Chanel Couture Spring 2014

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Karl Lagerfeld has never believed in runway-only couture, but this season he drove home that point more forcefully than ever. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Frédéric de Narp

Designer and Luxury

Frédéric de Narp Looks to Add Excitement at Bally

The firm’s new ceo plans to “electrify” the 163-year-old Swiss brand and is aiming to more than double sales over the next five to seven years.

clock January 10, 2014Samantha Conti

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2014

Sarah Burton’s collection for the label put the accent on long, elegant silhouettes with an edgy undercurrent.

clock January 17, 2014WWD Staff

Balmain Pre-Fall 2014

Fashion Show Reviews

Balmain Pre-Fall 2014

A panther-printed evening dress from the Pierre Balmain archives became the starting point of Olivier Rousteing’s pre-fall collection.

clock January 17, 2014WWD Staff

Keira Knightley


Keira Knightley Premieres ‘Laggies’ at Sundance

The actress, who plays a young woman suffering a quarter-life crisis, lavished praise on her co-stars, especially Sam Rockwell.

clock January 20, 2014Marcy Medina

Bill Hader and Luke Wilson


Crowded Saturday at Sundance Film Festival

“Young Ones,” “The Skeleton Twins,” “Wish I Was Here,” and “Life After Beth” were among the films to premiere on Saturday.

clock January 20, 2014Marcy Medina and Rachel Brown

A couture hat going on display in Stockholm.

Fashion Scoops

Lars Nilsson’s Collection of Millinery to Go on Display

The fashion designer’s hat collection will be shown in Stockholm in February.

clock January 21, 2014Miles Socha


Hearst Sets U.K. Launch, Shifts Gears in France

The company is to launch a British version of Town & Country, while the Harper’s Bazaar France project is delayed.

clock January 21, 2014Nina Jones and Laure Guilbault

Alexis Mabille Spring Couture 2014


Alexis Mabille Couture Spring 2014

The French designer was inspired by Greco-Roman statues to create a variety of “vestal goddess” gowns designed to showcase his skill with pleating.

clock January 21, 2014WWD Staff

Nathalie Dufour and Alexandre Mattiussi

Fashion Features

Eye on the Prize: ANDAM Marks 25th Anniversary

Enlarging its mission, the French fashion prize is out to arm future winners with an arsenal of business skills, in addition to funding.

clock January 21, 2014Miles Socha

Ana Girardot

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Chanel Couture

Tilda Swinton, Lily Allen and Ana Girardot attended the couture show in Paris on Tuesday.

clock January 21, 2014Joelle Diderich

Chanel Couture Spring 2014


Chanel Couture Spring 2014

Karl Lagerfeld pulled off an ingenious fusion of serene and sporty, one swathed in otherworldly iridescence while shod in sneakers.

clock January 21, 2014WWD Staff

Human Resources

Eminence Taps Klatsky, Matthews for Jos. A. Bank Board

Firm reiterated that it intended to back Men’s Wearhouse’s nominees, Arthur Reiner and John Bowlin, for election to the Bank board.

clock January 22, 2014Arnold J. Karr

Stéphane Rolland Couture Spring 2014


Stéphane Rolland Couture Spring 2014

Photos barely do justice to Rolland’s organic sculpturesque couture collection.

clock January 21, 2014WWD Staff

Bouchra Jarrar Couture Spring 2014


Bouchra Jarrar Couture Spring 2014

Coming only a month after she was awarded the official haute couture appellation, her spring show was a stunner — no pyrotechnics required.

clock January 21, 2014WWD Staff

Kassia Meador


Citizens of Humanity to Revive A Gold E Brand

Surfer-turned-photographer Kassia Meador will lead the creative effort.

clock January 22, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

Liu Zibin


China’s Luthai Textile Co. Preparing U.S. Showroom

The $1.3 billion vertically structured dyed fabric and shirt supplier works with such retailers as Macy’s, J.C. Penney, Lands’ End and Brooks Brothers.

clock January 21, 2014David Moin


Dots Files Chapter 11

The voluntary petition was filed in a Newark bankruptcy court.

clock January 21, 2014Vicki M. Young

Paula Thomas


Thomas Wylde’s Next Step

Designer Paula Thomas is looking for a strategic partner and investor who can help propel growth at the high-end, rock ’n’ roll-infused brand.

clock January 21, 2014Evan Clark

Anna Kendrick


Anna Kendrick Storms Sundance

Pneumonia prevented Ryan Reynolds from attending the cocktail party Sunday evening for “The Voices.”

clock January 21, 2014Rachel Brown

Inside the University Center, home to Parsons The New School for Design.

Fashion Features

The University Center at The New School Set to Open

The sprawling 375,000-square-foot hub of The New School, will officially open its doors Thursday on the university’s Greenwich Village campus.

clock January 21, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Hannah Murray and Emily Browning

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Sundance Film Festival

The recent temperatures have been unseasonably warm, but that didn’t stop the boots, wooly sweaters, big jackets and hats from coming out in full force.

clock January 22, 2014WWD Staff

A screenshot from SoulCycle's Web site.


SoulCycle Launches Site to Grow Retail

The boutique indoor cycling studio will today unveil a new Web site at

clock January 22, 2014Rachel Strugatz

The Chaumet Hortensia limited-edition tourbillon watch.


Chaumet Widens Its Reach

The Paris-based jeweler is expanding its watch offering, with launches in both fine jewelry and its more accessible Liens range.

clock January 22, 2014Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Coach Sets Plans for New York Fashion Week

The lifestyle brand will unveil its fall line with a series of presentations kicking off on Feb. 6 and running through Feb. 10.

clock January 22, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

Tag Heuer Opening New York Flagship

The Swiss luxury watch brand’s new store is located at 701 Fifth Avenue, between 54th and 55th Streets.

clock January 22, 2014Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

NRF Letter Calls for Financial Industry Support

The National Retail Federation outlined its concerns about criminal data theft and security breaches in a letter to the two top leaders in Congress.

clock January 22, 2014Kristi Ellis


Macy’s Fetes Incubator Designers

The retailer, in collaboration with a number of cities and academic institutions, is providing 18 emerging designers with work space and guidance for a year.

clock January 22, 2014David Moin

An ad from Rag & Bone's spring 2014 campaign featuring Emile Hirsch.


Rag & Bone Taps New Faces for Spring Campaigns

Glen Luchford shot Emile Hirsch and Stacy Martin in Los Angeles for the print ads, as well as two additional short films.

clock January 22, 2014Jessica Iredale

Ryu Goda and Hirari Ikeda for Diesel.


Nicola Formichetti Talks Diesel’s Next Campaign

The brand’s peripatetic artistic director has assembled a new cast of 23 individuals to be featured in the spring ads.

clock January 22, 2014Arnold J. Karr

An ad visual from the Agent Provocateur spring 2014 campaign featuring Hailey Clauson.


Agent Provocateur Takes to the Kitchen

The spring campaign shows model Hailey Clauson ironing, vacuuming, rolling out cookie dough and soaping the checkerboard Formica floor.

clock January 22, 2014Samantha Conti


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Massimo Ferretti on Alberta Ferretti's Evolution

clock May 18, 2019Luisa Zargani

Social Studies