Pressure and Pills: Galliano Says Combo Led to Outbursts

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John Galliano blamed work-related stress and addiction for the outbursts during which he is charged with uttering racist insults, but told a French court that he remembered nothing about the incidents.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Suitsupply store in SoHo.

Retail

Amsterdam’s Suitsupply Takes Plunge With First American Unit

Dutch retailer has opted for New York’s SoHo district for its first U.S. store.

clock June 22, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Color Cosmetics

Li & Fung Buys Loyaltex Apparel, British Beauty Co.

The company also snapped up a Thai furniture company and TVMania, a character goods firm.

clock June 22, 2011Amanda Kaiser

Financial

H&M Net Profit Falls 18 Percent in Q2

Swedish high-street retailer hit by weak consumer spending and higher input costs.

clock June 22, 2011Joelle Diderich

John Galliano arrives at court in Paris.

Designer and Luxury

‘Too Much Pressure,’ Galliano Tells Court

Designer blamed work-related stress and multiple addictions for a series of public outbursts when he testified on Wednesday.

clock June 23, 2011Joelle Diderich and Alex Wynne

Sienna and Savannah Miller both in Ralph Lauren.

Parties

Ralph Lauren Hosts the Post-Match Festivities at Wimbledon

Sienna and Savannah Miller were among those donning their whites in London on Tuesday.

clock June 22, 2011Lucie Greene

Golfer Luke Donald was featured on the cover of Bloomingdale’s Father’s Day catalogue.

Retail

Retailers Upbeat on Fall Sales Outlook

After solid Father’s Day results, merchants are expecting the momentum to be maintained.

clock June 23, 2011Jean E. Palmieri and Rachel Brown

Inside Zegna's Paris flagship.

Retail

Zegna Adds Dimension to Shopping Experience

Luxury men’s wear brand to unveil 3-D e-boutique app and new Peter Marino-designed Paris flagship tonight.

clock June 23, 2011Katya Foreman and Joelle Diderich

A behind-the-scenes glimpse at Alexander Wang’s lookbook shoot.

Designer and Luxury

Alexander Wang’s New Male Order

After a capsule offering for fall, the designer takes a full-body plunge into men’s wear.

clock June 23, 2011Venessa Lau

Kim Jones adjusts a look inspired by Masai blankets at Louis Vuitton.

Fashion Features

Sneak Peek: Preparing for Men’s Fashion Week

With the men’s shows for spring beginning in earnest in Paris today, designers have been attending to plenty of last-minute details.

clock June 23, 2011Laurent Folcher

Holiday looks from Banana Republic.

Sportswear

Banana Republic Holiday 2011

Simon Kneen, the brand’s creative director and executive vice president, describes the collection as very “heroine and hero.”

clock June 23, 2011WWD Staff

Heather Pech

Designer and Luxury

Nanette Lepore CEO Heather Pech Exits

A hard-driving executive, Pech oversaw the expansion of the brand into several new businesses.

clock June 23, 2011Lisa Lockwood

A hat from Archer Adams.

Retail

Archer Adams to Branch Out to U.S.

The former British rock band manager plans to open a store in New York this fall.

clock June 23, 2011Sharon Edelson

Tom McCarthy

People

Boys’ Night Out With Tom McCarthy

The mild-mannered Hollywood man proves that you can’t believe everything you read on the Internet.

clock June 23, 2011Jessica Iredale

People

Man of the Week: Rory McIlroy

The 22-year-old U.S. Open golf champion is known for his effortless play on the course, a style that matches his simple and classic fashion consciousness.

clock June 23, 2011WWD Staff

The New Haven Jack Wills store.

Retail

Jack Wills Eyes U.S. Expansion

With initial stores performing well, the London-based brand is scouting locations in Manhattan and Greenwich, Conn.

clock June 23, 2011David Moin and Samantha Conti

Charlotte and Samantha Ronson

Fashion Scoops

J.C. Penney Fetes I [Heart] Ronson… Giorgio Armani’s Choice Words…

The Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was transformed for J.C. Penney’s bash celebrating the launch of a Web site for the I [Heart] Ronson line.

clock June 23, 2011WWD Staff

Jil Sander

Designer and Luxury

Uniqlo and Jil Sander to End +J Collaboration

Retailer said the fall 2011 season will be the designer’s last collection.

clock June 22, 2011Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

The Stephen Webster ad featuring Daisy Lowe.

Media

Memo Pad: Stephen Webster’s Femme Fatale… Nick Wooster, Gilt Man Adviser…

British jeweler Stephen Webster has drafted Daisy Lowe for his latest ad campaign, which will break in the August issue of Vanity Fair U.K.

clock June 23, 2011Jonathan Auerbach

Christina, a fashion blogger, cavorts for Kmart.

Marketing and Promotion

New Fashion Push in Kmart Campaign

Ads feature “real people” wearing looks of their choice from the mass retailer and the tag line, “Money can’t buy style.”

clock June 23, 2011Sharon Edelson

The Ron Herman store in Tokyo

Denim

Ron Herman Branches Out in Tokyo

The retailer more than tripled its space in the Sendagaya neighborhood.

clock June 20, 2011Kelly Wetherille

Essentialist

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Talitha Getty by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris, February 1970.

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Saint Laurent Acquires Major Private Collection of Vintage YSL Clothes

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Social Studies