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Runway news: Such eye-catchers
Runway news: Such eye-catchers

Designer merry go round Stefano Pilati was out at Yves Saint Laurent and in at Ermenegildo Zegna. Versus, Azzaro and Vionnet lost their designers, and Jil Sander was back in at Jil Sander, after Raf Simons left that label for Dior. Nicolas Ghesquière exited Balenciaga, the house he helped relaunch practically from the ashes after he took the helm as creative director in 1997. Less than a month later, Alexander Wang was named to replace him. Betsey Johnson went out of business in April — and now is reinventing herself under new parent company Steve Madden. (A yearlong whirlwind) One-upsmanship The scenery at runway shows now rivals that of Hollywood blockbuster productions....

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