Tory Recruits Roger: Joins Firm as Co-CEO

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Roger Farah didn’t wait long to make his next move. After stepping down as vice chairman at Ralph Lauren Corp. in May, Farah planned to take the summer off and think about new opportunities in the fall.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Christine Phung RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Christine Phung RTW Spring 2015

Christine Phung’s collection of languid dresses and sporty tops and shorts will make for good merchandise, if not ideal “cycling over volcanoes” attire.

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Hood By Air RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Hood By Air RTW Spring 2015

The brand’s first Paris presentation was billed as part two of what designer Shayne Oliver had already unveiled at New York Fashion Week.

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Guy Laroche RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Guy Laroche RTW Spring 2015

Marcel Marongiu was inspired by the vintage style of Claire McCardell for his spring collection for Guy Laroche.

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Yang Li RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Yang Li RTW Spring 2015

Yang Li’ spring collection straddled an edgy dichotomy of classical tailoring and deliberate imperfection.

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Aymeline Valade, Gaspard Ulliel, Bertrand Bonello and Léa Seydoux

Parties

Second YSL Film Premieres in Paris

The movie, which has met with strong opposition from Pierre Bergé, screened at the Centre Pompidou Tuesday night.

clock September 24, 2014Joelle Diderich

Damir Doma RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Damir Doma RTW Spring 2015

Damir Doma’s spring show went in a few directions, with inspirations that were extensive and specific.

clock September 24, 2014WWD Staff

Saks Off Fifth

Retail

Brookfield Gains Edge With Saks Opening

Saks Fifth Avenue will open a store in Brookfield Place and a Saks Off 5TH unit will open at One Liberty Plaza.

clock September 24, 2014David Moin and Sharon Edelson

Lanvin's first handbag ad, for fall 2014.

Fashion Features

Lanvin Accessories: A Starring Role

Accessories continue to play a major part in the company’s growth.

clock September 25, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Lily Donaldson in the Lanvin spring 2005 campaign.

Marketing and Promotion

Lanvin: Staging Style in Advertising

Since its earliest days, the brand has capitalized on the values of the founder in its communications.

clock September 25, 2014Laure Guilbault

Alber Elbaz holds the brand's heritage in great esteem as he modernizes and moves it forward.

Fashion Features

Alber Elbaz: Keeper of the Lanvin Flame

Alber Elbaz holds the house’s heritage in great esteem as he modernizes and moves it forward.

clock September 25, 2014Miles Socha

Christophe Lemaire RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Christophe Lemaire RTW Spring 2015

Everything could be filed neatly under “quiet luxury” that bordered on too tranquil.

clock September 24, 2014WWD Staff

A 1936 ad for Lanvin's fragrance collection.

Fragrance

Lanvin’s Storied Fragrance History

Perfume has long been a key to the lifestyle concept perpetuated by the founder.

clock September 25, 2014Jennifer Weil

The bedroom in Jeanne Lanvin’s apartment.

Designer and Luxury

Jeanne Lanvin’s Lavish Lifestyle

A look at the designer’s exquisite 1925 apartment.

clock September 25, 2014Joelle Diderich

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel RTW Spring 2015

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel’s confident Parisian street girl struck a particularly sporty pose for the spring collection.

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The Duchess of Devonshire in the Gold Drawing Room at Chatsworth in 1952.

People

Deborah Dowager Duchess of Devonshire Dies

Deborah, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, the British author and entrepreneur, was 94 years old.

clock September 24, 2014Samantha Conti and Lorna Koski

Lucas Ossendrijver

Retail

Building a Better Men’s Business at Lanvin

Lucas Ossendrijver bases his designs on fundamentals and fastidious tailoring.

clock September 25, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Sportswear 1938.

Designer and Luxury

A Legacy in Men’s Wear at Lanvin

For decades, suits — rather than frills, drapes or dresses — set the tone at Lanvin.

clock September 25, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Dries Van Noten RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Dries Van Noten RTW Spring 2015

Van Noten’s shapes were diverse in their combinations of shapes and surface activity but unified by their sense of freedom, exotica with ease.

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Edmond Rostand in a ceremonial suit Lanvin made for him, 1901.

