Is Shock Value Over? Brands Push the Edge Of Explicit Ad Images

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Madonna Badger

Beauty Features

Execs Say Empathy and Social Media Are Key

Madonna Badger, founder of Badger and Winters Group, and Jodi Kahn, executive vice president of iVillage Networks advised innovation through empathy.

clock June 11, 2010Faye Brookman

Gwyneth Paltrow


Ralph Lauren Hosts Wimbledon Party in London

Stars come out ahead of opening of tennis championships.

clock June 18, 2010WWD Staff

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ashley Olsen


Yves Saint Laurent Parties for Opium

If Yves Saint Laurent execs want a new generation to embrace its iconic Seventies fragrance, Belle D’Opium, they made that clear at the perfume’s relaunch.

clock June 18, 2010Amanda FitzSimons

Carlos Mota


Celebrating Carlos Mota: Chic but Not Cheap

Carlos Mota has been feeling similarly spent these days, as he’s been promoting his new book, “Flowers: Chic and Cheap.”

clock June 18, 2010Emily Holt

Fashion Scoops

CFDA Welcomes 25 New Members

Waris Ahluwalia, Rebecca Minkoff, Bibhu Mohapatra, Sophie Theallet and George Esquivel are new inductees to the CFDA.

clock June 18, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Morgan Freeman

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Dolce & Gabbana

Morgan Freeman clocked his first appearance at a fashion show, and was greeted with rapturous applause as he arrived at the Dolce & Gabbana show.

clock June 19, 2010WWD Staff

Tom Nicon on the Burberry runway.

Fashion Features

Tragedy in Milan: Model Found Dead

Designers pay tribute to Tom Nicon, 22, who was a regular on the Milan runway.

clock June 20, 2010WWD Staff

An online ad for the Gilly Hicks intimates brand by Abercrombie & Fitch


Does Sex Sell?

Advertising and marketing in the Internet age is more explicit than ever.

clock June 21, 2010Karyn Monget and Sarah Haight

A shoe from Vionnet’s new collection.

Fashion Features

Vionnet’s Italian Pair

As he continues to remake French fashion house Vionnet, Matteo Marzotto has enlisted a countryman to speed the process along: Giuseppe Zanotti.

clock June 21, 2010Sarah Haight

Riccardo Tisci

Fashion Features

Givenchy Bids Goodbye to Couture Runway

Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci to show high fashion collection by appointment to ramp up exclusive cachet.

clock June 21, 2010Miles Socha


MacDowell Tapped as Fashion Bug President

Johnson joins firm in key merchandising role as Levitt leaves.

clock June 21, 2010Arnold J. Karr


Bettencourt Files Complaint

Liliane Bettencourt, the 87-year-old daughter of L’Oréal’s founder, lodged a complaint for “infringement of privacy,” “theft” and “false” testimony” on Friday.

clock June 21, 2010Jennifer Weil

Human Resources

Norman Fass, Apparel Manufacturer, Dies at 80

Norman Fass, a former apparel manufacturer, died June 12 in Hackensack Hospital Hospice in Hackensack, N.J. He was 80.

clock June 21, 2010William Cotto


Retail Stocks Retreat for Week

The S&P Retail Index declined 0.95 points, Dow rose 16.45 points.

clock June 21, 2010Evan Clark


Memo Pad: Time Taps Frederick… Polyvore Gets Linked…

Time magazine on Friday tapped longtime reporter and editor Jim Frederick to oversee its Web site.

clock June 21, 2010WWD Staff

Matt Harvey


Wimbledon’s Official Poet

Brit Matt Harvey will spend two weeks composing verse about the tennis tournament and performing on the grounds.

clock June 21, 2010Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

Q&A: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana talk about the past, the present and the future of their men’s wear business.

clock June 21, 2010Alessandra Ilari

Queen Rania at Princess Victoria of Sweden's wedding celebration.

Fashion Scoops

Royal Flush in Stockholm… An Expectant Stella McCartney…

Queen Rania of Jordan and Queen Paola of Belgium wore Armani to Saturday’s wedding in Stockholm for Crown Princess Victoria.

clock June 21, 2010WWD Staff


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