The Bettencourt Affair: From Family Feud To National Scandal

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The French are calling it “Sarkogate” — and L’Oréal’s Liliane Bettencourt is the catalyst.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Patrice Wagner Named Chairman of Le Bon Marché

Executive to succeed retiring chairman Philippe de Beauvoir at Paris department store.

clock October 7, 2010Melissa Drier and Joelle Diderich

Valerie Plame Wilson in Giorgio Armani.


Valerie Plame’s Red Carpet Stroll

Naomi Watts, Michelle Monaghan and Valerie Plame were dressed to kill at the Cinema Society and Giorgio Armani-sponsored opening of “Fair Game.”

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Zegna Signs Watch License

Sowind Group will design and produce a collection of signature watches for Zegna.

clock October 8, 2010Luisa Zargani

Diane von Furstenberg


DVF Returns to the World of Beauty

Diane von Furstenberg inks deal with ID Beauty to launch a beauty line, starting with a women’s fragrance this fall.

clock October 8, 2010Jennifer Weil


September Comp Crux

The best and worst of the month.

clock October 8, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

August 12, 1965: Camp It Up

A new fashion term joined the patois of the Paris Couture.

clock October 8, 2010Venessa Lau

Zumiez was a standout performer in September.

Business Features

Better Goods Move Into Holiday Sales Spotlight

Comparable-store sales rose 2.6 percent in September, says ICSC’s chief economist Michael Niemira.

clock October 8, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

The Daily Beast website.


Beauty and the Beast?… W’s Nathalie Kirsheh Heads to Details…

Ever since news broke that The Daily Beast owner Barry Diller was talking to Newsweek owner Sidney Harman, there have been rivers of speculation.

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Liliane Bettencourt

Human Resources

L’Affaire Bettencourt: Family Feud Roils France

Bettencourt controversy may force France’s labor minister to step down for allegedly taking illegal funds to help finance Sarkozy’s presidential campaign.

clock October 8, 2010Jennifer Weil

Acai Professional Smoothing Solution


Brazilian Blowout Treatment Tangled in Controversy

Oregon Health & Science University study says formula contains formaldehyde.

clock October 8, 2010Molly Prior and Andrea Nagel and Kristi Ellis

Fashion Scoops

The New Blaak… Thom Browne’s Patch in London… Manolo Madness…

Cerruti has named designer duo Sachiko Okada and Aaron Sharif of label Blaak as creative consultants for men’s wear.

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Sephora’s iPhone app.

Marketing and Promotion

Sephora to Launch Techy iPhone App

Sephora to Go iPhone app allows users to scan a product in-store and immediately be presented with videos, information and reviews.

clock October 8, 2010Julie Naughton


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Elie Saab Drops Out of Paris Couture Week

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Social Studies

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