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After a disappointing June for most stores, retailing won’t get any brighter heading into back-to-school.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Jennifer Creel


Akris Celebrates 90, Looks Ahead

The company’s anniversary party at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City was a decidedly understated affair.

clock June 27, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Iris van Herpen Fall Couture 2012


Iris van Herpen Fall Couture 2012

The designer’s spooky, alien creations looked as though they were about to swallow their wearer whole.

clock July 2, 2012WWD Staff

Diane Kruger and Milla Jovovich

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Chanel

Milla Jovovich and Diane Kruger were among actresses at the show.

clock July 3, 2012Miles Socha and Katya Foreman

Couture time in Paris.

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Paris Couture Week

‘Tis the season for high-chic street looks as fashion’s finest flocks to Paris for the fall 2012 couture shows.

clock July 3, 2012WWD Staff

Claudia Cardinale, Sofia Loren and Roberta Armani

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Armani Privé

Zoe Saldana, Shailene Woodley and Sophia Loren attended the show in Paris.

clock July 3, 2012Joelle Diderich

Rad Hourani Fall Couture 2012


Rad Hourani Fall Couture 2012

Rad Hourani’s couture debut was a sculptural exercise.

clock July 4, 2012WWD Staff

Valentino Fall Couture 2012


Valentino Fall Couture 2012

The collection ping ponged between out-and-out dazzlers and plainer Janes.

clock July 4, 2012WWD Staff

Zuhair Murad Fall Couture 2012


Zuhair Murad Fall Couture 2012

With nipped waists and full skirts, the sheer lace Couture looks had a Fifties allure.

clock July 4, 2012WWD Staff

Maison Martin Margiela Fall Couture 2012


Maison Martin Margiela Couture 2012

Though there were some great elements, the collection lacked the Margiela conceptual thrills of yesteryear.

clock July 4, 2012WWD Staff

A view of the Ferrari 250 GTOs.


Dom Pérignon Hosts Ferrari Rally

High rollers congregated to indulge a passion for vintage race cars, particularly the Ferrari 250 GTO, and a taste for good Champagne.

clock July 4, 2012Alex Wynne

The Christian Louboutin Cinderella shoe

Fashion Scoops

Christian Louboutin Unveils Cinderella Shoe

The mini-platform lace heels mark Walt Disney’s release of the “Cinderella” Diamond Edition.

clock July 5, 2012Devorah Lauter

Fashion Scoops

Moncler to Hold September Birthday Event

The label will fete its 60th anniversary during Paris Fashion Week.

clock July 5, 2012Alessandra Turra

Business Features

June Retail Sales Trends Sluggish

After a disappointing month for most stores, retailing won’t get any brighter heading into back-to-school.

clock July 5, 2012David Moin and Arnold J. Karr and Samantha Conti and Evan Clark

The Duke of Cambridge

Fashion Scoops

Queen Elizabeth II Knights the Duke of Cambridge

Prince William was given the highest royal honor in Scotland on Thursday when he became a Knight of the Thistle.

clock July 5, 2012Catherine Tipple

Maison Rabih Kayrouz


Maison Rabih Kayrouz Fall Couture 2012

Having branched out into ready-to-wear and dipped a toe in the mass market, the designer opted to present just a handful of looks this season.

clock July 5, 2012WWD Staff

Business Features

Li Ning CEO Out, New Plan Formed

The sports brand laid out a multiyear plan to boost its performance that started out with a big change at the top.

clock July 5, 2012Evan Clark

Donna Karan Woman ancillaries.


Donna Karan Launching ‘Woman’ Fragrance

The designer worked with architect Zaha Hadid to create the bottle for the scent, which looks like a free-form sculpture.

clock July 5, 2012Julie Naughton and Pete Born


June Comp Crux

Expectations for June retail sales were modest considering the month’s status as a transition month.

clock July 5, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Kate Somerville's CytoCell P299, Oil Free Anti-Wrinkle Serum

Skin Care

Kate Somerville Adding to Skin Care Lineup

The first of two new products, CytoCell P299, Oil Free Anti-Wrinkle Serum, hits counters next week.

clock July 5, 2012Julie Naughton

A screen shot of the Revlon Expression Experiment homepage.

Color Cosmetics

Revlon Charts New Digital Course

A new social media initiative called The Revlon Expression Experiment will launch on Monday.

clock July 5, 2012Belisa Silva

Invista's Unstoppable ad campaign


Invista to Reveal Upcoming Campaign at Mode City

The ad campaign for cruise 2013 will focus on consumer confidence in fashion swimwear with Xtra Life Lycra fiber.

clock July 6, 2012Karyn Monget

A pair of 18-karat white gold set drop earrings with diamonds, blue sapphires and white chalcedony.


Piaget Launching Rose Jewelry Collection

Nodding to its founder’s passion for the flower, the collection comprises gold and diamond bracelets, earrings, rings, necklaces and watches.

clock July 6, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

The Bluemercury store in Union Square, N.Y.


Beauty Chains Aim for Dominance

The leading specialty chains — Sephora and Ulta included — are busy overhauling existing stores and opening new locations in a bid to unseat department stores.

clock July 6, 2012Molly Prior

Mergers and Acquisitions

Walgreens Adds More Stores to Fleet

The retailer unveiled a $438 million deal Thursday to buy USA Drug, a 144-store patchwork of regional chains.

clock July 6, 2012Faye Brookman

A rendering of the Louis Vuitton shoe salon at Saks.


Louis Vuitton to Unveil Shoe Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue

The salon, the first of its kind for the luxury brand, will become a key feature in the retailer’s shoe department that is currently being renovated.

clock July 6, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

A Jimmy Choo campaign image.


Terry Richardson Shoots Jimmy Choo Ads

The campaign was photographed in the plush butterscotch-colored backseat of an antique Rolls-Royce Phantom V, from the perspective of an outsider looking in.

clock July 6, 2012Samantha Conti


Giorgio Armani Launches New Web Initiative

Instagram users can now take pictures of themselves wearing a pair of sunglasses and share the results with the hashtag #framesoflife.

clock July 6, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Codacons Still Disputing Diego Della Valle’s Bid to Restore Colosseum

On July 3, the T.A.R., Rome’s regional court, deemed the agency’s protest against the Tod’s chief inadmissible.

clock July 6, 2012Cynthia Martens

The house’s diamond shooting star brooch.


Van Cleef & Arpels’ Good Luck Charms

House unveiled a Alfredo Arias-designed set for the upcoming Biennale des Antiquaires.

clock July 6, 2012WWD Staff


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