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Kanye West

Fashion Scoops

Late Bloomer Kanye West?

Though tardy models were blamed for the delayed Thakoon show, the real reason for the hold-up was Kanye West.

clock September 8, 2008WWD Staff

The Moda In show at Milano Unica, which will be celebrating its 50th edition.


Italian Mills Brace For Difficult Close to Year

Italian textile mills are bracing for harder times.

clock September 9, 2008Stephanie Epiro

Maria Sharapova


Sharapova Links with Cole Haan

Tennis star does collection with footwear brand.

clock September 9, 2008Caroline Tell


Culture Apparel Inks License With BUM Equipment

Deal to launch women’s sportswear for spring.

clock September 9, 2008WWD Staff

Marketing and Promotion

Polo Ralph Lauren Promotions

Polo Ralph Lauren has promoted two of its own.

clock September 9, 2008WWD Staff

Bill, Linda and Jack Mitchell.

Human Resources

Mitchells Mark Half-Century of Retailing

Connecticut merchants celebrate with suppliers, bankers.

clock September 9, 2008David Moin

On the runway in Atlanta a looks from Partytime.

Fashion Features

Special Occasion Gains Momentum at Atlanta Market

Prom is especially strong at AmericasMart.

clock September 9, 2008Elizabeth Thurman

Fashion student interns, dubbed the Figlets, model designs from a different vendor each day of the show. Here, they’re in Cass Luxury Shapewear Leggings.

Accessory Trends

Dallas FIG Buyers Target Late Summer, Fall, Holiday

Buyers stuck close to the season and focused on late summer, early fall and a touch of holiday at the Fashion Industry Gallery market here.

clock September 9, 2008Rusty Williamson

Antonio Aspesi


Trends Return for Federico Aspesi

A return to fancy fabrics has been a boon to Federico Aspesi.

clock September 9, 2008Stephanie Epiro

Designers looked for quality materials at better prices at sourcing shows in Las Vegas


Buyers Gain Edge at Sourcing Shows

The slowing economy cultivated a buyer?s market at sourcing shows here last month.

clock September 9, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

A merchandising set at the Debenhams store in Liverpool, England.

Skin Care

St. Tropez in Department Store Push

Self-tanning brand begins offering services at U.K. department stores.

clock September 9, 2008Brid Costello


Inter Parfums SA Net Up 6%

Firm posts profits of $17.1 million.

clock September 9, 2008Jennifer Weil

Cover of V Magazine


Multiplicity… A Nip and Tuck… Witching Hour

V magazine has a history of publishing multiple model covers with photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin…

clock September 9, 2008Nina Jones and Irin Carmon and Amy Wicks

Biennale des Antiquaires


Jewelers Gear Up for Paris Biennale

Firms aim to tap into big art spenders.

clock September 9, 2008Robert Murphy

A view of the ground floor of the new minaPoe store.


MinaPoe Opens New Paris Store

Luxury brand debuts new look.

clock September 9, 2008WWD Staff


New Accents

Tiffany & Co. hosted its annual editors? breakfast on Sunday, unveiling the 2009 Blue Book Collection.

clock September 9, 2008WWD Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

Paul Wilmot Firm Acquired

Paul Wilmot Communications aims to go global with the help of Fleishman-Hillard International Communications…

clock September 9, 2008Amy Wicks

Andrea Lieberman

Fashion Scoops

Lieberman Branches Into Fashion Design

Celebrity stylist launches her first clothing line.

clock September 9, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Bill Cunningham


Q&A: Bill Cunningham

In the three decades that photographer Bill Cunningham has shot for The New York Times, he has documented the changing fashion and social habits of New Yorkers.

clock September 9, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Tory Burch


Showgoers Rely on Summer Looks at the Tents

Fall officially arrives Sept. 22, but several showgoers are still riding out the tail end of summer with what is already in their closets.

clock September 9, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Accessories by Matthew Williamson.


Williamson Steps Up Accessories

Matthew Williamson is taking his signature collection to new heights.

clock September 9, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Thakoon Panichgul


Q&A With Thakoon

Thakoon Panichgul took a breather from preshow overdrive to field some questions from WWD.

clock September 9, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Nature Boy… Time Travelers… Survival of the Fittest…

Miguel Adrover is back and he?s in love with fashion ? and New York ? all over again. And why not?

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Renee Fleming in New York in June.


Leave It to Diva

Though she is performing scenes from three of her most acclaimed roles at the opening gala of the Metropolitan Opera on Sept. 22, Renee Fleming seems worried…

clock September 9, 2008Sarah Haight

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. during a news conference in 
Washington on Sunday.


Freddie-Fannie Bailout Boosts Confidence

Fed intervention could provide pickup as holiday looms.

clock September 9, 2008Liza Casabona and Kristi Ellis and Whitney Beckett


Luxury Seen Strong

HSBC report bullish on sector.

clock September 9, 2008Miles Socha and Ellen Groves


Retail Ventures Q2 Net Falls

Sales and returns on investment activities weaken.

clock September 9, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Features

BFC Aims to Maintain Fashion Week Slot

The British Fashion Council is battling to save its time slot, which could be cut short during the fall 2009 shows in February.

clock September 9, 2008Samantha Conti and Rosemary Feitelberg

The new Carlos Miele store in Miami. The store features apparel and accessories.

Designer and Luxury

Carlos Miele Kicks Off Global Plan in Miami

Brazilian designer Carlos Miele wants to go global.

clock September 9, 2008Rebecca Kleinman

Human Resources

Old Navy’s Ming Tapped by Private Equity Firm

Jenny J. Ming, who made Gap Inc.’s Old Navy division a national retail force as president, has joined private equity firm Advent International…

clock September 9, 2008David Moin


Second-Quarter Profits Fall at Cherokee

Weak retail climate reduces royalties from Target and Tesco.

clock September 9, 2008Matthew Lynch


Ann Taylor Sourcing Hire… Dubiner to Warnaco…

Paula Zusi has joined AnnTaylor Stores Corp. as executive vice president and chief supply chain officer.

clock September 9, 2008WWD Staff


Legal Briefs

HL LA was ?properly terminated? by Jo Charnuis Inc. for breach and nonperformance, an attorney for Jo Charnuis and its principal, Cho Cheng, claimed Monday.

clock September 9, 2008WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap

The Treasury Department?s Sunday bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac removed one of the darkest clouds from the American financial horizon…

clock September 9, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Inaugural Designs

Lauren Bush will host preview appointments for her first collection today.

clock September 9, 2008WWD Staff


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Alessandro Michele


Gucci's Alessandro Michele Discusses Brand Longevity Turning 100

clock April 15, 2021Luisa Zargani

Social Studies

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