Copyrighting a Dress: Congress Mulling Bill To Protect Designers

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Knock off a dress design and go to jail. Maybe not quite, but a bill designed to put real teeth into copyright protection for fashion designs is now before Congress.

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A look from C Brand Premium.

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C Brand Targets Teens For Affordable Premium

Stewart Adler is sure he knows what teens want in a pair of jeans.

clock April 26, 2007Julee Greenberg

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Replay Appoints Fassina To Helm U.S. Business

Italian denim label Replay has tapped Paolo Fassina to head its U.S. business.

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Cotton Inc. Celebrates 10 Years in China

Cotton Inc. celebrated its 10th year of working in China this week, highlighting the sweeping changes that have occurred in the country since then and its future importance as one of the world’s largest consumer markets.

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Updating Their Wardrobes

The top 10 stores where women have shopped for apparel over the past three months.

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Jessica Simpson models in her spring-summer ad campaign.

Fashion Features

Jessica Simpson Expands Her World

Fans of Jessica Simpson may not be able to date John Mayer or snag the lead role in “Blonde Ambition,” her movie due out this summer, but come fall they can certainly wear her brand’s sunglasses, swimwear and lingerie.

clock April 26, 2007Julee Greenberg

Project Alabama's beaded dress.

Fashion Features

A Second Time Around for Project Alabama

Project Alabama, the young designer brand known for its intricate handmade designs, is back in business less than a year after closing.

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In Brief: Stock R ally… Guess Board Nomination… Draddy To Polo

As the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 13,000 – reaching a new high – retail shares ended Wednesday up.

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Elizabeth Berkley


Beauty Beat: Prosperity in Pink: BCRF Raises $4.5M

Evelyn Lauder’s annual Hot Pink Party may have gone “cool” this season, but her charity’s proceeds were tallied to a very hot number: $4.5 million.

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A self-portrait by Cynthia Rowley, an exclusive to WWD.


Rowley Pens a “Slim” Volume

Pippi Longstocking, Nancy Drew, Ramona Quimby and…Cynthia Rowley? With her new book, “Slim: A Fantasy Memoir” (Rizzoli), the multitasking designer is positioning herself as the latest in a pantheon of little-girl heroines.

clock April 26, 2007Veronique Hyland

Elif Shafak


Past and Present

Turkish novelist Elif Shafak hasn’t had a happy 12 months. Last summer, the 36-year-old spent most of her first pregnancy preparing to go on trial.

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Poppy Delevigne


Magic Moments

“Your wish is my command,” joked Margo Stilley as she wiggled around in her Issa halter dress and hummed the tune of “I Dream of Jeannie” in the bar at Annabel’s in London.

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Nicole Miller with Rep. Bill Delahunt (D, Mass.) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D, N.Y.) discussing the Design Piracy Prohibition Act.

Fashion Features

Copyrighting a Dress: Congress Mulling Bill To Protect Designers

Knock off a dress design and go to jail.

clock April 26, 2007Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

U.S. Firm on China Trade Stance

The U.S. brushed aside remarks by Vice Premier Wu Yi of China, who said the filing of two complaints against China in the World Trade Organization for alleged breaches of global intellectual property rights rules will damage bilateral trade relations.

clock April 26, 2007John Zarocostas

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Remebering Pat… Moss On Display… Plum’s Chums

William F. Buckley Jr. and his son Christopher have released plans for a celebration of the life of the late social and fashion icon Pat Buckley – and, fittingly enough, it will be at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Zenith watches logged double-digit revenue growth in the quarter.


LVMH Sales Gain 7%

Consumers continue to have Champagne tastes and budgets to match. Citing robust sales of expensive liquors, checkered handbags and sport watches.

clock April 26, 2007Miles Socha


Memo Pad: Bidding Boys… Great Timing… Image Update…

The sale of Dennis Publishing is moving to the next stage after the latest round of bids came in Tuesday.

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Chanel to Sponsor Venice Biennale Art

Tightening its links to the art world, Chanel said Wednesday it would be a principal sponsor of the French Pavilion at this summer’s Venice Biennale, which will feature the work of Sophie Calle.

clock April 26, 2007Miles Socha

Shalom Harlow

Fashion Features

Nicole Miller Celebrates 25 Years

Nicole Miller marked the 25th anniversary of her business at the Chinatown Bresserie here with celebrity pals and a pitch for planet Earth.

clock April 26, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg


Fed Report: Early Easter Gives Apparel Sales a Lift

Apparel sales were strong across large sections of the U.S. in March and early April, even as overall economic activity grew moderately.

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Fate of Wage Hike Tied to War Bill

House Democrats were confident they would have the votes to pass emergency war funding legislation on Wednesday night that also contains a provision that would raise the federal hourly minimum wage for the first time in 10 years to $7.25 from $5.15.

clock April 26, 2007Kristi Ellis

A Tuscan lamb-fur coat and burnout cotton-polyester tank with pockets.

Fashion Features

Olsens Reach Higher With The Row

Ashley Olsen, in stilettos and wearing Ray-Bans, navigated a brick courtyard to a banquette in the back of the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel here, and diners did discreet double takes at the sight of the petite blonde.

clock April 26, 2007WWD Staff

ShopStyle's fashion search results scroll by horizontally.

Fashion Features

New Ways to Find Fashion Online

A crop of new fashion-focused search engines and other innovative services are making it easier to find fashion online.

clock April 26, 2007Cate T. Corcoran


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