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Deputy Minister of Economic Development Carlo Calenda.

Italian Government Steps Up Fashion Funding

The appeal and relevance of Made in Italy production is not lost on the government.

The ICR lab.

Lombardy: Cosmetics Central

Look in your makeup bag. Chances are, a lot of the products in there came from this northern Italian region.

Hand-painted porcelain by Richard Ginori, which was saved by Gucci.

Preserving Master Craftsmanship in Italy

Preserving the master craftsmanship tied to an industry’s creativity and production is well worth the investment for many Italian firms.

Castor launched Mantù ready-to-wear in 2010.

Italian Producers Hedging Their Bets

Subject to the uncertainties of the marketplace, high-end producers are capitalizing on their finely honed techniques and capacity to launch their own lines.

The Milan Expo is slated to take place May 1 to Oct. 31 with the motto “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” Taking place all around the city, the primary themes center on food and nutrition.

Italy Stats and Facts

News and numbers from around the country.

Giorgio Armani saw an estimated $37 million sales boost from Cate Blanchett's Oscar win.

Study: Oscar Win Lifts Brand Paydays

An Academy Award win not only gives actors a career boost, the gold statuette also makes them much more persuasive and valuable brand ambassadors.

Amal Clooney

Monetizing the Red Carpet Moment

Does a turn on the red carpet make the cash register ring?

Copenhagen Retail Left Reeling After Attacks

Life slowly goes back to normal on Monday in the Danish capital.

Week in Review: 2/7/2015

WWD highlights the 10 must-read stories of the week.