Macy’s, Penney’s, MSLO Square Off in Court

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Lawyers filed into Judge Jeffrey Oing’s rickety, dimly lit courtroom Wednesday to begin the first day of what has become one of fashion’s most watched legal contract cases. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Nars Taps Guy Bourdin for Collaboration

The limited-edition color cosmetics collection will “evoke the Parisian fashion photographer’s ambitious, provocative work,” according to the company.

clock February 14, 2013Julie Naughton

Hair

Kate Moss to Front Kérastase Couture Styling Line

It is the first time the L’Oréal-owned professional hair-care brand has had an international face.

clock February 15, 2013Jennifer Weil

A rendering of the Roccobarocco store.

Designer and Luxury

Roccobarocco Opens Milan Store

The monobrand is opening a 560-square-foot store on upscale Via della Spiga 50 as part of the company’s plan to expand internationally.

clock February 19, 2013Cynthia Martens

A view of the Louis Vuitton Aventura Maison.

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton’s Miami Maison

The fourth U.S. maison, which opened at Aventura Mall earlier this month, is similar in size to the brand’s Manhattan location on 57th Street.

clock February 19, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

The exterior of a Printemps store in Paris.

Retail

Qatar Group Said Eyeing Printemps

Deutsche Bank’s real estate asset management division has entered into exclusive talks with Borletti Group and Qatari investors.

clock February 20, 2013Joelle Diderich

Retail

De Beers Jewelry Stolen From Printemps

Two men made off with jewelry worth 1 million euros to 3 million euros, or $2.7 million to $4 million at current exchange, on Tuesday evening.

clock February 20, 2013Paulina Szmydke

Fashion Scoops

Hailee Steinfeld to Sit Front Row at the Max Mara Show

The ingenue is the 2013 recipient of the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award.

clock February 20, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Alexis Bittar Opens More Doors

The brand opened two stores over the weekend on the Upper West Side in New York and in Greenwich, Conn.

clock February 20, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Alessandra Facchinetti

Leather Goods

Tod’s Names Alessandra Facchinetti Creative Head

The designer is to oversee the women’s accessories collections as well as expand its ready-to-wear division.

clock February 20, 2013Luisa Zargani

Ballantyne RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Ballantyne RTW Fall 2013

Creative director Yossi Cohen looked to the archive to design a collection that combined the brand’s heritage with a contemporary urban feel.

clock February 20, 2013WWD Staff

Gucci RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Gucci RTW Fall 2013

This lineup was about smart, wearable, precisely cut style.

clock February 20, 2013WWD Staff

Matilde Pinault and Salma Hayek

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Gucci

François-Henri Pinault’s daughter Mathilde celebrated her birthday at the show with her father and his wife, Salma Hayek.

clock February 20, 2013WWD Staff

Brunello Cucinelli RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Brunello Cucinelli RTW Fall 2013

“Well dressed during the day” is how the designer described his fall collection.

clock February 20, 2013WWD Staff

Fay RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Fay RTW Fall 2013

Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi set up a literary café scene to parade their spunky, collegiate-style collection.

clock February 20, 2013WWD Staff

Alberta Ferretti RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Alberta Ferretti RTW Fall 2013

The designer homed on what she felt was “authentic” to her DNA (read: soft romance and femininity).

clock February 20, 2013WWD Staff

No. 21 RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

No. 21 RTW Fall 2013

The designer fused British influences with a hefty dose of Italian glamour, making for a savvy study in contrasts.

clock February 20, 2013WWD Staff

A look from The Doneger Group fashion show.

Retail

Retailers Embrace Fashion Choices at Las Vegas Market

A variety of saleable trends attract fall dollars at the men’s wear shows.

clock February 21, 2013Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke

Rachel Grayson and Scott Morrison

Textiles

3×1 Takes First Steps at Wholesale

Scott Morrison’s bespoke and custom-made denim brand is now available to stores.

clock February 20, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Retail

Chinese New Year Sales Grow 14.7%

This year’s growth is the slowest China has seen since 2009, when there was a 13.8 percent gain over the previous year.

clock February 20, 2013Casey Hall

Neil Cole

Denim

Iconix Brand Group Acquires Lee Cooper

The company, which beat Wall Street’s expectations for the fourth quarter by 3 cents, is on the prowl for more deals.

clock February 20, 2013Vicki M. Young

Legal

Hearings Go On in Dolce, Gabbana Case

Managing director and board member Cristiana Ruella and Dolce’s brother and board member Alfonso Dolce attended the hearing.

clock February 20, 2013Luisa Zargani

A Mark Cross plum python “Grace” box bag.

Handbags

Mark Cross on Expansion Track

The brand relaunched with Barneys New York just over a year ago, and in that time has managed to grow its business domestically and internationally.

clock February 20, 2013Rachel Strugatz

The Chloé store in SoHo.

Designer and Luxury

Chloé Prototype Opens in New York

On the eve of its 60th anniversary celebration, the brand is opening a 2,100-square-foot flagship at 93 Greene Street in SoHo.

clock February 21, 2013Sharon Edelson

Vera Wang and Fern Mallis

Fashion Features

Vera on Vera Wang at 92Y

Never one to skirt an issue, the designer left little for speculation during the Q&A with Fern Mallis.

clock February 20, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Retail

Macy’s, Penney’s, MSLO Square Off in Court

Lawyers make their opening statements and lay the groundwork for the trial.

clock February 21, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

“Splash” by Olaf Bruening and Cynthia Rowley.

Markets

Fashion and Art Meet at MOVE! in São Paulo

Revving up the experience will be installations and performances by collaborators such as Francisco Costa and Vik Muniz and Marc Jacobs and Rob Pruitt.

clock February 21, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Ben Sherman

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Standouts: Vegas Vanguards

Here are a few of the standouts from this week’s shows.

clock February 21, 2013Jean E. Palmieri and David Lipke

TRUE BLUE DENIM: AG Adriano Goldschmied

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear: Fall 2013 Trend Setters

Brands showing in Las Vegas this week embraced the rich variety of trends in classifications ranging from outerwear and denim to updated streetwear.

clock February 21, 2013WWD Staff

A prototype of the Pearl by Georgina Chapman of Marchesa at Penney's.

Retail

J.C. Penney to Launch Georgina Chapman Line

The department store wants some red-carpet appeal on its selling floors.

clock February 21, 2013David Moin

Sketch by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi.

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld Sketches for Fendi

“Fur is in the air,” according to the designer. And expect it to be all over the label’s fall collection.

clock February 21, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

São Paulo amfAR Inspiration Gala to Honor Pele, Fergie

Kate Moss, Sharon Stone and Kenneth Cole will serve as the event chairs of the third annual event.

clock February 21, 2013David Lipke

Kanika Kapoor

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Alberta Ferretti

Indian singer Kanika Kapoor was among the front-row guests at the show in Milan on Wednesday.

clock February 21, 2013Joelle Diderich

Media

The New York Times to Sell New England Media Group

Mark Thompson, chief executive officer of the Times, said the sale underscores the company’s commitment to its flagship.

clock February 21, 2013Erik Maza

Mila Kunis in Gemfield's advertising campaign.

Media

Mila Kunis Named Gemfields Brand Ambassador

The ads feature Kunis wearing one-of-a-kind emerald and ruby jewelry created by six of Gemfields’ designer partners.

clock February 20, 2013Subrina Hudson

Essentialist

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Hero Cosmetics Rescue Mission Holiday Kit

Beauty

Holiday Shopping in Beauty Focuses on Discounts, D-to-c

clock 13hAllison Collins

Social Studies

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