Fashion

Dior Plots Global Retail Push for Chiuri's First Collection

The initiative combines freestanding pop-ups, partnerships with key retailers and special in-store merchandising.

clock 6hJoelle Diderich and Sharon Edelson

Eye

Franca Sozzani's Mass Draws Designers, Executives in Milan

The Mass was held at the tail end of Milan Fashion Week to remember the late editor in chief of Vogue Italia, who died in December.

clock 16hLuisa Zargani and Alessandra Turra

Business

Warren Buffett Baffled by Retail

The investor praised Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and said he can’t figure out retail.

clock 5hEvan Clark

Bond Girl

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Overview

Louis Vuitton put on quite a show for the opening of its Bond Street store in London Tuesday night. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

Burberry Sees Profits Rise, Plans Asia Stores

Luxury brand Burberry reported a 6.5 percent increase in revenue.

clock May 26, 2010Samantha Conti

Natalia Vodianova in Louis Vuitton.

People

Louis Vuitton Fetes Bond Street Store Opening

Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston and Jerry Hall turn out for lavish Vuitton bash.

clock May 26, 2010Samantha Conti

Newer concepts such as Martin & Osa could close as specialty store space withers, said UBS.

Financial

AEO Profits Fall in First Quarter

American Eagle Outfitter issues cautious outlook after reporting a drop in first-quarter profits.

clock May 26, 2010Alexandra Steigrad and Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

Media

Janice Min Heads to The Hollywood Reporter… More Cuts at Forbes?…

Janice Min, former editor of Us Weekly, has been tapped as editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter.

clock May 26, 2010Amy Wicks and Nick Axelrod

Jean Paul Gaultier

Business Features

Jean Paul Gaultier to Exit Hermès

Gaultier to focus on his own rtw and haute couture fashion house, while Christophe Lemaire will succeed him at Hermès.

clock May 26, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Glenn Close in Jane Suttell.

People

MoMA’s Party in the Garden

Jo Carole Lauder, Renee Rockefeller, Lauren duPont, Patricia Lansing, Glenn Close and Aerin Lauder attended MoMA’s annual Party in the Garden.

clock May 26, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Retail Shares Slide Wednesday

S&P Retail Index ends Wednesday off 1.2% after spending most of day in positive territory.

clock May 26, 2010Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Sportswear

Olivier Theyskens to Design for Theory

Olivier Theyskens will design a women’s capsule collection for Theory, which will bow for the spring-summer 2011 season.

clock May 26, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

Woolrich Picks Mark McNairy to Design Men’s Label

Woolrich Woolen Mills has appointed Mark McNairy to replace Daiki Suzuki as creative director of the men’s designer label.

clock May 27, 2010Jean Scheidnes

Memorial signs were installed at the Paul Stuart store on Wednesday.

Designer and Luxury

Remembering Paul Stuart’s Clifford Grodd

A men’s wear pioneer with indefatigable energy and unwavering vision — those were just some of the industry accolades showered on Clifford Grodd.

clock May 27, 2010Jean E. Palmieri and Brenner Thomas

David Wright with a Mission Skincare sunscreen.

Textiles

Mission Skincare Inks Deal with David Wright

New York Mets’ slugger David Wright signs multi-year deal with the firm.

clock May 27, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Vendors are investing in seasonal looks for next spring.

Textiles

Delayed Recovery: Suit Makers Still Waiting for a Turnaround

Tailored clothing sales fell 7.9 percent, according to The NPD Group.

clock May 27, 2010Brenner Thomas

A look from Hickey Freeman.

Textiles

Joseph Abboud Reinvents HMX Labels

Joseph Abboud unveils his overhaul of the company’s 100-year-old crown jewels, Hickey Freeman and Hart Schaffner Marx.

clock May 27, 2010Brenner Thomas

Looks from Chip Foster’s new line, Pray for Mother Nature.

Denim

Chip Foster Launching Premium Jeans Line

The co-founder of premium denim brand Chip & Pepper is going solo with a line called Pray for Mother Nature.

clock May 27, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

A sketch from the upcoming women’s collection for Brioni

Designer and Luxury

Dell’Acqua to Design Brioni’s Women’s Line

Brioni women’s spring pre-collection will bow at the end of June in Milan, followed by a runway show in September during Milan Fashion Week.

clock May 27, 2010Luisa Zargani

A view of the J. Crew bridal shop.

Ready To Wear

J. Crew Opens Bridal Store

For its first bridal boutique, J. Crew takes inspiration from a French salon without getting too grand about it.

clock May 27, 2010David Moin

The casual vibe in Southampton before the Memorial Day rush.

Retail

Summer in the Hamptons: Better, But No Boom

The Hamptons aren’t over. They’re just mellowing out amid the global recession.

clock May 27, 2010David Moin and Sharon Edelson

Retail

Belk Profits Rise

Department store Belk sees broad first-quarter strength.

clock May 27, 2010Evan Clark

Tommy Hilfiger’s jacket and Burberry Prorsum’s shirt, both in cotton. Cutler and Gross sunglasses.

Fashion Features

A Change in Seasons in Men’s Suits

For spring 2011, suit vendors are once more celebrating American heritage by featuring the khaki suit as the ultimate ensemble for the season.

clock May 27, 2010Alex Badia

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: May 26, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock May 27, 2010WWD Staff

Karl Lagerfeld in the 3 Suisses catalogue.

Fashion Scoops

Karl’s Mail… Garment Center Study Out Today… Living in Armani…

Pursuing his playful exploration of high-low chic, Karl Lagerfeld has trained his lens on the fall collection of French mail-order giant 3 Suisses.

clock May 27, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Chinese Consumers Remain Brand Loyal

Chinese consumer loyalty to luxury brands remains high despite the economic downturn, according to a report released Wednesday by KPMG.

clock May 27, 2010Jennifer Cardenas

A view of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai.

Watches

Swatch Opens Shanghai Complex

Swatch Group has just opened four flagships for its various timepiece brands in the lower part of a historic building.

clock May 27, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Burton to Be Named Creative Director at McQueen

Alexander McQueen’s trusted colleague, Sarah Burton, is set to be named creative director of the London-based fashion house, WWD has learned.

clock May 27, 2010Samantha Conti

The Grill on Pantigo in East Hampton.

Lifestyle

Hamptons: The Dish on Dining

The sleek The Grill on Pantigo and The Boathouse are two restaurant newcomers.

clock May 27, 2010WWD Staff

Essentialist

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Spring bags from Michael Kors featured in The Walk campaign.

Business

Michael Kors Reprises ‘The Walk’ Street-Style Handbag Campaign

clock 6hLisa Lockwood

Social Studies