Tough Comps, Currency Hit L’Oréal’s Revenues

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Currency fluctuations hit L’Oréal hard in the first quarter, as did dampened demand in North America. The French beauty giant registered its weakest quarterly sales gain in five years.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Ginny Hershey-Lambert

Human Resources

St. John Appoints Ginny Hershey-Lambert

She has been named president and chief merchant of St. John Knits.

clock April 11, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Forward by Elyse Walker Host Coachella Cocktail

Ireland Baldwin, Ashley Madekwe and Riley Keough turned out to the sprawling Merv Griffin Estate in La Quinta.

clock April 13, 2014Lesley McKenzie

Iggy Azalea and Alexander Wang


H&M and Alexander Wang Toast Collaboration

Fresh from the Pharrell set at Coachella, Wang arrived to greet his guests, including Florence Welch, Robert Pattinson, and Fergie.

clock April 13, 2014Lesley McKenzie

Emma Roberts, Lea Michelle and Mark Salling.


Coachella VIPs Cool Off at Lacoste Pool Party

The company’s annual fete in Thermal, Calif. was once again a pre-festival hang for a slew of celebs.

clock April 13, 2014Jenny Sundel

The atmosphere at the Neon Carnival at Coachella.


Coachella Scenesters Pack the Dance Floor at Neon Carnival

VIP guests included Steven Tyler, Kelly Osbourne, Kellan Lutz, Joe Jonas, Lance Bass and Jared Leto.

clock April 13, 2014Jenny Sundel

Brittany Snow


The Selfie Set Out in Force at Coachella Fetes

Partygoers hit the Guess Hotel affair at the Viceroy, the party and the Marc by Marc Jacobs Eyewear bash at the Ace Hotel.

clock April 14, 2014Lesley McKenzie

The pool at the Joshua Prince-Ramus-designed concept house

Designer and Luxury

Calvin Klein Hosts House Party in Singapore

The company threw the event, set in a decommissioned hangar, to fete its new Collection stores in Asia.

clock April 14, 2014Victoria Ho

Joe Zee


Joe Zee Exiting Hearst to Join Yahoo

Elle’s longtime creative director will serve as editor in chief and executive creative officer of Yahoo fashion, as well as editor at large of its beauty site.

clock April 14, 2014Alexandra Steigrad


Versace Details Blackstone Deal

Donatella Versace and her daughter Allegra Versace Beck have linked their 20 and 50 percent stakes, respectively, in GiVi.

clock April 14, 2014Luisa Zargani


Tesco to Open F&F Stores in the U.S.

The seven East Coast stores follow the retailer’s exit from the U.S. food business last year.

clock April 14, 2014Nina Jones

Sienna Miller in Topshop with Poppy Delevingne in Lisa Marie Fernandez and a Superdry jacket.


Superdry Throws Party for Poppy Delevingne at Coachella

Delevingne celebrated her bachelorette party (dubbed “Popchella”) amidst the Coachella bacchanalia.

clock April 14, 2014Lesley McKenzie


Marc Rosen to Head E-commerce at Levi’s

The Wal-Mart alumnus will report directly to ceo Chip Bergh.

clock April 14, 2014Arnold J. Karr


Currency, North America Weigh on L’Oréal

The French beauty giant registered its weakest quarterly sales gain in five years but vowed that it would return to the growth track in the second quarter.

clock April 14, 2014Jennifer Weil

On the grounds of Coachella.

Street Style

They Are Wearing: Coachella Weekend One

The grounds of Coachella were swarming with crop tops, denim cutoffs coming in a close second.

clock April 14, 2014WWD Staff

"There are balloons everywhere in the day, and at night they all become these pretty strings of lights floating all over the place."


Trina Turk’s Coachella Diary

This is the fourth year that the designer and her husband Jonathan Skow — he designs the Mr Turk men’s line — have attended the festival.

clock April 14, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Dior to Show Cruise Collection at Brooklyn Navy Yard

The company will provide round-trip, door-to-door car and ferry service.

clock April 14, 2014Jessica Iredale

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Assumes Control of Russian Stores

Rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine and are not stopping the company from directly entering the Russian retail market.

clock April 14, 2014Luisa Zargani

A portion of's homepage.


Steve Madden Revamps Digital Flagship

The redesign puts social commerce front and center and seeks to capitalize on the rapid rise of mobile shopping.

clock April 15, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Tomas Maier

Designer and Luxury

Tomas Maier’s Mission: Growing His Own Brand

The designer is starting the next chapter of his signature brand, and it revolves around substantial and strategic expansion.

clock April 15, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Business Features

Lectra Panel Discusses Made in America

The arguments for the movement’s role in the global supply chain have crystallized in the last couple of years.

clock April 15, 2014Arthur Friedman

Terry J. Lundgren

Business Features

Terry Lundgren and Peers Discuss Minding the Millennials

It takes technology plus a human touch to ignite the customer experience, said executives at the 10th-annual Global Retailing Conference in Tucson last week.

clock April 15, 2014Marcy Medina

Jimmy Choo on Rodeo Drive.

Designer and Luxury

Jimmy Choo Unveils New Store Concept

The company’s Beverly Hills boutique on Rodeo Drive has been expanded and is now the label’s largest in the U.S.

clock April 15, 2014Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

Juicy Couture Expanding in Europe

Folli Follie Group will have the exclusive wholesale and retail distribution rights for the brand across the continent.

clock April 15, 2014Vicki M. Young

John Varvatos

Fashion Scoops

John Varvatos Hosts Annual Benefit for Stuart House

The designer, with honorary cochairs Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo, welcomed 1,500 guests to the fund-raiser on Sunday afternoon.

clock April 15, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran


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