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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

clock 11hMiles Socha

Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

clock 18hMiles Socha

Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

clock 8hAlexandra Steigrad

Wal-Mart, Gap Propose New Bangladesh Accord

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Overview

A group of North American retailers, brands and industry associations led by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Gap Inc. said they were formulating their own fire and safety action plan.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Legal

Italian Prosecutor Drops Fraud Charge Against Antonio Lemma

The case is still open and other charges remain, according to legal documents.

clock May 30, 2013Cynthia Martens

Fashion Scoops

Pierre Bergé Sets Commemorative Events

Twin Paris events mark the passing of Yves Saint Laurent five years ago at age 71.

clock May 30, 2013Miles Socha

Government and Trade

Wal-Mart, Gap Unite on Bangladesh Accord

A group of major retailers led by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Gap Inc. have joined together to formulate their own fire and safety action plan.

clock May 30, 2013Kristi Ellis

Executive Changes

Tracy Gardner Named Delia’s CEO

Former J. Crew executive takes reins as first-quarter losses widen for chain.

clock May 30, 2013Evan Clark

Fashion Show Reviews

Max Mara Resort 2014

Sergei Diaghilev’s “The Rite of Spring,” which marked its 100th anniversary on Wednesday, served as the starting point of the collection.

clock May 30, 2013WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Indie Brands in the Spotlight at CEW Awards

Several up-and-comers walked away with trophies at Cosmetics Executive Women’s 19th annual CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards.

clock May 30, 2013Julie Naughton

Designer and Luxury

Boucheron Unveils New Look Paris Flagship

The retail concept is the latest plank in the brand renewal spearheaded by chief executive officer Pierre Bouissou and embedded in the jeweler’s rich history.

clock May 30, 2013Miles Socha and Joelle Diderich

Fragrance

Giorgio Armani to Launch Sí Women’s Fragrance

The sophisticated chypre eau de parfum will be promoted by Australian actress Cate Blanchett as the face.

clock May 30, 2013Cynthia Martens

People

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy on Music, Fashion and Life After Politics

The former French First Lady recently released her fourth album, “Little French Songs.”

clock May 31, 2013Laure Guilbault

Fashion Show Reviews

Sportmax Resort 2014

Fashion director Grazia Malagoli reworked Wall Street’s sartorial staple — the pinstripe suit — with a feminine touch.

clock May 30, 2013WWD Staff

Retailing

vBeauté Heads to Look Boutiques

Julie Macklowe’s indie brand is also launching a sunscreen option in July.

clock May 30, 2013Vicki M. Young

Fashion Show Reviews

St. John Resort 2014

Inspired by Los Angeles architecture, senior vice president of design Greg Myler focused on lines and shapes.

clock May 30, 2013WWD Staff

Memo Pad

Edward Leida Exits Town & Country

His last day, after nearly two years at the magazine where he oversaw a top-to-bottom redesign, is Friday.

clock May 30, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Show Reviews

Sachin + Babi Resort 2014

Architectural influences gave structure to Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia’s resort collection.

clock May 30, 2013WWD Staff

People

A Chat With Xavier Vey, New Head of Lancôme U.S.

Vey succeeds Serge Jureidini, who left the company in February to become president and ceo of Arcade Marketing.

clock May 30, 2013Julie Naughton

Government and Trade

House Dem Report Hits Wal-Mart on Low Wages

Contends that salary structure forces workers to use government assistance.

clock May 30, 2013Kristi Ellis

Jewelry

Tory Burch Fights Jewelry Counterfeiters in Court

The designer filed four lawsuits in New York Federal Court Friday against a slate of wholesalers selling counterfeit Burch baubles.

clock May 31, 2013Alexandra Steigrad

Designer and Luxury

Hugo Boss Shows Collections in China

The brand showcased its luxury men’s and women’s wear collections as part of its broader strategy to shift consumer interest to its luxury product lines.

clock May 30, 2013Lara Farrar

Denim

Guess Stock Jumps on Hints of Optimism

Company reported lower but better-than-expected first-quarter profits and expects improvement in Europe, U.S.

clock May 30, 2013Arnold J. Karr

Financial

A.G. Lafley’s Task: Fix P&G’s Beauty Biz

The world has changed since the executive last sat at the helm of Procter & Gamble Co.

clock May 31, 2013Molly Prior

Department Stores

Macy’s Herald Square Renovation to Hit Beauty, Men’s

The $400 million renovation of the retailer’s New York flagship is entering the second phase.

clock May 31, 2013Jean E. Palmieri

Executive Changes

Marc by Marc Jacobs Taps Katie Hillier, Luella Bartley

For the first time in the line’s 13-year history, the company has made public the news of two key creative hires.

clock May 31, 2013Jessica Iredale

Specialty Stores

Karl Lagerfeld Sets Retail Expansion

In the latest expansion vector for his signature brand, the designer is set to open at least five stores in Germany — and “several” in fast-growing China.

clock May 31, 2013Miles Socha

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: An Oscar Moment at the CFDA

The designer will receive the CFDA’s Founders Award on Monday, presented by Hillary Clinton — and he’s feeling particularly feisty.

clock May 31, 2013Bridget Foley

Memo Pad

Bon Appétit Adding Cities to Grub Crawl Calendar

Citing the first iteration’s success, the title is adding Charleston and Chicago to the mix, and Pam Drucker Mann said it may grow further from there.

clock May 31, 2013Erik Maza

Parties

Fondazione Prada Fetes Exhibit in Venice

Guests from both the art and fashion worlds flocked to Ca’ Corner della Regina, the brand’s headquarters on the Venetian Canal Grande shore, for the preview.

clock May 31, 2013Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

More Presenters Lined Up for CFDA Awards

The evening’s three Swarovski Awards will be given by Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth, the stars of “Romeo & Juliet.”

clock May 31, 2013Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Ralph Lauren Honored at Concorso d’Eleganza

The designer’s sharp eye for classic cars helped him take home the Coppa d’Oro award at the annual event in Cernobbio, Italy.

clock May 31, 2013Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Inès de la Fressange Returning to Signature Label

The move comes after Calao Finance, alongside The Luxury Fund (based in Dubai) and French private investors, acquired the brand for an undisclosed sum.

clock May 31, 2013Jennifer Weil

Memo Pad

Joanna Coles Appearing on NBC’s ‘Rock Center’

The segment, which airs today, was filmed over four months, starting in January and spilling into the beginning of May.

clock May 31, 2013Erik Maza

Fashion Scoops

Becca Cason Thrash Organizing Gala in Paris

The Houston philanthropist has lined up a plethora of wonders for her fund-raising event to benefit American and International Friends of the Louvre.

clock May 31, 2013Miles Socha

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