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Inside Bottega Veneta's 50th Anniversary Show

Tomas Maier eschewed trends in favor of a design ethos of “private luxury” for a collection that was effortlessly sophisticated.

clock 13hBridget Foley


Ghesquière ‘Dives Deep’ Into Louis Vuitton

Designer and Michael Burke reflect on progress, next steps in creative retooling of luxury megabrand.

clock September 23, 2016Miles Socha


Five Left Dead in Shooting at Macy’s in Washington State

The shooter, thought to be a lone gunman, opened fire on Friday night.

clock 19hWWD Staff

Ron Johnson: Newsmaker of the Year

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After a challenging year, J.C. Penney’s chief executive officer Ron Johnson says “the transformation is on track” and “the fun begins in 2013.”SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Fashion Features

Fashion Moments of 2012

WWD highlights the most dynamic moments in fashion this year.

clock December 10, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Italian Brands’ Export Challenge

Given stagnating domestic demand, Italian luxury companies are developing aggressive strategies to expand abroad.

clock December 5, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Features

Number 6: London Times

An unprecedented string of celebrations, from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to the 2012 Summer Olympics, focused the global spotlight on the city.

clock December 10, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Josie Natori Launches First Book

Over 220 guests turned out to celebrate the launch of “Josie and the Dragon.”

clock December 5, 2012Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Number 10: Fight Club

Was it something in the water? Cattiness ran rampant this year, with lawsuits, name-calling and that now-infamous fashion slap.

clock December 10, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Show Reviews

3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Fall 2013

The designer Lim deftly worked traditional moto style into his leather jackets and slim pants with quilted knees.

clock December 6, 2012WWD Staff

Business Features

Number 2: It’s the Economy, Still

The industry has hopes for the future, but nowhere to turn for stability.

clock December 10, 2012Evan Clark and Samantha Conti and Amanda Kaiser and Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Alex Wynne

Designer and Luxury

Number 5: Dance of the Designers

The revolving doors in Paris ateliers inspired a stellar season.

clock December 10, 2012Miles Socha


Beauty CEOs in the Hot Seat

Accusations flew. Wall Street pointed fingers. Board members grumbled. And revolving doors spun. It was a tumultuous year for a handful of major beauty firms.

clock December 10, 2012Molly Prior

Business Features

Number 4: I’ll Have a Kors

The hottest fashion IPO in recent years has set the bar sky-high.

clock December 10, 2012Evan Clark

Fashion Show Reviews

Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2013

Airy draped silk dresses, a collection staple, were updated with a high-low hemline and printed with a blurry image of dancers.

clock December 6, 2012WWD Staff


Hair Aging: The New Frontier

Mass hair manufacturers in 2012 began looking to the skin-care world for inspiration on a bevy of new products.

clock December 10, 2012Belisa Silva


Celebrity Fragrances on the Move

This was the year of the celebrity beauty merry-go-round: some jumped on, some jumped off.

clock December 10, 2012Julie Naughton

Business Features

The Top 10 Bankruptcies of 2012

A few brands were fortunate and found new owners, but at least three retailers — Bakers, Daffy’s and Mark Shale — closed up shop.

clock December 10, 2012Vicki M. Young

Business Features

Number 1: Moral Hazard

Controversy erupted over tragedy and substandard working conditions, as labor once again became a major focus.

clock December 10, 2012Arthur Friedman

Designer and Luxury

Dover Street Market to Open in New York

Comme des Garçons said Friday it has signed a lease for a 20,000-square-foot, seven-story emporium, set to open in late 2013.

clock December 9, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Paris Turns Out for Charity Dinner

Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and Alber Elbaz were among attendees Thursday at Numéro editor-in-chief Babeth Djian’s benefit.

clock December 7, 2012Jennifer Weil


Revel Revel: The Hot Parties of the Year

The Eye takes a look at the standout soirees of 2012.

clock December 10, 2012WWD Staff

Business Features

Year of the Deal: The Top Dozen

No less than 65 deals were done by mid-December, and still a few more are edging toward completion before the year is up.

clock December 10, 2012Vicki M. Young

Retail Features

Number 9: High-Low Fling

The collaboration between Target and Neiman Marcus made an unusual pairing.

clock December 10, 2012Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

The Year in Fashion: They Said It

The highly quotable are at it again.

clock December 10, 2012Dianne M. Pogoda

Fashion Show Reviews

Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2013

The designer infused his collection with good-time glamour fit for the latter-day Jerry Halls and Grace Joneses of the world, but with his own ladylike touch.

clock December 7, 2012WWD Staff

Retail Features

Number 7: Mobile Mojo

Tablets are driving momentum in m-commerce.

clock December 10, 2012Rachel Strugatz


Number 8: The Men’s Mission

New looks and new customers are propelling a resurgence in the business.

clock December 10, 2012Jean E. Palmieri


Number 3: Sandy Strikes

The devastating megastorm destroyed properties and caused angst among retailers and suppliers heading into the crucial holiday selling season.

clock December 10, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Show Reviews

Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2013

Christopher Bailey playfully interpreted the brand’s signature silhouettes and colors with striking embellishments and new patterns.

clock December 7, 2012WWD Staff


2012: In Memoriam

The following people from the worlds of fashion, retail, beauty and media died this year.

