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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 14hMiles 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 20hMiles Socha


Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 11hAlexandra Steigrad

Fakes Continue to Grow

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Art, Fashion Mingle at Serpentine Party in London

Art and fashion folk gathered for the unveiling of the Jean Nouvel pavilion at the annual Serpentine Gallery summer party.

clock July 9, 2010WWD Staff


Zumiez May Bid for Action Sport Retailer West 49

West 49 said Friday that Zumiez Inc. has expressed interest in making an offer of about $80M at current exchange.

clock July 9, 2010Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

Calvin Klein Takes Berlin

The American brand pulled out all the stops with a seven-figure World of Calvin Klein presentation during Berlin Fashion Week — its largest ever in Europe.

clock July 9, 2010Melissa Drier

Designer and Luxury

Alejandro Ingelmo to Open First Store

Rising star shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo’s first boutique to bow in New York’s SoHo neighborhood.

clock July 12, 2010David Lipke


Retail Stocks Rebound Last Week

On Friday, the S&P Retail Index gained 0.6 percent to end the week at 395.34.

clock July 12, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Lacoste Live Brand to Bow this Fall

The label dubbed Lacoste Live targets a younger, more contemporary customer.

clock July 12, 2010David Lipke

Department Stores

Macy’s Names Langenstein

Molly Langenstein has been promoted to executive vice president of fashion and new business development at Macy’s.

clock July 12, 2010David Moin

Memo Pad

The September Issues… Lizzy Jagger Tapped for C’N’C Costume National Ads…

Justin Bieber will appear on Teen Vogue’s September-October cover, while Lady Gaga, who is set for the cover of Vanity Fair, will probably raise a few eyebrows.

clock July 12, 2010WWD Staff

Color Cosmetics

Sephora, QVC Partner in Tarina Tarantino Beauty Launch

Makeup brand Tarina Tarantino debuts on QVC tonight.

clock July 12, 2010Pete Born


Jean Nouvel on His Serpentine Pavilion Project

The architect Jean Nouvel says, “I have always fought against generic architecture.”

clock July 12, 2010Samantha Conti


Designer Jerome Dreyfuss Commissions Art Project

Hip designer Jerome Dreyfuss has enlisted artist Julien Gardair to create a special mural in his Broome Street boutique.

clock July 12, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

Fashion Scoops

Dana Lorenz’s Fresh Take… Clooney in Court… Mario’s Moment…

CFDA accessories nominee Dana Lorenz designs colorful jewelry inspired by nontraditional materials, like speaker wire.

clock July 12, 2010WWD Staff


HSBC Says Current Downturn Unprecedented

Kevin Logan, U.S. chief economist at HSBC, discussed the macroeconomic business environment at a roundtable discussion.

clock July 12, 2010Vicki M. Young

Designer and Luxury

Chanel Launches First Men’s Diving Watch

Chanel’s J12 Marine timepieces retail for $4,700 to $4,900.

clock July 12, 2010Marcy Medina

Designer and Luxury

Fakes Continue to Grow, Despite More Seizures

Luxury brands’ counterfeit problems have escalated.

clock July 12, 2010Liza Casabona

Designer and Luxury

Eres to Shut U.S. Stores

Luxury lingerie brand Eres moves to franchise, shop-in-shop model.

clock July 12, 2010Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

Israel’s Tefron Tries to Rebound

Tefron’s ceo Amit Meridor leads the turnaround effort.

clock July 12, 2010Jessica Steinberg

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Taps Grangie for Japan Post

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has tapped Frédéric Grangie as president and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton’s Japanese subsidiary.

clock July 12, 2010Joelle Diderich


Grand Gestures

The latest in fine jewelry from Chaumet, Mellerio dits Meller and Lorenz Bäumer.

clock July 12, 2010WWD Staff


Weekly Stocks: July 11, 2010

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock July 12, 2010WWD Staff


Fall 2010 Couture Trend: Length Wise

Couturiers were taking the long way this season.

clock July 12, 2010WWD Staff

Intimates and Activewear

Intimate Notes: High Adventure… Janet Reger Relocates… CFDA Throws a Curve..

High-end Belgian innerwear specialist Marie Jo L’Aventure has tapped local fashion label A.F. Vandevorst for a one-off lingerie line.

clock July 12, 2010WWD Staff

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