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  • Jenna Dewan Tatum is the new face - and body - of the Danskin brand

    Jenna Dewan Tatum is the new face - and body - of the Danskin brand

    Danskin has decided to step it up by signing actress and dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum as its latest spokeswoman. The 125-year-old dance label, owned by Iconix Brand Group Inc. since 2007, is in the midst of a brand reimagining that couldn’t come at a better time. Women’s brands account for 40 percent...

  • Michelle Obama choose a Jonathan Simkhai dress for Variety cover shoot

    Michelle Obama choose a Jonathan Simkhai dress for Variety cover shoot

    Jonathan Simkhai’s signature fit-and-flare macramé lace dresses have gained a new fan. First Lady Michelle Obama, who graces the cover of the Aug. 23 issue of Variety on newsstands yesterday, wore a custom-fit style from Simkhai’s pre-fall collection for the magazine’s cover shoot, photographed...

  • Stampd throws a Hollywood Hills house party to celebrate its latest Puma collaboration

    Stampd throws a Hollywood Hills house party to celebrate its latest Puma collaboration

    Given designer and 2016 CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund finalist Chris Stamp’s mantra “Made to Make It” — which glows in neon on the wall of his La Brea Boulevard boutique — it’s hard to think of a more appropriate setting than a Ciroc- and Red Bull-fueled house party in an $18.5-million Hollywood Hills...

  • New Burberry fragrance campaign stars actress Lily James

    New Burberry fragrance campaign stars actress Lily James

    Burberry has recruited British actress Lily James to help it get in touch with its social side for the launch of My Burberry Black parfum, a more intense formulation than last year’s My Burberry fragrance, which was inspired by the black Burberry Heritage trenchcoat. The My Burberry Black television...

  • Speedo, Ralph Lauren among sponsors dropping Ryan Lochte

    Speedo, Ralph Lauren among sponsors dropping Ryan Lochte

    Two days after Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte apologized to NBC’s Matt Lauer, Speedo USA announced it has ended its sponsorship of Lochte. In addition, Ralph Lauren said in a statement Monday, “Ralph Lauren continues to proudly sponsor the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and the values that its athletes...

  • Scott Eastwood reveals his go-to fashion labels, his favorite grooming products — and his undies

    Scott Eastwood reveals his go-to fashion labels, his favorite grooming products — and his undies

    Despite being hungry and packed into a tiny $199-a-night room in the modest Ocean Beach Hotel in San Diego with a hovering commercial agent, multiple publicists, a stylist and the rest of his power posse, Scott Eastwood breaks out a relaxed grin and extends his arm in a welcoming handshake. Like...

  • Insect-inspired jewelry puts the bug in the spotlight

    Insect-inspired jewelry puts the bug in the spotlight

    Butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, beetles, ants, scorpions, wasps and a slew of other multi-legged and winged creatures are in the spotlight thanks to several new and recently introduced jewelry styles. Insects are turning up in statement pieces from Gucci, which is all about the bees, as...

  • Which 2016 Rio Olympic athletes could win fashion and beauty deals?

    Which 2016 Rio Olympic athletes could win fashion and beauty deals?

    Every four years, the Olympics herald a major opportunity for competing athletes: the glory of victory, the agony of defeat and the promise of payday. Along with millions of people around the world, marketers are tracking the performances at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro to see who could shine...

  • Ryan Lochte keeps sponsors for the time being

    Ryan Lochte keeps sponsors for the time being

    Ryan Lochte may have hightailed it out of Rio de Janeiro in the wake of his much-disputed tale of being a victim of an armed robbery, but his sponsors haven’t abandoned the 12-time Olympic medalist. A Speedo spokesman confirmed Thursday that the now-notorious swimmer continues to be sponsored by...

  • Vanessa Hudgens and Kohl’s kick off school year in South L.A.

    Vanessa Hudgens and Kohl’s kick off school year in South L.A.

    As kids across the U.S. head back to school, Vanessa Hudgens certainly can relate. The actress remembers vividly the routine she followed at the start of the new academic year and the one ensemble that stuck out in her mind. “It was literally polyester shorts with a matching button-down T-shirt...

