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Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

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An Analyst in Court: LVMH, Morgan Stanley Case Kicks Off Today

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Overview

LVMH Mo?t Hennessy Louis Vuitton may be parading couture on the runways this week — but it?s airing a bitter grievance in a Paris courtroom, too.

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Pale Fire

Nicole Kidman is no shrinking violet, but in silvery lilac flamenco frills, courtesy of Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, she never looked better. After all, for Kidman, glamour is a breeze. “It’s more comfortable than it looks,” she said,…

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In Living Color

Some things never change, and that’s a good thing: Hollywood stars still look best when they dress like Hollywood stars; black is safe because it’s always right (unless you’re Sharon Stone); great jewelry saves any look. And a couple…

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Sharon Stone in Versace.

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What Were They Thinking?

The fun is back. At Sunday night’s show, there were a few misfires — some too kooky to believe they were anything but calculated to hit a chord with press-happy pundits. Never one to shy away from pushing the public’s buttons, Lara…

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Paris: Think Big

As the spring couture collections got under way, designers were living large, either literally — à la John Galliano’s dramatic looks for Christian Dior — or metaphorically, as in Donatella Versace’s highly opulent evening…

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Yohji Yamamoto

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Puttin’ on the Dog

Yohji Yamamoto: You ain’t nothin’ but a hound’s tooth. But you look doggone good. Guests settling into a Yohji Yamamoto show arrive with certain expectations. We know the designer will showcase his vivid imagination and masterful…

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Michelle Branch, John Galliano and Eve at Dior.

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Fashion Scoops: Tales of Givenchy … Unseamly Behavior … King Karl Conquers N.Y.

TALES OF GIVENCHY: “No change.” That was the official word from Givenchy Monday in the face of widening speculation and press reports here that couturier Julien Macdonald would soon be replaced, possibly by Dior Homme fashion star Hedi Slimane. A…

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Here, his stunning blend of a kimono and a garden-party dress.

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Flower Girl

PARIS — Talk about the pleasure principle. John Galliano demonstrated once again just how much he knows about that elusive concept, with the extraordinary spring couture collection that he presented on Monday for Christian Dior. The show was a…

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An Analyst in Court: LVMH, Morgan Stanley Case Kicks Off Today

PARIS — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton may be parading couture on the runways this week — but it’s airing a bitter grievance in a…

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Fashion Features

After Adamson, Kmart Ch. 11 Exit Still in Sight

NEW YORK — Even with bad news pouring out of its Troy, Mich. headquarters, Kmart’s chances of emerging from bankruptcy soon remain strong. The view on long-term survival, however, remains bleak.

The man ministering most to the…

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China Takes Lead in Textile Imports

WASHINGTON — China has finally done it.

Riding a wave of consecutive monthly increases of 100 percent or more, China has shoved Mexico aside to become the number one supplier of textiles and apparel to the U.S. on an annual…

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The Max Factor

This year’s Globes saw its usual share of over-the-top jewelry and makeup looks.

Long known as the less-buttoned-up cousin of the Oscars, it’s no surprise that the Golden Globes remain an occasion for pulling out the stops….

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All Night Long

The closest thing seasonless Los Angeles has to a social season is the few days leading up to the Golden Globes. While Talk and its fabulous Saturday night Globes eve bash might have bitten the dust, the parties have only proliferated — kicking…

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The euro has soared against the weak dollar over the past year.

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Companies Hold Prices Despite Euro

NEW YORK — European designers are holding the line — for now.

Facing a soaring euro against the dollar, designer companies are absorbing price increases and living with smaller margins, rather than passing the higher costs on to an…

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In Brief

WAL-MART RAISES SAFEWAY STAKES: Wal-Mart is said to be planning an all-cash offer of $8 billion for the British supermarket chain Safeway, according to press reports over the weekend. Wal-Mart, which is working with Wasserstein Pirella in New York, is…

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Clarification

Women Who Rock, a music magazine published by Cherry Lane Music Group, will resemble Entertainment Weekly in that it covers women in music and other creative arts, and women’s lifestyle issues. It will not be like EW in form or layout. This was…

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Correction

Model Frankie Rayder’s name was misspelled in a story on page 14, Friday.

