Newsmaker of the Year: The Nominees

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Overview

Who were the people who fascinated the fashion crowd this year? From established designers and rising stars to business titans, retailers and new media moguls, here are the top 20 candidates.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Aurélie Bidermann

Parties

Aurélie Bidermann Toasts New Store

Held on one of the first actually cold nights in recent memory, dinner guests ducked into the snug basement of Lafayette restaurant.

clock November 20, 2014Kristen Tauer

Kenneth Cole store in Petionville in Haiti.

Designer and Luxury

Kenneth Cole Marks Haiti Store Opening

The chairman and chief executive officer of Kenneth Cole Productions has committed to Haiti in more ways than one.

clock November 21, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Fireworks at the unveiling of Macy's holiday windows.

Retail

Macy’s Unveils Holiday Windows at New York Flagship

“Santa’s Journey to the Stars,” or what Christmas would look like on another planet, is the theme of the retailer’s windows.

clock November 20, 2014Sharon Edelson

An Ann Taylor store.

Financial

Ann Inc. Looks Ahead on Heels of Profit Drop

After a challenging third quarter ceo Kay Krill sees the battle for market share only intensifying as holiday 2014 unfolds.

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Financial

Marcia Kilgore Sells Soap & Glory to Boots

A source familiar with the deal said Kilgore will step away from the London-based business immediately.

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Margot Robbie, Jason Wu, Nicola Peltz and Kate Bosworth.

Parties

Kate Bosworth, Scott Eastwood Turn Up for Presentation of Hugo Boss Prize

On Thursday night, the brand flew in several of its more notable stewards to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

clock November 21, 2014Erik Maza

Anne Collier

People

Anne Collier Exhibit Opens at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

The exhibit spans about 40 works dating from 2002 to the present and is sponsored by Christian Dior.

clock November 21, 2014Kristin Larson

Scott Malkin, Marigay McKee and Burt Tansky at Harvard

Business Features

Marigay McKee Speaks at Harvard Business School

The president of Saks Fifth Avenue gave the second annual Marvin Traub Fellowship lecture.

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Meredith Lynn Auld and Tom Brokaw

Parties

‘SNL’ Cast Attends Museum of Natural History Museum Gala

Guests included Steve Higgins, Questlove, Aidy Bryant, Kenan Thompson, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, and Jay Pharoah.

clock November 21, 2014Taylor Harris

Tilda Swinton in "Cloakroom"

Fashion Scoops

Tilda Swinton Takes to the Stage in Paris for ‘Cloakroom’

Most of the 45-minute piece was performed in silence at the Galliera in Paris.

clock November 22, 2014Paulina Szmydke

A view of Coach's new retail concept inside the Time Warner Center store.

Designer and Luxury

Coach Rolls Out New Retail Concept

The company’s “re-platforming” of the entire fleet of Coach stores will require an investment north of $570 million.

clock November 24, 2014Lauren McCarthy

Amazon Fashion's homepage.

Retail

L2 Study: Are Luxury Brands Avoiding Amazon?

The group is releasing a new study today that takes a close look at the luxury fashion vertical on the e-commerce giant.

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Checkout on Wanelo.

Media

Wanelo Adds Buy Technology

Launch is the social shopping site’s first effort at integrating commerce within its mobile experience.

clock November 24, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Karl Lagerfeld shoots Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams.

People

Karl Lagerfeld Unveils Latest Chanel Film

Pharrell Williams composed an original ditty for “Reincarnation” and sings it with Cara Delevingne, whose soulful voice proves as strong as her famous eyebrows.

clock November 24, 2014Miles Socha

Theory will unveil several shoe styles.

Footwear

Theory to Launch Accessories Line

Andrew Rosen’s contemporary brand is jumping into the category for spring with the launch of a full collection of bags and several shoe styles.

clock November 24, 2014Roxanne Robinson

Fashion Scoops

Carlyle Group Said to Be Eyeing Bruno Magli

In July, the luxury footwear company began a composition with creditors through the Bologna court system.

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Bernard Arnault in the Hall of the Louis Vuitton Foundation.

Business Features

Newsmaker of the Year: The Nominees

The winner, selected by WWD editors, will be revealed in the annual Year in Fashion issue on Dec. 15.

clock November 24, 2014WWD Staff

Media

Seventeen Magazine Cuts Four From Masthead

The Hearst title is experiencing some growing pains under its new editorial leadership.

clock November 21, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Chris de Lapuente

Business

LVMH Names Chris de Lapuente Chairman, CEO of Selective Retailing

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Social Studies

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