Puig Acquires Majority Stake In Gaultier

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“Twelve points for Spain,” Jean Paul Gaultier enthused on Tuesday, awarding the maximum appreciation to Puig, the new majority owner of his Parisian fashion house.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen


A Savage Garden at the Met

The night belonged to Lee Alexander McQueen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala on Monday.

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Fashion Scoops

Hong Kong Feminists Bristle at Prada IPO

Group cites Japan lawsuit alleging discrimination.

clock May 3, 2011Amanda Kaiser


Avon Rebounds With Strong First-Quarter Growth

The company also outlined plans to reignite sales in Russia and Brazil, two of its key growth markets.

clock May 3, 2011Molly Prior and Evan Clark

Marc Puig, Jean Paul Gaultier and Manuel Puig

Designer and Luxury

Puig Acquires Majority Stake in Jean Paul Gaultier

The designer retains a 40 percent stake in the company he founded in 1982.

clock May 3, 2011Miles Socha and Jennifer Weil

Louis Vuitton in Japan

Designer and Luxury

Bain & Co. Study Bullish on Luxe Growth

Firm forecasts continued momentum for the luxury goods industry, which is expected to post global growth of 8 percent in 2011.

clock May 3, 2011Luisa Zargani

A look by Léa Peckre.

Fashion Features

Léa Peckre Wins Hyères Prize

Belgium-schooled designer took the main prize at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography for a collection loosely inspired by cemeteries.

clock May 3, 2011Katya Foreman

Blake Lively and Stefano Pilati


Costume Institute Party Train Makes a Stop at the Boom Boom Room

After the gala wrapped, the action moved downtown to the Top of the Standard, where the party kept moving until the early hours.

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New York Times Stopped Presses for News of Bin Laden’s Death

It was only the third time in the last 43 years the paper literally stopped the presses.

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Anfisa Sokolova’s best of show red dress.

Fashion Features

Tommy Hilfiger Wins 2011 Spirit of Design Award

Philadelphia University tapped Carson Kressley to present the designer with the honor on Saturday.

clock May 4, 2011Marni Prichard Manko

Tommy Hilfiger and Lisa Birnbach at the Prep World pop-up shot at 1 West Little 12th Street in New York.


Tommy Hilfiger’s Beach Cottage Pops In to New York

Designer discusses the pop-up store’s upcoming tour, which includes stops in London, Los Angeles, Madrid and Milan.

clock May 4, 2011Lisa Lockwood

A fall look from Cj by Cookie Johnson.


Cj by Cookie Johnson Line Taps New Designer

Denim brand is introducing more fashion for its target audience of curvy women.

clock May 4, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Sarah Burton in Saks’ Alexander McQueen shop in New York.

Fashion Scoops

Mum’s the Word From Sarah Burton… Kitson Hires New CEO…

All eyes were on Sarah Burton when she popped into Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship for a meet-and-greet in the Alexander McQueen shop.

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Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: The Height of Fashion

The Costume Institute gala at the Met, New York’s party of the year, this time was truly a fashion party like no other.

clock May 4, 2011Bridget Foley

Lou D’Ambrosio


Sears Eyes Apparel Rejig

Chairman Edward Lampert says the retailer devotes too much space to apparel — and is out to boost the productivity.

clock May 4, 2011Denise Power


John Galliano Hires New Lawyer

Aurélien Hamelle at Metzner Associés in Paris has been appointed to represent the designer in the face of allegations of public insult.

clock May 4, 2011Miles Socha

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011.


Photo Op: Inside the Situation Room

WWD asked photography editors and designers to explain why this picture is destined to be one for the history books.

clock May 4, 2011John Koblin and Zeke Turner

Nytimes.com homepage


Traffic Report

WWD looks at the major spike in traffic news organizations received to their Web sites following the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed.

clock May 4, 2011Amy Wicks

A sketch by Jeanne Lanvin from 1929.

Designer and Luxury

Lanvin Set to Roll Out Kids’ Line

Alber Elbaz’s first collection for children will debut alongside the resort collection in New York in June.

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Fashion Scoops

FiFi’s 2011 VIPs Announced

Halle Berry and Fergie will be the FiFi celebrity award winners at the Fragrance Foundation’s 39th annual ceremonies, to be held on May 25 at Lincoln Center.

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