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Fashion

French High Court Rejects Burkini Ban

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

clock 28mMiles Socha

Business

Prada Profits Slump 25% in H1

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

clock 1hGordon Sirlisi

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 11hRachel Strugatz

Demands for Action as Death Toll Mounts

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Overview

Frustration and anger at the cause of last week’s building collapse in Savar, Bangladesh, that plunged 3,000 apparel workers into a trap of cement and steel continued to mount.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Footwear

Sergio Rossi Bows in Las Vegas

The brand is taking a big step forward in the U.S. with the American debut of its new retail concept this month at The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas.

clock April 26, 2013Rachel Brown

Fashion Scoops

Rita Ora Performs at Baselworld

The British singer was the star attraction of the party held by Calvin Klein Watches & Jewelry.

clock April 29, 2013Joelle Diderich

Financial

J.C. Penney Buys Time With Financing

The troubled retailer calmed a lot of jittery nerves with a new $1.75 billion loan from Goldman Sachs, but it still has a ragged path going forward.

clock April 29, 2013Evan Clark

Government and Trade

Calls for Industry Transparency at Fordham Symposium

Speakers said information sharing is needed in CRS programs and green claims.

clock April 29, 2013Arthur Friedman

Designer and Luxury

Nicole Miller Wins 2013 Spirit of Design Award

The designer shimmered on stage Saturday night at Philadelphia’s celebrated Academy of Music for The Verizon Philadelphia University Evening of Innovation.

clock April 29, 2013Marni Prichard Manko

Parties

Bookmarc Hosts Brian Bowen Smith Book Party

The Marc Jacobs bookstore outpost in Los Angeles held a party in honor of the photographer’s latest coffee table book.

clock April 29, 2013Lindzi Scharf

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

Rue La La Promotes Steve Davis

He is succeeding founder Ben Fischman, who has stepped down.

clock April 29, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion

Brigitte Bardot’s Fashion Influence

An undeniable style icon of the Fifties and Sixties, her impact on fashion is seeing renewed interest.

clock April 29, 2013Alex Wynne

Designer and Luxury

Jil Sander Sets Expansion

The openings of two pivotal flagships in China in April mark a shift in the firm’s distribution strategy.

clock April 30, 2013Luisa Zargani

Memo Pad

Lucy Kaylin to Edit O, the Oprah Magazine

She is succeeding Susan Casey as the editor in chief.

clock April 29, 2013Erik Maza

Government and Trade

Demands for Action as Bangladesh Death Toll Mounts

Efforts to find survivors continued through Monday as officials said 386 people have been declared dead and about 900 were still counted as missing.

clock April 29, 2013Mayu Saini and Samantha Conti and Kristi Ellis and John Zarocostas and Arthur Friedman

Financial

Target’s Gregg Steinhafel Sees 4.8% Pay Raise

Stock and option awards boost ceo’s pay.

clock April 29, 2013Evan Clark

Retail Features

Brooklyn Retail Sees Boom

The borough is attracting the attention of national and international fashion retailers eager to tap into the wave.

clock April 30, 2013Sharon Edelson

Denim

Premium Jeansmakers Hit by EU Tariff Hike

Duties on women’s, girls’ jeans set to hit 38 percent, up from 12 percent, for one year beginning on Wednesday.

clock April 30, 2013Arnold J. Karr and John Zarocostas

Textiles

Fiber Price Sheet: April 30, 2013

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

clock April 30, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Miuccia Prada Goes Roaring Chic for ‘The Great Gatsby’

Baz Luhrmann and costume designer Catherine Martin sought her collaboration on the film.

clock April 30, 2013Bridget Foley

Legal

Christopher Finazzo to Forfeit $25.8M

Aéropostale Inc.’s former chief merchandising officer has to forfeit the money as a result of his conviction.

clock April 30, 2013Vicki M. Young

Memo Pad

Alexander Wang Goes Cinematic for First Balenciaga Campaign

The American designer booked photographer Steven Klein and cult model Kristen McMenamy.

clock April 30, 2013Miles Socha

Memo Pad

Graff Campaign to Launch in May

The company last Wednesday snapped up a rare, fancy, deep-blue diamond set in a Bulgari ring for a cool $1.68 million at Bonhams in London.

clock April 30, 2013Samantha Conti

Memo Pad

Ghurka Goes on the Road for Spring Ads

The company has turned to photographer and blogger Sean Sullivan of The Impossible Cool for its spring ad campaign.

clock April 30, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Designer and Luxury

Roy Lichtenstein’s Barneys Moment

The late artist would have no doubt relished the idea of a home collection inspired by his art being sold at Barneys New York.

clock April 30, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Yohji Yamamoto Unplugged at Soho House Berlin

The second installment in the four-part Yohji-thon during Berlin Gallery Weekend provided another intriguing view of the Japanese designer and his work.

clock April 30, 2013Melissa Drier

Fashion Scoops

Zac Posen Brings Fall Collection to San Francisco

The designer presented his fall runway collection at the 32nd San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show Luncheon at the Fairmont Hotel Friday.

clock April 30, 2013Marcy Medina

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