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Tomas Maier eschewed trends in favor of a design ethos of “private luxury” for a collection that was effortlessly sophisticated.

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Another Tough Half? Possible War in Iraq Adds To Dire Outlook

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Jacket Required

PARIS — There are always unexpected pleasures in a Christian Dior show, and this season was no exception. The stars of John Galliano’s delightful, inventive spring collection included some tailored looks and mixes of utility, military,…

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Another Tough Half? Possible War in Iraq Adds To Dire Outlook

Uncertainty. It is the worst thing that businesses can face, but the luxury goods and fashion sectors appear to be headed for at least another six months of it after a year-and-a-half of catastrophe, an economic downturn and financial…

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Financial

Deb, Dress Barn Down in September

NEW YORK — Two specialty retailers — Deb Shops and The Dress Barn — Thursday reported declines in September same-store sales, adding to already strong misgivings about last month’s retail results.

Retail stocks continued…

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Financial

Angst Grows as Dock Strike Continues

LOS ANGELES — Local manufacturers, fearful it’s only a matter of days before buyers cancel orders, said Thursday that they can’t wait another week for the ILWU and PMA to take another baby step forward.

Many had been counting…

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Franchini’s Experience Aiding Bally Transition

LONDON — For Marco Franchini, building Bally’s business has brought on a serious case of déjà vu. Franchini, the newly appointed chief executive and chairman of the board at Bally International AG, is a former Gucci executive…

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Dubrow’s Seven-Year Itch

By Joanna Ramey

WASHINGTON — At a lunch here last week, longtime garment worker lobbyist Evy Dubrow wanted to confess: she’s lied about her age for years. She’s not 84, but 91.

Dubrow’s revelation drew gasps,…

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Wijnants Collection Makes Debut

ANTWERP, Belgium — Two years ago, Christian Wijnants graduated top of his class at the Royal Academy here. Last year, he garnered the grand prize at the prestigious Hyeres fashion festival in France. In the meantime, he worked with Dries Van…

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Danenberg to Relaunch Signature Sportswear

NEW YORK — Rebecca Danenberg, who already has a full plate as a designer of ever-hot Seven jeans, is about to get a lot busier. She’s relaunching her signature line of sportswear.

During a photo shoot last week, Danenberg, barefoot…

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Calif. Labor Commission To Pay 239 Wins Workers

WASHINGTON — The California Labor Commissioner’s office will dip into its emergency funds Wednesday to pay 239 former employees of the San Francisco-based Wins of California factories a total of $869,000 in back wages, a spokesman said…

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IT Holding to Combine Ferré Lines

MILAN — IT Holding’s restructuring of Gianfranco Ferré is in full swing.

During a Merrill Lynch conference here, IT Holding’s chairman and chief executive, Tonino Perna, said it plans to discontinue the Gieffeffe,…

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Jones Apparel Reevaluating Oldham Jeans

NEW YORK — After adding two major jeans brands to its fashion lineup this year, Jones Apparel Group management is rethinking the role of the Todd Oldham Jeans brand.

Sources close to the company told WWD that the employees working on the…

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In Brief

FIT SHOP RETURNS: The Fashion Institute of Technology is reopening its student-run Style Shop Monday. The Shop, which bowed in 1996, was designed to give students the experience of running a business. The store sells a mix of accessories, home goods,…

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People

Suzy

Carolina Cisneros, the ravishing daughter of Patricia Phelps Cisneros and Gustavo Cisneros of Caracas, New York and the Dominican Republic, and handsome, redheaded Alberto Rodriguez-Diez — a champion golfer and a major developer in Venezuela…

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The Fashion Legion

PARIS — Bernard Arnault made fashion history 15 years ago when he launched a couture house for Christian Lacroix. No one else has dared since. So you can forgive the LVMH chairman for not knowing where to start when he delivered a speech and…

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Sporting Chances And Circular Logic

Yohji Yamamoto showed just why he’s a sports authority with his Y’s collection. Martin Margiela, for his part, says two skirts are better than one.

Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto: Since signing his Adidas deal, Yohji Yamamoto…

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Montana Man

PARIS — Stephane Parmentier, the French designer who will unveil his debut collection for Claude Montana here on Monday, was an early fan of the house. “I became a fashion rat at 14,” Parmentier recalled. “Claude’s shows were my favorite….

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Purl Two

PARIS — Sonia Rykiel, France’s queen of knitwear, is spinning a new yarn.

Two flagship boutiques — on London’s Brook Street and in Miami’s Coral Gables — are slated to open this fall. The first Sonia…

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Fashion Scoops: More, More Moreau … Early Bird … Cheering Section …

MORE, MORE MOREAU: Karl Lagerfeld, Azzedine Alaïa, Betty Catroux, Georgina Brandolini and Anne Parillaud were among the glitterati who came out to see Calvin Klein and fete his new Avenue Montaigne flagship Thursday night. But they had heavy…

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Christian Dior’s Diane Miles On Road to BeneFit as CEO

NEW YORK — BeneFit Cosmetics is getting a new chief executive officer — Diane Miles, from Christian Dior Perfumes Inc., a fellow division of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

LVMH, which owns a 70 percent stake in BeneFit, has…

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Prescriptives Takes Bendel Express

NEW YORK — After a six-year absence, Prescriptives is headed back into Henri Bendel — albeit with a do-it-yourself twist.