Fashion Features

Time Traveler: A History of Lanvin

Lanvin’s history spans three centuries.

clock September 25, 2014Joelle Diderich

Cedric Charlier RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Cedric Charlier RTW Spring 2015

Tailoring and movement. Cedric Charlier had both in a well-edited lineup for spring that showed the designer’s growing confidence to push his work.

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Alexis Mabille RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexis Mabille RTW Spring 2015

“My woman’s sport is fashion,” Alexis Mabille proclaimed in the notes to his spring show.

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Gauchère RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Gauchère RTW Spring 2015

Marie-Christine Statz designed her charming spring collection with the late Italian artist Duilio Barnabé in mind.

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woolrich

Retail

Woolrich Opens First U.S. Store

It took more than 180 years, but Woolrich finally has a New York City flagship.

clock September 24, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Rochas RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Rochas RTW Spring 2015

Dell’Acqua’s spring collection was a beautifully crafted expression of the tension between naïf and womanly sensuality.

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Watch Hunger Stop t-shirt featuring Chrissy Teigen, Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge.

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Reveals Initiatives to Support Watch Hunger Stop

Tied in with World Food Day on Oct. 16, the month’s activities include the launch of a limited-edition watch.

clock September 25, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Human Resources

Joshua Teitelbaum Said to be Named to Key Commerce Post

Sources said Wednesday that Commerce is close to naming Teitelbaum as successor to Kim Glas, who left the agency in June.

clock September 24, 2014Kristi Ellis

Hermès Shoe presentation.

Footwear

Hermès Shows Footwear Collection in Paris

Pierre Hardy set about encompassing the “different shades of a Hermes woman; sophisticated, elegant, sporty, casual.”

clock September 24, 2014Roxanne Robinson

Vionnet RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Vionnet RTW Spring 2015

“It’s all about the movement of the clothes,” said creative director Goga Ashkenazi of the spring line.

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Brigitte Kleine, Roger Farah, Tory Burch and Robert Isen

Business Features

Roger Farah Joins Tory Burch as Co-CEO

He was also appointed to the company’s board of directors and took an equity stake in the business.

clock September 24, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Balenciaga RTW Spring 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Balenciaga RTW Spring 2015

“I wanted to change the energy, change the vibe, change the location,” said Alexander Wang of the spring collection.

clock September 24, 2014WWD Staff

Retail

Buck Mason Secures Seed Round

Men’s wear start-ups that straddle the fence between fashion and e-tail are starting to get attention from investors.

clock September 25, 2014Vicki M. Young

The façade of Karl Lagerfeld's new concept store for men.

Retail

Karl Lagerfeld Sets Men’s Store

Karl Lagerfeld has opened a boutique in Paris dedicated to the men’s wear division of his fashion house.

clock September 25, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Images from the Alexander Wang for H&M campaign.

Media

Alexander Wang Unveils H&M Ad Campaign

Alexander Wang’s advertising for his one-off collaboration with H&M features soccer player Andy Carroll and kickboxer Rivaldino dos Santos.

clock September 25, 2014Miles Socha

Kim Kardashian and North West

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Balenciaga

Kim Kardashian watched the show with daughter North on her lap, and hubby Kanye West at her side.

clock September 24, 2014Miles Socha

Human Resources

Caroline Brown Said Headed to Donna Karan

Sources indicated Wednesday that Caroline Brown’s new job will be as chief executive officer of Donna Karan International, succeeding Mark Weber.

clock September 25, 2014WWD Staff

A sketch of Milly for DesigNation for Kohl’s.

Ready To Wear

Kohl’s Selects Milly for DesigNation Line

The women’s collection will be available exclusively at Kohl’s and kohls.com beginning in spring 2015.

clock September 25, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Designer and Luxury

Ginori Taps New CEO and Creative Head

The relaunch of Richard Ginori continues with the appointment of a new creative director, Alessandro Michele, and a new ceo, Micaela le Divelec Lemmi.

clock September 25, 2014Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Nicolas Ghesquière Takes Over Louis Vuitton’s Instagram

It is understood he plans to post photos of his inspirations, moods and making-of images and he puts the finishing touches on the collection.

clock September 25, 2014Miles Socha

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Talitha Getty by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris, February 1970.

Fashion

Saint Laurent Acquires Major Private Collection of Vintage YSL Clothes

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Social Studies