Consumers Squeezed, And Retail Feels Pain

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A string of retailers reported first-quarter results Thursday, and the numbers reflected the tough winter weather in the first two months of the year and later Easter. But there are deeper issues. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Daniel Craig, Maja Oeri and Steve McQueen


Madonna, Daniel Craig and More Party at the MoMa

The annual Party in the Garden Tuesday night in Manhattan honored Steve McQueen, Daniel Craig and Swiss heiress and longtime museum trustee Maja Oeri.

clock May 14, 2014Erik Maza

Betty Sherrill

Human Resources

Decorator Betty Sherrill Dead at 91

The longtime society decorator died on Monday in New York.

clock May 14, 2014Lorna Koski

Sarah Easley and Beth Buccini


CFDA, Swarovski Celebrate 13th Anniversary

Swarovski commissioned this year’s nine CFDA Fashion Awards Swarovski nominees to create objects inspired by the numeral.

clock May 15, 2014Kristen Tauer


Hedging Helps Boost Richemont Net 3.1%

Company upbeat about future despite trouble spots.

clock May 15, 2014Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

Christopher Bailey Pay Packet Revealed

Burberry chief will earn up to $13.6 million annually.

clock May 16, 2014Samantha Conti

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel


Critical Mass: Sally Hansen to Launch Miracle Gel

The brand believes it can bring shoppers back to shelves with the new product, a lacquer that produces the shine and durability of gel manicures.

clock May 16, 2014Faye Brookman

Select items from Kérastase’s Discipline.


Kérastase Launching Hair-Taming Line

Discipline — the brand’s major launch in this, its 50th-anniversary year — aims to create tame, natural-flowing tresses.

clock May 16, 2014Jennifer Weil

Riccardo Tisci and Naomi Campbell

Designer and Luxury

Givenchy Unveils Tokyo Flagship

After years of having a relatively small presence in the Japanese market, the brand is finally opening its first freestanding store.

clock May 15, 2014Kelly Wetherille


Arthur Sulzberger Jr. Sounds Off on Jill Abramson’s Pay

In an internal e-mail sent to New York Times staffers Thursday, he aired his concern “about the misinformation that has been widely circulating in the media.”

clock May 15, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Tomas Maier Resort 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Tomas Maier Resort 2015

Maier’s expanded women’s and men’s assortments were unveiled for resort.

clock May 15, 2014WWD Staff

Alexander Wang showed Balenciaga’s spring line in Beijing.

Designer and Luxury

Alexander Wang, Balenciaga Hit Beijing

The designer unveiled a retrospective of the house’s history before presenting its spring collection, with a twist.

clock May 16, 2014Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2015

A beautiful lineup of broad appeal came grouped in six vignettes spanning day, evening and cocktail grandeur.

clock May 15, 2014WWD Staff

Remo Ruffini

Designer and Luxury

Moncler Profits Climb 43%

The brand saw gains in profitability and revenues in the first three months of the year.

clock May 15, 2014Luisa Zargani


Giorgio Armani Buys Remainder of A|X

On Thursday, the designer unveiled ambitious plans to turn his A|X Armani Exchange brand into a fast-fashion retailer.

clock May 16, 2014Luisa Zargani


Steve Forbes Talks With Jessica Simpson

The interview was part of the Forbes Women’s Summit Thursday on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

clock May 16, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Fashion Scoops

Edward Lampert, William Ackman Sell Fashion, Beauty Shares

Lampert’s RBS Partners sold off 4 million shares of Gap Inc., while Ackman sold his stake in Procter & Gamble completely, regulatory filings reveal.

clock May 16, 2014Evan Clark

High School of Fashion Industries

Fashion Scoops

High School of Fashion Industries Sets Fund-raising Record

Wednesday night’s 28th Annual Student Style Celebration honored Barneys New York execs Daniella Vitale and Tom Kalenderian.

clock May 16, 2014Jessica Iredale

Kevyn Aucoin items.

Beauty Features

Niche Beauty Brands on Search for New Home

With Henri Bendel’s soon closing to outsiders, indie brands are collectively asking: Where does a new beauty brand go to launch and then build its business?

clock May 16, 2014Molly Prior and Samantha Conti

Vanessa Seward

Designer and Luxury

A.P.C. Invests in Vanessa Seward

The French contemporary chain is taking its relationship with the designer one step further — by backing her signature fashion house.

clock May 16, 2014Miles Socha

Adele Exarchopoulos is Louis Vuitton and Chopard jewelry.


Chopard Honors Logan Lerman, Adèle Exarchopoulos at Cannes

The winners of the annual Chopard Trophy for up-and-coming talent chat about the honor, and their next projects, with WWD.

clock May 16, 2014Joelle Diderich

Items from Benefit Cosmetics’ Real line.

Color Cosmetics

Benefit Cosmetics Continues to Grow

The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned brand has tripled its business in the last five years.

clock May 16, 2014Rachel Brown


Consumers Squeezed, and Retail Feels Pain

First-quarter numbers reflected the tough winter weather in the first two months of the year and later Easter. But there are deeper issues.

clock May 16, 2014WWD Staff

Inside Nars’ Madison Avenue boutique.

Color Cosmetics

Nars Expands Its Stand-alone Store Base

The brand has a pair of freestanding shops set to open this week and next.

clock May 16, 2014Julie Naughton


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Amanda Gorman Represents a New Kind of Style Icon for Fashion

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