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A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

clock 18hVicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

clock 13hMaghan McDowell

Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

clock 13hWWD Staff

The Rhetoric Rises: Obama and Congress Push China on Currency

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President Obama has put China’s currency policies front and center. Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao had their longest and most “intensive” discussion about the issue.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Denim

Levi Strauss Promotes Hanson, Boey and Calhoun

San Francisco-based company Levi Strauss consolidates global management of brands.

clock September 23, 2010David Lipke

Department Stores

Macy’s, Other Retailers Up Holiday Hiring

Macy’s said Thursday that it would add 65,000 seasonal workers.

clock September 23, 2010Vicki M. Young and Arnold J. Karr

Gucci Celebrates Riva Speedboat Collaboration

Guests queued up to snap pictures in front of the $750,000 Aquariva by Gucci speedboat in Milan.

clock September 23, 2010WWD Staff

People

Beyoncé in Deal With Temptu

Beyoncé teams up with airbrush makeup firm Temptu to create a limited edition collection of temporary tattoos under the Deréon label.

clock September 24, 2010Julie Naughton

Fragrance

John Galliano Beckons Youth with Parlez-Moi d’Amour Scent

Galliano sets his sights on the 16- to-30-year-old customers.

clock September 24, 2010Jennifer Weil

People

Julianna Margulies Named Face of L’Oréal RevitaLift

Actress Julianna Margulies discusses her latest role for L’Oréal Paris.

clock September 24, 2010Andrea Nagel

Designer and Luxury

Ferré Buyer Said Lined Up

Gianfranco Ferre brand has a new owner after 19 months of government-backed bankruptcy protection.

clock September 24, 2010Luisa Zargani

Fashion Features

July 9, 1984: Basic Instinct

WWD takes a look at Michael Douglas, pre-Catherine Zeta-Jones.

clock September 24, 2010Venessa Lau

Government and Trade

U.S. Takes Tough Tone on China Currency

President Obama has put China’s currency policies front and center.

clock September 24, 2010Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Memo Pad

Elle’s Open Floor Plan… Take That, Times… Karl’s Latest Issue…

Elle staffers will soon trade Broadway for Sixth Avenue, and word has it, there will only be two private offices in the new space.

clock September 24, 2010WWD Staff

Prada’s Front Row Draws Larry Gagosian

At the show in Milan, art dealer Larry Gagosian said he would open his Paris branch next month with a group of paintings by Cy Twombly.

clock September 23, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Diego Della Valle Makes a Pointe

Tod’s chief unveils a conceptual art video with La Scala ballet dancers reinterpreting the brand’s craftsmanship.

clock September 23, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Report to the Dance Floor

If you feel like dancing, tonight’s the night. DJ Alex James, of Blur fame, is expected at Donatella Versace and Franca Sozzani’s party tonight.

clock September 24, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Rei Kawakubo Collaborates With Rabanne… C’est Sheikh?…

Comme des Garçons is teaming up with Paco Rabanne to reintroduce an iconic handbag from 1969.

clock September 24, 2010WWD Staff

Trends

Designers Evoke YSL’s Romantic Peasants

Here, a sampling of those off-the-shoulder beauties from Milan and New York.

clock September 24, 2010WWD Staff

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Topshop Latest to Join Runway-to-Retail Move

clock 13hLorelei Marfil

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