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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 6hMiles 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.

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Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 3hAlexandra Steigrad

In Focus

Roger Federer on His New Nike Collab

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

Bankruptcies Roll On: Boscov’s Latest Chain To Hit a Financial Wall

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Overview

In what is becoming a major trend of this economic downturn, Boscov's on Monday joined the growing list of retailers thrown into bankruptcy.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Government and Trade

LVMH Names Top Executive for North America

NEW YORK ? LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton chief Bernard Arnault has turned to politics to find the company’s top executive for North America.

clock August 5, 2008WWD Staff

Parties

Graff Unveils 224-Carat Diamond Necklace

Elite clients gather in Monaco.

clock August 5, 2008Ellen Groves

Financial

Boscov’s Files for Chapter 11; Chain Said to Put Itself Up for Sale

The 97-year-old chain, based in Reading, Pa., today filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition in Delaware for bankruptcy court protection.

clock August 5, 2008Vicki M. Young

People

Lunch at Jerry and Jessica’s

The Seinfelds’ estate showcased Derek Lam’s fall collection for Tod’s, where it was shopped by some of Jessica Seinfeld’s close friends.

clock August 5, 2008WWD Staff

Executive Changes

Kenzo Taps New Head

James Greenfield will assume operational management of the Paris fashion house, effective Sept. 1.

clock August 5, 2008Miles Socha

People

Oscar’s Ladies on the Lake

Oscar de la Renta held his eighth annual benefit for the League to Save Lake Tahoe on Saturday on the shores of the glittering water.

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Financial

Steve & Barry’s Files Stalking Horse Agreement

New subsidiary of Bay Harbour Management looks to acquire selected assets for $163 million.

clock August 5, 2008Vicki M. Young

Financial

The Challenges and Opportunities for Family Businesses

Four Family Business that Value their Independence.

clock August 5, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Designer and Luxury

Evin Cosby Opens Tribeca Boutique PB & Caviar

Comedian’s daughter Chats with WWD.

clock August 5, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Trends

Swept Away

The grace of a long flowy gown for night is an ideal foil for resort?s lazy carefree days. And shell or sea tones create the perfect palette.

clock August 5, 2008Bobbi Queen

Government and Trade

Former USTRs Talk Trade

Ex-Government Officials Call for New Policies

clock August 5, 2008Kristi Ellis

Textiles

Japan Makes Strides On Textile Recycling

Improved technology has led to a significant rise in textile recycling programs in Japan, according to a new study.

clock August 5, 2008Tsukasa Furukawa

Fashion Features

Ferragamo’s Global Whirl

Firm Has Number of Events Over Next Few Months.

clock August 5, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Financial

In Brief

Shares in Bulgari SpA fell the most in more than five years on the Milan Bourse Monday.

clock August 5, 2008WWD Staff

Government and Trade

U.S. Expands Trucking Program With Mexico

The U.S. Department of Transportation is extending a cross-border trucking program with Mexico for two years after failed Congressional efforts to ban it.

clock August 5, 2008Kristi Ellis

Legal

M&A’s Take a Breather

One- to two-year hiatus expected before financing picks up again.

clock August 5, 2008Vicki M. Young

Memo Pad

Obama Press Tour… More Appointment… Hogan’s Heroes…

Barack Obama and family will be making the rounds on even more covers once the September issues of the monthlies hit newsstands.

clock August 5, 2008WWD Staff

The Markets Features

Puma Names Retail General Manager

In a move to bolster its store network in Europe, German sports lifestyle company Puma AG has created the new position of general manager of Puma Retail.

clock August 5, 2008Ellen Groves

Fragrance

Creed’s New ‘Love’

Scent firm paying homage to Jackie O.

clock August 5, 2008Michelle Edgar

Color Cosmetics

MAC Promotes Gavrelis to VP

Will continue to oversee face and products.

clock August 5, 2008WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Waterworld… Paris, Denmark… Museum as Locker Room…

Jean Paul Gaultier, who has dressed bottles of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne in snug red corsets, is now turning his subversive sensibility to mineral water.

clock August 5, 2008WWD Staff

Couture

Christian Dior Couture Profits Rise

Fashion House Sees Strong Sales

clock August 5, 2008Miles Socha

People

Madonna’s Costumes for Her Sticky and Sweet Tour

Arianne Phillips gives the skinny on the artist’s new tour.

clock August 5, 2008Jacob Bernstein

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