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Maria Grazia Chiuri's First-Ever Fashion Show for Dior

In her debut collection for Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri proclaimed her ascent boldly, with a fresh take on on daytime dressing.

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Inside Jonathan Anderson's Loewe's Spring Collection

Jonathan Anderson elaborated on the long, languid silhouettes he introduced for fall, here more organic and unfinished, but just as alluring.

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Bottega Veneta Names Claus Dietrich New CEO

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

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Gap Turns to Mickey (Mouse), Names Paul Pressler New CEO

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Leonard Lauder

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LAUDER’S 5 – YEAR FORECAST TO OPEN HBA GLOBAL EXPO

The cosmetics and personal care industry may be undergoing some tough times lately but “the good news is that there will be a next five years,” said Leonard A. Lauder, chairman of The Estée Lauder Cos., whose speech entitled “A View from the Top:…

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LIP SERVICE

Suzanne Grayson knows a thing or two about lipstick. And, her knowledge extends well beyond shade selection: Grayson can explain the difference between creamy, tacky, moist and buttery lipstick textures as easily as she can recite the first cosmetics…

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Kmart’s Magenta line.

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PRIVATE LABEL’S HITS & MISSES

Predicting the success of private label cosmetics is proving a tricky business. For sure, the floodgates have opened in the past three years, with everyone from chain drugstores to discounters to specialty chains to department stores putting their…

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The 24 products being considered for the coveted International Package Design Award.

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THINKING OUT OF THE BOX

Unveiling new packaging innovations is the backbone of HBA Global Expo, so it’s appropriate that awarding the International Package Design Award to the best looking product has become a highly anticipated event. Below are the 24 finalists…

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Johnson & Johnson Shower to Shower Refreshing Body Cloths

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R&D GETS 15 MINUTES OF FAME

It’s out of the lab and into the limelight. At least, that’s what the HBA Global Expo’s first New Product Technical Achievement Award is designed to do — give those who toil behind the scenes in research and development some of…

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Ichiro Seta

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The Freshman Class

MILAN — From bizarre sack-like jeans to ethereal tiered skirts, Enkamania, the global young designer competition held here on Wednesday, illustrated both poles of the fashion spectrum.

Two years of scouting and hundreds of designers…

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Bottega Veneta

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Embellishing It

Bottega Veneta: Making classic luxury pieces that seem hot each season is a tough business, but Tomas Meier, Bottega Veneta’s creative director, knows how to do just that. In his hands, the butter-soft skins and the house’s signature woven…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: After Oscar … Caftan Chic … Rock On …

AFTER OSCAR: Balmain, in flux following the departure of its couturier Oscar de la Renta last July, is about to see other changes. Speculation is growing that managing director Georgina Brandolini, at Balmain since 1997, will exit the house shortly….

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Tom Ford

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Picture Perfect

MILAN — A-list guests fought their way through the masses and up Palazzo Reale’s sprawling stone stairs Wednesday night for the opening of Mario Testino’s “Portraits” exhibit.

“It’s maddening out there,” said Burberry…

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Frederic Tuten photographed by Ross Bleckner.

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Café Society

PARIS — With the fashion elite making their Concorde migrations to Paris — and even twentysomething assistants Google-ing for cheap tickets to London or Barcelona for long party weekends — it’s easy to forget how foreign Europe…

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Fashion Features

Correction: The WWDList

NEW YORK — The WWD List, “Ad Hawk,” that appeared Sept. 19 and featured the 20 biggest fashion and accessories advertisers in the U.S. for the first half of 2002, contained some data that was unclear or, in some cases, incorrect, according to…

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Massimo Ferragamo and Cornelia Guest

Fashion Features

Ferragamo Opens Americana Unit

MANHASSET, N.Y. — Hundreds of revelers turned up in Long Island last Friday night for cocktails and calypso music at the opening party for the Ferragamo store at Americana Manhasset. The 3,000- square-foot Ferragamo store was designed by Michael…

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Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley

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Evelyn Lauder Shares Her ‘Eye for Beauty’

NEW YORK — Two of Evelyn Lauder’s passions — photography and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) — came together Wednesday at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street store here.

