A Fraying Hartmarx: Famed U.S. Suit Maker Files for Chapter 11

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The tough economy has really hit home with President Barack Obama, literally affecting the clothes on his back. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Vincent Gallo

Fashion Scoops

The Gall of Gallo

Vincent Gallo is on a first name basis with just about everyone these days – including himself.

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Guillaume Canet

Fashion Scoops

Love and Music at Vuitton

French actor Guillaume Canet is set to appear opposite his real-life love interest, Oscar winner Marion Cotillard.

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Marc Newson and Charlotte Stockdale

Fashion Scoops

Boucheron Fetes Wallpaper Magazine

Industrial designer Marc Newson is sure to be working with some very expensive materials for the next design project in his sights – for Boucheron.

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Charlotte Ronson


No Gilt at Designer Sample Sale Party

It’s a sign of the times when socialites are attending parties celebrating discount designer goods.

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Barack Obama

Fashion Features

Hartmarx Corp. Files for Chapter 11

The tough economy has really hit home with President Barack Obama — literally affecting the clothes on his back.

clock January 23, 2009Vicki M. Young and Brenner Thomas

Brian Ferry

Fashion Scoops

Ferry Turns to Clothes

On a break from recording his next album in London, suave British crooner Bryan Ferry donned an understated gray to take in Lanvin’s show.

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Padma Lakshmi


Padma Lakshmi Creates Fine Jewelry Line

“Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi has introduced her own jewelry line.

clock January 26, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Human Resources

AEO Exec Exits Company

Kathy Savitt, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of American Eagle Outfitters Inc., has left the firm.

clock January 26, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Hats, Gloves and More

Sculptz Hits Retail Racks

The legwear brand Sculptz is heading into the wholesale arena for fall market.

clock January 26, 2009Caroline Tell


Under Armour Sued Over Aborted Endorsement

Chicago Cubs claim apparel maker reneged on five-year deal.

clock January 26, 2009Matthew Lynch

Tierney Gueron's Frame 18, 2008


Tierney Gearon: London’s Must-See Photo Exhibit

Artist Tierney Gueron opens her show, “Explosure,” at Phillips de Pury & Co. in England.

clock January 26, 2009Samantha Conti

Image from Calvin Klein Collection’s  spring campaign.


Memo Pad: Calvin’s Spring Look… Junking the Times…

As media agencies and analysts predicted, the first quarter of 2009 proved to be a bloody one for magazines.

clock January 26, 2009Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

Jan Snodgrass


Hanro at 125: Building on a Celebrity Heritage

Hanro of Switzerland, known for its upscale innerwear for men and women, is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

clock January 25, 2009Karyn Monget

Hotel Jules


Paris Scene

Places to eat and stay in Paris.

clock January 26, 2009Chantal Goupil and Katya Foreman and Natasha Montrose

A view of the Chanel couture show in July.

Fashion Features

Couture Stays Viable in Down Economy

Will couture’s hand-rendered and delicate seams be able to withstand the economic crisis?

clock January 26, 2009Miles Socha


Yes to Cultivating Global Growth

Yes To Inc., the cheerful beauty brand with a natural bent, will roll out in about 580 stores in Europe.

clock January 26, 2009Molly Prior

Sevan’s diamond ring. David Webb’s enamel, diamond and ruby ring. Kara Ross’ wood, gold and diamond ring. Cartier’s diamond, sapphire and onyx ring.

Designer and Luxury

Winter Fine Jewelry: Ring It On

For winter, fine jewelry designers are serving up imaginative conversation pieces.

clock January 26, 2009Talya Cousins

Bracelet by Kate Spade.

Designer and Luxury

Kate Spade Looks to Recapture Its Old Glory

At the helm of the new Kate Spade team are co-presidents Deborah Lloyd and Craig Leavitt, whose plans include updating handbag designs.

clock January 26, 2009Caroline Tell

Shopping in Harbin

Business Features

China’s Consumers Scale Back

This Chinese New Year, Chinese consumers are holding on to their cash.

clock January 26, 2009Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Government and Trade

House to Move on Pay Discrimination Bill

Bill makes it easier to file wage discrimination suits.

clock January 26, 2009Kristi Ellis

On her: Cass and Co.’s nylon and spandex full slip. On him: GearCom’s Meryl SkinLife nylon and spandex abdominal cincher and high-waist boxer.


Shapewear Shape Shifters

Today’s fast-growing shapewear industry is helping women and men alike get closer to the body of their dreams.

clock January 26, 2009Karyn Monget and Court Williams

Bao Bao Wan front row at Kenzo.

Fashion Scoops

Bao Bao and Billionaire Boys… At Dior Homme…. More From Paris…

Bao Bao Wan wore a different hat at Kenzo’s show on Saturday: guest editor for Chinese Esquire.

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