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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 16hBridget 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 16hLuisa 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 12hRachel Strugatz

Penney’s Said Mulling More Funding Options

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The retailer is taking steps to enhance its liquidity — and further boost vendors’ confidence about its turnaround plan.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Luisa Beccaria RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Luisa Beccaria RTW Spring 2014

Fetching looks included an A-line silk and lace summer coat with ample kimono-inspired sleeves, and a simple cropped top paired with a side-split column skirt.

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Peuterey Aiguille Noire RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Peuterey Aiguille Noire RTW Spring 2014

For their wearable lineup, Francesco Ferrari and Tomaso Anfossi reworked a Pan Am-inspired theme with a Sixties-futuristic approach.

clock September 18, 2013WWD Staff

Brunello Cucinelli RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Brunello Cucinelli RTW Spring 2014

Brunello Cucinelli offered an interesting new take on his ultra-luxurious sportswear by infusing it with an athletic vibe and fresh plays on high-tech details.

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Daniele Carlotta RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Daniele Carlotta RTW Spring 2014

The designer turned out an opulent lineup of elegant pieces that combined structure and fluidity.

clock September 18, 2013WWD Staff

Ballantyne RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Ballantyne RTW Spring 2014

Roberto Menichetti worked natural fabrics in high-tech constructions into chic-yet-functional outerwear pieces.

clock September 19, 2013WWD Staff

Dusan RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Dusan RTW Spring 2014

Dusan Paunovic played with proportions for spring.

clock September 19, 2013WWD Staff

Costume National RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Costume National RTW Spring 2014

Ennio Capasa built his lineup on the same idea as past seasons, looking to various construction-deconstruction motifs.

clock September 19, 2013WWD Staff

Ports 1961 RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Ports 1961 RTW Spring 2014

Honoring the brand’s heritage, cotton poplin shirts took center stage in Fiona Cibani’s collection.

clock September 19, 2013WWD Staff

Fabiana Filippi RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Fabiana Filippi RTW Spring 2014

Heavy on grays and muted pinks, the clothes looked sophisticated and mature but never dowdy.

clock September 20, 2013WWD Staff

Cate Blanchett

Fashion Scoops

P&G Prestige, Vogue Italia Host ‘Beauty in Wonderland’ Bash

Cate Blanchett and Blake Lively were among guests at the event Thursday night to celebrate the opening of the exhibit.

clock September 20, 2013Cynthia Martens

Blumarine RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Blumarine RTW Spring 2014

“Of Lights, Shadows, Butterflies and Flowers.” The show’s title promised an ethereal side to the spring collection.

clock September 20, 2013WWD Staff

Francesco Scognamiglio RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Francesco Scognamiglio RTW Spring 2014

The ruffled petals of a peony were the starting point for the collection, which featured dresses in a bouquet of pastel shades.

clock September 20, 2013WWD Staff

Antonio Marras RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Antonio Marras RTW Spring 2014

The designer sent out an exceptional array of hand-painted and embellished gowns in his collection.

clock September 20, 2013WWD Staff

Emporio Armani RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Emporio Armani RTW Spring 2014

Watery pastels and blurred florals alighted on languid tailoring and frothy cocktail dresses.

clock September 20, 2013WWD Staff

Etro RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Etro RTW Spring 2014

The designer embraced the brand’s heritage unreservedly, banishing black and plain outfits from the runway. “It’s like going back to the roots,” she said.

clock September 20, 2013WWD Staff

Iceberg RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Iceberg RTW Spring 2014

For his first collection as creative director, Alexis Martial embraced a Japanese pop-culture theme.

clock September 20, 2013WWD Staff

Sportmax RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Sportmax RTW Spring 2014

For surface detail, the design team often worked a dot theme, which came in many variations.

clock September 20, 2013WWD Staff

Les Copains RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Les Copains RTW Spring 2014

The house is famed for its expertise in knitwear, and its spring collection ran the gamut from sheer textures to chunky cotton knits — often juxtaposed.

clock September 20, 2013WWD Staff

Tod's RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Tod’s RTW Spring 2014

The brand held its first runway show and showed its first collection by Alessandra Facchinetti, who introduced a full-fledged apparel collection.

clock September 20, 2013WWD Staff

Nolan Funk and Selena Gomez

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Versace

Selena Gomez and Nolan Funk grooved in their seats at the show as a remix of the Migos rap track “Versace” thumped during the finale.

clock September 20, 2013Luisa Zargani and Miles Socha

Trussardi RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Trussardi RTW Spring 2014

Gaia Trussardi worked the house’s core leathers into clean sportswear with a strong Nineties vibe.

clock September 20, 2013WWD Staff

First Lady Michelle Obama in Reed Krakoff.

