The Top Ten Newsmakers of 2010

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A look back at the events and people that made the biggest news of the year.SEE LIST AT LEFT

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Bernard Arnault

Business Features

Newsmakers: Bernard Arnault

France’s richest man and one of the most powerful figures in the fashion world made one of the boldest and most surprising financial moves of the year.

clock December 13, 2010Miles Socha

Liliane Bettencourt  and Françoise Bettencourt Meyers in 2007.

Business Features

Newsmakers: Liliane Bettencourt

The 88-year-old L’Oréal heriess was at the center of France’s most explosive family feud this year.

clock December 13, 2010Jennifer Weil

Emanuel Chirico

Business Features

Newsmakers: Emanuel Chirico

In the year’s biggest apparel industry acquisition, Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. purchased Tommy Hilfiger for $3.1 billion in May.

clock December 13, 2010David Lipke

Diego Della Valle


Newsmakers: Diego Della Valle

The Tod’s SpA chairman had tongues wagging this fall when he boosted his stake in Saks Inc. to 19.1 percent.

clock December 13, 2010Evan Clark

Tom Ford

Designer and Luxury

Newsmakers: Tom Ford

At a time when everything is tweeted, posted and blogged about in near-real time, the designer refused to go with the cyber flow.

clock December 13, 2010Bridget Foley

Karen Katz

Human Resources

Newsmakers: Karen Katz

Her ascension to president and chief executive officer of the Neiman Marcus Group last October, succeeding Burt Tansky, was significant on multiple levels.

clock December 13, 2010Bridget Foley

Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion Features

Newsmakers: Karl Lagerfeld

The designer may be fashion’s most fascinating subject.

clock December 13, 2010Bridget Foley

Ralph Lauren in the courtyard of the Paris flagship.

Fashion Features

Newsmakers: Ralph Lauren

The opening of his women’s store in New York might have played like a big, beautiful, optimistic punctuation mark on a remarkably newsy year.

clock December 13, 2010Bridget Foley

Alexander McQueen

Fashion Features

Newsmakers: Alexander McQueen

The designer’s suicide in February instantly made headlines around the world and deeply wounded an industry that prized his talents.

clock December 13, 2010Samantha Conti

Kevin Ryan


Newsmakers: Kevin Ryan

Gilt Groupe has become a symbol of innovation in online luxury.

clock December 13, 2010Cate T. Corcoran

Business Features

Year in Fashion: The Newsmakers of 2010

From business giants to celebrities and designers to techies, the following all grabbed their share of front-page headlines.

clock December 13, 2010WWD Staff

Rodarte men's sweater

Fashion Features

The Year in Fashion

A look back at the stories that made fashion news in 2010.

clock December 13, 2010WWD Staff

Business Features

The Bedbug Bit

The bugs have expanded 100 percent this year, according to Andrew Klein, president of Assured Environments, a pest control company in New York.

clock December 13, 2010Jessica Iredale

Khloe, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian

Fashion Features

The Sellebrities

Celebrities moonlighting as models or designers isn’t exactly a new phenomenon, but this year the trend kicked into high gear.

clock December 13, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Kate Middleton and Prince William

Fashion Features

The Wedding Belles

Spring surely can’t come fast enough for Kate Middleton.

clock December 13, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Freja Beha Erichsen

Fashion Features

Great Dane

It’s been a busy year for Freja Beha Erichsen.

clock December 13, 2010Cinnamon St. John

Business Features

Year in Fashion 2010: In Memoriam

The following are among those from the worlds of fashion retail, beauty, media and society who idea this year.

clock December 13, 2010WWD Staff

Taylor Momsen performing at a party for John Galliano’s new fragrance Parlez-Moi d’Amour.


Year in Fashion 2010: Party Central

From fragrance launches to capsule collections, award shows to costume balls, the party set was never short on reasons to celebrate in 2010.

clock December 13, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Features

They Said It: 2010

The quotable, in action once again.

clock December 13, 2010Dianne M. Pogoda

Fashion Features

They Said It: At the Oscars

What they said on the red carpet and at the parties, March 8.

clock December 13, 2010Dianne M. Pogoda

Fashion Features

They Said It: At a Nike Tennis Event

John McEnroe and Roger Federer on Aug. 27th.

clock December 13, 2010Dianne M. Pogoda


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