  • Costume designer Jo Korer discusses the looks for the new season of Netflix's 'Marco Polo'

    Costume designer Jo Korer discusses the looks for the new season of Netflix's 'Marco Polo'

    The Netflix original series “Marco Polo” is more than a reinterpretation of the Venetian merchant’s travels through Asia during the 13th century — it’s a look back at the dress found along the silk road during that era. The historical drama features a large collection of ornate bespoke costumes,...

  • Swimwear designer Courtney Allegra to open first retail store in L.A.

    Swimwear designer Courtney Allegra to open first retail store in L.A.

    Swimwear designer and model Courtney Allegra, 19, isn’t wasting any time capitalizing on her success at the recent Miami Swim Show. The San Diego native and University of California, Santa Barbara student is set to open her first store at 7224 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles later this month, beginning...

  • Amber Rose, Donald Robertson team up for new Flirt Cosmetics brand

    Amber Rose, Donald Robertson team up for new Flirt Cosmetics brand

    Controversy comes to the house that Estée built. The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. is using not one, but two digital influencers to launch its splashy, new repurposed brand, Flirt Cosmetics, Monday evening. Donald Robertson — or “Drawbertson,” as he’s known on Instagram by his 179,000 followers — is creative...

  • Katy Perry launches shoe collection with Global Brands

    Katy Perry launches shoe collection with Global Brands

    Katy Perry is expanding her footprint in the fashion world with the launch of a shoe collection done in partnership with Global Brands Group. Katy Perry Footwear, which includes a range of sandals, sneakers, stilettos and pumps designed to reflect Perry’s bold, colorful personal style, made its...

  • 7 things you missed from Clayton Kershaw’s Ping Pong 4 Purpose celebrity tournament

    7 things you missed from Clayton Kershaw’s Ping Pong 4 Purpose celebrity tournament

    From inside Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Will Ferrell addressed the crowd at Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw’s Ping Pong 4 Purpose celebrity tournament. As the evening’s host, Ferrell said he would be checking all players for their certified ping-pong credentials (not true); that no dogs were allowed...

  • L.A. designer Monique Lhuillier dreams of Positano with new home fragrance

    L.A. designer Monique Lhuillier dreams of Positano with new home fragrance

    Having sold signature china, crystal, giftware and tabletop collections for more than 10 years, Monique Lhuillier is extending that presence with her first home fragrance. A year in the making, the Citrus Lily collection was developed with Agraria and consists of an AirEssence flower diffuser and...

  • Consolata Boyle on costuming Meryl Streep for ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

    Consolata Boyle on costuming Meryl Streep for ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

    Costume designer Consolata Boyle wasn’t worried about keeping her designs subtle for “Florence Foster Jenkins.” The English biopic is centered around the titular character, a real-life New York social fixture who pursued a musical career during the early 20th century despite a lack of talent for...

  • Macy’s downtown L.A. flagship store rolls out visitors center

    Macy’s downtown L.A. flagship store rolls out visitors center

    The second floor of Macy’s downtown Los Angeles flagship was abuzz Thursday evening as attendees celebrated the opening of a visitor center. It’s the only one at a Macy’s in Southern California and one more signpost for the 250,000-square-foot remodeled flagship that anchors the retail portion...

  • Zika fears causing bug-repellent clothes to sell out

    Zika fears causing bug-repellent clothes to sell out

    On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services decided to shift $81 million in funds from other projects in order to develop a vaccine for Zika. As Zika virus cases grow, nervous consumers are running out to buy bug-repellent clothing causing apparel brands to run out of stock. “In...

  • Erin Wasson on jewelry design inspiration, staying sane and best vacation spots

    Erin Wasson on jewelry design inspiration, staying sane and best vacation spots

    At Thursday night’s party to celebrate the launch of LPA by Lara Pia Arrobio in downtown Los Angeles, Erin Wasson took a moment to speak with WWD about the creative process for her jewelry line, staying zen and her favorite vacation destination. WWD: The one-year anniversary of your jewelry line...

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