Fashion’s Hot Tickets: Should Shows Be Open To Consumers as Well?

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Broadway, movie premieres, and New York Fashion Week? With the shows — even in the midst of a recession — as much about hype and hoopla as hemlines and hairdos, the concept isn’t so far-fetched. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Isetan's Tokyo flagship.


Japan Department Stores’ Jan. Comps Slide 9.1%

Japanese retailers post 11th straight month of decline.

clock February 19, 2009Koji Hirano

François-Henri Pinault

Business Features

PPR Reports Stable Profits Despite Economy

Net income in 2008 inched forward 0.1 percent to 875 million euros, or $1.29 billion.

clock February 19, 2009Robert Murphy


Nestle: No L’Oreal Deal Now

Nestle’s chief financial officer Jim Singh said, “We are not in a hurry to do anything.”

clock February 19, 2009Jennifer Weil


Avon to Restructure Again

Avon’s latest restructuring, due later this year, aims to yield $200 million in annualized savings.

clock February 19, 2009Molly Prior

Human Resources

Chris Mitchell Joins Traveler

Mitchell is named as title’s publisher.

clock February 19, 2009Irin Carmon

Harry Bernard


Colton Bernard Partners in Double Suicide

Roy Colton and Harry Bernard, who built a fashion and retail consultancy and were life partners, committed suicide this month.

clock February 19, 2009David Moin and Lisa Lockwood and Joanna Ramey and Arnold J. Karr

Mary-Kate Olsen and Nicole Richie

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Proenza Schouler: Proenza Girls

Images from the front row at Proenza Schouler’s RTW fall 2009 show.

clock February 19, 2009WWD Staff

Nonnie Moore


Nonnie Moore, Legendary Men’s Editor, Dead at 87

Former GQ fashion director died early Thursday morning at St. Vincent’s hospital in Manhattan.

clock February 19, 2009Irin Carmon and Marc Karimzadeh

Eva Mendes and Kate Beckinsale

Fashion Scoops

Kate and Calvin Klein

The Calvin Klein show on Thursday was Kate Beckinsale’s “first ever fashion show ever.”

clock February 19, 2009WWD Staff


Fragrance Panel Studies Buying

A bottle of perfume is not on every consumer’s budget.

clock February 20, 2009Molly Prior

Items from Eshu.

Body Care

Men’s Skin Care Line Eshu Eyes U.S. Market

An Australian men’s skin care line called Eshu Skin Assist has set its sights on the U.S. market.

clock February 20, 2009Matthew W. Evans

A Project Ladybug display.

Color Cosmetics

Town & Country Apothecary Thinks Locally

Town & Country Apothecary, the New Jersey beauty emporium, has launched several programs to keep shoppers coming to the door.

clock February 20, 2009Faye Brookman

The Dion scent is intended to convey sophistication.


A Spritz of Style for Celine Dion

Celine Dion’s newest scent fragrance Chic is due out in April.

clock February 20, 2009Julie Naughton

Gap's new women’s scent.


Gap a Step ‘Closer’ to Revamping Beauty Mix

The Gap is revitalizing its product line with the launch for spring of Close, the specialty store chain’s first signature scent for women.

clock February 20, 2009Gillian Koenig

Pamela Baxter

Beauty Features

CEW Kicks Off Women in Beauty Series

Pamela Baxter sent a clear message that the recession has not killed the luxury market.

clock February 20, 2009Rachel Brown

Robert Vetica is having a celebrity-studded launch party to celebrate his tome, “Good to Great Hair” about achieving fab hair at home.

Beauty Features

Snippets: Robert Vetica’s Tome for Tresses… Rodial to Launch Skinny Beach…

Hairstylist Robert Vetica is having a celebrity-studded launch party to celebrate his tome, “Good to Great Hair” about achieving fab hair at home.

clock February 20, 2009WWD Staff

Derek Lam Makeup by Tom Pecheux

Color Cosmetics

Gray Matters

From sparkling eyeliner and slate-hued nails to smoky eyes rendered in charcoal and pewter, silver and gray had a winning streak at New York Fashion Week.

clock February 20, 2009WWD Staff

François Nars and a handful of the 65 makeup looks he created for the Marc Jacobs show this season.

