Fashion Loves Power: Industry PACs Boost Funds for Democrats

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The fashion industry is clearly backing the party now in power in Congress — while hedging its bets in case the Republicans gain some ground.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Naomi Campbell - August, 2010

Fashion Scoops

Naomi Campbell’s Courtroom Attire

Model Naomi Campbell testifies at war crimes tribunal in demure knit ensemble by Azzedine Alaia.

clock August 5, 2010Samantha Conti and Miles Socha

The Dead Weather


Jack White Rocks Don Hill’s

Nur Khan and Paul Sevigny are turning the SoHo dive into their latest after-hours haunt.

clock August 5, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Polo Board OKs Additional Stock Buyback

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp has the authorization to buy back a total of $569 million of its own stock.

clock August 6, 2010Evan Clark

Vincent Cassel


Dining With Vincent Cassel

Parisian actor Vincent Cassel was guest of honor at a dinner at Savoy last night to promote his new films.

clock August 6, 2010WWD Staff

Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2010

Government and Trade

Design Piracy Bill Faces Legal Hurdles

Legal experts say a bill aimed at providing three years of copyright protection to “unique and original” designs could create legal chaos.

clock August 8, 2010Kristi Ellis and Vicki M. Young and Marc Karimzadeh

Atelier Minyon Ters Diamond Stackables in 24k gold and oxidized silver


Accessories Shows Highlight Industry Challenges

Accessories vendors and retailers attending trade shows said still treacherous economic conditions have forced them to seek ways to reduce costs.

clock August 9, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson


Toms Shoes Nears Charitable Milestone

Blake Mycoskie founded Toms Shoes in 2006 based on the idea of giving away much of his product for free in order to help children in need.

clock August 9, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson

T by Alexander Wang sports bra in polyester, rayon and spandex, worn with T’s cotton shorts and Cynthia Vincent sandals.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2011 Activewear Trend: Play Things

There’s more style than ever to the latest activewear pieces, whether the girls who wear them are spinning, cycling or just hanging out.

clock August 9, 2010Bobbi Queen

Malo Men's RTW Spring 2011

Designer and Luxury

Evanthe Buys Malo

The ministry of economic development sealed the acquisition of Malo by Tuscan-based luxury retail group Evanthe.

clock August 9, 2010Alessandra Ilari

All House seats and a third of the Senate’s are in play.

Government and Trade

Industry PACs Boost Funds for Dems

Retail apparel political action committees pour money into mid-term election, with Wal-Mart and Target spending the most.

clock August 9, 2010Kristi Ellis

Sheer rose-printed baby doll by Betsey Johnson Intimates at The Carole Hochman Design Group.


Intimates Executives Wary as Costs Rise

A resilient category feels intensifying pressure.

clock August 9, 2010Karyn Monget

Hats, Gloves and More

Intimate Notes: La Perla Shapes Up… Natori’s New Site…

La Perla will unveil its first line of shapewear, called ShapeCouture, on Sept. 4 at the Invista Inc. stand at the Mode City fair in Paris.

clock August 9, 2010WWD Staff

The Levi’s Curve ID launch is supported by the largest women’s advertising campaign in over a decade.


Levi’s Launches New Curve ID Fit System

Levi’s is introducing a new fit technology and subbrand on a global basis to its women’s jeans lineup this season.

clock August 9, 2010David Lipke

Kat Dennings and Jessica Chastain on the September W cover.


Memo Pad: On the W Watch… Alexander Wang Goes Multimedia…

Stefano Tonchi, the new editor in chief of W, talks about his changes to the magazine.

clock August 9, 2010WWD Staff

A Fornasetti candle.


United Perfumes to Launch Fornasetti Scent

Fornasetti Profumi per la Casa will hit shelves in September.

clock August 9, 2010Brid Costello


Today's Must Read

Tanger Outlets Riverhead is among Tanger's most productive centers.


Tanger Posts Q1 Profit as Traffic Trends Improve

clock 3hDavid Moin

Social Studies

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