Nouveaus vs. Aristos: LVMH, Hermès Battle Shows Culture Clash

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France’s latest corporate saga has it all: two of the nation’s richest families, acrimony and more than a soupçon of snobbism.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Gramicci Names New Design Chief

James Sowins has been named director of design for Gramicci, an outdoor apparel brand.

clock November 24, 2010WWD Staff

Daria Werbowy as Artemis.


Karl Lagerfeld Unveils Pirelli Calendar in Moscow

Julianne Moore among those depicted as deities from ancient Rome and Greece.

clock November 30, 2010Kevin O’Flynn


Consumer Confidence Hits Highest Level in Five Months

Expectations component jumps to highest level since May.

clock November 30, 2010Vicki M. Young and Evan Clark

Herman Komar


Herman Komar, Former President, The Komar Co., Dies at 99

The executive helped build $500 million innerwear firm.

clock November 30, 2010Karyn Monget

Allen Brill


Allen Brill, CEO of Rolex USA, Dies at 64

The executive was a more than 30-year veteran of the watch brand.

clock November 30, 2010Lauren Benet Stephenson


Memo Pad: Not an Apple of Its Eye

Readers trying to access the latest issue of The New Yorker on the iPad were running into a bit of a problem until early this afternoon.

clock November 30, 2010John Koblin

Beauty Features

Judith Leiber to Re-Enter Fragrance Business

Continuing the brand’s president Mary Gleason’s strategy of recharging the venerable handbag line.

clock December 1, 2010Julie Naughton

Mondo Guerra, Cheyenne Jackson, Liza Minnelli and Kenneth Cole ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday.

Fashion Scoops

amfAR Meets Wall Street… Another Trio for Louis Vuitton… Bedbugs at Juicy…

In honor of World AIDS Day today, amfAR made its way to Wall Street and rang the opening bell.

clock December 1, 2010WWD Staff

Rubin Singer’s sequined nylon mesh dress.

Fashion Trends

Blank Statement

Next season, expect the little white dress to be the new statement piece.

clock December 1, 2010Mayte Allende

Bernard Arnault

Designer and Luxury

Hermes v. LVMH: A French Battle

France’s latest corporate saga has it all: two of the nation’s richest families, acrimony and more than a soupçon of snobbism.

clock December 1, 2010Joelle Diderich and Miles Socha

A Hermès store.

Designer and Luxury

Dissecting the LVMH Strategy

Analysts and executives say it may take a few years to determine if the group will be able to win control of Hermès.

clock December 1, 2010WWD Staff

Julie Macklowe


Julie Macklowe as Fashion Backer

Investor, a reluctant socialite, rolls up sleeves and jumps into industry.

clock December 1, 2010Evan Clark


J. Crew Deal Faces Hurdles

Investors, lawyers continuing to probe terms, price.

clock December 1, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Gael Greene

Fashion Features

May 29, 1971: The Insatiable Ms. Greene

In advance of tonight’s debut of “Top Chef All-Stars,” WWD offers a culinary treat of its own: a May 28, 1971, interview with acclaimed food critic Gael Greene.

clock December 1, 2010Venessa Lau

Carrefour store


Carrefour to Restate Charges Regarding Brazil Audit

The world’s second-largest retailer said that they would now be tallied as nonoperating income.

clock December 1, 2010Joelle Diderich

Elie Tahari Pre-Fall 2011

Fashion Trends

Pre-Fall Trend: A Little Sophistication

Day and cocktail looks have a grown-up, often ladylike, air for pre-fall.

clock December 1, 2010WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Greenpeace Report Cites Toxins in Chinese Factory Towns

Heavy metals found in soil and water in two towns in Guangdong province.

clock December 1, 2010Kathleen E. McLaughlin


Today's Must Read

Talitha Getty by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris, February 1970.


Saint Laurent Acquires Major Private Collection of Vintage YSL Clothes

clock 9hJoelle Diderich

Social Studies