Behind the Rope: Obamas’ Social Style Has D.C. Grumbling

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Michelle Obama hits New York today — and the fashion world is aflutter. The First Lady is coming to town to attend a private Democratic fund-raiser at Donna Karan’s Upper West Side apartment.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Reed and Delphine Krakoff


MCNY Draws Its Ever-Loyal Contingent

If you’re a member of the Manhattan social set, chances are you’ll find an old friend or colleague at the annual After Dark party.

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Jessica Stam

Fashion Features

CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Does Office Wear

The 2010 finalists gathered at Anna Wintour’s house Wednesday night to reveal the looks they created for this year’s challenge: workwear.

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Alice Waters and Jake Gylenhaall


Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard Dines at Craft

The chef co-hosts fundraising dinner with John Lyons, Fernanda Niven, Jonathen Sheffer, Brett Williams and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Retail Apparel Sales, Prices Drop in Sept.

Two government reports released Friday point to a weakening in demand for apparel.

clock October 15, 2010Liza Casabona and Evan Clark

Isaac Mizrahi and Bridget Foley


Designers Celebrate WWD’s 100th Anniversary Book

WWD kicked off its 100th anniversary celebrations with a book party at Bergdorf Goodman Thursday night.

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Condé Nast Banks On Scott Dadich

Dadich named full-time executive director of digital-magazine development.

clock October 15, 2010John Koblin

Mint Designs RTW Spring 2011

Fashion Features

Japan Fashion Week Kicks Off

Japan’s emerging design talents take to the runway today as Japan Fashion Week kicks off its five-day run through Friday.

clock October 18, 2010Amanda Kaiser

Renderings of Dearfoams sleepwear for fall 2011.


Dearfoams Introducing First Sleepwear Collection

Slipper maker Dearfoams aims to launch men’s after women’s.

clock October 18, 2010Karyn Monget


Boselli Probed Over MBFG

Mario Boselli is being investigated in his role as president of Centrobanca, one of Italy’s main banks.

clock October 18, 2010Luisa Zargani

First Lady Michelle Obama talks with students in Westchester.

Fashion Features

Obamas’ Social Style Has D.C. Grumbling

Michelle Obama hits New York today — and the fashion world is aflutter.

clock October 18, 2010Susan Watters and Marc Karimzadeh

Arsene Lupin Dandy


Jean-Paul Guerlain Creates Masculine Duo

Perfumer Jean-Paul Guerlain describes project as “perhaps the last fragrance I will create.”

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Avon Sets Ohio Layoffs for December

Avon Products Inc. will begin to lay off manufacturing workers in its Springdale, Ohio, facility in December.

clock October 18, 2010Molly Prior

Excerpts from “Maurizio Galante, Transversal Vision: Haute
Couture, Design, Architecture.”


Memo Pad: Seeing Red

A new tome traces the past 25 years of multidisciplinary talent Maurizio Galante.

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Claude Montana posing with models in front of the Eiffel Tower in October 1979.

Designer and Luxury

Claude Montana: Fashion’s Lonely Survivor

Reclusive designer Claude Montana, who helped define power dressing in the Eighties, is back in the spotlight.

clock October 18, 2010Joelle Diderich

Bourne’s high evening heel with sparkle tassel.


Anthropologie to Open Accessories-Only Store

Anthropologie’s new concept will bow in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

clock October 18, 2010Sharon Edelson

Kenneth Cole’s spring collection captures the modern ease of the city in simple shapes with a certain sophistication.

Designer and Luxury

City Cool: Kenneth Cole Spring 2011

Welcome to the jungle — the urban jungle, that is, as Kenneth Cole presents his spring collection this week.

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Fashion Features

DEC. 29, 1969: Op Goes the Easel

WWD takes a look at a vintage interview with the Hungarian psychedelic artist Victor Vasarely.

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Laura and Kate Mulleavy

Fashion Scoops

Agape at National Design Awards… Celebrities Galore at Night of Stars…

Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy were faintly nostalgic at the National Design Awards.

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