Kellwood Said In Talks to Acquire Malandrino

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Catherine Malandrino’s quest for an investor could lead it to become part of the contemporary portfolio at Kellwood Co. Financial sources said that of several prospective buyers, Kellwood is in the lead.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Carrefour Said Eyeing Deal With Brazilian Retail Firm

Rival French supermarket operator Groupe Casino confirmed existence of negotiations in a letter leaked to the media.

clock May 24, 2011Joelle Diderich

Michelle Obama in Tom Ford.

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama Wears Tom Ford to Buckingham Palace

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tom Hanks and Tim Burton were among guests invited to the state dinner hosted by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.

clock May 24, 2011WWD Staff

Chloe Sevigny


Volkswagen, MoMA Celebrate Arts and Education

Madonna, Rachel Weisz, James Franco, Kim Cattrall and Chloe Sevigny attended the event Wednesday night.

clock May 24, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Freebird at Leon & Associates.

Ready To Wear

Dallas Preview: It’s a Fall World

With buyers shopping closer to season, the June show at FashionCenterDallas has become a full-blown fall frenzy.

clock May 25, 2011Holly Haber

A look by Alma/Soul Imports new to Dallas at Margo's Collectibles.

Ready To Wear

Dallas Preview: New Lines at FashionCenterDallas

Two showrooms and a number of labels will show for the first time at the June market.

clock May 25, 2011Holly Haber

Ready To Wear

Fashion Industry Gallery Names CEO, Director

Matt Roth, a FIG investor, has been appointed chief executive officer and Emma Greathouse has been promoted from sales manager to director.

clock May 25, 2011Holly Haber

Diane von Furstenberg's new fragrance, Diane.


Diane von Furstenberg to Launch New Scent

The designer describes Diane, her latest women’s fragrance, as “the power of women in a bottle.”

clock May 25, 2011Jennifer Weil

Markus Freitag


Freitag Bags: From Trucks to Luxe

The Zurich-based company known for working with recycled industrial tarpaulins has opened its first store in the U.S.

clock May 25, 2011Sharon Edelson


Acne Studios in Deal to Aid U.S. Positioning

The Stockholm denim-based company has formed a venture with the New York and Montreal distributor and showroom Want Agency Inc. to create Acne USA.

clock May 25, 2011Marc Karimzadeh


Express Beats Q1 View, Cautious on Q2

Company’s comps and gross margin were both up in the first quarter.

clock May 25, 2011Vicki M. Young


Pacific Sunwear of California Loss Widens in Q1

Women’s business generates same-store sales increase at PacSun, while men’s stumbles.

clock May 25, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

A fishing vessel in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, Japan, on Thursday, April 28, 2011.

Government and Trade

Japanese Denim Industry Strives to Regroup

Mostly spared by the catastrophe, denim makers are still dealing with the aftermath.

clock May 25, 2011Kelly Wetherille and Kristi Ellis

Paul Marciano


Paul and Maurice Marciano See Pay Rise in 2010

Guess Inc.’s ceo and chairman saw their collective compensation increase 70 percent.

clock May 25, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Human Resources

Marvin Traub Taps North Face’s Geoffrey Lurie

Executive will cater to firms in transition as head of the consultancy’s newly formed special situations unit.

clock May 25, 2011Evan Clark

The Rolling Stones are part of Bravado's new music-fashion partnership.

Designer and Luxury

MESH Creates Music, Fashion Mashup

Bravado, a division of Universal Music Group, and Music Entertainment Sports Holdings, a division of LF USA, are launching a new venture.

clock May 25, 2011Lisa Lockwood


World Retail Congress to Honor Burt Tansky

The former chairman and ceo of Neiman Marcus Group will be inducted into WRC’s Retail Hall of Fame.

clock May 25, 2011David Moin

Joie's Madison Avenue flagship.


Expanding Joie Opens on Madison

The brand’s first free-standing store, which bows today, is expected to do $1.5 million in first-year sales.

clock May 25, 2011Sharon Edelson

Chanel boutique inside Bergdorf Goodman's.


A New Chanel at Bergdorf Goodman

The label has opened a homier shop-in-shop at the New York department store, one of its largest wholesale accounts.

clock May 25, 2011David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Kellwood Said In Talks to Acquire Catherine Malandrino

Firm’s ceo, Michael Kramer, hasn’t been shy about company’s focus on doing more deals.

clock May 25, 2011Vicki M. Young

Erin Wasson models the “Erin Meets Zadig” collection.

Ready To Wear

Erin Wasson to Design Zadig & Voltaire Line

The Erin Meets Zadig collection will be launched in September exclusively on Net-a-porter before going on sale in 80 of the brand’s leading points of sale.

clock May 25, 2011Joelle Diderich

Human Resources

Raymond H. Vise, Swank Executive, Dies at 89

Vise joined the company in 1938, as a sales trainee in Buffalo, and rose through the ranks until he retired in 1987.

clock May 25, 2011Lorna Koski

Susan Lyne, Ruth Reichl and Kevin Ryan


E-commerce Luring Top Editorial Talent

Sites like Gilt and Net-a-porter are generating more editorial content — opening up a whole new job market for fashion magazine types.

clock May 25, 2011Zeke Turner

Aerin Lauder

Fashion Scoops

FIT’s Commencement Trifecta… Tiffany & Co.’s $1M Gift…

Aerin Lauder and Tony Hsieh offered words of wisdom to the Fashion Institute of Technology’s graduating class on Tuesday.

clock May 25, 2011WWD Staff


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Emerald Fennell, Regina King, and Chloé Zhao


Get to Know the Female Directors Making History at the Golden Globes

clock 7hKristen Tauer

Social Studies

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