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New York City mayor Bill de Blasio may be only a month into his administration, but he made it loud and clear Thursday that the fashion industry has a friend in City Hall.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Veronica Beard RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Veronica Beard RTW Fall 2014

The Seventies in Beverly Hills served as the drawing point for the collection this season.

clock February 5, 2014WWD Staff

David Hart Men's RTW Fall 2014


David Hart Men’s RTW Fall 2014

The designer continued his trip down memory lane, inspired this season by the cult TV classic “The Twilight Zone.”

clock February 6, 2014WWD Staff

Human Resources

Marianne Romestain Tapped as Lancel CEO

Most recently president of Gérard Darel, Romestain also served as managing director at Comptoir des Cotonniers and Fast Retailing France.

clock February 6, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Real Estate

J.C. Penney to Develop Land Near HQ

Three firms have been chosen to jointly manage the 240-acre site in Plano, Tex.

clock February 6, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Mayor de Blasio, Diane von Furstenberg and Andrew Rosen

Business Features

Mayor de Blasio Committed to Fashion Industry

At his first official meet- and-greet Thursday morning with the fashion crowd, the New York City mayor vowed to boost local apparel manufacturing.

clock February 6, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Rachel Comey RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Rachel Comey RTW Fall 2014

Comey returned to Red Hook, Brooklyn, spot for fall with a charming salon-style presentation.

clock February 6, 2014WWD Staff

Amanda Seyfried in the advertising visual for Givenchy Very Irrésistible L'Eau en rose.


Givenchy Very Irrésistible’s Floral Turn

Parfums Givenchy is adding a new olfactory variation, L’Eau en rose, to its Very Irrésistible franchise.

clock February 7, 2014Jennifer Weil

Coach RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Coach RTW Fall 2014

Stuart Vevers worked traditional American sportswear with a fresh perspective for the brand’s first presentation during fashion week.

clock February 6, 2014WWD Staff

BCBG Max Azria RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

BCBG Max Azria RTW Fall 2014

For their 25th anniversary collection, Max and Lubov Azria delivered a lineup of the easy-to-wear dresses and separates on which they’ve built their brand.

clock February 6, 2014WWD Staff

Richard Chai - Love RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Richard Chai Love RTW Fall 2014

A little definition has been in order as the Richard Chai Love lineup has yet to establish a strong identity in the women’s contemporary market.

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Tennessee Thomas, Kyleigh Kuhn and Chelsea Leyland.

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Creatures of the Wind

Tennessee Thomas, Kyleigh Kuhn and Chelsea Leyland attended the fall show.

clock February 6, 2014Taylor Harris

Glitter and ombre lip effects from Glimmer Body Art.

Marketing and Promotion

Critical Mass: Retailers Hunt for Exclusives at ECRM

Mass-market retailers want value and products not offered at the chain next door.

clock February 6, 2014Faye Brookman

Creatures of the Wind RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Creatures of the Wind RTW Fall 2014

Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters’ fall collection is an evolution of eclectic wearability and creative refinement.

clock February 6, 2014WWD Staff

Colton Haynes, Zachary Quinto and Bryan Greenberg.

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Richard Chai Love

Zachary Quinto, Bryan Greenberg and Joe Jonas sat front row at the fall show.

clock February 6, 2014Taylor Harris

Human Resources

Estée Lauder Promotes Guillaume Jesel

Jesel has been named to the newly created post of senior vice president and general manager of global corporate innovation, effective March 31.

clock February 6, 2014Molly Prior

Duckie Brown RTW Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Duckie Brown RTW Fall 2014

The attractive looks included tailored pants in both flowing silk and silk duchesse fabrics, some paired with voluminous A-line Neoprene tops.

clock February 6, 2014WWD Staff

Condé Nast Traveler’s March cover.


Pilar Guzmán Talks Condé Nast Traveler Revamp

Christy Turlington Burns, wearing Ray-Ban aviators that reflect an Arizona-inspired terrain, graces the cover of the March issue.

clock February 6, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal


Rachel Comey’s Not-So-Fashion-Week Party

Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and Cindy Sherman turned out for the designer’s typically unconventional fashion show-cum-dinner party.

clock February 6, 2014Kristi Garced

Ann Inc. shares rose 4.2 percent on Thursday.


Rough Month at Retail and Outlook Tougher

Retailers sharing results Thursday made it clear that both January and the fourth quarter could have been worse and that conditions will remain challenging.

clock February 7, 2014Arnold J. Karr

A look inside Eddie Bauer.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Eddie Bauer in Early Stages of Turnaround

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. may want to acquire the brand, but is that a good move for either firm?

clock February 7, 2014Vicki M. Young

Color Cosmetics

MAC in Fashion Sponsorship

MAC Cosmetics has signed a three-year agreement as an underwriter and sponsor of three CFDA programs.

clock February 7, 2014Pete Born


L’Uomo Vogue Links Up With Woolmark for Australia Issue

L’Uomo Vogue, in partnership with The Woolmark Co., will dedicate its March edition to Australia.

clock February 7, 2014Luisa Zargani

Beauty Features

WWD Beauty Team Taking on NYFW With Google Glass

Reporters will be using the device, which is now in testing mode, to cover the backstage action during New York Fashion Week.

clock February 7, 2014Belisa Silva

An advertisement for Ralph Lauren's Midnight Romance.


A New Romance for Ralph Lauren

The brand’s venerable Romance women’s scent is getting a sexy sister in the form of Midnight Romance, a new fragrance that will launch in April in the U.S.

clock February 7, 2014Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

The Couture Council to Honor Carolina Herrera

The designer will receive the 2014 Artistry of Fashion award at the The Museum at FIT’s annual benefit luncheon.

clock February 7, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Richard Baker, Liz Rodbell and Don Watros

Fashion Scoops

Hudson’s Bay Co. Fetes Liz Rodbell

Hundreds of well-wishers turned out to congratulate the merchant on her elevation to president of Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay.

clock February 7, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

The London Karl Lagerfeld store will be the brand's largest in Europe.

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld Opening Shop in London

The designer’s brand is gearing up to open its first store in the U.K. come March 14, a 2,690-square-foot flagship at 145-147 Regent Street.

clock February 7, 2014Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Billabong Eyeing Sale of E-commerce Sites

The company has hired Guggenheim Securities to help with a possible sale of its SurfStitch and Swell businesses.

clock February 7, 2014Vicki M. Young


Today's Must Read

Bill Wackermann


Wilhelmina, Major Models Receive Letter Banning Models From Pier 59

clock 38mLisa Lockwood

Social Studies