Going Mad for Michelle: U.S. First Lady Is a Hit All ‘Round London Town

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Moncler has implemented an authentication system starting with its spring collection.


Moncler Takes On Counterfeiters

Fed up with fakes of its shiny ski puffers, Moncler is going on the offensive against counterfeiters.

clock April 1, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Dominic Cooper and Amanda Seyfried


Gucci’s Late Bloomers

While dinner at Chateau Marmont isn’t exactly kids’ stuff, the demographic at Gucci’s celebration of its new fragrance did skew younger than its usual fetes.

clock April 1, 2009WWD Staff

Michelle Obama wearing an Isabel Toledo ensemble with an Azzedine Alaïa cardigan, standing with President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II.

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama Is a Hit All ’Round London Town

America’s First Lady wowed the Brits like no other since Jacqueline Kennedy.

clock April 1, 2009WWD Staff

Nigo and Pharell Williams at the Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream store in New York.

Fashion Features

Nigo Cedes Roles at A Bathing Ape

Founder to remain as majority owner, designer.

clock April 1, 2009Julee Kaplan


Condé Nast Layoffs

The latest round of pink slips have hit Condé Nast Digital.

clock April 1, 2009Amy Wicks

“Project Runway” has found a new home on Lifetime.

Fashion Features

‘Project Runway’ Lawsuit Settled

Show to move to Lifetime.

clock April 1, 2009Stephanie D. Smith


Designer and Luxury

WWD List: Luxury DNA

Top fashion and luxury labels ranked by consumers’ knowledge of each brand’s country of origin.

clock April 2, 2009Cecily Hall and Brenner Thomas

Ed Hardy and Christian Audigier took 22 booths at the show.


Buyers Seek Deals at Atlanta’s Cobb Show

At The Cobb Show, retail buyers struggling with tepid sales turned out in force to search of deals.

clock April 2, 2009Brenda Lloyd

White and simply patterned shirts from Geoffrey Beene and Calvin Klein.


Dress Shirts Go Traditional Amid Recession

Solids and subdued patterns in men’s dress shirts reflect consumers’ new state of mind.

clock April 2, 2009Brenner Thomas

Designer and Luxury

Nicole Farhi Marks 20 Years in Men’s Wear

British designer Nicole Farhi to launch special anniversary line.

clock April 2, 2009Emilie Marsh

Brooks Brothers’ 1818 suit, which retails for less than $1,000, is selling well.


Suit Shoppers Sensitive to Price

For men’s tailored clothing, even at higher-end stores likes Barneys, it’s opening-price-point goods that are selling best.

clock April 2, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

Roxy’s headphones will debut in Apple stores in May.

Ready To Wear

Roxy Jumps Into Headphones Market

Junior women’s action sports brand Roxy to launch colorful headphones line.

clock April 2, 2009David Lipke

A look from Mek’s new sportswear line.


Mek Denim Launches Sportswear

Mek Denim’s latest bohemian collection is travel-inspired.

clock April 2, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

Minimalist displays inside Zadig & Voltaire.


Zadig & Voltaire Boutique: Bonjour, New York

Retail residents of New York’s Meatpacking District have a new French neighbor, Zadig & Voltaire.

clock April 2, 2009Jessica Iredale

The G2 uses no chemicals.


Jeanologia Introduces Waterless Wash System

Jeanologia uses technology aimed at reducing environmental impact of washing.

clock April 2, 2009Ross Tucker

The interior of the Milan store.


Grifoni Opens Milan Unit, Eyes Expansion Push

Mauro Grifoni is looking to follow the opening of its latest boutique with continued expansion of its network in Europe and a push in the American market.

clock April 2, 2009Luisa Zargani

A look from Christiana Zinn.


Kevin Christiana Launches Denim Line

Christiana Zinn is former Project Runway contestant Kevin Christiana’s new denim line, and it’s hardly his first commercial fashion venture.

clock April 2, 2009Julee Kaplan

Dior Homme's cotton shirt, Calvin Klein Collection's wool and mohair pants. Bottega Veneta's tie, Jan Leslie's tie bar, Louis Vuitton's belt.

Fashion Features

Fall 2009 Men’s Trend: Bank on It

This fall, designers are leaving the workwear trend behind in favor of the updated stripe.

clock April 2, 2009Alex Badia

Designer and Luxury

Cavalli Talks Go On

Designer Roberto Cavalli says he is still in talks with Italian equity fund Clessidra SGR SpA about selling stake.

clock April 2, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Business Features

Saks’ Plan to Profit

Stephen Sadove outlines initiatives.

clock April 2, 2009David Moin

UL 53 weekend suitcase in canvas and leather.

Designer and Luxury

Hermès to Open in the Hamptons

Hermès to unveil temporary store, a first for the luxury brand, with focus on summer-type beach products.

clock April 2, 2009Sharon Edelson

Brian Reyes with two models in his designs.


Bloomingdale’s Romances Designer Customer

Designers Brian Reyes, Charles Chang-Lima and Lisa Perry appear at Bloomingdale’s in-store event aimed to get shoppers buying.

clock April 2, 2009Marc Karimzadeh


Burani Confident About ’09

Mariella Burani Group said revenues grew 2 percent in the first two months of this year, but reports loss in 2008.

clock April 2, 2009Andrew Roberts


Oldham Augments Complaints Against Old Navy

Designer Todd Oldham adds wrongful termination to allegations in suit against retailer Old Navy.

clock April 2, 2009Matthew Lynch

Margarita Levieva


Tilt-A-Whirl Girl: Margarita Levieva in ‘Adventureland’

Newcomer Margarita Levieva is not your average starlet.

clock April 2, 2009Nick Axelrod

Business Features

Lundgren’s Pay, Macy’s Credit Rating Drop

Compensation increases for Urban Outfitters’ Senk and Ann Taylor’s Krill.

clock April 2, 2009Evan Clark and Alexandra Steigrad


Daily Stock Wrap: April 1, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock April 2, 2009WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Businesses Seek Change to Product Safety Act

Merchants say costly regulations from Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act are putting them out of business.

clock April 2, 2009Kristi Ellis

Human Resources

Vignola’s Role Grows at Calvin Klein Inc.

Exec Robert Vignola to oversee licensing, marketing, distribution and retail partners for CKI.

clock April 2, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Common for Diesel’s Only the Brave scent.


Diesel Enlists Common for Only the Brave Push

Hip-hop artist and actor Common will costar in the U.S. advertising campaign to launch Diesel’s new fragrance, called Only the Brave.

clock April 2, 2009David Lipke

Helena Christensen with Tommy Hilfiger’s limited edition bag.

Fashion Scoops

Christensen and the Galaxy… Lavender Lane… A Margiela Barbie…

Helena Christensen’s fame isn’t just global, it’s galactic.

clock April 2, 2009WWD Staff

Delta Air Lines will soon sell its magazine, Sky, on newsstands.


Memo Pad: Boodro Returns to Elle Decor… Forbes Cuts…

Michael Boodro is back at Elle Decor as executive editor… Approximately 40 employees have reportedly been let go across all areas of Forbes…

clock April 2, 2009WWD Staff


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Kylie Jenner had a major makeup collaboration with Topshop.


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Social Studies

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