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Moment 63: Community in Crisis

By the time "AIDS" entered the lexicon, the fashion world was already fighting against the disease. Here…

Moment 55: Who’s That Girl?

Madonna’s look has transformed faster than fans can keep up—not that they really stood a chance once she…

Moment 29: Party of the Century

Truman Capote hosted his famous Black and White Ball in November 1966, and the gala remains famous still for…

Moment 20: Bikinis Beckon

The two-piece swimsuit became more mainstream as designers Louis Réard, Jacques Heim and Rudi Gernreich…

Moment 4: On the Titanic

In covering the tragedy, WWD focused on its impact on the fashion industry, including the fate of Isidor…

King Tut Lives

When English archaeologist Howard Carter uncovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, it was major news even…

Moment 89: Bloggers Take Over

Social media sped up the fashion world and made it more democratic. Now it was possible for anyone to publish…

Moment 91: Best and Worst Dressed

Demi Moore’s 1989 Oscar gown fiasco inspired starlets who came after her to bet on pretty-but-safe numbers…

Moment 62: Common Scents

Though not the first celebrity with a perfume, Elizabeth Taylor wrote the rule book for the celebrity…

Moment 54: The Antwerp Six

Dubbed by WWD in 1986 as the “twerps,” a radical wave of designers including Ann Demeulemeester and Dries Van…

Moment 28: Space Age

Five years before astronauts reached the moon, designers were getting into the Space Age groove by creating…

Moment 19: Fountain of Youth

Estée Lauder transformed American fragrance in 1953 when, in a provocative advertisement, she introduced her…