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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

clock 21hMiles Socha

Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

clock 8hAllison Collins and Evan Clark

Business

Supreme Court Decision Seen as Blow to Fashion Designers

The court's ruling in favor of Samsung in its battle with Apple could weaken patent protection for fashion designs.

clock 8hKristi Ellis

Growth Plans in View as Neiman’s Net Soars

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Overview

The future is upon the Neiman Marcus Group, which motored through a strong holiday season and is hammering out potential growth strategies. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

L Capital to Shop for Mid-Market European Brands

The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-backed investment vehicle said Friday it had closed its third round of funding.

clock March 2, 2012Alex Wynne

Katy Perry

Parties

Katy Perry Attends Hogan Dinner

The singer was amongst the VIP guests at a dinner celebrating Karl Lagerfeld’s fourth collaboration with the brand.

clock March 2, 2012Miles Socha

Roland Mouret RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Roland Mouret RTW Fall 2012

Paris’ big freeze of 1947 was the jumping point for the designer’s strong fall lineup.

clock March 2, 2012WWD Staff

Vionnet RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Vionnet RTW Fall 2012

Creative directors Barbara and Lucia Croce moved the focus from eveningwear to tailored day looks that reinterpreted house codes.

clock March 2, 2012WWD Staff

Karl Lagerfeld's first political sketch for French Elle

Media

Karl Lagerfeld Inks Political Cartoons for Elle

Starting today, the French magazine began publishing a series of irreverent political cartoons by the designer.

clock March 2, 2012Alex Wynne

Christian Dior RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Christian Dior RTW Fall 2012

While Bill Gaytten described his message as “soft modernity,” the words “soft and classical” make a more apt handle.

clock March 2, 2012WWD Staff

U.S. Attorney Paul J.Fishman points out how counterfeit UGG’s boots were smuggled into the country.

Legal

Feds Uncover $325M Counterfeit Ring

Apparel, cosmetics and footwear involved.

clock March 2, 2012Arthur Friedman

Isabel Marant RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Isabel Marant RTW Fall 2012

The designer’s fall collection boiled down to rewiring her signature motifs for a new theme: late 19th-century cowgirls.

clock March 2, 2012WWD Staff

Chalayan RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Chalayan RTW Fall 2012

The show had the graphic minimalism of the Sixties with architectural shifts and outerwear shown over lean pants.

clock March 2, 2012WWD Staff

Mila Kunis

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Christian Dior

Mila Kunis, Tali Lennox, Natalia Vodianova and Marisa Berenson sat front row at the fall show.

clock March 2, 2012Marc Karimzadeh and Joelle Diderich

Maison Martin Margiela RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Maison Martin Margiela RTW Fall 2012

In a season where many designers are creating coats wide enough for two, the house applied its trademark deconstruction technique to the men’s suit.

clock March 2, 2012WWD Staff

A look from Command Control shapers and hosiery.

Activewear

Commando Expands Into Shapewear

The aesthetics will be in line with the brand’s underwear options that offer smooth shaping and a comfortable fit without a traditional waistband.

clock March 2, 2012Karyn Monget

The Stella McCartney store in South Kensington’s Brompton Cross in London.

Designer and Luxury

Stella McCartney Opening Second Outpost in London

In May, the first Adidas by Stella McCartney shop will open next door to new shop in South Kensington’s Brompton Cross.

clock March 2, 2012Samantha Conti

Fragrance

Customs Seizes Fake Estée Lauder Scents

Authorities said the counterfeit perfume shipment of 5,000 bottles was valued at more than $344,000.

clock March 2, 2012Kristi Ellis

Human Resources

Caryn Lerner Out at Daffy’s

Marcia Wilson re-assumes chief executive’s role.

clock March 2, 2012David Moin

Simon Spurr, Prabal Gurung and Billy Reid

Fashion Scoops

CFDA, Vogue Host Americans in Paris

Designers including Billy Reid, Prabal Gurung and Eddie Borgo attended an initiative of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

clock March 2, 2012Miles Socha

Lanvin RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Lanvin RTW Fall 2012

Alber Elbaz showed a beautiful, elegant collection — at once bold and riotously fanciful.

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Yohji Yamamoto RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Yohji Yamamoto RTW Fall 2012

The designer showed a powerful collection full of fiery tones symbolizing anger, love or rage.

clock March 2, 2012WWD Staff

Bernardo’s "Lola" shoe.

