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Dovima with elephants, evening dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, August 1955.

Designer and Luxury

Dior Snaps up Avedon’s ‘Dovima’ Photo

Image of model with elephants sets record at Christie’s in Paris.

clock November 22, 2010Natasha Montrose

Rosario Dawson, Ginnifer Goodwin and Jessica Chastain


Derek Lam Lunches With Ladies for MOCA

The designer was the sole man at a long table full of ladies at Tod’s Beverly Hills boutique on Rodeo Drive Friday.

clock November 22, 2010WWD Staff

Jennifer Lopez and daughter Emme.


Gucci Celebrates Children’s Line at Rodeo Drive

Guests included Jessalyn Gilsig, Garcelle Beauvais, Julie Bowen and their tykes.

clock November 22, 2010WWD Staff

Ralph Esmerian being taken into custody Monday.


Ralph Esmerian Arrested in Fraud Case

Former Fred Leighton owner faces federal charges.

clock November 22, 2010Alexandra Steigrad


Li & Fung to Buy Oxford’s Apparel Unit for $121.7M

Division is Oxford Industries’ second largest.

clock November 22, 2010David Lipke

The shoes are available exclusively in Marc Jacobs stores, including online.

Fashion Scoops

Marc Jacobs’ Stinky Rat Slippers… Kim Kardashian Shapes Up

The designer has collaborated with Stubbs & Wootton for a line of the preppy footwear maker’s classic men’s slippers.

clock November 23, 2010WWD Staff

Vietnam has emerged as an alternative to China.

Government and Trade

Steering a New Course for Global Sourcing

Americans will be impacted by the rising price of cotton as the “recession lingers.

clock November 23, 2010Liza Casabona and Alexandra Steigrad

Government and Trade

Report Criticizes Cotton Subsidies

Fairtrade group says government subsidies hurt African nations.

clock November 23, 2010John Zarocostas

3.1 Phillip Lim’s silk and cotton trousers and wool and polyester top with Walter’s silk blouse and Camilla Skovgaard heels.

Fashion Trends

Cut Some Slack

Flared-leg trousers are back in sleek versions that have a little ­— or a lot — of tailored seventies style.

clock November 23, 2010Mayte Allende

Cosmoprof Asia

Beauty Features

Optimism At Cosmoprof Asia

Buyers and sellers crowded the 15th annual fair in Hong Kong, optimistic that conditions would continue to improve.

clock November 23, 2010Ellen Sheng

Alessandro Cremonesi


European Brands Struggle With Currency, Costs

A key issue is whether to pass along price increases or absorb them.

clock November 23, 2010WWD Staff

Nicole Richie

Fashion Features

Nicole Richie: Fashion, Family and More

The onetime reality TV star opens up about her life.

clock November 23, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Gap in Italy.


Gap Arrives in Italy

As part of its international expansion, the company opened its first store in Milan.

clock November 23, 2010Luisa Zargani


Oleg Cassini Bridal Opens in Istanbul

The brand wants to tap into the country’s busy wedding market.

clock November 23, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Allegra Hicks

Designer and Luxury

Allegra Hicks Grows Brand on Two Fronts

The designer has a new book and a capsule collection for West Elm.

clock November 23, 2010Samantha Conti


Memo Pad: Where Are They Now?

Dennis Freedman, former creative director of W, moved on when editor in chief Stefano Tonchi was brought in to revamp the title last year.

clock November 23, 2010WWD Staff

Kennedy Resigns PacSun Presidency

Business Features

PacSun Cuts Loss in Q3

Same-store sales rebound in men’s but still lag in women’s.

clock November 23, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Prosecutor Confirms Dolce, Gabbana Indictment

The designers’ legal strategy is uncertain.

clock November 23, 2010Luisa Zargani

A WWD kimono sketch.

Fashion Features

Oct. 10, 1923: Mah Girls

In fashion, anything can spark a trend — the latest film, gallery opening or chic political figure.

clock November 23, 2010Venessa Lau

Jean-Jacques Guiony

Human Resources

LVMH’s CFO to Take on Presidency of La Samaritaine

Jean-Jacques Guiony will be donning an additional hat as the company’s president.

clock November 22, 2010Miles Socha


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Nicole and Sofia Richie


Nicole Richie and Sofia Richie Discuss First Fashion Collaboration

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