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Designer and Luxury

Gucci’s Chime for Change, Kering Foundation Launch #StandWithWomen

The campaign aims to expand funding of nonprofit organizations addressing the increase of gender-based violence during the coronavirus pandemic.

clock May 20, 2020Luisa Zargani

A shopper in Galeries Lafayette's Champs Elysées store

Retail

A Week After Reopening, French Retailers Paint Mixed Picture

Footfall was down, but conversion rates were up as shoppers released pent-up demand for kid’s clothes, homewares and sporting goods.

clock May 18, 2020Joelle Diderich

Celebrities Donating to Fight Coronavirus

Media

LVMH Deal Catapults Rihanna Onto Sunday Times of London Rich List

Other millionaires and billionaires living in the U.K., including Queen Elizabeth and François-Henri Pinault, saw their fortunes shrink due to COVID-19.

clock May 17, 2020Samantha Conti

The logo of luxury group Kering is pictured at the company's headquarters in Paris.

Financial

Kering Bulks Up Financing With 1.2 Billion Euro Bond Issue

This issue helps Kering diversify its sources of financing and enhances its funding flexibility, said the group.

clock May 5, 2020Mimosa Spencer

The facade of top luxury shopping mall Plaza 66 in Shanghai.

Retail

Luxury Houses Go Big in Shanghai’s Inaugural Double Five Festival

LVMH, Kering, Richemont and L’Oréal are making hundreds of global debuts in the city as it steadily recovers from the COVID-19 lockdown.

clock May 5, 2020Tianwei Zhang

The COVID-19 crisis is expected to supercharge dealmaking in fashion.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Searching for a Deal in a Coronavirus World

The shutdown might make for some big fashion combinations that were only dreamed of before COVID-19.

clock April 30, 2020Evan Clark

Gucci-prefall-2020-ad-campaign

Fashion Scoops

Gucci Spotlights Animal Conservation Efforts With Pre-fall Ad Campaign

The Italian luxury house’s latest ad campaign features a range of animals it is helping protect with The Lion’s Share Fund.

clock April 28, 2020Martino Carrera

Francesca Bellettini and Anthony Vaccarello.

Designer and Luxury

WWD EXCLUSIVE: Saint Laurent to Skip Paris Fashion Week, Set Own Schedule

The French fashion house will not present its collections in any of the preset schedules of 2020 as it adapts to the coronavirus crisis.

clock April 27, 2020Joelle Diderich

Ulysse Nardin ceo Patrick Pruniaux

Watches

Kering’s Ulysse Nardin Sets Up Sustainable Innovation Lab for the Group

The lab is based on the Kering watchmaking campus in La Chaux-de-Fonds, and will focus on carbon, steel and recycled materials.

clock April 22, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Gucci

Financial

Kering Braces for Tough Year, Despite Chinese Recovery

The group plans “drastic” cost cuts at its brands, as two-thirds of its stores remained closed as of last week.

clock April 21, 2020Joelle Diderich

Francois Pinault

Fashion Scoops

François Pinault Delays Opening of Paris Museum Until 2021

The opening of the Bourse de Commerce, renovated by Tadao Ando, has been postponed until spring 2021 due to the coronavirus crisis.

clock April 17, 2020Joelle Diderich

Givenchy's changing identity: Riccardo Tisci's elevated Goth, fall 2015; Clare Waight Keller's strong-shoundered chic, fall 2020.

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: I.D. Required

In an age of one-and-done designer contracts, is clear “brand identity” more fable than fact?

clock April 15, 2020Bridget Foley

The Cannes Film Festival Has Been Canceled

Fashion Scoops

Cannes Film Festival Won’t Go Ahead in June

The festival can’t be held in its “original form” because of the coronavirus crisis, organizers admitted.

clock April 15, 2020Joelle Diderich

Kering

Human Resources

Kering CEO, Managing Director Lower Pay Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Kering chairman and chief executive officer François-Henri Pinault will take a 25 percent pay cut from April until the end of the year. 

clock April 10, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Michael Burke (second from right) poses with local officials and staff members at the Louis Vuitton atelier in Sainte-Florence.

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Reopens French Production Sites to Make Masks

Louis Vuitton hopes to produce 100,000 masks a week for use by its staff and nearby retirement homes during the coronavirus crisis.

clock April 8, 2020Joelle Diderich

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At Tommy Hilfiger, short and sassy took a polished turn, finished off with ladylike pearls.

Fashion

Bridget Foley's Diary: Forever in Blue Jeans

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