Alexander McQueen: A True Master

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Lee Alexander McQueen, one of the most acclaimed and incendiary designers of his generation, was found dead at his London home on Thursday. He was 40. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Douglas Net Rises in First Quarter

Germany-based Douglas Group released its final first-quarter figures.

clock February 9, 2010Susan Stone


De Beers Posts $32M Loss

Sales of rough diamonds fell 44 percent last year at mining company.

clock February 11, 2010Samantha Conti

Business Features

VF Corp. Eyes Global Push

VF Corp. reports a 42.3 percent drop in fourth-quarter profits, plans investments in Asia.

clock February 11, 2010Ross Tucker and Evan Clark

Lady Gaga Performs in Terence Koh


Celebs Pack amFAR Gala Despite Snow

Sigourney Weaver, Julianna Margulies, Brooke Shields, Chloe Sevigny and Meryl Streep took in performances from Lady Gaga and Rufus Wainwright.

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LVMH Takes Another Ebay Decision

LVMH wins case in France against online auction giant eBay — this time for its flagship Louis Vuitton brand.

clock February 11, 2010Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Alexander McQueen RTW Spring 2010.

Designer and Luxury

Alexander McQueen, A True Master

One of the most acclaimed and incendiary designers of his generation, found dead at his London home on Thursday.

clock February 11, 2010WWD Staff


U.S. Textile, Apparel Imports Fall in ’09

U.S. trade gap widened in December to $40.2 billion, primarily because of a surge in oil imports.

clock February 11, 2010Liza Casabona

Michelle Myers


Lucky Names Michelle Myers VP and New Publisher

Michelle Myers has been appointed vice president and publisher of Lucky magazine, effective next week.

clock February 11, 2010Nick Axelrod

Leigh Lezark and Maggie Rizer both in BCBG MaxAzria.

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at BCBG Max Azria Fall 2010

As one of the first shows of New York fashion week, BCBG does its best to attract celebrities to its front row.

clock February 11, 2010WWD Staff

A look from Marni and Current Elliott’s RTW Fall 2010 collaboration.


Marni In Blue Jeans

When two cool labels join forces, expect hot results. That’s the case with the new co-branded denim project from Marni and Los Angeles-based Current Elliott.

clock February 11, 2010Alessandra Ilari and Jessica Iredale

Steven Birkhold


Birkhold Outlines New Lacoste Strategy

Ceo Steven Birkhold is laying out a postrecession strategy for the French sportswear brand, Lacoste.

clock February 12, 2010David Lipke

Looks from Simon Spurr.

Fashion Features

Simon Spurr Says

This season the contemporary jeanswear brand Spurr has spun off a designer label, Simon Spurr, which will have its runway debut on Sunday.

clock February 12, 2010WWD Staff

An ad for Jimmy Choo’s 24:7 collection.

Designer and Luxury

Jimmy Choo Marks 24:7 Launch

Jimmy Choo has on its dancing shoes. The brand is celebrating and promoting its new 24:7 collection in a monthlong marathon of parties around the world.

clock February 12, 2010Sophia Chabbott

Designer and Luxury

Marc Jacobs, Maripol Collaborate on New Line

Marc Jacobs, a longtime fan of Maripol, the iconic stylist and designer often credited for Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” look, taps her as his latest collaborator.

clock February 12, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Insider Bare Escentuals’ Times Square boutique.

Business Features

Times Square: New Mecca for Beauty

An international beauty retail hub is forming in New York’s Times Square.

clock February 12, 2010Molly Prior

A Versus Versace ad featuring model Lara Stone.


Versus Looks for Beauty Jolt With Scent

Model Lara Stone will star in ads for Gianni Versace’s new scent, Versus Versace.

clock February 12, 2010Kerry Olsen

Ad visuals for Jordana and Milani.


