Vente-Privée Enters U.S. Via Amex Deal

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French flash sale pioneer Vente-Privé has formed a 50-50 venture with American Express to create an as-yet-unnamed U.S. flash sale site to be launched late this year or in early 2012.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Jay-Z and Kanye West


Kanye West and Jay-Z Crash MoMA’s Party

After dinner, West took over the outdoor space for an hour-plus set that featured a surprise appearance from his famous pal.

clock May 11, 2011Matthew Lynch

Young Versace

Designer and Luxury

Versace to Launch Kids Line

The collection will bow for spring 2012 in conjunction with international children’s wear exhibition Pitti Immagine Bimbo in Florence in June.

clock May 11, 2011Luisa Zargani

Woody Allen with Rachel McAdams in Marchesa and Bulgari


Woody Allen’s Ode to Paris Opens Cannes

Rachel McAdams and Uma Thurman dazzle on the red carpet.

clock May 12, 2011Katya Foreman

Business Features

Kohl’s Profits Up, Sales Weaker Than Expected

Company missed its first-quarter sales mark as budget shoppers postponed purchases, but managed to boost earnings 6 percent by maintaining gross margins.

clock May 12, 2011Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

John Galliano Trial Set for June 22

Designer to face charge of public insult at High Court in Paris. The judgment is expected the same afternoon.

clock May 12, 2011Alex Wynne

Pomellato’s new gemstone rings.


PPR Said Eyeing Stake in Pomellato

Separately, French group on Thursday launched a cash tender offer for sports firm Volcom Inc.

clock May 12, 2011Joelle Diderich

Business Features

Tod’s Sales Increase 17.1%

A spike in the footwear and leather goods categories and gains across all geographic markets lifted the firm’s revenues and profitability in the first quarter.

clock May 12, 2011Luisa Zargani

Dan Schulman and Jacques-Antoine Granjon


Vente-Privée Enters U.S. Via American Express Deal

Joint U.S. flash-sale site to be launched in late 2011 or early 2012.

clock May 12, 2011Vicki M. Young and Joelle Diderich

Business Features

Nordstrom Earnings Climb 24 Percent in Quarter

Firm sets $750 million in stock buybacks.

clock May 12, 2011David Moin and Mina Williams and Arnold J. Karr

Betsey Johnson in Betsey Johnson


En Pointe at New York City Ballet Gala

This year’s event was not only not “dusty old ballet,” it was even — exciting?

clock May 13, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Designer and Luxury

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Sale Near

The French designer said an unnamed buyer was in advanced negotiations to buy a majority stake in his namesake firm from the Swedish pension fund that owns it.

clock May 13, 2011Joelle Diderich

Andy Piper, Steve Sadove, Kimberly Grabel and Haresh Tharani.


Family Business at FIT Gala

Three generations of Belks turned out to support Tim and Johnny Belk as they were honored for their retail leadership.

clock May 13, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Milly’s Madison Avenue store.

Designer and Luxury

Michelle Smith Opens First Milly Store

The 1,800-square-foot flagship is located at Madison Avenue and 73rd Street in Manhattan.

clock May 13, 2011Sharon Edelson

Emma Watson in front of the lens.


Emma Watson Talks Film and Fragrances

The actress helped develop Lancôme’s Trésor Midnight Rose, the women’s fragrance due out in September.

clock May 13, 2011Jennifer Weil

A view of the new Malaysia Sephora store.


Sephora Opens in Malaysia

The two-story location is in Kuala Lumpur’s Starhill Gallery, along the Bintang Walk.

clock May 13, 2011Jennifer Weil

Jenna Menard

Color Cosmetics

Clinique Names Global Colour Artist

In newly created role, Jenna Menard will take the lead creating digital content for the brand’s marketing campaigns.

clock May 13, 2011Pete Born

Violent Lips temporary tattoo.

Color Cosmetics

Beauty Trend Gives Lip Service

Decidedly not for beauty introverts, Violent Lips temporary tattoos come in 12 designs.

clock May 13, 2011Rachel Brown

A Dr. Lancer’s cleanse item.

Skin Care

Oprah’s Derm Enters Product Fray

Nordstrom exclusively launched six Lancer Skincare products the last week of April.

clock May 13, 2011Rachel Brown

Fashion Fair’s “Jumping the Broom” collection.

Marketing and Promotion

Fashion Fair Cosmetics Sweeps In Sales

Prestige line’s partnership with Sony Pictures and a social media marketing blitz have reaped big rewards.

clock May 13, 2011Andrea Nagel

Elie Saab Le Parfum


Elie Saab Makes Scent Debut

The idea for the designer’s first fragrance, due out in July, was to translate his fashion’s DNA and philosophy into a women’s scent.

clock May 13, 2011Jennifer Weil

Vera Wang's Lovestruck


Vera Wang Set to Launch Lovestruck

Leighton Meester is the face of the designer’s new fragrance, which bows first in the U.K. at Harrods in June.

clock May 13, 2011Julie Naughton

Christine Quinn and Elie Tahari

Fashion Scoops

Safe Horizon Honors Elie Tahari… Balenciaga’s New Digs?…

Elie Tahari’s recent Emmy bag, which he created with Emmy Rossum, benefited Safe Horizon. Now the organization returns the honor.

clock May 13, 2011WWD Staff


Arianna Huffington v. The Times… L’Oréal’s Digital Play…

Arianna Huffington tossed another grenade in the direction of The New York Times during her luncheon address at a Gilt Groupe conference.

clock May 13, 2011Amy Wicks


Luxury Eyewear Site Owner Guilty of Fraud

Vitaly Borker, owner of, faces up to 50 years in prison.

clock May 13, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Designer and Luxury

Pitti Uomo Sets Full Slate for June Fair

Europe’s largest men’s trade fair has an agenda encompassing brand anniversaries, designer debuts, special guests and more.

clock May 13, 2011Kerry Olsen


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Salvatore Ferragamo tapped several influencers for its Gancini digital project.


Influencer Marketing Goes Beyond Product Placement, Focuses on Values

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