PARIS — “If the tariffs are coming, we cannot understand how that will not cause an increase on retail prices in the U.S.…2020 will be a tough year in terms of working to mitigate that pressure,” Puma chief executive officer Bjørn Gulden said during a conference call with journalists on Wednesday. The ongoing trade negotiations between the U.S. and China was the main topic, as talks between the two superpowers resume this week in Shanghai.
When asked if he thinks the letter sent by the American Apparel & Footwear Association to President Trump in June, objecting to his latest wave of proposed tariffs against Chinese-made goods, has helped, he replied: “Tariffs on our product for the U.S. when we have no U.S. production doesn’t really make any sense. The end result will decide. We felt when we talked to both retailers and brands, no one could capitalize in our industry with the kind of tariffs that are on the table, so in the end it will hurt the consumer. Let’s hope it’s not coming.”
Sisters Gigi and Bella watch together the finale of Jean Paul Gaultier’s last show.
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The 2020 awards season is turning its attention to the music industry with the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.
The Grammys are bringing back a number of the music industry’s most celebrated stars on Jan. 26, including 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys, who is resuming her hosting duties for the second year in a row, and Grammy winner Ariana Grande, who skipped out on last year’s awards ceremony, for her first performance on the Grammys stage in five years.
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For his couture collection, Giambattista Valli made sure to include his signature tulle showstoppers, including this zingy yellow gown with a train the size of a living room.
If you thought that nobody dresses like that anymore, think again — or check out the Instagram feeds of Lauren Santo Domingo, Bianca Brandolini and Giovanna Engelbert, who also attended the event.
“It’s not that some people still live in that — some people are getting back to living that way,” Valli said. “I think it’s very much about the next step and the future. I think the hoodie, the jogging did their time. You can still wear them, but I think that people want to start to dress and to have the art of living.”
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The grades are in for this week's #WWDReportCard and two of the "Monterey Four" received passing marks.
@zoeisabellakravitz, queen of the red carpet, hits a home run once again, with this extremely ladylike orange number with contrasting high gloves.
Meanwhile, @reesewitherspoon is very Southern Belle with a hint of ice skater.
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@LouisVuitton and the @NBA have entered a multiyear partnership.
The tie-up includes a trophy travel case and a capsule collection designed by Vuitton men’s wear creative director Virgil Abloh.
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