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Designer Karl Lagerfeld who died this morning at 85,  had a career in fashion spanning over 60 years, touching fashion houses including Chanel, Fendi and  Chloé. Lagerfeld was known not only for his prolific fashion output, but also for his repartee, bon mots and headline-making quotes. Full of wisdom and sharp opinions, his observations were...
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According to eMarketer, mobile commerce is on track to garner 70 percent of all e-commerce transactions by 2020. But smartphones, in particular, continue to play an important role in the customer experience while they shop. From researching a product and comparing price points to sharing product images with friends and touting in-store buys on social...
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LONDON — Creativity is in full flow here, and fashion is only one part of the story. Here, 10 places in London to visit if you have any down time: 1. New to the Victoria and Albert Museum is “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams,” which runs until July 19. Nab a ticket and get lost in...
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Mass food and drug retailers are going to want a beauty makeover that links the category more closely with health and wellness to appeal to consumers’ new expectations for those categories. This adds up to a whole new opportunity for beauty and cosmetic brands, as we reported in our recent study, Health, Beauty and Wellness...
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Brandon Thomas Lee swore he would never do reality TV. Sure, it would’ve been easy for him to entice cameras into following him around: as the son of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, he’s naturally led a rather unique life, from the bluffs of Malibu, Calif. “For the longest time, I never thought I would...
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Luxury fashion is getting hip to the fact that a lot of people with a lot of money don’t read fashion or lifestyle magazines. Maybe they used to read them, or maybe they never did, but magazines that fall in the “thought leadership” category, whether they focus on politics, criticism, financial topics, or some combination...
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The next major fashion documentary is on the horizon. Halston, which was screened at Sundance, goes deep into the life and work of Roy Halston Frowick (a.k.a. Halston), gives a voice to the designer’s legacy. Director Frédéric Tcheng — also behind hits such as Dior and I and Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel...
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Dolce & Gabbana’s resonance with the Chinese market is not a done deal as far as bootleggers are concerned. In visiting a labyrinth of malls in Flushing, Queens — New York City’s largest Chinatown — WWD uncovered various dresses imitating Dolce’s va-va-voom Sicilian attitude as well as knockoffs of its signature logo. This just two...
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Catherine Deneuve still has chills when she thinks about designer Yves Saint Laurent’s last show, held at the Centre Pompidou on Jan. 22, 2002. “It was an extremely difficult moment for everyone involved,” said the French actress, speaking to journalist Loïc Prigent during a talk given at Christie’s Paris, where Deneuve will be putting her...
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The Academy revealed its nominees for the 2019 Oscars Tuesday morning — “Vice,” “Roma” and “The Favourite” are just a few of the top nominees, while predictably, “A Star Is Born” cleaned up. There were a whopping eight films nominated for best picture, and the list mirrors that of the Golden Globes’ and many of...
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