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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 14hMiles 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 20hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 10hAlexandra Steigrad

Gaming on the Web Next Up for Fashion

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Overview

Games, anyone? Interactive gaming is shaping up to be fashion’s next frontier in the digital space after companies broadened their Web sites with editorial content, then mobile commerce and social commerce.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Parties

Coach Goes Midway on the High Line

The accessories firm hosted a carnival-themed benefit for the park on Tuesday.

clock June 20, 2012Matthew Lynch

Designer and Luxury

Pierre Bergé Praises Hedi Slimane’s Plan for Saint Laurent

French house confirms plan to restore “original branding” of rtw launch.

clock June 21, 2012Miles Socha

Color Cosmetics

MAC Cosmetics Launching 65 New Nail Shades

The bulk of the initiative will begin rolling out at freestanding MAC stores and at Nordstrom in North America in July.

clock June 21, 2012Julie Naughton

Beauty Features

Beauty Brands Talk Evolution at HBA

Four beauty entrepreneurs shared their forecasts for the future of the industry and the evolving role of indie and mass brands.

clock June 21, 2012Belisa Silva

Parties

Dom Perignon Fetes David Lynch Bottles in L.A.

The director designed a bottle for the Champagne brand.

clock June 21, 2012Lindzi Scharf

Memo Pad

Dow Jones to Fold Smart Money Print Edition

Company will spin off the name as a stand-alone Web site under its Marketwatch umbrella.

clock June 21, 2012Erik Maza

Department Stores

Hugo Boss Updates Men’s Presence at Saks Fifth Avenue

In total, the real estate for the brand spans 2,800 square feet across the back and right-hand side of the seventh floor.

clock June 21, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Fragrance

Nicole Richie Readies Fragrance Debut

The juice, she said, was inspired by the layered scents her mother wore when Nicole was a child.

clock June 21, 2012Julie Naughton

Parties

Woody Allen Premieres ‘To Rome With Love’

An assortment of the film’s cast, including Penelope Cruz and Alec Baldwin, turned out for the screening and eventual after party.

clock June 21, 2012Matthew Lynch

Financial

Warnaco on Track for $4B in 2016

At the Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference in Paris, ceo Helen McCluskey said she sees “organic growth potential ahead” despite international challenges.

clock June 21, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Body Care

Caswell-Massey Revamps Digital Presence

As part of an ambitious agenda to renew the 260-year-old franchise, the personal care company is launching three new brands this fall.

clock June 21, 2012Pete Born

Fashion Show Reviews

Carven Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Guillaume Henry staged a delightfully wacky Franco-Italian fashion presentation as Pitti Uomo’s men’s wear guest designer.

clock June 21, 2012WWD Staff

Financial

Daffy’s Said to Be Struggling

The off-price chain that began as Daffy Dan’s Bargaintown is under pressure from competitors such as flash-sale sites.

clock June 21, 2012Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

Senate Bill Addresses Issues Facing Cotton

The legislation seeks to bring U.S. cotton programs in line with World Trade Organization requirements and address a dispute over cotton subsidies with Brazil.

clock June 21, 2012Kristi Ellis and John Zarocostas

Fragrance

Curtain Raiser: Gucci Première Set to Launch

The label’s newest fragrance is infused with Old Hollywood charm and will be fronted by Blake Lively.

clock June 22, 2012Cynthia Martens

Department Stores

PVH Talks Plans to Rev Up Heritage, Affirms Outlook

Over 600 Izod shops will be installed in J.C. Penney stores in September.

clock June 22, 2012David Lipke

Digital

Fashion to Embrace ‘Social Gaming’

Interactive gaming is shaping up to be fashion’s next frontier in the digital space after companies broadened their Web sites with editorial content.

clock June 22, 2012Rachel Strugatz

Designer and Luxury

Doo-Ri Chung to Exit Doo.Ri Brand

It was unclear at press time what the designer’s future plans are.

clock June 22, 2012Vicki M. Young

Memo Pad

Self Magazine Catching Up to Shape

For the first time in eight years, Self is giving its longtime rival and category leader a run for its money.

clock June 22, 2012Amy Wicks

Memo Pad

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott Shoot Versace Jeans Campaign

Shot in a studio in London, the strong black-and-white images feature Candice Swanepoel and Dmitriy Tanner.

clock June 22, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Franca Sozzani Named Goodwill Ambassador

The Italian Vogue editor in chief has been appointed to the post of ambassador for the Fashion 4 Development program within the United Nations.

clock June 22, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

JK Iguatemi Mall Opens in São Paulo

After some delays, the Certificate of Occupancy has been approved for the first mall in Latin America to have Van Cleef & Arpels, Lanvin and Topshop units.

clock June 22, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Train, Subway Strikes Planned in Milan

Italy’s social unrest may rub off on retailers and editors convening in Milan for men’s fashion week, beginning Saturday.

clock June 22, 2012Luisa Zargani

Fashion Scoops

Dolce & Gabbana Boutique to Host Signing

On Saturday, the men’s store on Milan’s Corso Venezia will welcome models David Gandy, Adam Senn and Enrique Palacios.

clock June 22, 2012Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Colombian Fashion Fete Planned for New York

Colombia’s First Lady, María Clemencia Rodríguez, will host a cocktail party at the Waldorf-Astoria on Wednesday night.

clock June 22, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Araks Yeramyan Fetes Latest Look Book

The lingerie designer hosted a celebratory dinner at New York’s Alphabet City restaurant Edi and the Wolf.

clock June 22, 2012Alessandra Codinha

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