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Cosmoprof Shanghai Postponed Until 2010

The event, recently renamed Shanghai Style, has been rescheduled to an unspecified date in 2010.

clock August 10, 2009Lisa Movius


NRDC Unit to Become REIT

NRDC Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition corporation or SPAC, is converting into a new company called Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.

clock August 10, 2009David Moin

Louis XV chandelier

Fashion Scoops

Second YSL Auction to Fetch $5.7M

Furniture and works of art from the Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé collection are expected to fetch up to $5.7 million, in a charity auction at Christie’s.

clock August 10, 2009Elena Berton

Gwyneth Paltrow


Smooth Ride at Seinfeld’s Baby Buggy Event

At her annual Baby Buggy fundraiser Jessica Seinfeld made no bones about the economic strain on her party-planning.

clock August 10, 2009WWD Staff

A look from Kluk CGDT.


Hot Fuzz: South African Mohair Industry Looks to Raise Profile

South Africa is one of the world’s largest producers of mohair, but many South Africans have negative perceptions of the fiber.

clock August 11, 2009Bambina Wise

Government and Trade

Customs Fraud Penalties Higher This Year

Larger fines follow lifting of China quotas.

clock August 11, 2009Liza Casabona

Antoinette et Freddy booth at Printsource.


Bold Looks at Print Shows Reflect Mood

At Direction by Indigo and Printsource textile and surface design trade shows last week, spirits were high.

clock August 11, 2009Court Williams

Scarlet & Violet at Anya Hindmarch

Marketing and Promotion

European Stores Order Tea and Manicures

During the dog days of summer, European retailers are trying to lure shoppers with celebrity readings, themed evenings and teas.

clock August 11, 2009WWD Staff

Arlo Guthrie

Fashion Features

Woodstock at 40: Arlo Guthrie Reflects on Wilder Days

Arlo Guthrie, folk singing scion, was a mere 19 years old when he took the stage to perform at Woodstock.

clock August 11, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Fashion Features

Woodstock at 40: Behind the Music With Bill Thompson

When Bill Thompson, the manager of Jefferson Airplane, first heard about Woodstock, he thought it would be “a pretty good show.”

clock August 11, 2009Vanessa Lawrence

Richie Havens

Fashion Features

Woodstock at 40: Richie Havens on the Incredible Show

Like many of the musicians who showed up at Woodstock, Richie Havens was a charismatic, free-spirited folkster with a message.

clock August 11, 2009Bobbi Queen

Marvin Fenster

Human Resources

Obit: Marvin Fenster, Ex-Macy’s Counsel

Marvin Fenster, legal counsel for R.H. Macy & Co. for more than 40 years, died at the Regents Park rehabilitation and nursing facility in Boca Raton, Fla.

clock August 11, 2009David Moin

An image from the White House|Black Market campaign.


Memo Pad: The Michelle Effect?… Helping Corinne Day…

Perhaps White House | Black Market should thank the First Lady.

clock August 11, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Obit: Robert Kaplan, 66

Robert Kaplan, a former sales manager at Fishman & Tobin Inc., died July 31 at his home in New Brunswick, N.J. He was 66.

clock August 11, 2009WWD Staff


Hampshire Logs Loss, Cuts Jobs

Sales fall 36.3% for Hampshire in second quarter; credit facility reduced.

clock August 11, 2009Matthew Lynch


Revlon Launches Exchange Offer

Voluntary offer modifies terms offered by MacAndrews & Forbes in April.

clock August 11, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Analysts Forecast Challenging Back-to-School

Retail stocks dip 2 percent Monday.

clock August 11, 2009Evan Clark and Matthew Lynch

Gilt Groupe Website

Business Features

Private Sales Burgeon on the Web

The hype and froth over firms such as Vente-Privee, Gilt Groupe, Rue La La and Ideeli are reminiscent of the dot-com bubble.

clock August 11, 2009Cate T. Corcoran

Joan Baez

Fashion Features

Woodstock at 40: A Long, Strange Trip

With all the off-stage antics — free love, full frontal, mud baths — it’s easy to forget that Woodstock was first and foremost a concert.

clock August 11, 2009WWD Staff


Woodstock at 40: New Documentary Does the Time Warp

Barbara Kopple discusses her upcoming film, “Woodstock: Now & Then.”

clock August 11, 2009Priya Rao

The Woodstock poster


Woodstock at 40: High Art

Woodstock poster’s design was, intentionally, a departure from the majority of promotional art at the time.

clock August 11, 2009Court Williams

The crowd at the Woodstock festival in 1969.


Woodstock at 40: The Making of the Myth

Jann Wenner, owner and editor of Rolling Stone, didn’t even go to Woodstock. Associated Press didn’t predict the party of the century either.

clock August 11, 2009Jacob Bernstein

WWD's original coverage of Woodstock from 1969.

Fashion Features

WWD’s 1969 Coverage of Woodstock: A Weekend Trip

The biggest gentlest gathering imaginable. Like lemmings they came, drawn to the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, uncomplaining and docile.

clock August 11, 2009Doug Hall

A look from Loeffler Randall.


Loeffler Randall Launching E-commerce

Accessories firm Loeffler Randall takes a stab at direct-to-consumer marketing.

clock August 11, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Molly Grad

Designer and Luxury

Molly Grad Plots Her Course at Gottex

New Head of Design Looks to Bring High Fashion to Swim

clock August 11, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Human Resources

Slatkin Kicks off Autism Event

Harry Slatkin was the keynote speaker at a fund-raising kickoff event for Autism Speaks’ Walk Now for Autism, which will be held on Oct. 11 in Columbus, Ohio.

clock August 11, 2009Alissa Cherry


Inter Parfums Inc. Net Increases 12%

Second-quarter profits were $4.2 million versus $3.8 million last year.

clock August 11, 2009Matthew W. Evans

Leighton Meester


Red Carper Flash: Leighton Meester and Kristen Stewart

Leighton Meester and Kristen Stewart picked up their Teen Choice Awards sporting polar opposite ensembles.

clock August 11, 2009WWD Staff

Julie Macklowe


WWD Postcard: Julie Macklowe Hangs Ten in the Hamptons

The New York-based social hits a Valentino luncheon before hitting the waves on her fancy new surfboard.

clock August 11, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Phillip Lim for Him… A Real Shoe-In… Rowley Hosts Sewing Class…

The men’s schedule for New York Fashion Week is taking shape, and the biggest surprise so far is 3.1 Phillip Lim.

clock August 11, 2009WWD Staff

A look from the upcoming campaign featuring Ne-Yo.


Ne-Yo to Endorse Alfani Red Label for Macy’s

Singer-songwriter Ne-Yo will be the face of Alfani Red.

clock August 11, 2009Jean E. Palmieri


Escada Warns Over Bond Vote

Escada said it would file for insolvency this week if its bond exchange offer fails to reach an 80% acceptance rate.

clock August 11, 2009Melissa Drier

Government and Trade

North American Leaders Vow to Improve NAFTA

Leaders said they will work to improve the labor and environmental side deals of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

clock August 11, 2009Liza Casabona


Daily Stock Wrap: August 10, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock August 11, 2009WWD Staff


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Model on the catwalk


Thom Browne Men’s Spring 2019

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Social Studies