All A-Go-Go at Gucci: Mark Lee to Step Down, Di Marco Tapped as CEO

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In the biggest bombshell at Gucci since Tom and Dom bid adieu in 2003, Mark Lee is stepping down as president and chief executive officer of the Italian luxury powerhouse, effective Dec. 31.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

From This Issue


Retail Prices Up for Apparel

Pace of increases slows.

clock September 17, 2008Liza Casabona

Mark Lee

Business Features

Gucci’s Mark Lee to Step Down

Decision sets off executive reshuffle.

clock September 16, 2008WWD Staff


Former Hilfiger Licensee CFO Pleads Guilty

Martin Bodner acknowledges theft of more than $19 million.

clock September 16, 2008Matthew Lynch

Lindsay Lohan modeling 6126’s leopard-print leggings.


Lindsay Lohan Launches Brand Development Firm

Starlet Lindsay Lohan and partners to produce leggings, self-tanning product.

clock September 17, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran and MAUREEN A. STAPLETON

Rozae by Rozae Nichols.


Nichols Revamps Company

Designer hires ceo, creates contemporary line.

clock September 17, 2008Marcy Medina


Alberto-Culver Taps U.S. Chief

Alberto-Culver Co., which announced last week it had acquired the Noxzema skin care brand from Procter & Gamble Co.

clock September 17, 2008Matthew W. Evans


Reverse Stock Split for Revlon

Class A and B shares outstanding cut by 90%.

clock September 17, 2008WWD Staff


Buckle Enacts Stock Split, Special Dividend

Retailer’s shares hit new 52-week high on shareholder moves.

clock September 17, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

The Brooks Brothers “Generations of Style” campaign makes its appeal to a range of generations. Here, a fall 2008 “Diary of a Park Bench” ad image.

Fashion Features

Staying on Top of Generations in Flux

One prominent pollster, a Baby Boomer, is critical of his generation?s self-indulgence.

clock September 17, 2008Valerie Seckler

Isaac Mizrahi’s debut collection for Liz Claiborne.


Retailers Embrace Isaac’s Liz

Early Retail Reaction Gives Mizrahi’s New Liz Claiborne A Thumbs Up.

clock September 17, 2008Whitney Beckett

Spring 2009 looks by Ellavie.


Rafaella Accelerates Its Growth Plans

Launches new better-price line called Ellavie.

clock September 17, 2008Whitney Beckett

The new Armani boutique in Milan.


Giorgio Armani’s Minimalist Palace

Designer opens megastore in Milan.

clock September 17, 2008Luisa Zargani

Vera Wang RTW Spring 2009

Fashion Trends

You’re So Transparent

Designers are playing peekaboo since one of the major trends to surface in the New York collections is transparency.

clock September 17, 2008WWD Staff

Saks’ fall virtual catalog focused on designer and beauty.


Etailing Booms in Tough Economy

Stores say comfort factor a key.

clock September 17, 2008Cate T. Corcoran

Lauren Conrad flanked by Stephanie and Frank Doroff.


Lauren Conrad Draws Crowd at Bloomingdale’s

Fans scream for The Hills star, industry sources estimate huge sales.

clock September 17, 2008WWD Staff

Marketing and Promotion

Prada Bolsters U.S. PR Team

MvVeigh joins from Comme des Garcons.

clock September 17, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Charla Lawhon


In Style Editor Promoted…Wildman Sam Zell Sued

Time Inc. move In Style editor Charla Lawhon up in the company, while Sam Zell’s antics earn him a lawsuit.

clock September 17, 2008WWD Staff

Seeking employees outside Lehman Brothers.


U.S. Markets Stabilize After Banking Troubles

Already difficult commercial financing just got more complicated.

clock September 17, 2008Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr and David Moin and Sharon Edelson and Vicki M. Young


Steve & Barry’s Details Store Plans

Closure count is 103 with 173 slated to remain open.

clock September 17, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Gisele Bündchen’s colored diamond ring on the auction block at Christie’s.

Fashion Scoops

Gisele’s Sale… Running Bases… Yes, We Khan…

Gisele’s big sale…. Derek Jeter on Time…. Vivienne Westwood Sings…. Gordon Brown Gets Fashionable

clock September 17, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Capitals Set Calendar

Four cities agree on dates from 2009.

clock September 17, 2008Samantha Conti and Brid Costello


Texas Retail Makes Progress After Hurricane

Bush tours hurricane ravaged region.

clock September 17, 2008Holly Haber


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Gucci's Alessandro Michele Discusses Brand Longevity Turning 100

clock April 15, 2021Luisa Zargani

Social Studies

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