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Designer and Luxury

International Woolmark Prize Judges Chosen

Final competition will take place during London Fashion Week.

clock November 29, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Alexander Wang

Designer and Luxury

Alexander Wang to Take Reins at Balenciaga

French fashion house to tap New York-based designer to succeed Nicolas Ghesquière.

clock November 30, 2012Miles Socha

Edie Campbell


Valentino Toasted in London

Designer fetes opening of retrospective exhibition with star-studded dinner.

clock November 29, 2012Samantha Conti

Jonathan Anderson

Designer and Luxury

Versace Taps J.W. Anderson for Versus

London-based designer is to show capsule collection in New York.

clock November 29, 2012Luisa Zargani

Tiffany & Co.’s Bezet ring.


Tiffany Profits Fall 29.6%

As a result, the company lowered its annual earnings outlook to $3.20 to $3.40 a share from $3.55 to $3.70 a share.

clock November 29, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Items from Dolce & Gabbana's Animalier range.


P&G Prestige: Building a Luxury Business on Consumer Insights

Skin care is key to prestige growth, and the men’s category is developing rapidly.

clock November 30, 2012Cynthia Martens

Bob McDonald

Business Features

Bob McDonald Looks to the Future of P&G

The executive’s 40-20-10 strategy is designed to focus on the company’s 40 largest businesses; top 20 innovations, and 10 most important developing markets.

clock November 30, 2012Molly Prior

Pantene, circa 1985, the year Procter & Gamble acquired the brand.


P&G’s Retail Hair Segment Booms

The division boasts two “billion-dollar” brands: Head & Shoulders and Pantene.

clock November 30, 2012Jennifer Weil

Beauty Features

P&G’s Crusade Against Animal Testing

The company accomplishes more than 99 percent of safety assessments with nonanimal, alternative methods.

clock November 30, 2012Faye Brookman

King Camp Gillette


P&G’s Patrice Louvet Talks Shave Care

When the company purchased Gillette in 2005 for $57 billion, the firm added a century’s worth of shaving know-how to its product portfolio.

clock November 30, 2012Belisa Silva

A Procter & Gamble "field girl" conducting market research.

Marketing and Promotion

Consumer Insights Critical at P&G

The company’s dialogue with women — and men — has shaped product launches, marketing campaigns, packaging, fixturing and even product placement on shelves.

clock November 30, 2012Faye Brookman

1837: William Procter, a candlemaker, and James Gamble, apprentice to a soap maker, visit Cincinnati and end up marrying sisters Olivia and Elizabeth Norris. The two decide to join forces and found Procter & Gamble.

Beauty Features

P&G Beauty Timeline: From Soap to Scent

Highlights from P&G’s 175 years in the beauty industry.

clock November 30, 2012Belisa Silva

A Wella ad, circa 1929.


P&G Zeroes In on the Salon Channel

With a portfolio that includes Wella Professional, Nioxin and Clairol Professional, Procter & Gamble is a force to be reckoned with in the salon industry.

clock November 30, 2012Julie Naughton

Leighton Meester


Target and Neiman Marcus Open Early for the Fashion Set

The two retailers’ much awaited holiday collaboration had a preview on Wednesday.

clock November 29, 2012Taylor Harris

An ad visual for The One Desire.


Dolce & Gabbana Launching New Fragrance

Industry sources estimate The One Desire could generate as much as $150 million in global sales in its first year at retail.

clock November 30, 2012Cynthia Martens

Calvin Klein Spring 2013

Fashion Features

Calvin Klein Spring 2013

Kevin Carrigan showed his multiple collections (sportswear, men’s, jeans, performance, swim, underwear, etc.) inspired by Mies van der Rohe.

clock November 29, 2012WWD Staff

Ermenegildo Zegna Uomo


Ermenegildo Zegna Uomo Fragrance to Launch in Spring

The scent will be a pillar in the brand’s fragrance portfolio, according to Lauder’s president and chief executive officer Fabrizio Freda.

clock November 29, 2012Cynthia Martens

An ad visual for Olay Regenerist.


P&G’s Beauty Care Charters a Global View

A far-flung network of executive offices serve as a trend-catching machine.

clock November 30, 2012Pete Born

Making Ivory soap in the Twenties.

Beauty Features

The Rise of P&G Beauty

Today’s multicategory, multichannel global beauty player started in 1879 with a bar of soap called Ivory.

clock November 30, 2012Belisa Silva

Modern retail in India.

