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Fashion

Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

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

clock 4hMiles Socha

Business

Prada Profits Slump 25% in H1

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

clock 4hGordon Sirlisi

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 14hRachel Strugatz

Neiman’s, Target Team in Daring Designer Deal

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Overview

The luxury chain and trendy discounter are getting together for a limited-edition holiday collection created by 24 CFDA designers.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Jean Paul Gaultier Parades La Perla Collection

Isabelle Adjani and Marina Hands attended a presentation in Paris.

clock July 9, 2012Laure Guilbault

Financial

Warnaco Examining European Business

Company plans to restructure its operations in Europe given macroeconomic conditions.

clock July 9, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Features

New Designer Spotlight: Marissa Webb

For spring, she’s launching the Marissa Webb Collection, with a presentation during New York Fashion Week.

clock July 9, 2012Jessica Iredale

Designer and Luxury

Sophie Theallet Regional Winner for International Woolmark Prize in U.S.

The designer receives $100,000 and will compete for an additional $100,000 in the international competition in February.

clock July 9, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Textiles

New York Fairs Come at Crucial Time

The textile industry and manufacturing executives will embark on a critical journey at a series of major fabric and sourcing trade shows in the city.

clock July 9, 2012Arthur Friedman and Arnold J. Karr

Mergers and Acquisitions

PPR in Talks to Buy Chinese Brand

Move would boost the company’s presence in the world’s second-largest economy.

clock July 9, 2012Joelle Diderich

Designer and Luxury

Gucci Creates Year-Round Travel Capsule Collection

Designed by creative director Frida Giannini, it includes both ready-to-wear and accessories, all featuring the new Gucci Viaggio label.

clock July 9, 2012Alessandra Turra

Department Stores

A Decade of Lost Share for Department Stores

Fitch Ratings report shows sector slipping, forecasts flat sales this year.

clock July 9, 2012Evan Clark

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Brentwood Associates Acquires Sundance Catalog

The private equity investment firm has purchased a majority stake in Sundance Holdings Group in a deal said to be worth $100 million to $150 million.

clock July 9, 2012Sharon Edelson

Government and Trade

Global Sourcing Spinning Faster

Pending changes in U.S. trade policies, rising manufacturing costs and labor unrest are impacting sourcing executives’ production strategies.

clock July 9, 2012Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman

Lifestyle

The Scene: Out and About in Manhattan

Summering in the city doesn’t have to mean spending hours in air-conditioned captivity.

clock July 9, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Coldwater Creek Secures $65M Golden Gate Loan

The private equity firm could take a big stake in the struggling fashion company.

clock July 9, 2012Evan Clark

People

A Perfect Production for Nora Ephron

The memorial for the acclaimed writer featured an all-star cast of speakers, an assortment of juicy and witty anecdotes, and even a brisket recipe.

clock July 10, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Design

Q&A: Yayoi Kusama, Pop Artist

The subject of a retrospective at the Whitney Museum opening this week talks about her beyond-prolific career and new collaboration with Louis Vuitton.

clock July 10, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Trends

Furs 2013: The Trends

Right now, furs are in flux as designers take a breather from winter-warm classics and have some fun with bright colors and shorter lengths.

clock July 10, 2012Bobbi Queen

Department Stores

Neiman Marcus, Target Team in Daring Designer Deal

The luxury chain and trendy discounter are getting together for a limited-edition holiday collection created by 24 CFDA designers.

clock July 10, 2012David Moin

Memo Pad

Emily Mortimer Featured in L.K. Bennett Ads

The fall campaign also gives a first glimpse of the brand’s new capsule collection Black Ribbon.

clock July 10, 2012Samantha Conti

Memo Pad

Brides’ Anne Fulenwider on the Nuances of the Bridal Market

In May, the title’s new editor in chief talked up her redesign as a major overhaul, so it was surprising to see the next two covers looking like a confection.

clock July 10, 2012Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Who Is on Next Winners Named at Rome Ceremony

Women’s clothing brand Marcobologna, founded by Marco Giugliano and Nicolò Bologna, emerged in the ready-to-wear category.

clock July 10, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

De Beers Unveils Latest High Jewelry Collection

The eight jewels in the Imaginary Nature collection are inspired by the rhythms and constant change in the natural world.

clock July 10, 2012Samantha Conti

Fashion Scoops

White House to Host National Design Award Winners

First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome Thom Browne, Scott Wilson, Evan Roth and other winners on Friday.

clock July 10, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

New DVD Reveals the Making of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’

Lead costume designer Bob Mackie shares some of what went on behind the scenes during some of the show’s signature moments.

clock July 10, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Alison Gertz Foundation Fetes 20th Anniversary

The Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education celebrated at the annual Love Heals at Luna Farm benefit on Saturday.

clock July 10, 2012David Lipke

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