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A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

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Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

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Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

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Revamping Bergdorf’s: Store Steps Up Program To Build Sales to $500M

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Overview

It's been an expensive, 10-year, stop-and-go process, but Bergdorf Goodman's overhaul is picking up steam again. The goal of the project is to modernize the luxury emporium retain the classicism while injecting some hipness it's never had before.

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Financial

WWD Stock Index Rebounds

After getting pounded by the expected negative impact of higher fuel costs on consumer spending, the WWD Composite Stock Index bounced back Friday.

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People

Ready to Wear

These chic and savvy ladies share their survival secrets for sauntering through fashion week with élan from the Tents to Milk Studios to Bungalow 8.

clock September 12, 2005Anamaria Wilson

People

Shutter Bug

There are certain people who might someday come to feel guilty about having spent a lifetime hounding celebrities for their pictures.

clock September 12, 2005Jacob Bernstein

Fashion Features

Upscale Mood at Mode City

Luxury lingerie, with an accent on femininity and glamour, headlined the action at Lyon Mode City.

clock September 12, 2005Katya Foreman

Fashion Features

Hyosung Stretches Creora With Three New Products

In the fabrics hall, innovation was key for Hyosung Corp.

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Fashion Features

Invista’s Bikini Bonanza

It’s hard to wow a fashion crowd, but Invista Inc.’s showcasing of its new Xtra Life Lycra fabric, in tandem with the the 60th anniversary of the bikini, was no itsy-bitsy event.

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Fashion Features

Cartier’s New Dynamic Duo

When Cartier’s Fifth Avenue flagship rolls out the red carpet Frederic de Narp will be making his first public appearance in his role as the company’s North American president and chief executive officer.

clock September 12, 2005Sophia Chabbott and Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Be & D Goes Out on the Edge

The founders and designers of Be & D handbags, Be Inthavong and Steve Dumain, debated a bit before describing the brand’s look.

clock September 12, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

A Finishing Touch at the Costume Institute

The installation will be the first to fully incorporate accessories with the fashion on the mannequins displayed within the gallery.

clock September 12, 2005Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Vivier Steps Into Asia

French accessories design firm Roger Vivier has opened its first store in Hong Kong.

clock September 12, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Findings: Spade’s New Note … Virtual Bling … Memorial Service

Designer Kate Spade is adding another category to her repertoire.

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Revlon Backing J. Mendel … BBW Appoints McNeill

One of America’s most fashionable “Friends” is slated to be on hand at the Bryant Park Tents today.

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Fashion Features

Rodriguez Takes on Men’s

After making his elegant mark on Seventh Avenue with pared-down dresses known for their rigorous seaming detail, Narciso Rodriguez is set to take on men’s wear.

clock September 12, 2005David Lipke

Fashion Features

Contributors’ Page

In this age of adornment, many of the fashion force have turned to their accessories counterparts to create some ornate accoutrements that will likely spice up runway looks for spring.

clock September 12, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Memo Pad: True Colors … Murphy Faces The Law

Gossip has a powerful gravitational pull, as those who try to escape it soon find out.

clock September 12, 2005WWD Staff

No More ‘Nice Pants’ as Dockers Sets New Campaign

Entering its 20th year in business, Dockers is set to prove it’s about more than just “Nice Pants.”

clock September 12, 2005Julee Greenberg

Financial

Maidenform Details Growth Strategy

Maidenform Brands Inc. is on a roll with a successful initial public offering under its belt.

clock September 12, 2005Karyn Monget

Financial

Court Cases Highlight Copyright Disputes

The debate over copyright protections for wearable items comes down to the distinction between art and utility.

clock September 12, 2005Liza Casabona

Financial

Retailers Step Up Katrina Aid

As the chaos from Hurricane Katrina rolls on and the death toll mounts, retailers continue to try to locate missing employees, assess store damages and establish relief programs for thousands of displaced workers.

clock September 12, 2005David Moin and Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

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Fashion Features

Down Home or Done Up – Tommy Hilfiger, Project Alabama, Doo.Ri, Baby Phat

Whether understated or with a dash of flash, the New York runways offered plenty of options for spring that kept things easy and chic.

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Fashion Features

Feminine Instincts – Tracy Reese, Stephen Burrows, Lacoste, Sari Gueron, Rodarte

Whether flirty, playful or sophisticated, spring looks have gone ultra pretty. That translates into lots of frills, lace and charming little numbers.

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Fashion Features

New York Moment

“New York is so fresh at the moment,” Strenesse creative director Gabriele Strehle said a few days before her Sunday show at Bryant Park.

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Fashion Features

Several Injured at DVF Show

The grand finale of the Diane von Furstenberg show Sunday evening came to an abrupt end when a track of lights crashed to the floor just as the models were walking their last lap.

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Fashion Features

Pretty, Witty and Wise – United Bamboo, Rachel Comey, Zaldy, Imitation, Rosa Cha, Patrik Rzepski

What’s the forecast for the upcoming season? Plenty of sun-kissed pieces that look extra sweet thanks to charming details and tailored accents.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Rockin’ At Radio City … Big In Japan … Camera Shy …

Because the number of attendees at Baby Phat shows is on a perpetual rise, the show on Saturday night was held at the mammoth Radio City Music Hall.

clock September 12, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fallen Socialites

Paris Hilton arrived at the stroke of midnight flanked by bodyguards who were dressed like members of the Secret Service.

clock September 12, 2005Jacob Bernstein

Retail Features

Revamping Bergdorf’s: Store Steps Up Program To Build Sales to $500M

The ambitious remodeling process at Bergdorf Goodman continues, as it strives to grow revenues to at least $500 million a year.

clock September 12, 2005David Moin

Fashion Features

Courteney Cox Hits Tents for Kinerase

One of America’s most fashionable “Friends” is slated to be on hand at the Bryant Park Tents today.

clock September 12, 2005Julie Naughton

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