Fashion

Alessandro Michele's Clear Signature for Gucci

The designer's fall collection was a carefully considered, exquisitely rendered adventure in real fashion.

clock 8hBridget Foley

Business

Retailers Withdraw from Bangladesh Apparel Summit

Seven leading apparel companies - H&M, Gap, Inditex, C&A, Next, VF Corp. and Tchibo - have pulled out of the Dhaka Apparel Summit.

clock 12hArthur Friedman

Business

CFDA, Suntchi Forge Five-Year Partnership

They will connect China’s premiere business network and brand platform with U.S. based fashion brands and designers.

clock 14hLisa Lockwood

The Mystery of Fashion: Is There Such a Thing As Too Much Exposure?

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Overview

It’s a question on the minds of many after the six-week slog of runway shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Liev Schreiber makes a bid.

Other

Academy of Art Auction Draws Fans of Nudes

Sometimes when a celebrity attends an event, it’s completely unclear why they’re there. Other times, it makes perfect sense.

clock October 8, 2009WWD Staff

Yohji Yamamoto

Business Features

Yamamoto Rescued From Bankruptcy

Tokyo-based Integral Corp. will finance the fashion house’s restructuring efforts.

clock October 9, 2009Amanda Kaiser and Miles Socha and Kelly Wetherille

Financial

Givaudan’s Sales Dip 3.9 Percent

Revenues at Swiss firm rose 0.4 percent in local currencies.

clock October 9, 2009Jennifer Weil

Spike Jonze

Other

Bedtime Stories With Spike Jones’ Gang

Allison Sarofim opened up her West Village townhouse to toast Spike Jonze, who has much to celebrate.

clock October 9, 2009WWD Staff

Cristiano Ronaldo

Media

Emporio Armani Signs Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo succeeds David Beckham, who has modeled for the ads for the last four seasons, beginning in February 2008.

clock October 9, 2009Rachel Mascetta

Designer and Luxury

Chloé Awarded $7.2M in Infringement Suit

Default judgment after Los Angeles supplier failed to respond to an infringement lawsuit filed by Chloé.

clock October 12, 2009Matthew Lynch

Financial

Retail Stocks Rise 5.9 Percent Last Week

The S&P Retail Index gained 21.61 points to close out the week at 387.82.

clock October 12, 2009Evan Clark

Financial

Family Dollar Profits Rise From ‘Trade-Down’ Customers

Family Dollar reported double-digit profit growth as more upscale customers frequent the stores.

clock October 12, 2009Matthew Lynch

Textiles

Hanesbrands Sponsors Mount Everest Climb

Hanesbrands Inc. is sponsoring Mount Everest mountaineer Jamie Clarie in a bid to raise awareness of its cold-weather brand Champion.

clock October 12, 2009Brenner Thomas

An ad for Lycra Fusion.

Activewear

Invista Launches New Lycra Fiber

Invista’s new fiber prevents laddering in hosiery.

clock October 12, 2009Andrew Roberts

A David & Scotti bag.

Handbags

Mipel Fair Vendors Weather the Downturn

At the Mipel leather and accessories fair, vendors offered eye-catching items such as roomy bags embellished with fringes, studs, sequins or embroideries.

clock October 12, 2009Luisa Zargani

Retail

Westfield Relaunches Culver City Mall

Southern California’s Westfield Fox Hills shopping center has emerged from a $180 million makeover with a more upscale look and a new name.

clock October 12, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Government and Trade

Imports Fall in August, Trade Gap Narrows

Vietnam posted the only increase among major suppliers.

clock October 12, 2009Liza Casabona

Eileen West’s sheer satin stripe nightie.

Activewear

Buyers Seek Innerwear Basics at a Price

Vendors said best-selling ideas for spring merchandise were key items and categories with a track record at retail.

clock October 12, 2009Karyn Monget

Activewear

Intimates Notes: Femmy Honorees

The 2010 Femmy Awards is scheduled for Feb. 2 at Cipriani at 42nd Street in Manhattan.

clock October 12, 2009WWD Staff

Bill Clinton

Parties

Clinton Speaks at N.Y. Historical Society Gala

Presidents Clinton and Lincoln were a hot ticket Wednesday night.

clock October 12, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Media

Memo Pad: Mag Pages Drop 26.6%… Fundraiser for Mariane Pearl’s Film…

The third quarter presented more of the same for magazine publishers, with advertising revenue falling 18.6 percent to $4.5 billion.

clock October 12, 2009WWD Staff

The limited edition bottle.

Fragrance

Art Inspires Miyake Fragrance Bottle

Limited edition L’Issey Miyake perfume bottles are based on a drawing by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass made in 1997.

clock October 12, 2009Jennifer Weil

Bloomingdale's will be installed for the DC Comics merchandise this week.

Retail

Bloomie’s Collaborating With DC Comics

Superman will be flying high at Bloomingdale’s this holiday season.

clock October 12, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Nick Hornby

Other

Nick Hornby’s Learning Curve

The British author and screenwriter Nick Hornby has two projects out now that deal with the feminine mind.

clock October 12, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

A rendering of the entrance gallery at Chanel’s forthcoming Shanghai boutique.

Designer and Luxury

Chanel to Open Shanghai Boutique

Chanel is gearing up to make a splash in Shanghai on Dec. 3.

clock October 12, 2009Miles Socha

A 1984 Helmut Newton photo of Diane von Furstenberg.

Designer and Luxury

DVF Retrospective Set for Moscow

Original works by Andy Warhol and Francesco Clemente will be assembled in Moscow later this month for Diane von Furstenberg’s first major retrospective.

clock October 12, 2009Miles Socha

Gigi Mortimer in a Glamourpuss NYC neck warmer at New York Academy of Art’s Take Home a Nude Benefit.

Fashion Scoops

Warm and Fuzzy… Blue Fairey… Bartlett Exiting Liz…

Upper East Siders Gigi Mortimer and Courtney Moss have teamed up to create a line of accessories just in time for the fall chill.

clock October 12, 2009WWD Staff

Galliano's RTW Fall 2009 runway.

Designer and Luxury

The Age of Exposure: Is Fashion’s Mystique Gone?

While once top-name designers cultivated an aura of elusiveness, the fashion industry is seeing designers from Valentino to Marc Jacobs embrace the limelight.

clock October 12, 2009Jacob Bernstein

Corto Moltedo

Footwear

Spring 2010 Accessories Trend: Dramatic Arts

Bold statement jewelry and accessories with a graphic edge or rock ’n’ roll vibe from Paris.

clock October 12, 2009WWD Staff

Marc Jacobs

Designer and Luxury

Q&A With Marc Jacobs

As a designer continually under the spotlight’s glare, Marc Jacobs has his own perspective on the mystique in fashion.

clock October 12, 2009Bridget Foley

Essentialist

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Bernard Arnault and French President François Hollande

Business

LVMH Launches New Prize for Start-ups

clock February 21, 2017Joelle Diderich

Social Studies