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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 9hMiles 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 16hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 6hAlexandra Steigrad

Untangling the Web of Social Media’s Second Generation

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Forget those who “like” you. Go after the ones who don’t.That’s the new strategy emerging in the ever-evolving world of social media. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

A Royal Display for Duchess of Cambridge’s Wedding Dress

Buckingham Palace is going to show the Alexander McQueen design that Kate Middleton wore to marry Prince William during summer opening.

clock June 6, 2011Nina Jones

Financial

Talbots Shares Take 40 Percent Hit

Firm’s return to profitability in the first quarter was far overshadowed by large declines in sales and margins and a bleak outlook for the second quarter.

clock June 7, 2011Vicki M. Young

Executive Changes

Procter & Gamble’s Beauty Shake-up

The personal care giant reorganizes the top management of its beauty and grooming division following the retirement of Chip Bergh.

clock June 7, 2011Andrea Nagel

Fashion Scoops

Karl Lagerfeld Designs Glassware… More News on DVF, Gap Collection…

Karl Lagerfeld can now sip his Diet Coke from a glass of his own design — and one handblown in Sweden at Orrefors, no less.

clock June 8, 2011WWD Staff

Denim

Lucky Brand Looks to Get Back on Track

Denim company is moving toward a more real and relevant look with the introduction of new fits and an advertising campaign shot by Carter Smith.

clock June 8, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Executive Changes

Loehmann’s Taps Steven Newman for CEO Post

Retailer has a merchant back running its business, after tumbling through a Chapter 11 restructuring and emerging from bankruptcy last March.

clock June 8, 2011David Moin

Financial

Shareholder Groups Criticize Target

The retailer is under scrutiny for its decision to use shareholder money for a $150,000 donation to Minnesota Forward.

clock June 8, 2011Sharon Edelson

Digital

Social Media: The Second Generation

Forget those who “like” you. Go after the ones who don’t. Going forward, it’s converting new fans that will be paramount.

clock June 8, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Print

Jill Abramson Era May Shake Up New York Times

On Labor Day, when outgoing executive editor Bill Keller officially steps down, there will be a new regime on Eighth Avenue.

clock June 8, 2011John Koblin

Designer and Luxury

Prada Offering Seeing Plenty of Demand

The first leg of the fashion firm’s road show in Singapore on Monday drew bids for all the shares reserved for institutional investors, according to a source.

clock June 8, 2011Luisa Zargani

Department Stores

Sean John’s New Woman

It’s taken a while, but there are signs the brand might finally be figuring out the right formula for its women’s wear.

clock June 8, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Financial

Organized Retail Crime on the Rise

According to a National Retail Federation survey, 94.5 percent of retailers said they had been a victim of organized retail crime in the year ended May 31.

clock June 8, 2011Kristi Ellis

Parties

CFDAs Earn an A

From Anderson Cooper’s childhood modeling photos to Lady Gaga and Patti LaBelle’s after-party duet, the evening was one to remember.

clock June 8, 2011WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Details Fetes Ryan Reynolds… Mirror Awards Announced…

On Monday, Details hosted a dinner at Los Angeles’ Dominick’s in honor of Ryan Reynolds’ flip cover for its June-July issue.

clock June 8, 2011WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Report Shows Widespread Labor Abuses

According to an annual survey of trade union rights by the International Trade Union Confederation 90 labor union activists were killed in 2010.

clock June 8, 2011John Zarocostas

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