Ricci Gets Real

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All eyes will be on Nina Ricci tonight as designer Peter Copping presents his debut collection for the Paris house. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Christian Lacroix Fall Couture 2009

Mergers and Acquisitions

Christian Lacroix Attracts Middle Eastern Bid

A suitor from the Gulf region looks poised to rescue Christian Lacroix from administration.

clock September 30, 2009Miles Socha

Human Resources

Armani Makes Management Changes

Changes signal easing of designer’s workload.

clock September 30, 2009Andrew Roberts


Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Gareth Pugh

Rihanna was among those in the front row at Gareth Pugh’s spring 2010 show.

clock September 30, 2009WWD Staff

A spring look from Nina Ricci.

Designer and Luxury

Copping Aims for Perfection at Nina Ricci

Raised in the idyllic countryside in Oxfordshire, England, Peter Copping is a calm, soft-spoken man: sure of himself, but hardly fueled by nervous energy.

clock October 1, 2009Miles Socha

Meltin’ Pot website


Italian Company Meltin’ Pot Turns to Ecommerce

Meltin’ Pot is looking to the Internet to help expand its customer base with the launch of its first online store today.

clock October 1, 2009Luisa Zargani

A knit jersey and lightweight wool dress.

Ready To Wear

Rachel Roy Enters Bridge

Full sportswear collection Rachel Roy Signature for the bridge department will be sold in stores next spring.

clock October 1, 2009Julee Kaplan

The brand’s new colored soft khaki program.


Dockers Aims to Revitalize Khakis

Levi Strauss & Co.-owned brand Dockers is betting renewed focus on its heritage business will help sales.

clock October 1, 2009Brenner Thomas

Eliza J at Moda Manhattan

Ready To Wear

Upbeat Mood Permeates Trade Shows

WWD’s roundup of Moda Manhattan, Coterie, Nouveau Collective and D&A trade shows.

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Marionnaud Workers Protest Layoffs

As layoffs loom ever larger at Marionnaud Group, some of its employees staged demonstrations around France Wednesday.

clock October 1, 2009Jennifer Weil


High Note: Exhibit to Look at Fragrance Over the Centuries

“Quand Le Parfum Portait Remède” (“When Perfume Cured”) is the name and subject of a polysensorial exhibition at the Musée de Saint-Antoine L’Abbaye.

clock October 1, 2009Jennifer Weil

Two bags from Etienne Aigner.


Etienne Aigner Launches E-Commerce

Accessories firm Etienne Aigner’s site will showcase a selection of handbags and jewelry that represents the core of the brand.

clock October 1, 2009Caroline Tell

Government and Trade

U.S. Sends Delegation to Jordan to Discuss Labor Issues

The Obama administration sent a delegation to meet with Jordanian officials in Amman and visit garment factories.

clock October 1, 2009Liza Casabona

Graeme Black

Designer and Luxury

Hugo Boss Taps Graeme Black

Hugo Boss has named the London-based designer Graeme Black as creative consultant, with plans to launch Black’s first collection in fall 2010.

clock October 1, 2009Samantha Conti

Walter Steiger’s new bespoke shoe atelier on Avenue Matignon.


Paris Scene

Feasts for the senses as well as the wardrobe, all around town.

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A look from Ellen Tracy’s fall 2009 line.


Macy’s Said in Exclusive Deal With Ellen Tracy

Ellen Tracy is getting a major platform for its debut in better departments: Macy’s Inc.

clock October 1, 2009Lisa Lockwood

Balmain’s Christophe Decarnin

Designer and Luxury

Balmain Builds on Its Strengths

Balmain’s Christophe Decarnin is said to regularly dip into the photo library while also keeping a strong focus on the future.

clock October 1, 2009Katya Foreman

Keith Johnson and Glen Senk


Memo Pad: Anthropologie on TV… Zuckerman Bids on Businessweek…

“Man Shops Globe,” a new reality show premiering soon on Sundance, follows an Anthropologie buyer circling the world.

clock October 1, 2009WWD Staff


CIT Group Nears Bankruptcy Again

CIT Group Inc., a financial cornerstone to many fashion producers and retailers, tried to hammer out a restructuring plan as bankruptcy once again loomed.

clock October 1, 2009Evan Clark


Chaus Sees Losses Deepen, Sales Slip

According to Chaus’ annual report, net loss grew to $6 million, or 16 cents a diluted share, in the fourth quarter ended June 30.

clock October 1, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Iconix Stock Hit by Profit Warning

Also, retail stocks dipped yesterday, but finished the month ahead 3.6 percent; Target downgraded to “neutral” from “buy.”

clock October 1, 2009Arnold J. Karr


Daily Stock Wrap: September 30, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock October 1, 2009WWD Staff

Models at Andam

Fashion Scoops

Giles Deacon Honored… Streaming Louis Vuitton… Blue Clues…

Pierre Bergé, as president of France’s National Association for the Development of the Fashion Arts, presented an award to Giles Deacon.

clock October 1, 2009WWD Staff

Tunnel vision at Nina Ricci.

Designer and Luxury

Eiffel Power: A Look Inside Paris Studios

Lights! Camera! Clothes! WWD played fly-on-the-wall during a tour of Paris studios in the buildup to an action-packed fashion week.

clock October 1, 2009WWD Staff


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Social Studies

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