Nicolas Ghesquière Exits Balenciaga

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Nicolas Ghesquière, one of the stars of the brand reinvention era, is exiting the house he helped rebuild. Balenciaga and the designer said they reached a “joint decision to end their working relationship.”SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Initiatives in Art & Culture to Host Conference

The 14th annual fashion conference will feature such speakers as Robert Lee Morris, Zang Toi and Kara Ross.

clock October 22, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Jason Wu in Taiwan.

Fashion Scoops

Jason Wu Speaks to Students in Taipei

The 30-year-old designer received the kind of reception normally given to a pop star.

clock November 4, 2012Mengly Taing

Francesco Russo and Christophe Melard

Fashion Scoops

Sergio Rossi Celebrates Tokyo Store

The luxury footwear brand has a revamped space in Takashimaya Times Square.

clock November 5, 2012Amanda Kaiser


Georg Jensen Bought by Investcorp

New owner has deep pockets and is out to turn the Danish company into one of the world’s largest luxury brands.

clock November 5, 2012Samantha Conti


Italian Tax Authorities Target Marzotto Family

The allegations involve the family’s association with the sale of Valentino Fashion Group to private equity fund Permira in 2007.

clock November 5, 2012Luisa Zargani

Nicolas Ghesquière takes a bow after his spring show in Paris in October, his final collection for the house.

Designer and Luxury

Balenciaga, Nicolas Ghesquière to Part Ways

Designer is to leave brand after a 15-year collaboration.

clock November 6, 2012Miles Socha and Samantha Conti and Joelle Diderich

Human Resources

Cacharel CEO Pascal d’Halluin Exits

Executive is leaving by mutual agreement with the French label’s founder and president Jean Bousquet following his trial period, said a spokeswoman.

clock November 5, 2012Joelle Diderich


Repositioning Costs Hit Elizabeth Arden

First-quarter net declines 76.3 percent as namesake is revamped.

clock November 5, 2012Evan Clark

Jeffrey Lubell


True Religion Net Ticks Up, Comps Fall

The majority of the 35 stores closed due to Hurricane Sandy have reopened, company says.

clock November 5, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Images from the book, "W: The First 40 Years."


W Magazine Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The centerpiece of the roll-out is a new glossy coffee-table anthology that looks back at the magazine’s history from the days it was a biweekly broadsheet.

clock November 5, 2012Erik Maza

Cynthia DiPietrantonio

Human Resources

Jones Group Promotes Cynthia DiPietrantonio

In her new post as chief operating officer, she will oversee production in the company’s overseas facilities.

clock November 5, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Liz Goldwyn


Liz Goldwyn Plays Hollywood Madam

The socialite and filmmaker showed off her latest short, “The Painted Lady.”

clock November 5, 2012Marcy Medina

A visitor browse fabrics at Milano Unica pavillion in Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics in Shanghai, China.


Intertextile Hit by Sourcing Shifts

Higher prices in China and Western economic woes impacted the trade fair.

clock November 5, 2012Lara Farrar

Jessica Alba in Valentino.


Baby2Baby Honors Jessica Alba at First Gala

The Los Angeles charity drew a crowd of baby boosters on Saturday.

clock November 5, 2012Marcy Medina

Walter and Brian Meck in the Fessler USA factory.


Fessler USA, Made in America Proponent, Closing Down

The family-owned company specialized in better knit tops.

clock November 5, 2012Arthur Friedman

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was one company that donated to help with hurricane recovery.

Business Features

Fashion, Retail, Media Firms Step Up Sandy Relief Efforts

Coach and Ralph Lauren each pledge $2 million, while the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Hearst, Time Warner, Limited Brands and Gap will donate $1 million each.

clock November 5, 2012Lisa Lockwood and Vicki M. Young

All five winners of the Deming Cup: Terry Lundgren, Ratan Tata, former IBM ceo Sam Palmisano; Chrysler ceo Sergio Marchionne, and Brent James of Institute for Health Care Delivery Research.

Human Resources

Terry Lundgren Receives Deming Cup

Executive was honored for making “the bold calls and navigating Macy’s through profound changes.”

clock November 5, 2012David Moin

Cameron Russell models a Victoria's Secret Designer Collection bra and Swarovski's 10th anniversary and jewels by London Jewelers.?

Fashion Features

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Readies for the Runway

An exclusive look at the glam, glitz and show-biz drama that will be unveiled Wednesday at the 69th Regiment Armory.

clock November 5, 2012Karyn Monget

Elsa Berry

Business Features

Vendôme Global Partners Aims to Link Brands, Buyers

Connecting the two groups is the aim of Elsa Berry, who has founded an investment bank with a decidedly global point of view.

clock November 6, 2012Evan Clark


Tristate Area Struggling Back After Sandy

Signs of normalcy began to return to the New York metropolitan region on Monday, a week after the hurricane tore through the area.

clock November 6, 2012Sharon Edelson


Julie Berman to Exit Communications Post at Ralph Lauren Corp.

She will be succeeded by Winnie Lerner, president of The Abernathy MacGregor Group, which provides counsel to companies across a range of industries.

clock November 6, 2012Lisa Lockwood


François Pinault Wins Round in Insurance Case

The French executive has prevailed in the long-running legal battle between Artemis SA and California’s insurance commissioner, at least for now.

clock November 6, 2012Marcy Medina and Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

92Y Postpones Fern Mallis, Marc Jacobs Talk

The discussion will now be held Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. and tickets purchased for today’s event will be honored at that time.

clock November 6, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Sir Paul Smith Salutes Talking Heads With T-shirt Series

The designer created the capsule collection after gaining access to lead singer David Byrne’s Talking Heads archive in New York.

clock November 6, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Warnaco Net Down 7.8% in Third Quarter

Helen McCluskey, president and chief executive officer, cited “currency and macro challenges.”

clock November 6, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Project New York Moving Uptown

The January trade show will be held on Pier 90, located on the Hudson River and 50th Street.

clock November 6, 2012David Lipke

Gaspard Ulliel

Fashion Scoops

Actor Named to Play Yves Saint Laurent in Upcoming Film

French actor and model Gaspard Ulliel, the face of Chanel’s male fragrance Blue, will star in the biopic to be directed by Bertrand Bonello.

clock November 6, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Prada Debuts iPad App

Developed by Hollywood-based visual-effects specialist James Lima, the app enables visitors to take a tour into a virtual palazzo.

clock November 6, 2012Alessandra Turra


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