Newsmaker of the Year: The Bangladeshi Worker

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The fashion world suffered a major black eye this year when tragedies in the Bangladesh garment industry claimed the lives of more than a thousand people.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Vincent Darré between Inès de la Fressange and her daughter Violette d’Urso.

Fashion Scoops

Vincent Darré Decorates Paris Hotel Patio

Inès de la Fressange, Kenzo Takada and Gilles Bensimon took in the winter garden at the Prince de Galles hotel.

clock December 10, 2013Laure Guilbault

A view of the Men’s Wearhouse Big & Tall store.

Business Features

Number 10: The Battle for Men’s Wearhouse

The high-stakes drama between Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank continues to play out.

clock December 16, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Hedi Slimane

Designer and Luxury

Number 6: The Hedi Slimane Debate

In the year since he took over as creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane has proved that his influence on fashion remains as pervasive as ever.

clock December 16, 2013Joelle Diderich

John Galliano and Oscar de la Renta

Fashion Features

Fashion Moments of 2013

WWD highlights the most dynamic moments in fashion this year.

clock December 16, 2013Lauren McCarthy

Coty executives at the New York Stock Exchange.


Beauty’s Blast: The Coty IPO

Fulfilling a long-held ambition, Coty Inc. began life as a public company this year.

clock December 16, 2013Molly Prior

Christopher Bailey

Business Features

Double Dipping at Burberry

In one of the year’s most unorthodox moves, the company handed its chief creative officer, Christopher Bailey, the additional job of chief executive officer.

clock December 16, 2013Samantha Conti


2013: In Memoriam

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

clock December 16, 2013WWD Staff


Fashion Features

The Year in Fashion: They Said It

Fashion’s most quoteable, at it again.

clock December 16, 2013Dianne M. Pogoda

Business Features

The American Way of Apparel Production

The unexpected revival of the U.S. apparel and textile manufacturing industry went from promise to reality this year.

clock December 16, 2013Arthur Friedman

Tom Ford’s fall 2013 collection.

Human Resources

Arrivals & Departures

The year was marked by more high-profile comings and goings and hirings and firings than in recent memory.

clock December 16, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Mergers and Acquisitions

2013: A Year of Fashionable Deals

A rundown of the industry’s deals in 2013.

clock December 16, 2013Evan Clark

Retailers and brands are in constant contact with consumers through myriad devices.


Number 7: All Tech, All the Time

The internet never shuts off — and always-on, always-connected users are shopping via e-commerce and engaging with brands online.

clock December 16, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Lady Gaga at the Watermill Center Summer Benefit.


The Hot Parties of the Year

The Eye takes a look at the best bashes of 2013.

clock December 16, 2013WWD Staff

Marc Jacobs takes a bow after Louis Vuitton RTW Spring 2014.

Business Features

Number 2: Louis Vuitton’s Voyage

As the brand aims to buck a slowdown in China by going more upscale, Louis Vuitton sees a year of change with a new designer and new senior management.

clock December 16, 2013Miles Socha

Miranda Kerr and Roberto Cavalli


Just Cavalli Fetes New Boutique

Miranda Kerr joined Roberto Cavalli at the opening of his new store in New York.

clock December 13, 2013Erik Maza

NYDJ's ad campaign featuring Helena Christensen.


Crestview Partners Buys NYDJ

The company has reportedly enlisted former VF Corp. chief executive officer Mackey McDonald to serve as NYDJ’s chairman.

clock December 16, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Features

CFDA Links Up With Fashion Calendar

The CFDA is making a significant move to improve the overall New York Fashion Week experience.

clock December 16, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Workers at a factory in Ashulia.

Government and Trade

Newsmaker of the Year: The Bangladeshi Apparel Worker

The plight of garment workers in the nation spurred a global outcry for change.

clock December 16, 2013Mayu Saini and Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman

Richard Baker

Human Resources

Number 1: Richard Baker, Building an Empire

With this year’s purchase of Saks Fifth Avenue, Richard Baker is becoming a retail kingpin.

clock December 16, 2013David Moin

Outside Burberry Beauty Box in Covent Garden.


