Penney’s Adopts Poison Pill To Thwart Ackman

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Jochen Zeitz

Business Features

PPR Promotes Zeitz

French conglomerate PPR gears up for its next transformation act.

clock October 18, 2010Miles Socha

Mélanie Laurent with Vahina Giocante.

Fashion Features

Coach Celebrates Arrival in France

Stars muse on appeal of the Big Apple.

clock October 18, 2010Katya Foreman


J.C. Penney Adopts Poison Pill to Thwart Ackman

J.C. Penney CEO Myron E. “Mike” Ullman 3rd plays defense against activist investor William Ackman.

clock October 18, 2010Evan Clark

Shoes from Nike and Undercover’s Jun Takahashi new line called Gyakusou.

Fashion Scoops

Nike Collaborates with Undercover

The collection, which includes running shorts, pants, shirts and shoes, will be released in Tokyo on Wednesday.

clock October 18, 2010WWD Staff

Stuart Weitzman

Human Resources

Stuart Weitzman Taps New Execs

Gaetano Sallorenzo has been named ceo of the footwear brand Stuart Weitzman.

clock October 18, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson

Loft RTW Spring 2011


Loft RTW Spring 2011

The collection amounted to a casual look of easy shirts paired with of-the-moment staples, such as trenches and tailored pieces with military touches.

clock October 18, 2010WWD Staff

Diego Della Valle

Designer and Luxury

Diego Della Valle Partners With La Scala

Tod’s ceo Diego Della Valle is bringing Italy’s symbol of culture, the La Scala theater, to Asia, Russia and the Middle East.

clock October 19, 2010Luisa Zargani

Business Features

Bain Sees Luxury Growing 10 Percent

Bain & Co. partner Claudia D’Arpizio cites “a strong rebound in the confidence of luxury consumers.”

clock October 19, 2010Luisa Zargani

Damien Hirst and Maia Norman


Frieze Fair Draws Fashionable Crowd

Damien Hirst proved that his work is still able to attract big bucks. Also, Dairy exhibition space drew Tom Ford, Dasha Zhukova and Camilla Al Fayed.

clock October 19, 2010Nina Jones

Designer and Luxury

Moncler on Track for IPO

Italian outwear brand Moncler could list by June, according to sources.

clock October 19, 2010Kerry Olsen


Sixty SpA Gets New CEO

Pietro Bongiovanni succeeds Renato Rossi.

clock October 19, 2010Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Promotes Manley

Sarah Manley has been named chief marketing officer at Burberry.

clock October 19, 2010Samantha Conti

The Ting Tings


Tommy Hilfiger: The Music Man

Tommy Hilfiger’s connection to the music world is seemingly so innate that he and Rihanna popped on the same name for their latest productions: Loud.

clock October 19, 2010Melissa Drier and Susan Stone

Yohji Yamamoto

Fashion Features

Barbican Lauds Japanese Fashion

Exhibit showcases Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe and Yohji Yamamoto’s most influential pieces.

clock October 19, 2010Nina Jones


David Jones Settles Harassment Case

Australian retailer pays up $837,650 to plaintiff Kristy Fraser-Kirk.

clock October 19, 2010Patty Huntington


Golden Gate Exploring Options for Orchard Brands

Retail stocks start week off on down note.

clock October 19, 2010Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

Derek Lam and Jenna Lyons

Designer and Luxury

Derek Lam Considering More Stores

Designer Derek Lam also said he is open to potential collaborations with retailers “like Topshop.”

clock October 19, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

The Darby, a restaurant-cum-cabaret that has already hosted Beyoncé Knowles’ birthday party, opens to the public in November in New York.


Feast for the Eye: The Darby Set to Bow in November

The restaurant, modeled after El Morocco and Copacabana, is about to become one of the more entertaining places to live it up.

clock October 19, 2010David Lipke

Rima Al-Sabah, Jill Biden and Salam Al-Sabah


Teresa Heinz Kerry and Maggie Daley Honored in DC

Kuwait Ambassador Salam Al-Sabah and his wife Rima hosted a dinner for both women who have been battling breast cancer.

clock October 19, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Oct. 21, 1987: Crash Impact

After the stock market crashed, “society’s bulls and bears” weighed in.

clock October 19, 2010Venessa Lau

Fashion Features

Obit: Martin ‘Sonny’ Schlossberg, 74

A dress manufacturer, Martin Schlossberg, whose career spanned more than 40 years died Oct. 6.

clock October 19, 2010William Cotto

Jean Yu

Designer and Luxury

Only Yu: Designer Jean Yu Launching Basics

The designer Jean Yu, best known for her ultrafragile and meticulously crafted lingerie and separates, tries a new tack.

clock October 19, 2010Venessa Lau

The Christian Dior campaign featuring Marion Cotillard.


Memo Pad: Dior’s Shades of Gray… No Deal at the Daily Beast…

Gray, the emblematic color of Christian Dior, is also the theme of the next Marion Cotillard-fronted campaign.

clock October 19, 2010WWD Staff

A look from Harriet Winter Fall 1981.

Designer and Luxury

Harriet Winter Dies at 83

The designer passed away Saturday at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

clock October 19, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Phillip Lim’s first Far East fashion show.

Fashion Scoops

Phillip Lim in the Far East… Gucci Gucci Goo… Nicole Miller’s Dark View…

On Saturday, Phillip Lim held his first fashion show in Asia.

clock October 19, 2010WWD Staff

Michelle Obama

Fashion Features

Michelle Obama’s Manhattan Moment

Michelle Obama jetted to a cocktail hour fundraiser at Donna Karan’s apartment, attended by Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg and Isaac Mizrahi.

clock October 19, 2010Marc Karimzadeh and Matthew Lynch


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