Mr. Fairchild

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Overview

John B. Fairchild, who transformed Women’s Wear Daily from a trusty but tedious trade publication into a provocative, powerful and whimsical international force — along the way pioneering the coverage that would become standard fixtures of modern-day fashion and celebrity journalism — died Friday morning at age 87 after a long illness. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES    

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Louise J. Esterhazy

Fashion Features

From the Pen of the Countess

Some of the best quotes from the Countess Louise J. Esterhazy.

clock February 27, 2015WWD Staff

Carven; The Paris-based label inaugurated its first store in Cannes in April, selling its hip women’s wear in the 555-square-meter space.

Designer and Luxury

Carven Names New Women’s Designers

Carven has appointed Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud as artistic directors for its women’s collections.

clock March 1, 2015Joelle Diderich

Marni RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Marni RTW Fall 2015

Castiglioni’s press notes described her muse as “a fierce wanderer,” but these women looked like they knew exactly where they were going.

clock March 1, 2015Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Italian Investors in Talks for MSGM Stake

According to market sources, DGPA SGR, the Italian investment fund that owns Golden Goose, is in talks to take a majority stake in Massimo Giorgetti’s fast-growing contemporary label MSGM.

clock March 1, 2015Samantha Conti and Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Max Mara Planning Resort Show

Add Max Mara to the list of European fashion houses planning to stage an itinerant fashion show for resort.

clock March 1, 2015Miles Socha

Versace RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Versace RTW Fall 2015

The emphasis was on day clothes, which have never been the house priority, that delivered Versace sleekness with crazy color and a lot of branding.

clock February 27, 2015Jessica Iredale

Backstage at Missoni RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Missoni RTW Fall 2015

Angela Missoni’s fall collection was for “the neo-body-conscious Missoni woman,” all knit up in tight dresses, bodysuits, wrap shirts and short skirts layered over leggings.

clock March 1, 2015Jessica Iredale

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Fashion Show Reviews

Salvatore Ferragamo RTW Fall 2015

The collection’s main optical motif was precise geometric intarsias and patchworks on dresses and coats.

clock March 1, 2015Jessica Iredale

Tod's RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Tod’s RTW Fall 2015

The designer’s fall lineup was confident, with a noticeable uptick in modernity and practicality from last season.

clock February 27, 2015Jessica Iredale

Etro RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Etro RTW Fall 2015

The go-to label for boho-luxe style looked to the world of interiors this season with outfits that blended printed fabrics with lush woven textiles.

clock February 27, 2015Joelle Diderich

Jil Sander RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Jil Sander RTW Fall 2015

For his second women’s collection at the creative helm of Jil Sander, Rodolfo Paglialunga showed an increased comfort level with the brand legacy.

clock February 28, 2015Jessica Iredale

Marco de Vincenzo RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Marco de Vincenzo RTW Fall 2015

The show had a faint Seventies vibe, but modernized to the hilt.

clock February 27, 2015Miles Socha

Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Roberto Cavalli RTW Fall 2015

Here was an eclectic collection of slinky, showy and sexy clothes unified by dense decoration.

clock February 28, 2015Miles Socha

Emilio Pucci RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Emilio Pucci RTW Fall 2015

Peter Dundas let the mystical allure of the zodiac guide his fall collection with results that were pretty divine.

clock February 28, 2015WWD Staff

Emporio Armani RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Emporio Armani RTW Fall 2015

Giorgio Armani believes in titling a show as much as he believes that black pants go with everything.

clock February 27, 2015Jessica Iredale

Blumarine RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Blumarine RTW Fall 2015

An aristo-rebel vibe ran through Blumarine’s collection, featuring a glamorous wardrobe of furs and sparkly evening wear.

clock February 27, 2015Joelle Diderich

Ports 1961 RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Ports 1961 RTW Fall 2015

“I wanted to deliver a complete wardrobe for today’s women who work,” said creative director Natasa Cagalj.

clock February 26, 2015Alessandra Turra

Philipp Plein RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Philipp Plein RTW Fall 2015

Philipp Plein, who has built a name for himself with his over-the-top runway spectacles, installed a real roller coaster as the centerpiece of his fall show.

clock February 26, 2015Alessandra Turra

Ermanno Scervino RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Ermanno Scervino RTW Fall 2015

Ermanno Scervino struggled to settle on a theme for his winter collection, so he picked a couple.

clock February 28, 2015Joelle Diderich

Gabriele Colangelo RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Gabriele Colangelo RTW Fall 2015

