Michael Kors Opens Flagship on Fifth

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When Michael Kors arrived to check on his new flagship at Rockefeller Center, the night before the opening, he tried to enter through the front doors, only to find them still closed.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Jean Paul Gaultier

Designer and Luxury

Jean Paul Gaultier Introduces New Men’s Fragrance

Sixteen years after the designer launched Le Male, the brand is introducing its next major men’s fragrance.

clock September 2, 2011Jennifer Weil

A view of The Gap store on Fifth Avenue before Hurricane Irene.


August Sales Withstand Irene’s Fury

Back-to-school business promotional and spotty, stores say.

clock September 1, 2011Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Valentino Swings to Profit in First Half

Revenues rose 24 percent, with growth across categories and regions.

clock September 1, 2011Luisa Zargani


Lagardère Group Fell 41 Percent in First Half

Separately, Arnaud Lagardère plans to lodge a criminal complaint on the charge of slander against French daily newspaper La Tribune.

clock September 1, 2011Natasha Montrose

Part of the product lineup.


H2O Plus Charts Expansion

Bob Seidl, president and ceo, has visited Tokyo twice since June to meet with the new owners of the Chicago-based skin care brand he has overseen for six years.

clock September 1, 2011Andrea Nagel

Betsey Johnson’s TooToo in its packaging


Betsey Johnson Launches New Fragrance

Her latest scent, Too Too, will launch at all 292 of Sephora’s doors in North America in mid-October.

clock September 1, 2011Julie Naughton

Bond No. 9 introduces fragrance collection in commemoration of September 11. Here, I Love New York for Everybody, I Love New York for Him and I Love New York for Her


Bond No. 9 Gets a New York State of Mind

After marking almost every NYC neighborhood with its own scent, the fragrance company is now ready to take on all of New York State with a new collection.

clock September 1, 2011Belisa Silva

The landing page for Bobbi Brown’s new blog.

Beauty Features

Bobbi Brown to Launch Blog

The blog/online magazine, Everything Bobbi, is scheduled to go live on Sept. 7.

clock September 1, 2011Julie Naughton

Petra Ecclestone

Human Resources

Petra Ecclestone’s Fast Lane

If further proof were needed of her “It” girl status, she made a splash in the U.S. when she bought Aaron Spelling’s mansion for a reported $85 million.

clock September 1, 2011Nina Jones

J. Crew


J. Crew Logs Q2 Loss on Buyout Costs as Sales Rise

Company says shareholder claims against firm settled for $16M.

clock September 1, 2011Arnold J. Karr and Jean E. Palmieri

Herrera, grandchildren and dog in Northeast Harbor, Maine.


Summer (Take) Stock: The Fashion Flock Appraises Summer ’11

With Labor Day upon us, WWD checked in with the fashion set to say goodbye to beach season.

clock September 2, 2011WWD Staff

Versace’s Yellow Diamond.


Versace Turns Rare Gem into a Fragrance

The protagonist of the brand’s next women’s fragrance conjures images of a rare, fancy yellow diamond of canary-yellow saturation and extreme purity.

clock September 2, 2011Pete Born and Courtney Smith

Carolina Herrera with John DeLucie.


John DeLucie Previews Crown

Chef John DeLucie served roast organic chicken and zucchini cake to John Demsey and Carolina Herrera at a private preview of his new restaurant.

clock September 2, 2011Amy Wicks

Fashion Scoops

Material Girl Heading to Trial

Madonna will soon have to appear in court for the trademark infringement lawsuit filed by L.A. Triumph Inc. against the pop star and her clothing brand.

clock September 2, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Terry Lundgren Named to Board of Federal Reserve Bank

He will serve out the rest of GE ceo Jeffrey Immelt’s term, which ends Dec. 11.

clock September 2, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Bill Blass Show Moved

The show is the latest to be impacted by Hurricane Irene, though not directly so.

clock September 2, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Champs-Elysées Most Expensive Retail Location

The Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris has overtaken London’s New Bond Street as Europe’s most expensive retail location.

clock September 2, 2011WWD Staff


Details Moves into E-Commerce

The magazine has entered into a long-term partnership with Mr. Porter to feature product on the magazine’s site, as curated by the editorial team.

clock September 2, 2011Amy Wicks


Dunhill’s New Dimensions

The company is bringing its current — and future — print campaigns to life via an augmented-reality face-recognition app.

clock September 2, 2011Samantha Conti


Mickey Boardman, Steve Madden Partner for Fashion Week

On behalf of Papermag.com, the editor will work with the brand to cover reviews, behind-the-scenes news and party reports through social media and Taxi TV.

clock September 2, 2011Amy Wicks



Kors to Unveil Destination Kors

The new online locale will provide users with “functional commerce” and serve as a vantage point into Kors the designer and the media personality.

clock September 2, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Michael Kors at the Rockefeller Center flagship.

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Opens Flagship on Fifth

The designer opened his largest lifestyle store in the U.S. at Rockefeller Center Thursday.

clock September 2, 2011Marc Karimzadeh


August Comp Crux

The number of companies and nameplates contributing to WWD’s comp chorus fell to 25 last month.

clock September 2, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Mathilde Castello Branco

Designer and Luxury

Azzaro Names Mathilde Castello Branco

Opting for a hidden talent to ramp up development, the Paris-based house has tapped Franco-Brazilian designer as its new creative director.

clock September 2, 2011Miles Socha


Today's Must Read

From Left: Valentina Sampaio, Juno Mitchell and Indya Moore


Transgender representation in the modeling world: Times are changing.

clock October 30, 2020Luis Campuzano

Social Studies

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