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Globe Scoops

IT’S ALL ABOUT SAMPLE SIZE: During In Style’s fashion show and lunch on Wednesday, Globe nominees Marg Helgenberger and Rachel Griffiths sat with their stylist Deborah Waknin, who wagged her finger when desserts were placed in front of…

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The Red-Carpet Quest

For indie designers, awards-show exposure is an introdution to the major leagues.

Despite all the hoopla over the way the big houses such as Versace, Gucci and Dior have been dominating award show fashion in recent years, the red carpet…

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Adding Sparkle To The Spotlight

The stakes are ever higher for wooing celebrities to wear jewelry’s top names.

It was star wattage versus sheer karat weight late Wednesday afternoon at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and probably one of the few moments when a roomful of…

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Steven Cojocaru

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The World According To Cojo

Dishing with one of the fashion world’s premier funny men, People style reporter Steven Cojocaru.

When Steven Cojocaru was but a mere glamour-obsessed boy in his native Montreal, he was ostracized for wearing flamboyant clothes….

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Spinning The Globes

A look back at six decades of fun, frivolity and fashion.

Unlike most things in Hollywood, the Golden Globes get better with age. Marking its 60th anniversary this year, the award show, thrown by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,…

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Stan Herman, Breast Cancer Research Foundation president Myra Biblowitz, Evelyn Lauder, Saks Fifth Avenue’s Jaqui Lividini and Peter Arnold at a check presentation last week.

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CFDA: A Return to Its Origins

NEW YORK — After a decade that was focused mostly upon extending its reach, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, in its post-fashion-show-production era, is starting to get a better grasp on its original mission.

Nearly 20 months…

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Holt Renfrew to Shutter Montreal Center Store

MONTREAL — Holt Renfrew & Co. is closing its suburban store here in the Rockland Shopping Center, when its lease expires on July 31.

The Toronto-based, privately held retailer has nine remaining stores across Canada. It said the…

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Spiffing Up for Daytime

NEW YORK — With spring merchandise hitting the floor this month, daytime dress vendors across a variety of price points are gearing up for their top-performing season.

According to vendors, department stores have already started reordering…

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Market Basket

LIM ON PBS: The Laboratory Institute of Merchandising — the 63-year-old Manhattan college for the business of fashion — is the subject of a Public Broadcasting Service segment about the school’s niche educational programs. PBS…

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Spoogi’s Hawaiian and oriental mix in a retro floral.

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Florals Pop Up for Spring 2004

NEW YORK — Colorful spring flowers were in full bloom at last week’s set of textile design shows — Printsource and Directions — both held at the Hotel Pennsylvania here.

Largely Asian in feel, the majority of featured…

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Source Finds an Audience

NEW YORK — Source International made its debut on the New York trade show circuit last week, with a focus on supplies for the footwear and accessories industries.

SI featured some 320 exhibitors, with products ranging from animal skins to…

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Swatches

COTTON HIRES: Cotton Inc. has promoted Michael D. Watson to vice president of fiber quality research. In this position, he will be responsible for the overall operation of the fiber quality research department, which directs research projects,…

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Fashion Features

Guilford SEC Filing: Apparel Now 10%

NEW YORK — Guilford Mills Inc. detailed its continuing withdrawal from the apparel fabric business in papers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week.

In its Form 10-K annual report filing with the SEC, the Greensboro,…

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U.S. May Extend AGOA Third-Party Rule

REDUIT, Mauritius — The Bush administration will consider extending the legal provision that allows the poorer nations of sub-Saharan Africa to use fabrics from Asia or elsewhere in the world and still enjoy the trade benefits granted by the…

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Cone Mills Sets Plan for Recapitalization

NEW YORK — Cone Mills Corp. is getting some help in the financing of its south-of-the-border denim efforts.

The Greensboro, N.C.-based denim producer signed a letter of intent by which a fund managed by W.L. Ross and Co. would purchase up…

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The 24-hour rule begins Feb. 2.

