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“You Can Survive an Atomic Attack!...” “The Night They Prevented Champagne” and “The Grapes of Ralph” are among WWD's amusing headlines through the years.

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WWD 100 issue 11/01/2010


February 4, 1964: “Paris: Yves of the Revolution”


September 10, 1965: “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Edit a Magazine”


September 12, 1969: “Magna Cum Lauder”


March 11, 1970: “Longuette...It’s an Attitude”

September 24, 1970: “Bra Doffing: The Reasons”


November 20, 1970: “Are Wigs a Sexual Threat?”


October 2, 1970: “SA Goes to Pot”


February 13, 1978: “Halston Sees Flying Saucers”


May 26, 1978: “Why All the Bali-Hoo?”


March 28, 1980: “The Agony and the Ecstasy”


June 20, 1980: “Going for Brooke”


March 5, 1981: “Sommeliers Aren’t Dying on Vine”


July 2, 1981: “The Nylon Filament Search: Thin Is In”


June 21, 1983: “Love-’em and Leaf-’em...”

September 8, 1987: “How Short Is Short Is the Clue Execs Will Try to Unearth”


July 22, 1988: “Calvin’s Image Evolves From Leer to Eternity”


March 13, 1992: “La Dolce Vita and the Top Gabbana”


May 5, 1992: “Parka Avenue”


December 16, 1993: “The Night They Prevented Champagne”

March 8, 1996: “Eggplant Milanese”


January 9, 1997: “Night of the Living Deb”


November 7, 1997: “Smock It to Me”


March 16, 1998: “Gamming It Up With William Ivey Long”


February 10, 2003: “Attack of the Killer Bs”


March 31, 2003: “Sheer Makers Fight the Snags”

November 7, 2006: “Gauls Gone Wild”


December 16, 2004: “Seam Stress”

December 21, 2005: “The Strike That Could Kill Christmas”


October 22, 2007: “Genghis Karl”


April 16, 2008: “Vest in Show”


September 18, 2008: “Of Human Bandage”


March 13, 2009: “Yes, We Can-Can”


September 18, 2009: “The Grapes of Ralph”


April 19, 2010: “A Pall Over the Malls”

September 30, 2010: “Put a Shirt On”

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