Batter Up: Game Time for Donatella Versace

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Tonight the designer's much-hyped collection for H&M debuts at New York’s Pier 57. She and her team have been in town for a week prepping for the runway show and the after party.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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L’Oréal Revenues Inch Ahead 1.8%

Gains fueled by business in Asia and the L’Oréal Luxury Products Division.

clock November 7, 2011Jennifer Weil

Amy Adams in Gucci.


LACMA Makes Clint Eastwood’s Day

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art honored the actor-director at a star-studded inaugural Art + Film gala.

clock November 7, 2011Marcy Medina


Filo Puts Focus on Italy’s Expertise

Sustainability, new blends and novelties were key trends at the Milan yarn fair.

clock November 7, 2011Alessandra Turra

Cotton production is expected to increase 8 percent to 26.9 million tons in 2011-12.


Cotton Faces Challenges Along Supply Chain

The natural fiber remains a volatile commodity given the swings in demand, competition from other fibers and growing pressure for sustainability.

clock November 7, 2011Arthur Friedman

A page from the 3 Columbus Circle look book.

Real Estate

Three Columbus Circle’s Retail Appeal Grows

The 26-story tower, which went through some hard times here during the recession, has emerged as a sought-after address on the Upper West Side.

clock November 7, 2011Sharon Edelson

Katie Holmes and Zoe Saldana


Lanvin’s La-La Land Layover

Alber Elbaz presented the house’s spring collection at Carondelet House on Friday.

clock November 7, 2011Marcy Medina


Holiday Sales Boost Might Not Save Retail

Sales gains might not be enough to avert slowing business trends and weaker profits for the rest of this year and in early 2012, Standard & Poor’s reports.

clock November 7, 2011Evan Clark

St. John Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

St. John Pre-Fall 2012

Creative director George Sharp struck an easy and elegant vibe for the season, with looks done in a palette that ranged from pale to graphic black and white.

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Gap to Open 1,000 Units on Thanksgiving Day

Retailers are dramatically extending hours hoping to avoid a holiday turkey and minimize the last-minute Christmas rush.

clock November 7, 2011David Moin


Safilo Posts $6.8M Q3 Loss

Italian eyewear maker said that at a constant structure and exchange rate, net sales in the period would have increased 4.1 percent.

clock November 7, 2011Gordon Sorlini

Bonnie & Clyde, circa 1970.

Fashion Features

Theodora Van Runkle, Costume Designer, Dies at 82

She created the iconic costumes for “Bonnie and Clyde,” “The Thomas Crown Affair” and “Myra Breckinridge,” among other achievements.

clock November 7, 2011Marcy Medina

A view of the Kokin store.

Hats, Gloves and More

Kokin Hangs His Hat on Lexington Avenue

The store’s wide range will be expanding this winter with a small collection of men’s hats and a recently introduced bridal selection.

clock November 7, 2011David Moin

Human Resources

Eugene Melnyk Steps in at Fusion

The owner of the company said Monday he has become the acting ceo in the wake of the recent resignation of Caroline Pieper-Vogt.

clock November 7, 2011Pete Born


New York Times vs. Huffington Post: Round Two

The New York Times has upped the ante in its dispute with The Huffington Post over Lisa Belkin’s Parentlode blog.

clock November 8, 2011John Koblin

Fashion Scoops

Lady Gaga Fragrance Report

Market reports are circulating that the pop star’s first scent, due in 2012, may be named Monster.

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Fashion Scoops

Parsons Fashion Benefit Honors Donna Karan, Sheila Johnson

The designer and the Parsons Board of Governors chair will be recognized for their significant contributions to the school.

clock November 8, 2011WWD Staff

The Thom Browne bag for Dewar’s.

Fashion Scoops

Thom Browne Teams Up With Dewar’s

The designer has created a limited edition holiday gift bag that will come with the purchase of the classic 12-year-old whiskey at select spirits stores.

clock November 8, 2011WWD Staff

Agyness Deyn in the new short film.

Fashion Scoops

Waris Ahluwalia’s Road Trip

The actor and designer has been traveling with director Luca Guadagnino and Tilda Swinton for a new short film featuring Agyness Deyn.

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Fashion Scoops

American Ballet Theatre Honors Matthew Rubel

Footwear executive to be presented with The Melville Straus Leadership Achievement Award at the Fall 2011 Opening Night Gala.

clock November 8, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Christie’s, Dom Pérignon Host Luncheon for Jewelry Lovers

The event featured a private preview of the upcoming blockbuster auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels, fashions and artwork.

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American Apparel


American Apparel Narrows Quarterly Loss

Better sales, gross margins help firm limit red ink.

clock November 8, 2011Evan Clark


Condé Nast Editors to Appear in ABC Family Show

Stefano Tonchi, Amy Astley and Brandon Holley, the editors in chief of W, Teen Vogue and Lucky, respectively, will star as themselves in “Jane by Design.”

clock November 8, 2011Amy Wicks

Limited-Edition InStyle cover by Diane Von Furstenberg


InStyle U.K. Taps Designers for 10th Anniversary Project

The magazine has asked seven designers to each make a short film looking at the concept of style.

clock November 8, 2011Nina Jones


The New Yorker Names Creative Director

Condé Nast’s digital magazine design director Wyatt Mitchell has been tapped for the newly created post.

clock November 8, 2011John Koblin

Angel Wings designs behind the scenes.


Behind the Curtain: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

With the taping of the $12 million runway extravaganza just a few days away, WWD took a behind-the-scenes look at the barely there creations in the works.

clock November 8, 2011Karyn Monget

Donatella Versace

Fashion Features

Donatella Versace’s Bright Idea

Tonight the designer’s much-hyped collection for H&M — which has been a year in the making — debuts at New York’s Pier 57.

clock November 8, 2011Jessica Iredale

Christian Lacroix RTW spring 2012

Designer and Luxury

Christian Lacroix Inks License for Men’s Tailored Clothing

Partners plan to unveil the first collection to the trade in January for fall 2012 retailing.

clock November 8, 2011Miles Socha


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