Xcel Brands Buys Mizrahi for $31.5M

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Isaac Mizrahi has a new backer in Xcel Brands Inc., which has acquired the designer’s licensing business for $31.5 million.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Valentino Hosts Lunch at NYC Boutique

Event was held in collaboration with Graff and the Museum of the City of New York.

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H&M Profit Slips 15 Percent in Quarter

Swedish retailer plans to increase net store openings this year to 265 from 250 previously.

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Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Balenciaga Spring 2012

Collapsing benches upstaged celebrities, with some editors falling flat on their backs.

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Fashion Scoops

William and Kate Open Hospital in Surrey

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made one of their rare public appearances Thursday to open a children’s cancer unit at The Royal Marsden hospital.

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Bianca Balti wearing Hogan by Karl Lagerfeld.

Fashion Scoops

Karl’s Book For Hogan

For his third collaboration with Hogan, Karl Lagerfeld will unveil a 32-page book.

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Yoshiyuki Miyamae

Fashion Features

Yoshiyuki Miyamae Takes Reins at Issey Miyake

WWD chats with the new head of women’s design as he finalizes preparation for his runway debut on Sunday.

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Rachel Hovnanian


Rachel Hovnanian’s Savage Beauty

The artist’s work mines the anxiety-ridden relationship women have with their appearance.

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Fashion Scoops

Dior Remains Tight-Lipped About Galliano Successor

Chief executive Sidney Toledano assured that an announcement is “several weeks” away.

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Poppy Delevingne

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Nina Ricci

Arianne Phillips celebrated her return to full-time fashion styling by hitting Paris Fashion Week.

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The Dior Suite at The St. Regis New York.

Designer and Luxury

St. Regis, Christian Dior Team for Atelier Accommodations

The Manhattan hotel has unveiled its new suite.

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Q&A: Catching Up With Frank Rich

WWD chatted with the once-a-month New York Magazine writer and former Times columnist at a recent party held in his honor.

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A Tom Ford ad with the historic Majestic Hotel in the background.

Marketing and Promotion

Travel Retail Finds Silver Lining in Asia

Despite a wobbling global economy, the news at the Tax Free World Association’s annual meeting was upbeat.

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Isaac Mizrahi

Mergers and Acquisitions

Xcel Brands Buys Mizrahi for $31.5M

The company is also going public through a reverse merger transaction separate from its acquisition of Mizrahi.

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Selena Gomez


Making Scents With Selena Gomez

The 19-year-old actress, singer and entrepreneur is giving her fans the chance to shape the fragrance she’s developing with Adrenalina Inc. for spring launch.

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Fashion Scoops

Sun European Partners Acquires Alexon

Brands included under the umbrella of the U.K.-based women’s apparel retailer include Ann Harvey, Kaliko and Dash.

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Fashion Scoops

A Book Party for Marc Rosen

The perfume bottle designer signed copies of his soon-to-be-published book, “Glamour Icons: Perfume Bottle Design,” at the Palm Court at The Plaza hotel.

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Balenciaga RTW Spring 2012

Fashion Trends

Paris Collections Spring 2012: Day Two

Inspired by everything from architecture to Sixties couture to Patti Smith, designers kept things fresh and exciting on the runways.

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