Bubbles of Optimism: Retail IPO Offerings Showing Signs of Life

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Trovata, Forever 21 Reach Settlement in Copying Suit

Trovata and Forever 21 have settled the lawsuit that Trovata brought against the fast-fashion chain.

clock October 11, 2009David Lipke

Madonna and Penelope Cruz


Imported Goods at Paper Party

Pedro Almodovar and his muse Penelope Cruz celebrated their latest cinematic collaboration, “Broken Embraces,” alongside Madonna and Jeremy Scott.

clock October 12, 2009WWD Staff

Michelle Monaghan in Calvin Klein.


Sunshine Cinema: A Screening for Michelle Monaghan’s New Movie

Michelle Monaghan screened her new flick “Trucker” at the Village East Cinema and then invited friends to The Charles for a dinner hosted by Calvin Klein.

clock October 12, 2009WWD Staff

Kalief Rollins won first place for Phree Kountry.

Ready To Wear

Teens Win Entrepreneur Awards

Kalief Rollins won the $10,000 first prize in the 2009 OppenheimerFunds/NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge.

clock October 13, 2009Lisa Lockwood

Ready To Wear

Chicago’s Rising Fashion Stars Feted

Fashion Group International of Chicago added some drama to its Rising Stars Awards night, announcing for the first time winners from a collection of finalists.

clock October 13, 2009Beth Wilson

Eyewear-inspired bangles by Emmanuelle Khanh.

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Signs of Pickup at Paris Trade Shows

Orders and trends show an upswing in Paris.

clock October 13, 2009Rachel Tiplady and Katya Foreman

Beauty Features

FTC Seeks More Transparency From Beauty Blogs, Celebs

The stream of freebies to beauty bloggers, a common industry practice, must be revealed to readers under guidelines issued last week by the FTC.

clock October 13, 2009Liza Casabona and Rachel Brown

Human Resources

La Prairie Taps Arielle Dombasle for Ads

French actress and singer Arielle Dombasle will appear in three online spots for La Prairie’s trio of fragrances, called Life Threads.

clock October 13, 2009Jennifer Weil

Heath Golden

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CEO Golden Leads Turnaround at Hampshire

The company named Heath Golden its new president and chief executive officer in August.

clock October 13, 2009David Lipke

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance and J. Crew Group were two  successful IPOs from recent years.


IPO Climate Warming for Some Retailers

Value retailers seen best candidates in revival of public markets.

clock October 13, 2009Vicki M. Young

Stalled construction at the Streets of Buckhead.

Designer and Luxury

$1.5B Buckhead Project Wobbling in Tough Economy

Problems at luxury project Streets of Buckhead reflect challenges for region.

clock October 13, 2009Elizabeth Thurman

Designer and Luxury

Isabel Marant Boutique to Open in New York

Designer Isabel Marant signed a lease to open her first U.S. store on Broome Street in downtown Manhattan.

clock October 13, 2009Sharon Edelson

Josh Duhamel, who is the ambassador for the Pat Tillman Foundation.


Memo Pad: GQ Giving Back… Idov’s Art Imitates Life…

GQ’s Gentleman’s Fund recognizes charitable celebrities.

clock October 13, 2009WWD Staff

Interstoff Asia Essential featured 235 exhibitors from 12 countries.


At Interstoff Asia, Mills Hope for Rebound

Mills exhibiting at the Interstoff Asia Essential textiles show were hopeful that a rebound was in sight after stronger interest from buyers.

clock October 13, 2009Jennifer Cardenas

Michael Lavergne

Business Features

Manufacturers Face Pressure on Sustainable Practices

Execs at the Sustainable Fashion Forum weigh cost controls with environmental issues.

clock October 13, 2009Constance Haisma-Kwok

Pope will make its debut this spring.

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Apparel Firms Forge Ahead With New Lines

While consumers continue to hold back on shopping, apparel brands are launching lines in the hopes of luring them back into stores.

clock October 13, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

A holiday collection look from The Limited.


Heasley Ready to Unveil a New Limited

How does the Limited, a once powerful $1 billion-plus brand, find its way back after losing its relevance and nearly half its store base?

clock October 13, 2009Sharon Edelson

A look from Tess Giberson.


Tess Giberson Flies Solo

Tess Giberson, formerly of the luxury knitwear house Tse, relaunches her own collection.

clock October 13, 2009Jessica Iredale

Author Audrey Niffenegger


Ghost Writer: Writer Audrey Niffenegger Discusses ‘Her Fearful Symmetry’

The author of “The Time Traveler’s Wife” isn’t aching to see her new work “Her Fearful Symmetry” onscreen anytime soon.

clock October 13, 2009Emily Holt

Betsey Johnson

Fashion Scoops

Honoring Betsey Johnson… House of Lavande Heads to Bendel’s…

Betsey Johnson will be honored by The National Arts Club’s fashion committee.

clock October 13, 2009WWD Staff

Looks from the catalogue featuring Maggie Rizer.

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L.L. Bean Updates Classic American Style With Signature

L.L. Bean is tending to its future with a new collection that evokes the company’s American, outdoor heritage.

clock October 13, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and Brenner Thomas

An eyewear style from The Row.


The Olsens Enter the Eyewear Game

The Olsens launch eyewear collection for spring under their luxury label The Row, produced in licensed partnership with Linda Farrow Eyewear.

clock October 13, 2009Caroline Tell


Daily Stock Wrap: October 12, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock October 13, 2009WWD Staff


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Azzedine Alaïa


Fashion World Mourns Death of Azzedine Alaïa

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