Bettencourt Put Under Guardianship of Family

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Just four days before her 89th birthday, Liliane Bettencourt, France’s wealthiest woman, was placed under the guardianship of her daughter and grandsons and is no longer in charge of her own purse strings.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Emanuele Della Valle Ventures Into Media

The entrepreneurial son of Tod’s Diego Della Valle has started Mediabend Capital, a venture capital firm and digital media company.

clock October 13, 2011WWD Staff

Angela Lindvall


John Hardy, Angela Lindvall Team for QVC Line

The Angela by John Hardy collection is the first lower-priced range offered by the Hong Kong-based jewelry brand.

clock October 14, 2011David Lipke

Tommy Hilfiger is interviewed by senior Casey Lamke, president of the student group Fashion Industries Association.


Tommy Hilfiger Critiques Student Designs

On the heels of winning Philadelphia University’s 2011 Spirit of Design Award, the designer spent some one-on-one time with the school’s fashion department.

clock October 14, 2011Marni Prichard Manko

Human Resources

Wal-Mart China CEO, Senior VP Resign

Resignations follow accusations from government officials that the retailer mislabeled its pork as organic.

clock October 16, 2011Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Pascal Wilhelm and Jean-Rene Farthouat leaving Liliane Bettencourt's house in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.


Liliane Bettencourt Placed Under Guardianship

Lawyers for the L’Oréal heiress plan to appeal the decision.

clock October 17, 2011Jennifer Weil


Studies See Robust Luxe Sales Growth

Bain and Altagamma predict the luxury goods market will grow by 13 percent in 2011, driven by China as well as ongoing strength in developed markets.

clock October 17, 2011Luisa Zargani

Kenneth Cole New York RTW Spring 2012


Spring 2012: Kenneth Cole

Creative director Ingo Wilts merged nature with industrial elements, looking to New York’s High Line park for inspiration.

clock October 17, 2011WWD Staff

The Interstoff fair in Hong Kong.


Price Woes Weigh on Interstoff

Eco fabrics were a key feature at the three-day textile trade fair in Hong Kong.

clock October 17, 2011Joyce Man

Fiorentini + Baker’s limited edition Eternity Three Buckle Boot

Fashion Scoops

Fiorentini + Baker Celebrates 10 Years

The brand will celebrate a decade with a limited edition of its Eternity Three Buckle boot.

clock October 17, 2011Rachel Strugatz

A view of ITMA.


Innovation Key at ITMA

Annual machinery and sourcing fair launched cutting-edge technology and a range of product lines aimed at reduced energy use and process sustainability.

clock October 17, 2011Barbara Barker


Digerati Ponder Next Steps in Social Media

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will remain the driving forces on the Web and in social media, even as a stream of other sites come online.

clock October 17, 2011Cate T. Corcoran

Hair full of seashells, shot by Henry Clarke in 1969. (For Marisa Berenson's take on the image, see below.)


Marisa Berenson’s Open Book

With a new coffee table retrospective on the way, the model and actress looks at her personal history.

clock October 17, 2011Joelle Diderich

A look from Gauri & Nainika.

Fashion Features

Commercial Meets Creative at India Fashion Week

Designers sought a balance between collections for the Indian market that also might appeal to an international audience.

clock October 17, 2011Mayu Saini

Elie Tahari’s store at NorthPark Center.

Designer and Luxury

Elie Tahari Celebrates Openings in Dallas

The designer marked two milestones on Thursday: his first shop-in-shop within Neiman Marcus, as well as his first freestanding store in Texas.

clock October 17, 2011Holly Haber

Michelle Oka Doner

Designer and Luxury

Michele Oka Doner: Force of Nature

Sculpture, jewelry, public art, books and now, an upcoming retail installation — this contemporary renaissance woman does it all.

clock October 17, 2011Venessa Lau

Real Estate

GGP Sells Boston’s Faneuil Hall

Real estate firm General Growth Properties cuts portfolio, focuses on regional malls.

clock October 17, 2011Evan Clark

Julie Macklowe

Skin Care

Julie Macklowe to Launch vBeauté

The angel investor and former hedge fund manager is wearing a different hat these days — that of an entrepreneur readying her own launch.

clock October 17, 2011Vicki M. Young


Michael Wolff Leaves AdWeek

Prometheus chairman Jimmy Finkelstein will continue a search for a successor.

clock October 17, 2011John Koblin

LeAnn Nealz


Juicy Couture Set to Fete Beijing Flagship

The 4,300-square-foot boutique, designed to resemble a château, brings the brand’s whimsical concept to life.

clock October 17, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Ready To Wear

Belstaff Eyes Growth in U.S.

In February, the English outerwear label is establishing a U.S. headquarters on Fifth Avenue in New York.

clock October 17, 2011David Moin

Images from the retooled marketing campaign.

Human Resources

Lisa Harper Tries to Light a Fire at Hot Topic

Just seven months into her post, retailer’s ceo has shuttered its music download foray and brought in a slew of new people.

clock October 17, 2011Rachel Brown

Tamar Braxton

Human Resources

BRAG Event Honors Five Retail Executives

The takeaway message for all attendees of the Black Retail Action Group’s annual gala in Manhattan was one of inclusiveness.

clock October 17, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Harold Leppo

Human Resources

Harold Leppo, Former Lord & Taylor Head, Dies at 74

During his tenure, Harold “Hal” Leppo was instrumental in the chain’s expansion from a regional to a national operation.

clock October 18, 2011David Moin

A view of the Moussy store in New York.


Moussy Opens New York Store

The Japanese brand hopes to attract attention with its “experiential store,” which bowed in the Meatpacking District on Friday.

clock October 18, 2011Sharon Edelson

Looks from Tracy Reese


Italian Expo Bows at Dallas Market Center

Event will offer a look at the style and cuisine of Italy through exhibitors, runway shows and food and wine tastings.

clock October 18, 2011Holly Haber

Miss Piggy in a look by Prabal Gurung.


Miss Piggy’s Fashion Moment

InStyle enlists the help of designers to dress the porcine prima donna in its November issue.

clock October 18, 2011David Lipke

Christy Turlington

Fashion Scoops

Christy Turlington to Run New York City Marathon

She and nine other friends and supporters will be covering the 26.2-mile course to raise awareness for Every Mother Counts.

clock October 18, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Gucci Taps James Franco

He will appear in the advertising campaign, dubbed “All the World’s a Stage,” for the brand’s new Made-to-Measure service.

clock October 18, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Fetes U.S. Guide

Jay McInerney, who contributed a guide to the Assouline-published edition, will co-host the evening with Waris Ahluwalia.

clock October 18, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Johnny Marr Headlines Ray-Ban Event

Ray-Ban Raw Sounds will travel to Hong Kong and London next month.

clock October 18, 2011WWD Staff


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