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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 15hMiles Socha

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 21hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 12hAlexandra Steigrad

Supreme Court Backs Ruling on Costco Copyright Case

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Designer and Luxury

Versace to Debut New Retail Concept in China

The Italian house, which just opened a jewelry-dedicated boutique in Beijing, has some other big plans for the region.

clock December 13, 2010Lara Farrar

Business

Margaret Spaniolo to Join Thom Browne

The long-time chief men’s merchant for Bergdorf Goodman is leaving the store to become president and chief operating officer of the company.

clock December 13, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Parties

The New York Botanical Garden’s Winter Bloom

The social set took its act to the outer boroughs on Friday night for the annual Winter Wonderland Ball in the Bronx.

clock December 13, 2010WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Supreme Court Backs Ruling on Costco Copyright Case

Discounters could lose gray-market sales.

clock December 13, 2010Kristi Ellis

Financial

L’Oreal USA Acquires Another Hair Salon Distributor

Through its SalonCentric division, the company just purchased Peel’s Salon Services professional distribution business.

clock December 13, 2010WWD Staff

Denim

Avril Lavigne Sings New Fashion Tune

Entertainer to sell rock-inspired line on Web site and in boutiques worldwide.

clock December 14, 2010Khanh T.L. Tran

Denim

Denim Makers Seeking Next-Generation Fabrics

Buyers at Denim by PV scout alternative fabrics.

clock December 14, 2010Katya Foreman

Government and Trade

Labuda: 30 Years as Customs’ Great Communicator

Industry says Customs official had strong attributes.

clock December 14, 2010Liza Casabona

Parties

Volunteers Dinner Honors Joe Gromek

Warnaco CEO helps raise $650,000 at gala.

clock December 14, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Business

Material Girl Heads North to Canada

The juniors line will launch in Hudson’s Bay Co. stores this spring.

clock December 14, 2010David Lipke

Business

Neiman’s Shuffles Buying Staff

The organizational shifts represent the first major changes enacted by Jim Gold, president of the specialty retail group of the Neiman Marcus Group.

clock December 14, 2010David Moin

Fashion Features

October 18, 1940: Elsa On The Run

One plucky WWD reporter wanted designer Elsa Schiaparelli all for himself.

clock December 14, 2010Venessa Lau

Department Stores

Dillard’s to Launch Cremieux Women’s Line

Poised, stylish and approachable, Alexandra Dillard looks to be just the type of customer who will take to the collection.

clock December 14, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

The Vogue Experience… Beatles For Sale… Dunhill Hits The Runway…

Participants of Italian Vogue’s Vogue Experience event watched as Donatella Versace made her way through the magazine’s offices to say hi to Franca Sozzani.

clock December 14, 2010WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Lord & Taylor Hosts Guys’ Night Out

The retailer’s latest promotion commanded potential male customers to “man up” and shop.

clock December 14, 2010Jessica Iredale

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Miss January… On the Trail… Speaking of Digital…

“Deeply sensual.” That’s how Donatella Versace describes January Jones.

clock December 14, 2010WWD Staff

Food

Feast for the Eye: Comfort Food in Harlem

Marcus Samuelsson’s latest venture, Red Rooster Harlem, opens this week.

clock December 14, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Pre-Fall 2011 Trend: Party Line

Better find someplace to go, because the latest pre-fall collections are all dressed up.

clock December 14, 2010WWD Staff

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