NEW YORK -- Services for Paul Hanenberg, a long-time reporter and editor for WWD, were held here Tuesday. Hanenberg, 76, died Sunday from a stroke resulting from Alzheimer's disease, according to his wife, Dorothy.
NEW YORK -- Services for Paul Hanenberg, a long-time reporter and editor for WWD, were held here Tuesday. Hanenberg, 76, died Sunday from a stroke resulting from Alzheimer's disease, according to his wife, Dorothy.Hanenberg joined WWD in 1956 and served in a variety of capacities, including sportswear news editor, managing editor and copy editor, until he retired in 1988. During the early part of his career at the newspaper, he left briefly to be licensing director for Christian Dior here.It was as sportswear news editor that Hanenberg was best known, churning out copious amounts of copy on a daily basis that reflected his thorough knowledge of the industry.He could often sound like an orator, even under mundane circumstances. When a source wanted him to print a story that was less than completely truthful, Hanenberg told him, in stentorian tones that boomed off the office walls, "I refuse to be party to an ambiguity!"He was an avid reader whose references were sometimes steeped in scholarship, once flattening a verbal sparring partner with the line, "That idea, sir, is as obsolete as falconry!"His wife was also associated with the fashion industry, spending 25 years with the Fashion Institute of Technology. She retired in June as associate director of the FIT Foundation.Also surviving are his son, Richard; two daughters, Kate Hanenberg and Sophia deBoer; a brother, Sam; a sister, Pauline Lerner, and three grandchildren, James and Annie deBoer and Maisie Bornstein.
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Displayed starting this week at the @fashiontextilemuseum: An exhibition on designer @orlakiely titled “Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern,” which spans two decades and contains more than 150 pieces. “I want people to come away loving pattern and print. It’s something that makes you feel so good,” said the designer during a preview of the exhibit. Also on show are mood boards, samples, sketches and more. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
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@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
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@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)