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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 6hMiles 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 12hMiles Socha

Retail

Retailers Conservative on Holiday Plans

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

clock 18hDavid Moin

In Focus

Roger Federer on His New Nike Collab

Roger Federer at the NikeLab store in NYC

The Numbers Behind Della Valle’s Empire

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Overview

Italian entrepreneur Diego Della Valle is an astute and powerful investor in fields far beyond fashion.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Intimates and Activewear

French Firm Lejaby Files for Bankruptcy

Lingerie firm has filed for the French equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

clock October 27, 2011Katya Foreman

Eyewear

Linda Farrow to Launch Oscar de la Renta Sunglasses

The collection will be available this spring.

clock October 27, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Financial

Moody’s Puts Avon Ratings Under Review

At least one law firm is contemplating a possible lawsuit on behalf of shareholders seeking class-action status.

clock October 28, 2011Vicki M. Young

Intimates and Activewear

Warner’s Goes Undercover for Fall 2012

The idea behind the Secret Makeover moniker is a product that gives women an “invisible makeover,” said Joanne Kaye.

clock October 28, 2011Karyn Monget

Financial

Frederick’s of Holly­wood Losses Narrow

Fiscal year ended in the red, but comparable-store sales trends improved in August and September.

clock October 28, 2011Evan Clark

Parties

Lela Rose Hosts Edible Schoolyard Dinner

Rose, along with cohosts Beth Blake, Fernanda Niven and David Maupin, helped raise more than $120,000 for the nonprofit.

clock October 28, 2011WWD Staff

Intimates and Activewear

Agent Provocateur Spotlights Soiree Line

As is tradition for the label, the company has commissioned an elegant yet racy short film to mark the launch.

clock October 28, 2011Nina Jones

Apparel

WWD CEO Summit: A First Look

The summit has been themed “Brand Everywhere” and has assembled one of the most diverse rosters of speakers in the forum’s 15-year history.

clock October 28, 2011WWD Staff

Parties

Chanel Beautifies L.A. Space for a Dinner Party

Elle Fanning, Hailee Steinfeld and Kate Bosworth mingled in the courtyard of the Robertson Boulevard boutique, which had been transformed for the evening.

clock October 28, 2011Marcy Medina

Human Resources

J. Crew Taps Christopher Zanardi-Landi for Asia Post

Continuing to build a team for overseas expansion, the retailer named Zanardi-Landi senior vice president of Asian Operations.

clock October 30, 2011David Moin

Parties

FGI Hosts Night of Stars

The room included many designers and socials, including Anna Sui, Jack McCollough, Lazaro Hernandez and Francisco Costa.

clock October 28, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Parties

amfAR Hosts Los Angeles Gala

Sandra Bullock, Emmy Rossum, Selma Blair and Rose McGowan were among the guests to attend the event at the Chateau Marmont.

clock October 31, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

British Online Fashion Retailer in CEO Search

My-Wardrobe.com is planning to ramp up its global expansion by searching for a new chief executive officer.

clock October 31, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

David Yurman Launches M-commerce

Fine jewelry company is aiming to make it easier to reach customers as they enter the holiday shopping season.

clock October 31, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Tory Burch’s Beltway Affinity

At an event benefiting the Rebecca Project, the designer chatted about her expansion plans.

clock October 31, 2011WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

American Skin Assn. Hosts Annual Gala

Dr. John Parrish, ceo of the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, received the 2011 Humanitarian Award.

clock October 31, 2011WWD Staff

Memo Pad

WSJ Magazine Hosts Inaugural Innovator of the Year Awards

Marc Jacobs was there to present the fashion award to stylist Katie Grand.

clock October 31, 2011Matthew Lynch

Memo Pad

Meredith Close to Deal for Every Day With Rachael Ray

When publisher officially takes over, it may have some very unhappy subscribers to deal with, thanks to a letter that was poly-bagged with the November issue.

clock October 31, 2011Amy Wicks

Business Features

The Numbers Behind Diego Della Valle’s Empire

The Italian entrepreneur is an astute and powerful investor in his native Italy in fields far beyond fashion.

clock October 31, 2011Luisa Zargani

Retail/Business

Storm Slows Shoppers in Northeast

The freak October snowstorm that dumped more than two feet of snow on parts of the region had relatively little impact on retailers.

clock October 31, 2011Jean E. Palmieri and Alexandra Steigrad

Department Stores

Barneys Unveils Co-op’s New Look

It’s the first full floor to bear the mark of the new design and architectural vision conceived by ceo Mark Lee and creative director Dennis Freedman.

clock October 31, 2011Jessica Iredale

Trends

Spring 2012 Accessories Trend: Reptilian Rainbow

Spring’s snakeskin accoutrements are getting dyed, painted and glazed to dazzling effect.

clock October 31, 2011Roxanne Robinson

Designer and Luxury

Stuart Weitzman Eyes Retail Rollout

Recently opened flagship boutiques in New York and Chicago are just the start of the company’s global expansion plan.

clock October 31, 2011David Moin

Jewelry

Jewelry Trend: Dem Bones

The skull-jewelry trend has undergone a reincarnation — but without the kitsch.

clock October 31, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Jewelry

Black Diamonds Earn Their Spot

Once rarely used, black diamonds are growing in popularity throughout the jewelry world.

clock October 31, 2011Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Features

Trick or Treat, By Design

These designers aren’t about to miss out on what might be their favorite assignment of the year: designing their children’s Halloween costumes.

clock October 31, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

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