Polet Exits Gucci as PPR Slims Down

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Robert Polet, president and chief executive officer from Unilever’s ice cream and frozen foods division, is winding down his tenure at the world’s third-largest luxury conglomerate.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Robert Polet

Business Features

Robert Polet Steps Down at Gucci Group

Executive’s departure announced as PPR’s net income surges 55.8 percent.

clock February 17, 2011Miles Socha

Kate Spade accessories.

Financial

Liz Claiborne Cuts Loss

Kate Spade is the one breakout star that just might be the company’s saving grace.

clock February 17, 2011Evan Clark

Lip Balm from Revlon.

Financial

Tax Benefit Boosts Revlon Net

Revlon said efforts are under way to improve the U.S. business, including revamping in-store displays with new graphics and tweaks in layout.

clock February 17, 2011Molly Prior and Alexandra Steigrad

Cate Blanchett in Balenciaga

Parties

A Night at the Museum With Van Cleef & Arpels

Cate Blanchett, Piper Perabo, Waris Ahluwalia and Blake Lively all turned out to the after-hours cocktail reception.

clock February 17, 2011WWD Staff

Michael Kors and Carmen Kass

Parties

Michael Kors Rings in 30th Anniversary

The designer was misting up during Judy Collins’ rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

clock February 17, 2011WWD Staff

Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough

Parties

Proenza Schouler Parties at the Pyramid

Chloë Sevigny, Tara Subkoff, Terry Richardson and Olivier Zahm joined Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez at The Pyramid Club in New York’s East Village.

clock February 17, 2011WWD Staff

Reed Krakoff's flagship store at 831 Madison Avenue.

Human Resources

Valérie Hermann Headed to Reed Krakoff as CEO

Outgoing Yves Saint Laurent chief will join the New York-based brand effective April 1.

clock February 17, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

The HauteLook.com home page.

Business Features

Nordstrom Buys HauteLook for $270M

Retailer also reports 35 percent increase in profits.

clock February 17, 2011David Moin

Elisa Sednaoui

Parties

The Last Magazine Outlasts Fashion Week

The mood at the dinner party at Indochine on Wednesday night was lighthearted.

clock February 17, 2011WWD Staff

Kerry Washington, Zoe Saldana and Kate Bosworth

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Calvin Klein

Kerry Washington, Zoe Saldana and Kate Bosworth were all spotted front row at the designer’s fall show.

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Designer and Luxury

Dolce, Gabbana Hearing Ends in Postponement

A source said the hearing was deferred because “the defendants’ lawyers asked for more time to draw their conclusions.”

clock February 18, 2011Luisa Zargani

Behind the scenes at the Viva Glam ad campaign shoot.

Color Cosmetics

What Drives Lady Gaga

The outré celebrity chats with WWD on songwriting, social justice, sex education and her second soul.

clock February 18, 2011Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Carmen Bauza, Muriel Gonzalez and Carlotta Jacobson.

Human Resources

Wal-Mart, Macy’s Execs Share Stage

Carmen Bauza and Muriel Gonzalez spoke at the Cosmetic Executive Women Newsmaker Forum.

clock February 18, 2011Andrea Nagel

The Vitamin C Facial Radiance Kit for Sephora.

Body Care

Sephora to Sell Body Shop Items

Partnership supplies retailer with a natural and eco-minded skin care brand.

clock February 18, 2011Andrea Nagel

Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Retailers Praise New York Glamour

It seems as if everybody got the memo about ladylike and polished looks for fall.

clock February 18, 2011Sharon Edelson

Chucs Dive & Mountain Shop

Designer and Luxury

Charles Finch Does Fashion

London public relations man’s brand is inspired by the style of his sporty forefathers.

clock February 18, 2011Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

Media

Memo Pad: Chris Anderson Shares a Secret… Crunching Britain’s ABC Numbers…

Wired editor in chief Chris Anderson spoke before a group of journalism students at Columbia University on Thursday.

clock February 18, 2011WWD Staff

The new A*Men campaign starring athlete Oscar Pistorius.

Fashion Scoops

Oscar Pistorius New Face of A*Men… Joan Rivers’ Clever Quips…

South African double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius will be the new face of A*Men, Thierry Mugler’s men’s scent.

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Accessories

EXCLUSIVE: Tiffany & Co. Reveals 2025 Sustainability Plan…

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Social Studies