Von Furstenberg Elected: Brings Power Contacts, Jet-Set Savvy to CFDA

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Diane von Furstenberg, the newly minted president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, hopes to create an organization "so that people who are members of the CFDA are proud to members."

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Stan Herman

Fashion Features

Von Furstenberg Elected: Brings Power Contacts, Jet-Set Savvy to CFDA

Diane von Furstenberg wrapped up her campaign and was elected CFDA president, besting Joseph Abboud to succeed Stan Herman.

clock July 18, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg and Marc Karimzadeh


Anderson to Take Reins as Levi’s CEO

Levi Strauss & Co.’s board wasted little time in naming John Anderson to succeed Phil Marineau as president and ceo of the jeans giant.

clock July 18, 2006Ross Tucker

Tim Gardner


Gardner Said Exiting St. John

Tim Gardner, creative director of St. John during its recent period of turbulence, is expected to leave the company by the end of the month.

clock July 18, 2006Marcy Medina

Fashion Features

In Brief: Jones To Borders … South Korean Progress … Gildan Cuts

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock July 18, 2006WWD Staff

Lauren Davis in J.Mendel.


Garden State

Guests made their way into the Watermill Center for its fund-raising gala by climbing a gigantic hill covered in bamboo shoots and tiki torches.

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Susan Blackwell and Heidi Blickenstaff


Double Trouble

Theater acting is a career fraught with peril: insecurity, self-doubt and even stage fright.

clock July 18, 2006Marshall Heyman


Eye Scoop

Forget the over-the-top extravaganzas of MTV’s “My Super Sweet Sixteen.”

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Marc Rozier's wool, silk and polyester jacquard.

Fashion Features

Fall ’07 Fabrics: Tradition Versus Tech

Designers combing the booths at last week’s Premiere Vision Preview were faced with trends and fabrics that seemed to represent opposing forces.

clock July 18, 2006Daniela Gilbert

At Texworld, Fountain Set's cotton and wool jersey.

Fashion Features

N.Y. Shows Give Buyers Early Taste of Winter

Foreign mills exhibiting at trade shows here last week found buyers were less interested in buying and more interested in getting a first look at how the season’s trends are shaping up.

clock July 18, 2006Ross Tucker and Daniela Gilbert

A scene from this year's Delhi International Leather Fair.

Fashion Features

India Leather Industry Eyes $7 Billion in Sales by 2010

India’s leather manufacturing industry is aiming to triple exports in the next five years.

clock July 18, 2006Ritu Upadhyay

The exterior of the new Wal-Mart in White Plains.


Wal-Mart Goes Urban in New Store

Wal-Mart provided a glimpse of its urban future on Monday.

clock July 18, 2006Sharon Edelson

Eric Labaume


Labaume Steps Down as Gaultier President

Jean Paul Gaultier said Monday that president Eric Labaume has left the company after 15 months to pursue new professional goals.

clock July 18, 2006Miles Socha


Memo Pad: Fan Mail

If you falsely yell “Fire!” in a crowded theater and everyone tramples each other to death, you get sent to jail.

clock July 18, 2006WWD Staff


Fashion Features

Fall Calls for Dresses of All Shapes and Sizes

After a major comeback this spring and summer season, retailers and vendors said dresses should keep up the momentum for fall.

clock July 18, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg and Lisa Lockwood

Show resources modeled in the new space.

Fashion Features

A+ID Spruces Up Image

For the first time in its 15-year history, American + International Designers is breaking free of the hotel-based format in favor of a more contemporary arena.

clock July 18, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Ellen Barkin in 2005.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: A Price Above Rubies

Fine jewelry marks memorable occasions in one’s life, but it seems that Ellen Barkin is looking to forget some of hers.

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A Paolo Roversi photograph for Vera Wang's new ad campaign.

Fashion Features

Vera Wang Teams Up With Paolo Roversi

Vera Wang turned to lensman Paolo Roversi to give her clothes dimension in her latest ad campaign.

clock July 18, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

WWD Image


Loehmann’s Sold for $300M

Loehmann’s Holdings, the 85-year-old off-price retailer, has been acquired for $300 million by an investment firm based in the United Arab Emirates that plans to significantly grow the chain.

clock July 18, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz


Temperley Mulling Sale of Minor Stake

Temperley, the London-based label known for its feminine dresses and intricate embroidery, is the latest fashion brand to consider selling a stake to a private equity firm to finance expansion.

clock July 18, 2006Nina Jones


Legal Briefs

Jimmy Choo filed a lawsuit in a Manhattan federal court against Brown Shoe Co., alleging that a shoe sold under Brown’s Franco Sarto label infringed on an existing copyright.

clock July 18, 2006Liza Casabona

Roberto Martone

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: A.S. Watson Buys Majority Stake in DC … ITF, Orlane Reach Distribution Deal … Agon to Receive Legion of Honor …

A.S. Watson Group, the retail division of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., said Monday it has acquired a 65 percent stake in Ukraine-based health and beauty chain DC.

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