Fly Me to The Moon

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Frank Sinatra is one of Ralph Lauren’s idols — and the famed singer’s lyrics could have served as inspiration for the opening of the designer’s Polo women’s show tonight in Central Park.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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As president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Diane von Furstenberg has revamped and significantly grown the organization.

Fashion Features

Diane von Furstenberg’s Impact on the CFDA

Finding a way to grow and nurture an organization and its members.

clock September 8, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

The apple orchard at Cloudwalk, the von Furstenberg estate.

Lifestyle

Diane von Furstenberg’s Private Side

The designer recently took some time to run through what goes on before, after and in between of all that work.

clock September 8, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

The von Furstenbergs featured on the cover of Town + Country, 1972.

Media

Chronicling Diane von Furstenberg in the Media

The Belgian-born designer charmed the media with her fairy-tale story and good looks.

clock September 8, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Diane Von Furstenberg store on the Ginza in Tokyo.

Designer and Luxury

DVF Focuses on Retail Growth

The brand is expanding the retail footprint on all fronts.

clock September 8, 2014Sharon Edelson

Front row, from left: Panmela Castro, Chouchou Namegabe, Jaycee Dugard, Oprah Winfrey and Layli Miller-Muro. Back row: Diane Sawyer, Maria Bartiromo, Jessica Alba, Tina Brown, Diane von Furstenberg and Debra Winger at the 2012 DVF Awards.

Fashion Features

Diane von Furstenberg: Fashionable Philanthropist

Philanthropy is an integral part of the designer’s culture.

clock September 8, 2014Kristi Garced

Paula Sutter

Designer and Luxury

Paula Sutter: Spearheading the DVF Revival

As president of DVF from 1999 to 2013, Sutter was instrumental in revitalizing the brand.

clock September 8, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Amy Adams in “American Hustle,” 2013.

Designer and Luxury

Anatomy of the Wrap Dress

A look at the birth — and staying power — of a fashion icon.

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Athletic Activewear 2014 WWD

Activewear

Lululemon’s Asian Push

Hong Kong-based Ken Lee, taking on a brand-new role at the company, will spearhead the company’s expansion in the region.

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Signature Diane von Furstenberg dresses on display.

Fashion Features

The DVF Wrap Dress: A Timeless Style

What made the dress right for the time.

clock September 8, 2014Lorna Koski

Home fabrics from Kravet and an area rug from The Rug Co.

Footwear

DVF Plans to Expand Accessories Category

The company is banking on accessories — and it has big plans to make them a powerhouse category.

clock September 8, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Diane von Furstenberg DVF Milestone

Technology

DVF’s Tech-Savvy Style

The company has maintained its position as one of the more tech-savvy brands in the fashion space.

clock September 8, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Chainlink

Textiles

The Inspiration Behind DVF Prints

Through her work at Angelo Ferretti’s factory, Diane von Furstenberg discovered the love for her iconic prints

clock September 8, 2014Jessica Iredale

The “American Express Unstaged” Q&A.

Fashion Features

DVF’s Year of Milestone Events

In the wake of her 40-year anniversary, Diane von Furstenberg took part in a number of events and collaborations.

clock September 8, 2014Lauren McCarthy

A limited-edition handcrafted Champagne sabre engraved with the words, "Truth. Freedom. Beauty. Love."

Designer and Luxury

Barneys Teams With Baz Luhrmann for Holiday Campaign

Luhrmann and his wife, Catherine Martin, are collaborating with the retailer to create singular experiences using their unique visual language.

clock September 8, 2014Sharon Edelson

Views of Fendi’s “Chinese pavilion.”

Designer and Luxury

Fendi Unveils Chinese Pavilion

Sumptuous room is part of an interiors exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs.

clock September 5, 2014Miles Socha

Human Resources

Winds of Change at Vanity Fair

Wired’s Howard Mittman will serve as GQ’s vice president and publisher.

clock September 5, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

JesseRay Vasquez, Kay Lee and Garrett Gerson.

