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Retailers Keep Holiday Plans Conservative and Inventories Tight

Inventories are being kept tight in hope of increasing full-price selling and reducing markdowns.

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Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Fenty Puma Show

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

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Eye

French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

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In Focus

Roger Federer on His Nike Collaboration and Coming Back Strong in 2017

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

CAA Out to Grow Repping of Designers

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Overview

Hollywood powerhouse Creative Artists Agency is snapping up Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, Derek Lam, Alessandra Ambrosio, blogger Bryanboy and other fashion names as new clients.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business

Chaus Aims to Go Private in Deal With Camuto Group

The proposal was structured as a cash merger.

clock September 16, 2011Alexandra Steigrad

Memo Pad

Condé Nast Shakeups Continue

Chris Mitchell was named the new publisher of GQ, while Carolyn Kremins succeeded him at Condé Nast Traveler.

clock September 16, 2011John Koblin

Club Calvin Klein Unwinds Over Dinner

The front row set — including Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts and Lara Stone — turned out to fete the designer at ABC Kitchen on Thursday.

clock September 16, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Prestige

QVC Signs Deal With Space NK

The deal marks the first time the home shopping brand has partnered with a cosmetics retailer to showcase an assortment of brands.

clock September 16, 2011Andrea Nagel

Marc Jacobs and L’Wren Scott Unwind at The Dream Downtown

The new New York hotel hosted two very different fashion week after-parties on Thursday night.

clock September 16, 2011WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Lela Rose Hosts New York Fashion Week Dinner

Cooked by ABC Kitchen chef Dan Kluger, the dinner was part of Bon Appetit’s new “Feast or Fashion” program.

clock September 16, 2011Amy Wicks

Film and TV

Retro Looks Get Intimate on ‘Pan Am’

Apparel, accessories and undergarments underscore the cultural narrative in ABC’s new series.

clock September 16, 2011Karyn Monget

Front Row at Mulberry

Kirsten Stewart, Kate Moss and Hayley Atwell attended the runway show at Claridges.

clock September 18, 2011WWD Staff

Parties

Fendi, Cavalli Fete New Boutiques in London

Italian brands host dueling, decadent parties.

clock September 18, 2011WWD Staff

Business Features

Laird + Partners Maps Growth Plan

The fashion advertising agency is aiming to ramp up its global client base and digital services division following an investment by MDC Partners.

clock September 19, 2011David Lipke

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Social Commerce Site Shop My Label Launches

Under the site’s business model, individuals can create an online fashion boutique that’s curated from an assemblage of brands and retailers.

clock September 19, 2011David Moin

Trends

Collections New York Spring 2012 Trend: Take Notice

Accessories designers staged more elaborate presentations than ever before.

clock September 19, 2011Roxanne Robinson

Designer and Luxury

Retailers Cite ‘Safe’ N.Y. Season

Designers revisited many of last spring’s greatest hits, punching them up with bright colors and a profusion of prints.

clock September 19, 2011Sharon Edelson

Intimates and Activewear

Victoria’s Secret Show Date Set

The retailer’s annual fashion extravaganza is returning to Manhattan.

clock September 19, 2011Karyn Monget

Fashion Scoops

J. Crew Promotes Tom Mora

He will succeed Marissa Webb as vice president of women’s design and will also continue to oversee wedding and special occasion design.

clock September 19, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Franca Sozzani’s New Role

The Vogue Italia editor in chief will be appointed the first Goodwill Ambassador by Fashion 4 Development.

clock September 19, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Daphne Guinness Exhibit Bows at Museum at FIT

Established as she is in the designer world, Guinness proved she is not immune to opening night jitters.

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Fashion Scoops

CFDA to Launch ‘The Stars of American Fashion’

The Council of Fashion Designers of America plans to fete its 50th anniversary with an endowment drive.

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Fashion Scoops

New Chanel Biography Launches U.S. Book Tour

Chanel is feting the kickoff of author Justine Picardie’s U.S. book tour for “Chanel — Her Life,” with an event at The Core Club in New York today.

clock September 19, 2011WWD Staff

Parties

Emmy Pre-Parties: The Show by Show Account

Hollywood rolled out the red carpet Friday night for a smattering of pre-Emmy fetes in Los Angeles.

clock September 18, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Features

CAA Out to Grow Repping of Designers

Hollywood powerhouse Creative Artists Agency is driving deeper into the fashion industry.

clock September 19, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Fashion

Red Carpet Recap: Primary Colors at the Emmy Awards

It’s safe to say anything goes at this particular Hollywood lovefest, where the fashion stakes are a little lower than at the Academy Awards.

clock September 18, 2011WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Tavi Gevinson Seeks Managing Editor

The fashion blogger is looking to fill the stay-at-home position for her new web site, Rookiemag.com, by late September.

clock September 19, 2011John Koblin

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