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Paris Inspirations: Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Paris designers share their inspirations as the spring collections get under way.

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Anthony Vaccarello's Debut for (Yves) Saint Laurent

In addition to some tony basics, a llittle Eighties-inspired bad taste made for an audacious collection of racy party clothes.

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Retail

Barneys Prepared to Ride Out Storm at Perry Capital

Amid the luxury malaise, Barneys' ceo says the company is profitable and performing well.

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Chemical Reaction: A Beauty Battle Rages Over Phthalates

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Fashion Scoops: Think Pink … Undercover Angel … Gavel Chic …

THINK PINK: Emanuel Ungaro, who showed his couture collection Wednesday, has a secret project in the works. The word is that the designer is pouring his energies — and funneling the resources of Ferragamo, which owns his company — into a…

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Flow Motion

PARIS —The snake might seem to be an unusual motif for a couture collection, but Valentino knew just how to turn that inspiration into looks that played to the creature’s sensuality and strength, rather than its other implications. Some of…

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Chemical Reaction: A Beauty Battle Rages Over Phthalates

NEW YORK — An ingredient war has erupted, touched off by a full-page ad in Thursday’s New York Times, bearing the headline “Sexy for her/ For baby, it could really be poison.”

At issue is the question of whether or not phthalates…

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June Comps Respond To Summertime Heat

NEW YORK — Consumers took to the malls in June to beat the heat, and retailers took their cash and credit to beat their own expectations for the month.

Comparable-store results were strong enough that a large number of retailers, led by…

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Penney’s Names Castagna, Hicks In Reorganization

NEW YORK — Reorganizing its top management, J.C. Penney elevated Vanessa Castagna to chairman and chief executive of Penney’s stores, catalog and Internet, and appointed a new president and chief operating officer of stores and merchandise…

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Back to Paris for Lang

NEW YORK — Helmut Lang confirmed Thursday he will take his spring women’s show back to Paris.

The widely expected move has been in the works for some time, considering Lang had indicated he would move his show back to Paris from New…

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Fashion Features

Bauer Names Mansson CEO

NEW YORK — Fabian Mansson, who became president and chief executive officer of the struggling Eddie Bauer division of The Spiegel Group on Thursday, wants to reposition the brand “in line with its outdoor heritage.”

The Seattle-based…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: French Ties … Blass-Ting Off? … Nasty and Nice …

FRENCH TIES: “How’s your stick?” Donna Karan asked Thursday night, clicking canes with her old pal Kal Ruttenstein, moments before he was decorated as a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the French government. “That’s an amazing man,”…

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Express Breaks Out

NEW YORK — Express, the $2 billion division of Limited Brands, is finally stepping out.

After running its very first print ad campaign last year, Express has become a true believer in advertising and will embark on a reported $5 million…

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MEMO PAD

BABY BOOM: Just one month after Vogue ran a cover photo of Amber Valletta and her baby boy, Harper’s Bazaar weighs in with Elizabeth Hurley and her newborn baby, Damian, on its August cover.

Was Glenda Bailey, editor in chief of…

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Fashion Features

Armani Set to Launch Sensi

MILAN — Giorgio Armani has always said women should not just be noticed but also remembered.

Taking this cue is Giorgio Armani Sensi, a women’s fragrance that L’Oréal executives describe as a lasting sensorial discovery,…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

READY, SET, BURBERRY: Burberry begins trading on the London Stock Exchange today under the ticker symbol BRBY.L after fixing its price at $3.45 a share on Thursday. The share price, as expected, is at the bottom end of the range that Burberry…

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Chanel: Face Forward for Fall

NEW YORK — This fall, Chanel is showing some skin.

With Eclat Originel, a new radiance serum, and a lineup of four new toners, the brand is out to draw in a whole new group of skin care consumers.

The serum, intended to improve…

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YSL Puts on Shine With Lisse Gloss

NEW YORK —?YSL Beauté is out to add some gloss to its lip business.

With the launch of Lisse Gloss, its new addition to the lip gloss category, the brand is also planning to showcase the talents of its new artistic adviser for…

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CVS Tries a New Look

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — CVS may be taking its beauty department motif from faux blond wood to soft lavender-blue.

A new CVS prototype, referred to by executives as its “store of the future,” opened here in February. The entire store has been…

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Fashion Features

L’Oréal Sales Up 5.6% for First Half

PARIS — French beauty giant L’Oréal posted first-half 2002 sales of $7.29 billion, up 5.6 percent on a consolidated basis and 8.6 percent on a like-for-like basis.

All dollar figures have been converted from the euro at current…

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Fashion Features

Biotherm Jumps Into Color

PARIS — Biotherm hopes to make waves with makeup.

The skin care brand, which bases its products on thermal spring water, plans to introduce Skin Loving Colors, a 217-unit color cosmetics line, this fall.

The move is meant to add…

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Fashion Features

Paris Reinvents Beauty Retail Scene

PARIS — There’s a renaissance of beauty retailing gathering force here, with an eclectic and directional mix of innovative new store openings.

Korres, Foucaud and Molton Brown take the spotlight in Galeries Lafayette’s new…

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Fashion Features

Critical Mass: New Dana Puts Cash in Point-of-Sale Events

NEW YORK — New Dana is hoping for new life — not only for its company, but for the ailing mass fragrance business as well.

With its financial house now in order, New Dana Corporation is primed to pump new products into a languishing…

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Fashion Features

Frieda Pleads Guilty in Airline Fracas

NEW YORK — John Frieda entered a plea of guilty Thursday at the United States District Court Southern District of California on misdemeanor charges of assault on an airliner for an incident that took place on a flight last month from New York to…

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TOP NOTES

MICHAEL, PART DEUX: Michael Kors is adding a new dimension to his fragrance collection. Kors, who launched his first women’s fragrance with the American Designer Fragrances arm of Parfums Givenchy in 2000 and followed with a men’s scent in…

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Anne Klein Returning To Japan With Takihyo

NEW YORK — If Anne Klein’s up-to-date SoHo boutique was the seed representing the company’s new image, then the expanded licensing agreement with Japan’s Takihyo Company Ltd. is its first blossom.

Anne Klein’s…

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Financial

Apparel PPI Falls Again in June

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices for domestically produced women’s apparel continued their long-term decline in June, the Labor Department reported Thursday in its Producer Price Index.

Producer prices for women’s apparel fell…

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People

Hats Off

Prince Andrew braved London’s chilly breezes at the Serpentine Gallery’s summer benefit party Tuesday evening, and being a proper Englishman, what was he talking about? The weather, of course.

“It’s certainly worth facing the…

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Fashion Features

“Will she or won’t she?”

was the burning question on everyone’s lips who passed through the doors of the Starrett-Lehigh Building on Wednesday night bound for Martha Stewart’s ninth floor media headquarters, the site of the Friends of the High Line…

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People

Dear Liza

LOS ANGELES — “My neighbors have no idea what I do all day,” says artist Liza Lou, looking out from atop a church tower where she lives and works in a tiny farm town in Ventura County, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles. Lou, a lithe pixie with…

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People

Having a Fit?

Laura Bush is still shopping for her fashion identity. The First Lady pulled up with her presidential cavalcade at Seventh Avenue and 37th Street around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and popped into 501 Seventh Avenue with her security detail. About 90…

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