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The Tents at Bryant Park.

Fashion Features

Moving Company: New York Fashion Week Tries A New Home

In 1997, the organizers of 7th on Sixth were forced out of Bryant Park.

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View of the Première Vision Fair.

Fashion Features

Première Vision Grows Up

PV is one the most respected textiles industry trade shows in the world. But back in 1980, the small, exclusively French show was still young.

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The Beatles arrive at JFK, February 7, 1964.

Fashion Features

The Redcoats are Coming…Again: The Beatles Arrive in America

The British Invasion also caused an explosion in sales of Beatles-style wigs in the marketplace.

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Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor on set during the filming of "Cleopatra," circa 1963.

Fashion Features

Walk Like an Egyptian: Fashion and Mankiewicz’s “Cleopatra”

The Elizabeth Taylor vehicle was more expensive than James Cameron’s “Titanic” in today’s dollars.

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Paul Taylor in 1984

Fashion Features

Taylor Made: Choreographer Paul Taylor in 1976

“There are a lot of people doing things, but I’m not sure how many of them are choreographers,” Taylor said of the increase in novice dance makers.

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Marilyn Kern Textile Design at Direction by Indigo.


Spring 2011 Textiles: Drawing Connections

Designers cracked open their art history books, referencing abstract expressionism, the psychedelic Sixties and Modernism in their latest splashy prints.

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Sarah Caldwell conducts the Metropolitan Opera orchestra at a dress rehearsal for La Traviata in 1976.

Fashion Features

Back in Time: Sarah Caldwell at the Met

In January 1976, Sarah Caldwell was the first woman to conduct the Metropolitan Opera. When she gave the first downbeat of Verdi’s “La Traviata,” WWD was there.

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Left to right: Sophie Hallette’s nylon; Miroglio Stampati’s cotton; cotton from Somelos Tecidos; cotton, rayon and nylon from Riechers Marescot, and KBC’s cotton.


Textiles Trend Spring 2010: Glad Tidings

New York textiles week promises light colors, playful textures and a general sense of optimism from mills and designers.

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Cristóbal Balenciaga, January 1, 1927.


The Elusive Balenciaga

From refusing to assist in customer fittings to hiding his collections from the press, “the master” was often called mysterious.

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Givenchy’s nylon and spandex tights with a dress from Trias, Calvin Klein’s bra and Stuart Weitzman’s shoes.


Fall 2010 Legwear Trend: Upper Crust

This fall, cool design features — such as rhinestones, studs and intricate patterns — are popping up on tights and socks with a healthy dose of uptown chic.

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Times Square New Years celebration, January, 1, 2000.

Fashion Features

Looking Back on Y2K

In 1999, WWD asked retailers, vendors and manufacturers how they were preparing for the phenomenon.

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Nylon and Lycra jersey sports bra from Splits59, TYR’s polyester bikini bottom, Capezio’s nylon and Lycra fishnet tight and Gestuz’s nylon and spandex leotard with Carrera sunglasses, Ciré gloves and Rock & Republic shoes.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2010 Activewear Trend: Bad Romance

A lot of people have a love-hate relationship with the gym.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland performing in ABT's The Nutcracker in December 1976.

Fashion Features

Baryshnikov’s “Nutcracker”

“Balanchine’s is better,” began WWD’s review of the American Ballet Theater’s “Nutcracker” in 1976.

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Kill City

Fashion Trends

2010 Sportswear Trend: Country Time

Designers are trading in city slick styles for down-home prints, worn-in denim and great straw accessories.

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Mary Pickford in the 1920 film 'Pollyanna'.

Fashion Features

Hollywood Style, Circa 1919

In 1919, WWD’s reporters caught up with Clare West, head of the costume staff of the Laskey Famous Players Co.

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