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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 8hRosemary Feitelberg


Kering Luxury Sales Jump 11.3% in Q3

The market-beating performance helped propel Kering’s revenues up 10 percent in the third quarter to 3.18 billion euros, or $3.54 billion.

clock 12hJoelle Diderich


Gigi Hadid Sticks With Hilfiger for Spring

They are inviting consumers to vote for their favorite designs, which will be included in the collection.

clock 6hLisa Lockwood

Wang Gets to Work Remaking Balenciaga

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The house's new creative director didn’t waste any time requesting a look at its rich fashion archive.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Annabelle Selldorf's Neue Galerie interior.

Designer and Luxury

Pratt Designs on View at ‘125 Icons’

The new exhibition celebrates the work of Pratt alumni and faculty, and organizers couldn’t resist throwing in a few extras.

clock December 4, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Albert Wolsky at home in Los Angeles.


Albert Wolsky on ‘The Heiress’

At 81, the award winning costume designer says he’s only now becoming comfortable with the notion of turning down work.

clock December 3, 2012WWD Staff

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce


Dolce, Gabbana Lawyer Seeks Dismissal

The judge is to hand down a decision on Dec. 14.

clock December 3, 2012Luisa Zargani

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Middle Temple.

Fashion Scoops

Duchess of Cambridge Expecting Her First Baby

St. James’s Palace confirms royal couple expecting child.

clock December 3, 2012Julia Neel

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Government and Trade

The Long Reach of Sustainability

Okeo-Tex event discusses clean energy, CSR and sustainability.

clock December 3, 2012Arthur Friedman

A view of the Gucci store at The Oberoi hotel in India.

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Opens Largest Store in India

The 4,220-square-foot location at The Oberoi hotel in Gurgaon is the brand’s fifth in the country.

clock December 3, 2012Mayu Saini

Inside the new Design District store.


Dior Homme Bows in Miami

The new unit is the company’s fifth freestanding store in the U.S.

clock December 3, 2012Marc Karimzadeh and David Lipke

Steve Sadove

Human Resources

Stephen Sadove Talks Luxury at CUNY

As a leadoff speaker at “Initiatives in Art and Culture,” Saks Inc.’s ceo didn’t dance around the retail fallout from the recession.

clock December 3, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg


Holiday Shrinkage Seen Rising 4%

Checkpoint expects $8.9 billion in losses from all sources.

clock December 3, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2013

Nasty and nice. Like Maggie in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” the seductive combo informed the designer for pre-fall.

clock December 3, 2012WWD Staff

Richard Baker

Real Estate

Retail, Real Estate Opportunities Seen at ICSC

International Council of Shopping Centers held its national conference and deal-making convention in New York on Monday morning.

clock December 3, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Rena Lange Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Rena Lange Pre-Fall 2013

With a nod to café society, the Lange design team focused on a warm palette for pre-fall.

clock December 3, 2012WWD Staff

Elie Tahari Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Elie Tahari Pre-Fall 2013

Leather was a key component in the designer’s collection.

clock December 3, 2012WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Industry Starts to Feel Impact of L.A. Ports Strike

With operations at 10 cargo container terminals shut down, about a dozen container ships sat offshore over the weekend, unable to unload or load cargo.

clock December 3, 2012Marcy Medina

Connie Silver


Connie Silver Heads to Art Basel

Her exhibition “People Treed” opens today in the Red Dot Tent.

clock December 4, 2012Taylor Harris

Cai Guo-Qiang


Hillary Clinton Throws Party Double-header

At 65, the outgoing Secretary of State has the charisma, social stamina and knockout star power to run for president in 2016.

clock December 3, 2012Susan Watters

The scene at the party.


No Longer a Party Divided at Sackler Museum

Republican hostesses Ann Nitze and Jane Pillsbury helped Dame Gillian Sackler toss the “The Party of the Year” to celebrate the museum’s 25th anniversary.

clock December 3, 2012Susan Watters

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Makes $1M Gift to FIT

The gift will establish the Michael Kors Endowed Scholarship at the school.

clock December 3, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Lela Rose Pre-Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Lela Rose Pre-Fall 2013

The designer’s soft pants, quirky jackets and tweedy cocktail dresses were done mostly in a rich mix of colors and textures.

clock December 3, 2012WWD Staff

Nina Ricci's capsule collection Les Envies for spring '13.

Fashion Features

Nina Ricci’s Latest Act

Les Envies aims to create must-have pieces that draw from the house’s Parisian codes, while priced at around 20 percent below the runway collection.

clock December 4, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

The Diane von Furstenberg store at The Forum Shops in Las Vegas.

Designer and Luxury

Diane von Furstenberg Unveils New Store Format in Las Vegas

The space is the first major store design update for the brand since the opening of its store on Washington Street in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District in 2007.

clock December 3, 2012Rachel Brown

A 10 Crosby Derek Lam shoe.


10 Crosby Derek Lam to Launch Shoes

The 24-style footwear collection was conceptualized with the idea of linear and diagonal colorblocking in mind.

clock December 4, 2012Rachel Strugatz


Rupert Murdoch Confirms The Daily to Cease Publication

One hundred or so staffers at the nearly two-year-old iPad magazine now face the possibility of layoffs.

clock December 4, 2012Erik Maza


First Issue of CR Fashion Book Sells Out at Newsstands

Another 15,000 copies of Carine Roitfeld’s semiannual title have been ordered to replenish stands and will be available before Christmas.

clock December 4, 2012David Lipke

Alexander Wang

Designer and Luxury

Alexander Wang Gets to Work at Balenciaga

The house’s new creative director didn’t waste any time requesting a look at its rich fashion archive.

clock December 4, 2012Miles Socha and Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Ingo Wilts Exits Elie Tahari

After roughly six months as the brand’s creative director, he has left to return to Europe for personal reasons.

clock December 4, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Kardashian Licensee Files Legal Complaint

Boldface Licensing + Branding has struck back at Lee Tillett, owner of Kroma Makeup.

clock December 4, 2012Rachel Brown

Kate Bosworth for Topshop.

Fashion Scoops

Kate Bosworth Stars in Topshop Holiday Film

The short, which will be unveiled today, is part of a full campaign that will run across all social media platforms.

clock December 4, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Renaud Dutreil Unveils New Venture

The former chairman of LVMH’s North American arm is staging a party tonight to introduce the Brazilian lifestyle brand Duplo-T.

clock December 4, 2012Marc Karimzadeh


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