Footwear

Bernardo Aims for Reinvention

New owners Peter Cooper and Todd Miller are gearing up for a serious makeover.

clock March 2, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Haider Ackermann RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Haider Ackermann RTW Fall 2012

The designer telegraphed a message of power-chic, fueled covertly by both dark and artful undercurrents.

clock March 3, 2012WWD Staff

Junya Watanabe RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Junya Watanabe RTW Fall 2012

A sartorial elegance with the right balance of whimsy and restraint defined the designer’s beautiful collection.

clock March 3, 2012WWD Staff

Victor & Rolf RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Viktor & Rolf RTW Fall 2012

The designer duo handled their full moon theme with restraint and gave their lineup an overall touch of dark romance.

clock March 3, 2012WWD Staff

Kim Gordon and Bill Nace

Parties

Surface to Air Fetes Kim Gordon Line

Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti and DJ Pedro Winter attended the launch cocktail and concert.

clock March 3, 2012Joelle Diderich and Devorah Lauter

Comme des Garçons RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Comme des Garçons RTW Fall 2012

Rei Kawakubo focused on two often-challenging dimensions: those of major volume and color.

clock March 3, 2012WWD Staff

Jean Paul Gaultier RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Jean Paul Gaultier RTW Fall 2012

The designer showed a direct, take-no-prisoners collection inspired by the mean streets of Paris.

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Andrew Gn RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Andrew Gn RTW Fall 2012

The designer said he had been looking at the Victorian photographs of Lewis Carroll, from which he drew a moody, Gothic sensibility.

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Akris RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Akris RTW Fall 2012

For fall Albert Kriemler turned to American expressionist painter Franz Kline for inspiration.

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Fashion Scoops

John Galliano Spotted in Paris

The designer was seen in Paris’ Marais neighborhood.

clock March 4, 2012Devorah Lautner

Révillon RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Revillon RTW Fall 2012

This debut effort by Andrew Heather, the brand’s new creative director, opened a compelling chapter for the French furrier.

clock March 4, 2012WWD Staff

Costume National RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Costume National RTW Fall 2012

Ennio Capasa quite literally took a dark turn for fall with an almost-all-black lineup that played out against a black runway.

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John Galliano RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

John Galliano RTW Fall 2012

The fall Galliano girl was an English thoroughbred, clad in a rich ensemble of equestrian-inspired gear with a lush libertine spirit.

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Alexis Mabille RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexis Mabille RTW Fall 2012

The designer peppered the collection with a bow tie motif.

clock March 4, 2012WWD Staff

Celine RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Celine RTW Fall 2012

In a season fairly obsessed with volume, Phoebe Philo amped up the silhouette of her famous sporty luxe.

clock March 4, 2012WWD Staff

Hermès RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Hermès RTW Fall 2012

Christophe Lemaire has a penchant for elevating humble clothes into the luxury stratosphere that the brand inhabits.

clock March 4, 2012WWD Staff

Neiman Marcus

Retail

Neiman Marcus Eyes Strategies for Growth

In the months ahead, retailer will determine whether to take Neiman’s international and whether to offer a dividend.

clock March 5, 2012David Moin

Christian Louboutin as guest creator of "Feu" at the Crazy Horse in Paris.

People

The Christian Louboutin Review

WWD catches up with the shoe designer to talk about “Feu,” a new show at the Crazy Horse in Paris.

clock March 4, 2012Katya Foreman

Givenchy RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Givenchy RTW Fall 2012

It was an excellent collection, built on strength and confidence, which had something to do with equestrian motifs from the Seventies.

clock March 4, 2012WWD Staff

Westward Leaning’s “Love Thy Neighbor” frame.

Eyewear

Westward Leaning’s Glasses Have Social Tilt

Company is looking to differentiate itself in the fast growing online eyewear market.

clock March 5, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Taps Sebastian Suhl for Givenchy CEO Post

Appointment of high-caliber executive signals ambitions for one of the industry’s buzziest smaller brands.

clock March 5, 2012Miles Socha

A ck Calvin Klein store in Manchester, U.K.

Handbags

Calvin Klein to Take European CK In-House

Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger will be joined at the hip in Europe.

clock March 5, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Maxime Simoens

Designer and Luxury

Maxime Simoens Said Exiting Leonard

Should the designer end his tenure, another opportunity could be at hand: Dior has conducted talks with the 27-year-old, the sources said.

clock March 5, 2012Miles Socha

Media

Vogue Australia Features Wilhelmina Model Robyn Lawley

She is the first plus-size model to be on the cover of the magazine in its 52-year history.

clock March 5, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Media

Geordie Greig Joining Britain’s Mail

The weekly tabloid newspaper has a circulation that is just shy of two million copies.

clock March 5, 2012Samantha Conti

The cover of Roots of Style.

Media

Isabel and Ruben Toledo to Celebrate New Book

The couple has written and illustrated “Roots of Style: Weaving Together Life, Love and Fashion” together.

clock March 5, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Haider Ackermann RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Features

Paris Collections Fall 2012: The Weekenders

Whether power chic, graphically precise or just plain pretty, designers put on quite a show.

clock March 5, 2012WWD Staff

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Business

Pambianco Study: Armani, Valentino, Zegna Top Three for Potential IPOs

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