April 6: Marc Jacobs adds a new fragrance, Dot, to his repertoire.
April 9: More than a year after her exit from French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld says she will launch her own CR Fashion Book magazine.
April 16: New York’s Meatpacking District is drawing merchants with more mass appeal and tourists, while losing high-fashion tenants such as Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen.
April 18: The U.S. International Trade Commission rules in favor of Louis Vuitton in a widespread counterfeiting case.
April 23: Uptown, the new downtown? An influx of younger labels, such as Rag & Bone, Proenza Schouler, Maje and Sandro, give Madison Avenue a cooler, edgier vibe.
April 2: Betsey Johnson LLC files Chapter 11; as a result, the bulk of the designer’s boutiques will close and about 350 staffers are expected to lose their jobs.
May 8: Dressed to impress, guests celebrate the “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual gala.
May 11: Procter & Gamble Co. moves its skin care, cosmetics and personal care headquarters from Cincinnati to Singapore.
May 14: Ray-Ban celebrates its 75th anniversary with a new collection and advertising campaign.
May 17: Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy follow up their “Black Swan” costume work with designs for the L.A. Philharmonic’s upcoming production of “Don Giovanni.”
May 22: Failing to get the giant payout, Gucci is awarded $4.7 million in its three-year legal battle with Guess over its similar interlocking “G” logos.
May 25: Michael Kors doubles space on Madison Avenue with its largest store in the world, which will occupy two floors and measure 6,655 square feet.
May 29: Guess marks its 30th anniversary.
June 5: The Row, Billy Reid and Reed Krakoff take home the night’s top honors at the annual CFDA Awards.
June 6: Denying sweatshop allegations, Alexander Wang files its response to a lawsuit in March alleging New York State labor law violations.
June 12: H&M reveals its upcoming collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela.
June 18: Saks Fifth Avenue revamps its shoe strategy with a refurbished and expanded eighth-floor shoe department at the New York flagship.
June 21: Hedi Slimane’s makeover of Yves Saint Laurent includes officially changing the YSL moniker to Saint Laurent.
June 22: Doo-Ri Chung exits her namesake label.
June 26: Net-a-porter opens its first headquarters outside of the U.K., landing in a 32,000-square-foot space in New York’s Flatiron District.
June 26: Nora Ephron dies at the age of 71.