LONDON, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
For the past 100 years Women's Wear Daily (WWD) has been the voice of authority for the fashion, beauty and retail industries. Founded in 1910 and published by Fairchild Publications, WWD remains the fashion bible. To celebrate this landmark, Value Retail has hosted a cocktail and dinner reception at the spectacular Palazzo Crespi in Milan.
Ed Nardoza and Jim Fallon, WWD's Editor-in-Chief and Contributing Editor respectively, were honoured at the event, together with special guest and retailing legend Marvin Traub, former President and CEO of Bloomingdale's and Chairman of M T Associates.
The event, in celebration of WWD's 100 years of excellence at the forefront of fashion industry publishing was attended by distinguished designers, business and opinion leaders including Diego Della Valle, Stephen Dorff, Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi, Cesare Paciotti, Stefania Rocca and Carlo Capasa, Dragana and Ennio Capasa, Arianna Alessi and Renzo Rosso, Kean and Costanza Etro, Marina and Maurizio Corneliani, Michael Burke, Massimiliano Giornetti, Thierry Andretta, Luisa and Sergio Loro Piana, Gianni Castiglioni, Giorgio Guidotti, Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti, Angela Missoni, Rosita and Ottavio Missoni, Francesca and Remo Ruffini, Neil Barrett, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Umit Benan, Laudomia Pucci, Peter Dundas, Miki and Marco Zanini, Andrea Della Valle, Matteo Marzotto, John Richmond, Saverio Moschillo and more.
"I am delighted to be honouring Women's Wear Daily on this special occasion with Marvin Traub, and with so many distinguished fellow retailers and brands from the international fashion industry. Women's Wear Daily has an impressive history of creating a community out of the business of style and fashion and Value Retail is proud to recognise this community".
Scott Malkin, Chairman of Value Retail
"In 60 years as a retailer and a daily reader of WWD, I find there is no better way to be aware of what is happening in fashion, design and gossip. It's extremely appropriate that we honour WWD, Ed Nardoza and Jim Fallon".
Marvin Traub, former President and CEO of Bloomingdale's and Chairman of MT Associates
About Value Retail
Value Retail operates Fidenza Village, located an hour outside of Milan, which is host to leading Italian and international fashion and lifestyle brands in over 100 boutiques. Fidenza Village is one of the Collection of nine Chic Outlet Shopping®Villages operated by Value Retail, the only company to specialise exclusively in the development of luxury outlet villages. With its unique combination of premier European locations, distinctive open-air 'village' settings, and five-star hospitality and service, Value Retail has redefined the concept of outlet shopping, delivering an innovative retail model to brands and an unparalleled shopping experience to the sophisticated international consumer.
To discover more about Value Retail, please visit ValueRetail.com
About Chic Outlet Shopping
The nine Chic Outlet Shopping®Villages are home to some 900 boutiques of luxury brands offering authentic previous seasons' collections with substantial savings on the recommended retail price, all year round. The Villages are located within easy driving distance of some of Europe's favourite cities - London, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Barcelona, Brussels/Antwerp/Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and Dublin - and have become international tourist destinations in their own right.
To discover more about the Collection, please visit ChicOutletShopping.com
SOURCE Value Retail