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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 8hMiles 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 14hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 5hAlexandra Steigrad

Aiming at Wannabe Stars: New Format Jimmy’Z Taps Into Celeb Fashion Mania

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Aeropostale is jumping into celebrity-driven fashion with a new concept called Jimmy'Z, the first of which is set to open this year in Wellington, Fla.

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Aiming at Wannabe Stars: New Format Jimmy’Z Taps Into Celeb Fashion Mania

Aeropostale is jumping into celebrity-driven fashion with a new concept called Jimmy’Z, the first of which is set to open this year in Wellington, Fla.

clock July 11, 2005Meredith Derby and Jean E. Palmieri

Retail Features

London Shoppers Hit the Streets

Shoppers swarmed the city’s major retail streets in the West End, Knightsbridge and Chelsea over the weekend, just two days after terrorist bombs tore through transport systems, killing more than 70 and injuring some 700 hundred commuters.

clock July 11, 2005Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock July 11, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: August Silk License

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock July 11, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Orange Power … Anatomy Lesson … Bar Codes …

Michel Gondry, the acclaimed director of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” turned his cameras on the Imitation of Christ couture show in Paris on Friday at the request of designer Tara Subkoff.

clock July 11, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Flying High

High jewelry and haute couture go hand in hand this season.

clock July 11, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

The Other Side of the Story

During the fall couture shows, the haute metier wasn’t the only game in town.

clock July 11, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Vuitton’s New Spectacle

After a teaser assortment of shades this year, Louis Vuitton has launched a sunglass collection to coincide with its cruise line.

clock July 11, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

A Wild Side

Skins are in and Indian-born, London-raised designer Malini Murjani is tapping into the trend.

clock July 11, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

A Gift for Fashion

NEW YORK — Accessories will soon share more of the spotlight at the Museum at FIT, thanks to Fashion Institute of Technology’s recent receipt of a $1 million gift from the estate of Alfred Z. Solomon, a wholesale distributor of women’s…

clock July 11, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

J. Crew Turns On the Charm

J. Crew is continuing to build upon its accessories assortment with the addition of fine jewelry.

clock July 11, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

The Softer Side

Jewelry designers are finding a new source of inspiration in an old craft: needlework.

clock July 11, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Family Jewels

Kristen Farrell has fine jewelry in the genes.

clock July 11, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Solidifying Lingerie’s Celebrity Connection

The rush to dress stars on the red carpet is no longer just what gown they wear. Now, it’s what the stars have on underneath, as well.

clock July 11, 2005Karyn Monget

Retail Features

Specialty Stores: Off the Mall and Out of the Box

Amid widespread consolidation in the department store channel, specialty retailers are quickly learning ways to adapt to this change in the retail landscape.

clock July 11, 2005Meredith Derby

Financial

WWD Stock Index Rises 3%

Brushing off the terror attacks in London on Thursday, the market focused on an improved unemployment rate, stabilized oil prices and robust same-store sales.

clock July 11, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Polo Shares Jump 8.9% After Guidance Raised

Shares of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. on Friday jumped 8.9 percent after the company raised earnings expectations for the first quarter.

clock July 11, 2005Vicki M. Young

Textiles

Industry Payroll Slips in June

Continuing to feel the strain of an increasingly global marketplace, U.S. apparel and textile producers cut their payrolls by 4,800 in June.

clock July 11, 2005Evan Clark

Retail Features

J.C. Penney Co. Taps Van Brunt

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. has hired Laurie Van Brunt to the post of vice president, director of brand management, according to Ken Hicks, president and chief merchandising officer, on Friday.

clock July 11, 2005Vicki M. Young

Memo Pad: The Overexposure Index … Ventriloquist Act … China Girl

Last week in Hollywood: Angelina Jolie adopted an Ethiopian little girl (with or without Brad Pitt), Ben Affleck relinquished his bachelor status, wedding Jennifer Garner on a secluded Caribbean beach, and half of TomKat practically came to fisticuffs…

clock July 11, 2005WWD Staff

Textiles

Trade Tops Agenda in China Meetings

Textiles and apparel will be a key topic when USTR Rob Portman and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez meet with Chinese negotiators.

clock July 11, 2005Evan Clark

Fashion Features

World Leaders Promise To Bolster Flailing Talks

World leaders pledged Friday to inject political momentum in the troubled global trade talks, which are bogged down because of major differences between rich and poor countries over agriculture and tariff cuts for industrial goods.

clock July 11, 2005John Zarocostas

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Ungaro’s Apparition Gets a Guy … YSL U.S. Unit Shifts Gears

A year after Emanuel Ungaro introduced his women’s scent, Apparition, the designer is launching a men’s version, called, naturally enough, Apparition Homme.

clock July 11, 2005WWD Staff

People

Almost Famous

Sitting down with rock photography legend Henry Diltz, whose work is on display at Colette in Paris.

clock July 11, 2005Robert Murphy

People

Hot Tee

Kitson may stock a pink “golden ticket” T-shirt from the upcoming adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and you can pick up an orange “I am a witch” shirt at Macy’s celebrating “Bewitched,” but the truly hip summer movie item is the…

clock July 11, 2005WWD Staff

People

WWD Postcard

Greetings from Water Island!

I’ve been taking long beach walks every day, and catching up on my reading … So far, gone through Francine du Plessix Gray’s “Them” and Augusten Burroughs’ “Magical Thinking.” Been having friends over for long,…

clock July 11, 2005WWD Staff

People

Gender Benders

A few years ago, Pennsylvania-based antiques dealer Robert Swope made an unusual discovery.

clock July 11, 2005Evelyn Crowley

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