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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

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Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

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Business

Supreme Court Decision Seen as Blow to Fashion Designers

The court's ruling in favor of Samsung in its battle with Apple could weaken patent protection for fashion designs.

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Luxe Still the Star In Japanese Retail’s Decade of Darkness

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Here, his pristine white coat.

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So It Seams

NEW YORK — Trends may come and trends may go, but beauty and craftsmanship are forever.
Certain designers simply march to a different drummer, and that’s their mantra. Among them is Ralph Rucci, whose luxurious spring Chado collection…

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Vuitton officials say the brand’s Tokyo store is doing well despite troubles in the Japanese economy.

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Luxe Still the Star In Japanese Retail’s Decade of Darkness

TOKYO — Coping in the face of a typhoon.

It is the phrase that perhaps best sums up the situation for luxury and other brands in the all-important Japanese market, which continues to struggle economically. The Japanese love to shop, but…

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Media

MEMO PAD

ARMANI-VOGUE TRUCE?: All fashion feuds eventually come to an end and now it looks like the ice might be thawing between Giorgio Armani and Vogue. According to Robert Triefus, executive vice president for worldwide communications at Armani SpA, the…

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Share Fracas Brewing for Harvey Nichols

LONDON — What’s next for Harvey Nichols? Deutsche Bank, the retailer’s largest institutional investor, has announced plans to block Dickson Poon’s bid for 100 percent of the U.K. department store chain during a…

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EU Calls for Tariff Elimination

GENEVA — The European Union proposed Monday that countries taking part in the global trade talks agree to cut tariffs on textiles, clothing and footwear to levels close to zero.

Herve Jeanjean, the EU’s lead negotiator on market…

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Supreme Court Rejects Cashmere Appeal

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from Saks Fifth Avenue and Harvé Benard Ltd. and sent a cashmere labeling case back to a lower court for trial.

As is common, the high court didn’t comment when referring…

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In Brief

WORK STOPPAGE AVERTED: A tentative agreement was reached over the weekend by the United Auto Workers covering UAW Local 174 members working at the Kmart distribution center in Canton, Mich. Details were not disclosed, pending ratification by members….

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Maggie Gyllenhaal and Kirsten Dunst

People

View Finders

It’s safe to say a few of the 850 guests, who packed Wednesday’s Louis Vuitton/AmfAR party to launch the new watch line “Tambour” had ulterior motives when they called in an RSVP — namely, to be among the first to check out Capitale,…

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Daniel Boulud’s new book.

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Boulud and Ripert Cook the Books

NEW YORK — The city that never sleeps owes its high-flying rep to New Yorkers like Daniel Boulud, who arrived some 20 years ago and has hardly put head to pillow since. As the Lyonaise culinary force behind Daniel, Cafe Boulud and db Bistro…

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7th on Sixth Confirms L.A. April Dates

LOS ANGELES — This time it’s for real.

That was the resounding message 7th on Sixth executive director Fern Mallis and her team delivered at a news conference Friday evening here in downtown, attended by 200 industry…

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Eric Ripert at Le Bernardin.

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Boulud and Ripert Cook the Books

NEW YORK — For four weeks over the course of the past year, Eric Ripert, the executive chef of Le Bernardin, holed himself up in a series of houses with an artist, a writer and two photographers. While Ripert played with new flavors and…

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Fashion Scoops: A Sleepy Affair … Stealing Sozzani … Some Girls

A SLEEPY AFFAIR: Designers can get away with wearing anything — almost. Case in point: Christian Louboutin arrived at Barneys for his appearance Friday dressed in his pajamas. However, before tending to top clients with lunch at Fred’s and…

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The Cool Factor

NEW YORK — Instead of burying themselves in bulky winter coats as cold winds blew into town, women strutted some style with eye-catching outerwear.

In Manhattan, they sported fur-trimmed coats, quilted styles and sleek wool coats. Many…

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Symphony Fabrics produces 80 percent domestically, said Seymour Schneiderman, president.

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Converters Expanding Abroad

NEW YORK — “Are you asking all two of us?”

That was converter Gail Strickler’s exaggerated response when asked about the state of the converting business. As more and more firms lose market share to less expensive imports,…

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Taroni offered this plaid silk fabric at Ideacomo.

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Economic Worries Pinch Silk Mills

CERNOBBIO, Italy — Exhibitors at the 56th edition of the Ideacomo silk fair said they were working hard to keep their businesses solid despite weak economies in many of Italy’s key export markets.

“The ongoing economic downturn has…

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Detail of a blouse by Perla Valdes at The Cultural Lace exhibit.

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SWATCHES

TUKATECH EXPANDS: In an effort to offer more space to small designers and apparel makers who need to use computer-aided design and manufacturing systems by the hour, Los Angeles-based Tukatech Inc. recently expanded its corporate headquarters by…

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Spring’s Road to Tradition

NEW YORK — Although the word “knockoff” has negative connotations in the fashion business, this season’s European and U.S. designer collections have paved the path with strong trends that Seventh Avenue suit and dressmakers have adapted…

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A knit from New Crossbreeds.

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Knit Picking at DuPont

NEW YORK — DuPont recently outlined its fall-winter 2003-04 trend predictions for knitwear and yarn. While the focus for knits included a nostalgic, elegant feel as well as a combination between techy and traditional, yarn innovations touched on…

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