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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

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 18hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 8hAlexandra Steigrad

Industry Seeks Sign Recession Near End

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People

All For China at Zeng Fanzhi Opening

Art world types and fellow Chinese A-listers showed up to fete the artist at the Acquavella galleries on the Upper East Side.

clock April 2, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Givaudan Q1 Sales Fall 7.3%

Swiss company’s sales shed 2.6 percent in local currency terms.

clock April 3, 2009Brid Costello

Financial

Retail Employment Falls in March

Apparel retailers cut 6,500 jobs in March.

clock April 3, 2009Liza Casabona

Financial

Charming Shoppes Taps Fogarty as CEO

James Fogarty joins firm.

clock April 3, 2009Evan Clark

People

Topshop’s Finish Line

The Topshop celebratory marathon reached the homestretch Thursday with a late night of musical performances and debauchery at the Box.

clock April 3, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Features

First Lady Boosts European Designers

The First Lady Michelle Obama surprised some by adding several new European labels to her wardrobe, including Paris-based designer Azzedine Alaïa.

clock April 3, 2009Katya Foreman and Susan Stone

People

Sol Kerzner Party Draws Nelson Mandela and Sharon Stone

One&Only honcho Sol Kerzner throws star-studded extravaganza in Cape Town.

clock April 3, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Retail Stocks Ahead 5.8% for Week

Zale shines as investors shrug off jobs data, anticipate March retail results.

clock April 6, 2009Evan Clark

Legal

Kohl’s Sued by Jewelry Firm for Simply Vera Order

Supplier alleges Kohl’s committed a breach of contract for Simply Vera merchandise.

clock April 6, 2009Matthew Lynch

Hair

Beauty Beat: Realhair Adds Three Products

London-based hair salon Realhair last week added three stylist products to its eponymous hair care line.

clock April 6, 2009Brid Costello

Financial

Dealmakers Favor Asset-Backed Debt

Even in a grueling economy, deals still are getting done.The financial flavors of the moment appear to be warrants and convertible debentures.

clock April 6, 2009Vicki M. Young and Alexandra Steigrad

Specialty Stores

Hilfiger Opens Its Largest European Store

Tommy Hilfiger unveiled its largest European store in the German city of Cologne.

clock April 6, 2009Damien McGuinness

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: On the Lam… A New Web Site for Playboy…

On Tuesday, Derek Lam shot his first ad campaign.

clock April 6, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Industry Seeks Sign Recession Near End

Industry experts weigh in on when the economy will recover and what the signals will be.

clock April 6, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Versace Gets Sleek New Dallas Home

Versace launches boutique at NorthPark Center.

clock April 6, 2009Holly Haber

Eyewear

Eyewear Firms Show Focus at Vision Expo

Vision Expo East reflects retail environment. Luxottica says sales are up.

clock April 6, 2009Caroline Tell

Intimates and Activewear

Lindsay Lohan Adds Hosiery to 6126 Line

Lindsay Lohan’s legwear brand 6126 adds hosiery, which will become available in July at Intuition boutique in Los Angeles.

clock April 6, 2009Caroline Tell

Intimates and Activewear

ABS Launches Fashion-Inspired Lingerie

ABS lingerie line licensed to Vandale Industries.

clock April 6, 2009Marcy Medina

Handbags

Fall 2009 Accessories Trend: A Touch of Tudor

The royal vault has been raided this fall for luxe fabric and rich jewel embellishments that adorn accessories fit for a medieval queen.

clock April 6, 2009Shoshanna Fischhoff

Financial

Adrenalina Calls Off PacSun Proxy Fight

Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. said Friday Adrenalina Inc. had withdrawn its nominees for election to PacSun’s board.

clock April 6, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Intimates and Activewear

John Lewis Helps Men Buy Lingerie

U.K. department store John Lewis is guiding men through the daunting minefield of shopping for lingerie gifts.

clock April 6, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Parsons Grads Show Work at CK Flagship

On Thursday, 12 graduates from Parsons the New School for Design got a taste of what it was like to showcase their wares in a Madison Avenue flagship.

clock April 6, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Intimates and Activewear

Ann Deal Builds on Intimate Accessories

Fashion Forms firm specializes in utility.

clock April 6, 2009Karyn Monget

Designer and Luxury

Omega Launches Fifth Avenue Flagship

Swiss watch brand Omega is stepping out on the town with the opening on Fifth Avenue of its second U.S. boutique.

clock April 6, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Parties

UJA-Federation Fetes Karen Katz, Allen Sirkin

UJA-Federation luncheon raises more than $700,000 for charity.

clock April 6, 2009David Moin

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Marc Ecko Outlines Options

Marc Ecko Enterprises plans to sell or spin off its noncore brands, according to an internal memo.

clock April 6, 2009David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Here Comes the Rodarte Bride… Clinton Headed to Cannes…

Miranda July to wed Mike Mills in bridal gown designed by Rodarte.

clock April 6, 2009WWD Staff

Fashion Features

French Toast: A Special Evening of Lanvin

Now is the time for retailers to go the distance for their customers, and Bergdorf Goodman and Lanvin certainly went the extra mile Thursday night.

clock April 6, 2009Jessica Iredale

Clothing/Furnishings

Splendid Mills Launching Boys Apparel

Splendid Mills, the brand of premium jersey and knits for men, is launching a line for tween boys called Splendid Mills Jr.

clock April 6, 2009Jean Scheidnes

Sportswear

Private Equity Takes Majority Stake in Peter Millar

Golf and luxury apparel maker Peter Millar has a new majority owner.

clock April 6, 2009Brenner Thomas

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