Skinny Model Furor: Not All Fashion’s Fault, Say Designers, Editors

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Don't tell me what to do. That is the general mantra of the freedom-loving fashion industry as it struggles to cope with the superskinny model controversy.

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The Supima show debuted at Gotham Hall.

Fashion Features

Foreign Mills Face a Growing Crowd

Competition for big-name U.S. clients is heating up among foreign mills, as several established international textile trade shows here reached capacity and new ones reported strong debuts.

clock January 30, 2007Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Hartmarx Sees Earnings Slip

Hartmarx Corp.’s full-year and fourth-quarter earnings were negatively impacted by chargebacks and allowances as well as the company’s own repositioning efforts, which are expected to bolster profits this year.

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A Boot's Store

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Perry Ellis International Sells Fragrance Portfolio for $63M… Apothia Scents on International Push… Boots Partners With University of Swansea

Perry Ellis International said Monday that it reached a $63 million deal to sell its fragrance inventory and related assets to Falic Fashion Group LLC.

clock January 30, 2007Matthew W. Evans


Allianz Sheds 5 Percent Of KarstadtQuelle Stake

A group of investors acquired a 5 percent stake in KarstadtQuelle from Allianz on Monday, the German retail and tourism group said Monday.

clock January 30, 2007Melissa Drier

Reese Witherspoon in Nina Ricci and Van Cleef & Arpels.


Over the Rainbow

After the deep freeze and whiteout at the Golden Globes, warmth and color returned in time for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Narciso Rodriguez


Pesaro Leaves Narciso Rodriguez

Less than 10 months after joining Narciso Rodriguez LLC, president and chief executive officer Roberto Pesaro has exited the firm.

clock January 30, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Giorgio Armani will kick off Milan Fashion Week on Monday, Feb. 19.

Fashion Features

Milan Fashion Week to Show Over 5 Days

The official fashion week calendar here might stretch for seven days, but the shows will be squeezed into five.

clock January 30, 2007Luisa Zargani


Kellwood Taps E-Commerce Head

Solidifying its e-commerce efforts, Kellwood Co. has snagged a veteran.

clock January 30, 2007Whitney Beckett

Fashion Features

In Brief: Jones Apparel Update On Earnings… New Fashion Week

Jones Apparel Group Inc. said Monday it expected fourth-quarter 2006 results to include a pretax, noncash charge of approximately $491.4 million for the impairment of goodwill and trademarks primarily in the company’s wholesale moderate apparel segment.

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Memo Pad: Surprise, Surprise… Balanced Portfolio… Almost Done…

Another week, more exits at LTB Media. In the latest defection to hit the company, Culture and Travel’s editor in chief, Michael Boodro, is headed to Martha Stewart Living, where he’ll become the editor of the magazine underneath editorial director…

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Vivienne Tam Finds New Home in SoHo

Vivienne Tam, who closed her store at 99 Greene Street in December, has found another home in SoHo.

clock January 30, 2007Sharon Edelson

Grace Nichols


Nichols Exits as Victoria’s Secret CEO

Grace Nichols, who catapulted Victoria’s Secret stores into the nation’s dominant lingerie chain, has stepped down as president and chief executive officer.

clock January 30, 2007David Moin

An image from Dior's spring campaign.


Gemma Ward Leaps Into Dior Campaign

“Gemma was body-slamming the whole day,” is how John Galliano described the photo shoot for Christian Dior’s spring/summer campaign.

clock January 30, 2007Miles Socha


Banana Republic Headed to London

Europe’s first Banana Republic store will open next year on London’s Regent Street, although the exact location has yet to be confirmed.

clock January 30, 2007Samantha Conti

Hermes' diamond-encrusted crocodile Birkin.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: No Move for Moss… Helping Out… Oprah’s Wedding Reception…

Coty Inc. on Monday quashed reports it’s planning to replace Kate Moss as spokeswoman for its Rimmel London cosmetics brand with a younger model.

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Yevgeniya Kedrova in the spring Tuleh show.

Fashion Features

Skinny Model Furor: Not All Fashion’s Fault, Say Designers, Editors

Don’t tell me what to do. That is the general mantra of the freedom-loving fashion industry as it struggles to cope with the superskinny model controversy.

clock January 30, 2007WWD Staff


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