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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

Advertising technology firm Pixability found brand-generated digital content is falling behind the content produced by individual creators.

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Prada?s Patrizio Bertelli: Tackling the Ocean Waves Once Again

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Maybelline Wet Shine Diamond lipsticks.

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Results Buoy L’Oréal Stock

PARIS — The French Bourse responded favorably to L’Oréal’s first-half earnings results, which beat many analysts’ expectations more than twofold. The beauty giant’s stock closed Thursday at $74.01, up 5.8…

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Rite Aid to Emphasize Private Label

NEW YORK — When it comes to boosting front-end productivity, Rite Aid has its eyes on private label.

Company president and chief operating officer Mary Sammons, speaking at a retail conference sponsored by Goldman Sachs Wednesday, said…

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Revlon’s manicure-pedicure system.

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Revlon Branches Out

NEW YORK — Revlon is breaking into some new territory.

Already the leading marketer of beauty implements at mass, the company is now putting its name on a collection of artificial nails. In a partnership with Pacific World, which markets…

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Inner Splendor, a skin care and vitamin line.

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Critical Mass: Marketers Turn Attention to Mature Women

SKILLMAN, N.J. — Now it is prime time.

The featured beauty products at an Eckerd here aren’t bursting with glitter or bearing names to lure tweens. Instead, a prominent display in cosmetics touts a new line called Inner Splendor,…

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Lancôme’s makeup artist party.

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TOP NOTES

CAMERA-READY: Lancôme kicked off its first Primetime Emmy partnership Wednesday night by giving some 60 makeup artists, all members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a chance to order its latest products over cocktails at the Peninsula…

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A rendering of the spa.

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Desert Spa to Target Sheik Set

NEW YORK — Beauty is about to get a taste of the Arabian Nights.

One of the most ambitious and lavish experiments in beauty retailing is on the drawing board in Kuwait. Sheik Majed Al-Sabah caught the stunned attention of the fashion…

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Marketing tools such as this card can be produced for salons by Pelusi.

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New Concept Aimed at Lackluster Salons

NEW YORK — Move over Aveda, concept salons aren’t just for the big boys.

Pittsburgh native and salon owner Philip Pelusi is looking to grow his company, Studio of Elegance Inc., a 13-unit chain of Philip Pelusi salons in the Greater…

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All That Glitters for Fall

PARIS — Nice dresses. Pretty pictures. But where’s the beef?

That’s the lament of retailers, designers and advertising executives as they survey the evening dresses dominating the covers of September fashion magazines like…

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MEMO PAD

THE TIMES OF TINA: Tina Brown has found her post-Talk gig, and contrary to popular wisdom (aka the cottage industry of media reporters speculating about her next move) she won’t be producing or starring in a talk show, or going into Hollywood….

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New Elements

NEW YORK — The newest product offerings from Aveda, left, and Prescriptives both play on new territory for their respective brands. Aveda’s new Light Elements, a four-stockkeeping-unit hair care collection, offers weightless styling…

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Patrizio Bertelli, Prada

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Prada’s Patrizio Bertelli: Tackling the Ocean Waves Once Again

MILAN — Patrizio Bertelli is giving it another try. No, it’s not the stock market, it’s the America’s Cup yacht race.

Although his goal is to win, the Prada chief executive officer believes he is “starting from scratch”…

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Fashion Scoops: Seeing Red … Where’s the Beef? … Ralph’s New Hire …

SEEING RED: Red is the new black at Vivienne Tam. The designer said Thursday she plans to launch a line of evening and special occasion dresses and separates for fall 2003. The new line will be referred to as the red label — Tam’s…

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August Comps Rate a D+

NEW YORK — The once all-important back-to-school season has been sent to the back of the class.

While students were heading back to school, their parents, jittery about the war on terrorism and the shaky stock market, weren’t…

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Wal-Mart: ‘No Fashion House’

By David Moin

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart a fashion house? Not in the eyes of its chief executive. It’s more like the same house putting up a second story.

