Liz Claiborne Reborn as Fifth & Pacific

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After operating for 36 years as one of the industry’s best-known companies, Claiborne will change its name, effective in May.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Human Resources

Baccarat Appoints New U.S. CEO

Michelle Klein joins French crystal firm in “key territory.”

clock January 3, 2012Katya Foreman

Jacques Levy

Human Resources

Jacques Levy, Former Sephora CEO, Dies at 62

Among other honors, Levy was awarded a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur and was inducted into the World Retail Hall of Fame.

clock January 3, 2012Jennifer Weil


Human Resources

Sears Names New Head Merchant

Ron Boire, the former ceo of Brookstone Inc., will head merchandising for both Sears and Kmart nameplates.

clock January 3, 2012Vicki M. Young

Madonna Badger

Marketing and Promotion

Badger Family Service Set for Thursday

The funeral service for Madonna Badger’s daughters Lily, Sarah and Grace will take place at St. Thomas Church in Manhattan.

clock January 3, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Government and Trade

Feds Nab $350K in Fake Sports Gear

Bust was made in conjunction with NHL Winter Classic in Philadelphia.

clock January 3, 2012Kristi Ellis

Adrian Moore


Adrian Moore’s Plats du Jour

The Parisian food blogger, and concierge at the Mandarin Oriental, picks some of the hottest new places to eat in the City of Light.

clock January 3, 2012Katya Foreman

The model name, waist size and a message are on the interior of Williamsburg’s waistbands.


Maurice Malone’s Fresh Start

Designer launches new denim brand, Williamsburg Garment Co., as a one-man operation.

clock January 3, 2012Arnold J. Karr


LVMH and Patrice Lataillade Settle Claims

The lawsuit was filed against Marc Jacobs president Robert Duffy in March.

clock January 3, 2012Vicki M. Young

J.Mendel’s knitted red fox vest worn over Topman’s cotton velvet blazer and pants in polyester and viscose. Helen Yarmak earrings.

Fashion Trends

Outerwear Trend: Drama Class

There’s nothing low-maintenance about this season’s furs.

clock January 4, 2012Bobbi Queen


Law Professors Back YSL in Louboutin Case

Eleven law experts filed a brief in the red-soled trademark case.

clock January 4, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

Target Preparing New Strategy for Designer Tie-ins

The Minneapolis-based mass retailer next week will unveil the next chapter in its partnership model to the press.

clock January 4, 2012Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

ABP Unloads Wal-Mart Stock

The Netherlands’ biggest pension fund has divested its $147 million stake in the retailer, citing noncompliance with United Nations’ Global Compact principles.

clock January 4, 2012Sharon Edelson

Fashion Scoops

Delta Galil’s Bid for Jones Group Division at Impasse?

The deal that was supposed to be made or broken in a month is now approaching the end of its third month, with no handshake in sight.

clock January 4, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Queen Elizabeth II

Fashion Scoops

Queen Elizabeth Puts Royal Diamonds on Display

To mark her 60 years on the British throne, she is putting some of the monarchy’s most important jewels on display.

clock January 4, 2012Catherine Tipple

Fashion Scoops

Figure Skating in Harlem to Honor Vera Wang

The designer will show off her skating technique and latest outfit for the ice at the annual Skating with the Stars benefit on April 2.

clock January 4, 2012David Moin

A sketch of Kinder Aggugini’s designs for costumes for the English National Ballet’s production of “The Rite of Spring”.

Fashion Scoops

English National Ballet Taps Kinder Aggugini

The London-based designer has reimagined the costumes for a production of “The Rite of Spring.”

clock January 4, 2012Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Rome’s Louis Vuitton Maison to Have Cinematic Touch

Located in a historic venue dedicated to cinema, the sprawling boutique will come complete with a screening room — and the movie theme doesn’t stop there.

clock January 4, 2012Miles Socha

Cynthia Rowley


’24 Hour Catwalk’ Premiering Next Week

Host Alexa Chung will be joined by judges Cynthia Rowley, James LaForce and Derek Blasberg for the hour-long reality show, which debuts on Lifetime on Jan. 10.

clock January 4, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg


Zegna Unveils App for Milan Shows

Made for the iPhone and iPad, the app will allow users to watch the brand’s fashion show live on Jan. 14.

clock January 4, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

William McComb


Liz Claiborne Reborn as Fifth & Pacific

After operating for 36 years as one of the industry’s best-known companies, Claiborne will change its name, effective in May.

clock January 4, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Diego Della Valle

Business Features

Diego Della Valle Loses Options Bet on Saks Inc. Shares

The latest SEC filing shows call options expired on Dec. 30 without being exercised.

clock January 4, 2012Vicki M. Young


Kenneth Cole, Delta Galil Ink Licensing Deal

Firm to produce and distribute loungewear, underwear, hosiery and socks for men and women bearing the Kenneth Cole New York and Kenneth Cole Reaction labels.

clock January 4, 2012Karyn Monget


Today's Must Read

Nick Kamen in Munich in 1987.


Industry Pays Tribute to Model Nick Kamen

clock 13hTianwei Zhang

Social Studies

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