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Joanna Sykes

Designer and Luxury

Joanna Sykes Tapped by Aquascutum

Designer’s influence to be felt in British label’s 2011 collections.

clock May 17, 2010Nina Jones

Jean Paul Gaultier's summer couture show in Moscow


Gaultier Takes Couture to Moscow

French designer shows in busy train station.

clock May 17, 2010Miriam Elder

Davis Factor, Budd Taylor, John Demsey, Fabrizio Freda and Dean Factor.

Beauty Features

Estee Lauder to Buy Smashbox Cosmetics

Estée Lauder Cos. nabs the photo-studio-born makeup company Smashbox, a company founded in 1996 by Dean and Davis Factor.

clock May 17, 2010Molly Prior and Rachel Brown


Retail Stocks Eke Out Gain Monday

Sector comes back from 2.1% mid-day drop.

clock May 17, 2010Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Jennifer Lopez in Gucci.


Vanity Fair and Gucci’s Bash in Cannes

Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Watts and Kate Beckinsale attended a star-studded bash in Cannes co-hosted by Vanity Fair and Gucci.

clock May 17, 2010WWD Staff


J Brand Taps Sotos for CFO Position

Former Jones Apparel Group Inc. chief financial officer Efthimios P. Sotos has joined premium denim company J Brand.

clock May 17, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Bottega Veneta Resort 2011

Fashion Show Reviews

Bottega Veneta Cruise 2011

For the Bottega Veneta cruise collection, architectural shapes reign, “a little Bauhaus, squared and then collapsing,” the designer notes.

clock May 17, 2010Bridget Foley

David Mohlomi Rantekoa

Government and Trade

African Trade Pact Missing the Mark

AGOA pact got off to a good start but many issues stalled momentum.

clock May 18, 2010Liza Casabona

Indian farm hands pluck cotton at a field in Badarkha village.

Government and Trade

India at Center of Cotton Conundrum

Indian government bans cotton exports to boost domestic apparel production.

clock May 18, 2010Mian Ridge

Miss Jackson’s Marks 100


Miss Jackson’s Marks 100th

The Oklahoma retailer Miss Jackson’s draws shoppers from Tulsa’s wealthiest neighborhoods.

clock May 18, 2010Sharon Edelson


Geiger Earns $13.5M in Last Year at Aero Helm

More than $8M came in form of cash payments.

clock May 18, 2010Arnold J. Karr and Alexandra Steigrad

Mitzi Gaynor


Mitzi Gaynor’s Encore

The 78-year-old show biz vet Mitzi Gaynor begins a two-week cabaret stint at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency.

clock May 18, 2010Venessa Lau

Anouchka Delon, Alain Delon and Claudia Cardinale


Alain Delon and Martin Scorsese at ‘The Leopard’ Screening

The screening of the restored version of Luchino Visconti’s classic film “The Leopard” was delayed.

clock May 18, 2010WWD Staff


Coach, Target Settle Case

Coach Inc., Target Corp. dismiss action alleging infringement of handbag designs.

clock May 18, 2010WWD Staff


People’s Liberation Cuts 1st-Qtr. Loss

People’s Liberation Inc. sees net sales climb 11 percent to $8.4 million.

clock May 18, 2010Alexandra Steigrad


L’Oréal Forecasts Strong Growth in China

L’Oreal plans to reach sales in China of at least 1 billion euros this year.

clock May 18, 2010Amanda Kaiser

A leather look from Paige.


Paige to Launch Leather Apparel

Premium denim label Paige expands offering.

clock May 18, 2010Holly Haber

A look from Zac Posen's fur collection.

Designer and Luxury

Funny Business: Zac Posen Fur Collection for Pologeorgis

Zac Posen is not giving up a bit of fun, even for the requisite luxury of his fur collection for Pologeorgis.

clock May 18, 2010WWD Staff

Textured styles and other bird-inspired pieces should be key trends next year.

Designer and Luxury

Trend Union Predicts Major Shifts for Fall

Trend Union’s Li Edelkoort recently delivered her “Taking Flight” presentation for fall-winter 2011-2012.

clock May 18, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg


Employment Down, Pedestrians Up in Garment Center

Fashion Center Business Improvement District held annual meeting last week.

clock May 18, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

The competition for jobs in the fashion/retail sector for new graduates continues to be highly competitive.


College Hiring Shows Slight Uptick

The prospects for new college graduates looking for fashion and retail jobs are improving.

clock May 18, 2010Lisa Lockwood

A still from "Sex and the City 2."

Fashion Features

‘Sex and the City 2’: From Downsizing to the Desert

Sex and the City 2 is generating plenty of hoopla. Costumer Patricia Field outfitted Sarah Jessica Parker in piles of Halston dresses.

clock May 18, 2010Jessica Iredale

Stefano Pilati

Fashion Scoops

YSL’s NY Excursion… Milan Men’s Fashion Week Loses a Few… MAC Does Disney…

Yves Saint Laurent is the latest French brand to take its cruise collection on the road — and to put it on a runway.

clock May 18, 2010WWD Staff

Diane von Furstenberg and Andre Leon Talley

Designer and Luxury

Diane von Furstenberg Receives Talley Lifetime Achievement Award

SCAD honors designer Diane von Furstenberg at student fashion show.

clock May 18, 2010Elizabeth Thurman

Isabella Blow


Isabella Blow Wardrobe Heads to Auction

Alexander McQueen designs and Philip Treacy millinery creations in Isabella Blow’s archive will go under the hammer in September at Christie’s South Kensington.

clock May 18, 2010Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

Balenciaga to Open in Hamptons

French fashion house Balenciaga is getting in on the Hamptons retail scene.

clock May 18, 2010Sharon Edelson


Memo Pad: Ad Pages Go Up and Down… In Lou Doillon’s View…

Fashion magazines are still in recovery mode, but things are looking up: most titles posted an increase in ad pages during the first half of 2010.

clock May 18, 2010WWD Staff


Gap to Open First Stores in Italy

Gap Inc. revealed plans to open the first Gap and Banana Republic stores in Italy this year.

clock May 18, 2010Luisa Zargani


Saks to Close Charleston Store

Saks Fifth Avenue will close by July its 33,000-square-foot store in the 225,000-square-foot Majestic Square development in Charleston, S.C.

clock May 18, 2010David Moin


Daily Stock Wrap: May 17, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock May 18, 2010WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

The emerging designers of the “We are Made in Italy – The Fab Five Bridge Builders” program


Five Black Designers to Know at Milan Fashion Week

clock 16hAlessandra Turra

Social Studies

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