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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.

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Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

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

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Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 9hAlexandra Steigrad

Sticking With a Style: Boom in Dress Sales Seen Into Spring ’08

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Overview

Dresses remain a key to retail success - and there's no sign of a slowdown.

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Fashion Features

U.S. Cotton Faces Global Pressures

The future of the U.S. cotton industry hinges on its ability to present itself as the world’s quality commodity player.

clock June 12, 2007Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Nation Group Critical of U.S., EU

Nations with emerging economies, led by Argentina and South Africa, said Monday that aggressive demands for industrial tariff cuts by the U.S. and European Union in the global trade talks are unbalanced and could have dire economic consequences.

clock June 12, 2007John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Players Regroup After Immigration Impasse

Retailers concerned about tougher employer hiring rules in legislation intended to overhaul U.S. immigration laws were heartened when it stalled in the Senate, while organized labor was divided by the entire approach of the bill.

clock June 12, 2007Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Simple, Elegant Looks Key at Pronovias Show

Pronovias kept the froth to a minimum and U.S. retailers said that’s the way they like it for 2008.

clock June 12, 2007Barbara Barker

Retail Features

UNITE Calls for American Eagle Boycott

UNITE HERE is planning a rally today at 12:30 p.m. outside American Eagle Outfitters Inc.’s Union Square flagship here to call for a boycott of the retailer’s clothing.

clock June 12, 2007Sharon Edelson

Financial

Fur Labeling Legislation Introduced in New York

Any person, firm, partnership or corporation that knowingly imports, sells, manufactures, distributes or markets articles of clothing that include fur not correctly labeled as “faux fur” or “real fur” would face up to a $500 fine and a $1,000 fine for…

clock June 12, 2007Jessica Best

User-Friendly

Wine tastings and computer programs are not an immediately obvious pairing, but the two coexist harmoniously at the recently opened Vestry Wines in TriBeCa here.

clock June 12, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

People

Venetian Affair

“Donatella will be happy,” Stefano Pilati joked outside the Italian pavilion at the Biennale here.

clock June 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Boom in Dress Sales Seen Into Spring ’08

Dresses remain a key to retail success – and there’s no sign of a slowdown.

clock June 12, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Tuleh Names Cattoretti as President

Approaching its first decade in business, Tuleh has tapped Marco Cattoretti as president.

clock June 12, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Lancome Taps Winslet as Face of Tresor

British actress Kate Winslet has been named as the new face of Lancome’s Tresor fragrance, the L’Oreal-owned company said Monday night, confirming reports in WWD.

clock June 12, 2007Ellen Groves

Retail Features

Nike Nearing Deal for Concept Store Space in NYC

Nike is said to be closing in on a lease for a 3,200-square-foot concept store at 21 Mercer Street in lower Manhattan.

clock June 12, 2007Sharon Edelson

Beauty Features

In Brief: Larger Casa… Pacsun Changes

Giorgio Armani SpA said Monday it plans to invest in the opening of 10 Armani Casa stores in China over the next four years.

clock June 12, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

Kellwood Announces Executive Promotions

Kellwood Co. has promoted several key executives.

clock June 12, 2007Whitney Beckett

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Memorial Service For Blow… Spreading It’s Wings… Meisel Does Pringle…

A memorial service for Isabella Blow is set to be held Sept. 18 during London Fashion Week.

clock June 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Horsing Around… Mouret Day… Fashion Honors…

Exotic mad-hatters traditionally abound at Hermès’ annual Prix de Diane horse race and picnic party.

clock June 12, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Chanel Unveils Futuristic Pavilion

Settling into a joint interview with architect Zaha Hadid at the atmospheric Palazzo Contarini Polignac here, Karl Lagerfeld accidentally tripped over Hadid’s black fringed handbag, which she had placed on the floor next to her chair.

clock June 12, 2007Miles Socha

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