Dov Charney’s Firing Could Spur Lawsuits

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Overview

Charney is now on the outside looking in at American Apparel Inc.—but the battle might be headed to the courts. Six months after a boardroom coup, the company finally fired its often problematic founder.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Giulietta Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Giulietta Pre-Fall 2015

It’s rare to see the sci-fi era of the Sixties, known for its Courrèges curves and modular shapes, interpreted in a whimsical and womanly way.

clock December 12, 2014WWD Staff

Iris von Arnim Pre Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Iris von Arnim Pre-Fall 2015

The designer borrowed from the Bauhaus architecture movement for her collection.

clock December 12, 2014Kristi Garced

Raoul Pre Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Raoul Pre-Fall 2015

Tones of blue, red and yellow conveyed a fall sensibility, though even traditionally cold-weather knits like alpaca and tweed had a lightweight feel.

clock December 12, 2014Kristi Garced

Nili Lotan Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Nili Lotan Pre-Fall 2015

Lotan was inspired by the skyline and rooftops in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district of Paris.

clock December 16, 2014Kristi Garced

Red Valentino Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Red Valentino Pre-Fall 2015

Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri took the Red Valentino collection back to the Sixties.

clock December 15, 2014Mayte Allende

Timo Weiland Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Timo Weiland Pre-Fall 2015

“Midcentury Florida architecture” were the buzzwords of the collection.

clock December 16, 2014Kristi Garced

Sachin & Babi Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Sachin & Babi Pre-Fall 2015

The duo’s love of technical fabrics was on full display in their sporty collection.

clock December 16, 2014Kristi Garced

Rihanna on the cover of W’s September 2014 issue.

Activewear

Puma Taps Rihanna as Creative Director

The sporting goods firm signed the singer as brand ambassador, campaign star and women’s creative director.

clock December 16, 2014Paulina Szmydke

Thakoon Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Thakoon Pre-Fall 2015

A black-and-white paparazzi shot of Mia Farrow provided Thakoon Panichgul’s visual inspiration for pre-fall.

clock December 16, 2014WWD Staff

Thakoon Addition Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Thakoon Addition Pre-Fall 2015

Thakoon Panichgul applied the same crafty moodiness and black-and-white mosaic motif from his main collection to Addition.

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Peter Jensen Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Peter Jensen Pre-Fall 2015

Taking a multiple-muse approach this season, Peter Jensen tapped into the spirit of Truman Capote’s 1966 Black and White Ball.

clock December 16, 2014Samantha Conti

Gloria Gelfand

Fashion Features

Gloria Gelfand Dies at 89

Gelfand is survived by daughters Lois, and Sharon Lawerence; a son Lewis; five grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

clock December 16, 2014Rosemary Feitelberg and Lorna Koski and Miles Socha

Paule Ka Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Paule Ka Pre-Fall 2015

The design team continued to mine the Parisian brand’s favorite decade — the Sixties.

clock December 16, 2014Miles Socha

One of Gucci's holiday windows in New York.

Designer and Luxury

Bridget Foley’s Diary: The Gucci Question

Kering must not only find the right person to take the brand into the next phase, it must first clarify exactly what the essence of Gucci is.

clock December 16, 2014Bridget Foley

Amy Adams in Max Mara.

Parties

‘Big Eyes’ Premieres in New York

Amy Adams, Tim Burton, Christoph Waltz, Jason Schwartzman and Brooke Shields attended the event.

clock December 16, 2014Kristen Tauer

Hugo Boss Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Boss Pre-Fall 2015

Jason Wu continued to crystallize and push his vision in his pre-fall collection, which centered around core men’s wear elements reinterpreted for women.

clock December 16, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Alice + Olivia Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Alice + Olivia Pre-Fall 2015

Stacey Bendet’s pre-fall muse was Loulou de la Falaise, and she fused the late fashion personality’s chic bohemian style with a ladylike Forties flair.

clock December 16, 2014Kristi Garced

Rag & Bone Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Rag & Bone Pre-Fall 2015

David Neville and Marcus Wainwright almost always design under the influence of men’s wear, tailoring, etc. — it’s in their English roots.

clock December 16, 2014Jessica Iredale

Mike Toth

Marketing and Promotion

Mike Toth, Leading Brand Developer, Dies at 62

Toth created ad campaigns for American brands such as J. Crew, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Coach, Timex, Hickey Freeman, Keds and Wrangler.

clock December 16, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Retail

Wal-Mart to Pay $188 Million in Class-Action Lawsuit

The lawsuit was filed in 2002 by employees at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club.

clock December 16, 2014Sharon Edelson

Ulla Johnson Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Ulla Johnson Pre-Fall 2015

Ulla Johnson masterfully balanced her signature boho spirit with boyish, utilitarian pieces for pre-fall, grouping them into a series of vignettes.

clock December 16, 2014Kristi Garced

Dov Charney

Human Resources

Dov Charney’s Firing Could Spur Lawsuits

The company finally fired its colorful and often problematic founder for cause.

clock December 17, 2014Evan Clark

Henriette Ernst

Human Resources

Joe Fresh Names Senior Vice President of Women’s Design

Henriette Ernst will be based at the brand’s New York design studio and report to Joe Mimran, creative director, and Mario Grauso, president.

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Calvin Harris for Emporio Armani.

Media

Calvin Harris Named Face of Emporio Armani for Spring

The Scottish DJ and music producer will appear in the black and white advertising campaign shot in Los Angeles by photographer Boo George.

clock December 16, 2014Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

La Perla to Present Atelier Collection During Couture

The collection, which will be unveiled on Jan. 26, will also include a shoe range, realized in collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti.

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Pierre Gagnaire

Lifestyle

WWD Talks With 13 Michelin Starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire

Gagnaire has come to be regarded as one of the most creative chefs in the business.

clock December 17, 2014Kristin Tice Studeman

Rafael Nadal in Tommy Hilfiger Tailored.

Marketing and Promotion

Tommy Hilfiger Signs Rafael Nadal as Ambassador

The 28-year-old tennis star will appear in the fall underwear and tailored clothing ad campaigns.

clock December 17, 2014Lisa Lockwood

Rihanna for Puma.

Designer and Luxury

Rihanna on Love of Design and Puma

The singer talks sneakers and more.

clock December 17, 2014WWD Staff

Financial

A Tumultuous 2014 at American Apparel

Recapping the company’s hectic year.

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Financial

Robert Graham Said Seeking an Investor

The manufacturer has been pounding the pavement looking for an investor, according to two market sources.

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Inside the Giorgio Armani boutique in Miami's Design District.

Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Armani Opens Store in Miami’s Design District

The store brings Armani Group’s number of total stores to 185, of which 18 are Giorgio Armani boutiques.

clock December 17, 2014Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

London Memorial Service Set For Prof. Louise Wilson

Organizers are scouring the globe for alumni of the Central Saint Martins MA Fashion Course that she ran from 1992 to 2014.

clock December 17, 2014WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Alexandre Vauthier Named Newest Member of the Chambre Syndicale

Vauthier has been awarded the right to use the haute couture appellation.

clock December 17, 2014

Fashion Scoops

Marios Schwab Opting Out of Runway Show

As of the fall season in February, the London-based designer will hold appointments for editors in London to show the collection.

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Media

The New York Times On Edge Prior to Layoffs

According to sources, staffers were sent an e-mail from the Newspaper Guild of New York indicating that layoffs would take place.

clock December 17, 2014Alexandra Steigrad

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