Clash of the Titans: Karl and Meryl

The versions of the "canceled dress" story told by Meryl Streep's publicist and by Karl Lagerfeld are both believable — and consistent.

clock 9hBridget Foley


Giorgio Armani to Restructure Brands

The designer will cease the Armani Collezioni and Armani Jeans brands.

clock 9hLuisa Zargani


What Celebs Were Talking About on the Oscars Red Carpet

“Nicole! A ‘lion’ roars!” a veteran reporter called to her. “More like a kitten,” she giggled.

clock 12hMarcy Medina

Luxury Watchmakers Turn Up the Dial at SIHH

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It seems time does heal all wounds — Switzerland’s beleaguered luxury watch sector is on the mend.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Swiss Watch Export Decline Eases

Foreign sales of Swiss watches are set to recover in 2010 after falling 22.3 percent last year, according to the e Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.

clock February 4, 2010Joelle Diderich


Unilever Profits Fall 24 Percent

Fourth-quarter sales in personal care division rose 6.5 percent.

clock February 4, 2010Brid Costello

Designer and Luxury

Hermès Raises Profit Outlook

Hermès beat its full-year target with an 8.5 percent sales increase in 2009.

clock February 5, 2010Joelle Diderich


Retail Employment Rises in January

The entire retail sector added 42,100 jobs in January, while cuts continued in the textile industry.

clock February 5, 2010Liza Casabona

AgeLOC items


Nu Skin Profits Up More Than Double

Bottom line boosted by double-digit percentage gains in four of its five distribution regions

clock February 5, 2010Vicki M. Young


Brief: Bon-Ton Promotes Pair

Kiki Lockwood has been appointed senior vice president and general merchandise manager of ready-to-wear at Bon-Ton Stores.

clock February 8, 2010WWD Staff


Retail Stocks Stabilize Friday

A lower U.S. unemployment rate helped stabilize equity markets Friday.

clock February 8, 2010Evan Clark

Nanette Lepore bags for fall.


Grysons Launch Accessories Licensing Firm

Peter and Joy Gryson aim to be major contenders in accessories licensing with their new firm, Tribeca Affiliated Brands.

clock February 8, 2010Sophia Chabbott

Alice + Olivia for Keds.


Keds Teams Up With Alice + Olivia

Collaborative collections to bow at Neiman’s for spring.

clock February 8, 2010Caroline Tell

A rendering of the Kenneth Cole New York boutique in the Akmerkez mall in Istanbul.

Designer and Luxury

Kenneth Cole to Reach Turkey in New Deal

Kenneth Cole partners with The Park Bravo Group to open two stores in Istanbul.

clock February 8, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

Tuleh’s Future Remains in Question

Tuleh is no longer meeting the demands of creditors and after nixing its runway show, many are wondering just what the future holds for the label.

clock February 8, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Burberry to Live Stream 3-D Fashion Show

Burberry will live stream its fall runway show in 3-D in four major cities.

clock February 8, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

André Leon Talley, Tyra Banks and Nigel Barker.


André Leon Talley’s On Top… A YSL Red Alert… Everyday People…

André Leon Talley talking about joining the judging panel of America’s Top Model.

clock February 8, 2010WWD Staff

Cartier’s Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon watch.

Designer and Luxury

Luxury Watchmakers Turn Up the Dial at SIHH

Switzerland’s beleaguered luxury watch sector is on the mend.

clock February 8, 2010WWD Staff

Contemporary slip gown by Josie at The Natori Co.


Curve Fairs Anticipate Strong Traffic

CurveNV and CurveNY lingerie trade fairs this month see numbers for preregistered retailers rise compared to last year.

clock February 8, 2010Karyn Monget

Designer and Luxury

Bartel Family Backs Devi Kroell

Europe’s Bartel family is also the silent financial partner behind Devi Kroell.

clock February 8, 2010Miles Socha

Designer and Luxury

Donna Karan Gets Behind Haiti Relief Fundraiser

Donna Karan, music exec Andrew Harrell, André Balazs and The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now help Haiti.

clock February 8, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Astrid Berges-Frisbey

Fashion Scoops

Caviar Crowd at Colette… Green Party… Olsens See Opportunity…

Colette prelaunched a limited edition footwear collection by Tommy Hilfiger in collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation.

clock February 8, 2010WWD Staff

Emirates Palace in Abu Dhab, United Arab Emirates.

Real Estate

Developers Eye Abu Dhabi for Luxe Retail Opportunities

The Related Cos. is betting on Abu Dhabi with a mixed-use real estate venture with a strong focus on retail.

clock February 8, 2010Sharon Edelson

Daniel Merriweather


Daniel Merriweather Hits the U.S.

Daniel Merriweather releases his first album, “Love and War,” stateside next month.

clock February 8, 2010Matthew Lynch

Human Resources

Martin + Osa President Exits

Departures of Matin + Osa president leaves future of the specialty division of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. in question.

clock February 8, 2010David Moin

Frieda & Nellie

Designer and Luxury

Accessories Designers to Watch: The New Deals

From bow ties to bracelets, the latest crop of accessories designers are showing both whimsical and elegant wares.

clock February 8, 2010WWD Staff


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Luella Bartley Named Head of Global Design for Calvin Klein Jeans

clock 9hLisa Lockwood

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