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A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

clock 9hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

clock 4hMaghan McDowell

Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

clock 4hWWD Staff

Designers Span the Globe for New Business Growth

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Overview

The city’s young designers are now thinking globally almost from the moment they launch their labels. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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People

All for Halston

Sarah Jessica Parker, Andre Leon Talley, and Ralph Rucci attended the Tribeca Film Festival’s premiere of “Ultrasuede In Search of Halston.”

clock May 3, 2010WWD Staff

Parties

Donatella Versace Takes On New York’s Art of Elysium Bash

Mary-Kate Olsen, Naomi Campbell and Janet Jackson celebrated at Milk Studios.

clock May 3, 2010WWD Staff

The Markets Features

Retailers Seek Bold Items in Atlanta

Buyers with large budgets seek colors, sequins and draping at the five-day Atlanta Apparel Market.

clock May 4, 2010Elizabeth Thurman

Designer and Luxury

Ferragamo Posts Loss

Salvatore Ferragamo SpA posted a net loss of 15 million euros, or $20.8 million, last year as it was hit by one-off charges related to previous years.

clock May 4, 2010Luisa Zargani

People

Growing Pains: Sarah Steele Talks About Her New Film

The 21 year-old Sarah Steele leaves vanity behind in the new Nicole Holofcener film, “Please Give.”

clock May 4, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

Business Features

Dumas Funeral Set for Friday

The funeral for Jean-Louis Dumas, former chief executive officer of Hermès International who died Saturday after a long illness, will take place on Friday.

clock May 4, 2010WWD Staff

Textiles

Italy’s Clothing, Textile Sectors Sees Uptick

Italy’s textile and clothing association, Sistema Moda Italia, said the first quarter saw signs a turnaround may be coming.

clock May 4, 2010Luisa Zargani

Department Stores

Nordstrom Launches at Fashion Island

Retailer Nordstrom lured by $100 million renovation of Southern California center.

clock May 4, 2010Rachel Brown

Fragrance

Clarins to Launch Fourth Eau de Soins Scent

The series of scents by Clarins was kicked off in 1987 with the introduction of Eau Dynamisante.

clock May 4, 2010Jennifer Weil

Hair

Baxter Opens First Barbershop

1,000-square-foot space opened on Los Angeles’ North LaCienega Boulevard.

clock May 4, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Body Care

Tanning Brand St. Tropez On the Block

Rothschild investment bank appointed last week to oversee the St. Tropez deal.

clock May 4, 2010Brid Costello

Fragrance

LVMH Forms Fragrance Brands Structure

LVMH is creating a new structure called LVMH Fragrance Brands — comprising Givenchy, Kenzo, Pucci and Fendi.

clock May 4, 2010Jennifer Weil

Government and Trade

Cambodian Manufacturers See Brighter Outlook

A survey of managers from 66 Cambodian apparel factories found the majority expecting to increase or maintain their current workforce.

clock May 4, 2010John Zarocostas

Government and Trade

Fashion Caucus Sets Sights on Design Piracy, Garment District

Fashion Caucus aims to gets legislation passed and jobs saved.

clock May 4, 2010Kristi Ellis

Designer and Luxury

Cavalli Cleared of Tax Evasion

The Florence Court of Appeal has entirely exonerated Roberto Cavalli of tax fraud charges.

clock May 4, 2010Luisa Zargani

Sportswear

DKNY and SKNL Sign Men’s Wear Deal

Donna Karan International and S. Kumars Nationwide Limited have formed a joint venture and global licensing agreement for DKNY men’s wear.

clock May 4, 2010Jean Scheidnes

Financial

Off-Pricer Gordmans Files for $75M IPO

The 67-store Midwest value chain, Gordmans, plans to use proceeds from IPO to expand store base.

clock May 4, 2010Vicki M. Young

People

In Brief: Sirkin to Be Honored

Allen E. Sirkin, president and coo of PVH, will receive the 2010 Leader of Innovation Medal.

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Designer and Luxury

Phillip Lim’s Next Chapter

Phillip Lim talks about the company’s lingerie lineup — a surprise hit — and new branding efforts.

clock May 4, 2010Venessa Lau

Department Stores

Saks to Close San Diego Store

Luxe retailer Saks Fifth Avenue will close its San Diego store, located in the Fashion Valley Mall, by July 17.

clock May 4, 2010David Moin

Financial

Volcom Profit Up 78.5% in First Quarter

Volcom, which posted strong results in the first quarter, sets $500 million five-year revenue goal.

clock May 4, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Financial

Retail Stocks Rise 1.7% Monday

Consumer strength is aiding the retail sector, pushing the S&P Retail Index up yesterday.

clock May 4, 2010Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

People

The 2010 Costume Institute Gala

Red carpet images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s gala for the ‘American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity’ exhibit.

clock May 3, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Rykiel’s Pen Is Mightier… Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone Still Together…

Sonia Rykiel is adding an extra line to her résumé.

clock May 4, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Young Designers Build Overseas Sales

Jason Wu, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Thakoon are among the fashion companies looking to Asia, the Middle East and Europe for growth.

clock May 4, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: May 03, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock May 4, 2010WWD Staff

Retail Features

Reincarnated Limelight Set for Debut

Limelight Marketplace opens to the public on Friday.

clock May 4, 2010Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Armani to Close at NorthPark Center

Giorgio Armani will shutter its 5,300-square-foot store at NorthPark Center in Dallas on May 16.

clock May 4, 2010Holly Haber

Designer and Luxury

Hugo Boss Taps Americas Chief Operating Officer

Hugo Boss has named Guy Sommerhalder to the newly created role of chief operating officer for the Americas.

clock May 4, 2010WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Three’s a Crowd on “Today Show”… Garance Doré Shoots…

Apparently, Monday was Editor in Chief Day at the “Today” show.

clock May 4, 2010WWD Staff

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