The Italian designer, recently named creative director of luxury label Giada, got a bit tangled up for fall.

clock February 28, 2015Miles Socha

Aquilano.Rimondi RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Aquilano.Rimondi RTW Fall 2015

This season, the designers were inspired by the strict linear forms of the 20th-century Dutch art movement De Stijl.

clock February 28, 2015Joelle Diderich

Francesco Scognamiglio RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Francesco Scognamiglio RTW Fall 2015

Francesco Scognamiglio opened his show with a black tank dress in stretchy satin – an uncharacteristically minimalist statement.

clock February 26, 2015Joelle Diderich

Giamba RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Giamba RTW Fall 2015

Short shifts and trapeze coats and dresses came in busy brocades and frothy laces, embellished here and there with panels of colorful fur and jeweled bugs.

clock February 27, 2015Miles Socha

Sportmax RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Sportmax RTW Fall 2015

Sportmax embraced the country life for fall, incorporating rugged and Western elements as well as pretty wildflowers with artful elegance.

clock February 27, 2015Jessica Iredale

Bally RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Bally RTW Fall 2015

The brand is on a creative mission to change its ready-to-wear image — hence the $60,000 pair of crocodile-skin judo pants in its fall collection.

clock February 28, 2015Roxanne Robinson

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini RTW Fall 2015

Lorenzo Serafini’s first full collection for Philosophy demonstrated the designer has more than one string to his bow.

clock February 27, 2015Joelle Diderich

Iceberg RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Iceberg RTW Fall 2015

With his lively fall collection, Alexis Martial portrayed an elegant Seventies aviator.

clock February 27, 2015Alessandra Turra

Uma Wang RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Uma Wang RTW Fall 2015

Uma Wang continues to elaborate on an elegance that’s modest yet aristocratic at the same time.

clock February 27, 2015Alessandra Turra

Agnona RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Agnona RTW Fall 2015

Stefano Pilati unfurled a host of alluring silhouettes at his fall Agnona presentation.

clock February 27, 2015Miles Socha

Anteprima RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Anteprima RTW Fall 2015

Creative director Izumi Ogino showed a collection infused with an elegance that was a tad severe, although softened by more feminine, romantic details.

clock February 26, 2015Alessandra Turra

Fabiana Filippi RTW Fall 2015

Fashion Show Reviews

Fabiana Filippi RTW Fall 2015

Comfortable silhouettes combined with neutral colors created a soft, delicate allure throughout the label’s luxury knitwear lineup.

clock February 26, 2015Alessandra Turra

Loewe

Designer and Luxury

Loewe Looks to Spanish Roots for Miami Flagship

The first Loewe store in North America opened in Miami’s Design District.
 

clock March 2, 2015Jessica Iredale

Ralph Erardy

Media

Ralph Erardy, Former WWD Publisher, Dead at 67

The publisher and sales executive passed away after a long battle with cancer.

clock February 27, 2015Arthur Friedman

Government and Trade

DOL Report Hits Honduras Labor Conditions

The U.S. Department of Labor released a report Friday that it said “raises serious concerns” about the Honduran government’s enforcement of labor laws.

clock February 27, 2015Kristi Ellis

Louise J. Esterhazy

Fashion Features

Louise J. Esterhazy’s Fashionary

Through his alter ego/nom de plume, The Countess Louise J. Esterhazy, John B. Fairchild kept a sharp eye on designers and their doings throughout the decades.

clock February 27, 2015WWD Staff

John B. Fairchild

Fashion Features

John B. Fairchild Dies at 87

Fairchild, who transformed Women's Wear Daily into a powerful, provocative newspaper, died Friday morning.

clock February 27, 2015Mort Sheinman

John B. Fairchild, 1976.

Fashion Features

Industry Remembers John B. Fairchild

The fashion and social worlds reacted to the death of John B. Fairchild.

clock February 27, 2015WWD Staff

Rachel Zoe, The Zoe Report, Box of Style

Retail

Rachel Zoe Launching Subscription Service

The stylist is launching “Box of Style,” a quarterly subscription service that will send packages stuffed with five to eight items each season.

clock March 2, 2015Misty White Sidell

The Nasty Gal Web site.

Financial

Ron Johnson Leads Nasty Gal’s $16M Series C

The Los Angeles-based apparel e-tailer confirmed Thursday it raised $16 million in a Series C round.

clock February 26, 2015Kari Hamanaka

Essentialist

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