Luxury’s Rebound Seen Withstanding Japan Crisis

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Overview

Investors remained on a knife’s edge, pushing stock markets down in the U.S., Europe and Asia even as the consensus was that the disaster in Japan would have no long-term impact on luxury markets.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The exterior of Tiffany & Co.'s new Tokyo flagship in Ginza.

Financial

Luxury’s Rebound Expected to Withstand Japan Crisis

Investors in the U.S. and Europe remained jittery Wednesday.

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Designer and Luxury

Givenchy Couture Taps Susan Whiteley as CEO

She succeeds Fabrizio Malverdi, who is moving over to Christian Dior next month to head up Dior Homme.

clock March 16, 2011Miles Socha

Marc Jacobs

Fashion Scoops

CFDA Fashion Award Nominees Set

Lady Gaga, Marc Jacobs to get special awards.

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Z Zegna’s wool and mohair jacket, Adam Kimmel’s cotton twill shirt and Dolce & Gabbana’s wool pants. Missoni knit tie; The Tie Bar tie bar.

Fashion Features

Men’s Trend: Rock the Suit

Fashion and function blend perfectly in this season’s tailored clothing offering.

clock March 17, 2011Alex Badia

A look from Jay Kos

Retail

Jay Kos to Relocate This Summer

The new downtown Manhattan store, slated to open in June, will feature a custom-designed kitchen.

clock March 17, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Textiles

Astor & Black Gets New Partner

The custom clothier, founded in 2005 by David Schottenstein, has received an undisclosed investment by private equity firm Castanea Partners.

clock March 17, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Business Features

Preview: WWD Men’s Wear CEO Summit

Uncovering key opportunities at retail and the advantages of designer collaborations will be among the topics addressed by top industry figures.

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Financial

Stat Fact: Men’s Wear Sales

The increase in U.S. men’s wear sales during the three months ended Jan. 31.

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People

Man of the Week: Steve Lavin

St. John’s basketball coach is screaming for a fashion makeover.

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Dominic Fumusa

People

Boy’s Night Out With Dominic Fumusa

The actor tells WWD why his character would fall for Nurse Jackie on the award-winning Showtime series.

clock March 17, 2011Jessica Iredale

David Schwimmer

Parties

Hollywood Turns Out for Stuart House Benefit

Annual charity event hosted by John Varvatos raised more than $500,000 for the organization.

clock March 17, 2011Anne Riley-Katz

Looks from Azzedine Alaïa’s fall line.

Designer and Luxury

Azzedine Alaïa on Fashion’s Pace

“It’s too much: too many collections; too much pressure,” the designer said at a showroom presentation of his fall line.

clock March 17, 2011Miles Socha and Laurent Folcher

Gucci RTW Fall 2011

Fashion Features

Fall 2011 Trend:The Serpent and the Rainbow

Snakeskin got splashed in bold hues for fall.

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The Boss Selection installation at Pitti Uomo.

Designer and Luxury

Hugo Boss Steps Up Expansion Strategy

German brand is building on a record year.

clock March 17, 2011Melissa Drier

Co-branded footwear with PF Flyers.

Retail

Freemans Sporting Club Headed West

The hip New York retailer will open its first West Coast store next month in San Francisco in the Mission District.

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The stores are brighter and more airy.

Retail

Men’s Wearhouse to Roll Out Remodels

Specialty store retailer plans to revamp or open 135 stores this year.

clock March 17, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

The cover of the book.

Fashion Scoops

Chanel Bio Gets Lagerfeld Sketches… Giorgio Armani’s Hoop Dreams…

Karl Lagerfeld was so enamored with Justine Picardie’s recent biography of Gabrielle Chanel that he created a series of original sketches for a new edition.

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Katie Holmes with her bag.

Designer and Luxury

Valextra, Holmes & Yang Collaborate

Katie Holmes is adding another title to her fashion résumé: handbag designer.

clock March 17, 2011Lauren Benet Stephenson

GQ

Media

Memo Pad: British GQ Style Touts James Franco… Digital Ellies Announced…

James Franco appears on the cover of the latest issue of British GQ Style, the twice-yearly, stand-alone title that lands on newsstands today.

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Daniella Rich Kilstock and Denise Rich.

Designer and Luxury

Denise Rich Opens Her Home for Charity

In association with Americana Manhasset, she hosted a private shopping event to benefit Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research.

clock March 17, 2011Sharon Edelson

Eva Mendes

Fragrance

Thierry Mugler Taps Eva Mendes

The actress has been named the face of Angel by Thierry Mugler, replacing Naomi Watts.

clock March 17, 2011Julie Naughton

Financial

Counterfeit Seizures Up but Value Down in ’10

Footwear ranks first, apparel third in value of goods seized.

clock March 17, 2011Kristi Ellis

Business Features

Act Two Ahead for Mr. Jimmy Choo?

Could the shoemaker be plotting a return to the limelight — and to the brand that bears his name?

clock March 17, 2011Samantha Conti

Denim

Guess Lowers Expectations as Profits Rise

Projections for the current quarter trail analysts’ expectations.

clock March 17, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

A J. Jill storefront.

Retail

Arcapita Said to Be Buying J. Jill

Golden Gate Capital is believed to have struck a deal with the private equity and venture capital firm.

clock March 17, 2011David Moin

Essentialist

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