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Inside 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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Chloé is the Epitome of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

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Bottega Veneta Names 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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Newsmaker Of The Year: Walmart

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From This Issue

A look from the George collection.

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Newsmaker Of The Year: Walmart

There’s Wal-Mart, and then there’s everyone else.

For inspiring fear, envy and admiration into store operators globally, for efficiently transforming America’s outskirts into homogenous, price-driven commodity meccas and…

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Kmart Goes Bankrupt

A year ago, the question was “to file or not to file.” Now, 11 months after Kmart Corp.’s Chapter 11 filing made it the largest U.S. retail bankruptcy ever, the question for the Troy, Mich.-based discounter is “to be or not to be,” and…

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Gap’s Transition

The numbers gap at Gap Inc. finally began to close in the final months of 2002, but not before Gap amassed 2 1/2 years of negative same-store sales results and pushed out legendary chief executive, “merchandise maestro” Millard “Mickey”…

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The China Syndrome

For many people, the Chinese icon that most clearly illustrates that nation’s character is the Great Wall, the 4,500-mile series of barriers started by the Qin dynasty more than 2,200 years ago intended to protect the then-fledgling empire from…

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Yves Saint Laurent leaving his atelier for the last time, Oct. 31.

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Yves’ Goodbye

The rumors started months before it became official. Then, as the date approached, the media blitz built steam. And finally, on Jan. 7, in an emotional news conference, the tears welled in people’s eyes.

Yves Saint Laurent, arguably the…

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Louis Vuitton

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Paris: A Spring Spectacular

Vive Paris! In rough financial times, the question always arises: Should designers play it safe, addressing their customers’ most obvious needs, or should they throw caution to the fashion winds and work the indulgence angle? During the spring…

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Bill Blass, with his spring 1979 collection.

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Bill Blass Dies

On June 12, the industry lost one of its greatest icons, Bill Blass, who in the Fifties was instrumental in establishing American designers as a creative force that could compete on equal footing with those in Paris and Milan.

Nicknamed Mister…

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In Memorium

The following people from the worlds of fashion and beauty were among those who died in 2002.

Robert Alderman

Therese Allen

Kevin Aucoin

Maria Bogner

Elaine Boise

Gerry Brin

Jeanne S….

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Fashion Moments

Jan. 14: Karl Lagerfeld revealed his new svelte look, having shaved off 96 lbs. thanks to a tailor-made diet. “I wanted to be a hanger for a different kind of clothes,” he told WWD.

Jan. 21: For Christian Dior couture, John Galliano…

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John Frieda

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The Top Five Beauty Stories

Smell of Battle

NEW YORK —?Smells like a new way of doing business.

So many major fragrance launches have hit department and specialty store counters this year that the landscape may well have permanently shifted.

A large…

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Scandals Scorch Street

Malfeasance.

Until Enron sulked its way into the nation’s spotlight in the fall of 2001, few could define it or even spell it. Had the revelations and accusations of boardroom shenanigans not extended beyond the embattled energy trader in…

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Deals of the Year

These were some of the biggest apparel- and retail-related deals of 2002, a year lacking in blockbusters:

Arthur S. Levine acquires a 50 percent stake in Tahari’s bridge suit business and plans launch of Arthur S. Levine for…

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Luxury Cools Off

Luxury may have been a buzzword for much of the Nineties, but in 2002, there was more fizzle than buzz in the sector.

Plunging profits, decelerating sales, stock downgrades, spiraling debts and cost-cutting efforts dominated headlines as the…

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Burberry Bucks Market Trends

It was a case of sink or swim, and the Burberry braved the waves in style.

The company stuck stubbornly to its plan to go public last summer, despite turbulent market conditions, frozen IPO plans in the luxury goods sector, and a cloudy…

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Gazing Into The Future

Department stores and specialty boutiques have been struggling for more than a year with a difficult economy, price deflation, a growing mass market and an increasingly picky consumer. The result was an ongoing debate throughout 2002 on what needs to…

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Alter ego: Donatella Versace and Maya Rudolph.

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Fashionable Lampoon

When you list the personality traits that can generally be attributed to fashion designers, having a sense of humor is not exactly high up on the list. So when Maya Rudolph began impersonating Donatella Versace on Saturday Night Live, it all seemed…

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They Told WWD

A year’s worth of observations.

“I today decided to bid farewell to the world of fashion I have so loved.”

— Yves Saint Laurent, retiring, Jan. 7

“A lot of top models who were doing anti-fur campaigns…

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Newsmaker of the Year

It was the year that mass ruled, and no retailer did it better than Wal-Mart. The chain became the world’s largest company during 2002, which is one of the reasons why it is WWD’s inaugural Newsmaker of the Year. And its continued…

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Financial

Gucci Cuts EPS Plan 23%

MILAN — Gucci Group slashed its full-year earnings-per-share target by 23 percent on Monday, citing slower sales in the critical month of November. The company attributed the slide to trying economic times but some analysts questioned whether…

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Radice to Exit Selfridges, Heading to M&S Home

LONDON — In a move that’s jolted the British retail world, Vittorio Radice has quit Selfridges plc to work at Marks & Spencer.

M&S said in a brief statement Monday that Radice, who has been chief executive of Selfridges since 1996,…

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Bankrupt Kmart Announces It Will Restate Finances

NEW YORK — Bankrupt Kmart Corp. said Monday it would restate its financial statements for the last three-and-a-half years.

None of the adjustments should impact Kmart’s liquidity or add to its obligations requiring a future use of…

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Editor’s Note

In the Year in Fashion, Section II in today’s issue, Vittorio Radice is quoted as the chief executive of the British department store Selfridges. The section went to press before Monday’s news that he was leaving Selfridges to become head…

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Clarification

In a story that ran on page 6, Dec. 4, Kellwood Co.’s chairman emeritus William J. McKenna meant to say that Kellwood’s sales in 1981 were $545.5 million, not $5.5 million. A company spokeswoman confirmed the larger figure.

