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Aéropostale's Future Still Unclear; Liquidation Possible

The future of teen retailer Aeropostale is still unclear, as bidding at a court auction was continuing into the evening hours on Monday.

clock 7hVicki M. Young

Fashion

Carolina Herrera Hires Raffaele Ilardo as Vice President of Design

Raffaele Ilardo will head up creative development and design for the Carolina Herrera New York ready-to-wear and bridal collections.

clock 9hRosemary Feitelberg

Fashion

Bomber Jackets, Off-the-Shoulder and Rompers Trending

Google's Fashion Trends Report found that Gigi Hadid, Kanye West, Kendall Jenner, Michelle Obama and Taylor Swift influenced the top trends.

clock 12hMaghan McDowell

Kellwood Names Jill Granoff CEO

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Overview

The former ceo of Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. succeeds Michael Kramer, who joined J.C. Penney Co. Inc. as chief operating officer in December.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Opens Maison in Taipei 101

Spacious flagship is the brand’s largest store in Taiwan.

clock May 4, 2012Mengly Taing

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Paco Rabanne, Manish Arora Part Ways

Indian designer presented two collections for Paris-based house.

clock May 4, 2012Katya Foreman

Financial

Estée Lauder Q3 Earnings Rise 4.6%

The beauty firm’s sales for the quarter rose 3.8 percent, boosted by a 9.2 percent gain in skin care sales.

clock May 4, 2012Vicki M. Young

Parties

Guess Trio Reunites for Birthday Bash

Paul Marciano, Claudia Schiffer and Ellen von Unwerth fete brand’s 30th anniversary in Paris.

clock May 4, 2012Joelle Diderich and Laure Guilbault

Financial

Hong Kong Exchange Agrees to Graff Flotation

London-based jeweler looks to raise $1 billion in initial public offering expected to take place in the second quarter.

clock May 4, 2012Samantha Conti

Business Features

Teamwork: Kathy Ireland’s Licensing Operation

The company has signed license agreements with about 30 companies to produce Kathy Ireland branded goods that rack up close to $2 billion in retail sales.

clock May 7, 2012Rachel Brown

The Markets Features

Kathy Ireland: Giving Back, Paying Forward

Philanthrophy plays a major role in the former model’s life.

clock May 7, 2012Rachel Brown

People

Kathy Ireland: Model, Mogul, Mom

She has built a $2 billion empire with home products and apparel designed to make life easier for families.

clock May 7, 2012Rachel Brown

Obituaries

Allen Tucker, Fashion Executive, Dies at 62

His career included stints as chief executive officer of Calvin Klein Menswear, Izod Lacoste men’s wear and Alexander Julian.

clock May 6, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Jewelry

A New Take for Fred Leighton

The red-carpet favorite will launch The Fred Leighton Collection of newly designed baubles, as well as a wholesale division.

clock May 4, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Denim

Levi’s to Unveil Paris Flagship

The denim giant is no stranger to France, with 22 stores in Paris alone.

clock May 6, 2012Laure Guilbault

Fashion

Fall 2012 Trend: Shell Check

Tortoiseshell effects are coming out of hiding for fall, cropping up on the requisite sunglasses, as well as shoes, bags and baubles.

clock May 7, 2012Roxanne Robinson

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Brand Heads to North America

Company B of Dallas secures rights to philanthropic fashion label.

clock May 6, 2012Arnold J. Karr

People

Kathy Ireland Through the Years

A look at the highlights of the model’s life.

clock May 7, 2012WWD Staff

Financial

Canadian Retailer Fields Stores Under New Ownership

Store locations not acquired by FHC Holdings will be shuttered by Hudson’s Bay Co.

clock May 4, 2012Vicki M. Young

Department Stores

Sears to Launch Outdoor Lifeline

Exclusive men’s collection is inspired by Outdoor Life magazine.

clock May 7, 2012David Moin

Fashion Features

Met Preview: Schiaparelli and Prada Exhibit Unveiled

An exclusive look at the Costume Institute’s next exhibit, which opens its doors to the public on Thursday.

clock May 6, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Mass and Off-Price

Target to Team With Kirna Zabête

The Shops at Target set its sights high by choosing the New York retailer for its second flight of shops launching Sept. 9.

