Puig Taps Ralph Toledano to Lead Way at Gaultier

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Overview

Putting more management muscle behind its Paris-based fashion houses, Puig has tapped former Chloé chairman and ceo Ralph Toledano to lead development at Jean Paul Gaultier, effective Jan. 30.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Delphine Arnault, Sidney Toledano and Bar Refaeli.

Fashion Scoops

Anselm Reyle and Dior Fete Collaboration

The scene at Galeries Lafayette’s exhibition space was worlds away from the hushed gray couture ambiance of Avenue Montaigne.

clock January 13, 2012Miles Socha

Bally Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Bally Pre-Fall 2012

Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz channeled a Cold War-era Russian girl, one with the good fortune to have access to the diplomats’ store.

clock January 17, 2012WWD Staff

Antonio Marras Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Antonio Marras Pre-Fall 2012

The sophisticated, conceptual style of Sixties Italian actress Monica Vitti inspired the collection.

clock January 17, 2012WWD Staff

Looks from the Uman presentation in Milan.

Designer and Luxury

Uman Expands Collection for Fall

Umberto Angeloni, founder of the conceptual Milanese tailored clothing label, said he started to feel the heat from retailers to broaden the Uman offer.

clock January 17, 2012Katya Foreman

Escada Sport Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Escada Sport Pre-Fall 2012

Inspired by David Bailey and other British photographers from the Fifties and Sixties, Jonathan Saunders presented his final capsule collection for the brand.

clock January 17, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Dolce & Gabbana Apologizes Over Hong Kong Bias Incident

The apology follows a series of protests accusing the house of discrimination.

clock January 19, 2012Joyce Man

The Forever 21 flagship in Hong Kong

Retail

Forever 21 Sets Sights on Beijing and Shanghai

The American fast-fashion chain, which opened its first store in Hong Kong Wednesday, is plotting future growth in China.

clock January 18, 2012Joyce Man

Financial

Dessange Acquires Fantastic Sams

The U.S. franchise has 1,215 hair salons.

clock January 18, 2012Jennifer Weil

Media

Anne Sinclair to Helm Huffington Post in Paris

Online news site sets press conference during couture week.

clock January 18, 2012Alex Wynne

Legal

Liliane Bettencourt’s Guardianship Status Unchanged

The L’Oréal heiress remains under the protection of her daughter and two grandsons.

clock January 18, 2012Jennifer Weil

Financial

Target Suspends Efforts to Sell Credit Card Debt Portfolio

The Minneapolis-based retailer plans to resume the talks later this year.

clock January 18, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2012

Sarah Burton looked to the Victorian era for the collection, with spectacular results.

clock January 18, 2012WWD Staff

Yves Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Yves Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2012

Challenging himself to reinvent the classics, Stefano Pilati referenced Yves Saint Laurent’s archive, circa the Sixties and Seventies.

clock January 18, 2012WWD Staff

Manuel Puig and Ralph Toledano

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Toledano Heading to Puig

Executive expected to helm Jean Paul Gaultier first, and later Nina Ricci, too.

clock January 18, 2012Miles Socha and Lisa Lockwood

John Galliano Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

John Galliano Pre-Fall 2012

Looking to Hitchcock movies for inspiration, creative director Bill Gaytten presented a collection that paid homage to the heroines of Fifties film noir.

clock January 18, 2012WWD Staff

Salvatore Ferragamo Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Salvatore Ferragamo Pre-Fall 2012

“A woman ready for a journey” is how creative director Massimiliano Giornetti described the inspiration behind the collection.

clock January 18, 2012WWD Staff

The logo for the Adidas Originals and Opening Ceremony collaborative line.

Intimates

Adidas Originals Teams Up With Opening Ceremony

The New York retailer will reinterpret Adidas Originals silhouettes to include elements of swim and cycling with a Nineties streetwear attitude.

clock January 18, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Intimates

Lejaby to Be Taken Over by Consortium

The takeover of the ailing lingerie brand, based in Rillieux outside Lyon, will involve the closure of the company’s last manufacturing facility in France.

clock January 18, 2012Alex Wynne

Bottega Veneta Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Bottega Veneta Pre-Fall 2012

Tomas Maier focused on new fitted, elongated silhouettes, combining “masculine, historical, military and sporty elements,” he said.

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A look at designs by Ditta Pieroni.

Fashion Features

Louis Vuitton Presents Rome Film Project

The French maison outlined the details of a three-year partnership with Italy’s oldest film school, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.

clock January 18, 2012Sofia Celeste

Dita Von Teese models her Von Follies lingerie.

