Chanel’s Power Statement

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In the most intriguing Paris season in years, would Karl Lagerfeld go the quiet route at Chanel? What do you think? He turned up the energy —?literally — via 13 enormous wind turbines installed on his runway.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Outside the Paris shows

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Paris Fashion Week

Off the runways and onto the sidewalks and streets for some of the best looks.

clock September 26, 2012WWD Staff

A visual from Frame's fall 2012 lookbook.


Saturday Group’s Founders Turn to Denim

For their next creative foray, the Swedish duo has channeled their style know-how into fashioning a clothing brand of their own.

clock October 1, 2012Julia Neel

Chanel RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Chanel RTW Spring 2013

Karl Lagerfeld is not a linear thinker, and this season offered a symphony of fabulous clothes in a collection packed with ideas.

clock October 2, 2012WWD Staff

Ana Girardot and Cécile Cassel

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Chanel

Guests including Lou Doillon, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Inès de la Fressange and Tallulah Harlech took in the show.

clock October 2, 2012Joelle Diderich

An exterior view of the Tory Burch store in Malibu.


Christopher Burch Files Suit Against Tory Burch

The Burches are at war again over their respective businesses, as well as Christopher Burch’s attempt to sell his stake in Tory Burch.

clock October 2, 2012Vicki M. Young

Paco Rabanne RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Paco Rabanne RTW Spring 2013

Lydia Maurer channeled the freedom of the Sixties’ sexual revolution with skimpy dresses pieced together from Rabanne’s trademark “69” disc.

clock October 2, 2012WWD Staff

Valentino RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Valentino RTW Spring 2013

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli were struck by the notion of a woman’s identity and the concept of personal beauty.

clock October 2, 2012WWD Staff

Bag's from Tod's Signature spring collection.

Leather Goods

Tod’s Spring 2013

Now in its third season, Tod’s Signature lineup is the house’s answer to the logo bag.

clock October 2, 2012WWD Staff

Christophe Lemaire RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Christophe Lemaire RTW Spring 2013

For spring, the designer based his collection on the concept of a trousseau.

clock October 2, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Giorgio Armani, Club 21 Part Ways

The Armani Group will take direct control of its U.K. retail and wholesale operations for all brands.

clock October 2, 2012Samantha Conti

Paul & Joe RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Paul & Joe RTW Spring 2013

Creative director Sophie Albou-Mechaly worked a Hawaiian vibe throughout the spring collection.

clock October 2, 2012WWD Staff

Moncler Gamme Rouge RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Moncler Gamme Rouge RTW Spring 2013

The collection tread somewhere between scuba gear and couture.

clock October 2, 2012WWD Staff

Alexander McQueen RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander McQueen RTW Spring 2013

The collection had an undercurrent of erotic theatricality and a hint of Vargas pinups without the cute factor.

clock October 2, 2012WWD Staff

Ron Johnson


Ron Johnson Updates Plan for J.C. Penney’s ‘Start-up’

He acknowledged that the road has been rocky, but said looking at comps is “irrelevant if you’re looking forward” instead of back.

clock October 2, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Government and Trade

Gap Enacts Bangladesh Factory Safety Plan

The four-part program provides funds for capital safety improvements at apparel factories.

clock October 2, 2012Kristi Ellis

Ivanka Trump

Ready To Wear

Ivanka Trump Talking to New Licensees for Rtw Line

Trump has severed her relationship with HMX Group, which previously held the license to produce her ready-to-wear collection.

clock October 3, 2012Lisa Lockwood


PVH Corp. Cites Heritage Progress

The improvements are the result of external forces abating and the continuing recovery from problems Emanuel Chirico described as “self-inflicted.”

clock October 3, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Interbrand's complete ranking of its best global brands for 2012.


Interbrand Releases Best Global Brands List

A slew of luxury brands have risen up the rankings on the consultancy’s list for 2012.

clock October 3, 2012Nina Jones


William Ackman Speaks Out on ‘Squawk Box’

The activist investor publicly aired his grievances with Procter & Gamble Co. on the CNBC show on Tuesday morning.

clock October 3, 2012Molly Prior

Behind the scenes at Charming Charlie's advertising campaign shot by Terry Richardson.


Charming Charlie Makes Fashion Push

The Houston-based retailer has tapped marketing and advertising agency Lambesis to help it “create a brand identity.”

clock October 3, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

War of Words Erupts Between Hedi Slimane, Cathy Horyn

The designer barred The New York Times fashion critic from his Paris runway debut for Saint Laurent.

clock October 3, 2012Miles Socha

Pierre Bergé and Sonia Rykiel

Fashion Scoops

Sonia Rykiel Twice Honored

The designer on Tuesday was awarded the Grande Médaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris and the Insignes de Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.

clock October 3, 2012Jennifer Weil

Fashion Scoops

Peter Marino Receives French Honor

The architect has been named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Cultural Ministry of France.

clock October 3, 2012Sharon Edelson

Chanel RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

Paris Collections: Spring 2013

Designers were inspired by everything from queen bees at Alexander McQueen to traditional Roman couture at Valentino.

clock October 3, 2012WWD Staff


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