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The rat and rabbit Qing dynasty fountainheads which sold for a record $40 million.


YSL’s Winning Chinese Bidder Won’t Pay Up

Buyer of controversial relics at Paris art auction holds press conference.

clock March 2, 2009Ellen Groves and Kathleen E. McLaughlin


Retail Hit Hard in Historic Sell-off Monday

Retail shares fall 4.3 percent as Dow closes below 6,800.

clock March 2, 2009Arnold J. Karr and Alexandra Steigrad and Nina Jones

Freida Pinto at Dolce & Gabbana.

Fashion Scoops

Does Lauder Love Pinto

Beauty brand said in talks with “Slumdog Millionaire” star.

clock March 2, 2009Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Obit: Alan Lebow, Men’s Suit Maker

Alan J. Lebow died on Feb. 23 of a heart attack at his home in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 81.

clock March 3, 2009David Lipke

Penny Proddow


Obit: Penny Proddow, Jewelry Editor

Penny Proddow, a jewelry editor, curator and educator, died in her Manhattan home on Saturday at the age of 65.

clock March 3, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Government and Trade

Obama Sends Trade Plan to Congress

Obama’s agenda includes details on China policy and trade deals.

clock March 3, 2009Liza Casabona


Claire’s Sales Show Signs of Life

Claire’s Stores Inc. reported that its same-store sales improved in January and moved into positive territory in February.

clock March 3, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


J. Mendel to Close in Aspen… Waterford Wedgewood Finds Buyers…

The J. Mendel unit in Aspen is expected to close at the end of this month.

clock March 3, 2009WWD Staff


Birks & Mayors Posts $42.7M Loss

Canadian jeweler Birks & Mayors reports 23% decline in third-quarter same-store sales.

clock March 3, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Chanel Closing Two Japan Stores

Two major French luxury brands, Chanel and Chopard, revealed further cost-cutting moves Monday.

clock March 3, 2009Katya Foreman


UNITE HERE Infighting Goes On

HERE faction files a lawsuit against UNITE.

clock March 3, 2009Kristi Ellis

Naomi Watts


Extreme Beauty in Vogue Party

Hudson said she was looking forward to the wardrobe for her next film, “The Killer Inside Me.”

clock March 3, 2009WWD Staff

Candie’s is Britney Spears’ first apparel endorsement.


Candie’s Signs Britney Spears… Rodale and Hachette Restructuring…

Britney Spears has just signed her first apparel endorsement with Candie’s, which is sold exclusively at Kohl’s.

clock March 3, 2009WWD Staff

Barneys in Manhattan.


Fighting Back: Istithmar Says Barneys Not for Sale

Barneys New York will not be sold and a new ceo will arrive, according to Istithmar.

clock March 3, 2009David Moin and Jean E. Palmieri

Jaye Hersh, owner of Intuition.


Target to Launch Intuition Line

Jaye Hersh, who runs the trendy Hollywood shop Intuition, will launch a mass-priced line this July for Target.

clock March 3, 2009Sharon Edelson


Snowstorm Impacts Northeast Retailers

A massive snowstorm Monday hammered the Northeast and Southeast U.S., disrupting retail businesses.

clock March 3, 2009Sharon Edelson and David Moin

Elizabeth Hurley, Roberto Cavalli and Milla Jovovich.

Fashion Scoops

Cavalli Charges Ahead… Miuccia and Rodolfo…. Litigiously Yours…

A dizzying range of animal prints covered each chair, table and even oversize lamps at the dinner held by Roberto Cavalli for his first credit card launch.

clock March 3, 2009WWD Staff

Lapo Elkann and Bianca Brandolini d’Adda

Fashion Scoops

Italian It Girl Ambra Medda at Fendi

Ambra Medda turned up at Fendi’s show Monday because “we’re doing a project together for the Salone del Mobile,” she disclosed.

clock March 3, 2009WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: March 2, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

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Annie Leibovitz’s ad campaign for Badgley Mischka.

Marketing and Promotion

Badgley Mischka Ads: Full-Blown Hollywood

Anjelica Huston, Lauren Hutton, Eva Longoria Parker, Brooke Shields, Carrie Underwood and designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka pose.

clock March 4, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


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Matthew Williams with looks from his Alyx Men’s Fall 2021 collection.


Matthew Williams Considers His Alyx Brand a 'Life Project'

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Social Studies

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