Frida Giannini Makes Early Exit From Gucci

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Gucci's creative director Frida Giannini has made a surprise exit from the company after principals terminated her contract early, WWD has learned. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Topman Design Men's RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Topman Design Men’s RTW Fall 2015

Topman Design channeled a madcap Seventies vibe with fur maxi coats, cropped flares and vinyl bombers.

clock January 9, 2015Nina Jones

Coach Men's RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Coach Men’s RTW Fall 2015

Stuart Vevers trod a chic, refined path for his debut men’s collection at Coach.

clock January 9, 2015Samantha Conti

Public School's Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi with model in the middle.

Designer and Luxury

Public School Wins Inaugural Men’s International Woolmark Prize

Designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow beat 61 other labels from 21 countries.

clock January 11, 2015Julia Neel

Louis Boston is shuttering after 90 years.

Designer and Luxury

Louis Boston to Close

The specialty store will close its doors in July after 90 years in business.

clock January 11, 2015Jean E. Palmieri

Christopher Shannon Mens RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Christopher Shannon Men’s RTW Fall 2015

One man’s trash can be another man’s fashion, as Christopher Shannon’s quirky ode to the plastic bag attested.

clock January 10, 2015Miles Socha

Hackett London Men's RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Hackett London Men’s RTW Fall 2015

Jeremy Hackett showed a capsule collection of looks exalting fabrics from British wool mill Fox Bros & Co.

clock January 9, 2015Samantha Conti

Paco Rabanne Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Paco Rabanne Pre-Fall 2015

Add Julien Dossena’s name to the list of designers who’ve opted to rework and refine fruitful ideas from past collections.

clock January 12, 2015Miles Socha

Lou Dalton Mens RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Lou Dalton Men’s RTW Fall 2015

Lou Dalton showed a subdued collection of casual, tailored clothing with pops of color and lots of texture.

clock January 10, 2015Samantha Conti

Christopher Raeburn Men's RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Christopher Raeburn Men’s RTW Fall 2015

Christopher Raeburn is the latest designer to craft clothing from an inflatable boat.

clock January 10, 2015Miles Socha

JW Anderson Men's RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

JW Anderson Men’s RTW Fall 2015

Carpeting his runway venue with shreds of purple rubber, Jonathan Anderson staged a Seventies show that was inimitably his.

clock January 11, 2015Miles Socha

André Saraiva's Instagram Post

Business Features

More Than a Million March in Paris

People took to the streets Sunday in an unprecedented showing of unity following the country’s worst terrorist attacks in more than half of a century.

clock January 11, 2015Miles Socha and Jennifer Weil and Joelle Diderich and Laure Guilbault and Paulina Szmydke

Margaret Howell Men's RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Margaret Howell Men’s RTW Fall 2015

The designer paired tailoring, such as gray ankle-grazing wool pants, with slim-cut wool sweaters in gray or black.

clock January 11, 2015Nina Jones

Richard James Men's RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Richard James Men’s RTW Fall 2015

The mountains of South America and the brave British men who built the railway through the Andes were the driving force behind the Richard James line.

clock January 11, 2015Samantha Conti

Moschino Men's RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Moschino Men’s RTW Fall 2015

Mountaineering ravers? That was the idea behind Jeremy Scott’s typically pumped-up, more-is more Moschino collection.

clock January 11, 2015Nina Jones

Alexander McQueen Men's RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander McQueen Men’s RTW Fall 2015

In a powerful show, Sarah Burton also perpetuated the uniform’s enduring dignity and relevance via innovative tailoring and daring fabric choices.

clock January 11, 2015Miles Socha

Dunhill Men's RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Dunhill Men’s RTW Fall 2015

This was John Ray’s first full runway show for Dunhill, and the creative director got off to a smashing start.

clock January 11, 2015Stephanie Hirschmiller

Johnny Depp with Amber Heard in vintage Dior.

Parties

Golden Globe Pre-Parties: Art of Elysium and BAFTA Take Over Saturday Night

Before the Golden Globes, Hollywood was keeping quiet Saturday night.

clock January 11, 2015Marcy Medina and Jenny Sundel and Lindzi Scharf

Fashion Scoops

John Galliano’s Peers Awaited at Comeback Show

Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz and Burberry’s Christopher Bailey are among those expected at the Maison Margiela couture show in London.

clock January 11, 2015Samantha Conti and Miles Socha

Allison Williams in Armani Privé and Cartier.

Fashion Features

Golden Globes Red Carpet Photos: Arrivals at The 2015 Golden Globe Awards

Nominees, presenters and Hollywood’s biggest stars turned up to the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the 72nd annual Golden Globes awards.

clock January 11, 2015Marcy Medina

Human Resources

Kip Tindell Tapped as NRF Chairman

The chairman and ceo of the Container Store has been named chairman of the National Retail Federation board of directors.

clock January 12, 2015WWD Staff

Human Resources

Lew Frankfort to Join Sycamore

In his new role, Frankfort will work closely with the private equity firm and the management teams of its portfolio companies.

clock January 12, 2015Vicki M. Young

Frida Giannini

Designer and Luxury

Frida Giannini Makes Early Exit From Gucci

According to market sources, Giannini was asked to leave Gucci on Friday, more than a month earlier than anticipated.

clock January 12, 2015WWD Staff

Media

Cathy Horyn Is Back in Fashion

The former lead fashion critic for The New York Times will serve as critic-at-large for The Cut for 2015.

clock January 12, 2015Alexandra Steigrad

Natasha Poly in Isabel Marant’s spring '15 campaign.

Media

Isabel Marant Casts Natasha Poly for Spring

The French designer has cast the model to appear in a campaign that telegraphs the brand’s more dynamic side.

clock January 12, 2015Paulina Szmydke

Fashion Scoops

Jennifer de Winter to Exit Saks

Saks Fifth Avenue confirmed Friday that one of its veterans is leaving the company in about a month to take another job.

clock January 12, 2015David Moin

A look from the H&M Loves Coachella collection.

Fashion Scoops

H&M Links With Coachella for Festival Fare

The Swedish retailer has teamed up with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., to produce its first cobranded collection.

clock January 12, 2015Sharon Edelson

Financial

Financo Forum Features Diane von Furstenberg, Joel Horowitz

The designer and the cochairmen of DVF Studio will discuss their partnership with Michael Gould, the former Bloomingdale’s chairman and ceo.

clock January 12, 2015David Moin

Tracy Reese Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Tracy Reese Pre-Fall 2015

The designer provided her customer with a rich palette of easy, feminine separates for the season.

clock January 12, 2015Kristi Garced

ICB Pre-Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

ICB Pre-Fall 2015

The ICB girl didn’t want summer to end and was clutching onto memories of nights on the beach and dining alfresco.

clock January 12, 2015Kristi Garced

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 9hJoelle Diderich

Social Studies