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Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

clock 16hBridget Foley

Fashion

Claus Dietrich Lahrs Appointed Chief Executive of Bottega Veneta

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

clock 16hLuisa Zargani and Joelle Diderich

Beauty

Acqua di Parma Goes Luxe, Plots Retail Expansion

Acqua di Parma is launching a higher-priced line, opening its first U.S. store and expanding its women's range.

clock 12hRachel Strugatz

Dior en Fleur

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Overview

John Galliano's powerful fall collection for Christian Dior was flush with imaginative, high-drama florals. ?? ? ? SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business Features

Footwear Retailer Office Holdings On the Block

Firm hires advisors to consider options, sale.

clock July 2, 2010Evan Clark

Financial

John Fleming to Exit Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart U.S. chief merchant John Fleming’s depature gives the retailer a chance to remake the country’s largest apparel business.

clock July 2, 2010Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Valli to Open First Boutique in Paris

Unit off Rue Boissy d’Anglas is slated to open in the fall.

clock July 5, 2010Katya Foreman

Blake Lively

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Christian Dior

A star-studded front row—including Blake Lively, Jessica Alba, and Lily Cole—attended the Dior couture show on Monday.

clock July 5, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

A New Hat For John Galliano

John Galliano has just signed a license with Italy’s Isa SpA for a range of collection scarves and hats.

clock July 5, 2010WWD Staff

A rendering of the Tommy Hilfiger's Store on the Champs Elysee.

Designer and Luxury

Tommy Hilfiger to Open Paris Flagship

Tommy Hilfiger flagship at 65 Avenue des Champs-Elysées set to bow this fall.

clock July 6, 2010Miles Socha

A shoe from My Ferragamo.

Textiles

Ferragamo Adds Footwear Line

Ferragamo’s new footwear line, called My Ferragamo, wants to coddle existing clients and lure new young ones.

clock July 6, 2010Alessandra Ilari

Roxane Mesquida

People

Roxane Mesquida’s Quirky Career

The French It girl and actress Roxane Mesquida has won over the fashion industry even if her acting choices are unconventional.

clock July 6, 2010Joelle Diderich

Looks from the India Clothing & Textile Mega Trade Show.

Government and Trade

South Africa and India Weave Closer Industry Ties

Annual India Clothing & Textile Mega Trade Show, held in South Africa, has grown to 42 exhibitors.

clock July 6, 2010Bambina Wise

A rendering of Santa Monica Place.

Designer and Luxury

Santa Monica Place Is Reborn

The revamped center Santa Monica Place is now open-air with a heavy dose of luxury.

clock July 6, 2010Rachel Brown

Marketing and Promotion

Retail Execs Look to Build Excitement

“We want to drive addiction,” said Ben Fischman, chief executive officer of Rue La La.

clock July 6, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Human Resources

Obit: Giovanni Russo, 45

Giovanni Russo, 45, a veteran creative director and the founder of creative agency No. 11, died June 21.

clock July 6, 2010Matthew Lynch

An image from the Dolce & Gabbana campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Madonna Plays Housewife in Dolce & Gabbana Ads

Madonna channels Anna Magnani in her latest set of ads for Dolce & Gabbana.

clock July 6, 2010Alessandra Ilari

An image from YSL’s fall campaign.

Media

YSL Books Daria Werbowy… Getting a New Shine… J Brand Branding…

For the fall Yves Saint Laurent campaign, location costs were low — but status was high.

clock July 6, 2010WWD Staff

Mariqueen Maandig

People

Mariqueen Maandig and Trent Reznor Release Album

Mariqueen Maandig, a 29-year-old singer, makes music with her husband Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.

clock July 6, 2010Tara Bonet-Black

“George Greenough” by Craig Stecyk.

People

Surf City

“Swell,” a new exhibit across three Manhattan galleries, depicts work by and about surfers.

clock July 6, 2010Veronique Hyland

Fashion Scoops

Vauthier’s Juice… Bedbugs Bite at A&F… Artistic Differences…

Only four seasons into showing on the couture runway, Alexandre Vauthier has developed a signature scent with perfumer Francis Kurkdjian.

clock July 6, 2010WWD Staff

The Bruce Willis scent.

Fragrance

Bruce Willis Scent to Make Debut

Bruce Willis’ tough guy fragrance line makes its debut this week.

clock July 6, 2010Susan Stone

A page from Bottega Veneta’s Web site.

Designer and Luxury

Bottega Veneta to Relaunch Web Site

Bottega Veneta website features small groups of carefully edited products.

clock July 6, 2010Cate T. Corcoran

Retail

Shiseido Returning to TV in the U.K.

The Japanese beauty brand Shiseido will begin selling on QVC this month in the highly competitive U.K. market.

clock July 6, 2010Brid Costello

Looking for knits at Spinexpo.

Textiles

N.Y. Fabric Fairs Look for Silver Linings

Organizers for Spinexpo, Premiere Vision Preview, Kingpins and Texworld USA trade shows say recent signs make them hopeful the economy will improve.

clock July 6, 2010Liza Casabona

A rendering of the upcoming Bloomingdale’s in Santa Monica

Retail

Bloomingdale’s Heads to the Beach

Bloomingdale’s will open a 101,000-square-foot unit in Santa Monica Place shopping center in August.

clock July 6, 2010David Moin

Daphne Guinness

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Giorgio Armani Privé

Gemma Arterton and Claudia Cardinale were among the busy actresses who took in the Armani Privé couture show in Paris.

clock July 6, 2010WWD Staff

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Inside the DFS  T Galleria Fondaco dei Tedeschi store in Venice.

Retail

DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

clock 10hLuisa Zargani

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