Burberry Unveils Beauty Box Concept

The bijou store uses interactive technology to bring its beauty looks to life.

clock December 16, 2013Nina Jones

Jaclyn Shanfeld

Ready To Wear

Shop Hers Gets Series A Financing

The site aims to play up the social side by matching women who share a similar size and sense of style.

clock December 16, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Rick Owens to Open in Miami

The new flagship will be his seventh store.

clock December 16, 2013Sharon Edelson

Peter Kaplan


The Year in Fashion: Media Moments

Key moments in media from 2013.

clock December 16, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

President Obama speaks during the government shutdown in October.


Number 8: A Rusty Recovery

Big swings in consumer confidence, job growth and consumption in emerging markets contributed to a complex international economic web this year.

clock December 16, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Neiman Marcus


Number 3: Neiman Marcus’ $6 Billion Play

The retailer has new owners — and a lot of changes in the pipeline.

clock December 16, 2013Evan Clark


Macy’s On the Move

The end result of decades of consolidation — with 840 doors and nearly $28 billion in sales — the company has scale on its side.

clock December 16, 2013Evan Clark

Myron "Mike" Ullman 3rd


Number 4: Penney for His Thoughts

Myron E. “Mike” Ullman 3rd has faced an uphill battle to turn J.C. Penney Co. around.

clock December 16, 2013Vicki M. Young

Martha Stewart


Trials and Tribulations

The fashion business certainly kept the courts busy this year. Here are a few of the more notable developments.

clock December 16, 2013Vicki M. Young

Prada RTW Spring 2014

Fashion Features

Number 5: Prêt-à-Couture

More than ever, the ready-to-wear runway has become the place to push fashion’s limits.

clock December 16, 2013Bridget Foley

Al Sharpton, Scott Stringer, Kirsten John Foy and Ed Goldberg.


Number 9: Retail’s Race Relations

“Shop and frisk” became part of the vernacular this year when three African-American shoppers were detained after making expensive purchases.

clock December 16, 2013Lisa Lockwood


Bankruptcy Watch

Companies strong enough to outlast the Great Recession were well-tuned for the challenges ahead of them.

clock December 16, 2013Arnold J. Karr


Self Magazine Getting Digital Channel

The move is part of Condé Nast Entertainment’s push to expand the digital strategy for the publishing company.

clock December 16, 2013Alexandra Steigrad


Versace Taps Canadian Actor for Spring Campaign

Nolan Funk will appear in its spring men’s collection in images shot by fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

clock December 16, 2013Alessandra Turra

Neymar Jr.


Neymar Jr. Named Global Brand Ambassador for Police

The Brazilian soccer champion will represent the Italian eyewear and lifestyle brand for 2014.

clock December 16, 2013Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Mike Ullman Named Chairman of Dallas Federal Reserve Bank

The Federal Reserve Board designated the chairs at the 12 Federal Reserve Banks for 2014.

clock December 16, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Vera Wang Moving Away from Lincoln Center

The designer, who has shown during New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center since the switch from Bryant Park, has set her sights on a new location for February.

clock December 16, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

For Michael Kors Model, a College Acceptance

During his pre-fall appointment Friday morning, there was ample time for the designer to congratulate one of the models — Mackenzie Drazan.

clock December 16, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund to Hold Dinner

George Feldenkreis, Tamara Mellon and Lana Cain Krauter will be honored at the dinner in January.

clock December 16, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Destination Maternity’s Exclusive Deal with Macy’s

When it comes to maternity wear, the retailer has a singular point of view.

clock December 16, 2013David Moin


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The Victoria’s Secret store in New York City.


EXCLUSIVE: A Look Inside Victoria’s Secret’s Updated Stores

clock 8hKellie Ell

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