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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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LVMH Makes a Deal: Stroll, Chou Buy 85% Stake in Michael Kors

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Silas Chou and Lawrence Stroll added a second luxury brand to their holdings, having struck a deal to acquire a controlling stake of Michael Kors LLC from three of its minority partners.

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Baby Phat Calling

NEW YORK — Baby Phat already produces women’s clothes, jewelry and lingerie, and soon its fans will even be able to get a cell phone from their favorite fashion company. Designer Kimora Lee Simmons is banking that hip girls will scoop up…

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In Brief

KMART’S FAST TRACK: Bankrupt Kmart Corp. on Wednesday received Chicago bankruptcy court approval of its $2 billion financing arrangement to use after exiting bankruptcy. The loan will be secured by inventory. The retailer, which filed its…

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Brylane Workers Vote ‘Yes’ on UNITE

NEW YORK — After a 15-month organizing campaign by UNITE, the more than 700 workers at Brylane Inc.’s fulfillment center in Indianapolis on Wednesday won the right to be represented by the apparel union and bargain collectively with their…

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Financial

Apparel Boosts Reebok Net 219%

NEW YORK — Helped by a 48 percent rise in U.S. apparel sales, Reebok International Ltd. scored a triple in the fourth quarter.

Its income tripled, that is. The company said Wednesday that its earnings for the quarter ended Dec. 31…

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Economists: Bush Tax Cuts Help, But War Fears Crimp Spending

WASHINGTON — No one likes taxes, but these days war is a bigger concern.

While President Bush kicked off his State of the Union by talking about cutting taxes to stimulate the economy, economists Wednesday said a bigger drag on consumer…

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International Growth Fuels H&M’s Profits

NEW YORK — Hennes & Mauritz continued its rapid growth in the fourth quarter, and plans to extend that streak with the help of new markets, including Chicago this year and Canada in 2004.

Net income for the quarter ended Nov. 30 shot up…

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Financial

Haggar Drops Lawsuit, Proxy Fight Still Looms

NEW YORK — Haggar Corp. and its largest shareholder, Kahn Bros. & Co., settled one skirmish Tuesday, but a hot proxy battle is still on the horizon.

Kahn, which is seeking at least one seat on Haggar’s board, had sued the…

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LVMH Makes a Deal: Stroll, Chou Buy 85% Stake in Michael Kors

NEW YORK — Silas Chou and Lawrence Stroll added a second luxury brand to their holdings, having struck a deal to acquire a controlling stake of…

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Fashion Features

Arpels Adds Dell’Acqua In Bid to Expand Luxury

MILAN — In its aim to build a new luxury goods group, the Arpels family bought Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s business on Wednesday for an undisclosed sum, confirming reports in these columns. Dell’Acqua’s company, founded in…

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Muscle Flexing at Super Show

LAS VEGAS — Women’s activewear appears to be fighting off the effects of recession better than most sectors, and exhibitors at the the Super Show, which ended its three-day run at the Sands Expo & Convention Center here Jan. 22, aim to add…

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Sidelines

THE BLUFF: New Yorkers are known to call a bluff, but now they are wearing one. Thanks to the New York Road Runners’ Club, the Bluff, a neckwarmer that can be worn seven ways, has been spotted on runners trying to fight the frigid air….

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Baby Phat’s Newest Accessory

NEW YORK — Kimora Lee Simmons is not one to shy away from attention.

With plans in place to launch a Baby Phat co-branded mobile phone, an upcoming appearance as a judge on a reality TV show and a new ad campaign in the works, she’s…

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Berlin Cleans Up Denim

BERLIN — Germany’s political capital became its jeanswear capital this month, as two denim and streetwear shows migrated here Jan. 17-19.

Exhibitors at the Bread & Butter and Premium Sportswear Couture shows presented cleaned-up…

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Fashion Features

Talent Contest

Ten of the most influential executive recruitment firms for retail, ranked in descending order based on number of recruiters dedicated to retail placement and poll of decision makers and peers.

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Herbert Mines…

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Retail Recruitment: Always a Challenge

NEW YORK — What do Kentucky Fried Chicken and department store assortments have in common? Nothing — or everything, depending on your point of view.

Hal Reiter, the chief executive officer of Herbert Mines Associates, who recently…

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Financial

Soros Raises Stake In Bluefly by $1M

NEW YORK — Billionaire investor George Soros is at it again.

Affiliates of his Soros Private Equity Partners have sunk another $1 million into Internet fashion off-pricer Bluefly Inc., and have obtained warrants from the dot-com…

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Fashion Features

According to Kors

An oral history of Michael Kors, from the WWD Archives:

August 9, 1959: Michael Kors, son of Bill and Joan, is born in Merrick, N.Y.

1959-1977: Spends childhood afternoons visiting an uncle who worked in the fashion…

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Fashion Scoops: Puff Mama … Check Your Seat … Bruno Magli Breaks a Leg …

PUFF MAMA: It took a while, but Sean (P. Diddy) Combs is finally entering the women’s wear market. Sources said the performer/producer/designer will debut eight looks from the new line on the Sean John runway on Feb. 8 at Cipriani. Combs…

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People

Lucky Thirteen

LOS ANGELES — As a seven-year-old, Evan Rachel Wood may have lost a juicy role in “Interview with the Vampire” to Kirsten Dunst, but at the ripe old age of 15, it seems that Wood’s time has come. The actress, best known for playing Billy…

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Donna Wannabes

It’s no surprise that the sold-out Donnas show at L.A.’s El Rey Theatre on Saturday drew its fair share of fashion mavens in love with the all-girl quartet’s cool-chick style. “When I saw the skirt Maya had on last week, I was like,…

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Financial

Unifi Cuts Losses in 2nd Quarter

NEW YORK — Citing the benefits of its joint ventures and new foreign operations, Unifi Inc. said it narrowed its loss in its second fiscal quarter, despite a decline in sales.

The Greensboro, N.C.-based synthetic yarn marker recorded a…

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