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The Proposal

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  What should Lady Gaga wear for her nuptials? We asked the designers to weigh in.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR A SAMPLING OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Commando Sleepwear

Activewear

Commando Marks 10 Years

Commando’s founder and ceo, Kerry O’Brien wants to expand beyond that with her first sleepwear collection launching this fall.

clock May 20, 2015Aria Hughes

Louis Vuitton, Cuba

Designer and Luxury

Cuba Libre: Louis Vuitton Heads to Cuba

At the 12th Havana Biennial, Louis Vuitton is supporting several artists, including Anish Kapoor, Daniel Buren, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Shilpa Gupta, Nikhil Chopra and José Yaque.

clock May 20, 2015Miles Socha

Bikyni

Activewear

Bikyni Looks to Shake Up Swimwear

Bikyni.com aims to disrupt the swimwear market, delivering high-end looks — think brands that retail for well over $200 — for just $95.

clock May 20, 2015Rachel Strugatz

Ilaria Venturini Fendi in Kenya beading with Maasai women.

Human Resources

Simone Cipriani Pairs Designers and Impoverished Artisans

Simone Cipriani, head and founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, links top fashion talents to more than 7,000 marginalized artisans in East and West Africa, Haiti and the West Bank.

clock May 20, 2015Kathleen Nicholson Webber

Yasiel Puig, Starter

Marketing and Promotion

L.A. Dodger Yasiel Puig Makes Fashion Debut in Starter Ads

True to the theme of the “Jackets Required” campaign, which launches today, he’s showing how a top athlete can remain entrenched in sports while basking in a formal setting.

clock May 20, 2015Khanh T.L. Tran

Rob Lowe, Men's Skincare

Human Resources

Rob Lowe Launching Profile Skin Care Line

Rob Lowe spent the past six years working on his own skin care line, Profile, which is launching online this week and in Nordstrom in the fall.

clock May 19, 2015Julie Naughton

faux fur, 2015

Designer and Luxury

Faux Fur: Better Than the Real Thing?

Advances in the look and feel of fake fur have designers rethinking their “faux-bia.”

clock May 20, 2015Jessica Iredale

John C. Reilly

People

Eye Report Card: Cannes Film Festival

From Liya going for broke to Michelle skating on thin ice, here are the best and the worst of the festival.

clock May 20, 2015WWD Staff

At the opening of New York's Frieze Art Fair.

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Frieze Art Fair in New York

Guests at the VIP preview of New York's Frieze Art Fair opted for artsy outfits with both modern and vintage flair.

clock May 14, 2015Bobbi Queen

François-Henri Pinault, Zoe Kravitz, Salma Hayek, Charles Finch and Naomi Watts

Parties

Cannes Stars Flock to Charles Finch Dinner

Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts, Salma Hayek and Jake Gyllenhaal were among the guests at the glamorous event.

clock May 16, 2015Joelle Diderich

Patti Cohen

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Patti Cohen Talks Donna Karan

Donna Karan and Patti Cohen became linked as indelibly as any great pair — Lewis and Clark, Abbott and Costello, Bert and Ernie.

clock May 20, 2015Bridget Foley

Toms Shoes London Store

Textiles

Sustainable Brands Increasingly Catch Investors’ Eyes

Private equity firms are increasingly making eco-investments in the fashion and retail market.

clock May 20, 2015Miles Socha

Salma Hayek

People

Salma Hayek: Cannes’ Unofficial Queen

The actress has almost singlehandedly made women’s issues the most hotly debated topic of the fortnight.

clock May 20, 2015Joelle Diderich

Francesco Pesci

Human Resources

Francesco Pesci’s Plan for Peuterey

The former Brioni executive expects sales to grow six- to seven-fold over next six years.

clock May 21, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

Frank & Oak, The Black Tux, Outfittery, Mizzen+Main, Greats

Mens Retail Business

5 Men’s Wear Start-ups Catching Investors’ Eyes

These five men’s wear start-ups are hot commodities among the investment community.

clock May 21, 2015Aria Hughes

Elizabeth Taylor

Fashion Features

Looking Back: Elizabeth Taylor’s Yellow Wedding Dress

The wedding gown guessing game is nothing new for WWD. In the October 4, 1991 issue, WWD sprang a leak in the Valentino camp and ran this rendering of Elizabeth Taylor’s dress on its cover.

clock May 21, 2015WWD Staff

Suite 1521, Lizzie Tisch, Kim Kassel

Designer and Luxury

Suite 1521’s Twist on Intimate Retail

With Suite 1521, Kim Kassel and Lizzie Tisch are putting a modernist twist on intimate retail.

clock May 21, 2015Bridget Foley

Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Alexander McQueen

Designer and Luxury

Luxury Brands Eying Manhattan’s Meatpacking District

Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Alexander McQueen are reportedly looking for retail space within Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.

clock May 21, 2015Sharon Edelson

restique, Onomie, Stow Away

Retail

Direct-to-Consumer Retailers Aim to Reshape Beauty

Beauty is the latest industry to get hit with a slew of new vertical online retailers — a signal that the direct-to-consumer movement has begun to touch nearly every category that consumers are buying.

clock May 22, 2015Rachel Strugatz

Patrick Grant, E. Tautz

Mens Designer Luxury

Q&A: Patrick Grant of E. Tautz

Patrick Grant has revived Savile Row’s E. Tautz as a rtw label, relaunched Norton & Sons, and is a judge on BBC Two’s “The Great British Sewing Bee.”

clock May 21, 2015Lorelei Marfil

Vaughn Davis, The Dream Downtown

Fashion Scoops

The Dream Downtown Offers Sneaker Concierge

The Dream Downtown hotel in New York’s Meatpacking District offers a sneaker concierge service to the VIP guests staying in its new Guest House suite.

clock May 21, 2015Aria Hughes

Louis Vuitton's cashmere sweater and Dries Van Noten’s cotton pants.

