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Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

clock 5hMiles Socha

Business

Prada Profits Slump 25% in H1

Revenues dropped 15 percent, despite the "first signs of improving trends in mainland China.”

clock 6hGordon Sirlisi

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 15hRachel Strugatz

China Currency Policy Stirs War of Words

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Overview

A showdown is brewing in Washington over legislation targeting China’s undervalued currency — and a possible trade war if the U.S. takes any action. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Features

Max Mara: Coats Do Roam

A traveling exhibition features significant outerwear from the company’s archives and beyond.

clock October 5, 2011Luisa Zargani

Textiles

Making It at Max Mara

Built in 1988, the Manifatture di San Maurizio factory can be considered the nerve center of Max Mara production.

clock October 5, 2011Alessandra Turra

Front Row at Chanel

Guests arriving at the Chanel show at the Grand Palais were greeted by giant sculptures of whales and seashells, prompting musings about aquatic encounters.

clock October 4, 2011WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Vionnet Taps Croce Sisters

The brand has parted ways with its previous creative director, Rodolfo Paglialunga.

clock October 4, 2011Luisa Zargani

Denim

ACapital Buys Majority Stake in Mustang

German jeans company is no longer a family business.

clock October 4, 2011Jennifer Wiebking

Fashion Scoops

Diego Della Valle Exits Mediobanca

Sources speculate that the entrepreneur could be eyeing a wider stake in RCS MediaGroup, which owns the newspaper Corriere della Sera.

clock October 4, 2011WWD Staff

People

Achille Maramotti: Thinking Oustide the Box

Max Mara’s founder was both a trailblazing entrepreneur and an enlightened patron of the arts.

clock October 5, 2011Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Louis Vuittons’ Animal Mania

The brand showcased a herd of 29 quirky creatures — crafted out of wallets, coin purses, belts and hardware — at Paris taxidermy store Deyrolle.

clock October 4, 2011WWD Staff

Advertising

Max Mara: The Quiet Approach

Throughout its history, the brand has stood by a precise and consistent image.

clock October 5, 2011Alessandra Turra

Fashion Features

Building Max Mara’s Archives

Supported by the Maramotti family, Laura Lusuardi has assembled two archives, both located in a company-owned villa in Reggio Emilia.

clock October 5, 2011Alessandra Turra

Business Features

Max Mara: The Maramotti Culture

Luigi Maramotti and his family adhere to the founding principles of the company.

clock October 5, 2011Luisa Zargani

Parties

‘Melancholia’ Brings the Apocalypse to New York

Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg and the other stars of Lars von Trier’s latest vision of doom turned out for its showing at the New York Film Festival.

clock October 4, 2011Alessandra Codinha

Forecasts and Analysis

NPD: Online Shopping Seen Up for Holiday

Firm’s 10th annual survey of consumers’ holiday spending intentions also sees growth for catalogues and department stores.

clock October 4, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Denim

Fashion Gets Nod in Fall Jeans Action

Premium denim is proving a strong seller for specialty stores despite the wobbly economy — but newness and quality are prerequisites.

clock October 4, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Front Row at Valentino

Natalia Vodianova, Ciara and Jessica Biel sat front row at the spring show.

clock October 4, 2011WWD Staff

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

ShoptiQues Launches Online Boutiques Site

The site is an online aggregator of boutiques, offering customers one-stop shopping of favorite local shops, even if they’re located out of state.

clock October 4, 2011Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

AAFA Brand Campaign Aims to Revamp Image

The “We Wear” campaign launches on Thursday in conjunction with a new Web site that will bow next month.

clock October 4, 2011Kristi Ellis

Designer and Luxury

Giorgio Armani Unveils Online Global Flagship

The site, operated by Italian online retailer Yoox Group, will be active in 30 countries in Europe, plus the U.S. and Japan, and in four languages.

clock October 5, 2011Luisa Zargani

Fragrance

Coty in Fragrance Deal With Elite

New scent line bearing the the modeling agency’s name will be distributed in mass market, drugstore and perfumery doors.

clock October 5, 2011Julie Naughton and Pete Born

Memo Pad

Publishers: Tablet Business Is Picking Up

At a panel at the American Magazine Conference, executives from Condé Nast and Hearst said that drawing $10 million in revenue from the tablets isn’t far off.

clock October 5, 2011John Koblin

Advertising

Chico’s Recruits Diane Keaton for Holiday Campaign

The 65-year-old Academy Award winner is the brand’s first-ever celebrity endorser.

clock October 5, 2011David Lipke

Parties

Dishing the Dirt at the ‘Dirty Girl’ Premiere

Stars Juno Temple, Tim McGraw and Jeremy Dozier showed off their new film in New York Monday.

clock October 5, 2011David Lipke

Government and Trade

China Currency Policy Stirs War of Words

A showdown is brewing in Washington over legislation targeting China’s undervalued currency — and a possible trade war if the U.S. takes any action.

clock October 5, 2011Kristi Ellis

Fashion Scoops

West Hollywood City Council Postpones Consideration of Fur Ban

The postponement gives the council time to clarify what fur goods would be covered by the ban and solicit information from retailers.

clock October 5, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Ottavio Missoni Takes Gold in Track and Field Championship

The designer won a gold medal in both the shot put and the javelin, and a silver medal in the discus, all in the over-90 age category.

clock October 5, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Canada’s Joe Fresh Brand Lands in New York

The first of two pop-up stores coming to Manhattan opens today on Madison Avenue.

clock October 5, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Yigal Azrouël to Mount First Los Angeles Show

Designer will reprise his spring 2012 collection shown in New York at Rochelle Gores Fredston’s 2nd Annual Autumn Party.

clock October 5, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Karla Otto Asia Taps Masako Kumakura

Kumakura has been named managing director of the new Hong Kong-based branch for the public relations agency.

clock October 5, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Adam to Sell Footwear From Collection Show

Branded as Manolo, the shoes will be sold exclusively at Adam stores just for the fall 2011.

clock October 5, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Paris Collections Spring 2012: Day Seven

Oh-so-pretty dresses, cinched waists and another take on those Swinging Sixties rocked the runways.

clock October 5, 2011WWD Staff

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