Retail

N.Y. Retailer Otte Opens West Coast Outpost

The retailer has linked with Garrett Gerson, cofounder of the contemporary women’s Sjobeck Malibu brand, to launch Otte x Calamigos in Malibu, Calif.

clock September 8, 2014Marcy Medina

Diane von Furstenberg featured in an early ad.

Fashion Features

DVF Timeline: ‘It All Began With the Dress’

Highlights and milestones through the years.

clock September 8, 2014Dianne M. Pogoda

Human Resources

Saks Fifth Avenue Names Lincoln Moore

Moore has been named senior vice president and general merchandise manager of accessories, succeeding Cody Kondo.

clock September 7, 2014David Moin

Diane von Furstenberg in her Meatpacking District office.

Fashion Features

Diane von Furstenberg’s Confidence Game

Reflections on a career — and life — well-lived.

clock September 8, 2014Jessica Iredale

Diane von Furstenberg in Los Angeles.

Other

On the Divan With Diane von Furstenberg

WWD asked friends of of the designer about their impressions and what they like to talk about when they have some face time with her.

clock September 8, 2014WWD Staff

Frida Giannini and Kate Moss

Media

Kate Moss Stars in Short Film for Gucci

The film will be unveiled Monday on the brand’s social media networks.

clock September 8, 2014Luisa Zargani

Robert Wilson and Andrea Illy

Designer and Luxury

Illy Presents Art Collection in Milan

Andrea Illy, chairman and chief executive officer of coffee producer Illycaffè SpA, presented the Watermill Center Illy Art Collection.

clock September 8, 2014Luisa Zargani and Cynthia Martens

Suno RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Suno RTW Spring 2015

Suno designers Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty presented a strong lineup, notable for its bohemian-yet-sophisticated vibe and charming pattern play.

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Monique Lhuillier RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Monique Lhuillier RTW Spring 2015

One always knows what to expect from Monique Lhuillier — a collection that makes women look beautiful — and her spring show delivered and then some.

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G-Star Raw RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Scoops

Pharrell Williams Debuts G-Star Collection

Williams was self-aware Friday night at the presentation for his second RAW for the Oceans collection in conjunction with G-Star.

clock September 6, 2014David Yi

Lacoste RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Lacoste RTW Spring 2015

At Lacoste, creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista looked back at the line’s nautical heritage for both the women’s and men’s lines.

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Jill Stuart RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Jill Stuart RTW Spring 2015

Jill Stuart as the designer sent out a strong, confident collection that channeled the Seventies.

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Billy Reid Men's RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Billy Reid Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Billy Reid delivered a beautiful collection of comfortable, uberchic outfits done in lightweight yet textured fabrics.

clock September 6, 2014WWD Staff

Prabal Gurung RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Prabal Gurung RTW Spring 2015

Like Gurung’s last collection, spring was inspired by his native Nepal, and working from a personal point of view has yielded the designer’s best stuff.

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Rebecca Taylor RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Rebecca Taylor RTW Spring 2015

Rebecca Taylor showed her sweet side for spring, working mostly in a candylike palette of pinks, blues and lilacs for a lineup bursting with flowers.

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Ralph Rucci RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Ralph Rucci RTW Spring 2015

The newest looks, for all their intricacies, were younger and more fun than ever.

