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Maison Margiela, Lanvin and Dries Van Noten Spring 2017

At Paris Fashion Week all three houses offered exhilarating collections that were a heady exploration of creative unsettling.

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Fenty x Puma by Rihanna RTW Spring 2017

Rihanna's second collection for Puma merged the worlds of 18th-century French fashion and current gender-fluid street style.

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Study: Influencers Rule the Social Media Beauty Landscape

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Limited Brands and Wet Seal Add to Chilly Outlook for Fall

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Olive Branch to EU: U.S. Eases Steel Tariffs

WASHINGTON — In a move to avert a trade war, U.S. government officials said Thursday they were exempting another 178 foreign steel products from controversial duties the Bush administration imposed on imports in March to protect the flagging…

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Burberry Opens First Flagship

LONDON — Burberry cut the ribbon on its first flagship in Spain this week, kicking off a season of store-openings on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Barcelona flagship, which had a soft opening on Wednesday, spans 20,520 square feet over…

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In Brief

FEDERATED’S FALL: Citing weak sales, Standard & Poor’s revised downward —to “negative” from “stable” — its outlook on Federated Department Stores Inc.’s debt. Still, the retailer’s corporate credit rating was…

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Correction

Ann Taylor raised its full-year earnings per share guidance to a range of $1.66 to $1.68. These figures were stated incorrectly in a story that ran Aug. 15, page 3.

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Janice Dickinson strikes a pose…

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Girl Gone Wild

NEW YORK — In a single bound Janice Dickinson crosses the lobby of the very corporate Omni Berkshire Place hotel on 52nd Street and greets a photographer with “Where do you want me?” A couch in the lounge won’t do, she says; it clashes…

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Courteney Cox Arquette at “Serving Sara.”

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Fan Club

Those members of the junior jet set not vacationing in Saint-Tropez filed into Saturday’s screening of Burr Steers’ “Igby Goes Down” in Southampton, followed by a clambake courtesy of Manhattan super-chef David Bouley.

“Once I…

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Konbanwa (Good Evening) from Tokyo! The bustling metropolis is 50 stories below my suite at the Park Hyatt, and I am in complete awe of the view. In my short 24 hours here, I have experienced a part of the future — despite the fact that I am 16…

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Clarins’ Brad Horowitz, Michele de Bourbon and Joseph Horowitz.

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Clarins Hopes Lacoste Scent Will Snap Up Sales

NEW YORK — Come this fall, Clarins hopes that Lacoste’s famous reptile will snap up business at men’s fragrance counters.

“Lacoste Pour Homme is a fresh, classic scent with a twist —and it is a new franchise which…

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Prada’s new Reviving Bio-Firm Concentrate.

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Prada Aims for Fashionable Fall Lineup

NEW YORK — Prada’s beauty division is heading for a busy second half.

With a new product lineup and a signed letter of intent for a joint venture partner in hand, Jill Scalamandre, general manager of Prada’s beauty arm,…

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Tomoko Yamagishi-Dressler, Heidi Manheimer and Bruce Gephart.

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Shiseido’s Future Solution

NEW YORK — Shiseido believes that it has seen the future of anti-aging — and its name is Future Solution Total Revitalizing Cream.

The new anti-aging cream, targeted at 40-plus women, hits a new price level for the brand…

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Philosophy’s Everyday is a Holiday kit.

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The Philosophy of Beauty

NEW YORK — You could say that Cristina Carlino is in the business of Philosophy — both the beauty brand of the same name and discovering, through trial and error, what it takes to run a successful indie company.

It’s been a…

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More than 60 salons have opened in Kabul since the Taliban lost power last year. Here, a woman performs a perm on a client — the most popular Afghan hair treatment.

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PARSA to Open Beauty School in Kabul

NEW YORK — Afghanistan, a country whose government once outlawed women from showing any part of their body in public, is welcoming its first beauty school.

Scheduled to be renovated by the end of September, the beauty school —…

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Freeman’s ad campaign emphasizes attaining beauty naturally.

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SNIPPETS

SPLISH SPLASH: According to New York-based information provider Packaged Facts, the market for bath-and-shower products is expected to soar in 2003. Packaged Facts cites new developments in technology and multifunctionality to poise the…

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Designer Vern Yip, left, making last-minute changes with host Paige Davis and Ken and Jinnette Park in a boy’s room.

Fashion Features

Building a Dream House, Just Not Yours

NEW YORK — The hottest trend on cable TV right now isn’t necessarily Carrie Bradshaw’s latest round-toed shoes or black bra and muscle-T combo. It’s a tool belt.

With a shaky economy and world events seemingly in a…

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Some DIY Rules, According to the Experts:

1. “It’s only paint,” says Carol Smillie. “If you really hate it, just paint it another color.”

2. “Measure twice, cut once,” says “Handy” Andy Kane.

