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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 12hMiles 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 19hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 9hAlexandra Steigrad

Gaining More Control: Accessories Designers Fashion’s Rising Powers

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Overview

Long on the fringes of fashion's spotlight, accessories designers are now bagging some of the industry's top jobs and are poised to become major stars in their own right — with paychecks to match.

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Young and the Restless

Chanel drew hot twentysomethings like Ginnifer Goodwin and Rachel Bilson to its renovated Rodeo Drive boutique, which is shaped like a box of Chanel No.5, for a fete Thursday cohosted by P.S. Arts.

clock September 24, 2007WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Esquire Goes Uptown… Almost Too Late… Crystal Ball…

Esquire will bring its bachelor pad back to New York for its fifth iteration.

clock September 24, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

A Toned-Down Spring at Paris Trade Fairs

Cross-seasonal product proved one of the dominant trends at the latest editions of the Premiere Classe and Eclat de Mode trade fairs that ended four-day runs at the Porte de Versailles here on Sept. 9.

clock September 24, 2007Katya Foreman

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Exhibition Highlights ‘Haare’-Raising Work… Drom Appointment…

Hair has been an ongoing theme in Herlinde Koelbl’s work, at first, subconsciously, says the 68-year-old and still very redheaded photographer.

clock September 24, 2007WWD Staff

Retail Features

De Beers Store Shines in Houston

Jewelry brand De Beers has opened its fourth store in the U.S., in Houston’s Galleria shopping center.

clock September 24, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Licensing Seen as Key to Strong Brand Presence

Faced with ongoing consolidation, stepped-up marketing efforts from the competition and increasing counterfeit product distribution in the market, start-up designers and established businesses alike must work to protect their brands.

clock September 24, 2007Dawn S. Kissi

Fashion Features

Armani Unveils Mobile Phone

Giorgio Armani has teamed up with consumer electronics giant Samsung Electronics to develop a portable phone and a luxury LCD television.

clock September 24, 2007Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

ACE Winners To Be Fetted

The Accessories Council Excellence Awards is turning out to be a star-studded event.

clock September 24, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Macy’s Kicks Off Calvin Klein Event

Macy’s is transforming itself into Calvin Klein country for the next nine days.

clock September 24, 2007Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Girl Talk… Slim Tidings… Temperley on Target…

Francois-Henri Pinault is not expected in Milan’s front rows this week.

clock September 24, 2007WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Gaining More Control: Accessories Designers Fashion’s Rising Powers

Long on the fringes of fashion’s spotlight, accessories designers are now bagging some of the industry’s top jobs and are poised to become major stars in…

clock September 24, 2007Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Ellen Tracy Founder Herb Gallen, 92

Herb Gallen, 92, who took Ellen Tracy from a blouse resource to, at its peak, a $300 million bridge sportswear powerhouse, died Saturday at his home in…

clock September 24, 2007Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Oldham Named as Old Navy Creative Director

Old Navy has hired Todd Oldham as its creative captain.

clock September 24, 2007David Moin

Financial

Chanel’s Veronique Morali Resigns

Veronique Morali, named president of Chanel SAS in March, is already exiting the French fashion house, WWD has learned.

clock September 24, 2007Miles Socha

Financial

Cavalli Still Seeking A Suitable Investor

Roberto Cavalli is still mulling the prospect of floating his company or selling a stake in it to another investor, but he doesn’t feel pressured to do it anytime soon.

clock September 24, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Fashion Features

Milan Costs Jump Due to Weak Dollar

As the shows kick off here, fashion editors and retailers are facing sticker shock.

clock September 24, 2007Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Abboud Strikes Deal With Lord & Taylor

Joseph Abboud has become the latest recruit to Lord & Taylor’s growing stable of high-profile American design talent.

clock September 24, 2007David Moin

Financial

In Brief: A Colorful Pass… Caswell Changes Hands…

Those in need of making speedy decisions about color choices now have the option of the Pantone cotton passport, an 8-inch-by-5 1/2-inch Filofax binder that holds 1,925 colors.

clock September 24, 2007WWD Staff

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