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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 15hMiles 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 22hMiles Socha


Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 12hAlexandra Steigrad

Karl and the Machine

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Florence Welch, front woman of English band Florence and the Machine, was the surprise performer Saturday night at Rue Cambon when Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel hosted a dinner for Blake Lively.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Front Row at Yohji Yamamoto

German filmmaker Wim Wenders, who took in Yohji Yamamoto’s show was in town for the Paris premiere of his latest film, “Pina.”

clock March 4, 2011WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Clarence House Squelches Speculation on Middleton Dress

Alexander McQueen denies report saying it is making royal wedding gown.

clock March 6, 2011WWD Staff

Front Row at Jean Paul Gaultier

The stars were out in full force at Jean Paul Gaultier with Kanye West and Amanda Lear rounding out the front row.

clock March 6, 2011WWD Staff


Lagerfeld Fetes Hogan Collection

Natalia Vodianova and Lady Amanda Harlech joined the designer for cocktails.

clock March 6, 2011WWD Staff

A Lively and Sparkling Dinner at Chanel

Blake Lively jetted into town to take up her role as Chanel’s latest handbag ambassador.

clock March 6, 2011WWD Staff

Front Row at Sonia Rykiel

The VIP guest list at Sonia Rykiel was so long, even director Nicole Garcia had trouble squeezing into the front row.

clock March 6, 2011WWD Staff

Specialty Stores

Inditex Buys Manhattan Space

The parent of fast-fashion retailer Zara has acquired a 38,800-square-foot retail property at 666 Fifth Avenue for $324 million.

clock March 7, 2011Sharon Edelson

Designer and Luxury

Anna Sui Does Line for Web Site

The designer has created a collection of 15 dresses set to bow on on Thursday.

clock March 7, 2011Sharon Edelson

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: Ralph Lauren Fetes New Editor… Speaking of Elle Decor…

Ralph Lauren threw a party for Architectural Digest’s new editor in chief, Margaret Russell.

clock March 7, 2011WWD Staff

Intimates and Activewear

Cavallini Under the Covers

The Italian designer will launch his first book on legwear today.

clock March 7, 2011Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

Mode City’s Getaway

Eurovet has big plans for the trade fair, which for the first time will be staged in July, at the Paris Expo at the Porte de Versailles.

clock March 7, 2011Karyn Monget

Intimates and Activewear

Bethenny Frankel Shapes Up

The TV reality star is passionate about her newest real-life project: shapewear.

clock March 7, 2011Karyn Monget


Catching Up With Blake Lively

It’s hard to imagine a more wholesome person parachuting into a Paris Fashion Week strewn with scandal and sadness.

clock March 7, 2011Miles Socha


Joy Gryson Luxes Up

Designer’s new high-end handbag collection, called Capsule by Joy Gryson, maintains the downtown feel of her other two lines, Gryson and Olivia Harris.

clock March 7, 2011Shoshanna Fischhoff


Nak Is Back

David Nakard Armstrong is returning to the scene with Nak DNA, a limited edition silver and semiprecious collection.

clock March 7, 2011Shoshanna Fischhoff


Carolina Herrera Takes on Eyewear

The brand has signed a licensing agreement with De Rigo Vision SpA for design, production and worldwide distribution.

clock March 7, 2011Roberta Correia


Longchamp Builds on Kate Moss Tie-up

Company unveils a third collaboration with the model along with a new ceo for the U.S.

clock March 7, 2011Katya Foreman


Verdura Delves Into E-Commerce

Fine jeweler is getting a facelift with a revamped Web site.

clock March 7, 2011Lauren Benet Stephenson

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors Opens Paris Flagship

The designer is marking his 30th anniversary with the opening of his first freestanding store in France.

clock March 7, 2011Joelle Diderich

Front Row at Givenchy

Noomi Rapace, best known for her role in the adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium Trilogy,” felt right at home on Givenchy’s pitch-dark show set.

clock March 7, 2011WWD Staff

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