Diane von Furstenberg Looks to the Metaverse

Diane von Furstenberg Looks to the Metaverse

At 75, Diane von Furstenberg is working on a reinvention of her company. “This is my third-generation rebirth,” says Ms. von Furstenberg, who over the past two years brought in 33-year-old Gabby Hirata as president and CEO of her company and hired granddaughter Talita von Furstenberg as co-chairwoman. The Belgian-born, New York-based designer and entrepreneur … Read more

Yes, the Perfect White T-Shirt Does Exist. How To Find It.

Yes, the Perfect White T-Shirt Does Exist.  How To Find It.

SIMPLICITY IS the most difficult thing to secure in this world,” wrote George Sand (aka Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dudevant). In her mid-19th century heyday, women were more concerned with corsets and trains than comfy tops. But her declaration could easily apply to the modern quest for simplicity—in the form of the perfect, plain white tee that universally … Read more

AMC Battles the Streaming Trend. Its Biggest Weapon May Be the Meme Crowd.

AMC Battles the Streaming Trend.  Its Biggest Weapon May Be the Meme Crowd.

Elias Stein Text size The morning after streaming won big at the Academy Awards, shares of a movie theater chain— AMC Entertainment—surged 45%, driven by CEO Adam Aron’s efforts to create a future beyond, well, theaters. In mid-March, Aron caught Wall Street off guard with a $27.9 million stake in Hycroft Mining Holding, which owns … Read more

Inflation Weighed on Consumer Spending Growth in February

Inflation Weighed on Consumer Spending Growth in February

Consumer spending growth, a key engine of the economy, slowed sharply in February, as the Omicron surge of Covid-19 eased and accelerated inflation amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. US households boosted their sending at a seasonally adjusted 0.2% pace in February from the month before, down from a revised 2.7% rate in January, when spending … Read more

Kristen Stewart’s Tiny Chanel Shorts Broke Every Oscars Fashion Rule

Kristen Stewart's Tiny Chanel Shorts Broke Every Oscars Fashion Rule

In an era of rampant crop tops and microminis, showing skin isn’t necessarily that shocking anymore. Zendaya has made ab-flashing red-carpet looks a signature over the past few years, so when she wore a Valentino ensemble with a cropped blouse and long skirt to tonight’s Oscars it looked almost understated. But when best actress nominee … Read more

SEC Proposes New Disclosure Requirements for SPACs

SEC Proposes New Disclosure Requirements for SPACs

WASHINGTON—Federal regulators proposed a bevy of new requirements for special-purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, and their takeover targets amid widespread concern that the vehicles skirt important investor protections. The Securities and Exchange Commission advanced a set of rules Wednesday that, if implemented, would make it harder for SPACs to raise money from investors and execute … Read more

These Spring Clothes Are a Wearable Vacation

These Spring Clothes Are a Wearable Vacation

POSTCARD PRINTS first made their mark on the fashion map after World War II, when after years on the home front, Americans began to travel—or at least dream of traveling. Sound familiar? Now that the world is once again opening up to tourism, prints compiling images of postcards are back, busily stoking wanderlust. This season, … Read more

Kristen Stewart’s Tiny Chanel Shorts Broke Every Oscars Fashion Rule

Kristen Stewart's Tiny Chanel Shorts Broke Every Oscars Fashion Rule

In an era of rampant crop tops and microminis, showing skin isn’t necessarily that shocking anymore. Zendaya has made ab-flashing red-carpet looks a signature over the past few years, so when she wore a Valentino ensemble with a cropped blouse and long skirt to tonight’s Oscars it looked almost understated. But when best actress nominee … Read more

Consortium to Buy Nielsen for $10 Billion

Consortium to Buy Nielsen for $10 Billion

Nielsen Holdings NLSN 20.31% PLC agreed to sell itself to a group of private-equity firms in a deal that values ​​the media-measurement company at around $10 billion, resurrecting a deal after talks fell apart last week. A consortium led by Elliott Management Corp.’s private-equity arm and Brookfield Asset Management Inc. agreed to pay $28 a … Read more

Job Openings Ease Slightly From Record Highs

Job Openings Ease Slightly From Record Highs

Available jobs fell slightly for the second consecutive month in February after touching a record high late last year, a sign employers are able to fill open positions as the pandemic eases. Job openings are easing as the number of new coronavirus cases continues to fall, potentially freeing up more people to rejoin the workforce. … Read more