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A worker at a small factory in southern China

Government and Trade

China’s Water Pollution Comes Under Scrutiny

Pressure is mounting to help stem hazards in Chinese factories.

clock July 25, 2011Casey Hall

Laurence Franklin


Frette Taps Laurence Franklin

He has been appointed chief executive officer of the luxury linen, home accessories and at-homewear company.

clock July 26, 2011Karyn Monget

David Beckham in action for the MLS All-Stars.


H&M Inks Bodywear Deal With David Beckham

Swedish high-street retailer will launch first collection on Feb. 2.

clock July 28, 2011Luisa Zargani

William McComb

Business Features

Liz Claiborne Shares Climb Despite Loss

Shares up 15.2 percent as firm eyes Mexx sale.

clock July 28, 2011Evan Clark

Jessica Biel for Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara


Revlon, Avon Gain Sales Momentum in 2Q

Early beauty earnings reports indicate mass market shoppers have begun spending more, if not necessarily affording vendors greater profitability.

clock July 28, 2011Molly Prior and Vicki M. Young

Rachel Weisz in Valentino


Rachel Weisz Gets a Gut Check at ‘Whistleblower’ Premiere

The actress walked the carpet for her new film, as did Kathy Bolkovac, the U.N. peacekeeper she plays.

clock July 28, 2011WWD Staff

The Molton Brown fragrance collection.


Molton Brown Plans Artisanal Fragrance Line

The Navigations Through Scent collection includes a quintet of unisex fragrances inspired by countries along the ancient spice route.

clock July 28, 2011Julie Naughton

Dior's Capture Totale Eyes Essential


Dior Adds New Eye Cream

The product is aimed at expanding a growing share of public appetite for brighter, clearer skin.

clock July 28, 2011Julie Naughton

Shiseido's Bio-Performance Advanced Super Revitalizing Cream


Shiseido Launches New Revitalizing Cream

Skin care currently accounts for 65 percent of the company’s total overall business.

clock July 28, 2011Julie Naughton

Lydia Hearst


Lydia Hearst Makes a Slightly Dirty Movie For Aiko

The Los Angeles label hosted a party in New York Wednesday for a short film featuring its fall collection.

clock July 28, 2011Matthew Lynch

Red Carpet Manicure

Marketing and Promotion

Critical Mass: Gel Manicures Head Home

Do-it-yourself beauty products are on the rise.

clock July 28, 2011Faye Brookman


De Beers Workers Demand Pay Hike as Sales Increase

The first employees’ strike to hit the global diamond giant’s South African operations entered its seventh day on Thursday.

clock July 28, 2011Bambina Wise


Rising Costs Weigh on Benetton Net

Company was weakened by difficult economies in some of its main markets, such as Greece.

clock July 28, 2011Luisa Zargani

Rachel Zoe

Human Resources

Rachel Zoe Fronts New Lipstick Line

Starting Aug. 2, the new mom will become spokeswoman and ambassador for New York-based beauty brand Exude.

clock July 28, 2011Belisa Silva

Richard Baker


Hudson’s Bay IPO on Track for Fall

Parent of Lord & Taylor and The Bay in Canada is moving closer to going public.

clock July 28, 2011David Moin and Evan Clark

True Religion


True Religion Posts $9.4M Profit in Quarter

Strong growth in its retail operations and overseas allowed firm to brush aside a sharp decline in its U.S. wholesale business.

clock July 29, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Government and Trade

Feds Shut Down 16 Counterfeit Web Sites

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement served court orders seizing domains involving well-known brands including Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Lacoste and Nike.

clock July 28, 2011Kristi Ellis

Clarins' Vital Light Serum

Skin Care

Clarins Expands Vital Light Franchise

This fall the beauty brand is launching a serum designed to remove age spots.

clock July 28, 2011Pete Born


New Role for Prometheus Media CEO Richard Beckman

Over the next few months he will develop an entertainment division for the company; chairman Jimmy Finkelstein will assume some of his responsibilities.

clock July 28, 2011John Koblin

Interior rendering of the Benefit's SoHo space.

Color Cosmetics

Benefit Cosmetics to Open NYC Flagship

The two-story flagship in SoHo will be the San Francisco-based brand’s first unit in the city.

clock July 29, 2011Julie Naughton

Michael Fredo, in white, and his staff.


Entrepreneurial Musician Michael Fredo Opens Salon

Despite a lack of industry experience, it may be his connected and accomplished friends that initially help drive customers through the door.

clock July 29, 2011Andrea Nagel

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Eyes Fifth Avenue Expansion

Plans have been made for the adjacent building to be integrated into the existing 20,000-square-foot flagship.

clock July 29, 2011Sharon Edelson


Memo Pad: Prada Taps Boxers for Ads… Gilt Groupe Adds Staff…

Turning once again to athletes, Prada has chosen three boxing champions to front the latest ads for the Linea Rossa eyewear line.

clock July 29, 2011WWD Staff

Paris and Nicky Hilton

Fashion Scoops

Gucci Announces Nominees… Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry on Hold…

ON FILM: Gucci unveiled the nominees for the first Gucci Award for Women in Cinema, the new film accolade in collaboration with the Venice Film Festival. The five finalists selected by an advisory committee led by festival director Marco Muller are director of photography Caroline Champetier for “Of Gods and Men”; Jessica Chastain, who starred […]

clock July 29, 2011WWD Staff

Neil Patrick Harris in John Varvatos


A Terribly Brief Chat With… Neil Patrick Harris

WWD caught up with the actor at a dinner party at The Dutch on Wednesday night hosted by Gilt Groupe.

clock July 29, 2011Matthew Lynch


Today's Must Read


Black Creatives Who Want Fashion to Know What Juneteenth Really Means

clock June 18, 2021Victor Vaughns Jr.

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