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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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Media

Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

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Fashion

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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San Francisco Stores Battle Seismic Shifts In Economy, Tourism

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High Velocity

NEW YORK — Sometimes we all feel the need for speed. In his strong, clean and, above all, sexy spring collection, Narciso Rodriguez delivered enough sleekly graphic looks to satisfy our raciest desires. Here, his cotton canvas dress with wool and…

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Fashion Features

San Francisco Stores Battle Seismic Shifts In Economy, Tourism

LOS ANGELES— It was the last thing San Francisco retailers wanted to hear.

While its counterparts in the southern half of the state manage to squeak by last year’s recession, already hard-hit San Francisco is forecasted to limp…

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Fashion Features

Confidence Continues to Drop in Sept.

NEW YORK — Americans’ assessment of the nation’s economic health faltered in September for the fourth straight month despite an improvement in their longer-term outlook.

The New York-based Conference Board’s index of…

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Fashion Features

Mary McFadden Still Contrary

NEW YORK — Mary’s back.

A month after Mary McFadden mysteriously closed her signature ready-to-wear business, leaving unpaid bills and unanswered questions in her wake, the designer returned to the social circuit Tuesday…

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Fashion Features

Lounging With Giorgio Armani

MILAN — First the furniture, now the loungewear.

A few weeks after the introduction of Armani Dolci candies, Giorgio Armani is launching a line of clothes to wear at home — perhaps to help indulge in those sweet, relaxing moments….

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Fashion Features

In Brief

FACONNABLE MOVES: Façonnable SAS, the classic-style French designer brand owned by Nordstrom, has named Thierry Domarak president. In this role, Domarak will oversee the brand’s European operations and report to Mark Brashear, president of…

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Fashion Features

Correction

The brooch Kristin Davis wore to the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was from Fred Leighton. The resource was incorrect in a caption on page 4 of the WWD Emmy Awards Section II, Tuesday.

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Fashion Features

Bangladesh Pants Caught in Riff

WASHINGTON — Ten senators from textile-producing states urged Bush administration officials Tuesday to deny a request from Bangladesh to exceed its 2002 limits on cotton trouser imports.

The letter sent to Bush cabinet members underscores…

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Fashion Features

Donna Karan to Relaunch Men’s

NEW YORK — After taking several months to size up its men’s business, Donna Karan International said Wednesday it will relaunch the line next fall.

Production was put on hold in May to give executives time to assess the brand…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Kathleen Hagan, 46, Ex-Revlon Exec

NEW YORK — Kathleen Hagan, a former Revlon executive, died in her sleep Friday, Sept. 20. She was 46.

Hagan, who left Revlon in February, had worked for the cosmetics firm for more than 10 years. Her most recent position was senior…

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Fashion Features

Deutsche Dissatisfied

LONDON — Deutsche Bank, Harvey Nichols’ largest institutional investor, isn’t happy with Dickson Poon’s offer of $3.85 per share in his bid to control 100 percent of the London-based department store.

“It doesn’t…

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People

A Matter of Kors

To the relief of his female fans everywhere, Michael Kors introduced his new men’s collection at Saks Fifth Avenue Tuesday night. “Now women don’t have to feel as guilty,” he said. “They can pick up seven looks for themselves and get him a…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Front-Row Friends … Pop Goes Vuitton … Maxim Tell-All …

FRONT-ROW FRIENDS: Has an industry long-known for bitchiness and back-stabbing transformed into one of sharing and caring? Many New York designers were spotted at each others’ shows — and no, they weren’t spying. Some, like…

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People

Melting Pot

NEW YORK — With a shortened fashion week, Gotham’s designers went head-to-head vying for retail and editorial attention. And it’s this do-or-die-hard attitude that keeps these designers going.

At Patricia Field’s House…

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Fashion Features

Southern Stores Retain Independent Spirit

ATLANTA — There was a time when family-owned stores were as vital to small towns in the South as the Baptist church.

Early-20th-century peddlers, often immigrants, built general stores that were community centers or multistore businesses…

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People

Suzy

The Metropolitan Opera celebrated opening night in the usual splendor: boxes and parterres filled with swells dressed swell and sparkling with jewels. One can only thank heaven for this elegant evening, a beacon in a melee of “social events,” trashy…

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Fashion Features

In The Spotlight

The DIVA awards are back, and they’re proof that good things do come in smaller packages. DIVA, which stands for Designer Impact Vision Atlanta, is also downscaling its awards, held Oct 18. this year — only designers are being honored,…

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