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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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Luxe Sector Cautious in Uncertain Times

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Cacharel

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Frisky Ingenues, Femme Fatales and Folksy Lasses

Cacharel was cute and stylish; Costume National, sexy and steamy. Meanwhile, Dries Van Noten stayed folkloric and Loewe had a touch of the gaucho.

Cacharel: Mini skirts and maxi color. That’s what Suzanne Clements and Inacio…

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Hussein Chalayan’s invitation.

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Fashion Scoops: Stun Gun … Air Time … Puppy Love …

STUN GUN: Hussein Chalayan’s show late Friday was preceded by a storm of controversy over his invitation. It depicts a blindfolded young girl brandishing a handgun. Backstage, Chalayan defended the choice, saying the image documents the fact that…

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Elizabeth Eveillard

Financial

No Upturn Seen Until Mid-2003

NEW YORK — The long-awaited economic recovery keeps being postponed.

Originally expected to kick in in time for the second half of 2001, many economists and sources in financial and credit circles now fear that the combination of…

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Mimi So in her recently renovated store.

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So Serene on 47th Street

NEW YORK — Mimi So is hoping to bring a sense of Zen to Manhattan’s bustling 47th Street jewelry district.

In a monthlong renovation during which her boutique was closed, the fine jewelry designer threw out the chintz and reopened…

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ACE Award Winners Set

NEW YORK — The Accessories Council has named the winners for the sixth annual ACE Awards, which will be given out at a black-tie gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Nov. 5.

Six awards will be given to vendors and retailers that have increased…

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Gisele Bündchen and Patrick Duchamp, Bulgari’s director of North America and Latin America, at the company’s recent event to kick off its Bzero1 watch.

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Findings

PIAGET IN PALM BEACH: Piaget, the high-end watch and jewelry company, plans to open two stores, bringing its store count to four. The first new unit is set to open in Palm Beach, Fla., in December, while a store in Beverly Hills is slated for early…

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Softly tailored top and drawstring pants by Liz Claiborne Intimates at Charles Komar & Sons.

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The Comfort Factor Grows

NEW YORK — The concept of comfortwear has had a long rise, but it shows no sign of reaching its apex.

Innerwear, retail and marketing executives said the demand for clothing that offers an enhanced comfort level, particularly…

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Victor Lee and Haresh Tharani

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Investment Group Acquires NAP

NEW YORK — NAP Inc., a $100 million innerwear firm, has been acquired in a stock purchase by a private investment group headed by Haresh Tharani, chairman of Bill Blass Ltd.

The purchase price was not available. Company shares were…

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Judy Collinson

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Luxe Sector Cautious in Uncertain Times

NEW YORK — Whatever is in store with the global political situation, plenty of Americans still want their luxuries.

The long run of automatic double-digit sales increases has long since drawn to a close, but retailers and analysts believe…

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Financial

Finish Line Net Falls, But Beats Estimates

NEW YORK — Costs grew faster than sales for The Finish Line Inc. in its second quarter, pressuring profits below year-ago levels but still above Wall Street forecasts.

For the three months ended Aug. 31, the Indianapolis-based athletic…

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Financial

JLM Couture Posts 54.6% Profit Spike

NEW YORK — Strong revenue gains led to robust bottom-line growth in the third quarter at JLM Couture Inc.

For the three months ended July 31, the New York-based wedding apparel maker and marketer reported net income grew 54.6 percent to…

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Financial

Operating Costs Aid Hartmax in Quarter

NEW YORK — Buoyed by a small third-quarter profit, Hartmarx Corp. reaffirmed its pledge to register a profitable year overall.

After losing $13.9 million last year and $955,000 so far this year, for the three months ended Aug. 31, the…

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Financial

Alternative Financing Looms Larger

NEW YORK — Even without a major credit crunch on the horizon, business opportunities are expected to abound for firms specializing in alternative forms of financing.

Executives at factoring and nontraditional lending firms said an…

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Fabian Mansson and Engle E. Saez

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Bauer Returns to Outdoor Roots

NEW YORK — Aiming to solve a seven-year case of mistaken marketing identities, Eddie Bauer is refocusing on its outdoor heritage with a campaign that ties together the 82-year-old company’s advertising, catalogs, Web sites and store…

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Mollie Sugden flanked by two Agent Provocateur shop girls

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Being Served at Henri Bendel

NEW YORK — Oh, the glories of retail.

