Charney vs. AA: Game of Tactics

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Verdura Nico Landrigan Ward Landrigan Carolina Herrera Reinaldo Herrera Patricia Lansing WWD 2014 Fashion Scoop

Fashion Scoops

Verdura Celebrating 75 Years on Fifth Avenue

In October, the fine jewelry house will host a retrospective exhibition featuring over 150 jewels created by Duke Fulco di Verdura.

clock June 23, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Kenzo Tiger sweatshirt

Fashion Scoops

Printemps to Host Kenzo Pop-Up Store

The space will sell exclusive creations and pre-releases from the label’s fall collection.

clock June 25, 2014Joelle Diderich

El Morocco, New York, 1955.

Designer and Luxury

Garry Winogrand Retrospective Opens at Metropolitan Museum of Art

The exhibition was originally at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

clock June 27, 2014Lorna Koski and Rosemary Feitelberg

Dries Van Noten

Fashion Scoops

Dries Van Noten’s Show Goes On

The designer revealed an upcoming Antwerp exhibit during a cocktail in Paris Friday night.

clock June 29, 2014Laure Guilbault

Human Resources

Chico’s Appoints Miki Racine Berardelli

He was named president of digital commerce, chief marketing officer and executive vice president of Chico’s FAS Inc.

clock June 30, 2014Sharon Edelson

Ralph Toledano

Fashion Features

Ralph Toledano Takes Over From Didier Grumbach at Fédération

The president of Puig’s fashion division has been elected president of the Fédération Française de la Couture, French fashion’s governing body.

clock July 1, 2014Miles Socha

Human Resources

Theo Killion to Leave Zale

Killion, ceo of Zale, will leave the company on July 31.

clock July 1, 2014Vicki M. Young

Nicky Kinnaird

Human Resources

Nicky Kinnaird Exits Space NK

After 21 years, Nicky Kinnaird, the NK behind Space NK apothecary, is stepping down to set up her own brand consultancy.

clock July 1, 2014Julie Naughton

Serge Azria and Charlotte Gainsbourg

Fashion Scoops

Charlotte Gainsbourg Unveils Current/Elliott Range

The actress designed a capsule collection for the denim label.

clock July 1, 2014Laure Guilbault


ICSC Reports Strong Advance in Weekly Sales

Increase of 4.6% best since 5.3% rise in December 2011.

clock July 1, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Balenciaga Verdict Set for August

A court in Paris will hand down its decision on Aug. 27 in the lawsuit brought by the brand against its former designer, Nicolas Ghesquière.

clock July 1, 2014Joelle Diderich


Moody’s: Stores Still Needed as Online Traffic Grows

Online apparel sales are expected to rise 16 percent by 2016.

clock July 1, 2014Vicki M. Young


NPD: Plus-size Apparel Sales Rise 4.7%

Women 55 and older lead to largest sales gain in last three years.

clock July 1, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Lu Yan

Fashion Features

Chinese Model Lu Yan Shows Fashion Line

After 15 years of walking for everyone from Lanvin to Alexander McQueen, Yan hopes to add her flair to China’s luxury brand retail landscape.

clock July 1, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin


J.C. Penney Files Appeal in Macy’s Case

The retailer has filed an appeal to a ruling ordering Penney’s to pay damages and attorney fees for interfering with a contract between Macy’s and MSLO.

clock July 1, 2014David Moin

Keira Knightley


Brioni Sponsors Serpentine Gallery’s Annual Summer Party

Guests included Keira Knightley, Lily Allen, Prabal Gurung, Princess Beatrice, Zadie Smith, Alexa Chung and Orlando Bloom.

clock July 1, 2014Samantha Conti and Julia Neel

Young people watch a worker at Vuitton's workshop in Asnières.

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Program Aids Aspiring Artisans

The new initiative casts a broad net for aspiring artisans in have-not neighborhoods, and trains them for a variety of luxury métiers.

clock July 2, 2014Miles Socha

Cindy Chao's Ballerina Butterfly brooch.


Cindy Chao Collaborates With Sarah Jessica Parker

The piece, a brooch named Ballerina Butterfly for the Masterpiece Butterfly collection, marks the first collaboration for the Taiwan-born designer.

clock July 2, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Pierre Hardy's printed leather and snakeskin sandals, Balenciaga's calfskin bag and Louis Vuitton's smocked calfskin bag.


Resort Accessories Trend: Look at Me!

Designers are going for full visual impact, working accessories to fanciful, attention-grabbing effect.

clock July 2, 2014Roxanne Robinson

The cover of British Vogue's August issue featuring Victoria Beckham.


British Vogue Taps Victoria Beckham for August Issue

The designer is doing double duty as the face of the August cover, as the title’s first subject to feature on two different covers of the same issue.

clock July 2, 2014Nina Jones

An ad from Dunhill's fall 2014 campaign.


Annie Leibovitz Shoots Dunhill Campaign

The campaign is John Ray’s first for the fashion brand.

clock July 2, 2014Samantha Conti

Government and Trade

Port Talks Seen Extending Past Deadline

Negotiations over a key labor contract covering more than 13,700 workers at 30 West Coast ports were expected to continue past their deadline Tuesday.

clock July 2, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

American Apparel store in New York.

Business Features

Dov Charney vs. American Apparel: Game of Tactics

While most of the recent action has come from the ousted founder’s rush to add to his stake, details might come out of the investigation that led to his firing.

clock July 2, 2014Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Cher’s Closet From ‘Clueless’ Comes to Life Digitally

Metail, the London-based online technology company, has created a digital fitting room, which launches today.

clock July 2, 2014Lorelei Marfil

Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Armani Financing Donato Bramante Exhibit in Milan

The retrospective dedicated to Renaissance architect and artist opens Nov. 11 at Pinacoteca di Brera.

clock July 2, 2014Alessandra Turra


Today's Must Read

Jennifer Lawrence


EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lawrence to Front New Dior Fragrance

clock 4hJennifer Weil

Social Studies