Penney’s Taps Goldman In Ackman Battle

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Gian Giacomo Ferraris

Business Features

Versace Ups Sales Forecast

CEO of Versace SpA Gian Giacomo Ferraris also said 2010 revenues would exceed his target of 270 million euros.

clock October 12, 2010Luisa Zargani

Matthew Williamson

Designer and Luxury

Matthew Williamson Designs Diffusion Line

Muse by Matthew Williamson — the collection’s working title — will be manufactured and distributed by MBFG.

clock October 12, 2010Samantha Conti

Bill Moggridge


Moggridge: A Design-Happy Guy Leads the Cooper-Hewitt

The Cooper-Hewitt’s new director, Bill Moggridge, is very much of-the-people, for-the-people.

clock October 13, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg


Luxottica Owner Outlines Succession Plan

Leonardo Del Vecchio will give the rights to his six children.

clock October 13, 2010Kerry Olsen

Celine RTW Spring 2011

Fashion Trends

Spring 2011 Runway Trend: Denim Rules

There was an infinite variety of denim in the spring collections.

clock October 13, 2010WWD Staff

A view of Forever 21 at the Ambience Mall in India.


Fast Fashion Flocks to India

Forever 21 draws a long line of customers in New Delhi.

clock October 13, 2010Mayu Saini

Fashion Features

Dec. 27, 1972: Great Expectations

Of WWD’s many love affairs with fashion-centric films, none was greater than its obsession with 1974’s “The Great Gatsby.”

clock October 13, 2010Venessa Lau


Levi’s Net Falls in Third Quarter

Levi’s sales improved as the company increased spending on new stores and advertising for brands.

clock October 13, 2010David Lipke

Elle Muliarchyk directing a scene for her “4 x 3.1” Phillip Lim film collaboration.

Designer and Luxury

Model Elle Muliarchyk’s Fashion Film

The model’s movie commissioned by Phillip Lim and Lane Crawford debuted in Hong Kong this week

clock October 13, 2010Venessa Lau


Wrangler Monitors Brett Favre… Heidi’s Back…

Wrangler would not comment on whether they would continue working with Brett Favre.

clock October 13, 2010WWD Staff

William Ackman


J.C. Penney Hires Goldman Sachs for Ackman Battle

J.C. Penney taps investment bank to aid in discussions with activist investor.

clock October 13, 2010David Moin and Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Barneys New York: fashion meets cuisine.


Barneys Goes Foodie for Holiday

Christmas windows for Barneys will feature Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse and Mario Batali.

clock October 13, 2010Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Alexander Wang Denies Nike Rumors… H&M Appoints Artistic Director…

Both Alexander Wang and Nike confirmed exclusively to WWD that no collaboration is in the works.

clock October 13, 2010WWD Staff

Wolfgang Joop


Kaufhof Chain Taps Wolfgang Joop

Wolfgang Joop has been named “creative partner” for the Galeria Kaufhof.

clock October 13, 2010Melissa Drier

A view of the Coach store.


Coach Enters U.K.

Shop set to open in the Westfield White City mall in West London this spring.

clock October 13, 2010Samantha Conti

Outspoken by Fergie

Beauty Features

Avon, L’Oréal Rumors Swirl

Avon shares rose more than 4 percent Tuesday on speculation.

clock October 13, 2010Molly Prior and Alex Wynne

Beauty Features

Industry Meets at InnoCosmetics

Senior executives from a host of cosmetics and consumer products companies gathered in the German capital last week for the two-day InnoCosmetics Europe event.

clock October 13, 2010Susan Stone

L’Eclaireur on rue Boissy d’Anglas.


French Retailer L’Eclaireur Celebrates 30

Ask L’Eclaireur’s Armand Hadida about the future, though, and he gets so excited he leaps out of his chair to expound on his vision of 21st-century retailing.

clock October 13, 2010Joelle Diderich


Today's Must Read


Comme des Garçons Commissions Art Installation for Clearance Sale

clock 2hJoelle Diderich

Social Studies