What Tough Economy? Houses Say Couture Sales Booming

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Trial Date Pending in Banier Case

The criminal court ordered supplementary information for the case pitting Françoise Bettencourt Meyers against François-Marie Banier.

clock July 1, 2010Jennifer Weil

Dree Hemingway


Ferragamo Fetes New Fragrance

Ferragamo commemorated the U.S. release of its Attimo perfume.

clock July 1, 2010Amanda FitzSimons

Business Features

Ralph Lauren’s Pay Reaches $27.7M

Polo founder and CEO Ralph Lauren sees 25.7% increase in total compensation.

clock July 2, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Willy Ronis’ “Fondamente Nuove, Venice” from 1959.


The Paris Scene

A look at what’s happening in Paris.

clock July 1, 2010WWD Staff

An item from Mirage Cosmetics' Sinful line.


Value, Color Propels Sinful’s Success

Mirage’s Sinful brand growth driven by speed to market, trendiness and value proposition.

clock July 2, 2010WWD Staff

Avon Anew Clinical Luminosity Pro Brightening Serum, Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Corrector,  Dr. Brandt Laser A-Peel, Dr. Denni Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel


New Category of Skin Care Emerges

Products formulated with ingredients intended to mimic the effects of professional laser treatments are consumers’ latest at-home remedy.

clock July 2, 2010Molly Prior

Angela Kinsey and the mirror

Marketing and Promotion

Clairol Lures Commuters With ‘Talking’ Mirror

Clairol Nice ’n Easy Root Touch Up is still looking to shake up things in the category.

clock July 2, 2010Andrea Nagel

Clean Scene items.

Color Cosmetics

Murad Expands Offerings With Teen, Makeup Lines

Murad is introducing Clean Scene, a skin care line, and Hybrids, a treatment cosmetics line that hit stores last month.

clock July 2, 2010Rachel Brown

The new ad, featuring Dree Hemingway.


Ferragamo to Launch Attimo Scent

Ferragamo’s latest scent Attimo, which means “a moment,” targets a younger consumer.

clock July 2, 2010Kerry Olsen

MAC’s Venomous Villains.

Color Cosmetics

MAC, Disney Team for Villains Collection

Mac Cosmetics to roll out makeup inspired by Cruella De Vil of “101 Dalmations” fame and the Evil Queen from “Snow White.

clock July 2, 2010Julie Naughton

An image from the Gucci Guilty ad campaign.


Gucci Pleading Guilty With New Women’s Scent

Gucci Guilty is aimed at a young, social-networking consumer.

clock July 2, 2010Kerry Olsen

Daphne Guinness in the fall campaign for Nars

Color Cosmetics

Daphne Guinness to Headline Nars Campaign

Heiress Daphne Guinness is back for a second role with François Nars: makeup muse.

clock July 2, 2010Julie Naughton

Business Features

Tepper to Join Kurt Geiger

Bergdorf Goodman’s Scott Tepper will take up the post of head of buying for external brands at British footwear retailer Kurt Geiger.

clock July 2, 2010Samantha Conti

Queen Rania in Stéphane Rolland haute couture.

Designer and Luxury

Small Couture Houses Raise Profiles

Stéphane Rolland, who counts Rihanna and Beyoncé among his fans, said dressing Queen Rania can have a bigger impact on sales.

clock July 2, 2010Katya Foreman

A look from Pippa.


Bloomingdale’s to Launch Pippa Brand

French Connection has developed a new brand, Pippa, and Bloomingdale’s will have the exclusive on the fall launch.

clock July 2, 2010David Moin


Newsweek’s New Bidder… Anne Christensen Leaves T… Over at Glamour…

According to sources, Avenue Capital Group has submitted an offer for Newsweek.

clock July 2, 2010WWD Staff

A sketch of the next Armani Prive couture collection

Designer and Luxury

Couture Houses See Demand Rise

Chanel, Christian Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier report strong rebound in couture sales.

clock July 2, 2010Miles Socha

Views of the new Dior store in Las Vegas.

Designer and Luxury

Dior Opening Fourth Las Vegas Store

Dior unit at CityCenter’s Crystals features women’s and men’s.

clock July 2, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Victoria Beckham

Fashion Scoops

Victoria Beckham’s Got Range… Cole Porter… Dita’s Drink…

Victoria Beckham was named creative design executive at Range Rover.

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David Suliteanu


Sephora Enters South America

In related move, LVMH buys 70 percent of the Rio de Janeiro-based online retailer Sack’s.

clock July 2, 2010Pete Born

Massimiliano Giornetti

Designer and Luxury

Ferragamo Names Giornetti Creative Director

The Salvatore Ferragamo Group has named Massimiliano Giornetti creative director for all product lines.

clock July 2, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg


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Nicole and Sofia Richie


Nicole Richie and Sofia Richie Discuss First Fashion Collaboration

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Social Studies

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