Lately, Wal-Mart has been getting recognition for its apparel upgrades, and…

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Weak U.S. Sales, Gucci

PARIS — Continuing softness in the U.S. and ongoing investments in Gucci Group NV contributed to an 8.1 percent decline in first-half operating income at Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, the diversified French retail group that controls 53 percent of…

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Clarification

Sandy Cataldo, former president of The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.’s Jane Cosmetics, has joined Bath & Body Works as senior vice president of emerging markets. Cataldo will be based in New York, but will also spend time in company headquarters…

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ATMI Asks Commerce

WASHINGTON — The American Textile Manufacturers Institute has asked Commerce Department officials to stem the flood of five textile product imports from China — the first such request filed under a special deal China made to secure its…

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Loulou de la Falaise To Open Paris House

PARIS — Dressed Thursday in an army jacket tossed nonchalantly over an orange silk blouse and black trousers, Loulou de la Falaise has always had a knack for mixing the basic with the unexpected — to surprising effect.

It’s a…

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The cover of Penney’s new catalog.

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J.C. Penney’s Catalog Makeover

By Rusty Williamson

DALLAS — J.C. Penney Co. has gone slicker, cleaner and smaller for Christmas.

The retailer has radically revamped its Christmas catalog, which is being mailed to more than 10 million customers this week. The…

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Bunstine and Kivimaki in Lawsuit

NEW YORK — Finnish-born couture wedding dress designer Ulla-Maija Kivimaki is hoping to learn during a Sept. 11 court hearing whether she has the right to use the phrase “Designed by Ulla Maija Kivimaki” on her creations, despite an ongoing…

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Michael Kors and Narciso Rodriguez

People

Family Reunion

“Back together,” mused Carolina Herrera as she surveyed the crowd of her colleagues who piled into the cocktail party that Anna Wintour and Christina Johnson hosted at Saks Fifth Avenue, one of several magazine-centric parties around the city on…

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Milla Jovovich in Prada.

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Venetian Vibes

VENICE — La Serenissima was a lot less serene than usual during the 59th annual Venice Film Festival. All week the taxi boats worked double-time as stars and industry heavyweights ferried between premieres on the Lido, parties in Venice and…

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Cole’s Fragrance Duo Aims

NEW YORK — With the marketing of his new eponymous fragrance duo, designer Kenneth Cole is hoping to do well by doing good.

Cole, whose social conscience has been a part of his ads since the beginning, is continuing the tradition with the…

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Origins’ A Perfect World for Eyes.

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Origins: Tea Time

NEW YORK — A Perfect World is about to get a little bit better.

Origins, which launched its A Perfect World franchise in fall 2001 with A Perfect World White Tea Skin Guardian, is adding an eye component in January with A Perfect World…

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Virtual Youth (top) and the skin care collection.

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Prescriptives Plans Reversal of Aging

NEW YORK — Prescriptives is out to help consumers turn back the clock with a quartet of age reversal skin care products.

Pamela Baxter, president of the specialty group worldwide for The Estée Lauder Cos., calls the line “a way to…

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Dominique Conseil, Chris Hacker and Shane Wolf (back); Miho Matsuura (front)

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Aveda: A Light Styling Approach

NEW YORK — Aveda is looking East for inspiration for one of its biggest-ever hair care launches.

The brand, which will begin to roll out the four-stockkeeping-unit Light Elements collection of lightweight and weightless styling products in…

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Chet Hazzard, Deborah Walters, Vera Wang, Mark Scott and Laura Lee Miller.

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Vera Wang Hosts Rainbow Room Tribute to Sales Associates

NEW YORK — “Originally, this was going to be a little party in my apartment,” said designer Vera Wang, who, to thank her Saks Fifth Avenue sales associates, threw a lavish party at the Rainbow Room Wednesday night.

Wang teamed up with her…

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