Ralph Rucci Exits Own Fashion House

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Overview

The designer is leaving "to pursue other creative endeavors," although the firm did not say what those endeavors are or why Rucci decided to suddenly exit.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Carsten Fischer

Human Resources

Carsten Fischer to Depart Shiseido

The German executive, who spearheaded the Japanese beauty giant’s international expansion efforts, will leave the company in March.

clock November 10, 2014Amanda Kaiser and Pete Born

Ralph Rucci

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Rucci Exits Own Fashion House

A new creative director will be named before the end of the year.

clock November 10, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Government and Trade

Backlog at West Coast Ports Said Easing

Terminal operators and dockworkers are working to move cargo at the ports.

clock November 10, 2014Kristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

Marissa Webb's summer collection for Banana Republic.

Fashion Features

Marissa Webb’s Banana Republic Debut

The retailer’s new creative director presented her first women’s and men’s collections for summer 2015.

clock November 10, 2014Jessica Iredale and Alex Badia

Denim

Fashion Box Settles ITC Denim Case

Details about the settlement and licensing deal were not made public, but RevoLaze confirmed the settlement and licensing deal.

clock November 10, 2014Kristi Ellis

Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson and Kurt Russell.

Parties

Baby2Baby Hosts Annual Gala

A host of Hollywood mothers came out in support of the benefit, including Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson and Nicole Richie.

clock November 10, 2014Ryma Chikhoune

Drew Barrymore, Jeff Koons and Naomi Campbell.

Parties

Mary J. Blige Performs for Jeff Koons, Drew Barrymore at Project Perpetual

The artist reimagined Birkins donated by well-known owners to auction to benefit the United Nations Foundation’s Shot @ Life vaccine campaign.

clock November 10, 2014Erik Maza

Financial

Charges Hit American Apparel in Q3

The company widened its loss on one-time charges, including legal fees related to the internal investigation into founder Dov Charney.

clock November 10, 2014Vicki M. Young

Alessandra Ambrosio unveils Ale by Alessandra Swimwear Collection at Everything But Water in Los Angeles.

Fashion Scoops

Alessandra Ambrosio Launching Swimwear Line

The Victoria’s Secret angel was on hand at specialty chain Anything But Water’s Brentwood location to unveil her new fashion venture.

clock November 10, 2014Rebecca Dancer

Clover Canyon's graphic laser-cut polyester and polyurethane dress, accented by polyester poplin trim and belt, is paired with Graziela Gems' earrings and an Ariel Gordon necklace.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2015 Trend: Neo Scene

Scuba-inspired textiles have gone girly, giving structure to chic and wearable dresses in attention-grabbing prints from contemporary brands.

clock November 11, 2014Antonia Sardone

Macy's new app will help consumers find similar items.

Media

Macy’s Set to Unveil Visual Search App

The new app allows customers to snap photos of outfits they like and have the same or similar items identified from the retailer’s inventory.

clock November 11, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Roland Mouret's Madison Avenue store.

Designer and Luxury

Roland Mouret Opens on Madison Ave.

The designer decided on the uptown location, as opposed to SoHo or Fifth Avenue, because of its “village mentality.”

clock November 11, 2014Jessica Iredale

The Caruso store on 58th street.

Designer and Luxury

Caruso Creates Showplace in Manhattan

Umberto Angeloni spared no expense to create the showplace for his luxury Italian men’s wear label.

clock November 11, 2014Jean E. Palmieri

Government and Trade

U.S. Strikes Visa Accord With China

President Obama said that the countries have agreed to increase the number of short-term tourist and business visas.

clock November 11, 2014Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman

A Nymphenburg Skull with handpainted flowers and butterflies.

Retail

Crest & Co. Goes Brick and Mortar for Holiday

From Saturday through New Year’s Eve, a pop-up shop for the luxe e-commerce destination will inhabit the front portion of Turnbull & Asser in New York City.

clock November 11, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Retail

Pitti Uomo Schedule Outlined

The Florentine trade show organizer Pitti Immagine is strengthening its ties to the city of Milan.

clock November 11, 2014Alessandra Turra

Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator.

Fashion Features

Pratt Institute Unveils Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator

The program could very well serve as a prototype of a high-tech interdisciplinary workshop for other schools and cities.

clock November 11, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Gianna Jun for Gucci.

Media

Gucci Taps South Korean Actress Gianna Jun

The actress is the new face of the label’s accessories ads campaigns.

clock November 11, 2014Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

Jay Ott Scholarship in Development

Friends and relatives of the late designer are creating a scholarship in his name at his alma mater, the University of Cincinnati.

clock November 11, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Rag & Bone Said to Be Gearing Up to Open Chicago Store

The retail space for rent signs are still plastered on the windows, but the word on the street is that Rag & Bone will open at 25 E. Delaware Place in March.

clock November 11, 2014Kristin Larson

Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion Scoops

Diane von Furstenberg in London for ‘Journey of a Dress’

An edited version of her exhibition — which marks the design’s 40th anniversary — runs at Phillips gallery through Nov. 18.

clock November 11, 2014Lorelei Marfil

LK Bennett's future headquarters at Rivington House in east London

Fashion Scoops

Jo Hooper Joins L.K. Bennett

The British accessories and ready-to-wear label has appointed Hooper group product director.

clock November 11, 2014Nina Jones

Fashion Scoops

SHOWstudio Planning Art Basel Initiative

The fashion website is working with the soon-to-open Miami Beach Edition hotel on another round of interviews for the “In Your Face” series.

clock November 11, 2014Samantha Conti

Looks from the Seven for All Mankind collaboration with Giambattista Valli for a spring 2015.

Denim

Giambattista Valli Links With Seven For All Mankind

The spring collaboration includes high-waisted jeans and dressy T-shirts in lipstick shades and animal prints.

clock November 11, 2014Luisa Zargani and Miles 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

clock 10hJoelle Diderich

Social Studies