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Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Fashion Features

Tiffany’s Moves Uptown in 1940

The jewelry firm opened its famous 57th Street flagship — where Holly Golightly would have breakfast 20 years later — with relatively little fanfare.

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A sketch of one of Paul Poiret's costumes for Theatre Michel’s Revue by Rip.

Fashion Features

Poiret’s Time Machine

While Paul Poiret is known for popularizing trends like the hobble skirt and the kimono coat, he also contributed to a little-known play in 1917.

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Charles Lindbergh in 1925

Fashion Features

Lindbergh Flight a Marketing Windfall

In 1927, the fashion world took a bite of the Charles Lindbergh flight pie.

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Christian Dior Courture Spring 2000

Fashion Features

Art Imitates Life: Dior’s ‘Homeless’ Couture

In 2000, the spring couture collection John Galliano showed played with the idea of rich people trying to look poor and poor people trying to look rich.

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WWD, January 7, 1980, pg.1.

Fashion Features

Computer Revolution in 1980

The flashy iPad is getting lots of attention in the fashion sphere. In 1980, things were a little different.

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Talbots’ wool suit with Demoiselle’s silk blouse. Hue tights; Pour La Victoire shoes.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2010 Women’s Suit Trend: You Better Work

Moderate and better labels are presenting stylish suits in sassy silhouettes.

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Left: Cynthia Rowley tights and a spandex sock from Calvin Klein Hosiery. Toni Maticevski dress and Stuart Weitzman shoes. Right: Fogal tights and fishnets from DKNY Hosiery. Diesel Black Gold dress, body piece by Tyler Resty and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

Intimates

Twisted Sisters: Fall 2010 Legwear Trend

Legwear makers are presenting something for everyone this fall.

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RMS Titanic, 1912.

Fashion Features

The Titanic Disaster

On April 16, WWD brought the news of the catastrophe to a stunned fashion industry.

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Oscar de la Renta, 1968.

Fashion Features

Oscar de la Renta’s Debut

As Moises de la Renta launches a capsule collection for Mango, we took at look at his father Oscar’s beginnings in the rag trade.

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Liza backstage at the Alvin Theater. WWD, May 25, 1965

Fashion Features

Liza the Menace: Minnelli at 19

Though still a teenager, Liza Minnelli handled her Broadway debut like a veteran.

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Fashion Features

Liza the Menace: Minnelli in 1965

Liza Minnelli, was just shy of her 19th birthday, but she handled her Broadway debut like a vet.

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Dolly Parton and Henry Kissinger

Fashion Features

Dolly Parton at the New York Hospital Benefit

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but this shot of Henry Kissinger keeping, er, abreast of Dolly Parton’s latest fashion statement is priceless.

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Christian Dior RTW Fall 2010

Intimates

Fall 2010 Legwear Trend: Romancing the Tone

For fall, legwear on the runways took a turn toward soft with gauzy textures, floral motifs and light — sometimes springlike — colors.

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WWD, November 20, 1973.

Fashion Features

France Unifies Its Fashion Industry

In 1973, the French fashion industry underwent a seismic shift.

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Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone with the Wind,” 1939.

Fashion Features

Gone with the Wind Wins Academy’s Honors and Fashion’s Hearts

While the director and star of “Gone With the Wind” were accepting their Oscars, WWD reporters were writing about the film’s impact on the fashion industry.

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