U.S. Manufacturing Showing Signs of Life

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A confluence of issues is pointing to an uptick in domestic production.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLESClick here for WWDStyle

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Financial

Perry Ellis To Buy Rafaella

The purchase price includes $70M and warrants to purchase company stock.

clock January 7, 2011Evan Clark

Joan Vass

Human Resources

Joan Vass, Designer, Dies at 85

She was known for her iconoclastic spirit and inventive knitwear designs.

clock January 7, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Emmanuelle Alt

Media

Emmanuelle Alt to Head French Vogue

The new editor will succeed Carine Roitfeld at the helm of the title effective Feb. 1.

clock January 7, 2011Miles Socha

Retail

Ken Mangone Succeeds Peter McGrath at J.C. Penney

The incoming executive vice president of product development and sourcing will report to the retailer’s chairman and ceo Myron Ullman 3rd.

clock January 10, 2011David Moin

American Apparel is one of the largest U.S. manufacturers.

Government and Trade

U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Showing Signs of Life

A confluence of issues is pointing to an uptick in domestic production.

clock January 10, 2011Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona and Arthur Friedman and Khanh T.L. Tran

Marco Zanini

Designer and Luxury

Rochas Debuts Pre-Fall Collection

The move is another strategic step toward rebuilding the label that garnered much acclaim in its previous incarnation.

clock January 10, 2011Marc Karimzadeh and Alessandra Turra

Lanvin Pre-Fall 2011

Fashion Trends

Pre-Fall 2011 Trend: Standing Pretty

Chic goes in multiple ways, from Nina Ricci to Alexander Wang.

clock January 10, 2011WWD Staff

Sportswear

Tommy Hilfiger Strengthens Ties With Music Industry

MESH is in negotiations with Universal Music Group to develop apparel lines for some of Bravado’s entertainment clients.

clock January 10, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Financial

Financo Forum Taking a Tech Turn

This year’s event will feature executives from Facebook, Rue La La and Google, among others.

clock January 10, 2011David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Authority Details Hermès Ruling

AMF issued a report late Friday shedding light on its decision to grant Hermès International an exemption from buying out minority shareholders.

clock January 10, 2011Joelle Diderich

Products

Unilever Enters Partnership With Molecular Design Co.

BioLeap will work on projects for the consumer goods giant related to the biology of ageing.

clock January 10, 2011Nina Jones

Gwyneth Paltrow

Watches

Gwyneth Paltrow Clocks Face Time for Baume & Mercier

The actress has signed on as a brand ambassador for the Swiss watchmaker.

clock January 10, 2011Jessica Iredale

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Edgar Huber

Beauty

Sue Nabi Makes Hires at Coty, Edgar Huber to Exit Business

clock 9hAllison Collins

Social Studies

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