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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 11hMiles Socha


Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

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

clock 17hMiles Socha


Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 8hAlexandra Steigrad

U.S. Retailers Cheer Obama Plan for Visas

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President Obama believes more foreign tourists can help boost the U.S. economy — and retailers agree.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Carrefour to Reevaluate Capital Expenditures

Company confirmed that it expects 2011 operating income at the lower end of its most recent guidance.

clock January 19, 2012Alex Wynne


Mugler Men’s RTW Fall 2012

Nicola Formichetti added a futuristic tinge to the “masculine uniforms” that he cited as an inspiration for this collection.

clock January 18, 2012WWD Staff


Rick Owens Men’s RTW Fall 2012

The designer sharpened up his act for fall, displaying a more chic and masculine alter ego.

clock January 19, 2012WWD Staff


Louis Vuitton Men’s RTW Fall 2012

Kim Jones wove together a tale of two cities in a polished and confident collection brimming — and occasionally spilling over — with luxury.

clock January 19, 2012WWD Staff


A Star-Studded Cast at Louis Vuitton

Tuki Brando, Pio Marmaï and Oliver Jackson-Cohen were among attendees.

clock January 19, 2012Joelle Diderich

Government and Trade

Retailers Applaud Obama Move to Ease Visa Rules

President signs an order to increase tourism in the U.S.

clock January 19, 2012David Moin and Kristi Ellis


3.1 Philip Lim Men’s RTW Fall 2012

Channeling Sixties counter-culture types led the designer into some tricky territory this season.

clock January 19, 2012WWD Staff


Christian Lacroix Men’s RTW Fall 2012

Sacha Walckhoff took a light-hearted approach to the collection, sprinkling heritage references across young-spirited suits, and sportswear.

clock January 18, 2012WWD Staff

Andy Gillet as Museum Exhibit

The French actor said he would star alongside Sharon Stone, Gaspard Ulliel and Roxane Mesquida in a “filmic object” due to premiere at the Centre Pompidou.

clock January 19, 2012Joelle Diderich


Kolor Men’s RTW Fall 2012

As the name suggests, color was one of the strong points in this collection, from deep tones of gray, forest green and burgundy to classic neutrals.

clock January 19, 2012WWD Staff


Viktor & Rolf Men’s RTW Fall 2012

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren tapped into the strong-shouldered look that’s been popping up on Paris runways.

clock January 19, 2012WWD Staff


Jean Paul Gaultier Men’s RTW Fall 2012

Design elements ran the gamut from brick-wall print pants to camouflage knits to his signature floor-sweeping kilts.

clock January 19, 2012WWD Staff

Business Features

Q&A: Jerome A. Chazen

The co-founder and former chairman of Liz Claiborne Inc. has written a tell-all book on his time with the company.

clock January 19, 2012Lisa Lockwood


Yohji Yamamoto Men’s RTW Fall 2012

The designer served up a volley of period showstoppers in a lengthy ode to his house’s DNA.

clock January 19, 2012WWD Staff


Drybar, Castanea Partners Ink Deal

The blow-dry-only salon chain has signed a $16 million deal with the Boston-based private-equity firm, which gives it the capital to expand.

clock January 19, 2012Julie Naughton


Dries Van Noten Men’s RTW Fall 2012

Marrying art and fashion live on the runway, the designer commissioned Dutch artists Gijs Frieling and Job Wouters to realize a mural as a backdrop to clothes.

clock January 19, 2012WWD Staff


Kao Corp. Restructures for Growth

Beginning this month, the firm’s beauty care subsidiaries — including its mass, salon and prestige arms — will be run as unified operations.

clock January 19, 2012Julie Naughton


Yes To Inc. Said Close to Hiring a Financial Adviser

Several sources said the beauty firm is close to hiring Deutsche Bank to advise the company on a possible sale.

clock January 19, 2012Molly Prior

Trends and Analysis

Chinese Retailers Prepare for New Year Holiday

Shops in Hong Kong and Mainland China are gearing up for one of their busiest shopping seasons of the year.

clock January 19, 2012Ellen Sheng and Lara Farrar

Executive Changes

Tom Wyatt Exits Gap, Tracy Gardner to Consult

Old Navy’s president has resigned to enter the education field, Gap Inc. said Thursday.

clock January 19, 2012David Moin

Color Cosmetics

Clé de Peau Beauté Steps Into the Spotlight

The luxury brand is hoping a group of new high-tech introductions will live up to its new marketing slogan, “The Radiance of Joy.”

clock January 19, 2012Pete Born


Pulling Punches at the ‘Haywire’ Screening

On Wednesday night at the Lower East Side restaurant Sons of Essex, Gina Carano feted her major movie debut in the Steven Soderbergh-helmed flick.

clock January 19, 2012Matthew Lynch


Avril Lavigne Inks Deal With Sally Hansen

The 27-year-old will create a nail collection for beauty company’s Salon Effects brand to launch globally in April.

clock January 20, 2012Julie Naughton

Memo Pad

Condé Nast CEO Plans Meeting for Editors

Charles Townsend will give the editors-in-chief a review of what’s happening on the business side of the publishing company.

clock January 20, 2012John Koblin

Memo Pad

Milk Gallery Hosts Aaron Stern Exhibit

Perhaps better known as an event producer for fashion labels and music venues, Stern was showing photographs that he took at rock shows over the past six years.

clock January 20, 2012Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Jimmy Choo Taps Terry Richardson for Campaign

The images are inspired by the sensual Mediterranean glamour of Anouk Aimée in the 1969 film “Justine.”

clock January 20, 2012Samantha Conti


Such Great Heights: Kaya Scodelario’s Stateside Splash

The British actress is in the spotlight as the star of Andrea Arnold’s buzzed-about screen adaption of “Wuthering Heights.”

clock January 20, 2012Nina Jones

Memo Pad

Oscar de la Renta Features Karlie Kloss for Spring

The ads featuring the 20-year-old Chicago native will break in March fashion books.

clock January 20, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Daphne Guinness to Play Mannequin for Printemps

Photographer Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio has joined forces with the artist and socialite to create window displays that will feature virtual statues of Guinness.

clock January 20, 2012Joelle Diderich

Fashion Scoops

Emilio Cavallini Sets Presentation for New York Fashion Week

The legwear legend will unveil his fall collection on Feb. 13 at The Box.

clock January 20, 2012Karyn Monget

Fashion Scoops

Havas Media Launches Lux Hub

Isabelle Harvie-Watt Clavarino, chief executive officer and country manager of Havas Media Italy, has launched a new division.

clock January 20, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Melissa Opens First U.S. Store

Located at 102 Greene Street in New York’s SoHo, the store will follow the same hypermodern gallery format as its Brazilian flagship in São Paolo.

clock January 20, 2012Jessica Iredale

Fashion Scoops

Artistry Signs Teresa Palmer

The Australian actress will be the new global face for the prestige beauty brand owned by direct-seller Amway.

clock January 20, 2012Julie Naughton

Front Row at Jean Paul Gaultier

Taiwanese actor Nicky Wu and French R&B singer Shy’m were among the guests at the show.

clock January 20, 2012Nina Jones

Fashion Features

Men’s RTW Fall 2012: French Connection

Paris men’s week kicked off with dramatic topcoats, sleek racing jackets and prominent shoulders.

clock January 20, 2012WWD Staff

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