Mens Fashion

Men’s Wear Trend: Graphic Vision

Knits are reinvented for fall with countless graphic patterns that range from geometric shapes and embellishments to photographic prints.

clock May 21, 2015Luis Campuzano

Textiles

Asian Trade Fairs Cope With Change

Organizers in China and Japan are shifting their focus.

clock May 22, 2015Lara Farrar and Kelly Wetherille

Euro VS. Dollar: A Two-Year Trend

Markets

Euro Trade Fairs Seek 2nd-Half Rise

Exhibitions spruce up presentations to lure buyers.

clock May 22, 2015Laure Guilbault and Cynthia Martens and Lorelei Marfil and Melissa Drier

Euro Zone First-Quarter GDP Gains

Retail

Bright Spots Emerge in Challenging European Climate

While myriad challenges remain for manufacturers, brands and retailers doing business in Europe, there is some cause to rejoice.

clock May 22, 2015Samantha Conti

Quidam de Revel

Jewelry

Vintage Concept Extends to Jewelry

The emotion of the piece is what drives the selection at Quidam de Revel, a shop specializing in vintage jewelry.

clock May 22, 2015Katya Foreman

Eye They Are

Lifestyle

They Are: Cramming for Finals

Kylie Jenner is allegedly studying for finals (she emphatically denied high school dropout status recently).

clock May 23, 2015WWD Staff

Charriol, accessories

Jewelry

Philippe Charriol: The Cable Guy

When Charriol launched his business 35 years ago, he had no idea that twisted wire cables would become such a beloved motif in jewelry.

clock May 24, 2015Marcy Medina

Carolyn Rosenberg, accessories

Fashion Scoops

Accessories Best Seller: Carolyn Rosenberg’s Handmade Collars

Ikram Goldman says she can hardly keep the chic pieces in stock at her namesake Chicago boutique.

clock May 24, 2015Misty White Sidell

Beauty

Products

Beauty Growth Factor

According to The NPD Group, prestige shampoo, face masks and eyebrow makeup are driving growth in their respective categories.

clock May 24, 2015Jayme Cyk

Lady Gaga, Alber Elbaz, Lanvin

Designer and Luxury

Bride of the Decade: What Should Lady Gaga Wear?

When Lady Gaga got engaged on Valentine’s Day to Taylor Kinney, the guessing game began: Who would design the dress?

clock May 20, 2015Taylor Harris

La Perla, men's

Mens Retail Business

La Perla Emphasizes Men’s Wear

The Italy-based intimates brand is putting a larger focus on men's pieces in their newly-renovated Madison Avenue location.

clock May 21, 2015Aria Hughes

Kohl's, Ulta

Retail

Kohl’s to Expand Beauty Departments With Prestige Brands

Kohl’s wants to do more than simply sell beauty. It wants to be a destination for the category, with an expanded department that features prestige brands.

clock May 22, 2015Molly Prior

Eye They Are

Lifestyle

They Are: Clinging to Their Choppers

Some people drive to the Hamptons. Others take a lengthy Jitney ride. The truly indulgent prefer a more sensible mode of transportation for the tiring journey out East: the helicopter.

clock May 23, 2015WWD Staff

Magna Pars Suites Milano

Fragrance

Magna Pars Suites Milano Hotel Adds Perfume Lab

Milan’s Martone family has added an artisanal perfume laboratory to its five-star Magna Pars Suites Milano hotel, a fragrance factory turned luxury hot spot.

clock May 23, 2015Cynthia Martens

Briogeo

Hair

Briogeo Expands Hair Care Offering

Sephora’s texture-specific hair-care offering has done so well with its customers that this month, the retailer is adding two styling sprays from Briogeo to round out the offer.

clock May 25, 2015Faye Brookman

Sean “Diddy” Combs

Human Resources

Diddy Shakes Up Social Media

Sean “Diddy” Combs is certainly no stranger to controversy — or stirring it up himself.

clock May 24, 2015Julie Naughton

Aperlai

Fashion Trends

Fall 2015 Trend: Block Party

For fall, designers sent an open invitation to go bold or go home, peppering collections with fresh color-blocked geometric motifs.

clock May 23, 2015Andrew Shang

Mykita

Eyewear

Edgy Eyewear: Mykita Launches Children’s Line

Berlin's eyewear firm took its name from an abbreviation of the German word for “daycare.”

clock May 24, 2015Susan Stone

Joan Smalls, Kloss and Lauren Santo Domingo at Calvin Klein’s Creative Time party.

Parties

Burberry and Calvin Klein Join Frieze Kickoff Events

The fete drew the likes of Marisa Tomei, Karlie Kloss, Lauren Santo Domingo and Joan Smalls.

clock May 15, 2015Erik Maza

Hermès, Smell Test

Fragrance

The Smell Test: Hermès Le Jardin de Monsieur Li

This week, Le Jardin de Monsieur Li from Hermès has been reviewed.

clock May 20, 2015Pete Born

Pitti Uomo

Markets

International Trade Show Calendar

A list of trade shows, venues, and dates.

clock May 22, 2015WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Jonathan Saunders and Diane von Furstenberg at the CFDA Fashion Awards after party

Fashion

Jonathan Saunders Resigns as Chief Creative Officer of DVF

clock 16hJoelle Diderich

Social Studies