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Cruise has taken off. On Wednesday night, 1,000 or so people descended upon Brooklyn’s Navy Yard for Raf Simons’ Dior show, most arriving on logo-wrapped, Champagne-stocked ferries.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Drew Brees in an ad for Wrangler Advanced Comfort.


Thinking Young, Wrangler Sees Red

VF Corp. jeans giant introducing new collections for Millennials and boomers.

clock May 7, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Hugo Boss RTW Fall 2014


Hugo Boss Net Flat in Q1

Costs related to store openings and marketing expenses put pressure on earnings.

clock May 7, 2014Melissa Drier

Fashion Scoops

‘Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces’ Opens in Houston

The brand last week showed its ardor for Texas hasn’t waned at a lush private dinner for 200 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

clock May 6, 2014Heather Staible

Fashion Scoops

Calvin Klein to Celebrate Women in Cannes

The brand is teaming with the Independent Filmmaker Project to honor four actresses.

clock May 7, 2014Joelle Diderich

Human Resources

Barbara Rentler Named CEO of Ross Stores

She will succeed Michael Balmuth, who will become executive chairman, on June 1.

clock May 7, 2014Arnold J. Karr


Neiman Marcus Adds Three to Board of Directors

Adam Brotman, Phillipe Bourguignon and Vivek “Vic” Gundotra have joined the board.

clock May 7, 2014David Moin


FT Names Jo Ellison Fashion Director

British Vogue’s features director has been tapped as The Financial Times’ fashion director, WWD has learned.

clock May 7, 2014Alexandra Steigrad


West Hollywood Fur Ban Upheld

A federal court on Monday upheld the City of West Hollywood’s municipal prohibition on the sale of animal fur apparel.

clock May 7, 2014Marcy Medina

Bottega Veneta Resort 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Bottega Veneta Resort 2015

A common laundry accident provided the starting point for Tomas Maier’s strong resort lineup.

clock May 7, 2014WWD Staff

Patrick Dempsey


Patrick Dempsey, Porsche Collaborate on Limited-Edition Timepiece

The 48-year-old actor is adding watch designer to his résumé.

clock May 7, 2014David Yi

Vacheron Constantin's "The Dance Class" watch.


Vacheron Constantin Unveils Ballet-Inspired Timepieces

Three one-of-a-kind watches will make their debut at this evening’s New York City Spring Gala, held at Lincoln Center.

clock May 8, 2014Lauren McCarthy

A Melinda Gloss look from Fall-Winter 2014 runway.

Designer and Luxury

Melinda Gloss to Open Paris Flagship

The buzzy French men’s wear label, known for its straightforward, masculine style, is setting up its third unit in the French capital.

clock May 8, 2014Paulina Szmydke


Yoox Revenues Rise 14.6%; Deal With Dsquared2 Renewed

The Italian e-tailer on Wednesday reported solid growth in the three months ended March 31, lifted by gains in all its main markets.

clock May 7, 2014Luisa Zargani


Nordstrom Keeps Pace With the Consumer

Retailer takes broad view of service at annual meeting.

clock May 7, 2014Evan Clark

Calvin Klein Collection’s wool suit and Band of Outsiders’ shirt. Burberry London tie; Bottega Veneta belt.

Fashion Features

‘Silicon Valley’ Star Thomas Middleditch: No Hoodie Required

The leading geek in HBO’s satire of the California tech scene, “Silicon Valley,” dresses against type.

clock May 8, 2014Jessica Iredale and Alex Badia

A look from Still by Hand.

Fashion Features

In the Spotlight: Eye on Tokyo

Three local designers to look out for.

clock May 8, 2014WWD Staff

From Left: Geoffrey Beene’s cotton and polyester shirt, Tommy Hilfiger’s cotton shirt, Geoffrey Beene’s cotton and polyester shirt.


Young Guys Spark Dress Furnishings Evolution

Driven by the Millennial customer and embraced by more mature men as well, suits and sport coats continue to spark sales around the country.

clock May 8, 2014Jean E. Palmieri


Esquire Hosting Pop-up in New York

Starting Saturday, Esquire will host Sharp, The Man Event, featuring new brands in fashion and grooming.

clock May 8, 2014David Yi

Marion Cotillard and Rihanna

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Dior Cruise 2015

Marion Cotillard, Rihanna, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Helena Christensen and Allison Williams were among the more well-known attendees at the show.

clock May 7, 2014Erik Maza


Analysts Remain Wary of Sears

Debt analysts expect Edward Lampert will continue to sell assets, cut costs and borrow money to make up for operating shortfalls.

clock May 8, 2014Evan Clark

Designer and Luxury

Julien Dossena Shifts Focus to Paco Rabanne

Rising French fashion talent Julien Dossena, who splits his time between Paco Rabanne and upstart label Atto, said he would put the latter “on hold.”

clock May 8, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Deborah Lloyd, Jaqui Lividini, Mika Brzezinski, Bonnie Stone and Liz Rodbell

Human Resources

Win Benefit Raises a Record $3.4M

Liz Rodbell, president of Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor, and Deborah Lloyd, the chief creative officer of Kate Spade, were the evening’s industry honorees.

clock May 8, 2014David Moin

Dior Resort 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Dior Resort 2015

The show played as a treatise on modernist French chic tinged with Belgian iconoclasm delivered with an American homage and designed for a global clientele.

clock May 7, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Katie Holmes Talks Alterna With Beauty Editors

The actress, who donned a Nina Ricci dress and Alaïa stilettos, presented the brand’s upcoming launches at a breakfast on Wednesday morning.

clock May 8, 2014Jayme Cyk

Jennifer Meyer Maguire and Gwyneth Paltrow

Fashion Scoops

Goop Opens Pop-up Shop in L.A.

Gwyneth Paltrow minded the store on Tuesday night at a cocktail party for the web site’s first pop-up, which opened Monday and closes Sunday.

clock May 8, 2014Marcy Medina


Today's Must Read

Emerald Fennell, Regina King, and Chloé Zhao


Get to Know the Female Directors Making History at the Golden Globes

clock 7hKristen Tauer

Social Studies

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