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Fashion Crowd Raises Record Amount at amfAR Gala

Heather Graham, Adriana Lima, Dita Von Teese and Lottie Moss were among the evening's guests at the 2016 amfAR gala at Milan Fashion Week.

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Inside Bottega Veneta's 50th Anniversary Show

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

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Ghesquière ‘Dives Deep’ Into Louis Vuitton

Designer and Michael Burke reflect on progress, next steps in creative retooling of luxury megabrand.

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Back to Square One: VF?s Proposal to Buy CKI, Warnaco Falters

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Long Liv Glamour

PARIS — Let the others hit the red carpet in their jeans. Liv Tyler, that fashion lover, knows how to make an entrance. On Tuesday night, she took Hollywood glamour to the hilt, swanning into the Rex theater for the Paris premiere of “The Lord…

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Back to Square One: VF’s Proposal to Buy CKI, Warnaco Falters

NEW YORK — It all fell apart at the last minute.

VF Corp.’s efforts to strike a fast deal this week to acquire Calvin Klein Inc. and Warnaco apparently were squashed by the designer himself and by Warnaco’s board late Tuesday…

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In Brief

MORE SHOPPING HOURS: Germany’s cabinet moved Wednesday to relax the nation’s stringent laws regulating retail opening hours. According to a new bill approved by the cabinet, stores will now be allowed to remain open Saturdays until 8 p.m….

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Correction

Larry Liebenow, president and chief executive officer of Quaker Fabric, will also be appointed to President Bush’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, which provides the U.S. Trade Representative with overall policy advice on…

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Financial

Board at Taubman Nixes Simon Offer

NEW YORK — Taubman Centers Inc.’s board just said no.

That was the official, and expected, response Wednesday to the $1.5 billion, or $18 a share, hostile takeover offer from Simon Properties.

Robert Taubman, chairman,…

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Financial

Moody’s Downgrades Guess

NEW YORK — Moody’s Investors Service took Guess’ $80 million in debt down a notch Wednesday based on continuing weakness in the apparel company’s wholesale division.

“The ratings recognize concerns about Guess’…

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Kellwood Taps Suzanne Karkus As President of Izod Women’s

NEW YORK — Taking the next step toward building the newly acquired Izod brand, Kellwood Co. has named Suzanne J. Karkus president of its Izod women’s wear division.

Karkus joins the company from Calvin Klein Jeans, where she was…

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Three Promoted at Chico’s FAS

NEW YORK — Barry Shapiro, James Frain and Linda Costello have been promoted to new posts at Chico’s FAS, the Fort Myers, Fla.-based specialty store group.

Shapiro has been named senior vice president of the new Pazo unit, the…

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Fashion Features

Stay Loose

LOS ANGELES — The caftan’s simple style has globe-trotted through the centuries, from the warrior times of Genghis Khan to the high fashion era of Kate Moss. While its beginnings had more to do with practicality than style, today, its…

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Searching for Greener Pastures

NEW YORK — Stay out of it.

That’s how most of the sports-minded celebrities at Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year ceremony on Tuesday felt about the controversy raging over whether the Augusta National Golf Club…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Madonna’s Supporting Act … Tod’s `R’ Us … Change at Clinique

MADONNA’S SUPPORTING ACT: Britain’s Labour party has a new fan. Sources in London say that Madonna and Guy Ritchie have written to Prime Minister Tony Blair confirming their support and to point out they are his friends. Although it…

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Richemont to Shed Part of Stake in BAT

LONDON — Swiss luxury goods group Compagnie Financière Richemont AG plans to sell its preferred shares in British American Tobacco, a transaction that will result in an exceptional gain of about $303 million during the fiscal year that ends…

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Denim Dish

Double-Duty

Berlin is now a two-Diesel-store town. The Italian jeans maker last month opened a Diesel concept store in Berlin’s trendy Hackesche Markt/Mitte neighborhood, and drew crowds with a playful “Santa Bunny” party on…

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Battling the Space Invaders

NEW YORK — Competition for the contemporary customer’s dollars is bubbling, as makers struggle with strategies to beat cheap-and-chic invaders in the New Year.

It’s the threat of fast-paced, trend-driven stores like H&M and…

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Christmas Tidings

Come holiday time, stores of every stripe are putting their most promotional foot forward. The month of December accounts for a disproportionate amount of yearly sales for many retailers. Here’s how much business different types of stores did…

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Fashion Features

The Spirit of Cut-Throat Competition

NEW YORK — When it comes to reeling in consumers this holiday season, price is the object.

A two-page Macy’s ad in The New York Times recently drove that theme home. It had all the hallmarks of a Wal-Mart campaign with Macy’s…

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Fashion Features

Ralph’s Chelsea Outpost

LONDON — Ralph Lauren has brought the East Coast to west London in his new Chelsea store, which is packed with everything from American folk art to little black dresses fit for Daisy Buchanan.

Lauren waited years to set up shop on the…

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Fashion Features

A Salute to Ralph

LONDON — Readers salivating for an all-American fashion scandal will have to skip over Colin McDowell’s latest book, “Ralph Lauren: The Man, the Vision, the Style” (Cassell Illustrated), which is a paean to the designer’s career, way…

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Retail Favors Bush’s New Economic Team

WASHINGTON — White House officials are eager to reassure consumers nervous about parting with money this Christmas season.

It’s all part of the Bush administration tackling the uncertain economy with increased public attention,…

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Fashion Features

U.S., Chile Conclude Talks on Trade Pact

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Chile concluded negotiations on a free-trade agreement Wednesday designed to immediately strip away tariffs on 87 percent of all consumer and industrial products, including apparel and textiles.

The pact is…

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Fashion Features

Retail Braces for Transit Strike

NEW YORK — As the threat of a New York City transit strike continues to loom large, retailers are scrambling to cobble together contingency plans to get their employees to work in the stores.

Anxious to make sure that Macy’s stores…

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Fashion Features

Documents Protected In Dillard’s Lawsuit

NEW YORK — In a lawsuit involving allegations of racial profiling, a Texas state court in Jefferson County has ordered Dillard’s Department Stores not to destroy certain security personnel notebooks and logs.

The order arose from a…

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People

Premiere Vision

It’s movie premiere madness on both sides of the Atlantic. While Liv Tyler played the mega-movie star on Tuesday night, strolling into the Paris premiere of “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,” wearing a custom-made gown by Alexander…

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People

POSH: Port Out, Starboard Home

Auckland, NZ — The scarcity of tickets to the Louis Vuitton Cup party in Auckland this month was jeopardizing marriages. The cup — currently being fought out among software billionaire Larry Ellison’s Oracle BMW Racing, Microsoft…

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