Luxury’s Road Ahead: A Smaller Sector With Entirely New Rules

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Fabrizio Freda takes the reins of the Estée Lauder Cos.


Estée Lauder Posts Profits of $140.7M

Cost cuts helped push the Estée Lauder’s profits up more than 175 percent.

clock October 30, 2009Vicki M. Young


Zale Reports Wider 4th-Qtr. Loss

Jeweler Zale Corp’s stock fell 26 percent Friday after reporting a sharply higher fourth-quarter loss and an SEC investigation into accounting adjustments.

clock October 30, 2009Evan Clark

The atmosphere inside the Angel Orensanz Foundation.


YSL’s Masquerade Ball: French Kiss

Yves Saint Laurent celebrated the launch of its new women’s fragrance, Parisienne, on Thursday.

clock October 30, 2009WWD Staff

Kerry Washington and Georgina Chapman


Stylish Sound Bites at Lincoln Center

Santigold, Daniel Merriweather, Charlotte Ronson and Carol Alt were among those heading to Alice Tully Hall for the evening.

clock October 30, 2009WWD Staff

Patrick Robinson and his son, Wyeth.

Fashion Features

Stella McCartney’s Kid Rock

“I did a lot of looking at my own kids,” Stella McCartney said on Thursday evening of the inspiration for the lines she was launching for GapKids and BabyGap.

clock October 30, 2009Sarah Haight

Business Features

CIT Files for Bankruptcy

CIT Board Approves Bankruptcy Plan Sunday afternoon.

clock November 1, 2009Vicki M. Young


Retail Stocks Slide Last Friday

Brisk sell-off eradicates prior-day gains for S&P Retail Index.

clock November 2, 2009Evan Clark


Memo Pad: Lagerfeld in Motion… More Change at Businessweek…

Karl Lagerfeld is the star of a short fly-on-the-wall documentary, “The Blonde and I.”

clock November 2, 2009WWD Staff

The recession will leave behind a sector with fewer players and a new set of rules.

Designer and Luxury

Luxury’s New Road

Luxury has its limits, and the global economic downturn delineated them clearly.

clock November 2, 2009WWD Staff

C Six sunglasses from the Oakley Elite collection.


Oakley Unveils High-Tech Capsule Line

Oakley is showing off its technical prowess with a new capsule collection of high-end, cutting-edge designs.

clock November 2, 2009Brenner Thomas

Steve Russo and Malini Murjani

Designer and Luxury

Isabella Fiore on the Comeback Trail

With a new owner and vision, Isabella Fiore is striving to regain leadership in the contemporary handbag market.

clock November 2, 2009Caroline Tell

Men’s undergarments from John Smedley.


John Smedley’s Fresh Take on Long Johns

Creator of Long Johns celebrating 225 anniversary.

clock November 2, 2009Louise Bartlett

A vintage-inspired slip from the Billie Twirling group.


Stella’s Cheeky Take on Lingerie

Stella McCartney will unveil her spring collection of Stella McCartney intimates at the Bendon showrooms today.

clock November 2, 2009Karyn Monget

“The Spirit of Beauty” exhibition.

Designer and Luxury

Van Cleef Unveils Retrospective in Tokyo

Van Cleef & Arpels’ retrospective exhibition, “The Spirit of Beauty,” features scores of its dazzling jewels as well as high-tech twists.

clock November 2, 2009Amanda Kaiser

Gloria Gaynor


Disco Inferno

The costume cavalcade continued uptown, where Celerie Kemble, Mariska Hargitay and Moby threw a disco-themed bacchanal to raise funds for

clock November 2, 2009WWD Staff

The “library” at Café Select.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Margiela’s Library Rules… Jeffrey Sebalia’s New Project…

To celebrate its new book “Maison Martin Margiela” by Maison Martin Margiela, the house set up Café Select in SoHo like a library.

clock November 2, 2009WWD Staff

A unisex jacket from Moncler.

Designer and Luxury

Moncler Partners With Visvim

Moncler joins forces with the Japanese brand Visvim to launch a streetwear collection.

clock November 2, 2009Amanda Kaiser and Alessandra Ilari

A rendering of the new Vuitton flagship in NorthPark Center.


Vuitton Opens Dallas Flagship at NorthPark Centre

Louis Vuitton is making a grand statement with its new flagship in NorthPark Center, and not just because it’s the brand’s biggest store in the city.

clock November 2, 2009Holly Haber

Julianne Moore and Francisco Costa


Night Lights: Kylie Minogue and Julianne Moore at First Annual Art Awards

Kylie Minogue, Julianne Moore and James Franco graced Rob Pruitt’s First Annual Art Awards at the Guggenheim.

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Marc Jacobs and Amy Cappellazzo


School Days: Pratt Legends Honors Marc Jacobs and Patti Smith

Pratt’s Legends dinner honored Marc Jacobs, Patti Smith and David Rockwell.

clock November 2, 2009WWD Staff

Flora Nikrooz’s silk charmeuse robe and nightgown.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2009 Fashion: Live and Let Dye

The hippie tie-dye T-shirts of the Sixties have morphed into a fresh crop of patterned looks.

clock November 2, 2009Bobbi Queen


Today's Must Read

The Mytheresa "We Love Italy" campaign.


Mytheresa’s Profits More Than Double to 15.7M Euros in Q2

clock February 25, 2021Samantha Conti

Social Studies

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