Intimates

Dita Von Teese Brings Lingerie to Target Australia

The collection of 26 pieces will be hitting stores for Valentine’s Day, beginning Feb. 8.

clock January 18, 2012Karyn Monget

Tomas Maier

Designer and Luxury

Bottega Veneta to Open Men’s Store in New York

New shop marks the increased relevance of the brand’s men’s wear division, which now accounts for about 30 percent of sales.

clock January 18, 2012WWD Staff

Newt Gingrich

Government and Trade

On the Campaign Trail

The five remaining GOP presidential candidates have drawn distinctions on key issues in the run-up to the South Carolina primary.

clock January 18, 2012Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman

Jil Sander Pre-Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Jil Sander Pre-Fall 2012

Referencing boarding school girls and upper-class mothers, Raf Simons’ lineup riffed on the Fifties, Sixties and Eighties.

clock January 18, 2012WWD Staff

An ad from the Calvin Klein Jeans campaign, featuring Lara Stone, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

Media

Calvin Klein Reveals New Underwear, Jeans Ads

The brand scoured the latest crop of young models for its new spring campaigns, which mark the debut of 20-year-old Matthew Terry.

clock January 18, 2012Alessandra Turra

Ovadia & Sons

Retail

Capsule Spotlights Heritage and Outdoor Brands

Sturdy holiday sales gave men’s retailers an auspicious start to the New Year and lent buyers an upbeat attitude at the show in New York.

clock January 18, 2012David Lipke

Government and Trade

California Governor Pushes for Tax Hike

In his annual address before the state legislature, Jerry Brown said the increases — supported by retailers — are key to closing the state’s deficit.

clock January 18, 2012Joanna Ramey

Adam Kimmel

Fashion Features

Collections Preview: Paris Match

WWD paid a visit as designers put the finishing touches on their fall fashion statements.

clock January 19, 2012Laurent Folcher

A Quick Draw Fly item by Tommy John.

Textiles

Quick Draw Fly Underwear by Tommy John to Debut

The styles, which will feature a brief, a trunk and a boxer brief priced from $25 to $32, are designed with a horizontal fly with “fewer layers.”

clock January 19, 2012Karyn Monget

Leather-trimmed coat from Johnny Love.

Retail

Project Vendors Reinvent the Classics

The heritage message continued to ring true in men’s collections for fall, as brands exhibiting at the Project show stuck to classic men’s wear silhouettes.

clock January 19, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Burberry Prorsum Men's RTW Fall 2012

Retail

Italian Labels Remain True to Brand DNA

Retailers cite Burberry Prorsum, Alexander McQueen and Bottega Veneta as top shows from Milan Fashion Week.

clock January 19, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

More to Go at Emanuel Ungaro?

Following the departure of chief executive officer Jeffry Aronsson last month comes further news of retrenchment at the French fashion brand.

clock January 19, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Chanel Hits Las Vegas

Luxury brand is hosting a lavish outing this weekend in Sin City, flying nearly 200 guests into town on Friday via private jet.

clock January 19, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

British Fashion Retailer Peacocks Enters Administration

Peacocks has more than 600 stores in the U.K., and has recently been upping its fashion quotient, with collections designed by London socialite Pearl Lowe.

clock January 19, 2012Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Parsons Alumni to Design Looks for Christian Louboutin Anniversary Event

Five winners each received a stipend to produce his or her garments — to be unveiled at the brand’s 20th-anniversary event at Bergdorf Goodman’s in February.

clock January 19, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Calvin Klein

Joe Jonas and fashion’s favorite violinist, Charlie Siem, attended the show.

clock January 19, 2012Katya Foreman

A Versace ad featuring Gisele Bündchen.

Fashion Scoops

Versace to Launch Capsule Eyewear Collection

The ad campaign for the line, called Etoile de la Mer, features Gisele Bündchen.

clock January 19, 2012Luisa Zargani

A Patek Philippe watch.

Retail

China Tops in Luxe Timepiece Searches

A poll found that China accounted for 24.9 percent of Internet searches in 2011, surpassing the U.S. for the first time.

clock January 19, 2012Joelle Diderich

Oscar de la Renta and Andre Leon Talley

Fashion Features

Oscar de la Renta, André Leon Talley Channel Joaquín Sorolla

“Joaquín Sorolla & The Glory of Spanish Dress” is on view through March 10 at the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute.

clock January 19, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Macy’s the Beauty Spot.

Retail

NRF Puts Focus on Harnessing Technology

Adapt or die was the message to brick-and-mortar retailers at the National Retail Federation Convention and Expo.

clock January 19, 2012Sharon Edelson and David Moin and Jean E. Palmieri

Financial

CIT Said to Be Approving Orders for Sears

Credit sources said that those approvals for vendor financing could begin as early as today.

clock January 19, 2012Vicki M. Young

Images from the YSL campaign.

Media

YSL to Run Men’s Campaign for Spring

According to the house, the move reflects the continuing global growth of its men’s wear business.

clock January 19, 2012Nina Jones

Media

Bon Appétit to Launch Kitchen Collection

The lineup of cookware, appliances and cutlery and prep tools will be unveiled on HSN on Jan. 31.

clock January 19, 2012John Koblin

André 3000, Adrien Brody and Gael García Bernal star in the new Gillette campaign.

Media

Gillette Launches ‘Masters of Style’ Campaign

New marketing campaign targets men who style their facial hair — as opposed to sporting a clean-shaven look.

clock January 19, 2012David Lipke

The Soho store.

Activewear

Vince Camuto Sets up Shop in SoHo, Launches Swim

The chief executive officer and chief creative officer of the Camuto Group is putting his business in the fast lane.

clock January 19, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Kris Van Assche, Lee Team Up

Elements from a new collaboration with the denim brand are due to feature in his signature men’s fall show.

clock January 19, 2012Alex Wynne

Fashion Scoops

Los Angeles Boutique Belle Gray Shutters

There’s no word yet on whether the Sherman Oaks store could pop up again in brick-and-mortar or another form.

clock January 19, 2012WWD Staff

Essentialist

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Talitha Getty by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris, February 1970.

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