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The Year in Fashion: 2012

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WWD highlights the most dynamic moments in fashion this year.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Christian Louboutin with “Crazy Horse” performers

Fashion Features

Fashion Moments of 2012

WWD highlights the most dynamic moments in fashion this year.

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Lily Cole, Karen Elson, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell

Fashion Features

Number 6: London Times

An unprecedented string of celebrations, from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to the 2012 Summer Olympics, focused the global spotlight on the city.

clock December 10, 2012Samantha Conti

Tory Burch

Fashion Features

Number 10: Fight Club

Was it something in the water? Cattiness ran rampant this year, with lawsuits, name-calling and that now-infamous fashion slap.

clock December 10, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

The Euro.

Business Features

Number 2: It’s the Economy, Still

The industry has hopes for the future, but nowhere to turn for stability.

clock December 10, 2012Evan Clark and Samantha Conti and Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Alex Wynne

Dior RTW Spring 2013

Designer and Luxury

Number 5: Dance of the Designers

The revolving doors in Paris ateliers inspired a stellar season.

clock December 10, 2012Miles Socha

Robert McDonald


Beauty CEOs in the Hot Seat

Accusations flew. Wall Street pointed fingers. Board members grumbled. And revolving doors spun. It was a tumultuous year for a handful of major beauty firms.

clock December 10, 2012Molly Prior

Michael Kors

Business Features

Number 4: I’ll Have a Kors

The hottest fashion IPO in recent years has set the bar sky-high.

clock December 10, 2012Evan Clark

L’Oréal's Advanced Haircare products.


Hair Aging: The New Frontier

Mass hair manufacturers in 2012 began looking to the skin-care world for inspiration on a bevy of new products.

clock December 10, 2012Belisa Silva

Lady Gaga at Macy's.


Celebrity Fragrances on the Move

This was the year of the celebrity beauty merry-go-round: some jumped on, some jumped off.

clock December 10, 2012Julie Naughton

A look outside the Betsey Johnson store.

Business Features

The Top 10 Bankruptcies of 2012

A few brands were fortunate and found new owners, but at least three retailers — Bakers, Daffy’s and Mark Shale — closed up shop.

clock December 10, 2012Vicki M. Young

The factory fire in Bangladesh spotlighted industry problems.

Business Features

Number 1: Moral Hazard

Controversy erupted over tragedy and substandard working conditions, as labor once again became a major focus.

clock December 10, 2012Arthur Friedman

Poppy Delevigne at Chanel's "The Little Black Jacket" book party.


Revel Revel: The Hot Parties of the Year

The Eye takes a look at the standout soirees of 2012.

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A Lacoste store.

Business Features

Year of the Deal: The Top Dozen

No less than 65 deals were done by mid-December, and still a few more are edging toward completion before the year is up.

clock December 10, 2012Vicki M. Young

Products in the Target + Neiman Marcus collection.


Number 9: High-Low Fling

The collaboration between Target and Neiman Marcus made an unusual pairing.

clock December 10, 2012Sharon Edelson

Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci and Fred Leighton

Fashion Features

The Year in Fashion: They Said It

The highly quotable are at it again.

clock December 10, 2012Dianne M. Pogoda

Sephora's mobile app.


Number 7: Mobile Mojo

Tablets are driving momentum in m-commerce.

clock December 10, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Gucci's slim suit, Prada's shirt and Alexander Olch's tie.


Number 8: The Men’s Mission

New looks and new customers are propelling a resurgence in the business.

clock December 10, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Hurricane Sandy walloped the East Coast with gale force winds and record-setting storm surges.


Number 3: Sandy Strikes

The devastating megastorm destroyed properties and caused angst among retailers and suppliers heading into the crucial holiday selling season.

clock December 10, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Marvin Traub

Human Resources

2012: In Memoriam

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

clock December 10, 2012WWD Staff

Ron Johnson

Business Features

Newsmaker of the Year: Ron Johnson

The J.C. Penney chief has established himself as a retail iconoclast, willing to rewrite the rules of the game in his high stakes reinvention.

clock December 10, 2012David Moin

Emanuel Chirico

Business Features

People’s Choice for Newsmaker of the Year: Emanuel Chirico

The top 10 vote-getters as selected by visitors to

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Today's Must Read

Christopher Raeburn


Men's Brands Jump Into Sustainability Efforts

clock 4hJean E. Palmieri

Social Studies