Field Narrows, Fever Rises as Oldfield Exits Race

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Bruce Oldfield, who since November has been tipped as the front-runner to design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, is not the royal-bride-to-be’s pick.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Prada Group Eyes Middle East Growth

Continuing its global expansion drive, the luxury firm set a joint venture with Al Tayer to open stores in the region.

clock April 27, 2011Luisa Zargani

Business Features

Iconix Brand Group Consolidates Stake in Ed Hardy

Company has acquired the worldwide master license for the brand and in the process has upped its ownership stake to 85 percent.

clock April 27, 2011Vicki M. Young

Business Features

Retail Index Hits All-Time High

Sector topped 2007 levels as Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke reassured investors that the economy is in a sustainable, though moderate, recovery.

clock April 27, 2011Kristi Ellis and Evan Clark

Kate Spade RTW Fall 2011


Liz Claiborne Posts Losses for Q1

Sales for Juicy Couture, Mexx and Lucky Brand slipped; Kate Spade remained a bright spot.

clock April 27, 2011Evan Clark

Bruce Oldfield

Fashion Features

Field Narrows as Bruce Oldfield Exits Dress Race

The speculation about Kate Middleton’s wedding dress is reaching near-fever pitch.

clock April 27, 2011Samantha Conti and Nina Jones and Rosemary Feitelberg

May 6, 1950: Conrad Hilton, Jr.

Fashion Features

The Bridal Path: Liz Taylor’s Multiple Choice

Gray suede boots, a hooded gown, a breezy caftan — why not? Here, a look back at the most famous serial bride’s serial style.

clock April 28, 2011Venessa Lau

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

Fashion Features

Christian Dior’s Russian Epic

“Inspiration Dior,” opening today at Moscow’s Pushkin Museum, is one of the most ambitious exhibits the fashion house has ever organized.

clock April 28, 2011Miriam Elder

Gucci 1921

Designer and Luxury

Luxury Leads PPR Sales Climb

Firm posted a better-than-expected 9.1 percent rise in revenue during the first quarter.

clock April 28, 2011Joelle Diderich

Fashion Features

Man of the Week: Prince William

With his nuptials on Friday expected to draw a worldwide audience in the billions, he’s definitely the Groom of the Decade.

clock April 28, 2011WWD Staff

A look from the John Bartlett Consensus and Statements collections.


Bon-Ton Launching Pair of Private Brands

The full collection of new men’s labels Consensus and Statements is due in stores by Aug. 15.

clock April 28, 2011Jean E. Palmieri


Vilebrequin to Relocate Madison Ave. Store

The new shop, slated to open July 15, will carry the Saint-Tropez-based company’s swim collection as well as ready-to-wear, accessories, beach bags and towels.

clock April 28, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

The Foundry store.


J.C. Penney Launches Big and Tall Concept

Retail rollout of The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. begins today.

clock April 28, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Andrew Rannells' in a Dolce & Gabbana coat and Armani Collezioni turtleneck, both in wool.

Fashion Features

Andrew Rannells: Keeping the Faith

The Broadway star chats with Men’s Week about singing through Hell every night in the “The Book of Mormon,” the hit show from the creators of “South Park.”

clock April 28, 2011Matthew Lynch


Jones Group Profits Drop 33.6%

Firm’s adjusted earnings per share beat Wall Street’s expectations.

clock April 28, 2011Vicki M. Young

Blake Lively


Memo Pad: Time 100 Gala’s Red Carpet… Jessica Alba’s New Gig…

The Time 100 Gala had no shortage of politicos and celebrities walking the red carpet Monday evening.

clock April 28, 2011WWD Staff

Harry Winston’s diamond and gold ring.

Fashion Scoops

Harry Winston’s Archival Entry… Lord & Taylor to Test Home Stores…

Harry Winston is set to launch a new collection inspired by a Forties floral motif pulled from the company’s own archives.

clock April 28, 2011WWD Staff


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