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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 18hMiles 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 24hMiles Socha


Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 15hAlexandra Steigrad

Grooming Brands Target Men With Ads Using Sex, Humor

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Men are revealing a lot these days: their feelings. And not about Fantasy Football, for once. After decades of indifference, men have dropped their guard and admitted they care what women think.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Film and TV

Frederick’s of Hollywood Looking to Exit Wholesale

Intimate apparel firm exploring ‘strategic alternatives’ for Movie Star division.

clock September 16, 2010Evan Clark


G-III, Camuto in Retail Venture

Outlet stores to open under the Vince Camuto nameplate.

clock September 16, 2010Vicki M. Young


Proenza Party at Don Hill’s

On Wednesday, it was Proenza Schouler’s turn to rage at the resurrected dive with pals including Joseph Altuzarra, Victoria Traina and Adrien Grenier.

clock September 16, 2010WWD Staff

Katie Holmes Traipses to Calvin Klein

Katie Holmes, Kerry Washington and other celebrities attended Calvin Klein’s spring show.

clock September 16, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Features

May 22, 1970: She’s Got the Look

For 10 straight days in 1970, Betsey Johnson went without any makeup — and told the tale to WWD.

clock September 17, 2010Venessa Lau


Carrefour Sets Budget to Revamp Hypermarkets

Carrefour, the world’s second-largest retailer, plans to spend 1.5 billion euros on its plan to revamp its underperforming hypermarket business.

clock September 17, 2010Joelle Diderich


Gotti’s ‘Adopted Son’ Eludes Jail Time

Fifteen years as an informant for the FBI turned what could have been a jail sentence into a slap on the wrist for John Gotti’s so-called adopted son.

clock September 17, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton to Open Fine Jewelry Store

Taking its fine jewelry business to a new pinnacle, Louis Vuitton plans to open a flagship in Place Vendôme.

clock September 17, 2010Miles Socha

Department Stores

Lord & Taylor Said Eyeing Expansion

Sources say L&T is seeking a second location in Westchester County, largely based on the success of its Scarsdale branch.

clock September 17, 2010David Moin

Government and Trade

EU Commits to Aid Pakistan Exports

European Union leaders agreed to give Pakistan increased market access through a “time-limited” reduction in tariffs on key product categories.

clock September 17, 2010John Zarocostas

Department Stores

Selfridges Opens World’s Largest Shoe Department

The new shoe hall at Selfridges is a salute to footwear.

clock September 17, 2010Samantha Conti and Nina Jones

Memo Pad

Hell Is for First Ladies?… Meacham’s Job Up for Grabs… Demarchelier Watch…

Media attention in Europe has shifted away from First Ladies Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s wardrobes.

clock September 17, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Birkin or Beckham or Both?… Mariah Carey’s Designs…

Victoria Beckham denies saying her handbags are the new Birkin.

clock September 17, 2010WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Celebrating Burt Tansky

New York party honors retiring Neiman Marcus chief.

clock September 17, 2010David Moin

Marketing and Trends

Ed Shirley’s View From The Top

P&G’s Ed Shirley believes innovation must evolve outside of just product development.

clock September 17, 2010Andrea Nagel

Body Care

Grooming Brands Snare Men With Sex, Humor

Marketing experts recommend appealing to men through sex or humor.

clock September 17, 2010Molly Prior


John Dunn’s Vision for Boardwalk Empire

John Dunn, who defined the “Mad Men” early Sixties fashion vocabulary with full skirts and cinched waists, is now bringing the Twenties to life.

clock September 17, 2010Sharon Edelson


Jay-Z’s Elegant Look

On Wednesday night, Jay-Z toasted his spring Rocawear collection wearing a Dior Homme suit and Bottega Veneta loafers.

clock September 16, 2010WWD Staff


Bulgari Fetes Isabella Rossellini Collaboration

Rossellini showed off the chic, structured handbag she designed.

clock September 16, 2010WWD Staff

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