Palin’s Fashion-Gate: A Big Boost for Style, But Not for the GOP

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With the beleaguered state of retailing in the downward spiraling economy, stores like Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue no doubt welcomed the Republican National Committee's shopping spree on behalf of Palin.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Donatella Versace with Patrick Dempsey, both in Versace.


Versace at the Museum

Leave it to Donatella Versace to inject some signature va-va-voom into Monday night?s Whitney gala.

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Gena Rowlands


Under the Influence of Gucci

Guests attending Tuesday night’s Gucci-sponsored screening of John Cassavetes’ 1974 movie “A Woman Under the Influence” weren’t expecting a feel-good film.

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Tory Burch in Nina Ricci.


ABT’s Fall Gala

Not surprisingly, the crisis on Wall Street—and its impact on the ballet —was on everyone’s minds at the Nina Ricci-sponsored affair.

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Daphne Guinness and Karl Lagerfeld


Chanel Mobile Art Feted

Resembling a UFO from Planet Chanel, the Zaha Hadid-designed temporary structure was erected in Central Park?s Rumsey Playfield.

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Badgley Mischka

Fashion Trends

Bridal Paths

When it comes to bridal, romance is always in style.

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We the Free displays T-shirts like an art gallery; some looks from the line.


Urban Outfitters Launches New Concept Stores in Brooklyn and Chicago

Urban Outfitters unveils We the Free concept stores, which are a more casual, knit-driven spin-off to its Free People division.

clock October 23, 2008Beth Wilson

Skiwear is showcased at Bogner’s SoHo store.

Designer and Luxury

Bogners Fete New SoHo Flagship

Sonia and Willy Bogner are captivated by the American spirit and are at home in Manhattan, so opening a Bogner store in SoHo made sense.

clock October 23, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

An Anne Barge gown on the runway.

Designer and Luxury

Designers Think Positively About Wedding Business

Bridal firms express optimism despite shaky economy.

clock October 23, 2008Rosemary Feitelberg

Donatella Versace

Fashion Features

Donatella’s Jam-Packed Trip to New York

Since landing in New York late on Saturday, Donatella Versace’s schedule has been so jam-packed that she hasn’t had much time to sense any economic jitters.

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Daily Stock Wrap

The day’s best and worst performers.

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La Redoute to Cut 600 Jobs

PPR unit to focus on Web.

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Judge OKs Payment in Hilfiger Suit

Court approves $16 million settlement for stockholders in class-action lawsuit against Tommy Hilfiger Corp.

clock October 22, 2008Matthew Lynch


Earnings Fears Sink Stocks

Retail stocks decline sharply on worrisome Q3 expectations.

clock October 23, 2008Arnold J. Karr

Harper’s Bazaar


Memo Pad: Hearst Mag Worries… Maxim for Women?… Politics and Media…

Hearst Magazines is trying to trim its costs as the publishing industry retrenches in a shrinking economy.

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La Prairie’s Cellular Cream Platinum Rare.


La Prairie Fetes Cellular Cream Launch

La Prairie marked the launch of its latest skin care product, Cellular Cream Platinum Rare, with a luncheon in Bel Air, Calif.

clock October 22, 2008Rachel Brown

Wal-Mart executives dominated WWD's annual compensation survey.


Wal-Mart’s Ethical Sourcing Push in China

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.?s new plan to step up environmental and social compliance standards in China hit a fashion industry nerve.

clock October 23, 2008Evan Clark and Sharon Edelson and Kathleen E. McLaughlin


Shiseido Ups Earnings Forecast

Shiseido said Wednesday the firm expects to post first-half profits of 20 billion yen compared with an earlier estimate of 16 billion yen.

clock October 23, 2008Koji Hirano

Leslie Wexner


Wexner Upbeat Despite Economy

Retailer predicts smooth sailing for Limited Brands.

clock October 23, 2008David Moin and Molly Prior

Raf Simons opened a unit in Osaka earlier this month.

Designer and Luxury

Raf Simons Opens in Tokyo

Eponymous designer Raf Simons unveils stores for own brand.

clock October 23, 2008Miles Socha

Minnie Driver and Rosario Dawson.

Fashion Scoops

Celeb Shots at LACMA… Milano Bound?… Auctioning Mia Farrow’s Clothing…

Graydon Carter, Michael Roberts and Christopher Bailey hosted a preview of the Vanity Fair portrait exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Tuesday.

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Hugo Boss chose the Meatpacking District to test its newest retail concept.

Designer and Luxury

Hugo Boss Brings Labels Together in New York Store

Hugo Boss opens new store in Meatpacking district.

clock October 22, 2008Sharon Edelson

Sarah Palin in Anchorage, May 28, 2008

Fashion Features

Palin’s Fashion-Gate

(UPDATED) Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

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Business Features

Gucci Caught Up in Spy Scandal

A Gucci Group spokesman confirmed that the Prosecutor?s Office in Florence this week ordered a search of the company?s offices there and in Milan and Rome.

clock October 23, 2008Luisa Zargani

A look by SoCa.

Designer and Luxury

St. John Opens First Store Showcasing Contemporary Line

SoCa, St. John?s new, better contemporary line targeting a younger customer, debuts in South Coast Plaza.

clock October 23, 2008Marcy Medina

Looks from 77kids.

Fashion Features

American Eagle Flies Into Children’s Wear

Retailer American Eagle launches 77kids Web site.

clock October 23, 2008David Moin


Today's Must Read

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


Saint Laurent Acquires Major Private Collection of Vintage YSL Clothes

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Social Studies