Supreme Court Nixes Class Action v. Wal-Mart

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Monday, stopping what would have been one of the largest gender discrimination class action lawsuits in history from moving forward.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

PPR Coming to America… Richard Cohen in Milan for Saks…

Laurent Claquin, currently senior vice president of corporate and social responsibility, is moving to New York this fall to become head of PPR Americas.

clock June 19, 2011WWD Staff

Myron “Mike” Ullman


J.C. Penney Clarifies Timing of Myron Ullman Exit

The ceo will stay on for a three-month transition period as Ron Johnson takes over as his successor.

clock June 20, 2011David Moin

Betty Dukes


Supreme Court Nixes Class Action v. Wal-Mart

In unanimous decision, high court ruled that gender case cannot advance as a class action.

clock June 20, 2011Kristi Ellis


Condé Nast Fashion Titles See High-Level Departures

At Vogue, Filipa Fino, senior accessories editor, is out after 11 years at the magazine.

clock June 20, 2011Amy Wicks


Maurice Marciano Sets Retirement

Guess chairman and co-founder will retire at the conclusion of his current employment contract on Jan. 28, the end of the company’s current fiscal year.

clock June 20, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Karl-Heinz Müller


WWD Berlin Preview: Q&A With Karl-Heinz Müller

A decade after hip streetwear show Bread & Butter shook up the German trade-fair scene, its founder reflects and projects what’s next.

clock June 21, 2011Melissa Drier

Karl-Oskar Olsen, Lotte Bank Nielsen and Brian Jensen

Fashion Features

WWD Berlin Preview: On the Rise

These four labels hope to make some noise during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin.

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

Bread & Butter takes place at the Tempelhof Airport.

Fashion Features

WWD Berlin Preview: Show Calendar

Following are the runway and trade show schedules for Berlin Fashion Week.

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

In Fashion will be held at Radialsystem V along the Spree River.

Ready To Wear

WWD Berlin Preview: City Prepares for Rousing Show Season

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin tent and studio space are booked to capacity, as are the Bread & Butter and Premium fairs.

clock June 21, 2011Melissa Drier

Efa’s frozen yogurt.


WWD Berlin Preview: Eat, Drink, Look

Diversions in the city’s cultural and culinary scene.

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

Ready To Wear

ENK International, Italy’s M.Seventy Team for Shows

The name of the collaboration and the number of exhibitors is still to be determined, but a press conference in Milan today will announce the partnership.

clock June 21, 2011Luisa Zargani

Pierre Jancou


Pierre Jancou’s Latest Is… Vivant!

The French chef’s new restaurant is nested on a lively street in the 10th arrondissement and offers a different menu daily.

clock June 21, 2011Chantal Goupil

Designer and Luxury

Ex-Marc Jacobs Exec Strikes Back

A response to the counterclaim alleging financial manipulation is expected to be filed next month by lawyers for Patrice Lataillade.

clock June 21, 2011Vicki M. Young

Martin Cooper

Designer and Luxury

Belstaff Taps Martin Cooper as Creative Boss

He comes to the English outerwear brand from Burberry.

clock June 21, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Luchino Visconti di Modrone and Sava Bisazza

Fashion Scoops

Louis Vuitton’s Casa Degli Atellani Dinner… Caruso’s Shop Talk…

For a fashion event in Milan, it doesn’t get much more impressive than the Casa Degli Atellani, a residence that houses Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.”

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

Rachel Bilson


Sunglass Hut Takes Rachel Bilson Global

As the retailer’s global footprint is swelling, the actress is a growing presence.

clock June 21, 2011Rachel Brown

The Bodysensation swimsuit from Arena.


Memo Pad: Arena’s Invitation to Splash… ‘Page One’ at the Box Office…

French swimwear brand Arena has invited editors and others to don the suits and dive into a pool at the Racing, a private sports club in Paris.

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

Cesare Paciotti


Men’s Spring 2012: Back to the Future

Italian accessories brands are rejuvenating iconic styles, such as the Oxford or the driving shoe.

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

Missoni Men's RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Features

Men’s Spring 2012: Milan on Track

Italian designers showed a slew of checks, stripes and prints as the men’s shows kicked into high gear.

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

Tod’s wardrobe-style display for spring.

Designer and Luxury

Men’s Spring 2012: Tod’s Luxurious Take

The house upped the luxury ante with travel and mailman bags in supple crocodile hides.

clock June 21, 2011WWD Staff

Cynthia Rowley Resort 2012

Designer and Luxury

Cynthia Rowley’s Art Attack

On June 22, the designer will unveil resort with a look book-cum-art project on, done in collaboration with Brooklyn-based Reed + Rader.

clock June 21, 2011Venessa Lau

Government and Trade

China Planning to Reduce Taxes on Luxe Goods

A new tariff system for overseas products, including high-end items, will be in place by the beginning of October.

clock June 21, 2011Lara Farrar


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Prince Philip's Many Faces in 'The Crown'

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Social Studies

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