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A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

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Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

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Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

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Designer Supernovas: Is N.Y. Burning Out Its Young Stars Too Fast?

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CRADLE CHANGES: Joseph Cicio joined beauty startup Cradle Holdings as senior vice president on Monday, roughly two weeks after leaving Mayor’s Jewelers, where he was chief executive officer. Cradle also appointed Lauren Freedman vice president of…

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Swiss Army Enlists Women

NEW YORK — Wenger, the company best known as the maker of the iconic Swiss Army Knife, is exploring its feminine side with its first women’s scent.

Although Swiss Army is more male- oriented, it enjoys quite a large following among…

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Fashion Features

Dermud Leads Ahava to Success

Editor’s Note: The following is the full text of a story that appeared in the Friday, September 13 issue. Due to a production error, parts of the story were unreadable in that edition.

NEW YORK — Creating a successful…

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SNIPPETS

STRAIGHTEN OUT: Eddris Nicholls, lead hair stylist for the Tracy Reese show, is opening her own salon this December in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district. Nicholls, whose client list includes Diana Ross and Roberta Flack, is renowned for her hair…

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Fashion Features

Mellow Yellow

NEW YORK— Who would have thought that Adolfo would be so hip? But in the hands of Marc Jacobs, anything is possible. Inspired by his collection of vintage Adolfo tweed coats, jackets and suits, Marc juxtaposed pretty Easter egg-colored pieces…

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Designer Supernovas: Is N.Y. Burning Out Its Young Stars Too Fast?

NEW YORK — New York could be at risk of going the way of London.

As a generation of designers like Isaac Mizrahi, Todd Oldham, Stephen Sprouse and Christian Francis Roth has disappeared from the runways for one reason or another, editors…

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In Brief

CHICO’S CORNER: A long search for a store location in Manhattan has finally paid off for red-hot Chico’s, which told WWD it has plans to open a 1,660-square-foot unit on Oct. 3 at the corner of 75th Street and Third Avenue. Although the…

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Glynn and Palionis

NEW YORK — Looking to bolster its branding and sales strategies, Donna Karan International said Thursday that it has snared two executives.

Katherine Glynn has joined the company as vice president of sales for Donna Karan New York…

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Fashion Features

Correction

Barry Siegel, buyer for men’s and women’s clothing and accessories at Fast Buck Freddie’s in Key West, Fla., was misidentified in a photo on page 50 of the WWDMAGIC Section II, Aug. 26.

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Fashion Features

Government Adds

PARIS — It’s about time.

That’s how French fashion firms reacted to this week’s news that the French government will loosen restrictions on the country’s mandatory 35-hour workweek, raising the limit on the amount…

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Financial

Solid Growth Rolls On At H&M and Inditex

By Robert Murphy

PARIS — Europe’s fast fashion behemoths, Sweden’s Hennes & Mauritz and Spain’s Inditex, continue to race ahead.

On Thursday, H&M said profits for the third quarter ended Aug. 31 leapt 53 percent…

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Fashion Features

Polo Store Workers Sue

NEW YORK — Employees working in Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.’s stores filed a lawsuit Wednesday complaining about the content and cost of the firm’s uniform policy.

According to a published report out of San Francisco, the…

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MEMO

COMEBACK KID: Attention laddies: don’t write off GQ just yet. After a 12.9 percent decline in newsstand sales in the first half of 2002, following a 16.5 percent drop in the second half of 2001, editor in chief Art Cooper believes the magazine…

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Fashion Features

Stella McCartney Bows In Meatpacking District

NEW YORK — Despite the trappings of rock royalty, celebrity best friends and the glories of a monied existence, Stella McCartney has always insisted that all she wants to do is design clothes and open her own boutiques.

And that’s…

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Shopping for a Cause

NEW YORK — More than 8,000 people shopped Saks Fifth Avenue Wednesday night in style, with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a dozen top designers, and the chance to contribute to the annual Fashion Targets Breast Cancer initiative.

From…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Ciao, Oscar … Unite to Make Hay at Stella’s … Fountain of Youth …

CIAO, OSCAR: He mamboed with Gwyneth, cha-chaed with Anna and rumbaed with Salma downtown Tuesday night, then got up and did his runway show for the ladies Wednesday. What next? By Thursday afternoon, Oscar de la Renta had split New York and was…

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Chic of the Week

Kate Hudson gets a gold star. The actress sparkled in a gold-flecked Christian Dior dress and golden heels at the premiere of her period epic, “The Four Feathers,” at the Mann Village Theatre on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Recalling the old-fashioned…

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Fashion Features

Diversionary Tactics

You’re committed to doing a big runway show. But the clothes stink, you know it and you’re desperate for a major diversion. In other words, you need somebody to suck up all the attention in the room and guarantee TV and tabloid coverage…

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Fashion Features

Ready for His Close-Up

After 17 years of shunning the spotlight, custom designer John Anthony invited the press to take in his new 57th Street atelier and 20 looks from his fall couture collection. Models in Anthony’s classically glamorous clothes, Verdura jewelry and…

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People

Suzy

Ashley Judd is planning to be in New York in the fall to star on Broadway in Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” for probably a six-month engagement. Can you imagine anyone more perfect to play Maggie the Cat than the beautiful and…

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Fashion Features

A Backward Glance

With inspirations ranging from Brigitte Bardot to Batista’s Cuba and Eighties aerobics, designers created often-felicitous mixes of past and present.

