Kiss and Make Up: Bettencourts Settle Long-Running Feud

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In a surprising twist of events Monday, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers abandoned all the legal proceedings she had initiated in the Bettencourt affair.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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An employee working at a cotton factory in Mauayama, India.

Government and Trade

India’s Cotton Yarn Export Cap Solicits Mixed Reaction

Some claim the timing of the limit could be problematic.

clock December 6, 2010Mian Ridge

Liliane Bettencourt  and Françoise Bettencourt Meyers in 2007.


Cases Dropped in Bettencourt Affair

Liliane Bettencourt’s daughter abandons the legal proceedings she had initiated.

clock December 6, 2010Jennifer Weil

Charlotte Casiraghi & Caroline of Hanover

Fashion Scoops

Socials Turn Out for Gucci Masters

Charlotte Casiraghi, Georgina Bloomberg and Marie-Ange Casta attended the show-jumping event in Paris on Sunday.

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Supreme Court to Hear Wal-Mart Appeal

Case is part of major gender discrimination suit.

clock December 6, 2010Kristi Ellis

Keith Richards


Louis Vuitton Fetes Keith Richards’ Autobiography

Rock and rollers young and old turned out at Rose Bar on Friday night for a chance to party with the rock God.

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Reed Krakoff

Fashion Show Reviews

Reed Krakoff: Making the Words Real

The designer talks about coping with reviews, and the evolution of a new fashion brand.

clock December 6, 2010Bridget Foley

Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2011

Fashion Show Reviews

Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2011

The collection met pre-fall’s practicality mandate while catering to de la Renta’s customer’s sophisticated, dressed-up taste.

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A dancer wearing a Naeem Khan design.

Fashion Scoops

Naeem Khan Tears Up at the Ballet…Alexander McQueen to be Honored by BFC…

The late designer will be honored with the award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design at the British Fashion Council’s British Fashion Awards.

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An employee working at a cotton factory in Mauayama, India.

Government and Trade

Companies Take Social Responsibility to the Next Level

Brands incorporate labor and environmental issues into their core strategies.

clock December 7, 2010Liza Casabona

A Carolina Herrera one-shoulder dress.


What’s Selling for Holiday

Apparently, some shoppers still have the urge to splurge for thousand-dollar or higher items.

clock December 7, 2010Rosemary Feitelberg

An online holiday sale.


A Lull, but Holiday Still Strong

Consumers crowded the malls again but exhibited less readiness to spend compared with Thanksgiving weekend.

clock December 7, 2010David Moin and Holly Haber and Sharon Edelson and Rachel Brown

Cover of Trad Home.


Memo Pad: In the House…Switching Sides…

After months of negotiation, Middle East correspondent Dexter Filkins is leaving The New York Times and heading to The New Yorker.

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Web Site Operator Charged With Cyberstalking

Operator of arrested for allegedly defrauding customers.

clock December 7, 2010Alexandra Steigrad

Rachel Roy Pre-Fall 2011

Fashion Trends

Growing Bold

Anything goes this pre-fall season as designers play with graphic elements and look to the East for inspiration.

clock December 7, 2010WWD Staff

Business Features

J. Crew Acquisition Details Emerge in SEC Filing

Drexler’s ‘comfort level’ with TPG allowed purchase to move forward.

clock December 7, 2010Vicki M. Young

From left: Ritchey Banker, Annette Reed and Linda Hackett

Fashion Features

Oct. 16, 1963: Natural Selection

On Oct. 16, 1963, WWD reported on a new breed emerging in New York social circles: The Young Naturals.

clock December 7, 2010Venessa Lau

Marco Brambilla's “Evolution” screening at The Standard.


Art Basel Takes Over Miami Beach

The city’s annual show offered a swirl of party options.

clock December 7, 2010WWD Staff


Today's Must Read

Front view of two people in eyeglasses and protective masks sitting in a street cafe


The Impact of COVID-19 on Retail, Fashion M&As

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Social Studies

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