Jessica Simpson’s Growing Empire

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Fashion Scoops

Della Valle Backs Colosseum Project

The Italian tycoon and Saks Inc.’s largest shareholder wants to give the landmark afacelift.

clock December 3, 2010Luisa Zargani and Sofia Celeste

Elaine Kaufman

Human Resources

Famed Restaurateur Elaine Kaufman Dead at 81

Her upper East Side bar and restaurant was the haunt of choice for a generation of writers, actors, cops and other New York power brokers.

clock December 3, 2010Matthew Lynch and John Koblin

Fashion Scoops

The Hunt is Still on For Barney’s…Pete Doherty – Jeweler?…

It looks like Barneys New York will be obliged to widen its search for a new women’s fashion director.

clock December 6, 2010WWD Staff

Irene Sharaff designs for Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in "Mommie Dearest."

Fashion Features

July 14, 1981: Goodbye, Glamour

According to Head, the first nail in the coffin was the introduction of the talkies.

clock December 6, 2010Venessa Lau

A view of the catwalk at the SIL fair in January.


SIL Expo Set for Product Launches

Despite economic concerns, innerwear has shown resilience.

clock December 6, 2010Katya Foreman

Richard Baker


Lord & Taylor Confirms Yonkers Unit

The retailer says new store could just be the first stop on a new expansion trail.

clock December 6, 2010David Moin

Christine Muhlke


Memo Pad: New Foodies…Saks Speaks…

Adam Rapoport is beginning to staff up at his new Bon Appétit.

clock December 6, 2010WWD Staff

Wet ‘n’ Wild products.

Color Cosmetics

Wet ‘n’ Wild Ramping Up Offerings

The cosmetics brand is amplifying its roar with new products, expanded doors and upgraded marketing efforts.

clock December 6, 2010Faye Brookman

Government and Trade

Three Plead Guilty in Counterfeit Ring

The defendants face up to 25 years in prison.

clock December 6, 2010Liza Casabona


Importers Hail South Korea Trade Agreement

Deal still has to be passed by legislatures in both countries.

clock December 6, 2010Liza Casabona

Accessory Trends

De Grisogono’s Madison Avenue Boutique Gutted by Fire

Retailer hopes to open up temporary location for holiday.

clock December 6, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson

The Hublot store exterior on Place Vendôme in Paris.

Designer and Luxury

Hublot Lights Up Place Vendôme

The Swiss watch brand marks the opening of a new Paris store.

clock December 6, 2010Joelle Diderich

Edgar Trinidad received the IASC’s Al Jaffin Award.


Intimate Notes: Distinguished Service…

Edgar Trinidad, received the Al Jaffin Award for his community service and contributions to the Intimate Apparel Square Club.

clock December 6, 2010WWD Staff

Emporio Armani Pre-Fall 2011

Fashion Trends

Knitting Class

Cozy up this season, as designers offer an array of chic knits for pre-fall.

clock December 6, 2010WWD Staff

Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2011

Fashion Trends

The Graphic Arts

Pre-fall is gaining momentum as designers approach the season, not as clothes to fill stores in between seasons but rather as a real fashion collection.

clock December 6, 2010WWD Staff

Robert Procop and Angelina Jolie on the set of “The Tourist.”


Angelina Jolie Collaborating on Jewelry Line

The actress is teaming up with former Asprey CEO Robert Procop to create a collection with statement stones.

clock December 6, 2010Nina Jones


What’s Next for Mindy Meads?

Aeropostale Inc.’s co-chief executive officer chose to leave the company herself.

clock December 6, 2010Alexandra Steigrad and Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

Hermes’ New Plan to Battle LVMH

The company’s controlling shareholders form holding company.

clock December 6, 2010Miles Socha

Jessica Simpson head-to-toe in her own collection.

Business Features

Jessica Simpson: Fashion’s Billion Dollar Baby

The singer-actress-tabloid-favorite might be on her way to becoming a fashion powerhouse.

clock December 6, 2010Lisa Lockwood


Today's Must Read

Fulvia Visconti Ferragamo


Fulvia Visconti Ferragamo Dead at 67

clock 12hLuisa Zargani and Alessandra Turra

Social Studies