Designer and Luxury

Behnaz Sarafpour Gets National Design Award

She was one of an elite group of design visionaries honored by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House on Friday.

clock September 20, 2013Kristi Ellis and Rosemary Feitelberg

Versace RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Versace RTW Spring 2014

There was no missing the rock-chick cool of Donatella Versace’s spring collection, one crossed with a dose of pretty for a deft fusion of attitude and charm.

clock September 21, 2013WWD Staff

Bottega Veneta RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Bottega Veneta RTW Spring 2014

Tomas Maier sent out a rhapsody of ruffles, pleats and frills while exploring “the possibilities of materials and volume.”

clock September 21, 2013WWD Staff

Stella Jean RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Stella Jean RTW Spring 2014

Stripes, Vichy checks, African wax and hand-painted motifs clashed on the designer’s spring runway.

clock September 21, 2013WWD Staff

Ermanno Scervino RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Ermanno Scervino RTW Spring 2014

The designer’s show notes promised “a new daywear, poised between casual and tailored.”

clock September 21, 2013WWD Staff

Roberto Cavalli RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Roberto Cavalli RTW Spring 2014

The designer poured the glamour of the big screen into a collection with some of the smallest, most intricate embellishments seen so far in Milan.

clock September 21, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Kering Kicks Off Internship Drive

Initiative with Vogue Italia will offer 23 posts in 8 brands.

clock September 21, 2013Miles Socha

Retail

Death Toll Rises in Kenya Mall Shooting

Government officials indicate at least 68 people were killed and 175 injured.

clock September 22, 2013WWD Staff

Jil Sander RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Jil Sander RTW Spring 2014

The designer characterized her spring collection as “the powerful beauty of random assemblage.”

clock September 21, 2013WWD Staff

Bruno Magli RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Bruno Magli RTW Spring 2014

The accessories house made its ready-to-wear debut for spring with a young and cool collection.

clock September 21, 2013WWD Staff

Emilio Pucci RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Emilio Pucci RTW Spring 2014

Like other designers in Milan, Peter Dundas decided to get sporty for spring.

clock September 22, 2013WWD Staff

Aquilano.Rimondi RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Aquilano.Rimondi RTW Spring 2014

Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi showed a looser, sportier side with their spring collection, elevating casual tops and dresses with noble fabrics.

clock September 21, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Milan Chamber Zeroes in on CEO

The Italian fashion body is poised to tap advertising executive Jane Reeve.

clock September 22, 2013Luisa Zargani and Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Valextra Taps New Design Director

Alvaro Gonzalez joined the Italian firm from Jimmy Choo.

clock September 22, 2013Luisa Zargani

Moschino RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Moschino RTW Spring 2014

For the 30th anniversary of Franco Moschino’s house, the company wanted to stage a celebration worthy of his powerful personality.

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Marni RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Marni RTW Spring 2014

Consuelo Castiglioni eased herself into excess, starting out with several serene black-and-white looks before venturing into measured decorative play.

clock September 22, 2013WWD Staff

Rosario Dawson and Freida Pinto

Fashion Scoops

Bulgari Fetes Accessories Range

Rosario Dawson and Freida Pinto attended the party at the brand’s Milan hotel.

clock September 22, 2013Alessandra Turra

Roccobarocco RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Roccobarocco RTW Spring 2014

The designer set aside obvious romanticism in favor of a bold and festive take on the flower theme.

clock September 22, 2013WWD Staff

The “Hat-ology” exhibition in Milan, which displays part of Anna Piaggi’s vast collection of hats in a home-like setting.

Fashion Scoops

Anna Piaggi’s Hats Get Milan Showcase

Stephen Jones curated the exhibition of the late fashion editor’s collection.

clock September 22, 2013Miles Socha

Missoni RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Missoni RTW Spring 2014

Angela Missoni worked the four elements — water, earth, fire, air — for some bold pattern play.

clock September 22, 2013WWD Staff

MSGM RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

MSGM RTW Spring 2014

Unusual fabrics and treatments remained at the core.

clock September 22, 2013WWD Staff

Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Spring 2014

Amidst a paucity of quiet daywear on the Milan runways, Massimiliano Giornetti delivered some solid options.

clock September 22, 2013WWD Staff

Theresa and Edgar with daughter Dorothy at age seven.

Hats, Gloves and More

Echo Design Group’s Colorful Past

Highlights from the company’s nine-decade history.

clock September 23, 2013WWD Staff

Steven and Lynn Roberts

Hats, Gloves and More

Making the Lifestyle Jump at Echo

The team looks to preserve the family-run brand’s 90-year heritage while it builds for the future.

clock September 23, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Dorothy Roberts in the Echo showroom.

