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Fashion Moments of 2013

WWD highlights the most dynamic moments in fashion this year.

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Oct. 2: Saint Laurent severs ties with French specialty retailer Colette for carrying parody T-shirts that proclaim “Ain’t Laurent Without Yves.” Sarah Andelman, Colette’s creative director and daughter of store founder Colette Rousseau, cries foul, saying multibrand retailers should be free to select their assortments.

Oct. 3: Lifetime TV’s original movie “House of Versace” rankles the fashion house, which issues a statement saying, “Versace has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV movie about Mrs. Versace…the movie should only be seen as a work of fiction.”

Oct. 4: Barneys New York makes a bold beauty statement by unveiling renovations of its cosmetics and fragrance floors simultaneously at its Madison Avenue flagship and Beverly Hills store.

Oct. 7: Proenza Schouler opens a 2,500-square-foot flagship in SoHo.

Oct. 7: Versace confirms it will team with M.I.A., who will create a capsule collection for Versus.

Oct. 10: Mark Ecko, cofounder of the Ecko brands, who sold his stake in them to Iconix Brand Group in 2009, reclaims the helm of Mark Ecko Cut & Sew.

Oct. 10: Band of Outsiders opens its first Tokyo store. It reveals a week later that it will open its first U.S. store at 70 Wooster Street in New York in the spring.

Oct. 11: David and Sybil Yurman promote their son, Evan Yurman, to chief design director of the family’s jewelry house.

Oct. 11: After more than 20 years in costume jewelry, Alexis Bittar enters the fine jewelry market.

Oct. 14: InStyle poaches from The New York Times, naming Eric Wilson as the magazine’s fashion news director.

Oct. 15: Lacoste takes over for Adidas as the official outfitter for France at February’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Russia.

Oct. 23: New York passes a child labor law that will afford underage models the same protections as all other child performers.

Oct. 24: A new era for downtown Manhattan starts to take shape with the unveiling of the West Concourse of the World Trade Center.

Oct. 24: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg proclaims “Giorgio Armani Day” in honor of the designer’s longtime relationship with the city and his “One Night Only” bash at the SuperPier.

Oct. 25: Jil Sander makes another exit, leaving her namesake brand for a third time.

Oct. 28: Groundbreaking fashion photographer Deborah Turbeville dies at age 81.

Nov. 1: Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen enter the fragrance game with two scents under their Elizabeth and James label.

Nov. 4: Oscar de la Renta returns to Bloomingdale’s with a 1,000-square-foot space, marking the first time in more than 20 years that the designer’s ready-to-wear is available at the 59th Street flagship.

Nov. 5: Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J., remains closed after a shooting incident that leaves the lone gunman dead of a self-inflicted wound.

Nov. 5: Tilda Swinton celebrates her birthday with Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Fiennes, David Bowie, Jessica Biel and others at the MoMA Film Benefit.

Nov. 7: Giancarlo Giammetti hits New York for a whirlwind tour promoting his first book, “Private: Giancarlo Giammetti.”

Nov. 11: Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School win the 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

Nov. 14: Isabel Marant’s collection for H&M launches, as devotees brace freezing temperatures waiting in line to buy it. Meanwhile, “little monsters” camp outside the new H&M in Times Square for 30 hours leading up to the store’s opening, with Lady Gaga playing emcee.

Nov. 14: In a bid to capture a greater share of Chinese luxury consumers, Valentino hosts a full-scale runway show in Shanghai.

Nov. 20: Alexander Wang reveals his retail vision for Balenciaga with the debut of the brand’s Mercer Street store.

Nov. 22: Coach reopens its Fifth Avenue flagship with a new retail concept, marking the first step in a multitier plan to elevate the brand’s retail experience.

Dec. 3: As part of the Design Miami fair, Louis Vuitton erects “La maison au bord de l’eau,” or “the house by the shore,” a 1934 beach house never before built, designed by the late pioneering French architect Charlotte Perriand.

Dec. 6: Leonardo DiCaprio wears Giorgio Armani circa 1993 in his forthcoming film, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” directed by Martin Scorsese.

Dec. 12: Karl Lagerfeld does Dallas in a Texas-sized way, staging Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show at the city’s massive Fair Park.

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