Kors Shares Soar on Strong Profits

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Overview

Wall Street certainly liked Michael Kors Holdings Ltd.’s first earnings report — the company’s shares soared 27.5 percent Tuesday, making it the standout share of an otherwise flat trading day. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Bibhu Mohapatra RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Bibhu Mohapatra RTW Fall 2012

His inspiration — the early 20th-century Chinese opera “The White Haired Girl” — was most obvious in the daywear.

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Alice + Olivia RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Alice + Olivia RTW Fall 2012

Against the colorful backdrop of a fancy soiree, the designer presented a range of sweet, frilly dresses.

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Zero + Maria Cornejo RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Zero + Maria Cornejo RTW Fall 2012

The designer photographs everything that catches her fancy, tweaks it and voilà — they’re prints on her runway.

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Betsey Johnson RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Betsey Johnson RTW Fall 2012

Forget Beatlemania, it was pure Betsey-mania as the cartwheel-loving designer traveled back in time to London and the Swinging Sixties’ rebellious Mod scene.

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Lillian Bassman in her Upper East Side home.

Fashion Features

Lillian Bassman, Fashion Photographer, Dies at 94

A prolific artist, the Brooklyn-born Bassman worked tirelessly throughout her nine decades.

clock February 13, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg and Lorna Koski

Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012

Most looks demonstrated a shushed-up Edwardian undercurrent in their curvature of silhouette, the structure achieved through cut and construction.

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The Duchess of Cambridge in Liverpool.

Fashion Scoops

Duchess of Cambridge Visits Liverpool Charities

Royal visits alcohol-free bar for recovering addicts.

clock February 14, 2012Samantha Conti

Media

Kaleidoscope App Lets Users Shop Street Style Fashions

It is described as “Pinterest meets ShopStyle.”

clock February 14, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Financial

Avon Talks More Cost-Saving Measures

Pressured by an ongoing investigation by the SEC, the beauty firm plans to trim head count as early as the first quarter of the year.

clock February 14, 2012Molly Prior

Tory Burch RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Tory Burch RTW Fall 2012

Her woman continues to be polished, but this season, Burch added an underlying sexiness to the lineup.

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J.Crew RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

J.Crew RTW Fall 2012

The collection, the first under new head of women’s design Tom Mora, felt refreshingly true to its roots.

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Norisol Ferrari RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Norisol Ferrari RTW Fall 2012

Describing her collection as Jean Harlow meets Tina Turner in her “Mad Max” role, the designer was influenced by her days working at the Byblos showroom.

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Viola Davis

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Vera Wang

Leighton Meester, Maria Sharapova and Viola Davis all sat front row at the show.

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Araks RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Araks RTW Fall 2012

Araks Yeramyan discovered the portrait photography of Malik Sidibé and Seydou Keïta and the inspiration for her fall collection was born.

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Designer and Luxury

Gucci Case Against Guess to Proceed

A federal district court judge in Manhattan has denied Guess Inc.’s request to dismiss a 2009 lawsuit against it over trademark infringement issues.

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Lady Gaga

Fashion Scoops

Lady Gaga Dons Hogan McLaughlin for Terry Richardson

To promote her upcoming tour for “Born This Way,” the singer enlisted the photographer to shoot her in a series of — what else? — provocative images.

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Vera Wang RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Vera Wang RTW Fall 2012

This season the designer seemed determined to telegraph a measure of practicality.

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Josie Natori RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Josie Natori RTW Fall 2012

The designer’s fall collection was full of terrific outerwear — sequined velvet, perforated and pleated leather, suede, fur-trimmed, embroidered.

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Diesel Black Gold RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Diesel Black Gold RTW Fall 2012

The collection had a cool, aggressively urban look.

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Natalie Portman

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Rodarte

Natalie Portman, George Lucas, Tavi Gevinson and Rachel Zoe sat front row at the fall show.

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Government and Trade

Obama, China’s Xi Jinping Talk Economics

President applauded the country’s rise as an economic power while stressing the need for it to abide by international economic rules.

clock February 14, 2012Kristi Ellis

Rodarte RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Rodarte RTW Fall 2012

Australia’s more romantic and distant past informed Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s fall collection.

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A sketch by Stephen Burrows from the collection with Raven.

Denim

Stephen Burrows and Raven in Denim Duet

Designer teams with L.A.-based jeans firm for capsule collection.

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Luciana Bozán Barroso and Matt Damon

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Naeem Khan

Kristin Chenoweth and Matt Damon sat front row at the fall show.

clock February 14, 2012Alessandra Codinha

Naeem Khan RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Naeem Khan RTW Fall 2012

The designer looked to his native India for a glittering lineup of pieces with paisleys, swirls and Tilakas.

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Human Resources

Neil Fiske Exiting CEO Post at Eddie Bauer

The company, which revealed the change internally, said Tuesday that it has hired a search firm to find Fiske’s successor.

clock February 14, 2012Sharon Edelson

David Galan

Handbags

WWD Coterie: Collections of ‘TMRW’

From accessories to classic ready-to-wear and casual sportswear, these four lines are looking to break out.

