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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 16hBridget 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 16hLuisa 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 12hRachel Strugatz

Italian Fashion World Battles Nation’s Woes

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Overview

Contagion. Usually more associated with medical papers, the term is now a recurring one in discussing the European economy — from Greece to Spain and now to Italy.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Gant Rugger store in SoHo.

Retail

Gant Sets Three Store Openings

The expansion boosts the brand’s presence in areas outside the Northeast, where New York is its largest market.

clock June 14, 2012David Lipke

Mulberry’s nylon and leather tote in green and blue.

Financial

Mulberry Shares Slide on Slower Growth

The firm’s net profits surged 48 percent during the fiscal year and revenues climbed 38.6 percent.

clock June 14, 2012Nina Jones

Denim

Girbaud Teams Up With Indian Denim Giant

The French denim brand has signed a 15-year licensing deal with Fibres & Fabrics International.

clock June 14, 2012Laure Guilbault

Financial

Apparel Prices Inch Up in May

Retail apparel prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent in the period, the third consecutive monthly gain.

clock June 14, 2012Kristi Ellis

Esprit is undergoing a transformation.

Human Resources

Ronald Van der Vis Aims to Ease Esprit Concerns

The executive director and group chief executive officer vows to stay on for another 12 months.

clock June 14, 2012Lara Farrar

The Completely Bare retail line.

Products

Cindy Barshop Launches Completely Bare Line

The former cast member of “The Real Housewives of New York City” has teamed up with Quality King, a distributor with sales exceeding $1 billion.

clock June 14, 2012Faye Brookman

The Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme ad visual with Laetitia Casta, photographed by Mario Testino.

Fragrance

Dolce & Gabbana Revisiting Fragrance Roots

The designers will reintroduce the original men’s eau de toilette and unveil a brand new women’s eau de parfum.

clock June 14, 2012Cynthia Martens

Maiyet Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Maiyet Resort 2013

“The girl from Ipanema heads to Argentina’s Pampas,” says cofounder Kristy Caylor of the latest resort collection.

clock June 14, 2012WWD Staff

Alexander Wang Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander Wang Resort 2013

The designer focused on “the idea of suspension” for an interim season of sporty basics enlivened with edgy details.

clock June 14, 2012WWD Staff

Lady Gaga

Fragrance

Fade to Black: Lady Gaga Releases Details of Her Upcoming Fragrance

The scent, called Lady Gaga Fame, is billed as the first black colored eau de parfum.

clock June 14, 2012Molly Prior

Isabeli Fontana in Faith Connexion.

Parties

Faith Connexion Fetes Isabeli Fontana Collaboration

The label’s first cruise collection is also the Brazilian model’s inaugural design effort.

clock June 14, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Shades from Lush's Emotional Brilliance collection.

Color Cosmetics

Lush Launching Colors Aimed at Lifting Moods

The company’s first full cosmetics collection, Emotional Brilliance, bows on July 21.

clock June 14, 2012Belisa Silva

Steve Rendle

Financial

VF Corp. Sets $2.2B Target for Vans

Company expects the brand’s apparel business to more than double in the next five years.

clock June 14, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Tommy Hilfiger and Charles, the Prince of Wales.

Parties

Prince Charles’ Palace Power

The 63-year-old prince kicked off London’s first official men’s wear showcase with a gathering at the 16th century palace built by his ancestor Henry VIII.

clock June 14, 2012Samantha Conti

Cornelia Guest and John Demsey

Parties

Cornelia Guest Launches ‘Simple Pleasures’

Held at John Demsey’s townhouse, the book launch party drew a crop of well-heeled and well-known New Yorkers.

clock June 14, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Yeohlee Resort 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Yeohlee Resort 2013

This season, it was the organic, eclectic designs of American architect Bruce Goff that inspired the palette, prints and shapes.

clock June 14, 2012WWD Staff

Nude skin care products.

Human Resources

Nude Unveils New Line at NoMad Hotel

The magazine industry’s top beauty directors attended the intimate dinner along with the real star of the evening, Bono.

clock June 14, 2012Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Oscar Feldenkreis and his family.

Lifestyle

Dads Honored at Father’s Day Luncheon

Shaquille O’Neal and Oscar Feldenkreis were two of several dads singled out as fathers of the year at the 71st annual event in New York on Thursday.

clock June 14, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Looks from Dolce & Gabbana’s first children’s collection.

Designer and Luxury

Style for the Next Dolce & Gabbana Generation

The label’s first children’s wear collection, which hits stores in July, is unmistakably the brainchild of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

clock June 15, 2012Luisa Zargani

Diego Della Valle

Financial

Industry Weighs In on Italy, Debt Worries

Sandwiched between Spain’s bailout plan, proposed last weekend, and the crisis in Greece, Italy is increasingly under scrutiny.

clock June 15, 2012Luisa Zargani

Media

J. Crew Taking Global View

The retailer has a soft-sell approach to the hard task of cultivating an international audience.

clock June 15, 2012David Moin

Leandra Medine

Media

The Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine Talks Weddings, Cake

On Thursday night, the fashion blogger walked down the aisle in a Marchesa dress she bought off the rack.

clock June 15, 2012Amy Wicks

Media

Eric Lichtmess Joins Tommy Hilfiger

He has been named vice president of advertising and integrated media, The Americas, which is a new post.

clock June 15, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Curve's Sag Harbor store.

Fashion Scoops

Curve Opening Store in Sag Harbor

Three weeks into the official Hamptons high season, Curve is adding itself to the retail fray, opening a store, its fifth overall, in Sag Harbor, N.Y. today.

clock June 15, 2012Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Canadian Retailer Aritzia Coming to New York

The retailer will open open a 12,000-square-foot flagship at 600 Fifth Avenue and 49th Street in Rockefeller Center this fall.

clock June 15, 2012Sharon Edelson

Arielle Kebbel and Jessica Stroup

Fashion Scoops

Roman Luxe Jewelry Collection Debuts at Chateau Marmont

Fashion blogger Karla Deras designed the capsule collection for Roman & Sunstone.

clock June 15, 2012Sarah Tooker

Fashion Scoops

‘Magnificent Obsessions’ Returns to Museum of the Moving Image

Zoe Saldana, Rebecca Minkoff, Patricia Clarkson and Abbie Cornish were all on hand for the exhibit’s opening reception.

clock June 15, 2012Matthew Lynch

Zac Posen

Fashion Scoops

Zac Posen Interviewed at FNW/Trends Luncheon

The designer pulled up a chair to talk about his 11-year career with Ruth Finley at Thursday’s event at the National Arts Club in New York.

clock June 15, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Metal Envelope Bags from JewelMint's Boutique collection.

Fashion Scoops

Kate Bosworth, Cher Coulter Launch JewelMint Line

The 13-piece accessories collection of jewelry and jewelry-inspired bags and belts, exclusively for JewelMint, is called Boutique.

clock June 13, 2012Kristi Garced

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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 10hLuisa Zargani

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