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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 16hMiles 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 22hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 12hAlexandra Steigrad

New Look of Beauty: Sephora Units Debut Within Penney’s Doors

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Overview

Hip urban chic met the broad reach of Middle America here Sunday as J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and Sephora teamed up in a bold attempt to reshape the landscape of beauty.

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Fashion Features

New Look of Beauty: Sephora Units Debut Within Penney’s Doors

Hip urban chic met Middle America in Fort Worth, Tex., as Sephora and J.C. Penney teamed in a bold attempt to reshape the beauty landscape.

clock October 2, 2006Pete Born and Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Brioni Doing Business Sans CEO

After 15 years as ceo of Brioni, Umberto Angeloni said he no longer holds the top spot and that the post is vacant after a board shake-up.

clock October 2, 2006Courtney Colavita

Financial

Three J. Crew Directors Resign

J. Crew Group Inc. said last week that Emily Scott, Thomas Scott and Bridget Ryan Berman are stepping down as directors.

clock October 2, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Coming This Week

A look at the coming week’s events.

clock October 2, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Luxottica Sells Things Remembered

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

clock October 2, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Volume Control- Versace, Missoni, Roberto Cavalli

One of the spring season’s major motifs is an emphasis on volume, and that continued as the Milan collections drew to a close.

clock October 2, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Pretty Young Things – Gianfranco Ferre, Blumarine, Dsquared, Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti, Luisa Beccaria, Neil Barrett, Byblos

There’s nothing wrong with pretty clothes, and a number of designers and houses demonstrated it this season, creating winning looks in that vein.

clock October 2, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

More From The Shows

More coverage from the Spring 2007 shows.

clock October 2, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Royal Party … Show Notes … Rock Style …

“It was beyond,” said a sweaty, out-of-breath David LaChapelle, following Prince’s electrifying private concert at the Versace Theater in Milan Friday night.

clock October 2, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Traveling Yves

When Yves Saint Laurent presented some two-dozen dresses inspired by African primitive art during the 1967 summer haute couture season, the couturier wrote the first chapter in his long and celebrated love affair with ethnic fashions.

clock October 2, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

New Shoebox

Salvatore Ferragamo’s museum is getting an overhaul.

clock October 2, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Milan Leaves Buyers Wondering if Sex Will Sell

Many retailers dubbed the Milan spring season a disappointing one, where runway dazzle and excess overshadowed wearability.

clock October 2, 2006Amanda Kaiser and Miles Socha

People

Social Fuzz

Gusty winds on the ferry and on Liberty Island, where Moet & Chandon’s bash took place, destroyed anyone’s hope of a good hair night.

clock October 2, 2006WWD Staff

People

Into The Night

Take away the mood lighting and the loud music, and the insides of most clubs are better left unseen in the daylight.

clock October 2, 2006Marcy Medina

People

Chelsea Girl

There is a certain irony to casting Gaby Hoffmann, she of the quirky New York Chelsea Hotel upbringing, in the role of a frustrated suburban teenager.

clock October 2, 2006Vanessa Lawrence

Fashion Features

Face Time

The Swiss watch guard is passing the baton to the next generation.

clock October 2, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Holiday Timepieces: From Complex to Decadent

From tourbillions and the world’s most complex minute repeaters to wildly bedecked pave diamond styles, fine watches are a buzzing category and retailers are predicting a healthy holiday season.

clock October 2, 2006Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Clear Gains Focus in New Venue

Clear is becoming more lucid in its approach.

clock October 2, 2006Jennifer Hirshlag

Fashion Features

Marani Brings Beguelin to S.F.

