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Overview

  Specialty retail visionary Leslie H. Wexner sits atop the largest fragrance product business in America, and is now entering the industry’s Hall of Fame.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Allison Williams and Jemima Kirke both in Chanel.

Parties

The New York Public Library Sparkles During Chanel Fine Jewelry Dinner

Amanda Peet, Dakota Fanning, Rose Byrne and Allison Williams were frosted in Chanel diamonds Thursday night in New York.

clock June 3, 2016Taylor Harris

Fashion Scoops

Story Debuts ‘Disrupt Story’ Concept Inspired Partially by ‘Mr. Robot’

Through July 24, the downtown boutique Story will celebrate all sorts of disruptors including USA Networks’ “Mr. Robot” with products and special events.

clock June 6, 2016Rosemary Feitelberg

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Fashion Features

Celebrity Fashion Report Card: Breaking Rank

clock June 8, 2016WWD Staff

Glenda Bailey

Media

Glenda Bailey Dishes on Harper’s Bazaar Covers and Her Evolving Role

clock June 8, 2016WWD Staff

“If I had to chose a time in history in which I could be born, I would choose June, 1, 2016. In the future, we will be far better off in every dimension,” Joel Mokyr, professor of economics and history at Northwestern, said in a phone conversation last week. Mokyr wanted to conclude on a positive note. But June newborns weren’t our conversation’s primary demographic.

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Working Retail — A New Reality

The first-quarter retail results that came in recently were mostly abysmal. On the heels of those results, May’s job numbers out last week showed a loss of 4,100 jobs at apparel and accessories retailers.

clock June 8, 2016Bridget Foley

“What I have thought about, and continue to think about, is that we are specialty merchants and our primary skill is knowing about women.”

Human Resources

Leslie Wexner On Building an Empire

A freewheeling interview with Leslie Wexner reveals a sharp eye, a well-read mind and enough curiosity to build an empire.

clock June 8, 2016Pete Born

Azzedine Alaïa Alaïa Paris, Beauté Prestige International (3); Hermès Le Jardin de Monsieur Li, Beauté Prestige International (2); La Panthère Eau de Parfum Légère, Cartier (6); Le Gemme Collection — Ashlemah, Bulgari (1); Noir Pour Femme, Tom Ford Beauty (5); Valentino Donna, Puig (4).

Fragrance

2016 Fragrance Foundation Awards Nominees

Perfume executives join forces to celebrate the best in fragrances for the year as part of The Fragrance Foundation Awards.

clock June 15, 2016WWD Staff

Elizabeth Musmanno, president of The Fragrance Foundation.

Fragrance

Fragrance Foundation Plans for Growth

The Fragrance Foundation has big plans for growth, including adding the consumer-packaged-goods fragrance side into the mix.

clock June 15, 2016Allison Collins

Sophia Grojsman

Fragrance

Fragrance Foundation Honors Sophia Grojsman With Lifetime Achievement Award

Sophia Grojsman, the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement, Perfumer award, is known for her nurturing qualities.

clock June 15, 2016Ellen Thomas

A visual from Gosha Rubchinskiy's photo project, “The Day of My Death.”

Mens Designer Luxury

A Glimpse Inside Gosha Rubchinskiy’s Italy

Pitti Uomo’s featured designer will unveil a film and photo book reflecting his unique take on Italian culture.

clock June 16, 2016Miles Socha

Kelsi and Hiroki Nakamura of Visvim

Mens Designer Luxury

Visvim to Stage First Runway Show at Pitti Uomo

The elusive Japanese workwear-inspired brand will stage its first runway show at Pitti Uomo.

clock June 15, 2016Khanh T.L. Tran

Raf Simons

Mens Designer Luxury

Raf Simons Riffs on Men’s Wear and Fashion

No stranger to Pitti Uomo, Raf Simons will return to the Florentine trade fair for a special presentation on June 16.

clock June 16, 2016Miles Socha

Fausto Puglisi (right) with a model in one of
his designs.

Mens Designer Luxury

New and Noteworthy at Pitti Uomo

Fausto Puglisi and Lucio Vanotti are coming to Pitti Uomo.

clock June 16, 2016Alessandra Turra

London Designers to Watch: Edward Crutchley, Charles Jeffrey and Kiko Kostadinov

Designer and Luxury

London’s Next Wave: Designers to Watch

Three designers who are garnering attention on the British fashion scene.

clock June 16, 2016Lorelei Marfil

Dan Schulman

Retail

PayPal’s Dan Schulman Talks Mobile, Global Play

Chief executive officer Dan Schulman talks about how PayPal is faring on its own and what the company’s doing to move more of the world’s money.

clock June 17, 2016Maghan McDowell

Digital wallets and frictionless transactions are already transforming payments.

Retail

Epay’s Future: Digital Wallets Already Transforming Payments

The explosive growth of e-commerce along with consumer preferences for shopping and buying anywhere and anytime has changed how fashion and beauty retailers and brands market and sell their products.

clock June 17, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Tena Clark

Markets

Tena Clark Puts Marketing Focus on Music

Tena Clark works with retailers to develop music strategies that reflect its brand.

clock June 17, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

“Technology adds an additional excitement and convenience to shopping experiences.” Michael Klein, Adobe

Retail

How Data and Tech Improve In-Store Experience

How data and technology are creating a better in-store experience.

clock June 17, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Raffaello Napoleone

Markets

Facetime With Raffaello Napoleone, CEO of Pitti Immagine Uomo

This season, Pitti Uomo celebrates its 90th edition, but it’s showing no signs of age.

clock June 17, 2016Luisa Zargani

Lapo Elkann and Adidas custom Alfa Romeo 4c

Mens Designer Luxury

Lapo Elkann Creates Custom Sports Car

Lapo Elkann’s customization service has extended to an Alfa Romeo 4C.

clock June 18, 2016Francesca Bonfanti

Louis Vuitton’s cruise show at the Contemporary art Museum in rio de Janeiro.

Fashion Features

Shows on the Go: Cruise Season Hits the Road

Pack the trunks: Fashion takes its cruise season on the road again, to locations Near, far, exotic and otherwise remarkable.

clock June 15, 2016Miles Socha

Clockwise from top left: Dior Fine Jewelry’s 18-karat rose gold ring with amethysts and diamonds; Bulgari’s 18-karat pink gold necklace with amethyst, chalcedony, rubellite and diamonds; Sutra’s 18-karat rose gold earrings with angel skin coral and rose de France amethysts; Cartier’s platinum ring with sapphires, amethysts and diamonds;  Lucifer Vir Honestus’ 18-karat rose gold and amethyst earrings; Mikimoto’s 18-karat white gold necklace with cultured pearls, sapphires and diamonds.

Jewelry

Fall 2016 Jewelry Trend: Purple Reigns

Purple-toned gems, even sapphires that mimic amethysts, will definitely amp up the giddy factor.

clock June 15, 2016Roxanne Robinson

Birgit Kos

People

Model Call: Birgit Kos

The Dutch model is really an outdoorsy sort at heart.

clock June 8, 2016Kristi Garced

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

A Nike Air Force 1 sneaker developed by Nike and Louis Vuitton.

Accessories

First Look at the Nike x Louis Vuitton Air Force 1 Sneakers

clock 11hJoelle Diderich

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