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Mara Hoffman RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Mara Hoffman RTW Spring 2015

Mara Hoffman was in a serene, easygoing mood for spring.

clock September 6, 2014WWD Staff

Tibi RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Tibi RTW Spring 2015

“There is a craving for authentic handcrafted work again,” designer Amy Smilovic said backstage before the Tibi show.

clock September 6, 2014WWD Staff

Hervé Léger RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Hervé Léger RTW Spring 2015

The onna-­bugeisha, a female samurai warrior, provided the spring inspiration for designers Max and Lubov Azria in a show that was interesting if not inventive.

clock September 6, 2014WWD Staff

Lady Gaga

Parties

Harper’s Bazaar Celebrates Icons

Lady Gaga performed at the event.

clock September 6, 2014Taylor Harris

Baja East RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Baja East RTW Spring 2015

Baja East graduated from presentation to runway with a “nomadic seaside desert meets the streets” theme for spring.

clock September 7, 2014WWD Staff

Alexander Wang RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander Wang RTW Spring 2015

Alexander Wang’s show was all about sneakers without showing any actual tennis shoes, trainers, what have you. Here, Wang re-imagined sneakers as clothes.

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Jonathan Simkhai RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Jonathan Simkhai RTW Spring 2015

The designer’s latest collection was inspired by broken glass — the emotion, reflection and danger.

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Robert Geller Men's RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Robert Geller Men’s RTW Spring 2015

Robert Geller offered a focused lineup based on clean shapes and new proportions.

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Altuzarra RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Altuzarra RTW Spring 2015

In the collection he showed on Saturday night, Joseph Altuzarra did fashion very right.

clock September 7, 2014WWD Staff

Adam Lippes RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Adam Lippes RTW Spring 2015

For spring, Lippes looked toward Africa for gestures both large and small.

clock September 7, 2014WWD Staff

Victoria Beckham RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Victoria Beckham RTW Spring 2015

Beckham approached spring a lot like a retailer, with staple items that were united by Beckham with polish and commercial appeal.

clock September 7, 2014WWD Staff

Jessica Chastain

Parties

TIFF 2014: Team Armani Takes Toronto

The brand hosted a soiree on Saturday to toast “Films of City Frames” atop the CN Tower.

clock September 7, 2014Jenny Sundel

Derek Lam RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Derek Lam RTW Spring 2015

The designer’s spring agenda was refreshingly straightforward. “An update on American sportswear,” he said before his show.

clock September 7, 2014WWD Staff

Public School RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Public School RTW Spring 2015

Chow and Osborne have established a distinct dress code: sporty, minimalist street for the men and an oversize androgynous version for the women.

clock September 7, 2014WWD Staff

Joan Smalls and Prabal Gurung

Parties

Partying With Prabal Gurung

The designer’s after party drew the likes of Joan Smalls, Peter Brant Jr. and his brother Harry, Paige Reifler, John Norris and Chelsea Leyland.

clock September 7, 2014Erik Maza

DKNY RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

DKNY RTW Spring 2015

“New York Nation” was the theme of DKNY’s bold spring collection, which aimed to celebrate the city’s “color, culture and creativity.”

clock September 7, 2014WWD Staff

Allison Williams

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Diane von Furstenberg

The designer attracted the usual conglomerate of starlets and fashion regulars at the spring show.

clock September 7, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

Paul Andrew Taps Steven Sebring for Video Installation

The company is debuting its spring collection with a video installation shot by Sebring during its presentation on Monday.

clock September 7, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Tracy Reese RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Tracy Reese RTW Spring 2015

“My mom and my aunt were dancers; I grew up around dancers,” Tracy Reese said backstage at her show about her inspiration for spring.

clock September 7, 2014WWD Staff

Thakoon RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Thakoon RTW Spring 2015

Thakoon Panichgul is far from the first creative type to be lured by Tahiti’s mystique and it yielded beautiful results for him, too.

clock September 7, 2014WWD Staff

A Diane von Furstenberg look from Fall 1973.

