Beauty Queen

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Business Features

China’s GDP Jumps 8.7% in ’09

Economists say the country’s economy is back on track but serious trouble spots remain.

clock January 21, 2010Kathleen E. McLaughlin


Target to Bring Message Back to Quality

Target finetunes its advertising as Wal-Mart positions itself as the rock-bottom, low-price retailer.

clock January 21, 2010Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Balmain Unveils New Retail Look

Balmain’s original flagship at 44 Rue Francoise 1er has been painstakingly returned to its original 18th-century grandeur.

clock January 22, 2010Miles Socha and Katya Foreman

A look from the new Clements Ribeiro line.

Designer and Luxury

Clements Ribeiro’s Twist on the Classic Scarf

Clements Ribeiro is breathing new life into one of fashion’s most beloved but decidedly matronly accessories: the silk scarf.

clock January 22, 2010Samantha Conti

A Smashbox Cosmetics sale on Gilt.


Private Sale Sites Attract Beauty Brands

Gilt Group, and The Fairest draw beauty brands as their traditional retail avenues struggle.

clock January 22, 2010Molly Prior and Rachel Brown

Alber Elbaz’s pajamas.

Fashion Features

Paris Couture Week Preview: Scene

Things to do and see during Couture week in Paris.

clock January 22, 2010WWD Staff

A look from the new Clements Ribeiro line.

Fashion Scoops

Kanye West, All Fuzzy… Chris Brown Seeking Bad Publicity?… Haiti Helpers…

Yeti chic is all the rage — that’s if Kanye West’s and Amber Rose’s Paris Fashion Week attire is anything to go by.

clock January 22, 2010WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Designers Lobby in Washington for Garment District

Designers Yeohlee Teng, Nanette Lepore and Stan Herman arrived in D.C. to raise political awareness about efforts to preserve New York’s Garment District.

clock January 22, 2010Liza Casabona


Tommy Bahama Fills Swim Post

Cathy Hernandez has been appointed director of women’s swimwear at Tommy Bahama.

clock January 22, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Features

YMI Enters Girls’ Wear

YMI, a Los Angeles-based junior denim and young contemporary brand, has signed a licensing agreement with Stargate Apparel.

clock January 22, 2010WWD Staff

Human Resources

Obit: Ann Baum Sakowitz Dies at 96

Ann Baum Sakowitz, the matriarch of the Sakowitz retailing family, served on boards of numerous Houston arts and charity organizations.

clock January 22, 2010Holly Haber


Retail Stocks Fall 0.8% Thursday

Banking reform proposal spooks investors, Dow suffers worst decline of year.

clock January 22, 2010Evan Clark

Marc Puig


Puig Plots Global Growth Plan

Barcelona, home of Art Nouveau architecture and surrealistic art, is also a breeding ground for perfumery.

clock January 22, 2010Pete Born

The Chrome Sport collection.


Men’s Scent Chrome Sport Heads to Macy’s

Parfums Azzaro is putting a sporty spin on its Chrome fragrance brand with the launch of a men’s scent called Chrome Sport.

clock January 22, 2010Matthew W. Evans

E.L.F.’s Studio collection.


E.L.F. Taps Social Networks, Expands Range

The company name might be E.L.F. for eyes, lips and face, but it aims to use the power of the mouth to drive growth.

clock January 22, 2010Faye Brookman

A look created by Maybelline New York at Tracy Reese for spring.

Beauty Features

Maybelline’s Fall Fashion Week Lineup… CIG Buys Cosmetic News Weekly…

Maybelline New York, the official cosmetic sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, announced which designers it would be supporting backstage for fall 2010.

clock January 22, 2010WWD Staff

Julia Roberts

Human Resources

Julia Roberts: The Lady of Lancôme

Julia Roberts, Lancôme’s new global ambassador, discusses beauty, filming “Eat, Pray, Love,” and motherhood.

clock January 22, 2010Jennifer Weil


Daily Stock Wrap: January 21, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock January 22, 2010WWD Staff

Annie Leibovitz and Mikhail Baryshnikov in the Louis Vuitton campaign.


Annie Liebovitz Poses for Vuitton… Aaron Eckhart’s Passion…

Louis Vuitton turned the tables on Annie Leibovitz, photographer of its “core values” ad campaigns, and asked her to appear in its next spots.

clock January 22, 2010WWD Staff


Macy’s Might Turn to Outlet Stores

“As we learn the [outlet] business with Bloomingdale’s, it could be something we consider,” Terry Lundgren said.

clock January 22, 2010David Moin

They Are Wearing: NY Goes Gaga

Street Style

Lady Gaga Fans Rock Crazy Ensembles

It was indeed a monster’s ball on Wednesday, opening night, as Lady Gaga’s fans rocked Radio City Music Hall in their copycat, out-there getups.

clock January 22, 2010WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen and Carla Bruni closed the Versace show as a tribute to Gianni


The Original Nineties Supermodels Close Versace Show as a Tribute to Gianni

clock 17hLuisa Zargani

Social Studies