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Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

clock 13hBridget Foley

Fashion

Claus Dietrich Lahrs Appointed Chief Executive of Bottega Veneta

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

clock 12hLuisa Zargani and Joelle Diderich

Beauty

Acqua di Parma Goes Luxe, Plots Retail Expansion

Acqua di Parma is launching a higher-priced line, opening its first U.S. store and expanding its women's range.

clock 9hRachel Strugatz

Slimane Makes Comeback as YSL Creative Director

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Overview

Yves Saint Laurent will reveal today that men’s wear superstar Hedi Slimane is its new creative director — a dozen years after he exited YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme to heat up Dior Homme.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Trends and Analysis

Report Shows Consumers Struggling

A new research report by WSL Strategic Retail, entitled “How America Shops, Mega Trends Moving on 2012,” came to some startling conclusions.

clock March 2, 2012David Moin

Pedro Lourenço RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Pedro Lourenço RTW Fall 2012

The designer sought to fuse city life with country ease, “an apocalyptic city and groomed country,” as he said backstage.

clock March 5, 2012WWD Staff

Designs by Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs Get Museum Treatment

Exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs illuminates the contributions of two company men.

clock March 6, 2012Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Financial

Global Stock Markets Slide

U.S. retail stocks hang on as Dow fell 1.6 percent and Wall Street sees worst day of 2012.

clock March 6, 2012Evan Clark and Samantha Conti

Karl Lagerfeld and Alicia Keys

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Chanel

Alicia Keys, Katy Perry and a host of celebrity guests turned out for Chanel’s crystal-themed show.

clock March 6, 2012Katya Foreman and Joelle Diderich

Chanel RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Chanel RTW Fall 2012

Karl Lagerfeld’s mineral mode made for a savvy way with color — deep purples, blues, greens, grays and some reds — that will look as chic off the runway as on.

clock March 6, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Hermès in Talks to Buy Watch Dial Maker

The supplier, Natéber SA, is based in Switzerland.

clock March 6, 2012Alex Wynne

Hakaan RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Hakaan RTW Fall 2012

Hakaan Yildirim’s all-leather ensembles in burgundy added a slightly subversive sexual current to the clothes, but his strongest work was also his simplest.

clock March 6, 2012WWD Staff

Alicia Keys

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Valentino

Chinese actresses Chen Ran and Kitty Zhang attended the show.

clock March 6, 2012Alex Wynne

Moncler Gamme Rouge RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Moncler Gamme Rouge RTW Fall 2012

Giambattista Valli sent out Veruschka look-alikes with wildly back-combed manes and feathered Sixties eye makeup.

clock March 6, 2012WWD Staff

A.P.C. & Vanessa Seward RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

A.P.C. & Vanessa Seward RTW Fall 2012

The 19-piece capsule collection of clothes, shoes and accessories merged Seward’s prim glamour with the French contemporary label’s trademark clean lines.

clock March 6, 2012WWD Staff

Models in Van Cleef & Arpels

Parties

Russian Regale at the SAB Winter Ball

The crowd of benefactors included Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky, Julia and David Koch, Kelly Rutherford and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia.

clock March 6, 2012Kristi Garced

Roger Vivier's round-toed Papillon shoe.

Handbags

Roger Vivier Accessories Fall 2012

The collection continued to shine the spotlight on one of its younger signatures, the Prismick bag family.

clock March 6, 2012WWD Staff

Jeff Koons, Cheryl Hines, Chuck Close and Robert Kennedy Jr.

Parties

Politicians, Artists Turn Out for Art for Water Fete

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Jeff Koons and Debbie Harry brought out the artistic big guns for an Art for Water cocktail party and auction at Matthew Marks Gallery.

clock March 6, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Valentino RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Valentino RTW Fall 2012

The collection was less about quirky charm or global eclecticism than elevating crafty details and treatments to the luxury stratosphere.

clock March 6, 2012WWD Staff

Paul & Joe RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Paul & Joe RTW Fall 2012

Sophie Albou’s runway show for Paul & Joe was all about clothes to be bought and worn in the everyday.

clock March 6, 2012WWD Staff

Paco Rabanne RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Paco Rabanne RTW Fall 2012

After Manish Arora’s overstated sci-fi brash with little dash for spring, the designer toned things down considerably for his second season at the house.

clock March 6, 2012WWD Staff

Anna Zegna

Fashion Features

Ermenegildo Zegna Group Unveils ZegnArt Project

Venture’s aim is to strengthen the relationship between fashion entrepreneurs and contemporary art.

clock March 6, 2012Luisa Zargani

Legal

Alexander Wang Disputes ‘Sweatshop’ Claims

Employees are suing the designer for upwards of $450 million.

clock March 6, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Andy Hall

Financial

Stage Stores Guidance Below Estimates

Online sales for the Houston-based retailer reached $8.6 million in 2011.

clock March 6, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Alexander McQueen RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander McQueen RTW Fall 2012

In a bold statement of stewardship of the house, Sarah Burton tackled the its core theme of futurism and arrived at a very different place.

clock March 6, 2012WWD Staff

Cosmo Fun's 2012 Fearless award winners.

Media

Cosmopolitan Hosts Annual Fun Fearless Awards

Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Liam Hemsworth, Dakota Fanning, Freida Pinto and Blake Shelton were among this year’s honorees.

clock March 7, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

A jacket by Huishan Zhang.

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: Made in China, Branded in Paris

Chinese designers Huishan Zhang and Masha Ma are out to redefine what “Made in China” means.

clock March 7, 2012Huang Hung

Hedi Slimane

Designer and Luxury

Hedi Slimane Returning to Yves Saint Laurent

WWD has learned the French fashion house will reveal today that the men’s wear superstar is its new creative director.

clock March 7, 2012Miles Socha and Jennifer Weil

Fashion Scoops

Women’s Project Theater Hosts Women of Achievement Awards

Thia Breen, president of North America for the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., was among the women honored.

clock March 7, 2012Belisa Silva

Charlotte Casiraghi and Frida Giannini

Fashion Scoops

Gucci Fetes Charlotte Casiraghi in Paris

Creative director Frida Giannini has created a special line of clothing for the ambassador for the brand’s equestrian roots.

clock March 7, 2012Alex Wynne

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Lauren Corp. Hit With Legal Fees

Firm was denied request for attorneys’ fees from the U.S. Polo Association for last year’s trademark infringement case.

clock March 7, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Nanette Lepore joins "Project Runway All Star" judges Isaac Mizrahi, Georgina Chapman and Angela Lindvall.

Fashion Scoops

Nanette Lepore to Guest Judge ‘Project Runway All Stars’

The designer’s challenge, posed to the four remaining contestants, was to design a garment that her apparel company could manufacture in New York City.

clock March 7, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Chanel RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Features

Paris Collections Fall 2012: Day Seven

Designers traveled from the center of the earth to a chic future, stopping off for a dose of modern-day folk.

clock March 7, 2012WWD Staff

Essentialist

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Inside the DFS  T Galleria Fondaco dei Tedeschi store in Venice.

Retail

DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

clock 7hLuisa Zargani

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