Obama’s First Hundred Days

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Barack Obama secured a victory in one of the most hotly contested presidential elections in years — and with strong support from the fashionindustry.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Nejma Beard and Stella McCartney at the  Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2009 Trunk Show.

Designer and Luxury

Stella McCartney’s Blues Festival

Stella McCartney held a spring tea party-cum-trunk show, with proceeds going toward eco-friendly concerns.

clock November 3, 2008Venessa Lau


M&S Profits Dive Amid Declining Sentiment

British retailer cites “volatile” October and voices cautious outlook for balance of 2008.

clock November 4, 2008Samantha Conti



Boscov, Lakin Set to Buy Boscov’s

Creditors agree to sell to executives, void agreement with Versa.

clock November 4, 2008Vicki M. Young

Chloe Sevigny and Nicolas Ghesquiere.


ACE Awards Honor Ghesquiere, McCartney

A bit of jovial roasting began almost immediately at the 12th annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards on Monday night at Cipriani here.

clock November 4, 2008Sophia Chabbott and Caroline Tell

Business Features

Jean Paul Gaultier Said to Tap New President

Hermès Veronique Gautier set to succeed Christophe Caillaud.

clock November 4, 2008Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

No Holiday: Marc Jacobs, Robert Duffy Nix Party

Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy have decided to cancel their annual holiday party, which was themed “Rock and Roll Circus.”

clock November 4, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

A sweater jacket from McQ, McQueen’s diffusion collection

Fashion Features

McQueen Kicks Off Target Design Effort

McQ line for Target to be part of new Designer Collaborations initiative.

clock November 4, 2008Sharon Edelson

Vince’s new store on Melrose Place.


Kellwood’s Big Plans for Vince

Retail expansion and new categories are on tap.

clock November 5, 2008WWD Staff

The Yves Saint Laurent store at South Coast Plaza.


YSL’s New Store Design Launches at South Coast Plaza

The Yves Saint Laurent boutique at South Coast Plaza here is the brand’s first in the U.S. to incorporate a new retail design concept.

clock November 5, 2008Anne Riley-Katz

JF and Son’s silk taffeta version, worn over Harlan Bel by Brandy Lunsford’s cotton tank and Vince’s viscose, polyacetate and elastane skirt. Via Spiga belt.

Fashion Trends

Lab Notes

The fashion doctor is in for spring as utilitarian style takes a fresh turn with a lab coat.

clock November 5, 2008Mayte Allende


Obituary: Charles J. Smith, Men’s Wear Veteran, Dies at 82

Charles J. Smith Jr. died of cancer Sunday at his home in Jupiter, Fla. He was 82.

clock November 5, 2008Lisa Lockwood

Inside CVS’ Beauty 360 in Dupont Circle.


CVS Opens First Beauty 360 Unit

CVS Pharmacy took its first step upmarket on Monday, lifting the curtain on its high-end beauty store, called Beauty 360.

clock November 5, 2008Molly Prior


Retail Stocks Rise Ahead of Presidential Pick

Consumer spending seen weak regardless of election outcome.

clock November 5, 2008Evan Clark


Coldwater Shares Fall on Downward Revisions

Coldwater Creek Inc. reports preliminary Q3 results far below estimates and withdraws Q4 guidance.

clock November 5, 2008Alexandra Steigrad


Simon Net Falls on 2007 Asset Sales

Revenues rise 3.1% while occupancy rates decline for Simon Property Group Inc., the largest public real estate group in the U.S.

clock November 5, 2008Matthew Lynch


Kenneth Cole Logs Q3 Loss on Investment

Kenneth Cole management sets long-term goal of doubling revenues and profitability.

clock November 5, 2008Vicki M. Young

A look from Jens Laugesen.

Fashion Features

Two Danish Fashion Labels Shuttered

Staerk and Lens Laugesen close.

clock November 5, 2008WWD Staff

Obama workers organize volunteers in a campus headquarters across from Ohio State University November 4, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio.


Memo Pad: Schiffer in YSL Campaign… AMI Misses a Payment…

Stefano Pilati has tapped Claudia Schiffer as the face of Yves Saint Laurent for spring.

clock November 5, 2008WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap

Daily Stock Wrap

clock November 5, 2008WWD Staff


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Talitha Getty by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris, February 1970.


Saint Laurent Acquires Major Private Collection of Vintage YSL Clothes

clock 5hJoelle Diderich

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