Designer and Luxury

Four Decades of DVF Style

Silhouettes, prints and more from Diane von Furstenberg’s 40 years.

clock September 8, 2014WWD Staff

Tim Coppens RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Tim Coppens RTW Spring 2015

Tim Coppens lightened up for spring, with sheer paneling and mesh that added an ethereal touc

clock September 8, 2014WWD Staff

Joel Horowitz

Business Features

Joel Horowitz Discusses the DNA of DVF

In a wide-ranging discussion of strategy and evolution, the brand’s cochairman details the road to the next level and beyond.

clock September 8, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Diane von Furstenberg RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Diane von Furstenberg RTW Spring 2015

The French Riviera during the Fifties provided the thematic backdrop for a lineup marked by gingham of different scales and colors.

clock September 7, 2014WWD Staff

Financial

Charges Weigh on Net-a-porter

Sales advanced 22.6 percent to 532.6 million pounds, or $846.8 million, on the back of the new investments, and from growth across all markets.

clock September 8, 2014Samantha Conti

Financial

Wal-Mart, Nordstrom Highlight Growth at Goldman Sachs Conference

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Nordstrom Inc. might be very different retailers, but they’re both courting investors with multipronged growth stories.

clock September 8, 2014David Moin and Sharon Edelson

Tom Ford handbags

Retail

Tom Ford, Christian Dior Accessory Shops Open at Bergdorf Goodman

BG 20/20 made its first impression this month with the opening of Tom Ford and Christian Dior accessory shops.

clock September 8, 2014David Moin

Designer and Luxury

Philipp Plein Opens in Manhattan

The German designer known for turning rock ‘n’ roll and street influences into luxury fashion has opened a 2,000-square-foot flagship at 625 Madison Avenue.

clock September 8, 2014Sharon Edelson

Ralph Lauren

Designer and Luxury

Fifth Ave.: Ralph Lauren’s New Neighborhood

When Ralph Lauren opens his first Polo flagship at 711 Fifth Avenue, he will make a statement for the newly expanded Polo lifestyle.

clock September 8, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Ralph Lauren will present a four-dimensional movie that will have models "walking" on the park's Cherry Hill Lake.

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren’s Fourth Dimension

Tonight’s Polo runway show will be no ordinary show: Lauren will present a four-dimensional movie that will have models “walking” on water in Central Park.

clock September 8, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Data from Alibaba’s SEC filing.

Financial

Alibaba to Lead IPO Charge

The company is expected to raise at least $21 billion in its initial public offering, making it one of the largest offerings in history.

clock September 8, 2014Vicki M. Young

The Self Service magazine issue by Marie-Amélie Sauvé

Media

Marie-Amélie Sauvé Tapped to Guest Edit Self Service Magazine

The French stylist contributed six fashion shoots with photographers including Glen Luchford, Karim Sadli, Venetia Scott, Casper Sejersen and Jamie Hawkesworth.

clock September 8, 2014Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Catching Up With Kelly Bensimon

Bensimon, wearing Céline, was at Luis Antonio’s show Saturday with daughters Teddy and Sea.

clock September 8, 2014Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

‘Killer Heels’ Exhibit Opening at Brooklyn Museum

More than 160 pairs of shoes, ranging from mid-17th-century Italian chopines to Céline’s mink pump from 2013, will be displayed alongside correlating art.

clock September 8, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Fashion Scoops

L.A.’s Hammer Museum Announces Details for Annual Gala

Singer Joni Mitchell and painter Mark Bradford will be honored with respective tributes from filmmaker Cameron Crowe and art historian Sarah Lewis.

clock September 8, 2014Khanh T.L. Tran

Fashion Scoops

Perez Hilton Talks Reader Backlash

Days after Hilton posted an apology for posting nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, the gossip columnist was still giving the issue some thought.

clock September 8, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Footwear

Dune Launches in New York and Mumbai

The British footwear and accessory retailer aims to become a global brand.

clock September 8, 2014Mayu Saini

A look from Sachin & Babi.

Retail

Lord & Taylor Opens Brand Assembly Concept Shop

With apparel sales on a steady decline, retailers look to new designers and fresh ideas to boost revenue.

clock September 6, 2014David Moin

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

“The Future Streets” installation in the Meatpacking District.

Business

New York City Stores to Get More Outdoor Space to Welcome Shoppers

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Social Studies

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