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A look inside the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Lifestyle

Backstage at New York’s Other Big Show

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show shares the spotlight with New York Fashion Week, and perhaps a few other things.

clock February 14, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Rachel Roy’s wool tweed and leather jacket and dress.

Retail

As Fashion Coterie Grows, Vendors Fine-Tune

Expanded venues and offerings are on tap for the upcoming trade fair.

clock February 15, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Marc by Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Marc by Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012

A return to grunge via a high-speed Teutonic highway.

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Nicole Miller Artelier’s leather dress (worn as top), with Payne’s cotton and spandex pants. Diesel bag; Tibi shoes; Roman Luxe necklace; Carol Marie bracelet.

Accessory Trends

WWD Coterie Trend: No Sweat

Sporty items are energized with graphic details and a utilitarian vibe.

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Erin by Erin Fetherston’s maribou jacket; Pink Tartan’s cotton and patent leather shirt, and Raoul’s wool tweed skirt. Diesel belt.

Accessory Trends

WWD Coterie Trend: Uptown Girl

Ladylike dressing with stylish pencil skirts and timeless accessories exudes chic.

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Dennis Basso RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Dennis Basso RTW Fall 2012

The Orient Express, with its sense of old luxury, mystery and grand travel, inspired Basso’s high-glam show.

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Ali Ro’s metallic python jacket with leather sleeves; Graham & Spencer’s silk shirtdress; White + Warren’s cashmere sweater, and Sanctuary jeans.

Fashion Trends

WWD Coterie Trend: Shine On

Clothing and accessories will be metal-heavy for fall.

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Joy Cioci’s cashmere coat with fox and rabbit fur trim.

Accessory Trends

WWD Coterie Trend: Frost Finds

Winter whites have an edge by way of enamel jewelry and fuzzy furs.

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San & Soni’s silk crepe dress. Jocelyn’s fur scarf; Karla Deras for Roman Luxe necklace; Cynthia Vincent bag.

Accessory Trends

WWD Coterie Trend: Wrap It Up

Scarf prints and patterns have long been a staple in fashion and, for fall, they’re showing up everywhere from dresses to bags.

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A Juergen Teller photo.

Lifestyle

Coterie Scene: Manhattan Medley

For those looking for some cultural, dining and night time pursuits surrounding their busy schedules, here’s a potpourri of ideas.

clock February 15, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Sophie Theallet RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Sophie Theallet RTW Fall 2012

For her fall show, Theallet envisioned a family of aristocrats who lost their fortune and stopped maintaining their castle.

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Badgley Mischka RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Show Reviews

Badgley Mischka RTW Fall 2012

Mark Badgley and James Mischka play to a woman who takes her glamour to heart, while flaunting it head-to-toe.

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Human Resources

PVH’s Michael Shaffer Adds to Role

Firm’s executive vice president and chief financial officer will assume responsibilities of chief operating officer in June when Allen Sirkin retires.

clock February 14, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Retail

NRF: Stores Moving Fast on Mobile Landscape

North American retailers are taking dead aim at mobile technologies as they seek to stop customer defections and close their own technology gaps.

clock February 15, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Financial

Edward Lampert’s ESL Investments Ends 2011 With 9.3% Gap Stake

Sears chairman controlled 45.3 million shares of the specialty retailer.

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The Giorgio Armani Madison Avenue flagship store.

Designer and Luxury

Armani Plots Aggressive Expansion in North America

Giorgio Armani has redesigned his vision for capturing market share in North America — and the most immediate sign is at the Madison Avenue flagship.

clock February 15, 2012David Moin

John Idol

Financial

Fast-Track Michael Kors Off to Strong Start

Wall Street certainly liked Michael Kors Holdings Ltd.’s first earnings report — the company’s shares soared 27.5 percent Tuesday.

clock February 15, 2012Lisa Lockwood and Vicki M. Young

Joan Rivers

Fashion Scoops

Joan Rivers, Always the Critic

The E network may have pulled the rebroadcast of the “Fashion Police” episode where the comedian lambasted Whitney Houston, but she has no regrets.

clock February 15, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Sally Singer

Media

WSJ. and T: The Rivalry Is On

Led by Deborah Needleman, Rupert Murdoch’s team at The Wall Street Journal’s luxury magazine is beginning to feel some momentum.

clock February 15, 2012John Koblin

Jean-Paul Agon

Financial

L’Oreal’s Jean-Paul Agon Optimistic on 2012 Growth

Beauty firm’s ceo predicted Tuesday that the global cosmetics market “will continue to be buoyant” and his company’s fortunes will rise with the tide.

clock February 15, 2012Jennifer Weil

Jean Zimmermann

Beauty Features

ChinaFile: Beauty Brands Back From the Dead?

Chinese cosmetics brands were practically extinct, but then Ba Yan Ka La (BYKL) opened its first boutique in Shanghai.

clock February 15, 2012Huang Hung

A lookl from Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Features

New York Collections Fall 2012: Forward Thinkers

Exaggerated flamboyance, wistful innocence, an artful mix of opposites and underlying sexiness — the standout collections had it all.

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