Celine Gets Set for Rapid Rise

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Celine — whose current growth rate is the antithesis of minimalism — is about to plant two stores with maximal visibility. ? ? ? ? SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Alvin Gutman, circa 1970.

Human Resources

Alvin Gutman, Textile Executive, Dies at 93

A well-known executive active in industry issues and causes, he led major textile converter Pressman-Gutman for 50 years.

clock April 25, 2011Arthur Friedman

Harold Bloom


The Full Harold Bloom

The Yale professor and literary critic extraordinaire is known for his fearlessness in voicing his opinions.

clock April 26, 2011Lorna Koski

The Western Hemisphere

Government and Trade

Americas Summit Seen as Antidote

Coalition of apparel and textile trade associations is collaborating with the federal government to promote and attract new business to the Western Hemisphere.

clock April 26, 2011Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Fiber Price Sheet: April 26, 2011

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

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A view of “Inspiration Dior” at the Pushkin Museum.

Designer and Luxury

Moscow Exhibit Explores Dior’s Heritage

“Inspiration Dior” opens to the public at the Russian capital’s Pushkin Museum on Thursday.

clock April 26, 2011Miriam Elder

Eric Ripert


Q&A: Dishing With Eric Ripert

WWD caught up with the New York chef to discuss his latest achievement: kitchen designer.

clock April 26, 2011Venessa Lau

At Le Bernardin with chef Eric Ripert, Donna Karan’s rayon and spandex jacket and pencil skirt, shearling stole, suede gloves, haircalf booties and cashmere tights. Vintage Cartier earrings.

Fashion Trends

Luck Be a Lady

After fashion’s fanfare settles each season, the focus returns to real clothes that are at once wearable and chic.

clock April 26, 2011Bobbi Queen

On the famous “Rhoda” episode, the spunky, flamboyantly fashioned character, played by Valerie Harper, had to resort to the New York subway to get to her nuptials on time.

Fashion Features

The Bridal Path: Picture Brides

Hollywood marriages have a reputation for being of short duration, but not so when it comes to those in film and TV.

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Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein Collection

Fashion Scoops

Gwyneth Paltrow’s New Gig… France Names Legion of Honor Recipients…

Gwyneth Paltrow will serve as a brand ambassador for Coach’s campaign to mark its 70th anniversary this fall and next spring.

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An Nytimes.com ad.


Memo Pad: New York Times’ Subscription Push… Mary Berner Opts Out…

New York Times Co. will be spending $13 million, mostly in promotional costs, on the newspaper’s new pay wall through the end of 2011.

clock April 26, 2011WWD Staff

Celine RTW Fall 2011

Fashion Features

Celine Gets Set for Rapid Rise

In an exclusive interview with WWD, Celine ceo Marco Gobbetti shared the French brand’s strategy for growth.

clock April 26, 2011Miles Socha


Santa Maria Novella Marks 400th Year With New Store

Lafco New York is opening a shop in Chevy Chase, Md., to showcase the storied brand’s botanical balms, cleansers and fragrances.

clock April 26, 2011Holly Haber

A rendering of CityPlace, set to begin construction the summer of 2011 in San Francisco.


San Francisco Neighborhood Set for Revival

A 256,000-square-foot mall, CityPlace, will anchor the new retail and cultural district.

clock April 26, 2011Joanna Ramey

A view of the Madewell flagship store in Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood.


Madewell Opens in Landmarked Location

A 6,500-square-foot, two-level unit bows today in Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood.

clock April 26, 2011David Moin


Bloomingdale’s to Expand Fledgling Outlet Chain

The company said three outlets will open this fall, including one in Estero, Fla., one in Wrentham, Mass. and one in Schaumburg, Ill.

clock April 26, 2011Sharon Edelson


Giorgio Presca Exits Citizens of Humanity

After moving to Los Angeles from Belgium for the post, executive is out after one year.

clock April 26, 2011David Lipke


Zale Refinances $120M of Credit Facility

The jeweler faces rising gold and silver costs.

clock April 26, 2011Evan Clark

The AliExpress Premier homepage.


Alibaba Group Launches Site for Chinese Brands

The e-commerce site, geared toward retailers and wholesalers, will initially showcase 30 premium lines.

clock April 26, 2011Kristi Ellis


Today's Must Read

Looks from the Gucci Aria show, with 13 new looks added to the 100th-anniversary collection.


Gucci Aria Show Replays in Shanghai [PHOTOS]

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