Irving Penn Dies at 92

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Irving Penn, the master photographer whose fashion images in Vogue magazine for more than six decades bridged the gap between commercial photography and fine art, died Wednesday morning.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Nancy Pelosi and Caroline Kennedy


The National Arts Awards’ Prized Work

Amy Phelan joined the event’s chair Maria Bell, Larry Gagosian, Chuck Close, Paul Auster and Eli Broad for the gala dinner.

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Versace Takes a Break From Japanese Retailing

The Italian house shutters its stores and rethinks its strategy for the market.

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Mark Badgley and James Mischka


A Low-Key Affair at New York After Dark

The Museum of the City of New York drew its loyal supporters to the Plaza Hotel for its annual New York After Dark party.

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A VIP Party for Fendi in Paris

Paris Fashion Week is a marathon rather than a sprint and if anyone knows how to win the race, it’s Karl Lagerfeld.

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Rinko Kikuchi

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Louis Vuitton

Freida Pinto, Leighton Meester and Gong Li were part of a handful of glamorous gals who were on the front row at Vuitton.

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AmericasMart’s atrium.

Ready To Wear

AmericasMart to Offer More Options

AmericasMart officials are concentrating on punched-up runway shows and offering buyers perks like massages.

clock October 8, 2009Elizabeth Thurman

Looks from AllSaints’ fall collection.


British Label AllSaints Readies for U.S. Push

AllSaints, the London-based contemporary label, will open its first stand-alone units in L.A. and Miami.

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Daal’s printed silk dress with belt.

Ready To Wear

Daal Launches For Spring

Anna Kintz designs contemporary brand called Daal at moderate prices.

clock October 8, 2009Julee Kaplan

Mindy Grossman


Mindy Grossman Builds Fashion-Forward Roster

Home Shopping Network brings in Badgley Mischka, Naeem Khan and Lucky magazine.

clock October 8, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

Human Resources

Shiseido’s Manheimer Assumes More Duties

Heidi Manheimer, chief executive officer of Shiseido Cosmetics America has added a passel of brands to her responsibilities.

clock October 8, 2009Julie Naughton

Color Cosmetics

OPI Computes Deal With Dell

The trendy, quirky nail lacquer brand OPI Products Inc. and Dell Inc. hope to turn the laptop computer into the newest fashion accessory.

clock October 8, 2009Pete Born

Mimi Rogers Weddell

Fashion Features

Obit: Mimi Rogers Weddell

Mimi Rogers Weddell, who began her full-time modeling and acting career at the age of 65, died after a short illness.

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Firmenich Sales Slip 4.3 Percent

Firmenich reported sales for the year ended June 30 dipped 4.3 percent to 2.64 billion Swiss francs, or $2.36 billion at average exchange for the period.

clock October 8, 2009Brid Costello

Pixie Lott


Pixie Lott’s Big Moment

Pixie Lott, the goldie-locked British teen pop sensation, left her audience on Tuesday spellbound at Fendi’s fashion week party.

clock October 7, 2009Eleanor Fullalove

Inside Zilli.

Designer and Luxury

French Men’s Wear Brand Zilli Opens N.Y. Flagship

Zilli, the luxury French men’s wear brand that has focused on Europe and the Middle East, opened its first U.S. flagship Monday on prime Manhattan real estate.

clock October 8, 2009Jean E. Palmieri

A watch from the Ananta collection.


Seiko Pursues Luxury Market With Ananta

Best known for affordable quartz watches, Seiko’s new luxury line will debut in the U.S. next month.

clock October 8, 2009Brenner Thomas


Daily Stock Wrap: October 7, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

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Fashion Scoops

Prince at the Palais… Guess and Pete Wentz Help Out…

Fashion shows weren’t the sole reason that Prince came to Paris Fashion Week. The singer just announced two impromptu concerts the Grand Palais this Sunday.

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PPR SA to Float Africa Unit

French retail-to-luxury group PPR SA plans to spin off its African distribution unit on the Euronext stock exchange in Paris by the end of this year.

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WWD CEO Summit to Hold Retail Town Hall

Martha Stewart and Marc Jacobs to speak at WWD Apparel/Retail CEO Summit.

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Carrefour Denies Talk of Sale

Carrefour SA, the world’s second largest retailer, has denied it plans to sell its operations in the fast-growing Chinese and Latin American markets.

clock October 8, 2009Elena Berton

Loewe RTW Spring 2010

Designer and Luxury

Loewe Refocuses on Heritage

Loewe, the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned Spanish leather goods and accessories house, is out to become the ultimate go-to brand for leather.

clock October 8, 2009Katya Foreman

Sir Peter Blake’s Lucky bag.


Memo Pad: Lucky Brand Taps Sir Peter Blake… Different Camp…

Lucky Brand has tapped 77-year-old British pop artist Sir Peter Blake to design imagery for its holiday shopping bags, gift boxes and in-store imagery.

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Leong Leong Architects’ rendering of the interior of Phillip Lim’s new Seoul store.

Designer and Luxury

Phillip Lim Staking His Ground in Seoul

Phillip Lim has set his sights on Seoul, and his new store there is designed to make shoppers take a closer look.

clock October 8, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Nelly Furtado

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Elie Saab

Nelly Furtado set off flashbulbs at the Elie Saab show Wednesday.

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