Consumers, Get Ready: Inflation Could Return To the World of Fashion

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Life is getting more expensive in the fashion world, and consumers could get stuck with some of the bill. “The era of apparel deflation is now over,” said Richard Noll, chairman and CEO of Hanesbrands Inc.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business Features

Inflation Could Return To the World of Fashion

VF’s CEO Eric Wiseman sees “pause” in the economic recovery.

clock July 22, 2010Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Tod’s Sales Up 5.2% in Half

Tod’s SpA said revenues in the six months ended June 30 reached 377.5 million euros, or $502 million.

clock July 22, 2010Luisa Zargani

Tia Cibani

Designer and Luxury

Ports 1961’s Tia Cibani to Exit

Sister Fiona Cibani named creative director of the luxury brand, Ports 1961.

clock July 22, 2010Marc Karimzadeh

Vernon Jordan


Vernon Jordan’s Birthday Surprise

Bill Clinton’s confidante Vernon Jordan got a birthday surprise during lunch at the Four Seasons today.

clock July 22, 2010Amy Wicks

Aaron Schneider and Sissy Spacek


The Low Key Style of “Get Low” Stars

The Cinema Society and Sony Alpha Nex 5-sponsored a screening of “Get Low” with Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray.

clock July 22, 2010WWD Staff

Government and Trade

New Legislation Aims to Toughen Cosmetics Standards

Lawmakers and consumer advocacy groups squared off with the cosmetics industry’s main lobbying group.

clock July 23, 2010Kristi Ellis

Karmin’s Nightfall collection display.


Seasonal, Impulse Beauty Items Sought to Lift Sales

Retailers and manufacturers came to the cosmetics and sun care Efficient Program Planning Sessions looking for ideas that can snap shoppers into a buying mood.

clock July 23, 2010Faye Brookman

Paco Rabanne print ad.


Lady Million Set for Fall Launch

Paco Rabanne Parfums unveils a sister fragrance to its blockbuster 1 Million men’s scent.

clock July 23, 2010Jennifer Weil

The Love, Chloé ad.


Chloé Sends a Spritz of Love

Love, Chloé, the new women’s fragrance from Chloé, is a mix of something old and something new.

clock July 23, 2010Jennifer Weil

Mizu’s app.

Beauty Features

Snippets: Mizu New York’s App… Taylor Momsen in Galliano Scent Ad…

The founders of Mizu New York salon have created a customized application for the iPhone.

clock July 23, 2010WWD Staff

Lanvin's Marry Me ad.


Lanvin Pops the Question With Marry Me Scent

Lanvin and Inter Parfums, its fragrance license holder, will introduce Marry Me scent in late August.

clock July 23, 2010Brid Costello

Peter Arnell: After and before his weight loss.

Marketing and Promotion

Peter Arnell Reinvents Himself

Peter Arnell, advertising guru extraordinaire, has written a self-help book called “Shift” about how he lost 256 pounds.

clock July 23, 2010Lisa Lockwood

Marc Jacobs


Marc Jacobs Throws London Party for Bang Scent

The launch of Bang, Marc Jacobs’ latest fragrance, went off, well, with a bang at Harvey Nichols with Jesus Luz DJing the party.

clock July 22, 2010Brid Costello and Lucie Greene

Barista Bath & Body.

Marketing and Promotion

Cosmoprof Spotlights Beauty Rebound

Cosmoprof North America trade show revealed pockets of strengths in the beauty industry.

clock July 23, 2010Rachel Brown

OPI nail polish inspired from the film “Burlesque”.


Cosmoprof’s Scorching Beauty Trends

Some of Cosmoprof’s hot trends were frizz-free items, gel nails and media partnerships.

clock July 23, 2010Rachel Brown

Ray Bradbury


Ray Bradbury: A Brilliant Mind

Ray Bradbury shared memories of writing “Fahrenheit 451” in the early Fifties and some predictions.

clock July 23, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Kevin Kline


Kevin Kline Walks and Talks

Actor Kevin Kline discusses his role in “The Extra Man.” In the film, he plays a society walker who lives in squalor.

clock July 23, 2010Emily Holt

Katy Perry


Katy Perry Sparkles At Scent Soirée

Katy Perry unveiled Purr, her new fragrance, on Thursday evening at Manhattan’s Andaz Fifth Avenue.

clock July 22, 2010Julie Naughton

Damiani and John Galliano are partnering to produce jewelry.

Designer and Luxury

Damiani Confirms Galliano Jewelry Deal

The John Galliano jewelry collection melds luxury with the idea of a modern treasure trove.

clock July 23, 2010Alessandra Ilari


To The Point: A Digest of Recent Earnings Results

A digest of recent earnings results.

clock July 23, 2010WWD Staff


Magazine Ad Outlook Cloudy for ’10

Ad-page numbers at fashion magazines remain well below 2008 levels.

clock July 23, 2010Amy Wicks

Halle Berry

Fashion Scoops

Halle Berry to Play Shoe Addict… Shanghai Surprise… Hermès How-To…

Halle Berry, Vogue’s September cover girl, has been cast in the film “Shoe Addicts Anonymous.”

clock July 23, 2010WWD Staff

Alexander McQueen in 2006

Designer and Luxury

Alexander McQueen Memorial Set

A private memorial service for Lee Alexander McQueen will take place during London Fashion Week on Monday, Sept. 20.

clock July 23, 2010Samantha Conti


New York Times Posts Modest Gain… DVF’s Sunny Idea… YSL PR Shuffle…

New York Times Co. managed to eke out an increase in revenues for the first time in almost three years.

clock July 23, 2010WWD Staff

Erin Wasson + RVCA RTW Fall 2010

Designer and Luxury

Erin Wasson, Rvca Said Splitting

To hear the Rvca brass tell it, Erin Wasson has not left the building.

clock July 23, 2010Venessa Lau

Chloé’s Love, Chloé, Paco Rabanne’s Lady Million, and Lanvin’s Marry Me.


Love and Money

Lanvin’s Marry Me and Chloé’s Love, Chloé take on the romance side, while Paco Rabanne’s Lady Million addresses the wealth question.

clock July 23, 2010WWD Staff


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David Mahoney and Halston attend a benefit event at Bloomingdale's in New York City on September 21, 1976.


Outside View: Halston and Norton Simon’s David Mahoney

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