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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 10hMiles 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 7hAlexandra Steigrad

Fast Times at Barneys: Uniqlo Parents Sumbmits $896M Bid for Retailer

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A bidding battle is on for Barneys New York.

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Fashion Features

New Lip Line Is All Wet

Bonne Bell is looking for the best of both worlds — avenues to expand sales to its base of preteen consumers while branching out to an older audience, including men.

clock July 6, 2007Faye Brookman

Fashion Features

Heat Is Key to T3 Style

If there’s anything hairstylist Orlando Pita and T3 creator Kent Yu want women addicted to their flatirons and blow-dryers to know, it’s that “heat is your friend.”

clock July 6, 2007Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Snippets

L’Oreal is set to create a hair care research center in the Paris suburb of Saint-Ouen.

clock July 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Rock Stars, Royals and Reality

Giorgio Armani’s fall Prive couture collection was inspired by David Bowie, while Jean Paul Gaultier’s had a princes-and-maharajas theme. Both, however, showed plenty of looks that could fit seamlessly into real women’s wardrobes.

clock July 6, 2007WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Professional Products Built for Style

A slew of new styling and hair care items look to keep locks healthy all through summer and well into fall.

clock July 6, 2007Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Beauty’s Business of Going Green

The beauty industry keeps turning over a new leaf by introducing “green,” ecologically sound business methods.

clock July 6, 2007Brid Costello

Fashion Features

Naturals to See Growth In 2008 With USDA Seals

Natural and organic beauty items continue to trickle onto the beauty scene.

clock July 6, 2007Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Supplements to Fortify Beauty Sales

Supplements are increasingly spilling from pharmacies and health stores to beauty counters as marketers look for more ways to offer the promise of beauty.

clock July 6, 2007Molly Prior and Brid Costello

Fashion Features

Celebs Searching for Cash With Scents

Far from burning out, the star wars are still heating up on department store fragrance counters.

clock July 6, 2007Julie Naughton

Fashion Features

Klinger, Cosmedicine Part Ways

Klinger Advanced Aesthetics and its product line, Cosmedicine, have split into two companies.

clock July 6, 2007Molly Prior

Fashion Features

SpaRitual Line Plants Foot in Body Care

SpaRitual is doing body work this summer, expanding its offering from vegan nail polishes to a line of hand, foot and body care products.

clock July 6, 2007Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Couture Spotlights Bold Beauty

This haute couture season, beauty was in the eye – and hair – of the beheld at all the shows, from Christian Dior to Armani Prive.

clock July 6, 2007Jennifer Weil

Fashion Features

Nightly Skin Repair Cream’s Focus

Dermatologist Fredric Brandt has developed Liquid Skin, a cream he hopes consumers will incorporate into their evening beauty routines.

clock July 6, 2007Michelle Edgar

Beauty Features

Equity Players Snap Up Samsonite and La Perla

Deep-pocketed private equity firms are set to scoop up two more luxury goods brands.

clock July 6, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Ungaro, Dundas Part Ways

Emanuel Ungaro said Thursday that designer Peter Dundas had departed, confirming a report in WWD.

clock July 6, 2007Miles Socha

Retail Features

In Brief: First Look

First Exposure, a new London trade show that runs for two days, starting Monday, is aiming to shake up the traditional exhibition model.

clock July 6, 2007WWD Staff

Financial

“Can Can” Next for Liberated Paris

When Paris Hilton introduces her fourth fragrance in October, it will not be a routine launch. It will be a referendum on the popular notion that bad girls sell.

clock July 6, 2007Michelle Edgar

Fashion Features

Fuentes Line Factory to Comply With Labor Laws

A Guatemalan factory producing blouses for the apparel line of celebrity Daisy Fuentes and shirts for Wet Seal under alleged sweatshop conditions has signed an agreement to eliminate the abuses and comply with the country’s labor laws.

clock July 6, 2007Kristi Ellis

Beauty Features

Fuentes Line Factory to Comply With Labor Laws

A Guatemalan factory producing blouses for the apparel line of celebrity Daisy Fuentes and shirts for Wet Seal under alleged sweatshop conditions has signed an agreement to eliminate the abuses and comply with the country’s labor laws.

clock July 6, 2007Kristi Ellis

Financial

Class-Action Suit Alleges Price Fixing on Crocs

A class-action suit was filed in the Jerusalem District Court against New Cinema Ltd. and its owner, Amos Horowitz, claiming the importer of Crocs initiated and organized a cartel that fixed prices on Crocs in all the stores that sell the resin-based…

clock July 6, 2007Jessica Steinberg

Fashion Features

Ralph Brings Rugby to Colette for World Cup

Leave it to Ralph Lauren to take rugby styles from the pitch to the Parisian streets.

clock July 6, 2007Emilie Marsh

Financial

Fast Times at Barneys: Uniqlo Parent Submits $896M Bid for Retailer

A bidding battle is on for Barneys New York.

clock July 6, 2007Vicki M. Young

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: The Late Show… Grande Dames… Loved Up…

Nothing is trash in the world of Martin Margiela. No idea what to do with last Christmas’ old tinsel?

clock July 6, 2007WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Final Words… Aiming To Be A Player.. Finding A Place

So which of the weeklies won the war of words in covering Paris Hilton’s release from jail – People or Us Weekly?

clock July 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Dramatic Entrances

Glamorous film heroines, feathers, flounces and even a live white rabbit…the Paris shows had plenty of theatrical elements.

clock July 6, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

From Sea to Star

Fine jewelry presentations have become an integral part of haute couture week.

clock July 6, 2007Katya Foreman

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