Last Thursday night, die-hard fans of the BBC’s classic series “Are You Being Served?” turned up at Henri Bendel to meet the infamous Mollie Sugden who played Mrs. Slocombe on the…

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John Galliano makes his entrance.

People

Magic Man

John Galliano is living out his wildest fantasies — and he’s taking everyone else along for the ride. Who else would launch a perfume at the Lido, the touristy Parisian cabaret with its better days long gone? But that’s just where…

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Shiva Rose McDermott and Amelia Fleetwood

People

Ruling Class

It’s not often that a premiere screening is preceded by an audience breaking into song — but that’s exactly what happened on Thursday when “The Rules of Attraction” writer-director Roger Avary called for a “Happy Birthday” salute to…

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Amélie Nothomb

People

The Write Stuff

PARIS — Amélie Nothomb, one of France’s most prolific and acclaimed young novelists, just might be its quirkiest, too. After all, she read the entire dictionary when she was 13 and then was tempted to write her own version. Her novel…

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Comme des Garçons

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Between a Rocker and a Soft Place

There are two sides to this spring’s Paris girl: The one that’s looking for romance à la Rei Kawakubo’s Comme des Garçons and Veronique Branquinho, or the one that wants to live in rockstar sin, as in Hussein Chalayan and…

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A Spring 2003 look.

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Fashion Scoops: Sporting Life … Unwelcome Mat … Moonlighting …

SPORTING LIFE: “It’s all about sportif, no?” was the question Karl Lagerfeld posed, as he led a select group of editors around Chanel’s couture salons Sunday, decorated with the newest Chanel sporting goods — surfboards, a kite, even…

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Vive la Mode

PARIS — The City of Light moved into high gear over the weekend with a wonderful explosion of joie de mode. There were an unusual number of stellar collections, which varied in tone and content, but all had in common an upbeat feeling — a…

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Kmart: On Course for July Ch. 11 Exit

NEW YORK — Kmart Corp. is still looking to exit from Chapter 11 next “July or possibly earlier,” according to the bankrupt discounter’s chief financial officer.

Kmart’s cfo Al Koch, said, “If we’re not able to exit early…

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Cargo remains stalled at West Coast ports.

Fashion Features

Industry Awaits Dock Solution

LOS ANGELES — While mediated talks continued through the weekend between the Pacific Maritime Association and International Longshore and Warehouse Union, vendors and customs brokers planned alternate routes for cargo and fretted about what…

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Fashion Features

Burberry Planning First Italian Store

LONDON — Burberry’s retail fever isn’t subsiding.

The company, which will have opened four new units by the end of 2002, has announced plans to open its first Italian store in Milan.

The new store will be on Via Verri…

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Lauren, De Sole Lead Key Summit Speakers

NEW YORK — Golf is off the program, and the mood is more serious.

The WWD/DNR Apparel CEO Summit is being reengineered with a streamlined format, a power lineup of industry leaders and a fresh platform to provide real solutions to…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

GUILFORD EXITS BANKRUPTCY: Guilford Mills Inc., which filed for bankruptcy in March at the tail end of a slew of filings in the textile industry, on Friday became the first company of that wave to return to solvency. As spelled out in the…

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John Weitz founded his women’s sportswear business in 1954.

Fashion Features

Obituary: Designer John Weitz, 79

NEW YORK — John Weitz, fashion designer, novelist, historian and a pioneer of brand licensing, died late Thursday at his home in Bridgehampton, N.Y. He was 79.

One of the first American designers to explore his brand’s potential…

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DOL Settles With Marianas Firm

NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Labor reached a settlement agreement Friday with a Northern Marianas Islands garment manufacturer a week after filing a lawsuit against the firm and its principal owner.

The DOL said Marianas Garment…

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Sears Promotes Liska

NEW YORK — Paul Liska as been promoted to president of Sears, Roebuck & Co.’s credit and financial products unit. He succeeds Kevin Keleghan, who has left the firm.

Glenn Richter succeeds Liska as chief financial officer of Sears…

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Fashion Features

Jobs Fall Modestly in September

WASHINGTON — Job losses in domestic textile mills and apparel factories continued to be tempered last month, as companies got a piece of retailers’ back-to-school and restocking orders, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Textile…

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Emanuel Ungaro

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Paris Goes on Tour

The message was clear: Pack your bags and get ready for adventure. Emanuel Ungaro’s Giambattista Valli moved to a Spanish beat, while Michael Kors took Céline to Goa via the entire planet and Jean Paul Gaultier explored his own rich,…

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