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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 8hVicki M. Young


Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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

clock 3hMaghan McDowell


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 3hWWD Staff

Très Chic, Très Ku

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It was all quite French — John Galliano’s Christian Dior show on Saturday in Shanghai, that is. The designer presented his cruise collection, inspired by France’s New Wave cinema, and several couture looks.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Penney’s Reports Strong Performance

J.C. Penney Co. Inc.’s first-quarter profits rebounded strongly, but somewhat tepid outlook weighed on its stock.

clock May 14, 2010Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Christian Dior in Shanghai

John Galliano gave Shanghai a heaping dose of Parisian chic on Saturday night.

clock May 15, 2010Amanda Kaiser

Designer and Luxury

Singapore Seeks Higher Fashion Profile

Singapore hosts Asia Fashion Week, a week-long string of events that wrapped up May 2, in effort to boost profile.

clock May 17, 2010Jennifer Cardenas

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Mannequin Maker Ralph Pucci Stages a ‘Catwalk’

Ralph Pucci’s discussing how his company is stepping out again by creating sculpturelike mannequins for the outdoor fashion event “Sidewalk-Catwalk.”

clock May 17, 2010David Moin

Fashion Scoops

All for Adler… Prada’s Japan Trial… Christopher Bailey’s Cozy Design…

Adler followers converged on the Seven For All Mankind flagship in New York’s SoHo.

clock May 17, 2010WWD Staff


Retail Stocks Up for Week

Friday’s sell-off in the U.S. mirrored activity on major European exchanges.

clock May 17, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Aeffe Predicts Recovery

Aeffe SpA, which produces and distributes Alberta Ferretti and Jean Paul Gaultier, said it expects recovery in the second half.

clock May 17, 2010Cristina Ranieri


Lattanzio Named Star President

The investment firm, which acquired a majority interest in the premium denim business J Brand this year, chooses Paul Lattanzio for a leader.

clock May 17, 2010Evan Clark

Beauty Features

Report Calls for Tougher Fragrance Regulation

Personal Care Products Council questions research methodology of Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

clock May 17, 2010Liza Casabona


Lauder Acquires Assets of U.K. Bumble Distributor

The buy stands to expand Bumble and bumble’s educational and business development initiatives in the U.K. and Ireland.

clock May 17, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Department Stores

Le Bon Marché to Expand Men’s Wear

Le Bon Marché is showing some bonhomie to Balthazar — its men’s wear department — by devoting more space to high-end tailored brands and shoes.

clock May 17, 2010Emilie Marsh


Feast for the Eye: Anfora

Dell’Anima owner opens Anafora next door.

clock May 17, 2010Amanda FitzSimons


Chopard’s Cannes Party Honors Liya Kebede

The jewelry brand Chopard awarded prizes to Liya Kebede and Edward Hogg.

clock May 17, 2010WWD Staff


British Actress Imogen Poots’ Star Turn

The 20 year-old holds her own with Michael Douglas in the film “Solitary Man.”

clock May 17, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

The Markets Features

Accessories Shows Focus on Value, Newness

At Accessorie Circuit, AccessoriesTheShow and the International Fashion Jewelry and Accessory Show, everyone aims for the right price point.

clock May 17, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson and Jessica Iredale and Sarah Haight


Kitson Sues Accessories Licensee

Retailer Kitson contends branded tote bags were marketed without permission.

clock May 17, 2010Rachel Brown

Designer and Luxury

Stephen Webster Seeking NYC Store

British jeweler Stephen Webster is eyeing New York for his first U.S. store, aiming to open by 2012.

clock May 17, 2010Holly Haber


Kim Kardashian’s Jewelry Line for Bebe

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is raising her industry profile in a partnership with Pascal Mouawad to create a costume jewelry line for Bebe.

clock May 17, 2010Marcy Medina


Lindsay Lohan’s 6126 to Offer Handbags

Lindsay Lohan is growing her 6126 fashion brand to include handbags, with the collection set to launch for Holiday 2010.

clock May 17, 2010Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

Students’ Designs Capture Prizes

“Project Runway” alum Jay McCarroll judges work by twenty aspiring fashion designers from Philadelphia University.

clock May 17, 2010Leigh Boriskin


Kimora Lee Simmons Adds Kouture

Kimora Lee Simmons is adding Kouture to her design portfolio.

clock May 17, 2010Jessica Iredale

Intimates and Activewear

Economic Worries Shadow Innerwear Market

Industry executives see uptick but are concerned about jobs, spending.

clock May 17, 2010Karyn Monget

Department Stores

Macy’s Outlines Revamp of Flagship

Macy’s Lundgren confirms flagship revamp and has expansion in mind for the Bloomingdale’s division.

clock May 17, 2010David Moin

Intimates and Activewear

Unionbay Brand Inks Licensing Deals

Seattle Pacific Industries Inc. has signed licensing pacts for two new categories bearing the Unionbay brand.

clock May 17, 2010Karyn Monget

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Another Wenner… Swarovski Enters the Movie Biz…

Aspiring photographer Theo Wenner, son of Jann, is getting a lot of work from Rolling Stone these days.

clock May 17, 2010WWD Staff


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