Color Cosmetics

Hanging 10: Nars Returns to the Runway

After a 10-year sabbatical, Francois Nars returned to the catwalk Monday night, creating 65 different looks at Marc Jacobs’ fall-winter 2009 show.

clock February 20, 2009Julie Naughton


Izod Bundles Up

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. has licensed Free Country Ltd. to manufacture and market women’s and men’s outerwear under the Izod label.

clock February 20, 2009WWD Staff


Retail Stocks Rise in Weak Session

Major indices down on financial sector concerns.

clock February 20, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Volcom Slides to Fourth Quarter Loss

Volcom Inc. on Thursday reported a net loss in the fourth quarter, missing analysts’ expectations.

clock February 20, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Government and Trade

U.S.-Made Apparel Prices Rise in January

Deflationary pressures remain a growing concern.

clock February 20, 2009Liza Casabona


Daily Stock Wrap: February 19, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock February 20, 2009WWD Staff


Yoox Revenues Rise in ’08

Online luxury fashion retailer Yoox reports 48% increase in 2008 revenues.

clock February 20, 2009Andrew Roberts

Ready To Wear

Wallace Named President at Adam

Michael Wallace joins the contemporary sportswear label Adam from Lilly Pulitzer.

clock February 20, 2009Julee Kaplan

The assortment inside Madewell.


J. Crew’s Madewell Launching Stores

J. Crew Group’s Madewell retail concept is sticking with its conservative growth plan.

clock February 20, 2009David Moin

Kara Ross


Fall 2009 Accessories: Bagged and Baubled

Accessories designers Kara Ross, Rafe Totengco, and Jerome Dreyfuss are taking different approaches this season.

clock February 20, 2009Roxanne Robinson and Shoshanna Fischhoff

President Obama in Ottawa.

Business Features

Obama Still Seeking Changes in NAFTA

Importers and domestic textile producers are concerned about President Barack Obama’s interest in changing NAFTA.

clock February 20, 2009Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Designer and Luxury

Clements Ribeiro to Relaunch RTW

Clements Ribeiro will unveil a full ready-to-wear collection during London Fashion Week, which kicks off today.

clock February 20, 2009Samantha Conti

Versace’s Home e-boutique.


Versace Launches Online Store

Versace has launched its first online store with its new Home e-boutique, exclusive to the U.S.

clock February 20, 2009Luisa Zargani

Tinsley Mortimer


Memo Pad: Blogging Bryant Park… No Dividend for the Times

Fashion week has always produced some entertaining blog posts from fashion writers who provide quick hits from runway shows and bad behavior from celebrities.

clock February 20, 2009WWD Staff

The Tents at Bryant Park are a big attraction.

Designer and Luxury

Should Fashion Week Open to Consumers?

A recent, informal WWD poll found female consumers are willing to pay for the privilege of watching runway shows.

clock February 20, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Catherine Malandrino Front Row: Mary J Blige and Mena Suvari

Mary J Blige said it was definitely more fun watching Catherine Malandrino’s fashion show Thursday than performing in it, as she did a few years back.

clock February 19, 2009WWD Staff

The “Courage Compact” from Carelle.

Fashion Scoops

Parting Gifts… Time to Party… White House Audience

Whoever wins the Academy Award for Best Actress on Sunday night will take home more than just a golden statuette.

clock February 20, 2009WWD Staff

Gwen Stefani in A.L.C.


West Side Story: Elton John to Jennifer Lopez

At the Peninsula Hotel, Elton John, David Furnish and Hayden Panettiere celebrated photographer Deborah Anderson’s new book.

clock February 20, 2009WWD Staff


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A design from the Lucia Liu capsule for Clergerie.


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