Future Chic

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Overview

Dior took over Tokyo's famed sumo stadium to showcase creative director Raf Simons’ vision for pre-fall: a futuristic, outdoorsy take on daywear rife with both function and sequined shimmer.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Kim Kardashian in Ulyana Sergeenko and Bruce Weber.

Parties

Kim Kardashian Turns Out for ACRIA Benefit in New York

Her friend, the photographer Bruce Weber, was honored alongside the author and activist Larry Kramer.

clock December 10, 2014Erik Maza

Valentino Sala Bianca 945 Haute Couture

Couture

Valentino’s White Night in New York

The special, one-off couture enterprise was an homage to Valentino Garavani’s iconic 1968 white collection.

clock December 10, 2014Jessica Iredale and Taylor Harris

Human Resources

Walgreen’s Greg Wasson to Retire

Executive said on Wednesday he plans to retire shortly after the close of the second step in the Alliance Boots transaction.

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Financial

Lululemon Raises Full-Year Guidance

Shares rose 9.1 percent on Thursday despite a drop in third-quarter profits.

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Dior Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Dior Pre-Fall 2015

In Tokyo on Thursday night, Raf Simons sent out a futuristic, outdoorsy take on daywear rife with both function and sequined shimmer.

clock December 11, 2014Amanda Kaiser and Kelly Wetherille

Fashion Scoops

Fred Segal Opening in Tokyo

The retailer, majority owned by Sandow, will open its first store outside the U.S. this spring.

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The 2014 WWD Beauty Inc Awards winners.

Beauty Features

WWD Beauty Inc Awards Honor Industry’s Brightest

Leslie Blodgett received the Visionary Award for her work at Bare Escentuals.

clock December 11, 2014Anna Dysinger

Items in the Courréges Estée Lauder collection.

Color Cosmetics

Estée Lauder Teams With Courrèges

The companies are launching a 13-piece limited-edition color cosmetics collection.

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Kate Spade's Walk on Air.

Fragrance

Kate Spade’s New Pillar Keeps It Casual

Walk on Air, which launches in March, revolves around femininity and Kate Spade’s home base: New York City.

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A view of the Gucci website.

Media

Gucci, Coach Tie for Top Spot in L2 Digital Study

Burberry has been dethroned as the most digital brand in L2 Inc.’s Digital IQ Index for fashion.

clock December 11, 2014Rachel Strugatz

Dean Baquet

Media

Media People: Dean Baquet, The New York Times

The Times’ executive editor opens up about the newspaper’s recent restructuring as well as his views on the state of media and the biggest stories of the day.

clock December 12, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

Kazutoshi Kobayashi

Beauty Features

Japan’s Kosé Zeroes In on U.S.

Despite a large business, the cosmetics company has until now had very limited international experience, particularly outside of Asia.

clock December 12, 2014Kelly Wetherille

Media

Polyvore Reveals Most-Searched Fashion Brands

Top 10 lists, released on Thursday, show fast-fashion chains continuing to dominate, while Nars and MAC scored big in the beauty department.

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Stuart Weitzman footwear.

Financial

Advent Bids for Stuart Weitzman

The private equity firm is said to join Brown Shoe Co. Inc. and Coach Inc. in the latest round of bidding.

clock December 12, 2014Vicki M. Young

Kimora Lee Simmons

Sportswear

The New Kimora Lee Simmons

Today, Simmons is launching KLS Kimora Lee Simmons, her collection of clean, tailored and taut designer ready-to-wear that reflects a new phase of her life.

clock December 12, 2014Jessica Iredale

Balmain's spring campaign features a diverse range of models.

Fashion Scoops

Balmain Unveils Spring Ad Campaign

Olivier Rousteing serves up hot models — and a side order of fries in a Styrofoam container — in his spring campaign for Balmain.

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Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Armani Taps Jason Morgan for Acqua di Giò

The model will appear in an international campaign photographed by Matthew Brookes, which is due to break globally in February.

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Fashion Scoops

First Insight Links With Fashion Institute of Technology

Students in FIT’s Fashion Merchandising Management program at the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business will gain access to the company’s technical tools.

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Reese Witherspoon

Fashion Features

Stylists Prep Stars for SAG Awards, Golden Globes

Who will wear what? Now that the Hollywood awards season has entered full tilt, that is the question that has sent designers and stylists into overdrive.

clock December 12, 2014Marcy Medina

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Brooks Brothers flagship.

Business

All Change at Brooks Brothers: Flagship in Flux, New Designer Near

clock September 18, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

Social Studies