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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 19hRosemary 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 24hJoelle 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 17hLisa Lockwood

Penney’s Shocker: Ullman Returns as Johnson Exits

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J.C. Penney convinced Myron “Mike” Ullman 3rd to return as chief executive officer as its board called an end to the controversial and costly tenure of Ron Johnson.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Fergie and Alex Lundqvist

Fashion Scoops

Fergie Surprises Partygoers at Hugo Boss Store Opening in Brazil

The Black Eyed Peas singer dropped by, and while she was only supposed to stay for a quick photo op, she wound up staying three hours.

clock April 7, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Annelise Peterson to Join Net-a-porter

She will serve on the marketing team as director of client relations, a new post.

clock April 5, 2013Lisa Lockwood


Avon to Cut 400 Jobs, Exit Ireland

Direct merchant said moves would save up to $50 million annually.

clock April 8, 2013Evan Clark

Adelina Wong Ettelson and Elew


Save Venice Parties Incognito

The organization hosted its annual masquerade ball in New York on Friday.

clock April 8, 2013Alison Maney

Vice President Joe Biden and Claudio Bisogniero


A Biden Surprise at the Italian Embassy’s Opera Ball

Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero and his wife, Laura Denise, celebrated the vice president’s arrival at their Villa Firenze residence.

clock April 8, 2013Susan Watters

Business Features

New Counterfeit Law for N.Y. in Works

Under the proposed legislation, purchasers of fake goods would be subject to fine and prison.

clock April 8, 2013Arthur Friedman


Richemont Takes Down 2,700 Counterfeit Sites

Better technology and more accommodating courts are helping brands punch back harder against online counterfeiters.

clock April 8, 2013Evan Clark

Jen Kao's metallic leather tracksuit worn with a Kangol hat, Albert Zuger earrings and Violet Love by Rebecca Michaels headband, worn as a hand wrap.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2013 Trend: Street Cred

A hard-knock life never looked so good. Hip-hop meets Chola girl this fall, giving a stylish context to the season’s oversize separates and athletic wares.

clock April 9, 2013Kim Friday


Macy’s-Martha-Penney’s Trial Resumes

It’s unclear what impact the departure of J.C. Penney chief Ron Johnson may have on the case since he was the architect of the retailer’s deal with MSLO.

clock April 8, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Facade of Printemps in Strasbourg.


Printemps Sets Expansion Plans

On track to be acquired by a group of Qatari investors, the French department store operator intends to become an even bigger player on the retail scene.

clock April 9, 2013Paulina Szmydke


Guest List Shaping Up for White House Correspondents’ Dinner

While not everyone has confirmed yet, media outlets have corralled a few marquee name actors, and Conan O’Brien will emcee.

clock April 9, 2013Erik Maza

Wes Card

Fashion Scoops

AAFA Names Honorees for Annual American Image Awards

Wes Card, ceo of The Jones Group Inc., will receive the Man of the Year award at the annual gala.

clock April 9, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Chado Ralph Rucci Drops ‘Chado’ From Name

The fashion label is now known just as Ralph Rucci, the company’s ceo Jeffry Aronsson confirmed.

clock April 9, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Patrick Collins Joins Boldface Board

He is a partner at JH Partners, the San Francisco private equity firm that made its name in the beauty sector by successfully backing Bare Escentuals.

clock April 9, 2013Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Borbonese Sponsoring Jean Prouvé Exhibit in Turin

Consisting of about 40 pieces by the French architect and designer, “A Passion for Jean Prouvé” runs until Sept. 8 at the Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli.

clock April 9, 2013Alessandra Turra

A worker at Guerlain applies a label.

Fashion Scoops

LVMH to Reprise and Expand Journées Particulières Initiative

The next installment, scheduled for June 15 and 16, is to involve more than 40 sites, including Christian Dior’s couture salons in Paris.

clock April 9, 2013Miles Socha

Honey by Marc Jacobs

Fashion Scoops

Marc Jacobs Launching Honey Scent

With advertising shot by Juergen Teller and a snappy recolored bottle, the designer’s Dot fragrance, launched in August 2012, is getting a buzzy little flanker.

clock April 9, 2013Julie Naughton

Fashion Scoops

Whitney Museum Giving Reed Krakoff American Art Award

Michael Ward Stout, Martin Z. Margulies and The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation will also be honored at the upcoming gala dinner.

clock April 9, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Myron E. “Mike” Ullman 3rd

Business Features

J.C. Penney’s Shocker: Mike Ullman Retaking Reins

The beleaguered retailer on Monday convinced Myron “Mike” Ullman 3rd to return as ceo as its board called an end to the controversial tenure of Ron Johnson.

clock April 9, 2013David Moin and Evan Clark and Lisa Lockwood and Jean E. Palmieri

Michael Kors and Halle Berry

Fashion Features

Michael Kors and Halle Berry Talk Partnership, WFP

The actress' pregnancy announcement on Friday provided a case of perfect timing to herald her new alliance with the designer to fight world hunger.

clock April 9, 2013Marc Karimzadeh


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Christian Dior’s Sidney Toledano: Balancing Creativity and Commercialism

clock 20hLisa Lockwood

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