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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

clock 15hMiles Socha

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 21hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 12hAlexandra Steigrad

London Set for Olympic Gold Rush

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Overview

The British fashion flock are already into the Olympic spirit. The news Wednesday that London nosed out Paris in the bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics sent the country celebrating as if it had just won the World Cup.

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Fashion Features

Paris Couture: Wild or Mild

The Paris fall couture shows began with John Galliano’s grand-scale collection for Dior and Giorgio Armani’s Hollywood looks at Armani Prive.

clock July 7, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Wedding Belles … When In Rome … Rock of Ages …

The frothy white gowns that made their way down the Dior couture runway Wednesday caught the eye of at least one famous bride-to-be in the front row.

clock July 7, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Urging G8 Trade Talk … New Liz License

As world leaders begin a three-day summit in Scotland today, trade diplomats in Geneva urged them to inject political will into the troubled Doha global trade talks.

clock July 7, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

London Set for Olympic Gold Rush

The British fashion flock are already into the Olympic spirit with the news that London nosed out Paris in the bid for the 2012 Summer Games.

clock July 7, 2005Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Night of Stars Sets Fashion Honorees

Valentino, Olivier Theyskens, Alberta Ferretti and Ralph Rucci will be among the honorees at Fashion Group International’s 22nd annual Night of Stars.

clock July 7, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Cartier Names de Narp as President of U.S. Operation

Cartier on Wednesday named Frederic de Narp as president and chief executive officer of Cartier North America.

clock July 7, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Financial

LVMH Wins Again Over Morgan Stanley

A public prosecutor has once again sided with LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton in its ongoing bias suit against investment firm Morgan Stanley.

clock July 7, 2005WWD Staff

People

Jumping Fourth

John Traina’s Fourth of July barn dance drew Nicole Richie, Marisa Tomei and Jordana Brewster up to Napa from Hollywood.

clock July 7, 2005WWD Staff

People

Suzy Scoop

Almost no marriage, no matter how happy and successful it appears on the surface, ever really reflects the way it’s playing out underneath.

clock July 7, 2005WWD Staff

People

Hotel California

It might be one of the toughest velvet ropes to cross in Hollywood, but Amanda Scheer Demme’s Tropicana Bar at the reborn Roosevelt Hotel got a little competition last week.

clock July 7, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Wrangler Tries Premium on for Size … Seven Jeans Resolves Counterfeit Suit … Getting Cashmere for Christmas

Wrangler, best known for its American heritage and Western lifestyle apparel, will launch the Wrangler Premium Patch collection for spring, a denim line for women and men.

clock July 7, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

Get It While It’s Hot

New York retailers discuss which designers they’ll carry for fall and why their customers soon will be asking for these collections by name.

clock July 7, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fashion Features

Adding Some Salt to Premium Market

Salt Works has closed the books on its first year as one the growing breed of premium jeans firms stretching the denim balloon.

clock July 7, 2005Rusty Williamson

Fashion Features

Sponsorships Step Up

Marketers seem to have finally woken up to the power of female athletes.

clock July 7, 2005Melanie Kletter

Fashion Features

Sport Meets The Street

Sporting goods companies of all stripes are moving from the playing field to the street for their coming collections.

clock July 7, 2005Melanie Kletter

Retail Features

Women’s Views

The top retail apparel Web sites in May ranked by number of female unique visitors.

clock July 7, 2005Cecily Hall

Financial

Retail Shares Retreat On Rising Fuel Costs

After rallying behind Wal-Mart Stores Inc. with its better-than-expected sales gain for June, shares in the retail sector took it on the chin Wednesday.

clock July 7, 2005Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Textiles

Canadian Apparel Workers Push for Trade Safeguards

Canada’s main apparel workers union is lobbying the government to take steps to limit the growth of surging apparel imports from China.

clock July 7, 2005Brian Dunn

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Bendel’s Presents Besame at Breakfast … Agent Provocateur’s Birthday Gift

The 100-plus trade and consumer beauty editors that convened recently for Henri Bendel’s beauty breakfast were treated to a variety of findings, from both new and more established brands.

clock July 7, 2005WWD Staff

Retail Features

AOL Reveals Top Search Picks

According to America Online, the most popular searches include Speedo swimwear, Oakley sunglasses, Angelina Jolie, Cosmopolitans and Las Vegas.

clock July 7, 2005Valerie Seckler

Textiles

Hong Kong Uncertain About Future Quotas

Feeling unsure about what the future will bring when it comes to quotas isn’t a new scenario for those in the textile and apparel industries.

clock July 7, 2005Vicki Rothrock

Fashion Features

UPS Delivers Fourth Fashion Tent

Short-sleeved brown shirts and shorts could well become the rage with emerging designers come Olympus Fashion Week in September.

clock July 7, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Retail Features

Le Chateau Eyeing Expansion

Specialty retailer Le Chateau is negotiating with a French licensor as part of its first expansion outside North America.

clock July 7, 2005Brian Dunn

Financial

U.N.: China Should Not Bow to Currency Pressure

Seventh on Sixth has reached a deal with UPS, which will sponsor a fourth tent during Fashion Week, with a focus on young designers.

clock July 7, 2005John Zarocostas

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