Lauder, who is senior corporate vice…

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The MAC counter has plenty of behind-the-scenes space for consultations.

Fashion Features

Retail Giant Fields a New Look

By Julie Naughton

CHICAGO — The grande dame of Chicago beauty retailing, Marshall Field’s on State Street, has just gotten a multimillion dollar makeover — and it’s expected to trigger a bonanza.

Marshall…

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Eclat d’Arpege fragrance.

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Lanvin to Woo 30 Crowd

PARIS — Lanvin is going after thirtysomething women with its latest fragrance, Eclat d’Arpege, starting this December.

With a new owner — Harmonie SA, which purchased the French fashion and fragrance house and its subsidiaries…

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Dashing Diva salon.

Fashion Features

Nail Kiosk Offers Quick, Easy Service

WEST NYACK, NY — For those on the run, there is now a nail salon just for you.

Dashing Diva, a full service salon with a vast selection of retail merchandise, has two locations: the Palisades Center Mall here and the Galleria Mall in White…

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The new Estée Lauder counter.

Fashion Features

The Future Look of Lauder

NEW YORK — Estée Lauder unveiled a new generation of merchandising counters at Bloomingdale’s on Thursday, as the first step in a global rollout of 300 installations over three years for the Lauder brand. The cost of the overall…

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Avon Concert Raises $2M

NEW YORK — Avon’s first Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer concert, starring Natalie Cole, brought in $2 million for the cause. Held Monday night at Avery Fisher Hall, the performance followed an awards presentation that honored leaders in the…

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A Styli-Style display.

Fashion Features

Critical Mass: Grant Berry: Back With Style

NEW YORK — One nagging problem in the mass market has been a lack of uniqueness from store to store.

Too often, the beauty items sold at Walgreens resemble what is sold at Wal-Mart and CVS. Added to that is the blurring of the lines…

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Wet Seal Color Pulled After 6-Month Test

NEW YORK — Wet Seal cosmetics has taken a dive.

Seal Glamour, a collection launched in March, is being discontinued due to disappointing results following a 200-store test. Steve Strickland, senior vice president of marketing and creative…

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A May’s drug store

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May’s Draws Up New Hair Care Display

NEW YORK — May’s Drug Stores is continuing to develop planograms in various departments, the most recent being hair care. This latest initiative will include carving out specific sections within the 36-foot department, such as a 5-foot…

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ThermaSilk: Unilever’s new hair color brand?

Fashion Features

SNIPPETS

COLOR ME — NOT!: Unilever has delayed the launch of its highly anticipated fourth-quarter entry into the hair color category. One industry source said Unilever is contemplating a March 2003 hair color launch, while another source believes the…

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The logo for this year’s Vogue/VH1 Fashion Awards.

New VH1 Awards Plan

NEW YORK — Vogue and VH1 are hoping going live will help them avoid the glitches that troubled last year’s VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards.

The fourth-annual edition of the two-hour awards show will air from Radio City Music Hall on Oct….

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MEMO PAD

WHERE’S DUTCH: The Dutch magazine drama isn’t over yet. Eleventh-hour talks are taking place to decide the future of the bimonthly magazine, the fate of which has been in doubt since founder and editor Sandor Lubbe mysteriously resigned last…

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Brian Grazer Talks Hollywood Homeboy

NEW YORK — He was dressed like a typical Hollywood suit, but Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer should have been decked out in Phat Farm during his keynote speech to a full-capacity Rolling Stone Youth Marketing Conference Thursday at the W…

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Sense Of Luxury

What’s coming for spring? Gala store openings and a collections season that promises subtle military influences, rich leathers and plenty of the souped-up sportswear that’s quintessentially Milanese.

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Liviana Conti, which only has 5 percent of its business in the U.S., has targeted Scandinavia and Eastern Europe for growth.

Fashion Features

Rough Crossing

Small Italian fashion firms are finding it’s not so easy to break into the American market.

