Peck Picks His Team: Unveils Major Shake-Up

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Overview

Art Peck isn't wasting any time at Gap Inc. Although he doesn't officially take the reins of ceo until February, Peck is showing his impatience with the retailer’s ongoing lackluster performance.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Demonstrators on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

Government and Trade

Gaultier Workers Stage Demonstration

The fashion house’s works council “deplores the extent of the reorganization.”

clock November 20, 2014Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Christopher Bailey, Mario Testino Attend Walk of Style Award

The Burberry chief creative officer and chief executive officer attended the Rodeo Drive Committee’s 22nd Walk of Style award.

clock November 20, 2014Marcy Medina

Greg Chait

Designer and Luxury

The Elder Statesman Opens First Store

The store is in what was, literally, a home in the heart of West Hollywood — at 607 N. Huntley Drive off of the western stretch of Melrose Avenue.

clock November 20, 2014Marcy Medina

Sophia Amoruso

Retail

First Look at the Nasty Gal Store

WWD got an exclusive look at the 2,500-square-foot space on Melrose Avenue.

clock November 20, 2014Marcy Medina

Zac Posen and Kris Jenner

Parties

Kris Jenner Emcees the New York Ball

The evening included performances by pianist Lola Astanova and R&B singer Craig David.

clock November 20, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Exhibitors at the Cosmoprof Asia fair.

Beauty Features

Cosmoprof Asia: Foot Traffic Heavy

Foot traffic at the three-day event, held from Nov. 12 to Nov. 14, was very heavy, with 60,000 visitors.

clock November 20, 2014Ellen Sheng

Rihanna in Altuzarra.

Beauty Features

MAC Cosmetics Premieres ‘It’s Not Over’ Documentary

The MAC AIDS Fund-sponsored film explores the lives of three individuals affected by HIV-AIDS.

clock November 20, 2014Ryma Chikhoune

The Urban Zen Holiday Marketplace.

Retail

Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Holiday Marketplace

Travel is an integral concepts the designer is channeling into her second edition of the pop-up shop.

clock November 20, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Mike Nichols in 1971.

People

Remembering Mike Nichols

Though he wasn’t a dedicated follower of fashion, Nichols and WWD intersected from time to time over the years.

clock November 20, 2014Lorna Koski

Financial

Perry Ellis: Focus on Growing Core Brands

The company is focused on growing its core brands and shedding its noncore assets.

clock November 20, 2014Vicki M. Young

Padma Lakshmi

Parties

Whitney Museum Holds Last Gala on Madison Ave.

Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Kara Walker and Chuck Close came out of the woodwork to pay their respects.

clock November 20, 2014Erik Maza

An image from Farfetch Workshop, chapter 3 of the 6 chapters of Farfetch's holiday fairytale campaign.

Technology

Farfetch Takes Steps to Double Sales

Sales this year for Farfetch’s retailer network are expected to hit $325 million, double that of last year.

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Designer and Luxury

Roberto Cavalli Sale Debate Goes On

The sale of a majority stake in the Roberto Cavalli group to VTB Capital has been taking months to materialize.

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On set at the ad shoot.

Fragrance

Versace’s New Girl: Eros Pour Femme

The new eau de parfum is due to hit shelves in December and is expected to surpass its 2012 male predecessor in sales.

clock November 21, 2014Cynthia Martens

Christie Brinkley

Skin Care

Christie Brinkley to Launch Skin Care

The line will launch on HSN and hsn.com in early March, then will roll out into Kohl’s 1,163 doors later that month.

clock November 21, 2014Julie Naughton

Financial

More Caution Than Optimism in Stores’ Q4 Views

Retailers reporting third-quarter sales are seeing some hopeful signs for holiday.

clock November 21, 2014David Moin and Arnold J. Karr

A variety of products that contain a base of water.

Marketing and Promotion

Latest Asian Beauty Wave Washes Ashore

It’s been around since Creation, but the beauty industry has finally discovered the latest and greatest ingredient: water.

clock November 21, 2014WWD Staff

Financial

Beauty M&A to Heat Up

The robust pace of deal-making in the beauty space this year has more brands seeing dollar signs and readying for a potential sale.

clock November 21, 2014Molly Prior

Media

Ian Schrager Talks Design

How things have changed for the enfant terrible of the hotel industry who came to fame in the Seventies as cofounder and co-owner of Studio 54.

clock November 21, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Media

BlackBook Taps Anne Christensen as Fashion Director at Large

Christensen last worked, most notably, at Glamour as executive fashion director from 2010 to 2013.

clock November 21, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Franca Sozzani

Media

Media People: Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani

The Vogue Italia editor is also a humanitarian — keeping appointments as Goodwill Ambassador for Fashion 4 Development and U.N. Ambassador Against Hunger.

clock November 21, 2014Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Pascal Cagni in Lead for CEO Spot at Net-a-porter

He has been working at Net-a-porter Group in London in a consultancy capacity.

clock November 21, 2014Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

Alexander McQueen Opening in Paris

The store will showcase the new retail concept conceived by Alexander McQueen’s creative director Sarah Burton.

clock November 21, 2014Nina Jones

Jeff Kirwan takes on the tough job of getting Gap on track.

Human Resources

Gap Inc. Shakes Up Exec Ranks

Art Peck isn’t wasting any time.

clock November 21, 2014David Moin

Zappos.com's technology-driven pop-up shop could alter the nature of retail.

Retail

Zappos Opens First Store

The physical site in downtown Las Vegas will be open for business 24/7 during the holiday period though Dec. 31.

clock November 20, 2014Sharon Edelson

Essentialist

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