St. John Put On Block by Owner Vestar Capital

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St. John, which has been majority owned by Vestar Capital Partners since 1999, has hired investment bank Rothschild to look for suitors, WWD has learned.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Sofia Vergara in Roberto Cavalli


ABC’s Upfront Gets Personal

At the event, the corporate brass spoke of “appointment TV” and “destination comedies,” but Jimmy Kimmel cut right to the chase.

clock May 15, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg and Bridget Foley

Johann Rupert

Designer and Luxury

Richemont’s Johann Rupert Opens Up on China

The chairman and chief executive officer of Compagnie Financière Richemont is banking a lot on China — and that makes him a little uneasy.

clock May 16, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Show Added to Cannes Benefit

Carine Roitfeld to curate the spectacle at the amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS gala.

clock May 16, 2012Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

Michael Kors to Open Shanghai Flagship

The brand plans to open 15 stores in Greater China by the end of this year.

clock May 16, 2012Lara Farrar


J.C. Penney, Abercrombie & Fitch See Shares Plummet

Penney’s stock saw its worst day in more than 30 years of trading, while A&F fell 13 percent after reporting a drop in first-quarter profits.

clock May 16, 2012Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr

Givenchy Men's Resort 2013

Fashion Features

Givenchy Men’s Solo Act

The fledgling men’s resort line is going it alone for the first time this season, with its first independent presentation.

clock May 16, 2012Katya Foreman

Human Resources

Matteo Del Vecchio Joins Brooks Brothers Team

He will serve in the new position of vice president of strategy and corporate development.

clock May 16, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Looks from Bash by Barry Wishnow.

Designer and Luxury

Barry Wishnow Does Bespoke

The one-time president of Calvin Klein and ceo of Hugo Boss America started working on the concept last year and is now fitting customers in his Nashville home.

clock May 16, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

A view of the Brioni store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

Designer and Luxury

Brioni Sees Growth in Expanding Stores, Product Categories

Under the new ownership of PPR, the Italian label takes a multipronged approach.

clock May 16, 2012Rachel Brown

Bill Jasper

Mergers and Acquisitions

Four Textile Groups Mull Merger

Associations seek stronger influence, unified lobbying efforts on on Capitol Hill.

clock May 16, 2012Kristi Ellis

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine


Class Action Granted in L’Oréal Lawsuit

The complaints allege that the beauty firm failed to warn buyers of flammability in its Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum.

clock May 16, 2012Belisa Silva


Skechers Settles Ad Dispute With FTC

Company to pay $45 million to settle charges that it violated federal laws by making deceptive claims to consumers in advertisements for its toning shoes.

clock May 16, 2012Kristi Ellis

A look from Merona.


Target Corp. Sees Strong First Quarter

Retailer reported a 5.3 percent comparable-store sales increase, the largest since the third quarter of 2005.

clock May 16, 2012Sharon Edelson

Tommy Hilfiger’s poly swim trunks.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Water Colors

Swimwear manufacturers are drawing inspiration from recent runway trends.

clock May 17, 2012Alex Badia


Coty’s Next Move: Headed for an IPO

Wasting no time moving on from its bid for Avon Products Inc., the beauty firm has hired underwriters to prepare for an initial public offering.

clock May 17, 2012WWD Staff

Kara Laricks


‘Fashion Star’ Winner Kara Laricks Scores Deals

By locking up Tuesday night’s finale of the fashion reality show, she will have exclusive signature collections in H&M, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue.

clock May 17, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Jenny Lai's rayon jacket and skirt.

Designer and Luxury

Designers to Watch: Part Two

Six more up-and-comers who you should know.

clock May 17, 2012WWD Staff

A look from St. John.

Designer and Luxury

St. John Put on Block by Vestar Capital

The fashion brand has hired investment bank Rothschild to look for suitors, WWD has learned.

clock May 17, 2012Evan Clark

A sketch of Zerlina’s costume design incorporating Swarovski Elements by Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte.

Fashion Scoops

L.A. Philharmonic, Rodarte Team Up

Kate and Laura Mulleavy are designing for the stage yet again for the upcoming production of “Don Giovanni.”

clock May 17, 2012Kristi Garced

Fashion Scoops

Andrew Pollard Exits Project

The president of the trade shows revealed his resignation to employees on Wednesday.

clock May 17, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Macy’s Fetes Brazil Campaign With Benefit

The event and silent auction raised $50,000 for the Brazil Foundation.

clock May 17, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Barneys Names Tomoko Ogura Senior Fashion Director

Most recently, she served as fashion director of women’s Co-op.

clock May 17, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Steven Alan Opens San Francisco Store

The designer is already working on his next project: home furnishings.

clock May 17, 2012Sarah Taylor

Fashion Scoops

Saks Fifth Avenue’s Terron Schaefer Honored

The High School of Fashion Industries gave the retailer’s creative director its Advisory Board Award at the school’s annual fund-raiser.

clock May 17, 2012Taylor Harris


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