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French Glamour Bites the Dust

PARIS — Conde Nast is closing down French Glamour, the latest magazine casualty in France’s slow recovery from recession. “Glamour will cease publication as an independent magazine and will be merged with French Vogue as of March 1995,” Conde Nast…

clock December 16, 1994James Fallon and Godfrey Deeny

Fashion Features

Beatrice Paul Leaves Montana After 20 Years

PARIS — Beatrice Paul has left Claude Montana’s fashion house after two decades with the designer.

“I have stopped working chez Montana. We were not in agreement on the future of fashion,” Paul said Monday from her Paris home. Paul, who began…

clock December 6, 1994Godfrey Deeny

Fashion Features

The Buck Stops at French Vogue

PARIS — “I dreaded going back to fashion shows.”

Are these the words of a world weary waif? Or a pack photographer who’s been slammed in the ribs one time too many?

No, they’re from Joan Juliet Buck, the new editor of French Vogue, who,…

clock September 16, 1994Godfrey Deeny

Beauty Features

Saint Laurent’s New Vintage

NEW YORK — Yves has arrived.

For the first time in a decade, Yves Saint Laurent has come to America, for the rollout of his fragrance, Champagne. Plans include a huge party for 2,000 tonight at another French export — the Statue of Liberty –…

clock September 12, 1994Godfrey Deeny

Fashion Features

New Fair in Paris Shakes up Fashion

PARIS — The buzz among fashion folk here last week was all about Who’s Next, the new fashion fair that’s a showcase for streetwear, club gear and youth apparel.

Staged in a giant circus tent beside Pret-a-Porter Paris, Who’s Next attracted…

clock September 12, 1994Godfrey Deeny

Fashion Features

House of Scherrer Names Perris Couture, Ready-to-Wear Designer

PARIS — Bernard Perris has been appointed designer of haute couture, boutique couture and women’s ready-to-wear at Jean-Louis Scherrer SA.

Perris, 58, who began working on Scherrer’s spring-summer rtw collection Tuesday, replaces Erik…

clock September 7, 1994Godfrey Deeny and Katherine Weisman

Beauty Features

Yohji Yamamoto in Deal to Develop Fragrance

PARIS — Yohji Yamamoto is the latest Japanese designer to enter the fragrance business.

Yamamoto has signed a deal with Jeans Patou Parfums SA to develop a women’s scent, the designer’s first. According to Yamamoto executives, the agreement…

clock July 5, 1994Godfrey Deeny

Beauty Features

Miyake Men’s Fragrance to Bow in Fall

PARIS — Issey Miyake has unveiled his first men’s scent, and its concept closely mirrors his successful women’s fragrance, L’Eau d’Issey — right down to the name.

It is called L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme, and the clean, spare look of…

clock July 1, 1994Godfrey Deeny

Beauty Features

Nina Ricci Scales up for Deci Dela Bow

PARIS — Nina Ricci will launch a new woman’s scent in October, and the house has gone a little operatic with its name.

The fragrance is called Deci Dela, after an aria in the 19th-century operetta “Veronique” by Andre Messager, and will make…

clock June 24, 1994Godfrey Deeny

Financial

LVMH Reports Sales Gain 22% in 5 Months

PARIS — LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton continues to sail over the rough economies of many of its markets.

For the first five months of this year, the firm announced Friday, group sales were up 22 percent.

Reiterating a forecast he…

clock June 20, 1994Godfrey Deeny

Fashion Features

Mugler to Add a Men’s Fragrance

PARIS — Buoyed by the success of Thierry Mugler’s debut scent Angel and the Multi-Active Nuit night lotion, Clarins is projecting double-digit sales growth for 1994.

Following the success of Angel, Clarins and the Mugler fashion house have now…

clock June 17, 1994Godfrey Deeny

Retail

Clinique’s Eastern Front

BUDAPEST– Clinique opened its first freestanding boutique anywhere in the world here this week and quickly demonstrated its global cachet.

The 600-square-foot store rang up $6,000 in sales on Tuesday, its first full day of business, as a…

clock June 17, 1994Godfrey Deeny

Beauty Features

Montana Uses a Complementary Angle

PARIS — It took Claude Montana four years to create his latest women’s fragrance, but he wound up with more than might have been expected.

The result, scheduled for a fall introduction in Europe and the Mideast, is called Suggestion, and…

clock June 10, 1994Godfrey Deeny

Beauty Features

Lagerfeld Takes Aim at a Cosmic Target

MONTE CARLO, Monaco — When executives from Karl Lagerfeld and Elizabeth Arden gathered here last week to unveil the designer’s new women’s fragrance, Sun Moon Stars, they laid out a long-term goal that is as clear as a summer night: They want to have…

clock June 3, 1994Godfrey Deeny and Pete Born

Fashion Features

Paris Primed for a Plus Season

PARIS — When fashion seasons are being previewed, Paris is chock-a-block with trade fairs, drawing buyers from across the Continent and overseas.

The buyers often come helped by special offers from Promosalons, a semi-state organization that…

clock May 31, 1994Godfrey Deeny

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