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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 18hBridget 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 18hLuisa 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 14hRachel Strugatz

Nordstrom’s N.Y. Home Set to Open by 2018

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Nordstrom has high expectations for its Manhattan flagship and a lengthy road ahead before the store is up and running.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Human Resources

Jenna Littler Promoted at Burberry

She will serve in the newly created role of vice-president, PR and corporate relations.

clock June 27, 2012Samantha Conti

Raf Simons Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Raf Simons Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The cast of youthful models raced through an industrial space wearing boxy white shirts or overcoats with drop waists.

clock June 28, 2012WWD Staff

Louis Vuitton Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Louis Vuitton Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Kim Jones put wind in his seafaring concept by pointing the compass towards the pinnacle of luxury.

clock June 28, 2012WWD Staff

Rick Owens Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Rick Owens Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The show’s main message, lightness, was plain from the opening looks.

clock June 28, 2012WWD Staff

Balmain Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Balmain Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Olivier Rousteing said he wanted to infuse the biker and military silhouettes that have become the house’s calling card with “a more tailored feeling.”

clock June 28, 2012WWD Staff

Alexander McQueen ivory silk tulle empire line gown from “The Girl Who Lived In The Tree” collection.

Fashion Features

Lady Gaga Sets World Record for Alexander McQueen Dress

Singer pays top price at Daphne Guinness auction.

clock June 28, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Yohji Yamamoto for Sale?

The Japanese designer smiled as he took his bow wearing a jacket with the words “For Sale” stitched onto the back.

clock June 28, 2012Joelle Diderich

Tips & Tricks kit from Red Carpet Manicure.

Products

Critical Mass: Gel Manicures Paint Rosy Sales Picture

Retailers say this category is the catalyst behind double-digit gains in nail care, as reported by The NPD Group.

clock June 28, 2012Faye Brookman

A visual for the Benefit collection.

Color Cosmetics

Benefit to Offer Beauty Kits at Sephora

The retailer and cosmetics brand have teamed up to offer a collection of all-in-one kits which address common beauty needs and concerns.

clock June 28, 2012Julie Naughton

Viktor & Rolf Monsieur RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Viktor & Rolf Monsieur RTW Spring 2013

The design duo’s chic, easy tailoring took its cues from India’s colors and embellishments.

clock June 28, 2012WWD Staff

Dries Van Noten Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion

Dries Van Noten Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The designer didn’t hide his enthusiasm for camouflage prints for spring.

clock June 28, 2012WWD Staff

The Living Wage Coalition outside City Hall.

Government and Trade

Protesters Out to Support ‘Living Wage’ Bill

More than 100 people marched in New York on Thursday to show solidarity with the City Council as it prepared to overturn Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto.

clock June 28, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Jesse Williams

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Louis Vuitton

Jesse Williams, Marc Jacobs and Amanda Lear attended the men’s show in Paris.

clock June 28, 2012Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Donatella Versace in her atelier with her craftsmen and seamstresses.

Couture

For Fall Couture, Donatella Versace Looks Back — and Moves Forward

Returning to the Ritz Paris, where her late brother Gianni began staging his couture shows back in 1990, is no longer too painful for the designer to bear.

clock June 28, 2012Luisa Zargani

Financial

Nike Shares Tumble After Earnings Slip

Fourth-quarter earnings fell 7.6 percent under pressure from higher-product and marketing costs.

clock June 28, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Legal

Retail Groups Criticize Supreme Court Ruling

A broad swath of retailers and apparel brands facing a potentially costly employer health care mandate were disappointed by the landmark decision.

clock June 28, 2012Kristi Ellis

Dov Charney

Financial

Dov Charney Sees Record Sales in 2012

The American Apparel ceo is sticking by his domestic manufacturing model.

clock June 28, 2012Rachel Brown

Ray Chambers, Evie Evangelou, Franca Sozzani, Cesare Raglini and Robert Orr.

Designer and Luxury

Franca Sozzani Rallies Support for Fashion 4 Development

The Italian Vogue editor and other F4D leaders mapped out new commitments to the Every Woman Every Child program led by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

clock June 28, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Government and Trade

Report: Work to Be Done for China CSR

Tough economic times have made it harder for textile and apparel companies in China to boost corporate social responsibility.

clock June 28, 2012Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Daniel Garodnick, Mayor Bloomberg, Pete Nordstrom, Gary Barnett and Erik Nordstrom.

Retail

Nordstrom’s N.Y. Home Set to Open by 2018

The retailer has high expectations for its Manhattan flagship and a lengthy road ahead before the store is up and running.

clock June 29, 2012David Moin

Legal

Michael Kors Latest to Take on Cybersquatters

The best scammers are using Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and RSS Feeds to publicize their products, in a move that seems to legitimize what they are selling.

clock June 29, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Nicolas Ghesquière and Kristen Stewart

Human Resources

Kristen Stewart on Fragrance and Fame

The actress is the face of Balenciaga Paris’ new women’s scent, Florabotanica, which is due out in September.

clock June 29, 2012Jennifer Weil

Florabotanica by Balenciaga.

Fragrance

Florabotanica: A Dangerous New Flower for Balenciaga

The new fragrance, aiming for the 18-and-up market, is intended to double the brand’s scent business.

clock June 29, 2012Julie Naughton

Taylor Swift’s Wonderstruck Enchanted.

Fragrance

A New Scent for Taylor Swift

The singer is heading back into the fragrance category with Wonderstruck Enchanted.

clock June 29, 2012Julie Naughton

Karl Lagerfeld shooting the Fendi campaign.

Media

Karl Lagerfeld Shoots Fall Campaign for Fendi

The designer decided Joan Smalls would be the face of the campaign during the label’s fall runway show in Milan in February.

clock June 29, 2012Miles Socha

A look by Nic + Zoe.

Fashion Scoops

Raptor Consumer Partners Takes Stake in Nic + Zoe

The seven-year-old brand has wholesale revenues of about $50 million and is sold through Nordstorm and more than 800 specialty stores.

clock June 29, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Social Platform Discoveredd Taps Influencers

Tastemakers in the fashion industry such as Amy Smilovic, Tory Burch and Lorraine Candy will appear in a new “Spotlight” feature.

clock June 29, 2012Rachel Strugatz

A sketch of the Uniform Satchel by Reed Krakoff.

Fashion Scoops

Krakoffs Take ‘One Chair’ Installation to the Hamptons

The piece will be on display at East Hampton’s Harper’s Books from Saturday to July 11.

clock June 29, 2012Matthew Lynch

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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 12hLuisa Zargani

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