As Liz Eyes Mexx Sale, Analysts Push for More

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Liz Claiborne’s ceo is trying to sell at least a portion of the loss-leading retailer, freeing up vital capital to enable the group to push the Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand and Kate Spade brands forward.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Duchess of Cambridge in Joseph and Jimmy Choo with Queen Elizabeth II.

Designer and Luxury

Queen Elizabeth II Not Happy With Royal Gown Display

Queen Elizabeth II took a tour of the display of Catherine Middleton’s wedding dress at Buckingham Palace and had one word to describe it: “Horrible.”

clock July 22, 2011Samantha Conti

Ralph Esmerian being taken into custody.


Jeweler Ralph Esmerian Sentenced to Six Years

The former Fred Leighton chairman pleaded guilty in April.

clock July 22, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Ari Dein’s silk chemise over Puma Body Train’s poly-liquid titanium and spandex sports bra.


Spring 2012 Intimates Trend: Just Relax

Spring is about no-fuss fashion — and the same goes for innerwear.

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Betsey Johnson Intimates


Spring 2012 Intimates Trend: That’s Brilliant!

Designers are looking on the bright side with cheerful patterns and bold pops of color.

clock July 25, 2011Danica Terlitsky



Spring 2012 Intimates Trend: The Wild Bunch

Animal prints are back in a big way, appearing on everything from sexy skivvies to sweet nighties.

clock July 25, 2011Danica Terlitsky

Debenhams’ lightweight bras.


Lighten Up: Debenhams’ Featherweight Bras

The British department store chain recently launched an ultralight T-shirt bra, which tips the scales at just 1.7 ounces.

clock July 25, 2011Samantha Conti

Lure’s graphic mesh tight.


Fall 2011 Trend: Leg It Out

This season, legwear is kicking it up a notch.

clock July 25, 2011Karyn Monget

With a Little Help From My Friends

Fashion Features

Report: Shapewear Business Is Booming

The $812.5 billion industry has been thrust into the role of image maker.

clock July 25, 2011Karyn Monget

Lady Gaga performs in Chiba, Japan in 2011.


Lady Bra-Bra: Gaga’s Bold Brassieres

The pop star has never been one to shy away from the innerwear-as-outerwear look.

clock July 25, 2011Taylor Harris

A slip from Charlotte & Co.


Charlotte Semler Designs for the Cotswolds Set

E-commerce venture Charlotte & Co. is all about the designer’s new lifestyle in the exclusive, hilly area in west-central England.

clock July 25, 2011Samantha Conti

Alice Eve

Fashion Features

Celebrity Survey: Innie or Outie?

Stars including Molly Sims and Jennifer Love Hewitt dish on innerwear as outerwear trend.

clock July 25, 2011Marcy Medina

On the streets of New York.

Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: Strap Happy

This summer, lingerie slipups have become a must-do for New York’s stylish set.

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Fashion Scoops

Fair Is Fair in LVMH, Bulgari Sale… Goodbye to Amy Winehouse…

Several funds that hold minority stakes in Bulgari sent letters to Consob, Italy’s Bourse watchdog, to expose an alleged mistake in the sale of the jeweler.

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William L. McComb


Liz Claiborne Eyes Mexx Sale, Analysts Push for More

Selling at least a portion of the troubled retailer would free up money and attention span for the firm.

clock July 25, 2011Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

Bill Keller


Bill Keller Pulls Plug on New York Times Magazine Column

He will become a full-time op-ed columnist at the paper after he steps down as executive editor in September.

clock July 25, 2011John Koblin

Sigerson Morrison in Malibu.


Sigerson Morrison’s New Direction, New Hire

The company is gearing up to unveil its first collection since founders Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison parted ways last March.

clock July 25, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Meggan Crum and Mandy Tang


Point, Click, Shoot — a New Site by Editors for Editors

Two former accessories editors are launching, a B2B venture aimed at servicing the very positions they left.

clock July 25, 2011Jessica Iredale

Shan’s ultrafeminine look.


Strong Turnout Lifts Mode City

The new July date for the lingerie and beachwear trade show and its sister fabric salon Interfilière received mixed reactions from buyers.

clock July 25, 2011Alex Wynne

Katie Cazorla of “Nail Files.”


Real People, Real Business

The upcoming television season will see a slew of new fashion reality shows, whose stars are out to turn their moments of fame into burgeoning businesses.

clock July 25, 2011Rachel Brown

Rosamosario’s silk, satin and lace gown.


Spring 2012 Innerwear Trend: Best Lace Scenario

Lace is weaving its way through the intimates market in an assortment of alluring styles.

clock July 25, 2011Danica Terlitsky

Kate favors nude-tone sheers.


The Royal Road to Sheer Hosiery

A growing demand for fashionable, comfortable sheer hosiery by young European women is expected to cross over to the U.S. this fall.

clock July 25, 2011Karyn Monget


Sole Searching in Christian Louboutin, Yves Saint Laurent Case

Judge will decide whether to grant injunction of sale of an all-red YSL pump from the fashion house’s 2011 resort collection at a later date.

clock July 25, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Pamela Anderson in looks from the Pamela Couture Collection.


Pamela Anderson’s Intimate Return

The former “Baywatch” star has signed a global licensing deal with Secrets in Lace to produce, market and distribute the Pamela Couture Collection.

clock July 25, 2011Karyn Monget

A view of the Stacia store.

Designer and Luxury

Stacia Opens Santa Monica Store

The brand, which was originally launched in Brooklyn, deepens Southern California roots with addition of a retail unit.

clock July 25, 2011Rachel Brown

Colin Welch

Mergers and Acquisitions

Colin Welch Named Financo CEO

The new executive team at boutique investment banking firm is expected to focus on international expansion.

clock July 25, 2011Vicki M. Young

On the street in New York.

Fashion Features

They Are Wearing: Beat the Heat

WWD hit the sizzling downtown streets of Manhattan to find out what to wear when temperatures are near record-breaking hot.

clock July 25, 2011WWD Staff

Flexees by Maidenform’s Waistnipper.


Star Stylists Offer Shapewear Picks

Choosing a red-carpet gown is only part of the job. Just as much work goes into making sure those bodies look as perfect as possible.

clock July 25, 2011Marcy Medina


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Rick Owens sustainable capsule created in collaboration with Swampgod


Rick Owens Unveils Sustainable Capsule of Upcycled Pieces

clock 5hAlessandra Turra

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