Feeling the Squeeze: Rising Price of Gold Pressuring Jewelers

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Robin Domeniconi On Her Plans for Elle

It took a little while but Elle has found a new senior vice president and chief brand officer—Robin Domeniconi.

clock June 7, 2010Nick Axelrod


Wall Street Slammed Following Jobs Report

Retail stocks suffered their worst one-day drop in 15 months on Friday.

clock June 7, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Jessica Seinfeld


Jessica Seinfeld Keeps Her Cool

Despite 90 degree temps, the hostess gamely hopped on carnival rides with guests at the 4th annual Baby Buggy “Bedtime Bash.”

clock June 7, 2010WWD Staff

Kylie Minogue and Jean Paul Gaultier


Jean Paul Gaultier Honored at amfAR Gala

The amfAR New York Inspiration Gala drew a racy crowd with its “Black Tie/Black Leather” theme.

clock June 7, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Japan Distributor Orrizonti Goes Bankrupt

Company is the distributor for a series of international brands, including Ann Demeulemeester, Vivienne Westwood and Patrizia Pepe.

clock June 7, 2010WWD Staff

Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman

Government and Trade

Whitman Targets Economy in Calif. Race

Former eBay ceo faces off in Tuesday’s GOP gubernatorial primary.

clock June 7, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran


What’s Taking So Long at T?

Two weeks ago, The New York Times was thought to be close to naming a new editor in chief for T, its Sunday style supplement.

clock June 7, 2010Nick Axelrod

Gold rose from $279.03 in 2000 to $927.77 last year and $1,135.98 through May.

Designer and Luxury

Rising Price of Gold Pressures Jewelers

Economic and political uncertainty is expected to keep pushing up cost of gold.

clock June 7, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson

Jennifer Hudson


Jennifer Hudson’s New Tune

The Oscar winner plays the lead role in a biopic about Winnie Mandela.

clock June 7, 2010Joelle Diderich

Warren Kay


The Textile Retailer to the Stars

Warren Kay, whose clients include J. Lo and Ashley Olsen, is expanding his business

clock June 7, 2010Amanda FitzSimons

Fashion Scoops

Here Come the Bridesmaids… Star Power at CFDA Awards…

Cynthia Rowley kicked off her new bridesmaid dress collection at her Bleecker Street store on Thursday night, just in time for wedding season.

clock June 7, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Asprey Names Hoeksema Creative Director

Asprey has tapped a new creative director, accessories designer Bruce Hoeksema. Hoeksema is the former president of Valentino USA.

clock June 7, 2010Samantha Conti

A live-stream screenshot.


Oscar de la Renta on Live-streaming and Twitter

On Monday at 1 p.m., Oscar de la Renta’s 2011 resort runway show will broadcast in real time on the company’s live-stream channel.

clock June 7, 2010Rachel Strugatz

A Look from the first Nycked swimwear collection.


Lorenzo Martone Launches Swimwear Line

Marc Jacobs is about to get some friendly competition from his significant other, Lorenzo Martone.

clock June 7, 2010David Lipke

The 90210 cast.


Bebe Links with ‘90210’

Bebe Stores Inc. and CBS Consumer Products are partnering on a Bebe for 90210 contemporary clothing collection.

clock June 7, 2010David Moin

Evelyn Lauder at her Paris opening.

Beauty Features

Lauder Photo Exhibit Kicks Off in Paris

The show is slated to run through June 12 at Galeries Lafayette’s Galerie des Galeries exhibit.

clock June 7, 2010Jennifer Weil

Lara Stone in the Calvin Klein Jeans campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Calvin Klein in Exclusive With Lara Stone

The Calvin Klein contract may catapult Lara Stone, who is already one of the most sought-after models, into the fashion stratosphere.

clock June 7, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

The Gucci-designed iPad cases.

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Launches iPad Bag as PPR Ups Green Initiatives

Frida Giannini, one of the first designers to fashion a silver-etched iPod case, has now turned her focus to the iPad.

clock June 7, 2010Alessandra Ilari and Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Malo Attracts Multiple Bids

Four Italian parties are interested in buying the cashmere knitwear firm.

clock June 7, 2010Luisa Zargani

Mike Duke


Wal-Mart Downplays Apparel

Wal-Mart’s Mike Duke revealed that the international division this year hit the $100 billion sales mark.

clock June 7, 2010Sharon Edelson

Skin Care

Coop Group in Pact With Body Shop

The Coop Group inks master franchising agreement for The Body Shop in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and acquired The Body Shop Switzerland SA.

clock June 7, 2010Brid Costello


Today's Must Read

Mitsukoshi Ginza


With State of Emergency Lifted, Japan Begins Gradual Reopening

clock 9hKelly Wetherille

Social Studies