clock December 10, 2012WWD Staff

Business Features

Newsmaker of the Year: Ron Johnson

The J.C. Penney chief has established himself as a retail iconoclast, willing to rewrite the rules of the game in his high stakes reinvention.

clock December 10, 2012David Moin

Business Features

People’s Choice for Newsmaker of the Year: Emanuel Chirico

The top 10 vote-getters as selected by visitors to

clock December 10, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Theyskens’ Theory Pre-Fall 2013

Olivier Theyskens has his “essentials” down to a science for the brand.

clock December 7, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Show Reviews

Rachel Zoe Pre-Fall 2013

The designer evolved her collection beyond Seventies glam to include more tomboyish street-chic looks.

clock December 7, 2012WWD Staff


K.I.D.S. Dinner Raises $800,000

Newark Mayor Cory Booker mesmerized the crowd as the keynote speaker.

clock December 9, 2012Jean E. Palmieri


Barneys New York Fetes Frédéric Malle

The retailer threw a dinner toasting the master perfumer at Mark Lee’s lofty prewar penthouse on Thursday night.

clock December 7, 2012Taylor Harris

Fashion Scoops

New York Knicks Take Miami

At least for a few hours on Thursday night, the hottest ticket in South Florida had nothing to do with Art Basel Miami Beach.

clock December 7, 2012Matthew Lynch

Fashion Show Reviews

St. John Pre-Fall 2013

The fluorescent light sculptures of artist Dan Flavin informed the color story that Greg Myler employed for his latest collection.

clock December 7, 2012WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Ivanka Trump Inks Apparel Deal With G-III

The collection will be distributed to department stores and better specialty stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico beginning in spring 2014.

clock December 10, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Government and Trade

India FDI Clears Final Hurdle

After a politically charged debate for the last two days, a final vote made the mandate on foreign direct investment in retail clear.

clock December 10, 2012Mayu Saini


Delta Galil Buys LittleMissMatched Brand

Delta Galil USA has acquired the trademarks of LittleMissMatched, a specialist of socks and apparel for kids.

clock December 10, 2012Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

Lucy’s Prototype Sets Path for Future

The activewear retailer has unveiled a new prototype that will serve as the model for stores as expansion kicks into gear next year.

clock December 10, 2012Rachel Brown

Executive Changes

Nicolas Abboud Exits de Grisogono

During his short tenure as ceo, executive started an extensive revamp of the company.

clock December 10, 2012David Moin


Stella Luna Expands Reach With Paris Store

The Chinese shoe brand’s 870-square-foot shop is located at 181 Boulevard Saint-Germain, close to Berluti, Etro and Ralph Lauren’s boutiques.

clock December 10, 2012Laure Guilbault


Q&A With Patek Philippe’s Thierry Stern

The company’s president shared with WWD his family’s commitment to remaining a private company.

clock December 10, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Designer and Luxury

Alice Temperley Opens London Flagship

The new Temperley London store has 2,500 square feet of retail space on Bruton Street in Mayfair.

clock December 10, 2012Samantha Conti

Memo Pad

Condé Nast, Hearst Corp. Eye Hispanic Market

Glamour is poly-bagging with its April issue a new supplement, the digest-size Glam Belleza Latina, or Latin Beauty, which has a quarterly frequency.

clock December 10, 2012Erik Maza

Memo Pad

Bon Appétit Hosts Fund-raiser for Sandy Relief Efforts

ABC Kitchen chef Dan Kluger cohosted the event with publisher Pamela Drucker Mann.

clock December 10, 2012Erik Maza


Cheers! A Cocktail With Ina Garten

Just in time for the holidays, the Food Network favorite has penned her eighth cookbook.

clock December 10, 2012Kim Friday

Fashion Scoops

Debbie Rose Woloshin Heading to Ann Taylor

The senior vice president of marketing at the Jones Group Inc. is making the moving over to Ann Inc.

clock December 10, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Fred Perry Teams With No Doubt

The Southern California band worked alongside the design team to create a collection of classic styles.

clock December 10, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Fashion Scoops

Vbeauté Launches Lip Gloss

The year-old brand has launched an antiaging gloss containing botanicals that react to the user’s lip chemistry to create a unique tint.

clock December 10, 2012Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Armani Beauty Hosts L.A. Luncheon

The brand’s makeup artists worked their magic on Madeleine Stowe, Melissa Leo, Olivia Munn, Frances Fisher and Eva Amurri Martino.

clock December 10, 2012Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Burberry Takes Chicago by Storm

A fake rain shower celebrated the recent opening of its five-story flagship along Michigan Avenue.

clock December 10, 2012Beth Wilson

Fashion Scoops

Marc Bouwer Teams With Shania Twain on Vegas Show

All told, the designer spent six months developing six outfits for the country-music star, who is currently headlining the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

clock December 10, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Katherine Hooker Hits Texas

Football blended with fashion when Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Charlotte Anderson hosted a trunk show for the London designer.

clock December 10, 2012Holly Haber

Fashion Scoops

Ferragamo Hosts London Dinner

If red roses are the symbol of love, then the brand was feeling mighty amorous on Wednesday night.

clock December 10, 2012Julia Neel


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