Haider Ackermann Talks Self-Doubt, Celeb Culture and Those Dior Rumors

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Overview

Just hours after landing in New York on Sunday, Haider Ackermann has something to get off his chest: He is not, contrary to popular reporting, Belgian.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Moncler in SoHo.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Moncler Sells 45 Percent Stake, Shelves IPO

Paris-based investment firm Eurazeo to purchase stake in Italian outerwear brand for $611.5 million.

clock June 6, 2011Luisa Zargani and Miles Socha

Textiles

Salvatore Ferragamo IPO Approved

In a separate development, brand has inked a licensing agreement with Marchon Group for the production and distribution of sunglasses and eyewear.

clock June 6, 2011Luisa Zargani

Naomi Watts and Isla Fisher

Fashion Scoops

The Horsey Set Heads to Governor’s Island

Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Andre Balasz and Julianna Marguiles joined a fashionable herd at the fourth annual Veuve Clicquot-sponsored Polo Classic.

clock June 6, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Tavex’s first high-end line of denim fabrics.

Denim

Working Toward Denim’s New Day

Industry seeks sustainable jeans for the mainstream.

clock June 7, 2011Katya Foreman

Hussein Chalayan

Designer and Luxury

Hussein Chalayan Makes Changes

Designer is fine-tuning his brand, downsizing the name and adding a collection that will launch in September.

clock June 7, 2011Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

Cacharel Taps New Designers

Ling Liu and Dawei Sun, the design duo behind the label Belle Ninon, have been named artistic directors for its women’s, men’s and children’s collections.

clock June 7, 2011Joelle Diderich

The Abbey of Hautvillers, the historic home of Dom Pérignon.

Designer and Luxury

LVMH to Open Its Doors

In October, select brands will offer the public a rare glimpse of the inner workings of couture houses, distilleries and gourmet kitchens.

clock June 7, 2011Miles Socha

Diane von Furstenberg on board EOS.

Fragrance

DVF Fragrance Launches at Sea

Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller hosted a party for her new scent, Diane, on their 305-foot yacht.

clock June 7, 2011Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Fashion Scoops

Bath & Body Works CEO Heads West… Chanel Couture After Dark…

Diane Neal, who reenergized Bath & Body Works, is vacating the ceo post to relocate to San Francisco and explore new job options, notably Charlotte Russe.

clock June 7, 2011WWD Staff

Haider Ackermann

Designer and Luxury

Q&A: Haider Ackermann in Manhattan

In town for a party at Saks Fifth Avenue, the designer sat down with WWD to talk about self-doubt, celebrity culture and those Dior rumors.

clock June 7, 2011Venessa Lau

Lady Gaga in Thierry Mugler

Fashion Features

CFDA Awards: And the Winners Are…

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler and Michael Bastian were among the night’s winners; Lady Gaga was given the Fashion Icon Award.

clock June 6, 2011WWD Staff

Media

Memo Pad: Record Traffic for News Sites… Elle Decor’s Lunch Fete…

In May, a perfect storm of Internet-ready news drove many news sites — including The Atlantic, Slate and The New Yorker — to record-high traffic numbers.

clock June 7, 2011WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Solange Knowles

Eye

Solange Takes Over Made by Google Party

clock 14hLeigh Nordstrom

Social Studies