The House of Dior, Wintour’s fashion reboot, Brands turn to China, Celebrity 2.0, Rachel Zoe’s brand building

The House Dior Built (Wall Street Journal) “After the stock market crash in 1929, a Frenchman lamented that his dream of being an architect would never be fulfilled; his family fortune was devastated. But by 1947 he had built an institution that would affect design for decades to come: The House of Dior.” Fashion faces its coldest Wintour (Telegraph) “Can The September Issue, a hotly-tipped fly-on-the-wall

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H&M gains, Dior releases trailer, Esprit opens new stores, LV exhibit to open in HK, De La Renta looks to the Gulf

H&M S/S 09 ad campaign, courtesy of H&M

H&M’s 8% April Comparable Sales Gain Breaks Trend (WSJ) “Fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB Friday said April sales in comparable stores rose for the first time since July, indicating that it may be recovering from the global trend of consumers reining in spending amid the economic slowdown.” Dior Jumps on the Viral-Video Bandwagon (NYMag.com) “The House of Dior will release a short film on May 20,

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