Limited to Launch Plus-size Concept

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Long overlooked by major retailers and brands, the plus-size market is finally getting some attention. Next month, The Limited launches eloquii by The Limited, a division catering to full-figured women. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue


Magnolia Bakery at Bloomingdale’s Rings in Successful First Weekend

It’s possible the retailer will open additional Magnolia bakeries at other locations.

clock September 21, 2011David Moin

Lindsay Lohan and Heidi Klum


Hot in the City: Milan’s amfAR Gala

Kenneth Cole hosts steamy black-tie affair.

clock September 24, 2011Joelle Diderich

Wall Street


Retail Shares Sag on Consumer Confidence Report

A weak report takes wind out of sector.

clock September 27, 2011Samantha Conti and Evan Clark

Karen Mok

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Salvatore Ferragamo

Chinese actress Karen Mok sat front row at the spring show.

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Margareth Madé

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Emilio Pucci

Italian model turned actress Margareth Madé sat front row at the spring show.

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Hailee Steinfeld in Versace


Young Hollywood Fetes Young Hollywood at Teen Vogue Party

Hailee Steinfeld, Shenae Grimes, Katherine Schwarzenegger and Sarah Hyland partied for Teen Vogue’s Young Hollywood issue.

clock September 26, 2011Anne Riley-Katz

Dianna Agron and Lea Michele


Variety Hosts Annual Power Luncheon

Honorees at the third annual women’s event included Olivia Wilde, Eva Longoria, Mary J. Blige, Annette Bening and Lea Michele.

clock September 26, 2011Anne Riley-Katz

Matt Groening


The Hammer Museum Honors Matt Groening

Jack Black, Will Ferrell and Viveca Paulin Ferrell, David LaChapelle and Kate and Laura Mulleavy turned out for the museum’s annual Gala in the Garden.

clock September 26, 2011Anne Riley-Katz

Miguelina’s lace dress.


Designers Bring Texture to Spring Lines at Capsule

Designers at the New York show brought rich, textured looks to spring/summer wardrobes.

clock September 27, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

A look from Dear Creatures.


Coterie Crowd Zeroes In on Shoppers’ Needs

Vendors at this month’s Fashion Coterie looked to drum up business against a backdrop that has many retailers facing increasingly cautious consumers.

clock September 27, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Eduardo Castro Wright

Human Resources

Wal-Mart’s Eduardo Castro-Wright to Retire

Vice chairman to stay until July to aid transition to successor.

clock September 27, 2011Evan Clark

A view of the Gucci Museo inside Florence's Palazzo della Mercanzia at the Piazza Signoria.


Gucci’s Palazzo Party

The luxury brand threw a housewarming party at its new Florence museo Monday with a bash that drew both the glam set and some celebrity-ogling tourists.

clock September 27, 2011Luisa Zargani

A spring look from Handwritten.


An Upbeat Vibe at Designers & Agents Show

Key themes included mid-length cutaway skirts, recycled vintage materials, tunics and plenty of asymmetric draping.

clock September 27, 2011David Lipke

Mark Birnbaum, Hung Huynh, and Eugene Remm.


Feast for the Eye: Hung Huynh’s Latest Catch

The Top Chef winner’s first big-time restaurant is in the heart of the Meatpacking district.

clock September 27, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

The T-3 topless image.


Lane Bryant’s Tighter Tummy Jeans

Plus-size retailer adds slimming assortment of jeans and slacks.

clock September 27, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Human Resources

Wan Ling Martello Joins Nestlé

The world’s biggest food group has hired a key member of the executive team of the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

clock September 27, 2011Sharon Edelson

Looks from the upcoming Eloquii collection.

Ready To Wear

The Limited to Launch Plus-size Concept

Eloquii by The Limited will target professional women, 25 to 34 years old, and will step out with designs “in the same spirit” as the main chain.

clock September 27, 2011David Moin

Dolce & Gabbana RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Trends

Spring 2012 Trend: Domestic Bliss

This season, designers looked back to a demure time when the lady of the house was always polished, elegant and oh-so-chic.

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Claire Waight Keller

Fashion Features

Clare Waight Keller’s Turn at Chloé

WWD sat down with the label’s new creative director for an exclusive interview ahead of her runway debut at Paris Fashion Week.

clock September 28, 2011Miles Socha


Observations From ‘The Puppy Diaries’

New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson’s new book will be released in two weeks.

clock September 28, 2011John Koblin


Vice Offers a Different Fashion View

Last week, Vice sent its “friend” Elektra to London Fashion Week, and her trippy observations were picked up by Esquire, Racked and Jezebel, to name a few.

clock September 28, 2011Amy Wicks


Hearst Magazines Reveals Digital Circulation

The company reported a paid digital circulation per month on the tablet and e-readers of 300,000.

clock September 28, 2011Amy Wicks

Fashion Scoops

El Corte Inglés, Galeria Kaufhof Closer to Deal

Spanish department store group is said to be discussing merger options with the German department store chain.

clock September 28, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

David Beckham Touts New Scent

The star athlete was careful not to choose a favorite fragrance from among the seven he has worked on with Coty Inc.

clock September 28, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Robert Duffy to Be Honored at My Hero Gala

The Marc Jacobs International president is a longtime supporter of AIDS organizations, including Aid for AIDS International (AFAI).

clock September 28, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Thomas Derrien’s Window Display

The designer will showcase his collection in the windows of chic tea room Angelina and English bookshop WHSmith during Paris Fashion Week.

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Anthony Vaccarello’s bare necessities.

Designer and Luxury

Paris Collections Preview: Sew Chic

WWD pops in on a selection of studios to get a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes action.

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Jack McCollough and Bouchra Jarrar


Proenza Schouler Screens New Short at Club Silencio

Guests including Léa Seydoux, Victoire de Castellane, Vanessa and Victoria Traina were suitably spooked by the short film “Snowballs.”

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Bill Gaytten

Designer and Luxury

Paris Brings Double Duty for Bill Gaytten

The designer will take two bows during fashion week: on Friday as the head of the studio at Christian Dior, and on Sunday as creative director of John Galliano.

clock September 28, 2011Miles Socha


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