Milan’s Rich Season Leaves Buyers Upbeat

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Pomp and circumstance: Milan delivered both in spades, with richly embellished collections that galvanized retailers.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The Leonardo da Vinci exhibition poster.

Fashion Scoops

Salvatore Ferragamo to Sponsor Da Vinci Exhibit

Italian house also plans to show its resort collection at the Louvre.

clock February 28, 2012Luisa Zargani

Designer and Luxury

Hermès Loses Brand Case in China

Legal loss over trademark infringement could serve as a cautionary tale.

clock February 28, 2012Debra Bruno

Marvin Traub’s schedule.

Human Resources

A Week in the Life of Marvin Traub

A look at the very crowded schedule he kept during New York fashion week, Feb. 13-17, 2012.

clock February 29, 2012WWD Staff

Marvin and Lee Traub in their Manhattan apartment.

Human Resources

A Conversation With Marvin and Lee Traub

The couple talks Martha Graham, marriage, war and other matters.

clock February 29, 2012David Moin

Business Features

Marvin Traub’s Calling Card

A smattering of the international projects and clients of Marvin Traub Associates.

clock February 29, 2012WWD Staff

From left: Mortimer Singer; Atlas Advisors’ managing director Julian Steinberg and senior managing director Palden Namgyal; Marvin Traub (seated).

Business Features

Marvin Traub: Master of Reinvention

Most people would be fortunate to have a single career with as much impact as the former chairman and ceo of Bloomingdale’s. But two?

clock February 29, 2012David Moin

Martha Stewart


Macy’s Answers Martha Stewart Counterclaims

The department store denied that it failed to maximize sales of Martha Stewart-branded products in its stores.

clock February 28, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Posing with models for Bloomingdale’s Spanish promotion in 1990.

Business Features

The Marvin Traub Doctrine

The executive’s 61-year career gives him a unique view of where retailing has been and where it’s headed.

clock February 29, 2012David Moin

Jeff Cerciello behind the cheese counter at Farmshop.


Feast for the Eye: Farmshop, Not Your Average Grocery Store

Chef Jeff Cerciello built it as a 1,750-square-foot showcase for California’s food culture.

clock February 28, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

Mario Grauso

Designer and Luxury

Vera Wang Preps for Asian Expansion

Although no deals have been signed, Mario Grauso confirmed the company’s interest in opening freestanding stores in Asia.

clock February 28, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Government and Trade

President Obama Creates Trade Enforcement Center

China is a key target of the new agency.

clock February 28, 2012Kristi Ellis

A still from the Cartier advertisement “The Cartier Odyssey.”

Marketing and Promotion

Cartier Ads to Hit the Screen

Next month, the French jewelry house will launch its most ambitious screen advertisement in more than a decade, “The Cartier Odyssey.”

clock February 28, 2012Joelle Diderich

A look from Joe’s Jeans’ new Else brand sold exclusively at Macy’s.


Joe’s Jeans Adds Else for Macy’s

Firm registers small fourth-quarter loss as retail results shine.

clock February 28, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran

An image from the spring A|X campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

A|X Veterans Launch Marketing Firm

Company’s expertise will include traditional advertising campaigns, store windows, events, press relations and social media.

clock February 28, 2012Jean E. Palmieri


C. Wonder to Open Columbus Circle Unit

The new flagship will be larger than the brand’s inaugural 5,000-square-foot store, which opened in SoHo in October.

clock February 28, 2012Sharon Edelson


Dick Braeger, Cole Haan and Garys Principal, Dies at 74

He injected his pursuit of comfort into his stewardship of both the shoe brand and men’s stores in Southern California.

clock February 28, 2012Arnold J. Karr


Warnaco Reports $6.7M Loss in Quarter

The firm posted restructuring charges that were in part connected with its transition out of its European CK/Calvin Klein bridge line.

clock February 28, 2012Vicki M. Young

Prada RTW Fall 2012

Designer and Luxury

Milan’s Rich Season Leaves Buyers Upbeat

Pomp and circumstance: Milan delivered both in spades, with richly embellished collections that galvanized retailers.

clock February 28, 2012WWD Staff

Susan Kronick

Human Resources

Lessons Learned: Marvin Traub’s Protégés

How executives from Sue Kronick to Andrea Jung have translated their training throughout their careers.

clock February 29, 2012Sharon Edelson

Marie, Robert and Kelly Gray in 1993.

Human Resources

Robert E. Gray, St. John Co-Founder, Dies at 86

He remained honorary chairman of the firm.

clock February 28, 2012Marcy Medina

Mathilde Castello Branco shows her cards at Azzaro.

Fashion Features

Paris Fashion Week: Crunch Time

In the homestretch of the fall collections, WWD caught up with a handful of designers as they made those crucial final alterations to their runway-bound looks.

clock February 29, 2012WWD Staff

Zhou Xun

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: The Front-Row Chinese

Huang Hung introduces several beautiful Chinese women that you’re likely to see in the front row during Paris Fashion Week.

clock February 29, 2012Huang Hung

Dior’s new online magazine.


DiorMag to Launch Online Today

Christian Dior is out to conscript more readers and viewers with the debut of a new digital magazine.

clock February 29, 2012Miles Socha

Billy Reid’s take on the Tommy Hilfiger trench

Fashion Scoops

Tommy Hilfiger Ties With American in Paris Initiative

The 10 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund designers participating in the project’s second season each customized a Hilfiger trenchcoat.

clock February 29, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Jeremiah Goodman’s painting of Diana Vreeland’s living room

Fashion Scoops

Drawing Dreams Foundation to Host Online Auction

A Bonnie Cashin self-portrait and an “Eloise” original by Hilary Knight are a few of the finds going under the gavel.

clock February 29, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Derek Lam Creates T-shirt for Cause

The designer sketched an artistic take on a brain and a helmet for shirts for Brain Injury Awareness Month, which officially starts Thursday.

clock February 29, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Lord & Taylor’s Guest Spot on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

In Sunday’s episode, teams compete to create the best window displays for Ivanka Trump’s fashion collection.

clock February 29, 2012David Moin

Fashion Scoops

Chambre Syndicale Hosting Showcase

The exhibition, called “Pas de Robe, Pas de Défilé” (“No dress, no fashion show” in English), opens tonight with a party.

clock February 29, 2012Alex Wynne

Hernan Bas in his studio.


Hernan Bas Goes Hobo Chic

The Miami-born, Detroit-based artist takes an interesting approach to luggage for an installation for Louis Vuitton.

clock February 29, 2012Stephanie Davila


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