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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 16hMiles 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 22hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 13hAlexandra Steigrad

Couture’s New Look: Show Week Spans Fashion From A to Z

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More than ever, couture week in Paris is a variety show extraordinaire featuring the gamut from high fashions to ready-to-wear; fragrance to jewelry — and global brands to hard-to-pronounce newcomers.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

Alessandra Facchinetti Returns to Fashion With Uniqueness

The former Valentino and Gucci designer has teamed up with Pietro Negra, co-founder and chairman of Pinko, which will also manufacture the collection.

clock June 30, 2011Alessandra Ilari

Fashion Scoops

Kate Middleton Arrives in Canada

The new British royal wore Erdem’s Cecile lace dress, designed by the Canadian-born but London-based Erdem Moralioglu.

clock June 30, 2011WWD Staff

Retail Features

Survey: Amazon, Apple on the Rise

The National Retail Federation has released a list of the top 100 retailers ranked by 2010 U.S. sales.

clock July 1, 2011Sharon Edelson

Lifestyle

‘Archtop Guitars’: An Ode to Legendary Craftsmen

Photographer Vincent Ricardel and Rudy’s Music founder Rudy Pensa traveled five years to create “Archtop Guitars: The Journey from Cremona to New York.”

clock July 1, 2011Susan Watters

Mass

Mass’ New Marching Orders

The mantra at this week’s National Association of Chain Drug Store’s Marketplace meeting was affordable luxuries.

clock July 1, 2011Faye Brookman and Andrea Nagel

Fashion Scoops

Italian Brands Unite for London Show… Bulgari Signs Rachel Weisz…

Some of Italy’s most famous fashion brands are marking the 150th anniversary of the country’s unification with an exhibition at London’s Somerset House.

clock July 1, 2011WWD Staff

Lifestyle

Couture Preview: The Paris Scene

What to see and do in the City of Light.

clock July 1, 2011WWD Staff

People

Hussein Chalayan’s World Comes to Paris

The first retrospective of the designer’s career shows just how far he pushes the envelope in blending fashion, technology and more.

clock July 1, 2011Miles Socha

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Identity Swap for V Magazine… Speaking of Karl Lagerfeld…

There is only one man who could talk Amanda Harlech and Daphne Guinness into swapping personalities — and hair colors: Karl Lagerfeld.

clock July 1, 2011WWD Staff

Footwear

Philippe Pascal Tapped as Adviser to LVMH’s Bernard Arnault

Bulgari ceo Francesco Trapani will take over the watches and jewelry activities division and has also been named to the LVMH board.

clock July 1, 2011Joelle Diderich

Fragrance

Nicolas Ghesquière Gives Balenciaga L’Essence Green Hue

Scent shakes up the notion of what is traditionally in a men’s scent and what is in a women’s scent.

clock July 1, 2011Julie Naughton

Fragrance

Bottega Veneta to Launch First Women’s Scent

The fragrance was developed by the Coty Inc., but many of the creative decisions were driven by the luxury firm’s creative director Tomas Maier.

clock July 1, 2011Pete Born and Courtney Smith

Fragrance

Ck one to Add Shock Value to Franchise

The company that pioneered the idea of the unisex fragrance is choosing to do separate men’s and women’s fragrances for ck one Shock, its latest launch.

clock July 1, 2011Julie Naughton

Hair

Michael Gordon Joins Cutler Salons as Partner

Next on the agenda: tapping into the Bumble and bumble founder’s education and product development strengths.

clock July 1, 2011Julie Naughton

Fragrance

Procter & Gamble Creates New Escada Cornerstone

The German fashion house’s newest scent, Especially Escada, marks the first release from the partnership.

clock July 1, 2011Susan Stone and Melissa Drier

Fragrance

Jil Sander Launches New Scent

Coty Prestige is tasting forbidden fruit with Eve, the brand’s latest fragrance.

clock July 1, 2011Susan Stone

Color Cosmetics

Bare Escentuals’ Shadow Spin

Beauty brand is introducing pressed eye shadows — called Bare Minerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 (duos) and 4.0 (quads) — this fall.

clock July 1, 2011Molly Prior

Couture

Couture Preview: Show Week Spans Fashion From A to Z

Shows run the gamut from high fashions to ready-to-wear; fragrance to jewelry — and global brands to hard-to-pronounce newcomers.

clock July 1, 2011WWD Staff

Fragrance

Anna Sui in Deal With Inter Parfums

The 10-year fragrance licensing pact is designed to replace a similar one the designer has had with Procter & Gamble.

clock July 1, 2011Pete Born

Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Expands in Las Vegas

On Wednesday the luxury brand opened a 2,550-square-foot unit at the Bellagio Resort and Casino.

clock July 1, 2011Sharon Edelson

Financial

Texas Drought Threatens Cotton Crop

Increased acreage could help boost production, but price problems might linger for producers.

clock July 1, 2011Evan Clark

Legal

Canadian Firms Pay $2.5 Million to Louis Vuitton, Burberry

Brands had sued for trademark infringement.

clock July 1, 2011Brian Dunn

Skin Care

TPR Holdings Buys Freeze 24-7

The techie skin care company has aligned itself with a “major U.S. department store,” which will relaunch the brand on September 1.

clock July 1, 2011Molly Prior

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