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Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

clock 8hAllison Collins


Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

clock 15hMiles Socha


Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock August 26, 2016Rachel Strugatz

Fashion’s Safety Rules Attract Global Focus

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Safety standards in the global apparel industry are under the microscope once again. In the wake of the tragic fire in Pakistan, one certification group plans to roll out a fire safety training program.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Socials Take Shelter at New Yorkers For Children Fall Gala

The charity honored Justin Tuck and John Demsey at its annual gala.

clock September 19, 2012Matthew Lynch

Fashion Show Reviews

Mantù RTW Spring 2013

Designer Gigi Vezzola reworked rich fabrics (brocades, embossed silks) for a solid lineup of simple daywear shapes featuring extravagant accents.

clock September 20, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Blugirl RTW Spring 2013

Anna Molinari’s spring lineup for Blugirl was all about bohemian innocence laced with a subtle innuendo.

clock September 20, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Emporio Armani RTW Spring 2013

The collection had a feminine feel, as in the draped and layered dresses rendered in a languid fit.

clock September 20, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Max Mara RTW Spring 2013

The design team worked a specific take on safari — sexy and with attitude.

clock September 20, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Ermanno Scervino RTW Spring 2013

The collection was billed as “boho-chic” in the designer’s show notes.

clock September 20, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Tom Ford, Anna Wintour Host Obama Fundraiser

Guests included Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Natalie Massenet, Elizabeth McGovern and Richard Buckley.

clock September 20, 2012Julia Neel

Front Row at Emporio Armani

Mary Charteris and Olympic fencing champion Andrea Cassarà attended the show.

clock September 20, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Show Reviews

Krizia RTW Spring 2013

The mix of sheer and opaque was a theme and, along with the savvy use of gold accents, it made for a sophisticated urban take on the colonial motif.

clock September 20, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Jet Set RTW Spring 2013

For spring, the design team presented a lineup of easy yet sophisticated looks.

clock September 20, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Piazza Sempione RTW Spring 2013

Collection director Fabio Falleti smoothly transitioned from resort into spring with a lineup inspired by the late Sixties and Seventies.

clock September 20, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Ports 1961 RTW Spring 2013

The collection was feminine without indulging in frivolous details.

clock September 20, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Prada RTW Spring 2013

For her spring collection, Miuccia Prada sought to reconcile two oppositional characteristics of womanhood: “toughness and the poetic part.”

clock September 20, 2012WWD Staff


Dior Beauty Hosts Pre-Emmy Luncheon

The event at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles benefited Operation Smile.

clock September 20, 2012Rachel Brown


Canada’s Eaton Family in New Retail Venture

The family has invested in Eaton Hudson, an entity providing asset disposition services as well as the management of pop-up stores.

clock September 20, 2012Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

Design Piracy Bill Passes Senate Committee

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Charles Schumer and named the Innovative Design Protection Act, would expand copyright laws to include fashion designs.

clock September 20, 2012Kristi Ellis

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Gilt Groupe to Shutter Park & Bond Site

The company said it will “merge” the business with its core Gilt Man site.

clock September 20, 2012David Lipke


Tengram Capital Acquires Stake in Nest

The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but WWD has learned that the size of the private equity firm’s stake is 57 percent.

clock September 20, 2012Pete Born


Ronald Perelman Hosts Luncheon for Women’s Heart Disease

Barbra Streisand, Debra Messing, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Donna Karan, Star Jones, Gayle King and Joanna Coles attended.

clock September 20, 2012Julie Naughton


Dubai Gets World’s Largest Shoe Store

With 96,000 square feet of retail space, Level Shoe District is a pioneering department store concept that will be exclusively dedicated to shoes.

clock September 20, 2012Ritu Upadhyay

Color Cosmetics

Fergie Launching Color Line for Wet ‘n’ Wild

Her collection of 21 products is wrought with personal touches added for her fans.

clock September 21, 2012Belisa Silva


Lana Del Rey Sings For H&M in New York

The singer toasted her new ad campaign with a short concert on Wednesday.

clock September 20, 2012Matthew Lynch

Government and Trade

Pakistan Factory Fire Brings Working Conditions to Fore

As new information emerges, WRAP launches Pakistan fire prevention program.

clock September 20, 2012Kristi Ellis and Melissa Drier and John Zarocostas

Color Cosmetics

Critical Mass: Kiss Products’ Latest Touch

Everlasting Gel Polish is attracting the attention of mass retailers, who continue to tout the staying power of the do-it-yourself nail gel segment.

clock September 21, 2012Faye Brookman

Designer and Luxury

Sonia Rykiel Names Geraldo da Conceicao

The senior designer, who has worked at Miu Miu, Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton, will be the new artistic director.

clock September 21, 2012Miles Socha


Penny Marshall’s Book Party Draws Quite the Crowd

Barry Diller, David Geffen and Lorne Michaels put the party at New York’s Monkey Bar together in honor of her new book, “My Mother Was Nuts: A Memoir.”

clock September 21, 2012Erik Maza

Memo Pad

Art Ortenberg Weighs In on Horyn-De La Renta Saga

One of the founders of Liz Claiborne Inc., and the fashion critic’s companion, wrote a Letter to the Editor of WWD on the matter.

clock September 21, 2012WWD Staff

Memo Pad

IMG Models Adds Men to Roster

Senior vice president and managing director Ivan Bart has lined up Kevin Apana and Greg Chan to help him build the division.

clock September 21, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Memo Pad

Robb Report Returning to Singapore

Indochine Media, a regional publisher, will relaunch the magazine on Nov. 23, about two years after a previous iteration closed down.

clock September 21, 2012Kristiano Ang

Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Armani Responds to Roberto Cavalli Blog Post

An amused Armani said, “Cavalli should be quiet because the ‘Little King’ could start to get angry.”

clock September 21, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

Milan Collections: Day Two

Highlights included the power of flowers at Prada, a sexy safari at Max Mara and soft silhouettes at Emporio Armani.

clock September 21, 2012WWD Staff

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