Fashion

Clash of the Titans: Karl and Meryl

The versions of the "canceled dress" story told by Meryl Streep's publicist and by Karl Lagerfeld are both believable — and consistent.

clock 2hBridget Foley

Fashion

Giorgio Armani to Restructure Brands

The designer will cease the Armani Collezioni and Armani Jeans brands.

clock 2hLuisa Zargani

Eye

What Celebs Were Talking About on the Oscars Red Carpet

“Nicole! A ‘lion’ roars!” a veteran reporter called to her. “More like a kitten,” she giggled.

clock 4hMarcy Medina

Tailor-Made for China: Levi’s Targets Market With Denizen Rollout

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Overview

Levi Strauss & Co. is embarking on an aggressive expansion in China this year with the launch of a global brand targeting the youthful emerging middle class in the world’s fastest-growing economy.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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TARGET

Financial

Target Profits Rise, Sales Sluggish in Quarter

Despite soft sales, Target posted a 14.3 percent rise in second-quarter net income Wednesday, helped by expense management.

clock August 18, 2010Evan Clark

Obey’s cotton and spandex denim jeans, $56.

Fashion Features

Item of the Day: Budget Denim

The look and feel of premium denim can be found for under $100.

clock August 19, 2010Alex Badia

Sam Fayed, James Fayed, Liam Fayed and Paulo Goncalves.

Textiles

Bespoken Links Up With Turnbull & Asser

Bespoken, the contemporary New York label, has a history with Turnbull & Asser, and is launching a co-branded capsule range for spring.

clock August 19, 2010WWD Staff

A tote from Levi’s Workwear by Billy Reid.

Retail

Levi’s, Billy Reid Reveal Capsule Collection

The line, handcrafted in the U.S., will launch in September.

clock August 19, 2010Jean Scheidnes

Aramis Impeccable

Textiles

Aramis’ Impeccable Entry

Brand to launch limited edition scent in October.

clock August 19, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Calvin Klein’s wool and polyester suit, $595, and Van Heusen’s cotton and polyester shirt, $40. Robert Talbott tie, $135; The Tie Bar tie bar, $15; Imperial pocket square, $39; Nautica belt, $40; Calvin Klein shoes, $140.

Textiles

Men’s Suits Under $500: The New Magic Price Point

There’s a new sweet spot in the men’s suit market: models that retail for less than $500.

clock August 19, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Brownies

Lifestyle

Cheap Week: Reining In Event Spending

In the spirit of WWD’s Cheap Week, we asked event experts for tips on reining in spending, from a casual dinner to a fancy gala, without sacrificing elegance.

clock August 19, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

Retail

Samuelsohn Taps VP for Furnishings Arm

Montreal-based Samuelsohn has named Walter Davis to be vice president of furnishings, a new division for the 87-year-old tailored-clothing company.

clock August 19, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

Chico’s, Limited See Q2 Gains, Hot Topic Widens Loss

Comps to date at Hot Topic are down 5 percent.

clock August 19, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Kanye West’s entourage in Dior Homme

Fashion Scoops

Kanye West’s New Entourage…Dylan’s Candy Bar Treat…An InStyle Bash

The cleaned-up look of Kanye West’s Rosewood Movement is an effort to turn over a new leaf after last year’s flameout.

clock August 19, 2010WWD Staff

Chinese artist Yan Wei.

Denim

Levi’s Introduces Denizen Brand in China

An aggressive expansion is planned with launch of new brand.

clock August 19, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

In His Own Words: Dov Charney

Ceo talks about his and his company’s future.

clock August 19, 2010David Lipke

A self-portrait by Dov Charney.

Financial

American Apparel’s Stock Continued Slide

Investors worry over investigation, cash crunch.

clock August 19, 2010Evan Clark

Cover of People magazine.

Media

People iPad App Delay…Another Newsweek Exit…Tibi Revamps

The brouhaha over People’s iPad app had some at least wondering about the real story behind its delayed release.

clock August 19, 2010WWD Staff

Government and Trade

South Africa Halts Exports of Raw Wool to China

Livestock disease causes China to disallow imports.

clock August 19, 2010Bambina Wise

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: August 18, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock August 19, 2010WWD Staff

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