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Correction

Dina Miller was misidentified in a caption on page 22, Monday. She was pictured with Saks Inc. chairman and chief executive officer R. Brad Martin.

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In Brief

WAL-MART FILES SUIT: Wal-Mart filed a suit against Puerto Rico’s Justice Department to prevent it from blocking the retailer’s acquisition of a supermarket chain there. The suit, filed Friday in a federal court in San Juan, accuses the…

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Ghislaine Maxwell in Alaïa.

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Winter Blast

Fourth time’s a charm?

It took four years before the New York Botanical Gardens finally got its holiday wish — an authentic winter landscape to perfectly complement Friday night’s annual benefit, the Winter Wonderland Ball….

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Eye Scoop

FULL CLEVELAND: Like mother, like daughter. Anna Cleveland, the 13-year-old daughter of legendary cover girl Pat Cleveland, grew up at least part of the time backstage and in photo studios in Italy, Holland and New York. So it was only a matter of…

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Fashion Scoops: Next at NMD? … What’s in a Name

NEXT AT NMD?: With Karen Katz moving up to chief executive of Neiman Marcus Stores, there’s a big hole to fill at Neiman Marcus Direct. Sources point to another insider, Neva Hall, Neiman’s senior vice president and general merchandise…

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Carcelle Retakes Helm at Vuitton

PARIS — Yves Carcelle, head of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s fashion and leather businesses, confirmed that he is taking the reins again as president and chief executive of Louis Vuitton, succeeding Marcello Bottoli, who has left…

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Financial

Retail Shares Join in Decline On Wall Street

NEW YORK — Retail issues deflated Monday as tepid sales last week helped inflate pressure felt by the equity markets in general after United Airlines filed for bankruptcy.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Federated Department Stores Inc. each…

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Thursday’s snow had no adverse effect on the week overall.

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Sleigh Bells Ring Registers for Holiday

NEW YORK — It could have been much worse.

Escaping the big lull in shopping that usually hits the week after Thanksgiving, and lasts until about 10 days before Christmas, retailers on Monday reported better-than-expected business last…

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Army green wool peacoat from Marc by Marc Jacobs at Scoop.

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

As the temperatures plummet, coat sales are hitting the heights, while warm, stylish looks take to the streets.

NEW YORK — There’s nothing like a blast of arctic air to bring women into stores to buy a new coat.

With…

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Black cotton velvet peacoat from CK Calvin Klein at Lord & Taylor.

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It’s Cold Outside

The Top Trends

Nifty Nauticals: Citified versions of the peacoat.

Short Takes: The new minicoats.

The Leather Report: Sleek suede coats and calf-length shearlings.

Get Trim: Luxurious real or faux fur…

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Bah Humbug: Transit Strike Looms

NEW YORK — The potential of a transit strike in New York City sent chills up retailers’ spines Monday, while Seventh Avenue manufacturers were making contingency plans to get their employees to work next week.

With the Metropolitan…

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Retail Analysts Upbeat for ’03

NEW YORK — After December’s dogfight, retailers may finally get a break. Industry analysts and consultants predict that when it’s all said and done, stores will report a decent Christmas, and are in for increases in the first half of…

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Obituary: Fred W. Wenzel, 86, A Kellwood Founder

NEW YORK — Fred W. Wenzel, a founding director of Kellwood Co. and its first chairman, died Friday in Sarasota, Fla., after a long heart-related illness. He was 86.

“Kellwood’s foundation was built with [Wenzel’s] integrity,…

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Mary McFadden Channels the Past

NEW YORK — It was a good thing that the past was on the menu at New York University’s fashion seminar held Friday and Saturday, because several participants seemed to have a problem with the present.

Designers, journalists and…

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Hollywood unveiled: Inside Karl Lagerfeld’s shipping container.

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Art-y Gras

MIAMI — Karl Lagerfeld dropped in to Art Basel Miami Beach last weekend, checking out the fair Saturday and later arriving arm-in-arm with Ingrid Sischy at Mynt, where a crowd of international collectors, museum directors and local glitterati…

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Prato Foresees an Emotional Autumn

NEW YORK — Prato Expo’s fabric-trend forecast for the fall 2003 season focuses on emotions. Trend consultant Andrea Dall’Olio recently presented the forecast, which he grouped into eight emotional themes.

“They are all linked…

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Armani Seeing Stars for Spring

MILAN — Giorgio Armani is going the star-studded route in his advertising campaigns for spring-summer 2003.

Kristin Scott Thomas, of “The English Patient” fame, and French actor Olivier Martinez, who starred in the steamy film…

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November, December and January covers show celebrities in overdrive. Here, a staffer at Universal News holds up two covers featuring the stars of “Chicago.”

’Tis The Season for Overexposure

With publicists in overdrive promoting Oscar vehicles and big-budget popcorn flicks this holiday season, recurrent trips to your local newsstand over the last six weeks may have produced a dizzying sense of déjà vu. The nominees for most…

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Memo Pad

THE BEAT GOES ON: “I have to stay off the bike until the stitches heal,” said Bill Cunningham, The New York Times photographer who suffered a heart attack last week and had an emergency valve procedure. Asked if he’ll start taking a cab or car…

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Attendance at last week’s Expofil was off 9.7 percent to 5,257, according to organizers.

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Seeking a New Spin at Expofil

PARIS — Buyers attending last week’s Expofil yarn fair here came in search of bargains and unusual yarns to jump-start consumer demand in a difficult marketplace.

Coming off a string of difficult seasons, vendors cited continued…

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DFS Group Opens First European Store in Venice

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