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Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

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Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

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Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

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Sephora to Abandon

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The Magic Touch

NEW YORK — ’Tis the season to get in touch. At both the European Preview and I-Tex Style shows last week, texture was the top trend for fall 2003. There were chunky, rustic tweeds; pucker or plissé effects on blends, and delicate…

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Fashion Features

All Eyes on China at Asian Shows

NEW YORK — For most of its centuries of relative isolation during the last millennium, the population and leaders of China regarded their country as the center of the world. In today’s textile industry, that point of view has been widely…

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Fashion Features

Feeling Out Fall at Euro Shows

NEW YORK — Buyers headed out to last week’s pair of European textile preview shows in Manhattan to get an early feel for mills’ fall 2003 collections. It turned out that feel was just what many of those collections were…

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Fashion Features

Image and Product Link in Fall Ads

NEW YORK — Whether its to spur on new business or keep the momentum going, dress and suit firms are advertising more aggressively for fall to support their brands.

The decision comes at a time when advertising giants such as Calvin Klein,…

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Fashion Features

Guilford’s Chuck Hayes Dead at 68

NEW YORK — Charles A. “Chuck” Hayes, the passionate and volatile chairman of Guilford Mills Inc. — who had been one of the textile industry’s most strident voices in Washington in recent years — died Sunday morning at the…

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Fashion Features

Fin.Part in Talks to Sell Frette Subsidiary

MILAN — After shopping around its sportswear division, Pepper Industries, for several months without tangible success, it now appears Fin.part is focusing on the sale of Frette, its luxury linens and loungewear company.

A Fin.part…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops

CITIZEN DIANE: After 30 years of holding her green card to live and work in the U.S., Belgium native Diane Von Furstenberg was sworn in as a U.S. citizen by a Bridgeport, Conn., judge on Friday. “It took me 27 years to get married and 30 to become an…

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Fashion Features

Gilded Girls

“Is this Montauk Highway or Mulholland Drive?” joked a guest entering Bamboo, the East Hampton restaurant where performance artist Michael Counts and his company, GAle GAtes et al., staged “(what) in the world,” a cryptic spectacle straight out of a…

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People

Power Pop

PARIS — “In the West, contemporary art is a thing for the super-rich or the super-intellectual,” says Takashi Murakami, while overseeing the installation of his first major European exhibition at the Cartier Foundation. “But in post-war Japan, we…

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People

WWD Postcard

Day One — We leave N.Y.C. Hair-raising departure. Accident on George Washington Bridge and in Lincoln Tunnel. Barely make it to Newark. Board Continental first class. All the ladies except me in spandex and tracksuits — Soprano’s…

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Fashion Features

Tea Time

LOS ANGELES — Old-fashioned or not, flirty dresses are always in season. For resort, designers are revisiting the Twenties, when tea parties and tea dances were all the rage. This means lots of dropped waists, ruffles and flapper-like fringes….

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Fashion Features

Sephora to Abandon

NEW YORK — One of the most daring — and expensive — experiments in beauty retailing will end with the click of a lock on Aug. 31 when Sephora closes its 21,000-square-foot Rockefeller Center flagship.

The French beauty…

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Fashion Features

Prada: IPO Delayed Until at Least 2003

MILAN — With all the uncertainty shrouding global stock markets, there is at least one thing for sure: there will be no Prada IPO this year.

After three postponements, chairman and chief executive officer Patrizio Bertelli gave that…

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Fashion Features

Retail Stocks Dive Along With Dow; Kmart Loss Grows

NEW YORK — Apparel and retail issues Monday fell along with other stocks as the equity markets sank to depths that were recently unthinkable — and unseen since the late Nineties.

Starting the week with its third decline in as many…

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Financial

Federated Boosts Tom Cole’s Duties

CINCINNATI — Tom Cole has been named chairman of Federated Department Stores’ financial, administrative and credit services unit, called FACS. He continues as chairman of Federated logistics and operations and Federated’s systems…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

ONE MORE DIRECTOR: Bankrupt Warnaco Group Inc. has added Richard Goeltz to its board of directors in an expansion of the group to eight members. Goeltz served as vice chairman and chief financial officer of the American Express Company from 1996 until…

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Fashion Features

Condé Nast France Taps Pommery Exec

PARIS — Condé Nast France tapped into the world of champagne to find its new president and director general, naming Didier Suberbielle from Pommery to succeed Gardner Bellanger, who exited last April. Suberbielle, 40, starts Sept….

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Financial

Boss Revises Earnings — Again

METZINGEN, Germany — Smarting from a nearly 50 percent drop in first-half profits emanating from its U.S. operations, Hugo Boss AG pulled back its full-year earnings forecast for the second time in as many months.

Citing sluggish consumer…

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Fashion Features

Tea Time

LOS ANGELES — Anyone for tea? There was a time when proper ladies gathered regularly to discuss the latest on dits while sipping it and nibbling cakes. Tea dances were important, too. Designers are nostalgic right now, and it’s showing up…

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Financial

Saint Laurent to Buy Atelier

PARIS — There’s no chance of a fashion comeback for retired couturier Yves Saint Laurent.

But in the latest twist concerning the fate of his fabled atelier and its 150 workers, Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé, said…

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Fashion Features

MEMO PAD

KEEPING UP WITH KARL: Karl Lagerfeld, whipping through Hollywood this week on a whirlwind shoot of Icons at Home for Interview, as reported, was so obsessed with what to wear in L.A. he called up editor Ingrid Sischy before he flew over to ask, “What…

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