The Downturn Continues

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The Downturn Continues

Fashion was forced to show its mettle in 2009.

clock December 14, 2009Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young


Bankruptcies and Liquidations

A list of companies that filed for bankruptcy protection during 2009.

clock December 14, 2009WWD Staff

Liz Claiborne 2009

Fashion Features

Fashion Moments: A Look Back at 2009

Revisit the stories that made made fashion news over this past year.

clock December 14, 2009Veronique Hyland

The DKNY Cozy iPhone app.

Business Features

Follow Me: Fashion Joins the Social Media Revolution

Social media has turned the fashion world — and just about every other world — upside down.

clock December 14, 2009Samantha Conti and Cate T. Corcoran

Christian Lacroix taking a bow at his last couture show.


Luxury’s Wake-Up Call

More than $20 billion in luxury sales were lost in 2009. Now what?

clock December 14, 2009Miles Socha

Fashion Features

In Memoriam: Notables Who Passed In 2009

The following people from the worlds of fashion, retail, beauty, media and society died this year.

clock December 14, 2009WWD Staff

Louis Vuitton

Designer and Luxury

Vive la Mode: 2009’s Fabulous Fashion

Despite the recession, designers dared to exploit the one unqualified positive the economy couldn’t crush — their own explosive creative talents.

clock December 14, 2009Bridget Foley

Michelle Obama


The Lady and the Vamp: Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga

Fashion’s newest icons captivated the industry, though their natural habitats — the East Wing, a klieg-lit piano seat — are on different planets.

clock December 14, 2009Nick Axelrod and Sarah Haight

Best Life Magazine


A Year of Bad Days

Fashion magazines slimmed down and pursued new growth platforms.

clock December 14, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

A shot from the campaign for Stella McCartney’s first children’s collections for GapKids and babyGap.

Marketing and Promotion

Pop Goes the Retail

Merchants, from Target to Gap to Isaac Mizrahi, find new ways to play the exclusives game.

clock December 14, 2009Sharon Edelson

Karl Lagerfeld with models at Chanel’s Shanghai bash.

Business Features

All Points East: The Expanding Asian Market

Fashion labels and retailers looked toward China and other emerging markets in Asia for expansion and growth.

clock December 14, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Sales have been pre-planned, not knee-jerk, in 2009.


Calm After the Storm: Retailers’ New Markdown Plans

Following the economy’s catastrophic collapse, retailers got their inventories in line and are taking a more planned approach to markdowns this season.

clock December 14, 2009David Moin

Fabrizio Freda


Beauty’s New Beat

The corner offices at Estée Lauder and Procter & Gamble get fresh faces.

clock December 14, 2009Pete Born

Hugh Dancy, Christopher Bailey, Orlando Bloom and Claire Danes.


The Year in Parties

Yes we can. President Obama wasn’t the only person who latched on to this catchphrase in 2009 — so too did the party set.

clock December 14, 2009WWD Staff

Jennifer Lopez in A.L.C.


They Said It: Quips And Quotes From 2009

Celebrities and designers alike had lots to say this year. Here, a look back.

clock December 14, 2009WWD Staff

In 2009, acclaimed couturier Christian Lacroix saw a Paris court approve a plan to reduce his fashion house to a licensing operation.

Business Features

WWD Year In Fashion 2009

2009 was a wild ride for the business of fashion.

clock December 14, 2009WWD Staff


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