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Handbags and belts from Moulin Rouge.

Ready To Wear

Steady Flow of Retailers at Atelier Designers

The trade show attracted a smaller group than usual.

clock May 14, 2009Julee Kaplan

Giancarlo di Risio


Versace Hires Bain & Co. to Devise Plan

Executive Giancarlo Di Risio is leaving his post as chief executive officer after almost five years, according to sources.

clock May 21, 2009Luisa Zargani

Selma Blair and Jessica Alba


Roman Holiday: Bulgari’s 125th Anniversary Party

Bulgari’s 125th anniversary festivities kicked off with a retrospective of historic baubles.

clock May 21, 2009Stephanie Epiro and Alessandra Ilari

Isabel Toldeo and Ruben Toldeo


El Museo de Barrio Gala Honors Famous Latin Americans

Guests at the annual El Museo del Barrio Gala Wednesday night got more than they bargained for when New York’s Governor Paterson made an appearance.

clock May 21, 2009WWD Staff

The refurbished Patrick Melville Salon and Spa.

Beauty Features

Snippets: Salon Reopens With a Picasso… Aveda Institute…

The Patrick Melville Salon and Spa will celebrate its grand reopening May 28.

clock May 22, 2009WWD Staff

The expanded Cellmen range.

Skin Care

Swiss Luxe Brand Makes Grab for Men

Cellcosmet & Cellmen Switzerland is embracing its masculine side this spring.

clock May 22, 2009Gillian Koenig

The FunctionaLab display at Henri Bendel.


Bendel’s Enters Wellness With FunctionaLab

One glance at Henri Bendel’s storefront windows and the message is clear: the storied 114-year-old boutique is taking an inside-outside approach to beauty.

clock May 22, 2009Molly Prior

Pop Beauty’s Double Duty bronzer.

Color Cosmetics

Pixi and Pop Set for Tweaks and Expansion

London-born brands Pixi and Pop Beauty have grown up, settled down in Southern California and positioned themselves to bolster their presence.

clock May 22, 2009Rachel Brown

Essie’s Queen of Hearts shade.

Color Cosmetics

Essie Reinterprets Message in a Bottle

Essie to launch a nail color collection inspired by jewelry designer Judith Ripka.

clock May 22, 2009Julie Naughton

Schroeder & Tremayne’s BathGear line.


Manly Accessories Aim to Boost Bath Sales

Men are getting their own bath accessories.

clock May 22, 2009Faye Brookman

Lèa Journo hair care.


Lèa Journo Enters Prestige Hair Market

On a pit stop in Los Angeles four years ago, former real estate executive Dawn Serpa-Duggar settled into Lèa Journo’s chair at her pool side salon.

clock May 22, 2009WWD Staff

Glam’s colored hair extensions.


Kids Get Natural With Glop and Glam

A new line of children’s hairstyling products has been formulated to offer scents like Creamsicle and bubble gum without the usual synthetic ingredients.

clock May 22, 2009Kavita Daswani

Nicole Miller’s Frenzy.


Nicole Miller to Launch Frenzy Perfume

Nicole Miller is hoping to put a little edge into the prestige fragrance category with Frenzy.

clock May 22, 2009Gillian Koenig

Giorgio Armani's newest scent, Idole d’Armani.

Human Resources

Armani’s New Perfume Pays Tribute to His Muses

Giorgio Armani’s newest scent Idole d’Armani is due out this fall.

clock May 22, 2009Gillian Koenig and Pete Born

Zegna Colonia

Designer and Luxury

The Sweet Life Inspires Zegna Scent

Zegna Colonia could be Zegna’s biggest scent and might register upward of $40 million in first-year sales.

clock May 22, 2009Stephanie Epiro and Matthew W. Evans

Jake Nagle, Melinda Katz, Virginia Graham, Marc Pritchard, Katie Pitko and Samira Khzam.

Beauty Features

FIT Grads Offer Beauty Lessons of Their Own

FIT grads recommend beauty industry market through social networking sites.

clock May 22, 2009Gillian Koenig

Designer and Luxury

Luxury Retail Development to Resume in Atlanta

Construction is to resume in July on Streets of Buckhead — a $1.5 billion luxury development in Atlanta’s toniest neighborhood.

clock May 22, 2009Elizabeth Thurman

An llustration from Nicole’s Closet.

