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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

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Attack of the Killer Bs

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Whatever happened to Julia, Gwyneth and Madonna? There?s a slim chance you?ll find them in this week?s front row. Instead, paparazzi are pouncing on the likes of Kelly Ripa, "The Bachelorette" guy and two Osbourne kids.

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Attack of the Killer Bs

NEW YORK— Whatever happened to Julia, Gwyneth and Madonna? There’s a slim chance you’ll find them in this week’s front row. Instead, paparazzi are pouncing on the likes of Kelly Ripa, “The Bachelorette” guy and two Osbourne…

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Ralph vs. Donna Over Show Times

It’s not a fashion war yet, but tensions are high between Donna, Ralph and Calvin over last-minute moves that has the trio showing on the same day.

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Limited: Adds to Schlesinger Role

Limited Brands has created an “office of the chief executive,” giving its number-two executive, Leonard Schlesinger, greater responsibilities.

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Next Ann Taylor Stores Chief Likely to Come From Within

Industry odds are in favor of an insider to be tapped to run the troubled Ann Taylor Stores — and soon, possibly Loft division president Kay Krill.

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Paul Deneve Set to Head Nina Ricci

PARIS — Nina Ricci’s fashion house will soon have a new leader.

Paul Deneve is slated to join as president, effective May 2. Marc Puig, head of the fashion division for the Barcelona-based beauty and fashion conglomerate Puig, told…

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In Brief: New Face … Payoff Pending …

NEW FACE: Gucci said it has appointed Brian Blake as president and chief executive officer of Boucheron and Gucci Group’s watch division. Blake, who will retain his current title of executive vice president at Gucci, succeeds Massimo Macchi….

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The Buzz Around the Bulls-Eye

CHICAGO — How far will Target go to hype itself?

“I admit it,” said Michael Francis, the 40-year-old senior vice president of marketing at Minneapolis-based Target Corp. “Some things we do purely for publicity.”

Last Wednesday,…

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Fine Jewelry Adding Sparkle to the Runways

Often forgotten on the fashion stage, fine jewelry will shine on the runways this week in a new spirit of collaboration between the sectors.

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Fashion Scoops: Calvin Time … We Won’t Always Have Paris … Stepping Out …

CALVIN TIME: There will be a lot to celebrate at the Calvin Klein fashion show Friday. Besides being Valentine’s Day, it’s the day Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. will close its deal to buy Calvin Klein Inc. for $430 million up front, with…

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Azzedine Alaïa’s New Digs

PARIS — With designer, model, client and editor peers regularly joining him and his employees at his kitchen table, Azzedine Alaïa has a reputation for being a fantastic host. Now he’s taking his hospitality to a new level….

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Where’s the Sbarro?

NEW YORK — The center of New York fashion has morphed into your basic suburban mall.

While so-called chic parades on the runways inside, the tents at Bryant Park have become a literal bazaar — or perhaps that should be bizarre…

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Orange Alert

NEW YORK — Color always plays an integral role on Bryant Park runways, but the Office of Homeland Security’s elevated terrorist warning had the fashion flock picturing orange in another light.

What many don’t realize is that…

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Hype Dreams

New York Fashion Week got under way this weekend with a slew of shows from a diverse group of designers, but the fun has just begun.

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The ABCs of French Fashion

NEW YORK — “The way there was a camellia for the past, there will be a camellia for the future,” proclaimed a cartoon Karl Lagerfeld to a cartoon Coco Chanel as the flowers swirled around their heads. The illustrated fashion titans were…

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Celebrity Jeopardy

NEW YORK — If a tree falls in Bryant Park this week, the entire world will hear it.

The media descended on New York’s fashion week Friday like vultures to fresh road kill, ostensibly to capture all the thrills, chills and drama of…

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New York: Fashion Flashbacks

There was a little bit of the Sixties, a little bit of the Seventies, and a lot of femininity as the fall collections got under way.

Stephen Burrows: No matter how well-loved an original may be, every designer has to move on and refresh…

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Fetes for Pomellato, Mikimoto

NEW YORK — The jewelry crowd was out on the town last week, as Pomellato held its first U.S. soiree and Mikimoto showed off its new Miss USA crown and bridal jewelry collection.

Pomellato, the fast-growing Italian jewelry brand, took over…

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Tabio’s Sock Hop

LONDON — There aren’t too many two-floor stores devoted exclusively to legwear, but the Tabio shop on Kings Road is shaking up the London legwear scene with its colorful array of tights and socks.

The Japanese company Kutsufhitaya…

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Bulgari’s Big Statement

Bulgari reopened its expanded boutique on North Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, a 10,000-square-foot unit that’s the largest jewelry chain in the 155-store chain.

