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Ralph Lauren’s new men’s scent quartet, the Big Pony Collection, is inspired by the designer’s shirt line of the same name.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Alek Wek


Ushering in Summer With the Whitney Contemporaries

The annual Whitney Contemporaries’ Art Party is not for timid wallflowers.

clock June 10, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

Retail stocks.


Retail Stocks Jump Thursday

Good news on job front and signs of vitality in Chinese exports buoyed investors.

clock June 11, 2010Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr and Liza Casabona

Kim Kardashian

Beauty Features

FiFi Award Winners Announced

Beauty winners at the FiFi Awards include Usher, Halle by Halle Berry and Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.

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Neiman Rating Raised, Barneys Unchanged

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service took Barneys off CreditWatch without changing its “CCC” rating.

clock June 11, 2010Arnold J. Karr


Daily Stock Wrap: June 10, 2010

The day’s gainers and losers.

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Marcia Kilgore

Beauty Features

Kilgore Hunts for the Next Big Thing

Marcia Kilgore — the beauty guru who has developed everything from face cream to fragrance to footwear — is rooting for the little guy with the big idea.

clock June 11, 2010Brid Costello

Corinne Jacques

Beauty Features

Russia Rising

Rive Gauche is the second-largest perfumery chain in Russia, but the company’s irrepressible VP Corinne Jacques aims for first place.

clock June 11, 2010Pete Born

Uma Thurman in the Donna Karan-designed Key to the Cure T-shirt.

Designer and Luxury

Uma Thurman Named Ambassador to Key to the Cure

Uma Thurman and Donna Karan help Saks Fifth Avenue’s annual initiative for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

clock June 11, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Philip Shearer

Beauty Features

The Dos and The Don’ts

Philip Shearer, chief executive officer of the Paris-based Clarins Group, took an even-handed view in pointing out some industry strengths.

clock June 11, 2010Pete Born

Models display the season’s looks onstage and in a CFDA video.

Fashion Features

A Difference of Opinion

I beg to differ with my crabby colleagues about the CFDA Awards on Monday night.

clock June 11, 2010Bridget Foley

Ashley Smith with André.

Fashion Scoops

Rock Stars… Will Thierry Mugler Mugler Hire Gareth Pugh?…

At a party Wednesday night in Paris, model Ashley Smith said she had just wrapped campaigns for Levi’s and Sisley.

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Christina Miller, Janice Weinman, Liz Lange, Mindy Grossman and Elyse Kroll.


KIDS Honorees Elyse Kroll, Liz Lange

Keynoter Silda Wall Spitzer, wife of the former New York Governor, issued a call to action.

clock June 11, 2010David Moin

The Bay’s Bonnie Brooks with Leonard Lauder.


Lauder’s Guggenheim Gala

More than 300 retailers and apparel industry executives were treated to dinner in the museum’s rotunda.

clock June 11, 2010Jean E. Palmieri


Joking Around at the Mirror Awards… Newsweek Update… Rowley’s Road Trip…

Katie Couric poked fun at The New Yorker table during the Mirror Awards — i.e., a media-industry love-in — at The Plaza Hotel yesterday.

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Ralph Lauren


Lauren’s Big Pony Scents Target Younger Men

With his new Big Pony fragrance collection, Ralph Lauren is making a departure and leading a quartet of scents aimed at young, hip men.

clock June 11, 2010Julie Naughton

Mike Bloom

Beauty Features

CVS Comes Calling

Mike Bloom, vice president of merchandising and supply chain, talks about CVS’ Beauty 360concept at the summit.

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Fabrizio Freda

Human Resources

Freda’s Fresh Vision

Fabrizio Freda, president and chief executive officer of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., kicked off the WWD Beauty CEO Summit.

clock June 11, 2010Jenny B. Fine

Gina Drosos, Jory des Jardins, Fred Mossler, Kevin Kells and B. Bonin Bough.

Beauty Features

Digital Directive

One of the most highly anticipated and penetrating presentations at the summit was a panel discussion on digital marketing led by Virginia C. Drosos.

clock June 11, 2010Pete Born

Ed Shirley

Beauty Features

Shirley Shows His Team Spirit

Ed Shirley proved he’s a team player while delivering a keynote speech with the theme Rising Tides.

clock June 11, 2010Jenny B. Fine

Moderator Jenny B. Fine, Mindy Grossman, Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute.

Beauty Features

Mary J. Blige on Nontraditional Marketing

Mary J. Blige is set to turn the traditional fragrance distribution model on its ear this summer with her first fragrance, My Life.

clock June 11, 2010Julie Naughton

Joe Magnacca

Beauty Features

Duane Reade Looks to Europe for Inspiration

SVP Joe Magnacca talks about the drugstore chain’s upscale moves.

clock June 11, 2010Molly Prior

Muriel Gonzalez

Beauty Features

Macy’s Reacts to Changing Consumer Shopping Habits

The continually challenging economy has forced even the largest merchants to rethink their strategies.

clock June 11, 2010Julie Naughton

Carmen Bauza

Beauty Features

Wal-Mart’s Bauza Calls for Revolutionary Change

Wal-Mart’s Carmen Bauza issued a challenge to beauty and retail executives: Unshackle their companies from an antiquated business model to drive growth.

clock June 11, 2010Molly Prior

George Cleary and Ed Shirley

Beauty Features

WWD Beauty Summit: Talk at the Top

Beauty industry leaders discuss the state of business at the CEO Summit in Palm Beach.

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François-Xavier Fenart

Beauty Features

Brazil as Beauty Paradise

Brazil is a burgeoning beauty mecca, according to François-Xavier Fenart, president and chief executive officer of L’Oréal Brazil.

clock June 11, 2010Jennifer Weil


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