Puig Said In Talks Over Gaultier Stake

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As Parisian as the Eiffel Tower, Jean Paul Gaultier might soon become a Spanish-controlled company.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Diane von Furstenberg poses in front of an artwork by Zhang Huan.

Fashion Features

DVF Brings ‘Journey of a Dress’ to China

Designer is feted with an art exhibit at the Pace Gallery in Beijing.

clock April 4, 2011Kathleen E. McLaughlin

An ad for Velvet.

Financial

Snow Phipps Takes a Stake in Velvet

Investment in the contemporary firm is expected to help it expand into retail and licensing.

clock April 5, 2011Vicki M. Young

A still of Mugler’s pre-show, backstage live stream.

Media

Mugler’s Digital World

Nicola Formichetti brings a surfeit of digital savvy to the 37-year old fashion house.

clock April 5, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Vera Wang with a model in a hand-ruched, crinkle chiffon dress from Lavender.

Designer and Luxury

Vera Wang Relaunches Lavender

The line returns as a capsule dress collection in an exclusive with Neiman Marcus.

clock April 5, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Risto’s cashmere cardigan; Camilla and Marc’s Ponte bustier; BCBG MaxAzria’s wool bodysuit and 3.1 Phillip Lim’s silk and wool pants. Andrew Kanakis necklace; Ben-Amun bangles.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2011 Trend: Block Stars

Designers are taking a fresh angle on fall.

clock April 5, 2011Mayte Allende

“The Dressmaker of Khair Khana”

Fashion Features

Sewing Persistence in the Taliban Era

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s new book, “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana,” tells the story of the dressmaking enterprise Kamila Sidiqi launched in Afghanistan.

clock April 5, 2011Lorna Koski

Hilary Winston

Lifestyle

Hilary Winston Gets the Last Word

“Community” writer’s collection of short stories, due out in May, is aptly titled “My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me.”

clock April 5, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Government and Trade

Strong Exports Push Pakistan Industry Ahead

Country is picking up market share from China.

clock April 5, 2011Mahlia S. Lone

Synthetic and eco-minded products were key at Interstoff.

Textiles

High Material Prices Lamented at Interstoff

Blended fabrics get more interest as cotton prices show no sign of coming down.

clock April 5, 2011Ellen Sheng

Novelty and texture appealed to buyers at the Los Angeles International Textile Show.

Retail

Looking for the Right Blend

Budget-conscious designers and manufacturers sought innovation at a reasonable price at the Los Angeles International Textile Show.

clock April 5, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Financial

Gemvara Gets Funding From Balderton Capital

The online retailer of customer-designed fine jewelry is to receive $15 million in venture capital funds.

clock April 5, 2011Vicki M. Young

Aerin Lauder

Human Resources

Aerin Lauder to Launch Her Own Brand

She will remain with Estée Lauder as a creative consultant and the brand’s global ambassador and spokesperson.

clock April 5, 2011Pete Born

George Solovie in 1983.

Designer and Luxury

Gerald Solovei, Industry Executive, Dies at 69

During his career he championed Bob Mackie, Arnold Scaasi and Elizabeth Arden.

clock April 5, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg and Marc Karimzadeh

Giorgio Armani Corp. chief executive officer Graziano de Boni.

Designer and Luxury

Graziano de Boni on Armani Strategy

New ceo’s plan is to emphasize the main Giorgio Armani business while building other labels.

clock April 5, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Loro Piana new space at Bergdorf Goodman.

Fashion Scoops

Loro Piana’s Bergdorf Space… Balmain’s New Deal?…

For Loro Piana, it’s not enough that Bergdorf Goodman is already its top-volume wholesale door.

clock April 5, 2011WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Former Gucci Tech Charged for Hacking

Fifty-count indictment also alleges abuse of discount privileges.

clock April 5, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Jean Paul Gaultier

Textiles

Puig Said in Talks to Buy Gaultier Stake

Spanish firm has entered into negotiations to acquire the 45 percent stake from Hermès.

clock April 5, 2011Miles Socha and Jennifer Weil

Media

Memo Pad: Carine Roitfeld, Chanel Stylist… A ‘Jerseylicious’ Hit…

Carine Roitfeld, a guest editor and stylist at Barneys New York this fall, has also been tapped by none other than Karl Lagerfeld.

clock April 5, 2011WWD Staff

Forever 21

Retail

H&M, Forever 21 Going Large in Miami Beach

Retailers have committed to plans for multilevel stores on Lincoln Road.

clock April 5, 2011Rebecca Kleinman

Essentialist

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David Mahoney and Halston attend a benefit event at Bloomingdale's in New York City on September 21, 1976.

Fashion

Outside View: Halston and Norton Simon’s David Mahoney

clock 10hDavid Rosendale

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