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Hong Kong Loses Ralph Lauren Flagship, Braces for More Closures

Ralph Lauren quietly shuttered its two-year-old 20,000-square-foot store last week. Other brands are expected to close boutiques in a city that has lost its luster for cash-rich mainland Chinese tourists.

clock 11hAmanda Kaiser and Tiffany Ap

Beauty

WWD Beauty Inc Honors the Industry’s Best for 2016

The 15th-annual awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of a cross section of beauty executives.

clock 18hLayla Ilchi

Business

Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

clock December 8, 2016Nyima Pratten

Globe Theater

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Overview

It’s Karl Lagerfeld’s world indeed. He staged his Chanel show around a giant rotating globe that highlighted the brand’s growing reach into new, expanding economies.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Sacai RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Sacai RTW Fall 2013

The key motifs in Chitose Abe’s fall collection were trench coats, English countryside classics and biker jackets.

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Maiyet RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Maiyet RTW Fall 2013

The physical and spiritual landscape of the Himalayas inspired cofounder Kristy Caylor and creative director Gabriella Zanzani for fall.

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Paco Rabanne RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Paco Rabanne RTW Fall 2013

Lydia Maurer made a light-years leap with this concise display of tailored suits and fluid metal mesh dresses.

clock March 4, 2013WWD Staff

Roger Vivier RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Features

Roger Vivier Fall 2013

Bruno Frisoni recreated a few styles of the famous comma heel, which founder Vivier introduced in 1965.

clock March 4, 2013WWD Staff

Government and Trade

China’s Wen Jiabao Makes His Exit

Delivering his last state-of-the-union style address as prime minister, he urged the country to focus on improving the quality of Chinese people’s lives.

clock March 5, 2013Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Milla Jovovich, Karl Lagerfeld and Jessica Chastain

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Chanel

Jessica Chastain, Vanessa Paradis and Milla Jovovich attended the show at the Grand Palais in Paris.

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Inès de la Fressange, Catherine Deneuve, Bruno Frisoni, Tilda Swinton and Kwei Lun-Mei

Fashion Scoops

Roger Vivier Hosts Book Party

Catherine Deneuve and Tilda Swinton were among the guests at the event.

clock March 5, 2013Alex Wynne

Chanel RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Chanel RTW Fall 2013

Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion message was a masterful statement of sartorial strength based on bold, graphic silhouettes in a myriad of different fabrics.

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Jade Jagger and Adrian Fillary

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Agnès B.

Léa Seydoux and Jade Jagger were at the show.

clock March 5, 2013Alex Wynne

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac RTW Fall 2013

Pre-Raphaelite art, most notably Millais’ famous “Ophelia” painting, got some play at the fall show.

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Martha Stewart

Retail

Martha Stewart’s Moment on the Stand

When Macy’s lawyer Theodore Grossman asked if Stewart was comfortable, the home-goods diva quipped without a trace of a smile: “As comfortable as can be.”

clock March 5, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Valentino RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Valentino RTW Fall 2013

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli chose portrait artists, specifically Dutch masters, as their main inspiration.

clock March 5, 2013WWD Staff

Alexander McQueen RTW Fall 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander McQueen RTW Fall 2013

Sarah Burton’s tiny grouping awed with its beauty and the craft on display. It also whetted the appetite for what commercial glories the showroom may hold.

clock March 5, 2013WWD Staff

J Brand

Denim

Jeansmakers Look to Broaden Scope

The market’s premium players add to assortments as they seek to increase retail presence in their customers’ stores and their own.

clock March 5, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Bill Simon

Retail

Wal-Mart U.S. Focusing on Smaller Stores, Online

Focus is expected to lead the retailer to see flat square footage growth.

clock March 5, 2013Evan Clark

Exterior of the Bhau Daji Lad Museum.

Designer and Luxury

Ermenegildo Zegna Connects With Art in India

The Italian brand has five stores in the country, and now — with its new initiative, ZegnArt — an installation at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Mumbai.

clock March 5, 2013Mayu Saini

Financial

Vornado Reduces J.C. Penney Stake by 10 Million Shares

Real estate firm’s retreat hits retailer’s stock hard on Tuesday.

clock March 5, 2013Evan Clark

A look from David Lerner.

Intimates

Jerry Leigh Acquires David Lerner

Known for leggings, the women’s contemporary label will introduce sport, maternity, shoes and accessories in 2014, as well as open its first freestanding store.

clock March 6, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

The exterior of the Hermès store in Miami.

Designer and Luxury

Hermès Events Celebrate Temporary Miami Home

Hermès hopped down to Florida for a party-filled winter weekend.

clock March 6, 2013Rebecca Kleinman

Fan Bingbing

People

China’s Fan Bingbing Branches Out

Already a superstar at home and well known to the fashion set for her front-row ubiquity, the actress has her eye on Hollywood stardom.

clock March 6, 2013Rachel Brown

Media

Condé Nast, Hearst Eye Partnership With Dave Zinczenko

Since departing Rodale last November, he has been shopping around his services as a consultant to a number of magazine publishers.

clock March 6, 2013Erik Maza

Media

Condé Nast Looking to Add to Real Estate in Lower Manhattan

Publisher is in negotiations to lease 80,000 square feet at 222 Broadway, a source confirmed Tuesday.

clock March 6, 2013Erik Maza

The DesignsFauxReal.com home page.

Media

DesignsFauxReal.com Raises Awareness About Online Fakes

The Web site, designed by Neil Kraft, founder of KraftWorks, looks like any high-end e-commerce site — that is, until one reads the product descriptions.

clock March 6, 2013Sharon Edelson

A view of the exhibit.

Fashion Scoops

Pringle Archive Project Channels Princess Grace

Princess Caroline of Monaco led a tour of sweaters that students from Central Saint Martins designed for Pringle of Scotland, inspired by her mother.

clock March 6, 2013Miles Socha

The Duchess of Cambridge in a Hobbs coat.

Fashion Scoops

The Duchess of Cambridge Steps Out in Grimsby

After an hour-long delay caused by a thick fog in London, she spent Tuesday performing a series of solo engagements.

clock March 6, 2013Julia Neel

Fashion Scoops

Valentino Mulling Fifth Ave. Location?

Meanwhile, this summer, the luxury brand will open a new-look boutique in a townhouse on Madison Avenue between 68th and 69th Streets.

clock March 6, 2013Miles Socha

Dita Von Teese

Fashion Scoops

Dita Von Teese Gearing Up for HSN Launch

The burlesque star’s new “Strip Strip Hooray” show kicks off tonight at the Gramercy Theater in Manhattan.

clock March 6, 2013Karyn Monget

Julia Garner in Calvin Klein Collection.

Fashion Scoops

‘Electrick Children’ Screens in NYC

The Cinema Society and Make Up For Ever hosted the screening of the fantastical coming-of-age film at the IFC Center.

clock March 6, 2013Belisa Silva

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Sen. Charles Schumer at podium with Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers.

Business

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

clock 20hKristi Ellis

Social Studies