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Business Features

H&M’s Sales Lift in Jan.

Swedish retailer reports same-store sales up 1 percent.

clock February 16, 2010Joelle Diderich

Cécilia Attias and Daphne Guinnes


Dining with Diane von Furstenberg

Daphne Guinness, David LaChappelle, Margherita Missoni, Anh Duong, FranLebowitz, Andy Cohen and Amanda Brooks were among the supper companions.

clock February 15, 2010WWD Staff

Richard Chai and Alana Zimmer


The Style Set Celebrates Valentine’s Day

At White Slab Palace on Delancey Street, Barneys New York celebrated its launch of the Richard Chai Love collection with a “Love-In.”

clock February 15, 2010WWD Staff

Chloe Sevigny


Fashion Folk Parties on at Purple Magazine Dinner

Chloë Sevigny, David LaChapelle, Olivier Zahm, Irina Lazareanu, Leelee Sobieski and Daphne Guinness attended the magazine’s soiree.

clock February 15, 2010WWD Staff

Whitney Port

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Erin Fetherston

Whitney Port, Lisa Salzer and Danielle Levitt attended Erin Fetherston’s fall 2010 show.

clock February 15, 2010WWD Staff


Chip & Pepper Turns to Licensing Model

Premium denim brand Chip & Pepper will also have lower price points.

clock February 16, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Human Resources

Fashion Importer Arlene Fishman Dies at 63

Arlene Fishman died of ovarian cancer on Jan. 31 at Presbyterian Hospital. She was 63.

clock February 16, 2010Holly Haber


European Stocks Gain Monday

London’s FTSE 100 rose 25.02 points Monday.

clock February 16, 2010Arnold J. Karr and Matthew Lynch

Business Features

Report Finds E-Commerce an M&A Target

Tully & Holland see Internet and value retailers offering strong growth prospects.

clock February 16, 2010Vicki M. Young

Britney Spears’ ads for Candie’s.


Britney Spears, Times Three for Candie’s

Britney Spears, as seen through the eyes of Annie Leibovitz, Terry Richardson and Mark Seliger, is back this season for Candie’s Only at Kohl’s.

clock February 16, 2010Amy Wicks


Kmart Names Poseley

Sears Holdings Corp. on Monday named Tara Poseley senior vice president and president of Kmart Apparel.

clock February 16, 2010Sharon Edelson


Memo Pad: Gawker Buys Cityfile

Nick Denton released a statement of his own, confirming his company has acquired New York news site Cityfile and its founder, Remy Stern, will replace Snyder.

clock February 16, 2010Amy Wicks

Government and Trade

EU to Repeal Sri Lanka Trade Preference Program

he European Union on Monday withdrew preferential tariff benefits on Sri Lankan goods because of the country’s poor human rights record.

clock February 16, 2010John Zarocostas


J. Crew to Open Fourth Men’s Store

J. Crew has signed a lease for its fourth men’s-only store in the New York area, WWD has learned.

clock February 16, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Young designer looks for Alcantara.


Première Vision Mills Mix Nostalgia, Reality

As their fall collections hit the runways, designers already are turning their minds to spring — and are squeezing mills over prices more than ever.

clock February 16, 2010Katya Foreman

Visitors take a break at Texworld.


Texworld Exhibitors Concerned About Economy

Lingering uncertainty made for mixed results at the Texworld trade fair.

clock February 16, 2010Joelle Diderich

Government and Trade

USTR to Launch Haiti Industry Initiative

Garment sector is seen as an important tool to help Haiti.

clock February 16, 2010Liza Casabona

Sophia Kokasolaki

Fashion Features

Sophia Kokosalaki’s Denim Gold Rush

Kokosalaki’s Black Gold debut on Feb. 16 marks not only her first stab at denim, but also a New York show.

clock February 16, 2010Jessica Iredale

Madonna in 1987


Madonna Said in Talks for Apparel Line

Madonna working out deal for contemporary women’s collection that would be sold exclusively at Macy’s, according to sources.

clock February 16, 2010David Lipke

Martin Scorsese with Gaspard Ulliel.

Beauty Features

Scorsese Directs Chanel TV Campaign

Martin Scorsese has shot the TV commercial for Chanel’s next men’s fragrance, and the campaign will feature French actor Gaspard Ulliel.

clock February 16, 2010Julie Naughton


L’Oréal Poised for Growth, Profits Down

L’Oréal’s net profits declined and its sales dipped slightly in 2009.

clock February 16, 2010Jennifer Weil

Donna Karan with grandchildren Sebastian and Stefania de Felice.


Grand Mothers at New York Fashion Week

Front rows at Diane von Furstenberg and Donna Karan have been filled with family members.

clock February 16, 2010WWD Staff

The scene at the Bowery Hotel.

Fashion Scoops

Creating A Roar: Lane Crawford Celebrates Chinese New Year

With a touch of Chinese tradition and some fun, Hong Kong-based Lane Crawford celebrated “The Year of the Tiger” at the Bowery Hotel on Friday night.

clock February 15, 2010WWD Staff

Johnny Weir in a fur-trimmed costume.

Fashion Scoops

Johnny Weir, Too Foxy?… Hilfiger Partners With Whitney… Rodarte’s Latest…

U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir reportedly opted to stay in the Olympic Village rather than a Vancouver hotel due to threats from antifur activists.

clock February 16, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Shontelle Commands Princely Sums

Before Yeohlee Teng’s show, singer Shontelle said Prince Azim of Brunei is flying her to perform at a private party.

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Jonathan Saunders and Diane von Furstenberg at the CFDA Fashion Awards after party


Jonathan Saunders Resigns as Chief Creative Officer of DVF

clock 6hJoelle Diderich

Social Studies