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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

clock 4hMiles Socha

Fashion

Fashion Awards 2016: The Complete List of Winners

The rebranded event, known until recently as the British Fashion Awards, was held on Monday at Royal Albert Hall.

clock 22hSamantha Conti

Business

Matteo Renzi's Resignation Fails to Rattle Europe

Analysts brushed off consequences of Renzi's resignation on luxury.

clock 15hLuisa Zargani

Bleak House: Retail Shares Dive Again as Outlook Darkens

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Overview

Credit jitters have given way to holiday dread. The severity of the retail downturn was on full display Wednesday, in the process further depressing already downtrodden stocks and anemic holiday expectations.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Madonna

People

Madonna Hits Back

Madonna went to her own movie premiere “Filfth and Wisdom.” Her divorce from Guy Ritchie was confirmed Wednesday.

clock October 14, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Retail Shares Dive Again as Outlook Darkens

Investors pushed stores? shares down on persistent fears shoppers will freeze their spending well into next year

clock October 15, 2008David Moin and Evan Clark and Arnold J. Karr and Liza Casabona

Diane von Furstenberg

People

The Adventures of Diane von Furstenberg

The designer celebrated the launch of her Wonder Woman-inspired clothing collection and limited edition comic series.

clock October 15, 2008WWD Staff

Agyness Deyn and Coco Rochas

People

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Fetes 2008 Finalists

If the fashion world is really high school, then Tuesday night was surely the senior prom.

clock October 15, 2008WWD Staff

The Chinese Flag

Government and Trade

The World’s Largest Economies

The top 10 largest economies in the world ranked by their 2009 GDP growth rates.

clock October 16, 2008Cecily Hall

The Winspear Opera House, designed by Norman Foster.

Real Estate

Letter From Dallas: Downtown Revival

A 12-year-old effort to breathe life into Dallas’ once-moribund city center appears to be finally paying off.

clock October 16, 2008Holly Haber

Markets

Contemporary Firms Buckle Up for a Rough Ride

Contemporary brands are taking several steps to at least maintain their sales levels, if not exactly grow them.

clock October 16, 2008Julee Kaplan

Government and Trade

Dallas: Vital Stats

Number of Dallas homes posted for foreclosure, second quarter 2008… Increase in Dallas foreclosures over same period in 2007…

clock October 16, 2008WWD Staff

The World Trade Center is home to Fashion Center Dallas.

Business Features

Letter from Dallas: Region’s Strength Driving Market

Business expectations are strong for FashionCenterDallas? spring market beginning Oct. 23.

clock October 16, 2008Holly Haber

Accessory Trends

Dallas Market Center Calendar

The Dallas Market Center will host the FashionCenterDallas apparel and accessories market Oct. 23 to 26 in the World Trade Center. Here’s a rundown of events.

clock October 16, 2008WWD Staff

The DNA2050 boutique in Chicago is its largest at 2,800 square feet.

Ready To Wear

IK Retail Building New DNA

IK Retail Group, led by Iraklis Karabassis, who helped grow Benetton in the U.S., is rolling out a new retail concept, denim-based DNA 2050.

clock October 15, 2008WWD Staff

A pectoral from the “King Tutankhamun” exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Lifestyle

Dallas: Scene

With Dallas’ creative dining, trendy shops and a rich cultural heritage, here are some spots where it’s always possible to “Live Large, Think Big.”

clock October 16, 2008Holly Haber

Marketing and Promotion

Letter From Dallas: Working the Web

Apparel showrooms at market centers increasingly use the Internet as a selling tool.

clock October 16, 2008Holly Haber

Sportswear

FIG Prepares for Market

Fashion Industry Gallery is now fully leased and looking for room to expand next year.

clock October 16, 2008Rusty Williamson

Christian Audigier

Fashion Scoops

Audigier’s Exit Plan… Karl in Motion… Reyes Branching Out…

Christian Audigier wants to sell his company and is in talks with private equity firms, apparel manufacturers, and European firms about buying the business.

clock October 16, 2008WWD Staff

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap

The days best and worst performers.

clock October 16, 2008WWD Staff

Denim

Joe’s Jeans Earnings Jump

Strong sales and offshore sourcing help lift third-quarter profits for Los Angeles-based denim label Joe’s Jeans.

clock October 16, 2008Ross Tucker

Buren’s stripes and Tabaimo’s video well.

Fashion Features

Close Encounters of the Chanel Kind

Chanel’s Mobile Art mother ship has landed in Central Park.

clock October 16, 2008Jessica Iredale and Miles Socha

Glamour Reel Moments Directors and Alumni: Rita Wilson,Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Courteney Cox, Kirsten Dunst

Media

Memo Pad: Demi Directs… Safety in Numbers… Chomsky Turns Trendy…

“We’ve never directed, and we all have different personalities and different approaches,” Demi Moore said of her directing debut of the movie “Streak.”

clock October 16, 2008WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Wholesale Apparel Prices Down 0.7% in September

Prices for all apparel dropped 0.2 percent in the month, but increased 0.9 percent compared to September 2007.

clock October 16, 2008Liza Casabona

Lucia van der Post, Carolina Herrera and Robert McClatchie.

Fragrance

CEW U.K. Honors Herrera

Designer Carolina Herrera receives lifetime achievement award from Cosmetic Executive Women U.K.

clock October 16, 2008Louise Bartlett

One of the new Marc Jacobs bikinis.

Sportswear

Marc by Marc Jacobs Dives Into Swim

Marc Jacobs has dipped his toes into swimwear in the past, offering a few suits here and there, but he’s fully taking the plunge for spring 2009.

clock October 16, 2008Jessica Iredale

Christine Beauchamp and Lisa Axelson

Business Features

Ann Taylor Taps Two Execs

Ann Taylor filled two key positions this week critical to the revitalization of the specialty chain.

clock October 16, 2008David Moin

Financial

Renown Confirms Aquascutum Sale

Renown Inc. president Minoru Nakamura said the Japanese company?s board had finalized the asset sale as part of a wider restructuring plan.

clock October 16, 2008Koji Hirano

Outside Topshop.

Retail

Topshop Doubles Up With Tokyo Flagship

Hennes & Mauritz may be erecting a tower in Harajuku, but Topshop is making its own statement a few doors down the same strip.

clock October 16, 2008Amanda Kaiser

Susan Sokol

Human Resources

Sokol to Exit Vera Wang

President of apparel helped transform the firm into a multitiered fashion business.

clock October 16, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Essentialist

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Todd Snyder

Men's

Todd Snyder Opens New York Flagship

clock 15hJean E. Palmieri

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