The brand and the retailer will officially launch PxExpress by Prescriptives, a self-service counter, in…

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Limoni Said to Be on the Block

MILAN — The rash of cross-border

consolidation among perfumeries in Europe seems far from abating.

Italy’s largest perfumery chain, Limoni Spa, with 207 doors owned by Marbert AG, could be the next chain to be snapped up…

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Escada Fashions New Scent

PARIS — Escada Beaute continues with its couture creations.

In late October, it will launch its sixth limited-edition, numbered “couture” fragrance, called Escada Collection, worldwide. Like the previous five, its bottle was designed to…

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Mila Schön’s Seduction

MILAN — If one considers perfume counters as miniature museums, executives at Eurocosmesi here think they have been lacking an important work of art: A new fragrance branded by Yugoslavian-born fashion designer Mila Schön, whose affinity…

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Grès: Come to the Cabaret

PARIS — Parfums Grès wants to bring a little theater to fragrance counters with its latest fragrance, Cabaret.

“Cabaret has been created for the woman who knows what she wants in life,” Parfums Grès said in a statement….

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Cole Fields Sales in the Windy City

CHICAGO — Between visits to Europe and New York, Kenneth Cole recently spent a few hours at Marshall Field’s State Street flagship here, promoting his new men’s and women’s fragrances.

During the event — attended…

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Renaissance of a Classic at Lord & Taylor

NEW YORK — Score one for the classics.

The newly reintroduced Givenchy scent L’Interdit —?first released in 1957 —?is rising again at Lord & Taylor.

For September, the scent has done close to $1 million at…

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BeautiControl Eyes Latin Growth

DALLAS — BeautiControl is moving to a Latin beat.

The $120 million direct-sales beauty company here, which is a division of Tupperware Corp. of Orlando, Fla., is accenting growth with an aggressive push into Latin America, especially…

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Fashion Features

Revlon’s New Two Step

NEW YORK — Like any auto painter knows, a good paint job requires a color base followed with a clear coat.

Revlon has taken the same approach to nail polish. In its latest news from ColorStay, Revlon said it has created a two-step nail…

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TOP NOTES

THINK PINK: Elizabeth Hurley joined Leonard Lauder in celebrating Estée Lauder’s 40th anniversary at Harrods and highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness month on Tuesday. Hurley, dressed in a pink Ralph Lauren evening gown, helped Lauder cut…

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Fashion Features

Losing the New Brand Gamble

NEW YORK — Retailing and gambling have a lot in common.

When a retailer purchases a new item, it is akin to taking a chance on a racehorse or plunking down a bet at a craps table.

In the past few years, more buyers have hedged…

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BeComing Flagship Opens

NEW YORK — There’s been a brand switch at the Avon store in Trump Tower.

Last Friday, the first-floor shop, part of the Avon Centre Salon and Spa, reopened as the flagship for Avon’s retail brand BeComing. Previously, the…

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Fashion Features

Pratt Showcases Designs by Rosen

NEW YORK — For Marc Rosen, there’s nothing wrong with living in a glass house. At least, that’s the message conveyed by the exhibition of his fragrance packaging designs at the Pratt Institute.

The installation, called “Glass…

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Lauren Hutton Adds Skin Care Line

NEW YORK — There is more “Good Stuff” to come from Lauren Hutton. The model and now businesswoman plans to launch a skin care line to supplement her Good Stuff makeup line in the first quarter.

The line consists of six products,…

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New Light for Acne Patients

NEW YORK — When the Food and Drug Administration cleared ClearLight high intensity light as a treatment for adult acne in August, those in search of a drug-free acne-fighting alternative were offered a glimmer of hope — without the jar….

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CEW Honors Its Highest Achievers

NEW YORK — In years past, Cosmetic Executive Women held award luncheons honoring an executive for her career achievement. This year, the spotlight fell on a dozen women.

Carlotta Jacobson, president of CEW, noted that this year many women…

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Coldwater Creek Enters Bath

NEW YORK — Retailer Coldwater Creek has entered the bath and body category, joining the growing number of apparel retailers launching pampering beauty lines.

Coldwater Creek, a multi-channel merchandiser of women’s apparel and…

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Adding Up the In Touch Equation

NEW YORK — In the hyperactive world of celebrity-obsessed entertainment weeklies, there’s no rest for the wicked. Barely has US Weekly had time to savor its newfound success than In Touch is revving up for an Oct. 28 launch. Stephen…

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MEMO PAD

ADIEU, DUTCH: It’s game over for Dutch. A spokesman for Audax, the Amsterdam-based company that owns 60 percent of Art View — the publisher of the alternative fashion magazine — said Thursday that Dutch will close. As reported,…

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