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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 1958 file photo, Ruth Dayan stands with her husband, General Moshe Dayan, chief of staff of the Israeli Army, at London Airport.  Ruth Dayan, the Israeli fashion designer and peace activist has died at the age of 103, Israeli media reported Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP Photo, File)

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Peace Activist, Maskit Fashion Founder Ruth Dayan Dies at 103

The entrepreneur and humanitarian dedicated her life to bridging cultural divides.

clock February 8, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

A private fitting room at Chanel's renovated haute couture salon in Paris.

Designer and Luxury

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Chanel’s Renovated Haute Couture Salon on Rue Cambon

Interior designer Jacques Grange has redesigned the Art Deco-era space and spruced up its famous mirrored staircase.

clock February 2, 2021Joelle Diderich

Charles de Vilmorin

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Charles de Vilmorin to Make Paris Couture Week Debut

The 24-year-old designer will show his first haute couture collection less than a year after launching his fashion brand during the coronavirus crisis.

clock January 25, 2021Joelle Diderich

Ruth McCarthy in her Vogue days with publisher Richard Shortway.

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Pioneering Fashion Licensing Executive Ruth McCarthy Manton Dies at 95

The Brooklynite started her career in journalism before switching over to fashion publishing and then licensing.

clock December 30, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Pierre CardinPortrait Pierre Cardin, 1966

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Pierre Cardin: A Billion-dollar Man in His Own Words

The designer never lost his independent spirit nor did he mince words in his 70-year career.

clock December 29, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Visitors to “About Time” will hear the tick-tock of the Es Devlin-designed pendulum.

Fashion Scoops

The Met Unveils ‘About Time: Fashion and Duration’ With Virtual Walk-through

The annual media preview for the Costume Institute’s exhibition usually attracts hundreds to the Upper East Side museum.

clock October 26, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Kenzo, 2017.

Fashion Scoops

7 Facts to Know About Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada

The revolutionary fashion designer died on Oct. 4 due to coronavirus-related complications.

clock October 5, 2020Layla Ilchi

The cover of the Phaidon book marking Paul Smith's 50th anniversary.

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Paul Smith in 50 Objects

A new book, published by Phaidon, takes a look at Paul Smith through through his memories and treasured special possessions.

clock October 1, 2020Samantha Conti

A circa 1970 photograph of Jeanne Moreau by Slim Aarons

Fashion Scoops

Jeanne Moreau’s Photographs and Wardrobe Up For Sale

Items up for sale include designs by Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent and unpublished photos by Bettina Rheims and Peter Lindbergh.

clock September 30, 2020Alex Wynne

Workers begin to board up a display window at the Louis Vuitton store Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, after overnight vandals hit many high-end stores in Chicago. Chicago's police commissioner says more than 100 people were arrested following a night of looting and unrest that left several officers injured and caused damage in the city's upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

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Chicago Luxury Stores ‘Hardest Hit’ by Looting, Added Security in the Works

Before Monday’s violence, Chicago officials were already planning to create an auxiliary police force to be used for incidents of civil unrest.

clock August 10, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Talitha Getty by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris, February 1970.

Fashion Features

EXCLUSIVE: Saint Laurent Buys Major Private Collection of Vintage Clothes

Saint Laurent has acquired Olivier Châtenet’s complete collection of vintage YSL clothes, consisting of 4,000 pieces dating from 1966 to 1985.

clock August 6, 2020Joelle Diderich

Models dressed in gowns take the stage during the fashion show to benefit the restoration of the Chateau of Versailles, five American designers matching talents with five French couturiers at the Versailles Palace on November 28, 1973 in Versailles, France...Article title: 'One night and pouf! It's gone!Battle of Versailles, Versailles

Fashion Features

The Battle of Versailles Fashion Show, 1973

That landmark show, anointed as the Battle by WWD’s legendary editor John B. Fairchild, pitted five French designers against five from the USA and became one for the history books.

clock July 7, 2020Miles Socha

Pat Cleveland eating a sandwich backstage during the fashion show to benefit the restoration of the Chateau of Versailles, five American designers matching talents with five French couturiers at the Versailles Palace on November 28, 1973 in Versailles, France...Article title: 'One night and pouf! It's gone!Battle of Versailles, Versailles

Fashion Features

A Look Back at The Battle of Versailles Fashion Show in 1973

That landmark fashion show, pitted five French designers against five from the U.S.A. and became one for the history books.

clock July 1, 2020WWD Staff

Yves Saint Laurent and Betty Catroux in Marrakech

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Rallies for French Coronavirus Auction

The sale organized by Laurence Benaïm will include a chair designed by Hedi Slimane, and sketches by Giorgio Armani and Alber Elbaz.

clock April 20, 2020Joelle Diderich

Business Features

Obituary: Textile Industrialist Maurice Bidermann, 87, Dies

With licenses including Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, Bidermann’s U.S. arm was a training ground for many of the industry’s key executives.

clock March 31, 2020WWD Staff

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