McDonald Hits Back at Critics of P&G

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Procter & Gamble's ceo defended his record at the company’s annual shareholders meeting while his biggest critic — activist investor William Ackman —wasn’t even in the room.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Kathleen Turner in the Philadelphia Theatre Company's production of Red Hot Patriot.


Kathleen Turner Speaks Her Mind

The 58-year-old actress is midway through a two-month D.C. run starring in “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins.’’

clock October 10, 2012Susan Watters

Renaud Pellegrino and Catherine Deneuve

Fashion Scoops

Renaud Pellegrino Stages His Comeback

Catherine Deneuve was among guests at a party to celebrate the bag designer’s new Paris store on Rue Saint Honoré.

clock October 5, 2012Alex Wynne

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Fashion Scoops

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Open Sports Center Near Birmingham

Wearing a gray coat by Reiss, the Duchess met members of England’s national soccer team.

clock October 9, 2012Julia Neel

Bob McDonald


P&G’s Bob McDonald Defends His Record

His biggest critic — activist investor William Ackman — didn’t attend the company’s annual shareholders meeting.

clock October 9, 2012Molly Prior and Evan Clark

François-Henri Pinault

Designer and Luxury

PPR Sets Plan to Spin Off Fnac

Moving a step closer to becoming a pure player in apparel and accessories, the French group plans to float the books, music and home electronics chain in 2013.

clock October 9, 2012Miles Socha

A view of Target's C9 Active Apparel store in San Francisco.


Target Opens First C9 Active Apparel Store

Unit will be housed in 3,000 square feet inside Westfield’s Metreon complex in San Francisco just below the fifth CityTarget in the U.S.

clock October 10, 2012Rachel Brown

Chip Bergh


Levi’s Strategy Shift Impacts Earnings

The company has closed its Denizen brand in Asia and is licensing the Levi’s boys’ wear program in the Americas.

clock October 9, 2012Arnold J. Karr


NPD: Strong Signs for Holiday Spending

Presidential election likely to result in later shopping.

clock October 9, 2012Arnold J. Karr

The $354,000 McLaren 12C Spider, an exclusive gift from the Neiman Marcus 2012 Christmas Book.


Neiman Marcus Unveils Holiday Gifts

The retailer rolled out its 2012 Christmas Book with a teaser for its holiday designer collaboration with Target.

clock October 9, 2012Holly Haber

A pair of L’Wren Scott sunglasses.


L’Wren Scott Introduces Eyewear

Each of the 21 styles comes in three colorways mimicking fabric themes the designer incorporated into her spring collection.

clock October 9, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Human Resources

Financo Adds Three Managing Directors

The New York-based firm is expanding its core retail and advisory services as part of its growth initiatives.

clock October 9, 2012Vicki M. Young

Massimo Dutti's U.S. flagship on Fifth Avenue.


Massimo Dutti Launches in U.S.

On Friday, the retailer will open its New York flagship on Fifth Avenue and will launch a dedicated U.S. Web site.

clock October 9, 2012Sharon Edelson

Jennifer Lawrence


Dior Names Jennifer Lawrence for Miss Dior

The “Hunger Games” actress is expected to appear in her first campaign for the Dior handbag this coming spring.

clock October 10, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: Brace Yourself

The Chinese social network was in an uproar over comments that a future boutique Zadig & Voltaire hotel in Paris would not welcome Chinese tourists.

clock October 10, 2012Huang Hung

During Golden Week, millions spent the holiday traveling and shopping.


Golden Week Boosts Sales in China

The country’s retail sales experienced double-digit growth during the recent public holiday.

clock October 10, 2012Lara Farrar

Ann Romney in Alfred Fiandaca at the presidential debate on October 3rd, 2012.

Fashion Features

Q&A: Alfred Fiandaca

The designer behind virtually all of Ann Romney’s wares since she took to the public stage chats about fashion on the campaign trail.

clock October 10, 2012Taylor Harris

Prada RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Trends

Spring 2013 Trend: Due East

For spring, many designers sent out origami folds, layers of satin, plays on the kimono and lots of dragon and floral motifs.

clock October 10, 2012WWD Staff


Survey Finds Execs Boosting Social-Media Spend

Nearly three-quarters of the luxury-brand marketing executives questioned expect to amp up social media further next year.

clock October 10, 2012Arnold J. Karr


Anamaria Wilson Heading to Michael Kors

The fashion features director at Harper’s Bazaar is leaving to take the post of vice president, global corporate communications.

clock October 10, 2012Erik Maza and Anamaria Wilson


L’Uomo Vogue Spotlights China in October Issue

The China Issue, which has 144 pages of advertising, boosted the magazine’s revenues by 104 percent.

clock October 10, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Susie Coulter to Take Helm at Victoria’s Secret Beauty

Come November, the executive will exit Ralph Lauren Corp. after 14 years.

clock October 10, 2012Belisa Silva

Fashion Scoops

Vera Wang to Miss Bridal Collection Show

The designer won’t be taking a bow after the show in New York on Friday due to a scheduling conflict.

clock October 10, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Group Miami to Honor Nicole Miller

The designer will today receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the regional subsidiary of Fashion Group International.

clock October 10, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

99 Cents Only Store Scouting Rodeo Drive Location

The retailer made the announcement on Tuesday and solicited information from anyone with knowledge about available spaces.

clock October 10, 2012Rachel Brown


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Backstage at Burberry RTW Spring 2018


Burberry Named Most Popular British Brand on Instagram

clock 8hLorelei Marfil

Social Studies