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A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

clock August 30, 2016Vicki M. Young

Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

clock 21hMaghan McDowell

Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

clock 21hWWD Staff

Galerie Chanel

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Overview

Making mischief with the nose-in-the-air notion of fashion as art, Karl Lagerfeld delivered a powerful Chanel collection surrounded by paintings and sculptures of his own invention.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Specialty Stores

Saint Laurent Severs Ties With Colette

Sarah Andelman, daughter of store founder Colette Rousseau, is crying foul, saying multibrand retailers should be free to select their assortments.

clock October 2, 2013Miles Socha

Front Row at Chanel

Katy Perry, Rita Ora and Kate Upton attended the show, staged on a massive art gallery set.

clock October 1, 2013Joelle Diderich and Alex Wynne

Fashion Show Reviews

Chanel RTW Spring 2014

Karl Lagerfeld delivered a tour de force — he challenged his audience’s intellect, imagination and emotional core, and made it one big fashion party.

clock October 1, 2013WWD Staff

Parties

Roger Vivier Hosts Opening Cocktail for Palais de Tokyo Retrospective

Guests included Olivia Bee, Pom Klementieff and Clovis Cornillac.

clock October 1, 2013Alex Wynne

Parties

Giambattista Valli Fetes Book Launch

Alber Elbaz, Bianca Brandolini d’Adda and Angie Harmon attended the signing session in Paris.

clock October 1, 2013Joelle Diderich

Fashion Show Reviews

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac RTW Spring 2014

He reined in his proclivity for whimsy while still punctuating the clothes with the amusing touches for which he’s known.

clock October 1, 2013WWD Staff

Memo Pad

French Elle Will Not Be Sold

The chief of Lagardère Active — the magazine’s parent company — described the publication as “the jewel in the crown.”

clock October 1, 2013Alex Wynne

Fashion Show Reviews

Iris van Herpen RTW Spring 2014

The designer’s first ready-to-wear presentation showed an ominous, yet compelling, vision of a technocentric future.

clock October 1, 2013WWD Staff

Executive Changes

Bobbi Brown Names Vimla Gupta to Marketing Post

As senior vice president of global marketing, she will report to Maureen Case, president of Bobbi Brown and Jo Malone London.

clock October 1, 2013Julie Naughton

Fashion Show Reviews

Valentino RTW Spring 2014

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli drew inspiration from the opera — more specifically, the Rome Opera — after visiting its ateliers last summer.

clock October 1, 2013WWD Staff

Front Row at Valentino

Ciara, Olivia Palermo and Steve Harvey attended the show.

clock October 1, 2013Joelle Diderich

Jewelry

Delfina Delettrez Jewelry Spring 2014

The gems were meant to “float” on the wearer.

clock October 1, 2013WWD Staff

Mass and Off-Price

Uniqlo Expands Footprint in U.S.

The San Francisco and New York areas are hubs of retail activity for the Japanese retailer, where it will end up with a total of 17 stores this fall.

clock October 1, 2013Rachel Brown

Jewelry

Louis Vuitton Jewelry Spring 2014

“I want women to wear the jewelry in an unexpected way…as with a simple T-shirt to the grocery store,” Lorenz Baumer said.

clock October 1, 2013WWD Staff

Retail Features

Nairobi Retail Gets Back to Business

Retailers believe luxury retailing will continue to grow despite the mall attack last week by Somali terrorists that left 130 people dead or missing.

clock October 1, 2013Andre Vltchek

Fashion Scoops

Yiqing Yin Said Headed to Leonard

The French fashion label has separated from creative director Raffaele Borriello.

clock October 1, 2013Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Parties

Washington National Symphony Orchestra Seasonal Ball Bows

Music lovers and socialites alike rallied to give their gowns an airing with just hours to go before the federal government shutdown.

clock October 1, 2013Susan Watters

Fashion Show Reviews

Paul & Joe RTW Spring 2014

The collection was full of casual silhouettes that were seemingly effortless and chic.

clock October 2, 2013WWD Staff

Real Estate

Iguatemi Ribeirão Preto Mall Opens in São Paulo

The mall is part of Iguatemi’s expansion in the state and features 200 stores and restaurants, natural light and indoor gardens.

clock October 1, 2013Sharon Edelson

Fashion Show Reviews

Alexander McQueen RTW Spring 2014

Visually the clothes imparted a clear message of “a powerful woman,” as Sarah Burton said backstage, one who seemed divined from a warrior, even.

clock October 1, 2013WWD Staff

Government and Trade

Industry Weighs Fallout From Government Shutdown

Key agencies cut off information and reduce staff.

clock October 1, 2013Kristi Ellis and Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young and Arthur Friedman

Memo Pad

Domino Magazine Revival Set

An e-commerce Web site, a print quarterly and a story in The New York Times will mark the resuscitation of the magazine.

clock October 1, 2013Erik Maza

Advertising

Calvin Klein Teams With Christy Turlington Burns on PSA

The multiplatform public service announcement will broaden awareness of the model-activist’s nonprofit organization Every Mother Counts.

clock October 2, 2013Karyn Monget

Denim

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Taking Buffalo Brand Viral

Iconix Brand Group Inc. has engaged with the hip-hop duo as the first of its participants in its “Blank Check Series.”

clock October 2, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

Whitney Museum of American Art to Honor Ed Ruscha

Museum will host its annual two-act night on Oct. 23 with its Whitney Gala and, for the later crowd, Studio Party at Skylight at Moynihan Station in New York.

clock October 2, 2013WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Oscar de la Renta Creates Amenities for The Peninsula Hotel

The designer said he was inspired to enter the amenities business because of his own habit of taking products home with him after a hotel stay.

clock October 2, 2013Belisa Silva

Fashion Scoops

Fashion GPS Raises $4M in Funding

Eddie Mullon, founder and ceo of the arbiter of digital fashion week invites, declined to reveal participants in the round, save for IronFire Capital in Asia.

clock October 2, 2013Rachel Strugatz

Fashion Scoops

Giorgio Armani Signs On for ‘The Counselor’

The cast of the new thriller will not want for style, thanks to a new partnership between the designer and 21st Century Fox.

clock October 2, 2013Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Pratt Legend Awards Honorees Named

Architect David Easton, Architectural Digest’s Margaret Russell, artist James Turrell and author Pete Hamill will pick up the top prizes.

clock October 2, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Loehmann’s Steven Newman Goes Incognito for ‘Undercover Boss’

The episode of the CBS show featuring the retailer’s ceo is set to air Friday.

clock October 2, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Denim

Joe’s Hudson Jeans Buy Said Completed

The $97.6 million deal was said to close hours after the Sept. 1 deadline.

clock October 1, 2013Arnold J. Karr

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