Baselworld Bounce: Watch Sector Gaining Traction After Rough ’09

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The weather forecast from Baselworld is in: It appears the clouds hanging over the watch sector are finally starting to lift.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy To Guest Edit Madame Figaro

The weekly, which hits newsstands on Saturday, features an interview in which Bruni-Sarkozy addresses rumors regarding her marriage to President Sarkozy.

clock March 26, 2010Joelle Diderich


Talbots Merger Hits a Bump

Efforts to stop BPW exchange threatens Talbots deal.

clock March 26, 2010Evan Clark

Government and Trade

Fashion Industry Gets Own Caucus on Capitol Hill

The “Congressional Apparel Manufacturing and Fashion Business Caucus” approved by the Committee on House Administration.

clock March 26, 2010Kristi Ellis

"Agnes" by Chuck Close, 1998.


Gap Founders Donate Major Art Collection to SFMOMA

Gap Inc. founders Don and Doris Fisher’s donate their 1,100-piece art collection to SFMOMA.

clock March 29, 2010Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

Kim Dawson, Model Agency Founder, Dies

Kim Dawson, who founded the first modeling agency in Dallas, was instrumental in launching the careers of Angie Harmon and Bridget Hall.

clock March 29, 2010Holly Haber


Kohl’s Mansell Takes Pay Cut

Kohl’s Corp. chief executive officer Kevin Mansell sees overall compensation shrink 22 percent to $9M despite salary increase.

clock March 29, 2010Arnold J. Karr

A style from Moises de la Renta’s MDLA for Mango collection.

Ready To Wear

Mango Launches Moises de la Renta Line

Designer Moises de la Renta’s capsule line for Barcelona-based fast-fashion chain bows April 1.

clock March 29, 2010Sharon Edelson


Memo Pad: Zidane Zay Say… New Face at Star Magazine…

It looks like Louis Vuitton has scored three soccer deities for its next “core values” advertising spots.

clock March 29, 2010WWD Staff

A signature bra and garter belt by Huit.


Huit Diffusion Files for Bankruptcy

Owner of lingerie and swimwear company Huit Diffusion seeks new investors.

clock March 29, 2010Karyn Monget and Katya Foreman


Fribad Sold to Baden-Baden Cosmetics Group

Fribad, which filed for bankruptcy last year, looks to get on the road to recovery.

clock March 29, 2010Susan Stone

Beauty Features

Brief: Beauty Firms in Ethical Ranking

L’Oréal and Henkel among firms listed in the 2010 World’s Most Ethical Companies ranking by Ethisphere Institute.

clock March 29, 2010Elizabeth Overbey

Government and Trade

WTO Chief Projects Trade Rebound

WTO director general Pascal Lamy says volume of world trade in goods is projected to expand 9.5 percent this year.

clock March 29, 2010John Zarocostas

Oversize frames by Diane Von Furstenberg.


Brands Push Exclusives, Heritage at Vision Expo East

Eyewear companies sought to connect with consumers by evoking brand heritage at the International Vision Expo East trade show.

clock March 29, 2010Caroline Tell

Cat Deeley


Findings: Promotion at Saks… Padma Blossoms…

Marta Nowakowski, senior buyer for fashion jewelry at Saks Fifth Avenue, has been promoted to vice president, divisional merchandise manager, jewelry.

clock March 29, 2010WWD Staff


Designer and Luxury

Baselworld Bounce: Watch Firms Gaining Traction in ’09

Major brands such as Rolex, Tag Heuer and Omega show at Baselworld. Retailers arrive in lighter mood.

clock March 29, 2010Joelle Diderich

Dennis Basso RTW Fall 2010

Fashion Trends

Fall 2010 Fur Trend: Beastie Girls

Cold won’t be an issue this fall, given the bounty of furs out there in the form of demonstrative jackets and coats and exaggerated accents.

clock March 29, 2010WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Obama Fills Key Trade Posts

President names Michael Punke ambassador to the WTO and deputy trade representative.

clock March 29, 2010Kristi Ellis


Retail Stocks Add 2% Last Week

Saks Inc. rose 6.8 percent for the week to $8.86.

clock March 29, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Victoria Beckham at Tsum Moscow.

Designer and Luxury

Victoria Beckham Brings Fashion Line to Moscow

Victoria Beckham continued her global charm offensive last week by taking her fall collection to Moscow.

clock March 29, 2010Miriam Elder


Puma Buys Cobra Golf

Puma AG has acquired California-based golf equipment brand Cobra Golf, the German activewear giant said Wednesday.

clock March 29, 2010Emilie Marsh

Sarah Shotton,  Kim Winser and  Garry Hogarth.

Designer and Luxury

Agent Provocateur Aims to Raise Profile

With new management team, lingerie brand Agent Provocateur plans global expansion.

clock March 29, 2010Samantha Conti

Looks from Ann Taylor’s fall collection.

Fashion Features

Ann Taylor Look Evolves, With a Twenties Inspiration

Since taking the design reins at Ann Taylor a year ago, Lisa Axelson has been working hard to give Ann a new, more stylish attitude.

clock March 29, 2010WWD Staff

An ad that conveys the outgoing personality of Chico’s.


Chico’s Revamps to Get Back on Track

Like a philandering husband, Chico’s FAS Inc. betrayed its loyal customer by chasing after a younger woman.

clock March 29, 2010Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Team Tahari… Warhol’s Shoes… A Very Social Selfridges…

Should Elie Tahari be looking for a new member for his design team, he may have a potential candidate in Emmy Rossum.

clock March 29, 2010WWD Staff

Looks from Tapout.


Wear Me Gives CIT $700M in New Factoring Volume

Trade finance, the factoring arm of CIT, has added the LF USA unit.

clock March 29, 2010Vicki M. Young


Designer and Luxury

Top Trends at Baselworld

Popular trends in the watch sector seen at Baselworld.

clock March 29, 2010WWD Staff


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