Human Resources

Q&A With Echo’s Dorothy ‘Dot’ Roberts

The 84-year-old continues to be a force in the company her parents founded.

clock September 23, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Leslie Dessner and Meg Roberts

Handbags

The Creative Minds Behind Echo’s Designs

Leslie Dessner and Meg Roberts, creative director and design director for home and handbags, respectively, are key players in the company’s creative direction.

clock September 23, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Molly Sims collaborated with Echo on a scarf designed to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in 2003.

Hats, Gloves and More

Echo’s Legacy of Philanthropy

Giving and participating in charitable endeavors has been a theme throughout the company’s history.

clock September 23, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

From Left: Echo’s Regatta pareo worn as cover-up; Cozumel medallion string bottom; hemp fedora; Serape stripe oversize square worn as cover-up; Surf Board City scarf worn as sarong; string bikini bottom; eyelet bucket hat.

Ready To Wear

A Sea of Prints: Color and Pattern at Echo

Echo continues to build a lifestyle brand, growing from scarves to other accessories like handbags, beachwear and home goods.

clock September 23, 2013Roxanne Robinson

Inside Alexander McQueen on Madison Avenue.

Designer and Luxury

Alexander McQueen Opens Flagship on Madison

The new 3,500-square-foot location is a combination of fantasy, fashion and dark fascinations.

clock September 23, 2013Sharon Edelson

Jessica Szohr at the Variety party.

Parties

Variety and Women in Film Team Up for Pre-Emmys Bash

A host of Hollywood stars attended the event Friday evening at Scarpetta at the Montage Beverly Hills.

clock September 22, 2013Sophie Elkus

Mayim Bialik, Matt LeBlanc and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Television Academy party.

Fashion Scoops

Television Academy Hosts Annual Emmy Awards Cocktail

Shortly after 8:45 p.m., Lily Tomlin stepped onstage to distribute certificates to this year’s nominees.

clock September 22, 2013Ericka Franklin

Alyssa Milano at the Entertainment Weekly party.

Parties

Entertainment Weekly Toasts the Emmys

This year’s celebration attracted nominees like Michelle Dockery, Connie Britton, Linda Cardellini, and Anna Chlumsky, as well as host Neil Patrick Harris.

clock September 22, 2013Lindzi Scharf

Jon Hamm in Ermenegildo Zegna, Elisabeth Moss in Stella McCartney and January Jones in Parker at the Vanity Fair party.

Parties

Vanity Fair and Maybelline Toast ‘Mad Men’

Chateau Marmont’s Bungalow One was given a Sixties flair with roaming cigarette girls passing out makeup instead of cigarettes.

clock September 22, 2013Rachel Brown

Kerry Washington in Giambattista Valli at the BAFTA party.

Parties

BAFTA Los Angeles Honors Emmy Nominees

The cast of “Downton Abbey” made the strongest showing at the outdoor tea party at the SLS hotel on Saturday.

clock September 22, 2013Marcy Medina

Tina Fey and Allison Williams at The Hollywood Reporter party.

Parties

Stars Flock to Hollywood Reporter’s Pre-Emmys Fete

The Soho House event attracted some of television’s biggest names, including Tina Fey, Connie Britton, Allison Williams, Katie Lowes and Julianne Hough.

clock September 22, 2013Ericka Franklin

Inside Figue.

Retail

First Figue Store Opens in NYC

At 300 square feet, Stephanie von Watzdorf’s new lifestyle store may be small, but it’s a true global affair.

clock September 23, 2013Sharon Edelson

Items from Cheryl's Cosmeceuticals.

Financial

Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals Acquired in L’Oréal Deal

The world’s largest beauty company has made its first acquisition in India.

clock September 23, 2013Mayu Saini

Fashion Scoops

David Lipman Mulling Future Plans

Although his ad agency closed its doors late last week, the advertising and creative guru has been besieged by well-wishers, many with ideas and opportunities.

clock September 23, 2013Vicki M. Young

Condé Nast Traveler's October cover

Media

Condé Nast Traveler Making Marketing Push

With a new editor and publisher, the title is out shopping a new version of itself.

clock September 23, 2013Erik Maza

The new Fabergé ad.

Media

Fabergé Ad Campaign Slated for Fall

The campaign, shot by Camilla Åkrans, has a slick, minimalist feel aimed at highlighting Fabergé’s colored gems.

clock September 23, 2013Samantha Conti

Retail

J.C. Penney Eyeing Fund-raising Options

The retailer is said to be taking steps to enhance its liquidity sooner rather than later.

clock September 23, 2013Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

Financial

Bids Due for The Jones Group

The last of the second-round bids in the Citi-led auction to sell the company are expected to come in today, according to sources.

clock September 23, 2013Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

Claire Danes in Armani Prive.

Fashion Features

On the Red Carpet at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards

As actresses trekked down the red carpet at the Nokia Center Sunday night, a major trend was a noncolor: white.

clock September 22, 2013Marcy Medina

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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 10hLuisa Zargani

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