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Findings

DIAMOND GIRL: In a city inundated with billboards, Harry Winston has staked out some territory of its own. The jeweler has mounted its first billboard on the corner of Beverly and Robertson Boulevards in Beverly Hills. Designed as a cinematic…

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Retail Has Jump in Jan. Jobs

The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 5.7 percent, but President Bush and economists said job levels and economic growth are still not good.

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Financial

Fila Sees Red Ahead, Seeks Cash Infusion

Fila, lacking prospects for short-term profitability or assurances of funding from its owner, is turning to the equity markets for sorely needed funds.

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Fiber Makers Warn of Price Rise

Makers of polyester and acrylic fibers, citing rising expenses, last week warned their customers they intend to raise prices by 7 to 14 percent.

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Holt Renfrew Names Joe Mimran

Holt Renfrew & Co. has hired Club Monaco founder Joe Mimran to head its private label women’s collection, which will now revamp its sourcing plan.

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Gildan CEO Upbeat on Growth of Company

MONTREAL — Gildan Activewear continues to increase its market share as it plots its way to becoming a $650 million company from its current $400 million within the next two years, chief executive officer Greg Chamandy said at the company’s…

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Mixed Reviews for Chicago

CHICAGO — Retailers overlooked the chilly temperatures and the Super Bowl to shop at the Chicago Apparel Center late last month, placing orders for spring and dabbling in fall merchandise that received mixed reviews.

Bob Dowling, co-owner…

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Italian Fashion Legacy At Heart of FIT Exhibit

NEW YORK — More than anything, Valerie Steele wants viewers of her latest installment to realize Italian fashion is not something that sprung up in 1980.

For “Fashion, Italian Style,” which debuts tonight at the Museum at the Fashion…

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Profits for Cache Surge In 4th Quarter and Year

NEW YORK — While some bigger specialty stores struggle around them, Cache, a chain of 234 women’s apparel stores, reported profits for the fourth quarter and full year soared mightily.

For the three months ended Dec. 28, the…

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Financial

Conaway Seeks Legal Payback From Kmart

NEW YORK — One can’t accuse Charles Conaway, Kmart’s one-time chairman and chief executive officer, of a lack of nerve.

Conaway, who appeared to be Kmart’s savior before coming to be regarded as the bankrupt…

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Intimate Notes

MILAN UNDRESSED: A new innerwear and beachwear trade fair called Un-dress will bow in Milan Sept. 15. It is being introduced as an alternative to Bologna’s Intimo Intimare fair, which shuttered its doors last year. The Un-dress show will be…

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Financial

Fourth-Quarter Retail Profits Could Outpace Sales

NEW YORK — At least in one sense, the fourth quarter went according to plan for retailers.

While the most upbeat hopes for a quarter filled with sales increases failed to materialize, the “plan” was for lean inventories to help salvage the…

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Exports Lift Income at Columbia Sportswear

NEW YORK — Columbia Sportswear Co. reported hefty fourth-quarter profit gains as strong overseas sales helped offset lower U.S. revenues.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, the Portland, Ore.-based outerwear and footwear manufacturer…

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Jittery Buyers Sing Conservative Chorus

PARIS — Conservative sportswear with elegant touches and shots of bright color were the main fashion messages at the latest edition of the Prêt-à-Porter and Who’s Next trade shows at the Porte de Versailles here.

Despite…

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Financial

De Beers 2002 Earnings Sink as Sales Take Off

LONDON — Higher interest expense and softness in Europe and Japan pulled down De Beers Société Anonyme’s 2002 earnings despite a double-digit rise in sales.

Net income declined 17.6 percent to $407 million from $494…

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Aeffe Raising the Profile of Pollini

MILAN — Aeffe, the luxury goods group that produces Alberta Ferretti, Moschino, Narciso Rodriguez, Rifat Ozbek and Jean Paul Gaultier, is doubling the size of its Pollini women’s collection for fall in an extension of its brand…

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Tod’s in Tokyo: Don’t Throw Stones

MILAN — The Italian shoemaker and leather goods group Tod’s on Thursday unveiled plans to spend $80 million to build a 25,500-square-foot, seven-story glass tower on downtown Tokyo’s Omotesando Avenue. The first two floors of the…

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Coming This Week

Monday: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week continues through Friday.

Tuesday: Texworld, CNIT Paris-la-Défense, Paris (through Friday).

VF Corp. fourth-quarter earnings.

Wednesday: Première Vision and…

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Worth Weighs in With Lingerie

French couture house Worth has introduced a line of luxury lingerie that’s expected to generate first-year sales in excess of $1 million.

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