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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 11hMiles 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 17hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 8hAlexandra Steigrad

Temporary Shelter: Fashion Week Stays in Bryant Park, for Now

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Overview

Fashion week will still have a home in Bryant Park come February, but the circus probably will be forced to move on after that. Exactly where remains the big question.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Shows to Stay at Bryant Park Through Feb

Fashion week will still have a home in Bryant Park come February, but the circus probably will be forced to move on after that.

clock October 13, 2006Marc Karimzadeh and Rosemary Feitelberg

Memo Pad: Royal Capitalism… Celebrity Watch-Out… Beachside Read… No More Big-Headed Girls…

Tonight’s screening of Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” at the New York Film Festival will be followed by an exclusive “midnight fete.”

clock October 13, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Milani Wants Bigger Stake in Beauty

Milani executives aim to take the multicultural cosmetics brand to the “next level” in 2007.

clock October 13, 2006Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

L’Oreal Awards ‘Women of Worth’ at CNN Summit

L’Oreal Paris announced the seven “Women of Worth” winners on Tuesday at the CNN “Inspire Summit.”

clock October 13, 2006Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Mens Corner: Baxter Unveils Fresh Look With Latest Products

Baxter of California, the 41-year-old men’s grooming brand, is spiffing up its look with a November relaunch comprising new packaging and two new products.

clock October 13, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Retailers’ Holiday Wish: Cleaner Sell-Throughs

The arrival of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is a signal that the Christmas selling season is kicking into gear.

clock October 13, 2006Faye Brookman

Fashion Features

Phisoderm Updates Image and Launches PH-Balanced Products

Phisoderm is giving its skin care line a face-lift by repackaging and reformulating the products and revamping its face care assortment to offer customers more pH-balanced skin care options.

clock October 13, 2006Michelle Edgar

Beauty Features

For Beauty, Charity Begins at Home

The cosmetics and fragrance industry has certainly never been short on philanthropic ventures, and this week, childhood nutrition and skin care were on the docket.

clock October 13, 2006WWD Staff

Financial

Hermes Reports 40% Sales Jump With New Scent

Hermes Parfums’ business is soaring.

clock October 13, 2006Ellen Groves

Fashion Features

Asian Countries Lead August Imports

China powered ahead as a manufacturing leader in August, increasing apparel and textile imports to the U.S. 14.8 percent.

clock October 13, 2006Evan Clark

Financial

L’Oreal Sales Gain 7% in Qtr.

French beauty giant L’Oreal’s third-quarter sales rose 7 percent, to $4.829 billion.

clock October 13, 2006Jennifer Weil

Fashion Features

Soft Scent Business Hampers Clarins

Groupe Clarins published third-quarter net sales of $269.2 million.

clock October 13, 2006Ellen Groves

Fashion Features

In Brief: Pinault in the Hunt… Doneger’s Day

Speculation swirled in Paris Thursday that Francois Pinault, the French entrepreneur who owns PPR and Gucci Group, would launch an $22.51 billion, hostile raid on a division of France’s Suez utilities firm.

clock October 13, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“Things don’t always work out on your first date. There’s a lot of really deep soul-searching, which was really what it came down to.”

clock October 13, 2006WWD Staff

Retail Features

Barneys Gives Warhol Star Treatment

If there ever was a poster boy for shopping, it would have to be Andy Warhol.

clock October 13, 2006Sharon Edelson

Beauty Features

Jacobs Adds Sensual Scent to Spa Line

June Jacobs, one of the indie pioneers of wellness in the Nineties, has come up with the unusual concept of launching a romantic evening fragrance in spas.

clock October 13, 2006Pete Born

Beauty Features

L’Oreal Plans Rubinstein Revival

The Helena Rubinstein beauty brand has a renaissance in the making.

clock October 13, 2006Jennifer Weil

Beauty Features

Laura Geller Expands Her Franchise

Makeup artist Laura Geller is showing her eponymous cosmetics collection the door.

clock October 13, 2006Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Adding Up Beauty: Different Strokes: Coty’s Beetz Cuts a New Wake

Bernd Beetz is big on mental exercises.

clock October 13, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Birds of a Feather

“Infamous,” the latest film about Truman Capote, which opens today.

clock October 13, 2006Emily Holt

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Twice is Nice… Wading In… Marriage A La Mode

It was quite a week for designer Rachel Roy as she was feted, not once but twice, with trunk shows.

clock October 13, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Fujiwara to Succeed Takizawa at Miyake

Issey Miyake Inc. said on Thursday that Dai Fujiwara would succeed outgoing design director Naoki Takizawa.

clock October 13, 2006Robert Murphy

Fashion Features

Jaime Pressly in Fashion

Actress Jaime Pressly wants to make one thing clear before discussing her new fashion label.

clock October 13, 2006Rusty Williamson

Fashion Features

Saks Fifth Avenue Makes ‘Key to the Cure’ Connection

It was a cocktail party and fund-raiser where guests clearly felt committed to the cause.

clock October 13, 2006David Moin

Financial

Fed: Consumer Spending Up

U.S. economic activity expanded during the five weeks ended Oct. 2.

clock October 13, 2006Evan Clark

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