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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.

clock 9hAllison Collins and Evan Clark

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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The New Retail World: $1M Rings at Sam?s, Cartier at Bluelight

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Fashion Scoops: Adams on Amies … Rowley on a Roll … Eyewitness News …

ADAMS ON AMIES: The gravel-voiced Canadian crooner-cum-photographer Bryan Adams has put a new polish on the 56-year-old house of Hardy Amies. Adams has produced a limited-edition portfolio of photographs of model Lisa Butcher wearing the winter 2003…

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An Hermès muffler.

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The WWD Walkthrough: Hermès Versus Vuitton

PARIS — On a recent trip to the City of Light, I ventured into the Hermès flagship on Faubourg Saint-Honoré to have the battery replaced on my “H-our” watch and have a look around.

At first glance, there were scores of women…

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Financial

Producer Prices Fall 1.5 % in November

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices for domestically produced women’s apparel fell sharply in November with a 1.5 percent decrease, which reversed a slight uptick in October, the Labor Department reported Friday in its Producer Price…

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Here, Christine’s lace-trimmed silk charmeuse gown, worn with jewelry from Flood’s Closet.

Fashion Features

Lady Sings the Blues

NEW YORK — There’s nothing melancholy about the blues this season. On long, languid nightgowns, the palette shimmers with a silvery sensuality that’s pure Hollywood glamour. Here, Christine’s lace-trimmed silk charmeuse gown,…

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The New Retail World: $1M Rings at Sam’s, Cartier at Bluelight

NEW YORK — Who says you can control channels of distribution today?

Twenty-carat fancy yellow-gold diamond rings at Sam’s Club. Cartier Pasha watches, Dooney & Bourke handbags and Lambertson-Truex accessories at Kmart’s…

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The Costume Institute is interested in including the John Galliano dress that Nicole Kidman wore to the Academy Awards in 2000 in its “Goddess” exhibit.

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Costume Institute Taps Kidman

NEW YORK — For the opening of its “Goddess” exhibit in April, the Costume Institute has landed an appropriate benefit co-chair: Nicole Kidman.

The actress will join Gucci Group creative director Tom Ford and Vogue editor in chief Anna…

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Fashion Features

PVH Bid for Klein Said Heating Up

NEW YORK — Phillips-Van Heusen is moving forward in its bid to win the Calvin Klein brands, according to sources who said over the weekend that talks have resumed between the two companies.

Market reports indicated that PVH was edged out…

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Fashion Features

In Brief

FRESH DEBT: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. filed for the option to offer up to $10 billion in debt securities as the company’s needs warrant. In a shelf registration statement released by the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday, the Bentonville,…

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Paul Pressler

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Pressler Impresses Analysts

NEW YORK — Security analysts had their first up-close look at Gap Inc. chief executive officer Paul Pressler Thursday, and the morning-after reviews were uniformly positive.

“We like the new fellow Pressler and are upgrading our rating…

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Fashion Features

Frette’s ‘Living’ Line Aims Young

MILAN — Frette is eyeing a young, modern customer with a line called “Living” that’s launching for spring.

“This is a functional and practical collection with a more contemporary edge than Frette,” said Paola Del Curto, chief…

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Fashion Features

As Transit Threat Intensifies, N.Y. Retail Sees Mixed Results

NEW YORK — The threat of a transit strike gave a minor kick to New York stores over the weekend — but the crucial remaining 10 shopping days could be ruined if a walkout takes place.

Stores and sidewalks were jammed with people…

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Carolina Herrera

People

Hot to Trot

Last week, the social set darted around town wondering how they’d ever do it with the traffic a transit strike would bring. On Monday, 60 toddlers and their doting parents walked the runway at a benefit luncheon for the Mount Sinai Ob/Gyn…

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Milla Jovovich

People

Bella Donnas

Donna Karan has had one red-carpet moment after the next lately, with Milla Jovovich donning her dotted dress for the Legends Gala, where Karan accepted the “Liz Tilberis Humanitarian Award” for her contributions to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund;…

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Terrance Brennan

People

Surf and Turf

NEW YORK — For one thing, Terrance Brennan looks more like a midcentury American chef than most of his preening colleagues. He cuts a sturdy figure, and his folded-arms silhouette could grace a soup can.

But lately, the…

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Che Che New York

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Manhattan’s Holiday Treats

NEW YORK — From the quiet environs of the Upper East Side to the bustling streets of SoHo, Manhattan is teeming with new accessories boutiques.

Firms in this sector seem to have cast aside any economic worries and are filling the city…

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Silmo Show: Sporty Looks Step Out

PARIS — The heightened interest in surf- and sports-inspired styles was a key influence at the Silmo eyewear trade show held here recently at the Porte de Versailles.

Buyers shopping for spring and summer merchandise said sporty styles…

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Josie’s soft velour split-neck top and matching lilac drawstring pants of cotton and polyester.

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Christmas ’02: Sex Doesn’t Sell

NEW YORK — Consumers are giving the cold shoulder to sexy lingerie this year, a segment of the intimates business that traditionally posts stellar sales during the Christmas selling season.

In a nationwide survey of major department and…

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Intimate Notes

JOCKEY PROMOTIONS: Jockey International has made two promotions within the company’s Management Information Systems department.

Jim Cook, director of MIS operations and technical support, has been promoted to the new post of director of…

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Financial

Sideout Brand Heads to China

NEW YORK — Cherokee Inc. has licensed the Shanghai Bolderway Fashions Co. division of Guangdong Leaderway to bring Cherokee’s Sideout label to the Chinese market.

Under terms of the 10-year agreement, Bolderway will market…

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Financial

G-III Net Thrives as Temperature Dives

NEW YORK — Falling temperatures precipitated double-digit increases in sales and profits at G-III Apparel Group during the third quarter.

For the three months ended Oct. 31, the New York-based outerwear and sportswear maker said net income…

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