French Ex-Culture Minister: Alber Elbaz's Lanvin Dismissal an 'Unspeakable Injustice'

Alber Elbaz’s dismissal at Lanvin last week is quickly becoming one of the most interesting fashion news stories in years; as it’s developed, the story has highlighted the swiftly shifting nature of the industry and labor issues therein through the lens of one of fashion’s most celebrated geniuses. Today, it just got… »11/05/15 12:00pm11/05/15 12:00pm


Report: Lanvin Employees Seek Labor Help After Being Iced Out by Management

Since beloved Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz was ousted last week, employees at the French design house have been demanding accountability from its owner, Shaw-Lan Wang. Today, though, WWD reports that their requests have been denied by management, and communications have devolved so far that a labor inspector… »11/04/15 12:20pm11/04/15 12:20pm

Fashion People Getting Too Exhausted By Fashion

Today WWD unleashed a crucial feature that asks the fundamental question, “Is Fashion Heading for a Burnout?” The endless schedule of fashion weeks—and the increasing demand on designers to churn out eight seasons a year to keep up with consumer demand—has been a font for soul-searching for several years now,… »10/27/15 11:37am10/27/15 11:37am

Lanvin: For the Intergalactic Party Girl Dancing by a Dumpster in You

Paris fashion week glides along with the Lavin spring 2014 collection, which was a shiny concept-heap of many varied silhouettes and styles, some of which seemed to be a highbrow take on Eurotrash — perhaps reified in the very beautiful shiny trashbag-style purses carried by some of the models (when asked about the… »9/27/13 6:30pm9/27/13 6:30pm

Cosmetics Companies Discovering Multiethnic Consumers Are a Force to Be Reckoned With

This is kind of a DUH but so great to see it confirmed: Multiethnic beauty consumers are on the rise. WWD reports that there are "a growing number of women in the U.S. who associate themselves with multiple ethnic backgrounds, thus making it difficult for them to find brands that speak to them - or work for them -… »7/23/12 2:30pm7/23/12 2:30pm