The French retail group operates the Sandro, Maje and Claudie Perlot chains.
• Miles Socha
The Middle Kingdom Takes Its Place
For most of their 2,200-year history, the Chinese have regarded their nation as the center of the universe. To understand this perspective, imagine the modern world without Chinese inventions such as gunpowder, the magnetic compass or silk.
Rei Kawakubo - a designer's designer if there ever was one - is said to be the subject of a solo exhibition next spring at the @metmuseum. Here's a look from her epic Broken Bridal collection for @commedesgarcons from fall 2005. Get the full scoop at WWD.com. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)