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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 21hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

The designer thanked his team, his family and WWD for the honor and support.

clock 20hLisa Lockwood


Levi's Unveils New 501 Skinny Jean

The latest addition to the 501 family, set to reach stores and in December, is one offered for men and women.

clock 22hKristi Garced

Max Mara to Boost China Retail Presence

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Max Mara Group, which has been present in Greater China for more than 30 years, is stepping up its retail expansion in the region to ensure it remains one of the leaders of the pack.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Blue & Cream Opens Second East Hampton Store

The 1,800-square-foot store at 83 Main Street is the retailer’s second location in the Long Island beach community.

clock July 2, 2012Sharon Edelson

The Galeries Lafayette fashion show in 2011

Fashion Scoops

Galeries Lafayette’s Fashion Street Parade

The department store is set to stage giant runway shows in France on Sept. 18 and 22.

clock July 20, 2012Laure Guilbault

Pringle's fall ad campaign shot by Roe Ethridge.


Pringle Shows Split Personality in Fall Ads

Managing Director Benoit Duverger said the shots aim to illustrate “the notion of darker undertones beneath a sophisticated and luxurious appearance.”

clock July 20, 2012Nina Jones

A Jimmy Choo campaign image.

Business Features

Pierre Denis Named CEO of Jimmy Choo

Executive joins the British accessories firm from John Galliano SA.

clock July 23, 2012Samantha Conti and Miles Socha

Human Resources

Wet Seal CEO Ousted; Activist Group Seeks Sale of Firm

Following the firing of Susan McGalla, The Clinton Group sent a letter to the retail chain’s board stating that it should be sold.

clock July 23, 2012Vicki M. Young and Sharon Edelson


Karl Lagerfeld Bends Camera to Victoria Beckham

Celebrity poses for fashion shoot at Chanel’s couture salons on the Rue Cambon in Paris for French Elle.

clock July 23, 2012Miles Socha

Cindy Sherman and Lou Reed


LongHouse Reserve Hosts Annual Summer Gala

The 16-acre museum and sculpture garden in East Hampton honored founder Jack Lenor Larsen, as well as Dorothy Lichtenstein and Robert Wilson.

clock July 23, 2012Alessandra Codinha

The trend area at Pitti Filati.


Exports Lift Pitti Filati Mills

For the first time in the history of the yarn fair, international buyers exceeded Italian ones in attendance.

clock July 23, 2012Delphine Hervieu


Possible Default Rating for J. Jill Operation

Moody’s Investors Service said $115 million of rated debt is affected as the agency placed the retailer on review for a possible downgrade.

clock July 23, 2012Vicki M. Young

Rag & Bone's first ad campaign, which features Kate Moss, was shot in Kentish Town, north London, by Craig McDean.

Designer and Luxury

Rag & Bone Opening First Store in Europe

The brand’s two managing partners — David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, who are both from London — will cut the ribbon on their Chelsea location on Tuesday.

clock July 23, 2012Samantha Conti

Max Mara's new flagship store in Hong Kong. The store covers two floors and 4,860 square feet in the prestigious St. George’s Building.

Designer and Luxury

Max Mara Group to Boost China Retail Presence

The company, which has been present in Greater China for more than 30 years, is stepping up its retail expansion in the region.

clock July 23, 2012Luisa Zargani

Daniella Vitale


Barneys Promotes Daniella Vitale

She has been named chief operating officer in addition to chief merchant and executive vice president of women’s merchandising and

clock July 23, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Franciso Costa and Julie Macklowe in Matthew Williamson at ACRIA.


Fashion Set Attends Bridgehampton Polo and ACRIA Events

Despite the flawless sunny skies on Saturday, opening day was a washout for the players and their ponies due to the heavy rains on Long Island the previous day.

clock July 23, 2012David Lipke


Neiman Marcus to Close Minneapolis Store

“The store did not meet our long-term operational goals,” president and chief executive officer Karen Katz said.

clock July 23, 2012Evan Clark

Contemporary designers celebrate the holiday season with feisty lace, stripes and brights.

Fashion Trends

Holiday Trend: Where’s the Party?

Contemporary designers are celebrating the holiday season with feisty lace, stripes and brights.

clock July 24, 2012WWD Staff


The Row Names Iana dos Reis Nunes VP of Global Communication

The five-year-old label from Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen is taking its public relations efforts in-house.

clock July 24, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Bette Franke in the new J.Mendel campaign.


J.Mendel Fall Campaign to Break in September Issues

Photographer Daniel Jackson shot the Dutch model Bette Franke for the ads, the fashion label’s first campaign in five years.

clock July 24, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

The Belstaff fall 2012 campaign


Belstaff Shoots First Ad Campaign

The ads feature Ewan McGregor alongside models hanging out at Goodwood in the Sussex Downs, in southeast England.

clock July 24, 2012Samantha Conti

J.C. Penney


J.C. Penney Launches Shops-in-Shop

The retailer unveiled new in-store shops for Levi’s, Arizona Jeans and the new I Jeans by Buffalo, initiating the next leg of its reinvention.

clock July 24, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

LACMA Art + Film Gala Sets October Date

Notables from the art, film, fashion and entertainment industries will honor artist Ed Ruscha and filmmaker Stanley Kubrick at the Oct. 27 event.

clock July 24, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Exits Sally Beauty Holdings

All told, the private equity firm made a cool $1.9 billion from its 2006 investment.

clock July 24, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Arbitration Ruling in 6267 Litigation?

Elena Picozzi, a partner in the brand founded by Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi and which was phased out in the fall of 2008, contacted WWD on Monday.

clock July 24, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Macy’s Glamorama Event Announces British Theme

The fashion show and HIV/AIDS fund-raiser will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year on Sept. 7.

clock July 24, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

Kendall Jenner Tapped for Fashion’s Night Out Campaign

The second-youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan was shot by Moshe and Eddie Brakha for the Beverly Center ads.

clock July 24, 2012Marcy Medina

Laura Prepon

Fashion Scoops

Carrera Throws Summer Fete

The annual pool party at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles drew celebs to check out the new Carrera 6000 sunglasses, manufactured by Safilo.

clock July 24, 2012Sarah Tooker

Fashion Scoops

Eyewear Designer Robert Marc Expands in NYC

The ACE Visionary Award winner has opened a new boutique on 1225 Madison Avenue.

clock July 24, 2012Kristi Garced


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