Hermès Sues LVMH, LVMH Sues Hermès

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Hermès International and LVMH said Tuesday they were heading to court over their ongoing dispute regarding LVMH’s acquisition of a 22.3 percent stake in the maker of Birkin bags and silk scarves.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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François-Henri Pinault and Charlotte Casiraghi


Gucci Hosts Trio of Venice Events

Italian brand fetes women in film and restores a 1972 classic.

clock September 3, 2012Cynthia Martens

Stefano Pilati

Designer and Luxury

Zegna Outlines Pilati’s Plan

Designer to head up Ermenegildo Zegna and Agnona brands.

clock September 4, 2012Luisa Zargani and Miles Socha


Hermès, LVMH Dispute Going to Court

The luxury group shot back Tuesday by revealing it would file a suit against Hermès for “slander, blackmail and unfair competition.”

clock September 4, 2012Joelle Diderich

Joanna Coles

Human Resources

Joanna Coles Named Editor of Cosmo

She has served as editor of Marie Claire since April 2006.

clock September 4, 2012Amy Wicks

The men's store at Bergdorf Goodman.


Bergdorf Goodman Wraps Men’s Revamp

Just in time for fashion week, the retailer has completed a year-long renovation of its third-floor contemporary designer department.

clock September 4, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Natalie Massenet

Designer and Luxury

Natalie Massenet to Be Named BFC Chairman

The founder and executive chairman of the Net-a-Porter Group will succeed Harold Tillman.

clock September 4, 2012Samantha Conti

British designs at the Olympic closing ceremonies.

Designer and Luxury

London Preview: Hoping to Harness the Buzz

British designers are hoping the halo effect from the Olympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will cast a similarly golden light on London Fashion Week.

clock September 4, 2012Nina Jones

Donna Karan and Brooke Shields


Donna Karan Hosts ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ Screening

The designer opened up her Hamptons estate to some very famous friends.

clock September 4, 2012David Lipke

Michelle Obama

Government and Trade

Democrats Take Balanced Trade Stance

The party’s platform balances free-trade principles with a commitment to enforcement and favoring diplomacy over punitive measures with China.

clock September 4, 2012Kristi Ellis

President Obama

Government and Trade

U.S. Jobs in Campaign Spotlight

Made in USA is proving to be a key battleground of the presidential campaign and some experts predict that a shift in sourcing back to the U.S. has begun.

clock September 5, 2012Kristi Ellis

Fresh Produce


Made in America: Domestic Sourcing on the Rise

Economic and political factors and circumstances have come together for nothing less than a revival of the U.S. textile and apparel manufacturing industry.

clock September 5, 2012Arthur Friedman

A Stoll knitting machine being delivered to Keff NYC's factory on West 36th Street.


New York City’s Garment Center Revs Up

Once the hub of American apparel manufacturing, the district is at the heart of the revival movement, as well.

clock September 5, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Alan Ennis

Beauty Features

Beauty Sector Builds Domestic Foundation

The New York metropolitan area still serves as the hub of local contract product manufacturing.

clock September 5, 2012Molly Prior

Walter and Brian Meck.


Fessler USA: An Oasis Grows in Orwigsburg, Pa.

Along the rolling hills of eastern Pennsylvania lies an oddity — a family-owned, fully integrated, state-of-the-art knitwear factory.

clock September 5, 2012Arthur Friedman

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa tours Lucky Brand's new headquarters in downtown L.A.


L.A. Looks to Gain as Apparel Hot Spot

A growing circle of designers and executives are picking the city as the preferred provenance for making accessories, beauty products and apparel.

clock September 5, 2012Khanh T.L. Tran


USA: Consumers Say They Will Pay

The severe economic challenges of the 21st century have Americans thinking far more positively about American-made apparel.

clock September 5, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Zella seamless sports bras


U.S. Stores Eye Domestic Goods

A growing number of retailers are taking a closer look at or increasing their purchase of domestically made apparel.

clock September 5, 2012David Moin and Sharon Edelson

A Miriam Haskell necklace.


Accessories Council Leads Initiative for Made in USA

The council’s president, Karen Giberson, formed a group to promote the domestic production of fashion jewelry and other accessories.

clock September 5, 2012Rachel Strugatz and Alexandra Steigrad

A Joseph Abboud ad.


Men Seek Heritage, Craftsmanship in U.S. Product

On his Men’s blog, A Continuous Lean, Michael Williams has compiled an authoritative list of brands that manufacture in the U.S.

clock September 5, 2012David Lipke and Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: Watch Out!

A photo taken at a bus accident on Aug. 26 might end up causing a decline of luxury watch sales in China in the next quarter.

clock September 5, 2012Huang Hung

A Bubbledogs specialty.


London Preview: The Scene

Enjoy some downtime between the shows.

clock September 5, 2012Lorelei Marfil

Paolo Roversi shot two women, meant to be lovers, for Barneys fall women's campaign.


Barneys New York Unveils Fall Campaign

The women’s campaign features models Arizona Muse and Magda Laguinge dressed to the nines in Paris, with the innuendo that they’re lovers.

clock September 5, 2012Jessica Iredale

Donna Karan in her studio.

Designer and Luxury

The Scenes Behind the Scenes at New York Fashion Week

The road to the runway is a long one, but the finish is nearly in sight. Here, two p.r. execs, two designers and one production guru show us how it’s done.

clock September 5, 2012Marc Karimzadeh and Jessica Iredale


Amex Teams With Fashion Sites

The company’s e-commerce partnerships with The Fancy, Harper’s Bazaar and Lucky Magazine will continue through fashion week.

clock September 5, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Inks Deal With Katie Holmes

Industry sources are saying that the actress has signed on to become the brand’s first face.

clock September 5, 2012Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Fashion Scoops

Style Awards Set for Tonight

Ten designers and celebrities will receive awards at the ninth annual event at The Stage at Lincoln Center.

clock September 5, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Karlie Kloss Heads to IMG

She has decided not to renew her contract with Next Model Management.

clock September 5, 2012Rachel Strugatz

An image from the David Bowie exhibition.

Fashion Scoops

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum Planning David Bowie Exhibit

Next spring, the museum will unveil the exhibition “David Bowie is,” which will run from March 23 through July 28.

clock September 5, 2012Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Carlos Slim Keeps Selling Saks Inc. Shares

The Mexican billionaire continued to lighten up his stake in the retailer on Friday, selling an additional 225,000 shares.

clock September 5, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Scoops

A Pair of Absentees in Retail’s Front Row

Sarah Andelman, purchasing manager and creative director of Colette in Paris, is sitting out many of the shows as she is expecting her first child.

clock September 5, 2012Miles Socha


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