NEW YORK -- Carolyn Roehm's joint venture catalog with Saks Fifth Avenue has been put "on hold," according to the store.

The designer, who had her own collection on SA for six years until she closed it in September 1991, started her catalog business last February. In October, Roehm and Saks announced plans for a joint project for a holiday catalog -- featuring apparel, accessories and gifts -- and in-store shops at the flagship here and in Saks stores in San Francisco and Palm Beach, Fla.

At the time, Philip Miller, Saks chairman, said the venture could lead to the development of other catalogs and in-store shops with Roehm.

A Saks spokeswoman said Tuesday that the holiday venture "performed well" but that "no commitment has been made to go forward, and things are on hold."

Calls to Roehm's office were not returned.

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