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11th Hour for Customs 24-Hour Rule

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs Commissioner Robert C. Bonner has laid to rest any doubts about his agency’s intent to enforce the “24-hour rule” on Feb. 2, as importers’ concerns continue to mount over whether carriers are…

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U.S., South Korea Sign Inspection Deal

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs Service inspectors will soon begin screening U.S.-bound cargo before it leaves South Korea, according to an agreement penned Friday between the two countries.

The pact is part of a Bush administration…

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Arden B. Plans SoHo Boutique

NEW YORK — Arden B., the contemporary women’s apparel and accessories division of Wet Seal, plans to open its second Manhattan store at 532 Broadway, between Spring and Prince Streets, sometime in the spring.

The retailer signed a…

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Tragedy of Two Titans

PARIS — Even giants fall.

That’s one of the tough realities of the designer business underlined by the pending shutdown of Thierry Mugler’s fashion operations and the ongoing struggles of Claude Montana. Although at the…

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Angel Still Soars

PARIS — In 1994, Georges Wichner, then U.S. president of Thierry Mugler, found himself in the aisles of a Publix supermarket near Palm Beach, Fla. It was about two years after Groupe Clarins launched Angel, the radical, blue-tinged fragrance with…

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Memo Pad

ME JANE, YOU TED: Talk about food for thought.

A dinner held Thursday night at New York’s Museum of Natural History in honor of The Soros Foundation’s Ellen Chesler turned into quite an event after speaker Jane Fonda managed to rib…

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Peter C. Goldmark Jr. Asked To Leave IHT

PARIS — “I was not quite ready to go, but The New York Times has asked me to go,” said Peter C. Goldmark Jr., chairman and chief executive of the International Herald Tribune, who announced Monday that he will step down after five years in the…

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Pollitt Named at Gap

NEW YORK — Gap Inc. has another Mouseketeer on board.

The retailer named Byron Pollitt executive vice president and chief financial officer, on Friday, reporting to president and chief executive Paul Pressler. Pollitt succeeds Heidi Kunz,…

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Keeping Things Sleek and Lean

NEW YORK — Although accessories certainly aren’t racking up the sales they did during their heyday in the late Nineties, the category was a standout this holiday season in what was generally a dismal selling period for most fashion…

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Azalea hats are a new contemporary collection from Hyp.

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Market Happenings

HYP’S HOP: Hyp (pronounced hip), the New York-based hat firm, launched a contemporary collection called Azalea during the January market for fall selling. The line is designed by Alixx Schottland, who recently joined Hyp to head up this venture….

clock January 21, 2003WWD Staff

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Summer Picks

Flower and carved pendants.

Colorful gemstones, such as amethyst, coral, chalcedony and pink tourmaline.

Shells, wood and mother-of-pearl jewelry.

Coin purses and small handbags.

Handbags…

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Financial

Jewelry Should Be a Gem in 2003

NEW YORK — After showing some sparkle during the holiday season, jewelry specialty retailers are poised to continue to dazzle in 2003.

Reeds Jewelers, Friedman’s Inc. and Zale Corp. all posted increases in their comparable-store…

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People

Seeing Green

Donna Karan certainly didn’t gain a spare pound this winter. In fact, she looked so good at a lunch to benefit the New Yorkers for Parks held in her Madison Avenue store last week, that she had everyone wondering: Just how does Donna do it? It…

clock January 21, 2003WWD Staff

Richard du Pont’s “The Principle of Irreversibility.”

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Body of Work

NEW YORK — Lauren du Pont has a larger-than-life personality, but it took Richard du Pont, her artist husband, to show everyone just how large. Cast in urethane, her sculpted image — ultra-thin, blond and strangely long-limbed — is…

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A Done Deal

Showbiz has been an easy target for writers since the get-go, and “Man Eater” (Putnam), a new thriller by Ray Shannon that hits stores next Monday, aims straight for its heart. “In all my writing, I generally have one ax or another to grind,” says the…

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Pepe and Emilia Fanjul

People

Road Show

Those who love a well-appointed room, and who wouldn’t dream of missing the opening night of the Winter Antiques Show, all hustled over to the Seventh Regiment Armory to find the treasures and tchotchkes of their dreams. Co-chair Diane Von…

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