P&G Gets Behind CEO Bob McDonald

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Overview

The hot seat just got a lot more tolerable for Procter & Gamble Co.’s Bob McDonald. P&G’s board said it is standing by McDonald and his strategy to fix what ails the $82.6 billion consumer products giant.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Legal

Prosecutor Seeking 9 Years Jail Time in Burani Case

It is widely believed Giovanni Burani masterminded the expansion of the firm, piling up debt and dabbling too freely and creatively with finances.

clock July 17, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Diane von Furstenberg to Design Evian Bottle

The partnership is the latest stylish splash for the French water purveyor, which since 2008 has created a new designer bottle annually.

clock July 17, 2012David Lipke

Business Features

Puma Lowers Full-Year Forecast

Shares of the sporting goods giant fell 4 percent as it cites a slowdown in Europe.

clock July 18, 2012Katya Foreman

Financial

Procter & Gamble Gets Behind Bob McDonald

The company has reacted to reports suggesting the board has grown impatient with its chairman, president and chief executive officer.

clock July 18, 2012Molly Prior

Lanvin Men's RTW Spring 2013

Designer and Luxury

Lanvin to Open Men’s Store in NYC

The Madison Avenue men’s-only boutique, slated to open in late September, is the first of its kind in the U.S.

clock July 18, 2012Miles Socha

Christian Bale in Armani and incognito.

Lifestyle

Giorgio Armani to Dress Batman

For “The Dark Knight Rises,” the designer reunited with costume designer Lindy Hemming to outfit Christian Bale in the role of Bruce Wayne.

clock July 18, 2012Cynthia Martens

Heidi Klum

Parties

‘Project Runway’ Celebrates Season 10

The reality competition hosted a party on the High Line on Tuesday night.

clock July 18, 2012Emma Ward

Government and Trade

Senate Finance Committee Passes Four Trade Measures

Actions with significant implications for the fashion industry now move to the full Senate for a vote.

clock July 18, 2012Kristi Ellis

Armando Cabral in the Ludlow Shirt.

Retail

J. Crew Expanding Ludlow Concept

The company has inked a deal to open its second store devoted to the updated men’s suit model this fall in Boston.

clock July 18, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Canali Men's RTW Spring 2013

Designer and Luxury

Canali to Open Madison Ave. Flagship

The sought-after Italian suitmaker has landed a two-level 6,000-square-foot space at 625 Madison Avenue at 59th Street, according to real-estate sources.

clock July 18, 2012Sharon Edelson

A look from the Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown collection.

Designer and Luxury

Duckie Brown’s Perry Ellis Revamp

The men’s department store brand is upping the ante for fall with a new collection aimed at upscale specialty retailers.

clock July 19, 2012Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke

A rendering of Yann Kersalé’s lighting design for Galeries Lafayette.

Retail

Galeries Lafayette Spruces Up

As it prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its iconic glass dome, the French retailer is renovating its Boulevard Haussmann flagship.

clock July 18, 2012Joelle Diderich and Miles Socha

Wayne Bebb, chief executive officer of Brand ID, Lira, Sam Sarpong and Erin Patton.

Ready To Wear

466/64 Fashion Showcased in New York

The event at the South African Consulate introduced the brand to the North American market.

clock July 18, 2012Lisa Lockwood

A look from MP by Massimo Piombo’s spring collection.

Designer and Luxury

Massimo Piombo, Kiton Expanding Joint Venture Line

The Italian designer and Neapolitan suitmaker recently showed their second collection under the MP by Massimo Piombo name at Pitti Uomo.

clock July 19, 2012Katya Foreman

False eyelashes from the line.

Color Cosmetics

Karl Lagerfeld’s Manga Vision

The designer has cherry-picked a selection of hues for a special holiday collection for Japanese beauty firm Shu Uemura.

clock July 19, 2012Jennifer Weil

Financial

Retail Challenges Mount in Germany

In a summer when rain and clouds have dominated, German retailers are feeling the heat.

clock July 19, 2012Susan Stone

Retail

Discover a New Way to Pay at Neiman Marcus

Card members earn a cashback bonus of 5 percent on all purchases made at 42 Neiman’s stores and Bergdorf Goodman.

clock July 19, 2012Sharon Edelson

One of Patrick Demarchelier’s images for Carolina Herrera’s fall campaign.

Media

Patrick Demarchelier Shoots Fall Campaign for Carolina Herrera

The photographer had to weather a few torrential downpours in New York City before getting the shots he wanted.

clock July 19, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Isabella Rossellini in the Bulgari ad campaign.

Media

Isabella Rossellini in Next Campaign for Bulgari

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, the color images were taken at her New York studio.

clock July 19, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

NYC EDC Launches Fashion Fellows Program

The yearlong fellowship program is one of six initiatives drawn from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Fashion.NYC.2020 plan.

clock July 19, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

NRF Study Forecasts Big Uptick for B-t-s

The back-to-school season might provide exactly the opportunity retailers have been looking for to get their customers back into stores.

clock July 19, 2012Arnold J. Karr

A dried-up pond in Illinois.

Retail

Weather Puts Heat on Retail

The worst heat wave in more than 75 years continues to grip the U.S., and consumers are not much in the mood to shop.

clock July 19, 2012Sharon Edelson

Matthew Williamson

Fashion Features

Olympics Summer 2012 Preview: Good Sports

To mark the upcoming Games, WWD polled industry Brits about their own athleticism and what Olympic events they plan to attend.

clock July 19, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Tracey Travis Heading to Estée Lauder?

The outgoing chief financial officer of Ralph Lauren Corp. is reportedly joining the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. as cfo.

clock July 19, 2012Molly Prior

Fashion Scoops

Doneger Group Names Merchandising Director for Carol Hoffman

Courtney Quinn replaces the division’s namesake, who has resigned to pursue other interests, according to the firm.

clock July 19, 2012David Moin

A rendering of the Aurélie Bidermann flagship.

Fashion Scoops

Aurélie Bidermann to Open First Store in Paris

The French jewelry designer’s first flagship will be located in the city’s Saint-Germain-des-Prés district.

clock July 19, 2012Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

Christian Louboutin to Open Men’s Store in London

The new boutique at 35 Dover Street will offer the widest selection of Louboutin’s men’s shoes and bags in the U.K.

clock July 19, 2012Nina Jones

A sketch of a piece from Kenzo Takada's fine jewelry collection for 10
Royale.

Fashion Scoops

10 Royale Taps Kenzo Takada for Jewelry Collection

The pieces are to be presented on Sept. 12 at the the private jewelry atelier’s headquarters in Paris.

clock July 19, 2012Katya Foreman

Friendship bracelets by Cayli Cavaco Reck, Nora Zelevansky and Jeet Sohal.

Fashion Scoops

Cayli Cavaco Reck’s Friendship Bracelets for ‘Grown-ups’

The former magazine editor collaborated with jewelry designer Jeet Sohal on the bracelets, which feature semi-precious stones and a 14-karat gold chain.

clock July 19, 2012Kristi Garced

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