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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 11hMiles Socha


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


Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 8hAlexandra Steigrad

Drama Class

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Among a fresh crop of new designers in New York is Prabal Gurung, whose glamorous fall collection combined the fashion vernacular he had learned at Bill Blass with his own self-assured style.See List at Left for All of This Issue's Articles

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Dior Frenzy at Bergdorf Lunch

Fashion Week kicked off a little early with a luncheon at Bergdorf Goodman’s BG restaurant to celebrate Dior’s spring collection.

clock February 11, 2009WWD Staff


Alexa Rodulfo’s Scents and Sensibility

When you are the go-to makeup artist for New York socials, it’s safe to say a party thrown in your honor is guaranteed a good turn out

clock February 11, 2009WWD Staff


All Work and No Play at ‘The International’

Co-stars Clive Owen and Naomi Watts marked the release of their upcoming action flick,”The International,” by returning to the Guggenheim Museum.

clock February 11, 2009WWD Staff


Double Trouble With Gwyneth Paltrow

In her new film “Two Lovers,” Gwyneth Paltrow plays a neurotic, party girl whose professional and personal life seem to be in constant crisis mode.

clock February 12, 2009WWD Staff


‘The People Speak’ Co-Stars Come Across Loud and Clear

Alternative Apparel hosted the premiere of “The People Speak,” a documentary based on the writings of liberal historian Howard Zinn.

clock February 12, 2009WWD Staff


Roger Vivier Hosts Baby Buggy Event

Yummy mummies including Lela Rose, Beth Buccini, Sarah Easley, Rosie Pope and Amanda Brooks congregated at Roger Vivier’s Madison Avenue boutique.

clock February 12, 2009WWD Staff


Abercrombie & Fitch Profits Fall

68 percent decline beats analysts’ expectations.

clock February 13, 2009Matthew Lynch

Fashion Features

Women’s 2009 Fall Inspirations

Designers are inspired by anything and everything for the New York fall women’s collections.

clock February 13, 2009Venessa Lau


AmfAR Event Honors Donors at Gala

Donna Karan, Liza Minnelli and Howard and Cindy Rachofsky were honored Thursday night.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Star-Spangled Heart Truth Red Dress Show

Celebrities from Hilary Duff to Vivica A. Fox walked the runway in red dresses in a fundraising event sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

clock February 13, 2009Julie Naughton and Rosemary Feitelberg


Valentina’s Cult Following

On Thursday night the eve before the official start of Fashion Week, The Museum of the City of New York introduced guests to an oft-unknown designer, Valentina.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff


PEN American Dinner Benefit with Sean Wilsey

Maggie Betts hosted a dinner benefiting the PEN American Center in honor of Sean Wilsey and his essay collection, “State by State: A Portrait of America.”

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Cynthia Rowley Hails a Cab… Prabal’s Social Network…

Guests at Cynthia Rowley’s fashion show Monday at the Jane Hotel won’t be the only ones seeing her fall collection.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff


Men’s Fall 2009 Inspirations

Designers are inspired by anything and everything for the New York fall men’s collections.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Auto Pilot at BMW… Ecco Domani’s Lucky Charm…

Vogue Italia editor in chief Franca Sozzani and BMW have come together to design a special edition BMW 7 series model.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Miss Punctuality at Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone’s runway show Friday night proved to be the first stop on many celebrities’ fashion week itineraries.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Wu’s Clan

Jason Wu’s show on Friday was at the same space as his last one — Exit Art — but the atmosphere was definitely more fraught with anticipation.

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff


Fortunoff Lays Off Long Island Headquarters Staff

Fortunoff laid off the bulk of its headquarters staff in Uniondale, LongIsland.

clock February 13, 2009David Moin and Vicki M. Young

Yigal Sounds Off on Surprise Guest Ashley Dupre

So how exactly did Ashley Dupré, Eliot Spitzer’s former favorite call girl, end up in the front row of Yigal Azrouël’s show on Friday?

clock February 13, 2009WWD Staff

Nicole Miller Front Row: American Girl

Nicole Miller reeled in Grammy winner Estelle to her Friday night show and, surprise surprise, she sees a signature line in her future.

clock February 14, 2009WWD Staff


Fortunoff Liquidation Deal Near

Seven companies await final court approval for GOB sales liquidating Fortunoff’s stores and inventory.

clock February 25, 2009Matthew Lynch

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