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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

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Fashion Awards 2016: The Complete List of Winners

The rebranded event, known until recently as the British Fashion Awards, was held on Monday at Royal Albert Hall.

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Matteo Renzi's Resignation Fails to Rattle Europe

Analysts brushed off consequences of Renzi's resignation on luxury.

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Does Liz Love Ellen? Claiborne-Tracy deal Said Near Finish Line

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That’s Tropical

NEW YORK — Tropical and Caribbean influences are irresistible to swimwear designers, since these places are meccas for those in search of the perfect beach. This season, for example, Nautica is taking inspiration from the colors of tropical…

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Ellen Tracy and Dana Buchman may soon become sisters. Here, fall ads from Linda Allard Ellen Tracy, left, and Dana Buchman below.

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Does Liz Love Ellen? Claiborne-Tracy deal Said Near Finish Line

NEW YORK— A deal between giant Liz Claiborne Inc. and Ellen Tracy could come any day now.

While any agreement could be derailed by last-minute hiccups, sources said that Claiborne, the $3.4 billion diversified apparel firm, is already…

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L.A. Market: Buyers On the Lookout for Safe Harbor

LOS ANGELES — Come January, it’s anyone’s guess whether consumers will be sunning in Cap Ferrat or staying home to nurse ailing stock portfolios.

Accordingly, vendors showing at the holiday-resort market, which closed Tuesday…

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Market Week Fiesta

LOS ANGELES — The California Market Center celebrated opening night of the holiday-resort market last Friday with a fashion presentation and cocktail party saluting the city’s leading Latino designers.

Estevan Ramos, Alicia Lawhon,…

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Wal-Mart Net Passes $2B; Penney’s and TJX Improve

NEW YORK — Consumers might be spooked and the economy still a puzzle, but Wal-Mart Stores isn’t flinching.

Second-quarter profits at the world’s largest company shot up 25.6 percent to $2.04 billion, or 46 cents a share. Wall…

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Tiffany’s U.S. retail sales rose 1 percent to $187.2 million, but fell 2 percent on a same-store basis. Here, the new East Hampton, N.Y., unit.

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Woes at Its Flagship Depress Tiffany Net

NEW YORK — Tiffany & Co. lost some of its gleam during the second quarter.

Hurt by sales shortfalls in its New York flagship, as well as difficult conditions worldwide, profits for the three months ended July 31 fell 9.3 percent to $32.7…

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TDA Downsizing for Survival

NEW YORK — Citing decreased membership as a result of the shrinking textile industry, the Textile Distributors Association said Tuesday it will significantly downsize its operations to a near-volunteer-only basis.

Bruce Roberts, the…

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Bush Talks Economy, Stock Market Drops

WASHINGTON — The business sector and the public have been looking to the government to help stem the tide of investor and consumer discontent, but actions taken Tuesday didn’t seem to change their outlook.

The White House held a…

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Iman Forced Into Fracas

PARIS — Iman has become the focal point in a disagreement between De Beers and Survival International, a London-based charity.

The businesswoman, former supermodel and recently appointed spokeswoman for De Beers LV, has been approached by…

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Fashion Scoops: Rock `n’ Roll Ralph … Royal Wedding … Missing Marisa

ROCK ’N’ ROLL RALPH: Bruce Springsteen hit Madison Square Garden Monday night and drew a real fashion crowd, including Ralph and Ricky Lauren, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw and Saks Fifth Avenue senior vice president of merchandising…

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In Brief

IN SEARCH OF THE GREEN LIGHT: Kmart Corp. is requesting that the Detroit bankruptcy court presiding over its case approve bid procedures for the sales of noncore assets. The retailer wants the procedures in place before the assets are identified so…

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Corrections

Elle expects a 6 percent decline in ad pages for the third quarter and a 10 percent drop in the fourth quarter, bringing the estimated ad page decrease for the year to 21 percent. The time periods and full-year estimation were incorrect in a story on…

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TV’s Top 10

LOS ANGELES — It’s back. WWD’s third annual list of TV’s Top 10 Style Setters contains some of our old favorites (Sarah Jessica Parker, Debra Messing and Lara Flynn Boyle among them) as well as some new faces (Rachel Griffiths,…

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Bonjour Greets the Boomers

NEW YORK — The designer jeans era of the Seventies is long gone, but Bonjour isn’t forgetting the woman who once sported its denim pants.

Bonjour, most popular with teenage girls of that generation, is now shooting for the attention…

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Baccarat Names Luis CEO For Its American Division

NEW YORK — Paris-based luxury goods firm Baccarat SA has appointed Victor Luis as president and chief executive officer for its U.S. affiliate, Baccarat Inc.

Most recently, Luis served as president of Givenchy Couture in…

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Apparel Sales Off 1.3% in July

WASHINGTON — Clothing and accessories store sales fell 1.3 percent in July, giving up half the seasonally adjusted 2 percent gain in June, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

Compared with July 2001, clothing and accessories store…

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A&F Earnings Up Behind Openings, Slashed Inventory

NEW YORK — Casual apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch said new stores and inventory and expense reductions paved the way for higher second-quarter income despite a decrease in same-store sales.

For the three months ended Aug. 3, net…

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Siouxsie Sioux and Debbie Harry

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Rock of Ages

Had Les Deux Cafés existed in the Eighties, the scene probably would have been a lot like it was on Friday night, when owner Michele Lamy, designer Rick Owens, and friends threw a bash for Blondie and Siouxsie and the Banshees, both on tour in…

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Anne Fontaine, director of the upcoming French film “How I Killed My Father.”

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Killer Instinct

PARIS — Traditionally, the directors of French cinema have been as macho as they come. But not anymore.

Anne Fontaine, whose fifth movie, “How I Killed My Father,” will be released in the U.S. next week, is among a new generation of female…

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WWD Postcard

British Air from Seattle to London. I quickly changed into a “Carmen”-esque red form-fitting, flamenco-style dress and immediately voyaged with my friend Christian Z. to Glyndebourne to see “Carmen,” which was brilliantly sung and directed, but…

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EYE SCOOP

SHELF LIFE: Karl Lagerfeld is going underground — to find creative storage space for his sprawling 230,000 volume book collection. “It’s a big problem, no?” asks the passionate bibliophile, ever the master of understatement. His solution:…

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