If you’re not an Armani or a Gucci, with a big name and an ad budget to match, the American market can be a tough place. And no one…

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Ferragamo spring

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Italians Remain Upbeat

Despite increasing economic and political uncertainty worldwide, Italian designers are sticking with their retail and product expansion plans for spring.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

That’s the mantra…

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Recharging Pucci

Preparing his first collection for Pucci, Christian Lacroix is ready to take the venerable Florentine fashion house on a wild ride.

Christian Lacroix’s makeover of Pucci is taking shape. Literally.

Bringing new silhouettes…

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Agnelli’s new art gallery in Turin.

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Italy Unveils Treasure of Art

MILAN — An old car factory in Turin might seem like an unlikely place for an art gallery, but that’s just where some Canova sculptures and paintings by Matisse, Picasso, Canaletto and Renoir now rest at the new Agnelli Art…

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Backpack by Issey Miyake.

People

Insiders’ Rank and File for Fall

PARIS — Fashion fanatics have their must-have shoes and bags. But industrial designers have their seasonal fetishes, too. WWD asked some of Europe’s top industrial designers and architects to name the current object of their…

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Zegna Baruffa’s plant in Borgosesia, Italy.

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Spinning A Good Yarn

Italy’s specialty textile companies feel somewhat insulated from pressures on other parts of the fashion industry.fter a difficult first half, high-end, Italian textile companies showing at the latest round of national trade shows voiced a…

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Checking out the spinning process at Zegna Baruffa.

Fashion Features

From Fiber to Yarn

Mila Zegna Baruffa, communications director of the Italian yarn manufacturer bearing her family’s name, is on a mission to get Americans to read clothing labels as copiously as they read food labels.

She wants them to not only look at…

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Fashion Features

When in Rome

MILAN — Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana went on a whirlwind tour of Ancient Rome in the spring collection they showed for D&G on Thursday. The theme was inspired by the new boutique the pair will open in Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas in…

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Paul Pressler

Fashion Features

Gap Turns to Mickey (Mouse), Names Paul Pressler New CEO

NEW YORK — The search is over. Now the work begins.

Ending a four-month search marked by rampant speculation, Gap Inc. Thursday named Paul Pressler president and chief executive officer. He takes control of the $13.85 billion chain…

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Philippe Starck’s classic design.

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On The Drawing Board

STARCK’S HOMECOMING: After stamping his style all over such hotels as the Royalton, Paramount and the Hudson, Philippe Starck is cozying up to homeowners in the U.S. for the first time. He and Florida real estate developer Jorge Perez are…

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Inside MoMu in Belgium.

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Art and Fashion Going Dutch

ANTWERP, Belgium — Solidifying its status among the world’s style capitals, this small, Flemish-speaking port town inaugurated a 95,000-square-foot, eight-level fashion museum last week.

The dramatic Mode Museum, or MoMu for short,…

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Judge Nixes UNITE Motion To Dismiss Civil Lawsuit

NEW YORK — A California Superior Court judge in Los Angeles Wednesday struck down UNITE’s motion to dismiss a civil suit filed against it in May by a man who claims he was assaulted by a union staffer after a strike at a home textiles…

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Domenico De Sole, Gucci Group

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Gucci Profits Plunge 55.1%

MILAN — The second quarter brought an even steeper drop in Gucci Group NV’s profits than the first.

Gucci Thursday reported a 55.1 percent decline in second-quarter net profit and warned that a weaker economy or war in Iraq might…

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Seven Firms Settle Saipan Suit

WASHINGTON — Seven of eight remaining U.S. apparel companies charged with buying from sweatshops in Saipan in three blockbuster lawsuits have signed settlement agreements, but the final chapter of the bitter three-year legal battle has not been…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

LAUREN LAUNCHING SLEEPWEAR: Ralph Lauren sleepwear will be back in stores for fall 2003. Jones Apparel Group has signed a sublicense with Carole Hochman Designs to produce and market a line of women’s sleepwear bearing the Lauren Ralph Lauren…

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Princess Michael of Kent

People

Suzy

H.R.H. Princess Michael of Kent, who graces New York with her presence every now and again, is gracing us once again, visiting from Oct. 19 to Nov. 4. Got those dates?

You all remember the Princess, don’t you? Tall, stately and golden…

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