Beauty Features

L’Oréal Eyes Top Spot in India

The beauty giant has kept one hand on the pulse of the Indian consumer, while maintaining a fast moving strategy that has kept the brand growing.

clock November 30, 2012Mayu Saini

Government and Trade

NRF, RILA Urge Obama to Act on Dock Strike

Letter sent to the president claims extended stoppage could hurt the “fragile” economy.

clock November 29, 2012Kristi Ellis

Human Resources

Erik Joule Named Head of Alternative Apparel

He will be based out of the company’s Los Angeles design office and report to chief executive officer Even Toporek.

clock November 29, 2012Marcy Medina

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Workers, Unions Demand More Action

Several groups organized committees and roundtables to draw up specific demands.

clock November 29, 2012Mayu Saini


November Comp Crux

In a month when comp “misses” outnumbered “beats” by a two-to-one margin, no one came close to the upside surprise of Stage Stores Inc.

clock November 29, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Karlie Kloss


Striking a Pose to Support AIDS Research

Jason Wu, Richard Chai and other fashion notables attended an event for the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

clock November 30, 2012David Lipke

Eau de Lacoste


Lacoste Taps Amy Adams for Latest Fragrance

The new Eau de Lacoste is angling to make a major splash online with its ambassador prior to a global in-store launch.

clock November 29, 2012Jennifer Weil

A view outside a Kohl's store.


Analysts Predict Decelerated Consumer Spending for Holiday

Experts also cite a worrisome underlying trend in blaming weak November comps on Hurricane Sandy.

clock November 29, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

One Direction


One Direction Scent Set

The English-Irish boy band is aiming squarely for Justin Bieber’s teen audience with the introduction of a women’s scent next fall.

clock November 30, 2012Molly Prior

A rendering of the store's facade.

Designer and Luxury

Prada Set to Open in Miami

Luxury brand will open a store in the city’s Design District on Dec. 6, in conjunction with the Art Basel Miami fair.

clock November 30, 2012Luisa Zargani

Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss


Rent the Runway Raises $20M in Financing

The latest round of funding for the online site for dress and accessories rentals was led by Advance Publications Inc.

clock November 30, 2012Vicki M. Young

Martha Stewart for Miss Clairol, circa 1965.

Human Resources

P&G Trivia: Did You Know?

A brunette Martha Stewart posed with a little boy and a sock puppet for a Miss Clairol ad in 1965.

clock November 30, 2012Belisa Silva

FROM LEFT: Linda E. Johnson, Leonard Lauder, Barbara Tober and her husband Donald.

Human Resources

Karyn Khoury and Sophia Grojsman Honored

The annual dinner for the Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan was cast in a fragrance theme in honor of the museum’s “Art of Scent” exhibition.

clock November 30, 2012Pete Born

Howard Schultz

Business Features

Starbucks’ Howard Schultz on Responsibility and Leadership

The company’s chairman, president and ceo spoke to help celebrate the Harvard Business Review’s 90th anniversary.

clock November 30, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg


Net-a-porter to Launch Print Magazine

At a conference Wednesday in London, chief executive officer Mark Sebba publicly acknowledged the e-commerce site is moving in that direction.

clock November 30, 2012Samantha Conti and Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Saint Laurent to Close Paris Men’s Fashion Week

The Chambre Syndicale on Thursday released its provisional calendar for the five-day schedule, which runs Jan. 16 to 20.

clock November 30, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

MAC Cosmetics Teaming Up With Rick Baker

The special effects makeup artist will create a 15-piece color cosmetics collection.

clock November 30, 2012Julie Naughton

Christian Siriano

Fashion Scoops

Christian Siriano Inks Fragrance Deal

The still-unnamed offering is set to launch in fall 2013.

clock November 30, 2012Belisa Silva

Fashion Scoops

Luncheon Celebrates Parsons’ Paris Expansion

Kay Unger, a 1968 graduate of Parsons New York and current member of the school’s board, gave the keynote speech.

clock November 30, 2012Jennifer Weil

Coco Rocha in Dennis Basso.

Fashion Scoops

Dennis Basso and Friends Raise Funds for Silver Hill Hospital

Coco Rocha, Tamara Mellon, Jamie Tisch, and Joan Collins were among guests at the dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street.

clock November 30, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Tourneau Rings In Holiday Season on Madison Ave.

Kristin Chenoweth, The New Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem and Santa Claus were all in attendance on Tuesday night.

clock November 30, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Social Media on the Rise in Retail Marketing Strategy: Survey

According to a BDO USA survey, 86 percent of retail chief marketing officers have included social media in their marketing strategies.

clock November 30, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Exhibition Showcases Luciano Benetton Art Collection

“The Suitcase of Signor Luciano” runs at “Casabella Laboratorio” in Milan through Dec. 14.

clock November 30, 2012Alessandra Turra


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