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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 13hMiles Socha


Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 19hMiles Socha


Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 10hAlexandra Steigrad

A Casual Karl Lagerfeld: Hilfiger-Owned Brand To Launch K Denim Line

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Karl Lagerfeld will soon be dishing out his own denim line, simply called K. Parent Tommy Hilfiger Corp. aims to build the denim-driven collection into a significant global business, capitalizing on Lagerfeld's renown and his proven knack with jeans.

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A Casual Karl Lagerfeld: Hilfiger-Owned Brand To Launch K Denim Line

Karl Lagerfeld is set to dish out special K, his new denim-driven line that parent Tommy Hilfiger Corp. aims to build into a major global business.

clock December 14, 2006Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Apple of His Eye … Milla Loves Mango … Diane’s Global Act

Wharton grad Ivanka Trump is taking after her father’s entrepreneurial ways.

clock December 14, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: World Bank Report … Benetton Eyewear Pact … Wet Seal Options

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

clock December 14, 2006WWD Staff


Speculation Grows Lampert Could Be Eyeing Gap

Investors are speculating that Gap Inc. is an acquisition target and the interested party is said to be Sears Holdings chairman Edward Lampert.

clock December 14, 2006Vicki M. Young and Jeanine Poggi

Retail Features

YSL Trimming, Restyling Madison Ave. Unit

Yves Saint Laurent said it would “right size” its New York flagship, shaving 7,000 square feet of selling space and focusing on women’s.

clock December 14, 2006Miles Socha


Inditex Net Rises, Sees More Stores

Inditex, the Spanish fast-fashion group, on Wednesday reported better than expected third-quarter profits and said it would double the number of its stores in the U.S. over the next three years.

clock December 14, 2006Robert Murphy


Clothes Encounter

A reception celebrating the new “Nan Kempner: American Chic” exhibit at the Met was held on one of the busiest nights of the season.

clock December 14, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Meltin’ Pot’s Americana … Fancy Feet From Acne … Chip & Pepper Goes Live With Online Retail

Italy’s Meltin’ Pot entered the U.S. market two years ago and is now putting down roots and preparing to launch a high-end collection.

clock December 14, 2006WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Contemporary Keeps Its Holiday Cool.

Some of the hottest contemporary boutiques are spreading holiday cheer this season as they dish out some of the newest trends.

clock December 14, 2006Julee Greenberg

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: EU Passes Legislation on Use of Chemicals … Maurer+Wirtz, P&G in Scent Deal

The European Parliament passed landmark legislation Wednesday to regulate the use of chemicals in consumer products, including cosmetics and fragrances, across the European Union.

clock December 14, 2006WWD Staff

Retail Features

Industry Sales Flat in November

Sales at department stores and apparel and accessories retailers were flat last month.

clock December 14, 2006Evan Clark

Fashion Features

A Change in Philosophy: Ferretti to Show in N.Y.

Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti will show in New York come February, adding another name to the list of brands departing Milan Fashion Week.

clock December 14, 2006Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

WWDList: Model Behavior

The term “supermodel” is among the most overused in fashion today.

clock December 14, 2006Cecily Hall

Memo Pad: Bah, Humbug … Holiday Closings … Parsing The Exclusive …

So much for holiday cheer.

clock December 14, 2006WWD Staff


Li & Fung Unit Said in Talks To Purchase GarfieldMarks

LF USA Investments Inc., a San Francisco-based division of Li & Fung, and Rousso Apparel Group are in negotiations to buy GarfieldMarks LLC.

clock December 14, 2006Whitney Beckett


Levi’s Retools Executive Ranks

Seeking to rev up business, Levi Strauss & Co. has divided its U.S. wholesale and retail businesses into separate divisions and appointed leaders to run each unit.

clock December 14, 2006David Moin

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