3. “Don’t be hasty,” says Vern Yip. “If you’ve got…

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Skateboarder Ed Templeton’s handbag design.

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On The Drawing Board

IF THE SKATE FITS: In what appears to be an artistic take on six degrees of separation, Etnies, a California-based skateboard shoe company, has tapped 20 renowned artists with ties to the brand to offer up some customized artwork for an exhibition of…

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Charla Lawhon

Charla Keeps Things Rolling

NEW YORK — When Charla Lawhon stepped into Martha Nelson’s shoes as managing editor of In Style, the view of many observers was that her job would be easy. After all, In Style is such a success there was little tinkering needed to the…

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With a Newsstand Drop, GQ Goes on the Defensive

NEW YORK — Since arriving back at Condé Nast in February as the publisher of GQ, Ron Galotti has managed to reverse the magazine’s ad slide. For September, the 45th anniversary issue of the magazine is up 30 percent in ad pages from…

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Memo Pad

DUTCH FUSS: Will Dutch survive without Sandor Lubbe? A spokesman for Audax, which owns 60 percent of Art View — the publisher of Dutch — said Audax and Lubbe are currently in discussions about the future ownership of the über-hip…

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Financial

Bon-Ton, Elder-Beerman Trim Losses

NEW YORK — Bon-Ton Stores and Elder-Beerman Stores, two of the larger regional department store groups in the U.S., managed to cut back on losses during the second quarter.

Bon-Ton nearly halved its quarterly loss while Elder-Beerman cut…

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The Children’s Place prototype in Paramus Park.

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Sophisticated Space for The Children’s Place

PARAMUS PARK, N.J. — The Children’s Place has begun showcasing its merchandise in a 4,500-square-foot, color-coded, in-store prototype designed for faster, easier shopping. Considering its value-priced children’s wear, the look is…

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CITA Shoots Down Claim Of Flannel Short Supply

WASHINGTON — The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has denied a short-supply request for the use of non-U.S. cotton yarn-dyed flannel apparel fabrics under the Caribbean Basin trade-parity law.

Intradeco Corp., a…

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Corrections

On page 2 of the WWDMAGIC supplement published Aug. 12, the location of the Teen People seminar was incorrectly stated as being the Sands Hotel. It is the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Also on page 2, first-time sponsor Ebay is a backer of…

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Fashion Features

Crocodile Rock

NEW YORK — Score one for the preppies. Whether you correctly identify the Lacoste emblem as a crocodile or call it an alligator, the icon will grace the house’s first American fragrance, due this fall. Lacoste Pour Homme begins rolling out…

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Express called early fall core denim results disappointing.

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Limited Brands and Wet Seal Add to Chilly Outlook for Fall

NEW YORK — The already murky retail picture for the second half got even cloudier Thursday as both Limited Brands and Wet Seal expressed strong reservations about the balance of the year.

The cautionary note came as both retailers posted…

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Fashion Scoops: Betsey Goes Motel … Gem, Set and Match … Fatal Attraction …

BETSEY GOES MOTEL: Being the nice mom she is, Betsey Johnson has given her Fifth Avenue penthouse apartment to her daughter Lulu and will now stay in swanky boutique hotels around Manhattan for the two or three days she’s in the city.

For…

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Jane Cosmetics Names First

By Laura Klepacki

NEW YORK — Todd C. First, an original member of the Jane Cosmetics management team, has been named general manager of the teen cosmetics brand, its parent, The Estée Lauder Cos., announced Thursday.

First…

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Avon ladies do the wave in the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

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Avon Ladies Call on New York City

By Laura Klepacki

NEW YORK — The oppressive heat hovering over Manhattan last Friday couldn’t wear down the convivial spirit of 5,200 Avon ladies who converged on Madison Square Garden for the 116-year-old company’s first…

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Untamed and Dream Life fragrances.

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Avon Fragrances Take Center Stage

NEW YORK — Fragrance was atop minds at Avon’s regional meeting here last week.

Dream Life, a new woody floral, was one of several new scents unveiled to sales representatives. Described as having a “timelessly dreamy quality,” the…

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Whampoa to Buy Kruivat Chain

NEW YORK — Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., through its A.S. Watson subsidiary, has made an offer to acquire the Kruidvat Group, Europe’s leading health and beauty retailer, for $1.2 billion.

All figures are converted from the euro at…

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Critical Mass: Beauty Ranks in Military Stores

NEW YORK — Boot camp can be beautiful.

Americans enlisted in the Army and Air Force and their families don’t have to wait for a leave to sample the latest from Estée Lauder or L’Oréal. Instead, they can pop into the…

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Artec Products.

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L’Oréal Outlines Plan for Artec

NEW YORK — L’Oréal USA is detailing its plans for Artec Systems Group, the Port Washington-based hair care company it acquired earlier this week.

As reported on Wednesday, L’Oréal purchased the 12-year-old company…

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