Gold Price Soars on Economic Fears

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Gold soared briefly above $1,500 an ounce as investors rushed into gold as a hedge against the weak dollar, continuing concerns over U.S. debt, turmoil in the Middle East and the nuclear crisis in Japan.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A Louis Vuitton wallet.

Designer and Luxury

LVMH Posts 17% Rise in Sales

Luxury giant beats analysts’ expectations with double-digit gains across most divisions in first quarter.

clock April 18, 2011Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Natalie Keyser


Model Call: Natalie Keyser

This new face has a boy band to thank for her budding career.

clock April 19, 2011Taylor Harris

Burberry store


Burberry Revenues Climb 31%

The Prorsum and London collections performed particularly well, as did scarves and shoes.

clock April 19, 2011Samantha Conti

Hisayuki Suekawa


Shiseido Gauges Tsunami’s Impact

Company is still coming to terms with the human, structural and financial toll of the disaster; hundreds of sales points were destroyed.

clock April 19, 2011Amanda Kaiser

Stephen Sunnucks

Human Resources

Gap International Reorganized

Apparel chain will combine its four international operations into one in London headed by Stephen Sunnucks.

clock April 19, 2011David Moin and Samantha Conti

Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi.

Designer and Luxury

Tommaso Aquilano, Roberto Rimondi Out at Ferré

Gianfranco Ferré’s new owner, Paris Group, has ousted the brand’s creative directors.

clock April 19, 2011Luisa Zargani

The Middleton family has been granted an official coat of arms by the College of Arms in the City of London.

Fashion Scoops

Kate Middleton’s New Coat … of Arms

In anticipation of the royal wedding next week, the Middleton family has been granted an official coat of arms by the College of Arms in the City of London.

clock April 19, 2011WWD Staff

An image from “Lotus Eaters.”


Preview: Tribeca Film Festival’s ‘Lotus Eaters’

In Alexandra McGuinness’ debut feature film, the covetable costumes have as much of a starring role as the cast of elegantly troubled characters.

clock April 20, 2011Nina Jones

A DJ on a turntable.


Hip-Hop’s Sexual Divide

The arrest of Mister Cee kicked off one of New York’s strangest media battles, which raged for several days on two of the city’s hottest radio stations.

clock April 20, 2011Zeke Turner


On the Set of ‘Sleep No More’

To say that this is a theater experience like no other is hardly an overstatement.

clock April 20, 2011David Lipke

Loft’s cotton and spandex denim boot-cut jeans and cotton blouse.


A Makeover for ‘Mom Jeans’

Denim makers are out to change the unflattering conception about older women and jeans.

clock April 20, 2011David Lipke

A Bulgari watch.

Designer and Luxury

Bulgari Sales Up 27.5 Percent

Revenues in the first quarter were lifted by a stellar performance in China and a strong recovery of its watch division.

clock April 20, 2011Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors, Valiram Group Team Up

Partnership is part of plan to bolster business and open stores in Malaysia and Singapore.

clock April 20, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Victoria Justice

Fashion Scoops

Prom Prep With Victoria Justice… Royal Wedding Whispers…

Victoria Justice helped winners of a prom essay and Twitter contest by BCBG choose the perfect dress.

clock April 20, 2011WWD Staff

Pandora rings


Gold Price Soars on Economic Fears

Rising metals prices have resulted in some jewelry firms becoming creative in their designs.

clock April 20, 2011Vicki M. Young

David Meister’s rayon jersey dress with plastic and glass sequins. Fred Leighton diamond earrings.

Fashion Trends

Eveningwear Trend: At Arm’s Length

These slender, long-sleeve gowns prove that more is indeed more —?especially when topped off with dramatic beading, sequins and embroidery.

clock April 20, 2011Bobbi Queen


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