Cynthia Steffe: Cynthia Steffe had a Sixties moment, and a sexy one at that. Her…

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EEOC Files Lawsuit

NEW YORK — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn Federal Court Thursday, charging a Brooklyn sweater manufacturer with sex discrimination.

The lawsuit alleges that the company, Best Clothing…

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Fashion Features

Geneva Talks: Trade, Textiles and Quotas

WASHINGTON — Textile and apparel industry leaders from over 25 countries will convene in Geneva this weekend to hash out their differences on trade issues and brainstorm about a quota-free world in 2005 and beyond.

Against the backdrop of…

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Financial

Quiksilver Net Up 11%

NEW YORK — Quiksilver Inc. rode a wave of top-line growth to healthy gains in its third-quarter bottom line.

For the three months ended July 31, the Huntington Beach, Calif.-based activewear maker reported net earnings swelled 11.2…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Betty Goodman, 83, Fashion Exec

NEW YORK — Betty Goodman, a veteran fashion executive and former president of The Fashion Group, died Wednesday at home from lung cancer. She was 83.

Services will be today at 9:30 a.m. at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home, 1076 Madison…

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Fashion Features

Guerlain Seeks a New Road

PARIS — Guerlain is at a crossroads.

Executives at the fabled 174-year-old LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned house unveiled a new business plan to a group of some 40 journalists this week, causing a stir amongst the…

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Fashion Features

Clarins and CEW

NEW YORK — The Dream Ball is back.

After being postponed, then canceled in the aftermath of the World Trade Center disaster last year, the cosmetics industry’s fall black-tie fund-raising event was revisited this…

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Fashion Features

Rossellini Scent Extols Life in the Limelight

PARIS — It’s take two for Isabella Rossellini fragrances. The actress and former model will introduce her second fragrance, called Isa Bella, in Europe this fall. It comes two years after she launched her first scent,…

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Fashion Features

Perfectionist: Lauder’s New Tool

NEW YORK —?With its newest repair product, Perfectionist, Estée Lauder is aiming to put a younger face on its brand.

Perfectionist Correcting Serum for Lines/Wrinkles joins Advanced Night Repair and Idealist as the “key pillars of…

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Fashion Features

LAUNCH PAD

Rochas’ French Twist

PARIS — Rochas is set to introduce Rochas Absolu this fall, a fragrance meant to break through as the second pillar in the brand’s women’s fragrance portfolio along with Femme de Rochas, its…

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Fashion Features

Stila’s Triple Play on Lips

NEW YORK — Stila is adding lips to the Convertible Color collection.

The collection, which Stila executives noted has been a huge success for the brand, consists of cheek color in 12 shades and eye color in eight, both retailing for $28….

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Fashion Features

Extremely Paul Smith

PARIS — The latest Paul Smith fragrances are about extremes.

The cult British designer is set to launch this fall his second fragrance masterbrand, called Paul Smith Extreme. This duo follows the designer’s first foray into…

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Fashion Features

Ricky’s Opens on Fifth, Next Stop L.A.

NEW YORK — The idea for the blue and pink spray-painted motorcycles in the window of the new Ricky’s NYC on Fifth Avenue came to Todd Kenig late one night. So did the concept of showcasing boxes of Mr. Bubble alongside Mr. Bubble pajamas,…

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Fashion Features

Victoria’s Secret Window Gets Animated

NEW YORK — A Victoria’s Secret store window on Manhattan’s West Side came alive Wednesday.

Rather than risqué mannequins known to sometimes provoke local parents, the window in the front of the company’s Broadway…

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Fashion Features

Hutton Color Line to Debut

DALLAS — Like Lauren Hutton needs another title. The super model and actress is now also a beauty executive.

Confirming earlier reports in these columns, Hutton will launch her new Good Stuff color cosmetics collection Sept. 25 on Home…

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Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Data Dominating Instinct

NEW YORK — Beauty merchandising — art or science?

Some players in the mass market business fear pressures to make beauty more productive have supplanted creativity. The number crunching is especially challenging in color cosmetics…

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Fashion Features

She She Gets a Flagship

NEW YORK — Macy’s Herald Square has opened a mini-boutique for She She cosmetics in its fourth-floor junior department.

But even before the opening last Friday, the Macy’s store became the brand’s best-selling location,…

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