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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 19hMiles Socha

Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

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

clock 7hAllison 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 7hKristi Ellis

P&G to Relocate Beauty HQ to Asia

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Overview

In a bold move loaded with symbolism, Procter & Gamble Co. has decided to move the headquarters of its skin care, cosmetics and personal care business from Cincinnati to where its sees the future — Asia.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Dustin Bath and Nathan Blumenfeld-James of Early Morning Rebel

People

Early Morning Rebel Rising

The Los Angeles band is ingratiating itself with fashion figures, for whom it claims to have a strong affinity.

clock May 9, 2012Sharon Edelson

Mischa Barton launching her clothing line at Rivaage Boutique in Dubai Mall, the World's biggest mall.

Fashion Features

Mischa Barton Launches Clothing Line

The actress flew to Dubai to unveil her retro bohemian range.

clock May 10, 2012Ritu Upadhyay

Financial

Brunello Cucinelli Net Spikes 36% in Q1

Sales gained 17.1 percent, lifted by the U.S. and Greater China.

clock May 10, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Sydney Shows Seen Moving to March

Currently the shows are held in early May.

clock May 10, 2012Patty Huntington

Financial

Kohl’s Eyes Improvement as Net Tumbles

Kevin Mansell tells shareholders at annual meeting the chain was “outperformed” by some competitors last year.

clock May 10, 2012Doris Hajewski

Financial

Coty Ups Its Bid for Avon to $10.65B

Company is giving Avon Products Inc. one last chance to consider its takeover proposal — and it’s lined up none other than Warren Buffett to help it out.

clock May 10, 2012Molly Prior

Deb Henretta

Beauty Features

P&G to Relocate Beauty HQ to Asia

In a bold move, Procter & Gamble Co. has decided to move the headquarters of its skin care, cosmetics and personal care business from Cincinnati to Singapore.

clock May 10, 2012Pete Born and Molly Prior

Gwyneth Paltrow in the Boss Nuit Pour Femme campaign.

Fragrance

Gwyneth Paltrow New Face of Boss Scent

The actress will appear in the TV, print, and online campaigns for Boss Nuit Pour Femme.

clock May 10, 2012Samantha Conti

Business Features

Tod’s Revenue Gains; Operating Income Up 2.4%

In a statement, chairman and chief executive officer Diego Della Valle highlighted the expansion of business in Asia and the U.S.

clock May 10, 2012Luisa Zargani

Perricone MD Citrus Facial Wash

Financial

Let’s Make a Deal: Beauty M&A Heats Up

The selling season is in full swing, with a host of beauty companies preening to attract potential buyers.

clock May 10, 2012Molly Prior

A crane unloads crates from a ship docked at the Port of Oakland.

Government and Trade

U.S. Apparel Imports Down in March

For the first time in several months, textile imports from the world rose by 7 percent.

clock May 10, 2012Kristi Ellis

Francisco Costa and Jeísa Chiminazzo

Parties

A Brazilian Affair for Calvin Klein and Macy’s

Angela Westwater and David Meitus threw an intimate dinner for Francisco Costa and his new capsule collection for the retailer’s Brazil promotion.

clock May 10, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Business Features

Nordstrom Touts Online Potential

Strong sales across all channels lifted the retailer’s net earnings 2.9 percent in the first quarter.

clock May 10, 2012David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Italian Brands Urged to Look Globally

Pitti Immagine president Gaetano Marzotto offered some advice during the press conference announcing the schedule of the upcoming Pitti Uomo.

clock May 10, 2012Alessandra Turra

Heidi Klum

Hair

Unilever to Shake Up U.S. Hair Care Market

Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, a brand built during four decades abroad, is coming soon to mass retailers in the U.S.

clock May 10, 2012Rachel Brown

BB cream products.

Products

BB Creams Gaining Traction in U.S.

The NPD Group reports that the Asian beauty phenomenon has hit American shores hard, generating nearly $9 million from March 2011 to March 2012.

clock May 10, 2012Belisa Silva

Karen Hoguet, Lisa Price, Jessica Alba, Gayle King, Nina Garcia and Mindy Grossman.

Retail

Celebrating Moms at Outstanding Mother Awards

Jessica Alba, Gayle King, Nina Garcia, Lisa Price and Karen Hoguet were this year’s honorees.

clock May 10, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Financial

American Apparel Narrows Losses

The financially battered specialty retailer reported a net loss of $7.9 million versus a loss of $20.7 million in the year-ago quarter.

clock May 10, 2012David Lipke

Bill Dillard 2nd

Financial

Dillard’s Earnings Spike 23.9%

The bottom-line advance was the result of strict expense and inventory management by the company.

clock May 10, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Jewelry

Scott Kay to Open SK66 Gallery

The by-appointment-only venue located adjacent to the company’s headquarters will showcase the fine fashion jeweler’s work.

clock May 10, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Julianna Margulies

Human Resources

Julianna Margulies’ Good Intentions

“The Good Wife” star and L’Oréal Paris ambassador talks parenting, philanthropy and her career plans.

clock May 10, 2012Belisa Silva

Selections from Arden’s Visible Difference skin care line.

Financial

Elizabeth Arden Overhauls Its Flagship Brand

A little over a decade after acquiring the Elizabeth Arden brand, E. Scott Beattie is positioning it for the next decade and beyond.

clock May 11, 2012Julie Naughton

Christian Louboutin

Color Cosmetics

Christian Louboutin Entering Beauty

Embarking on his first major brand extension, the designer of shoes and handbags has established a joint venture with New York-based Batallure Beauty.

clock May 11, 2012Miles Socha

Jack Mulqueen

Human Resources

SA Legend Jack Mulqueen Dead at 69

One of the last of the true outsized characters of Seventh Avenue, he was at his height the charming king of the copyists on Seventh Avenue.

clock May 11, 2012Lorna Koski

Media

No Bidding War for Jessica Simpson’s Baby Photos

Several sources told WWD that People magazine will pay the former pop star about $800,000 to run exclusive photos.

clock May 11, 2012Amy Wicks

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump, Chiu-Ti Jansen and Ivanka Trump.

Media

Yue Magazine Targeting Mandarin-speaking Chinese in New York

A recent joint venture between Jared Kushner’s Observer Media Group and Chiu-Ti Jansen, the quarterly title is geared toward wealthy tourists and residents.

clock May 11, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Compensation Packages Decline at PVH Corp.

Emanuel Chirico, chairman and chief executive officer, saw his pay decline 34 percent to $8.5 million from $12.9 million in 2010.

clock May 11, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Odin to Launch Todd Snyder Pop-Up Shop

The Todd Snyder Tailor Shop at Odin will focus on the designer’s suits and furnishings, which are produced through a collaboration with Southwick.

clock May 11, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Stylebistro to Launch ‘TV Fashion’

The new section on its site will allow users to locate images and credits from the outfits worn on various hit TV shows.

clock May 11, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Nanette Lepore and Carlos Falchi

Fashion Scoops

Purses & Pursenalities Luncheon Honors Nanette Lepore

Both Lepore and Carlos Falchi, who was also honored, stressed they produce their collections in Manhattan.

clock May 11, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

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Giorgio Armani

Business

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

clock 17hLuisa Zargani

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