clock May 7, 2012Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Schiaparelli Sets Relaunch Plan

With an exhibition opening this week at the Costume Institute and a business development plan in place, the storied fashion brand is ready for a comeback.

clock May 7, 2012Miles Socha

The Markets Features

Eileen Fisher Advises Marymount Students

The designer was feted as Fashion Designer of the Year at a reception and dinner on Thursday night as part of the college’s annual student fashion show.

clock May 7, 2012Liza Casabona

Designer and Luxury

Marchesa, LF USA Form Partnership

The brand, known for its red-carpet gowns, has inked a licensing deal to launch a lower-priced contemporary line.

clock May 7, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: A New Day for Robert Lee Morris

The jewelry designer is embarking on a new and critical phase of his brilliant, if up-and-down career, now in its fifth decade.

clock May 7, 2012Bridget Foley

Business

Kellwood Co. Names Jill Granoff CEO

The New York-based executive succeeds Michael Kramer, who joined J.C. Penney Co. Inc. as chief operating officer in December.

clock May 7, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Perrin Paris 1893 Opens Store in Carlyle Hotel

French leather goods brand quietly opened a boutique in New York last month.

clock May 7, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Safilo Net Slips in First Quarter

Weak consumer spending and the phasing out of the Giorgio Armani group licenses hurt Safilo Group SpA’s bottom line.

clock May 7, 2012Luisa Zargani

Intimates and Activewear

Q&A With Michael Phelps

The swimmer will be in town to receive the Humanitarian Award at the 34th annual AAFA American Image Awards.

clock May 7, 2012Karyn Monget

Obituaries

Martin Thomas Gatins, Cartier Executive, Dies at 61

Beyond his direct responsibilities, he was known within the company as a mentor to many junior executives.

clock May 7, 2012David Lipke

Memo Pad

Cosmopolitan Hosts Biennial Conference in Madrid

Editors and publishers from 64 editions received an all-expenses paid trip to talk strategy and brand building.

clock May 7, 2012Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Vogue’s Dress Code for Costume Institute Gala

Sources said Anna Wintour has asked editors to wear pink dresses in a nod to Elsa Schiaparelli.

clock May 7, 2012Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Seven For All Mankind Signs James Franco for Fall

The actor’s video series for the denim brand wasn’t a one-off: Company has signed him up to direct, film and photograph its fall campaign.

clock May 7, 2012Holly Haber

Parties

George Clooney Tapped for Brilliant Lecture Series in Houston

The series has featured Sidney Poitier, Maya Angelou and Dame Julie Andrews over the past seven years.

clock May 7, 2012Heather Staible

People

Sh-t P’Trique Says

The “Sh-t (insert niche here) Say” viral-video craze has gone into overkill by now, but there’s one that resonates all too well: “Sh-t Fashion Girls Say.”

clock May 7, 2012Taylor Harris

Fashion Scoops

Chanel Announces Location of Cruise Show

It will be held at the Trois Fontaines Bosquet within the vast gardens of the Château de Versailles next week.

clock May 7, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Giuliana Rancic Launching HSN Collection

The TV personality/reality star plans to spill it about G by Giuliana on her reality show May 29.

clock May 7, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Nordstrom’s Table at the Costume Institute Gala

There will be no shortage of party chatter at the Met, and Pete Nordstrom has made sure the conversation will keep rolling once guests are seated for dinner.

clock May 7, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Dior Beauty Fetes 50th Anniversary of Vernis Nail Lacquer

The beauty brand hosted a dinner at New York’s The Hole gallery Thursday night.

clock May 7, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Niki Scordi Exits Nicole Farhi

The executive, who was with the company for four years, helped to launch new store concepts, international franchises and new product ranges.

clock May 7, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

January Jones Co-Hosts Screening of ‘La Revolution Bleue’

The documentary chronicles the creation of Yves Klein’s celebrated painting “FC1 (Fire-Color 1),” which is going on the block at Christie’s this week.

clock May 7, 2012Belisa Silva

Legal

François-Henri Pinault and Linda Evangelista Face Off

The chairman and ceo of PPR was back in family court Friday in his battle with the supermodel over child support for their 6-year-old son, Augustin.

clock May 7, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

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