Denim Sales Surge on Price Cuts, Color

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Denim is battling the calendar, the economy and the rest of fashion to maintain its status as teenagers’ favorite back-to-school wear.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2011

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Just Do It, as They Say at Nike

Just sign Marc Jacobs for Dior. There is, quite simply, no one better suited to assume the mantle of the house founder.

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Innerwear Firms Bendon, Pleasure State Merge

The company will remain known as Bendon and continue to be headquartered in New Zealand.

clock August 23, 2011Patty Huntington

Fashion Scoops

Brunello Cucinelli to Help Restore Etruscan Arch

The designer plans to donate 1 million euros to help restore the Etruscan Arch in Perugia, Italy.

clock August 23, 2011Luisa Zargani

Washington, D.C.

Government and Trade

Earthquake Shakes Up East Coast

Parts of downtown Washington, D.C., were evacuated, but no major injuries or damage to stores or malls was reported.

clock August 23, 2011Kristi Ellis and Vicki M. Young and Sharon Edelson

Brioni RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Brioni Confirms Exit From Women’s

The brand is severing ties with the line’s creative director, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, and canceling the fashion show during Milan Fashion Week next month.

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Jessica Chastain in Dior with Helen Mirren in Michael Kors.


‘The Debt’ Premieres at Tribeca Grand

Olivier Theyskens, Billie Jean King, Zac Posen, Damon Dash and Justin Bartha turned out to toast the latest from Jessica Chastain and Hellen Mirren.

clock August 23, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Alicia Silverstone in Nicole Miller jacket and Alexander Wang shirt with Paul Rudd in John Varvatos.


Paul Rudd Goes to His Happy Place for ‘Our Idiot Brother’

Kirsten Dunst and Alicia Silverstone were among the crowd at a screening of Rudd’s latest film on Monday.

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Dept. Stores, M-Commerce Leading the Social Media Way

The category’s growth in retail market share just might have something to do with innovative digital strategies.

clock August 23, 2011Rachel Strugatz

A look from Swapnil Shinde.

Designer and Luxury

Lakme Fashion Week Sees Spate of New Designers

The fashion market in India is estimated to grow from $39 billion in 2010 to $63.26 billion in 2012.

clock August 23, 2011Mayu Saini

An Esprit ad visual.


Esprit Rejiggers Lineup, Revamps Ad Campaign

The moves come as there are reports the company might once again look to pull out of North America, which it has done before.

clock August 23, 2011Sharon Edelson

Selena Gomez


Selena Gomez Enlists Fans’ Help for Scent

Later this fall, fans will be able to vote on which accords and ingredients they prefer for the fragrance.

clock August 23, 2011Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

MAC, Milk Studios Make Changes to Their Partnership

Starting with the September fashion shows, the name of the MAC & Milk shows will change to Made, Presented by MAC.

clock August 23, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Joe’s Black Collection, whose cotton and rayon pair with slashes. Kimberly Ovitz’s viscose and sweater. Eugenia Kim turban; Raven Kaufman Couture clutch; Camilla Skovgaard boots.

Fashion Trends

Holiday 2011 Trend: Fade to Black

Denim gets an edge on holiday with rich black hues paired with everything from a fanciful gown to a traffic-stopping backless dress.

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Abercrombie & Fitch “reengineered” denim.


Denim Aces Test for B-T-S Bucks

A fusion of color and promotion are helping denim make its fall numbers.

clock August 24, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Harvey Weinstein, Henry Finder, Jacob Weisberg, Kurt Andersen, Tina Brown and Adam Moss


Magazines Step Up Hollywood Pursuits

New York and The Atlantic have signed contracts with International Creative Management to help formalize the process of turning stories into films or TV shows.

clock August 24, 2011Zeke Turner

Human Resources

Jean-Paul Agon Makes Key Appointments at L’Oreal

Geoff Skinsgley has been tapped for the new position of managing director of the Africa and Middle East zone.

clock August 24, 2011Nina Jones

Escada RTW Spring 2012

Designer and Luxury

Escada Spring 2012

Inspired by the Serengeti, the design team looked to a desert-chic theme.

clock August 24, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Liliane Bettencourt, Jean-Paul Agon Sign Petition

L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt and ceo Jean-Paul Agon are among business figures sending an unusual message: Tax us more, please.

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Fashion Scoops

Lucky Brand Founders Present Civilianaire in Las Vegas

Gene Montesano and Barry Perlman showed the line in a suite at the Wynn Tower, choosing to stay off the MAGIC floor.

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Today's Must Read

A folkloric figure, part of Charles Jeffrey Loverboy's new installation at Dover Street Market in London.


Charles Jeffrey Brings Hope, and More, to Dover Street Market

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Social Studies

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