Who Wears the Clothes? Balancing Brand Image And Customer Reality

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Inside AllSaints.


All Saints, Splendid Launch on Robertson

Two very different contemporary brands, All Saints and Splendid, have moved onto Robertson Boulevard.

clock November 20, 2009Anne Riley-Katz

Anna Mouglalis wearing Chanel


Stars Gather for the OTM Gala Dinner

l’Espace Pierre Cardin, was the setting for a gala dinner. Guests included Pierre Cardin, Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier.

clock November 23, 2009WWD Staff


Fine Jewelry Joins Paris Couture Line-up

Boucheron, Cartier, Chanel Joaillerie, Chaumet, Christian Dior Joaillerie, and Van Cleef & Arpels present their collections by appointment.

clock November 24, 2009Emilie Marsh

Natalia Vodianova


Memo Pad: Seeing Vodianova… Second Take for Lam…

Natalia Vodianova is shaping up as the face of next season.

clock November 24, 2009WWD Staff

Government and Trade

U.S. Senators Pressure Obama on China Currency Issue

Politicians ask President Obama to take a more aggressive stance on currency reform.

clock November 24, 2009Kristi Ellis

High rises under construction in Keqiao.

Government and Trade

China’s Textile City Grows in Stature

Keqiao benefits from government programs.

clock November 24, 2009Lisa Movius


CIT Gets OK for $500M in Financing

CIT Group receives go-ahead from bankruptcy judge to borrow as much as $500M to operate while in Ch 11. proceedings.

clock November 24, 2009Matthew Lynch


Foot Locker Reports $6M Loss

Foot Locker weathers big declines in apparel sales, misses expectations; Dick’s and Hibbett each posted sturdy soft goods revenues.

clock November 24, 2009Matthew Lynch


Retail Stocks Up Monday Despite Holiday Caution

S&P Retail Index rises 0.9% Monday.

clock November 24, 2009Evan Clark

From Johanna Uursjarvi’s summer collection for Leifsdottir.


Urban’s Leifsdottir Line on the Upswing

The recession prompted most brands to cut spending, lower prices and design more basic styles, but Urban Outfitters green-lighted the launch of Leifsdottir.

clock November 24, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Marco Bizzarri

Designer and Luxury

Bottega’s New CEO to Keep ‘Winning Strategy’

Bottega Veneta’s chief executive officer Marco Bizzarri talks to WWD in his first interview since being appointed in January.

clock November 24, 2009Luisa Zargani

Virginia Tournon, daughter of Italian romance writer Benedetta Cibrario, will participate in the Bal Crillon des Debutantes.


Debs Delight in the Bal Crillon

The list of this year’s debutantes reads like a global Who’s Who with Lady Kitty Spencer, Adishree Singh, and Francesca Eastwood set to attend.

clock November 24, 2009Amanda FitzSimons

White House staff readies the East Room for a party of Presidential proportions.


Affairs of State: The Obama Family in D.C. Society

As Barack and Michelle Obama prepare for their maiden State Dinner tonight, Washington hostesses are hoping to be on the couple’s A-list.

clock November 24, 2009Susan Watters

Teresa Heinz's D.C. home.


Six Women Most Likely to Entertain the Obama Family

The six women mostly likely to have Barack and Michelle Obama, or one of their five closest confidantes, to their homes.

clock November 24, 2009WWD Staff

Sharon Stone and Giorgio Damiani

Fashion Scoops

Sharon Stone’s Nice Ice… In the Eye of Doonan… Downing Honored…

Sharon Stone touched down in Tokyo on Friday for the launch of the jewelry collection she designed for Damiani.

clock November 24, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Cerruti Opening Furniture Store

He might have sold his fashion label nearly a decade ago, but that’s not stopping Nino Cerruti from pulling up a chair in Miami — literally.

clock November 24, 2009Emilie Marsh

Fashion's Reality  Check

Fashion Features

Who Wears the Clothes? Balancing Branding and Customer Reality

Eileen Fisher, Marc Jacobs, Alber Elbaz and even Kathy Griffin weigh in on dressing customers of different sizes and styles.

clock November 24, 2009Venessa Lau and Nick Axelrod and Samantha Conti and Miles Socha and Alessandra Ilari and Katya Foreman and Natasha Montrose

A view of the Burberry Brit interior.

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Shakes Things Up on Madison Avenue

Brand unveils its first Burberry Brit and London stores.

clock November 24, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Designer and Luxury

Kors to Open Store in Germany

Designer Michael Kors is growing his network of life-style stores, and his latest projects range from Munich to Madison Avenue.

clock November 24, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Kate Hudson as Stephanie in “Nine.”

Designer and Luxury

Chopard Creates Jewels for ‘Nine’

Chopard is tapping into one of the season’s highly anticipated movies, the musical “Nine,” for a special collaborative collection.

clock November 24, 2009Sophia Chabbott

A rendering of the set for Sean “Diddy” Combs’ HSN appearance.


Sean “Diddy” Combs Set for HSN Debut

Hip-hop impresario “Diddy” will be interviewed on HSN to promote I Am King and Unforgivable fragrances.

clock November 24, 2009Pete Born


Daily Stock Wrap: November 23, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock November 24, 2009WWD Staff


Fiber Price Sheet: November 24, 2009

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock November 24, 2009WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

The Outdoor Voices brands in the "center stage" at the Nordstrom flagship in Manhattan.


Nordstrom Sees Sales and Earnings Decline

clock 10hDavid Moin

Social Studies

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