez relaunches its lineup with pumped-up fragrance technology said to eliminate self-tanning product smell.

clock April 3, 2009Brid Costello

Joann Tyson

Marketing and Promotion

Cosmetic Promotions Fetes 20 Years, Expands Reach

At a time when many beauty companies are struggling to stay in business, one cosmetics firm is celebrating its 20-year anniversary.

clock April 3, 2009Faye Brookman

PerriconeMD Cosmeceuticals appeared on Gilt.com in March.

Skin Care

Gilt Groupe Flirts With Adding Beauty Brands

Luxury sample sale e-tailer Gilt is considering adding beauty as its fifth pillar.

clock April 3, 2009Molly Prior

A few of the newest items.

Skin Care

Body Tools Expands Face Care Offerings

Men’s personal care brand Body Tools Inc. has widened its face care range with the launch of five new treatment products.

clock April 3, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Natura Bisse’s newest item.

Body Care

Hands on for Natura Bisse

The hands are the next frontier for Natura Bisse, which in March rolled out an antiaging hand cream in the U.S.

clock April 3, 2009Holly Haber

The TouchBack root marker.

Hair

Roots Mark the Spot for TouchBack

ColorMetrics is offering a new weapon to combat gray roots for women who have been forced to stretch the time between salon visits to save money.

clock April 3, 2009Rachel Brown

Scrivo in her new salon.

Hair

Eva Scrivo Opens Salon on West Side

Eva Scrivo has a new Meatpacking District space.

clock April 3, 2009Andrea Nagel

CH Carolina Herrera is intended to be the newest pillar of the Herrera fragrance franchise.

Fragrance

CH Carolina Herrera Scent Set for U.S. Launch

With new scent CH Carolina Herrera, the designer and her daughter are aiming to add a third pillar to an already large U.S. fragrance business.

clock April 3, 2009Julie Naughton

The gifting counter.

Retail

Kiehl’s Spiffs Up Flagship

Kiehl’s Third Avenue flagship in Manhattan, which opened in 1851, has just completed a 21st-century overhaul.

clock April 3, 2009Julie Naughton

Legal

Judge OKs Parts of Suit Against A&F

Plaintiff alleges Abercrombie & Fitch supervisor discriminated against her based on hair color, race.

clock April 3, 2009Matthew Lynch

Financial

Impairment Leads Harry Winston to 4th-Qtr. Loss

Luxury jeweler Harry Winston attributes writeoff to goodwill decline in retail segment.

clock April 3, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Retail

Jones Launches Anne Klein E-Commerce

Anne Klein jumped into e-commerce Thursday with a dedicated site after parent company Jones Apparel Group Inc. issued a tender offer for its debt.

clock April 3, 2009Whitney Beckett

Business Features

Belk Hurt by Charges in Quarter

Belk Inc., the nation’s largest privately owned department store, took heavy fourth-quarter losses after writing down the value of previous acquisitions.

clock April 3, 2009Evan Clark

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: April 2, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock April 3, 2009WWD Staff

The new scent.

Fragrance

Le Labo’s Latest Fragrance: Oud 27

Niche fragrance marketer Le Labo is launching its first scent in three years, a fragrance called Oud 27, which was introduced Wednesday.

clock April 3, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Part of the revamped VS Makeup line.

Color Cosmetics

Victoria’s Secret Takes Cue From ‘Project Runway’

Victoria’s Secret Beauty is overhauling its Very Sexy color cosmetics assortment, and kicking that effort off with “Project Runway” winner Christian Siriano.

clock April 3, 2009Julie Naughton

Memoire Liquide at Fred Segal.

Retail

A New Mix: California Beauty Guru & Bloomie’s

Robin Coe-Hutshing, the queen of West Coast indie beauty retailing, is preparing to enter Bloomingdale’s on 59th Street.

clock April 3, 2009Pete Born

A poster for a Christian show.

Media

Russian Arch… Rei Kawakubo Collaboration… Maxim Moves Online…

Christian Dior is the latest French luxury brand to get a prestigious museum showcase in Russia.

clock April 3, 2009WWD Staff

Cheese is served chez Hermès.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Good Morning, Hermès… Barrett Hops the Pond…

“Was it too early?” Hermès chief executive Patrick Thomas asked sheepishly before dawn on Thursday.

clock April 3, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

New Italian brand SKITSCH launches

New design brand SKITSCH will consist of products created by many respected designers.

clock April 3, 2009Luisa Zargani

Retail

Prada Launches Second Madrid Store Today

Prada will launch its second Madrid store today on the Calle Serrano.

clock April 3, 2009Barbara Barker

Anne Hathaway, Valentino, Gwyneth Paltrow and Tom Ford.

Parties

Valentino: Shining Star on Rodeo Drive

Designer Valentino receives Walk of Style Award.

clock April 3, 2009Marcy Medina

Designer and Luxury

Tom Ford Revamps Asian Operations

Tom Ford International has made changes to its Asia business, forming a new retail operation and ending its partnership with Lane Crawford in the region.

clock April 3, 2009Samantha Conti and Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Just Cavalli May Extend License

Deal for Just Cavalli said near with Ittierre.

clock April 3, 2009Andrew Roberts

Retail

Brief: Weatherproof Appointment

Ron Rheingold has been named head of Weatherproof Garment Co.’s sweater division, where he will oversee design, production, merchandising and sales.

clock April 3, 2009WWD Staff

Essentialist

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Solange Knowles

Eye

Solange Takes Over Made by Google Party

clock 12hLeigh Nordstrom

Social Studies