Mother Sues Over ‘Moral Violence’

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Now the mother has sued the daughter — L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt filed a complaint against her daughter for “moral violence.”SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Sir Elton John performing.


Dear John

The singer brings out more socials than usual, as well as a contingent of Hollywood types for Monday night’s benefit.

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Business Features

NPD: Fewer Shoppers Per Channel for Holiday

Survey finds consumers highly selective about where they make purchases.

clock October 20, 2010Arnold J. Karr

Leslie H. Wexner


Wexner Touts International Growth

Leslie Wexner, chairman and ceo of Limited Brands, cited the possibility of opening “several hundred” stores in the Middle East.

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Nicole Richie in Missoni


CFDA/Vogue Fund Goes West

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund West Coast held a runway show and tea at Chateau Marmont Tuesday afternoon.

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Liliane Bettencourt  and Françoise Bettencourt Meyers in 2007.

Beauty Features

Bettencourt Sues Daughter Over ‘Moral Violence’

Lawsuit follows a third attempt by Bettencourt’s daughter, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, to have her mother declared incompetent.

clock October 20, 2010Alex Wynne

Danielle Ganek with Ivana Lowell in Alexander McQueen.


Ivana Lowell Talks Tell-All Memoir

The Guinness heiress left nothing out of her new memoir “Why Not Say What Happened?”

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Michael Bastian’s suit and shirt, both in cotton, and Michael Bastian belt.

Fashion Features

The Discreet Charm of Dominic Cooper

The British actor Dominic Cooper discusses likeability and his new film “Tamara Drewe.”

clock October 21, 2010Vanessa Lawrence

The co-branded jeans will hit stores in March.


Lacoste, Earnest Sewn Partner on Denim and Polos

Companies bring their respective expertise in polos and denim to one another’s stores.

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An Icebreaker Touch_Lab in Auckland, New Zealand.


Icebreaker to Open Soho Flagship

Outdoor apparel brand Icebreaker aims to boost retail presence.

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Fashion Features

September 25, 1979: Patron Stakes

WWD had the pleasure of interviewing art legend, Peggy Guggenheim at her Venice home that year.

clock October 21, 2010Venessa Lau

A Levi’s jacket with Pendleton lining.

Ready To Wear

Levi’s Launches Pendleton Line

Levi’s and Pendleton Woolen Mills tie-up will hit stores in early November.

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Ready To Wear

Camicissima to Open in Times Square

Italian shirtmaker Camicissima has signed a deal to open its second store in Manhattan.

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Michael Kors


Michael Kors Speaks Out… Sean Parker Coughs… Tina Brown Loves Her iPad…

Writer Dan Savage’s month-old “It Gets Better Project” just got a fashionable boost courtesy of Michael Kors.

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Dow, Retail Shares Bounce Back Wednesday

Beige Book sees spending as flat to modestly better.

clock October 21, 2010Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis

Barack Obama with Karen Bromley at a 2006 event.


K.I.D.S. Celebrates 25 Years

Organization has provided millions of underprivileged and disaster-struck children with nearly apparel, toys and basic necessities.

clock October 21, 2010Jean E. Palmieri

Designer and Luxury

Laudomia Pucci to Get Legion of Honor

Laudomia Pucci is to be awarded with the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres honor by the French Embassy in Rome later this year.

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Designer and Luxury

Zegna to See Strong Profits Growth

The growth will come as the men’s wear brand marks its 100th anniversary.

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Andrew Klein


The Bedbug Man

Andrew Klein is the bedbug whisperer. He also calms panicked retailers whose stores are the unwitting hosts of the pests.

clock October 21, 2010Sharon Edelson

Inside Tory Burch.

Designer and Luxury

Tory Burch Opens Store in Rome

Tory Burch’s first European boutique bows in Rome, to be followed by the opening of a flagship in London next month.

clock October 21, 2010Luisa Zargani

Aéropostale’s 19,000-square-foot flagship


Aeropostale Lands in Times Square

At Aéropostale flagship, high-tech interactivity resides alongside good, old-fashioned New York imagery.

clock October 21, 2010Sharon Edelson

Brian Bowen Smith, Marc Jacobs, Robert Duffy, Miley Cyrus.

Designer and Luxury

Marc Jacobs Aids Skateboarders

Marc Jacobs and his business partner Robert Duffy host benefit event for the Savannah Skate Park Project in Savannah, Ga.

clock October 21, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

Diego Della Valle

Fashion Scoops

Della Valle Visits Tokyo… H&M on the Runway… Tommy Wants a Turn…

Tod’s chairman Diego Della Valle brought a healthy dose of Italian charm to Tokyo. Also, Tommy Hilfiger says he would like to dress up Michelle Obama.

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A folkloric figure, part of Charles Jeffrey Loverboy's new installation at Dover Street Market in London.


Charles Jeffrey Brings Hope, and More, to Dover Street Market

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Social Studies

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