Ready To Wear

Newco to Launch Patricia Gold

Newco Apparel Group Inc., which produces and distributes such collections as Nicole’s Closet, plans to launch a collection for holiday called Patricia Gold.

clock May 22, 2009Lisa Lockwood

Business Features

Tompkins Exiting New Balance

After 25 years at New Balance, Jim Tompkins will depart as president and chief operating officer in early June.

clock May 22, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


Chairman Backs Liz Claiborne CEO

Brand strength, recent actions expected to lift financial results.

clock May 22, 2009Evan Clark

Ross Brownlee


Safilo North America Promotes Brownlee

Ross Brownlee, who will become president and chief operating officer of Safilo North America. is a 12-year veteran of the eyewear firm.

clock May 22, 2009Caroline Tell


Sears Posts Q1 Profit

Expenses cut by $242 million as comps decline at both Sears, Kmart.

clock May 22, 2009Evan Clark

Trudy Sullivan


Talbots CEO Diagrams a No-Frills Year

Talbots CEO Sullivan emphasizes expense control and merchandise improvement at the firm’s annual shareholders’ meeting.

clock May 22, 2009Kate Bowers


Ross Shines as Dept. Stores Stumble in First Quarter

First-quarter results released by three retailers added more evidence the ongoing recession has been far easier on off-price firms than department stores.

clock May 22, 2009Vicki M. Young and Matthew Lynch


Daily Stock Wrap: May 21, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock May 22, 2009WWD Staff


Memo Pad: Elle Televised… Katie White’s Turn… Labosky Leaves Interview…

Elle is set to play a supporting role in the MTV scripted reality drama “The City.”

clock May 22, 2009WWD Staff

A look from the show.

Fashion Features

High School of Fashion Industries Honors Tim Gunn

Gala raises close to $50,000 for the High School of Fashion Industries.

clock May 22, 2009Julee Kaplan

Martin Savidge


Are We Aware Yet?: Martin Savidge of ‘Worldfocus’

Seven months in as the host of “Worldfocus,” Martin Savidge is manning a desk job even though he is more accustomed to boots-on-the-ground-type reporting.

clock May 22, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


Casual Male Reports Profit

Shares of Casual Male Retail Group Inc. jumped 12.1 percent Thursday.

clock May 22, 2009Jean E. Palmieri and Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Ballantyne Launches Starck Line

Philippe Starck is launching a fashion collection for the first time in a tie-up with cashmere company Ballantyne.

clock May 22, 2009WWD Staff

Tommy Hilfiger with Hilfiger CEO Fred Gehring.


Industry Pitches in for Ronald McDonald House

Industry raises funds to support facility for pediatric cancer patients.

clock May 22, 2009David Moin

Barbara Walters


Astor Trial Continues With Barbara Walters Testimony

Barbara Walters takes the stand, as did Henry Kissinger, who also kissed a court officer on the cheek.

clock May 22, 2009Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

Michelle Obama wearing an Isaac Mizrahi pre-fall sheath and coat.

Fashion Scoops

Labeling the First Lady… Fendi on Wheels… Diddy’s New Sound…

Press secretary Katie McCormick Lelyveld explains the White House protocol for announcing designers Michelle Obama wears.

clock May 22, 2009WWD Staff


Bulgari Shares Fall 5.2 Percent

Bulgari SpA may be celebrating its 125th anniversary, but the financial markets have little respect for their elders.

clock May 22, 2009Andrew Roberts

Marion Cotillard in Dior.


Top Billing: Clinton to Cotillard at AmFar Benefit

Sharon Stone persuaded film industry bigwigs to part with their dosh during amfAR’s annual Cinema Against AIDS benefit auction Thursday night.

clock May 22, 2009WWD Staff


Trovata, Forever 21 Lawyers Give Closing Arguments

Trovata’s lawyer accused the $1.7 billion retailer Forever 21 of “a chilling lack of remorse” in copying case.

clock May 22, 2009Anne Riley-Katz


Tourneau CEO to Step Down

Prestige watch retailer Tourneau LLC said its chief executive officer Howard R. Levitt will step down from his post at the end of 2009.

clock May 22, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Adrian Wong and Frank Gehry

Designer and Luxury

Vuitton’s Arty Party in Hong Kong

On Thursday, Louis Vuitton took a different approach to partying in Hong Kong with an art opening on a grand scale.

clock May 22, 2009Constance Haisma-Kwok

The Buckle set the pace for earnings with a 43.5 percent profit increase.


Old Navy Helps Limit Gap Net Slide

Old Navy profits helped Gap Inc. exceed expectations in the first quarter. Buckle again shines, while Aeropostale and PacSun post improved Q1 results.

clock May 22, 2009Alexandra Steigrad and Evan Clark and Matthew Lynch


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Madison Reed and Victoria Justice


How Revolve Uses Personalization to Help Customers

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