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Fashion

Fashion's Game of Musical Chairs Quickens in Paris

The spring shows feature debuts at four major brands, prompting reflection on the pace of designer change.

clock 7hMiles Socha

Retail

Tough Times for Neiman's as Firm Battles 'Challenges'

The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.

clock 22hDavid Moin

Retail

Focusing on Spring, Buyers Praise Milan's Creative Energy

The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.

clock 15hWWD Staff

McQueen Remembered: Auld Lang Syne

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Overview

The haunting voice of Icelandic singer Björk reverberated through St. Paul’s Cathedral at a grand memorial service for the late Lee Alexander McQueen.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Matthew Williamson’s Way

Matthew Williamson is gearing up to celebrate the launch of his coffee-table book with an exhibition in London.

clock September 18, 2010WWD Staff

Financial

L Capital to Buy Stake in Groupe SMCP

Groupe SMCP controls French contemporary brands, Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot.

clock September 20, 2010Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Alexander McQueen Remembered in London

Memorial at St. Paul’s Cathedral features live performances by Bjork and Michael Nyman.

clock September 20, 2010Samantha Conti and Miles Socha

Financial

Retail Stocks Lift Monday

Among Monday’s biggest retail winners were Zale Corp., Tiffany’s, Limited Brands, and J.C. Penney Co.

clock September 20, 2010Evan Clark

Beauty Features

L’Oreal Ends Banier Contracts

In other news, L’Oreal also separately announced three top-level executive appointments.

clock September 20, 2010Jennifer Weil

Textiles

Mood Improves at Milano Unica

Orders and attendance up at textile fair Milano Unica.

clock September 21, 2010Cristina Ranieri

Government and Trade

Child Labor Issue Rankles Indian Industry

Indian manufacturers concerned about presence on DOL watch lists, while some U.S. companies say information helps them operate responsibly.

clock September 21, 2010Liza Casabona and Mian Ridge

Textiles

India Textile Industry Seen Tripling

The Indian textile and apparel industry is expected to increase three times in size by the year 2020, from $70 billion to $220 billion.

clock September 21, 2010Mayu Saini

Retail/Business

Anxiety Permeates Paris Textile Shows

Première Vision attendees were alarmed about the repercussions of surging raw materials costs.

clock September 21, 2010Katya Foreman and Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Marc Jacobs Launches Playful E-Commerce Site

The much-anticipated e-commerce site for Marc Jacobs is finally launching and, like the brand, it will be playful and unique.

clock September 21, 2010Cate T. Corcoran

Business

Congress Takes Aim at Counterfeit Web Sites

Bill would give Department of Justice more tools to tackle online fakes.

clock September 21, 2010Kristi Ellis

Business

Obama to Appoint Rubel to Advisory Committee

Collective Brands CEO will be named to committee for trade policy and negotiations.

clock September 21, 2010Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

WTO Forecasts Increase in World Trade

Exports from developing nations expected to grow 16.5 percent.

clock September 21, 2010John Zarocostas

Beauty Features

Paris Event Showcases Beauty Highlights

The five-day Rives de la Beauté event, which ended Sunday here, mapped out a wide variety of venues for beauty aficionados.

clock September 21, 2010Jennifer Weil

Fashion

Ubiquitors of New York Fashion Week

The stars who chased the spotlight this season.

clock September 21, 2010WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Bon Appétit Moves to New York… Cathie Black’s Hanging In…

Editor-in-chief Barbara Fairchild will leave Bon Appétit magazine, which is moving its offices to New York.

clock September 21, 2010Cate T. Corcoran

Designer and Luxury

Aldrich Named CEO of Zegna North America

Ermenegildo Zegna said Robert Ackerman will retire at the end of the year.

clock September 21, 2010Jean Scheidnes and Emilie Marsh

Fashion Scoops

Maison Martin Margiela’s X Factor… Paul Smith’s Home in Mayfair…

Leave it to Maison Martin Margiela to take a subversive approach to the conception of its soon-to-be-launched e-boutique.

clock September 21, 2010WWD Staff

Trends

May 19, 1931: The Dark Side of the Swoon

The paper reported on a fainting trend with journalistic gusto.

clock September 21, 2010Venessa Lau

People

The Ubiquitors: Day and Night

Leigh Lezark, Kelly Osbourne and Elisa Sednaoui prove to be able quick-change artists.

clock September 21, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Stars Fete ‘The Scent Of the Future’ Exhibition

Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr arrived in Milan for the opening.

clock September 26, 2010WWD Staff

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Lands’ End Stock Falls on CEO Marchionni’s Exit

clock 22hArthur Zaczkiewicz

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