ECRM Attendees Cheered by Brighter Days Ahead

The threat of a pounding snowstorm didn’t keep retailers from heading south for the Cosmetics, Fragrance and Bath Efficient Program and Planning session.

clock February 12, 2010Faye Brookman

Brad Johns Studio.

Beauty Features

Snippets: Living Proof Names Sales Exec… Skin Lift…

Living Proof has named Jane Nugent to its new position of vice president, global sales.

clock February 12, 2010WWD Staff


Sephora Brings New Concept to Milan

Sephora will unveil a new retail concept on Feb. 24 in Italy.

clock February 12, 2010WWD Staff


Bird Handbags Sues Liz Claiborne

Former model Liz Carey files lawsuit against Liz Claiborne and Juicy Couture for trademark infringement.

clock February 12, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Fendi Wins Round in Burlington Dispute

Fendi in a legal feud with Burlington Coat Factory over a 23-year-old court order.

clock February 12, 2010Matthew Lynch


Retail Stocks Gain Thursday

S&P Retail Index rose 4.33 points, buoyed by a drop in first-time jobless claim and Greece bailout.

clock February 12, 2010Evan Clark

The Haiti billboard.


Kenneth Cole Cares… U.K. Titles Grow Slow… ‘The September Issue’ Redux…

Kenneth Cole has donated his West Side Highway billboard to highlight a new ad campaign.

clock February 12, 2010WWD Staff

Lisa Price and Richard Dantas

Human Resources

Dantas Named President and CEO of Carol’s Daughter

Executive was formerly president of Bliss.

clock February 12, 2010Julie Naughton

Nicholas Ratut, president of JV Fragrances & Skincare, John Varvatos and Givaudan perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux.

Human Resources

American Society of Perfumers Honors Three

Designer John Varvatos and perfumers Jack Mowen and James A. Krivda receive awards.

clock February 12, 2010Matthew W. Evans

Sylvie Chantecaille

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Chantecaille Plots Growth Plan

Sylvie Chantecaille is working to raise awareness of and protection of dolphins, while she expands her beauty company worldwide.

clock February 12, 2010Julie Naughton


Actor Ryan Reynolds Tapped by Hugo Boss

Ryan Reynolds will be the face of a new men’s fragrance launching within P&G Prestige Products’ Boss line.

clock February 12, 2010Susan Stone

Nicole Miller caps off a look.

Designer and Luxury

Bright Lights, Snowy City: New York Gets Ready for Fashion Week

As a blizzard whipped around Seventh Avenue, its designer denizens kept their eyes on the clothes and the upcoming shows.

clock February 12, 2010WWD Staff


Daily Stock Wrap: February 11, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock February 12, 2010WWD Staff

Ready To Wear

Charlotte Ronson Entering Chinese Market

Charlotte Ronson forms alliance with Hong Kong-based MH Concepts to open stores in Asia.

clock February 12, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Som Touch… Alexander Wang Takes Times Square.. California Dreaming…

Tommy Hilfiger’s fall 2010 collection, which closes New York Fashion Week next Thursday, will come with a special touch — that of Peter Som.

clock February 12, 2010WWD Staff


Burani Holdings Declared Bankrupt

A Mariella Burani runway show remains scheduled for March 1.

clock February 12, 2010Luisa Zargani

Alexander McQueen RTW Spring 2005

Designer and Luxury

Alexander McQueen: A Fashion Remembrance

Death sometimes initiates hyperbole of praise. This is not one of those times. Alexander McQueen was an artist.

clock February 12, 2010Bridget Foley

Alexander McQueen RTW Spring 1997

Fashion Features

Alexander McQueen: A London Man

One of a kind is a hackneyed phrase, but how else to sum up Alexander McQueen?

clock February 12, 2010James Fallon

Alexander McQueen RTW Spring 2005

Designer and Luxury

A Fine Romance

When McQueen went fanciful and romantic, he did so to breathtaking effect.

clock February 12, 2010Venessa Lau


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