Henry Beguelin, the Milan luxury leather accessories purveyor, last month launched its sixth U.S. store here.

clock October 2, 2006Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

Findings: Bulgari Unwinds … Duck Chic

Bulgari has translated the brand’s luxury sensibility into its second hotel.

clock October 2, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Top Picks for Fall: Sexy and Soft

Lingerie that has a look of luxury and a hint of sex appeal, as well as dual-purpose sleepwear that feels soft and cuddly, are the hottest items for early fall selling at stores nationwide.

clock October 2, 2006Karyn Monget

Fashion Features

Intimate Notes: XOXO Gets Sleepy … Scanty Award

Global Brand Holdings, owner of the XOXO brand, has signed a licensing agreement with The Carye Group to produce a line of contemporary sleepwear and loungewear bearing the XOXO name.

clock October 2, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Bare Escentuals Shares Open at $28

Bare Escentuals made its stock market debut Friday, with shares opening at $28 on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, up 27.3 percent from its initial public offering price. Shares closed Friday at $27.15.

clock October 2, 2006Molly Prior

Financial

Metbank Adds Branch to Garment District

Metbank will open a branch in the heart of the Garment District this fall to cater to the apparel industry.

clock October 2, 2006Liza Casabona

Financial

Done Deals & In Development

Mall portfolios may be scarce and construction costs still skyrocketing, but new investment vehicles are sprouting up across the country, looking to bury billions of dollars in retail real estate.

clock October 2, 2006Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

Tattoo Trove Mined for Design

Sailor Jerry’s tattoos are emblazoned on items from T-shirts to accessories, and now Philadelphia is getting a revamped and enlarged store for the brand.

clock October 2, 2006Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Deal Boosts Vietnam Trade Bill

The decision of Sens. Lindsey Graham and Elizabeth Dole to give the go-ahead to a bill granting permanent normal trade relation status to Vietnam came after the White House pledged to protect the U.S. textile industry against unfairly priced…

clock October 2, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Puma Sets Accessories Line

Puma will launch an eight-piece accessories collection for spring created by Dutch industrial designer Marcel Wanders and unveil a new store prototype this month in Manhattan’s Union Square.

clock October 2, 2006Katherine Bowers

Financial

Companies Look to HR, IT Cooperation for Data Security

Each time the words “data breach” hit the headlines, adrenaline spikes until it’s clear that some other company is the victim this time.

clock October 2, 2006Denise Power

Financial

YMA Aims to Grow Internship Program

The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund wants to expand its internship program to recruit more talent into the apparel industry.

clock October 2, 2006Whitney Beckett

Retail Features

Barneys Lifts Off in Dallas

Barneys New York christened its new flagship at NorthPark Center mall here in style.

clock October 2, 2006Rusty Williamson

Retail Features

Stars Shine at Macy’s Passport Show

The 24th annual Macy’s Passport fashion show and auction had a little bit of everything.

clock October 2, 2006Emili Vesilind

Fashion Features

Lulu Guinness Unveils Costume Jewelry Line

Lulu Guinness, the British accessories designer known for her quirky, retro-looking handbags and shoes, has launched a line of costume jewelry.

clock October 2, 2006Nina Jones

Memo Pad: Filling Up Fast … Smart Shopping

One more office has been filled at the gleaming new Hearst Tower: Heidi Sherman Mitchell has been named editor of Town & Country’s travel and wedding magazine spin-offs.

clock October 2, 2006WWD Staff

Retail Features

Former Filene’s Site to Get Renovation

Developers intend to preserve the historic downtown building here that housed the Filene’s flagship and build a 38-story glass tower behind it.

clock October 2, 2006Katherine Bowers

Fashion Features

Rebecca & Drew Designers Set New Line

Rebecca Matchett and Drew Paluba are promising on TV that their shirts will fit.

clock October 2, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Perrin to Launch Handbags

Perrin, the French glove-maker and tannery house, is entering the handbag category for spring.

clock October 2, 2006Marcy Medina

Retail Features

Bamford & Sons Ramp Up U.S. Operations

Bamford & Sons, the emerging British ready-to-wear and accessories label, is shifting into high gear in the U.S.

clock October 2, 2006Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

Congress OKs Bill to Aid Protection of Ports

The House passed the bill 409-2 and the Senate approved it on a voice vote, shortly before lawmakers left town this weekend to hit the campaign trail for five weeks before the midterm elections on Nov. 7.

clock October 2, 2006Kristi Ellis

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