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Maison Margiela, Lanvin and Dries Van Noten Spring 2017

At Paris Fashion Week all three houses offered exhilarating collections that were a heady exploration of creative unsettling.

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Fenty x Puma by Rihanna RTW Spring 2017

Rihanna's second collection for Puma merged the worlds of 18th-century French fashion and current gender-fluid street style.

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Claiborne’s Strategic Shift: Out of Own Retail, Mexx in the Mix

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In posting a 39.7 percent rise in fourth-quarter earnings Thursday, Liz Claiborne said it will close all 22 remaining freestanding U.S. Claiborne stores.

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Fine Weave

MILAN — Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna has long been known for its exquisite fabrics and tailoring. With the April launch of Essenza di Zegna, the house is hoping to become just as well-known for fragrances. The first men’s scent…

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The Fifth Avenue flagship will become a Mexx store.

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Claiborne’s Strategic Shift: Out of Own Retail, Mexx in the Mix

In posting a 39.7 percent rise in fourth-quarter earnings Thursday, Liz Claiborne said it will close all 22 remaining freestanding U.S. Claiborne stores.

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Financial

Retail Triumvirate Posts Higher Profits

Target, J.C.Penney Co. and Nordstrom all reported higher fourth-quarter profits, despite inconsistent sales results.

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Sports Authority, Gart Team Up With Merger

NEW YORK — East meets West.

No, it’s not time for the NBA finals, but rather the combination of two leading sporting goods retailers, The Sports Authority and Gart Sports.

In a deal billed by company executives as a “merger…

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Giorgio Armani

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Armani Gets Beverly Hills Style Award

Giorgio Armani will be in Beverly Hills next month to be honored as the city’s first “Walk of Style” award winner, just in time for the Oscars.

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In Brief

SARA LEE MAKES MOVES: Gerald Evans has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Sara Lee Sportswear & Underwear unit of Sara Lee Branded Apparel. He reports to Cary McMillan, ceo of Sara Lee Branded Apparel. A vice president of…

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The Sun distributed free copies Thursday in Paris with the page one headline: “Chirac is a Worm.”

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French Fashion Not Concerned About U.S. Consumer Backlash

French fashion and beauty execs continue to downplay potential impact on their businesses despite rising anti-French feelings in the U.S. and U.K.

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China’s gain was half the total rise in 2002 U.S. textile and apparel imports.

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China Leads Imports To Record High in ’02

Quota removal gave China the bounce it needed to become the top supplier of apparel and textile imports to the U.S. in 2002.

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Andre Agassi

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Aramis, Agassi Team Up

NEW YORK — In the world of tennis, Andre Agassi is a special sort of champion, having beaten the odds — as well as a long list of opponents — at the ripe old age of 32, while becoming one of the most enduring superstars in the…

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Kenneth Cole’s new New York White for women and Morning Rush Energizing Face Gel for Men.

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Kenneth Cole Adds to Scent Lines

NEW YORK — Kenneth Cole will add to his fragrance lineup in April with new entries for both men and women.

The women’s entry is a one-off, limited edition of the women’s juice. Called Kenneth Cole New York White, the new…

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NPD and Parkod Partner Up

NEW YORK — The NPD Group, Inc., an international provider of marketing research information, and Parkod Europe, an alliance between MSI Informatique and the Federation Francaise De La Parfumerie Selective, which has developed a selective beauty…

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Camille McDonald and Michael Kors

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Kors Appearance Boosts Launch

NEW YORK — The Saks Beauty Place limelight illuminated Michael Kors during a public appearance by the designer at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Manhattan flagship on Wednesday.

The main aisle and central display cases on the store’s…

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Financial

Wholesale Apparel Prices Decline 0.2% in January

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices for domestically produced women’s apparel in January dipped 0.2 percent against December, as producer prices for U.S.-made textiles inched up 0.4 percent, the Labor Department reported Thursday in its monthly…

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Some of Somme's offerings.

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Somme Institute Is Branching Out

NEW YORK — With Barneys New York as its backdrop next week, Somme Institute will introduce new treatment services as it also finalizes preparations to expand its distribution base.

The Somme line of five treatment products is now carried…

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Jane Gets a Packaging Twist

NEW YORK — The Estée Lauder Cos. is giving its teen brand Jane another fresh start.

Under a new management team, the young Jane will sport a new look starting this spring and will also unveil a revised advertising…

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Zegna to Launch Scent

Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna is broadening the brand’s global reach this spring with the launch of its first men’s fragrance, Essenza di Zegna.

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Secrets by Dana.

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Tabu Scent Just for Spring

NEW YORK — The department store fragrance counter is rife with flanker brands. And mass manufacturer Dana Classic Fragrances has taken notice.

For the first time, its classic Tabu fragrance brand will offer a seasonal scent. Tabu Red…

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L’Oréal Profits Increase 18.5%

PARIS — L’Oréal posted double-digit net profit gains for its 18th consecutive year Thursday.

The French beauty giant closed 2002 with net profits before capital gains and losses and after minority interests up 18.5 percent, to…

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Services Planned for Joanne Gindek

NEW YORK — A memorial service will be held Saturday for Joanne Lesko Gindek, a packaging designer who died of liver cancer Monday at her home in Ridgefield, Conn. She was 66.

Gindek, a graduate of New York’s Pratt Institute, pursued…

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Part of the Uptown Colors line.

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An Uptown Line for Women of Color

NEW YORK — Seeking a niche in the crowded mass-market beauty business, Cosmetic 2000 will introduce a new line of cosmetics for women of color.

The 80-stockkeeping-unit collection, called Uptown Colors, will be launched at the upcoming…

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Renewal Night Creme for body.

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Top Notes

ALL ABOUT AUDREY: Audrey Hepburn will be the subject of an exhibit and auction event, “Audrey Hepburn: The Beauty of Compassion,” benefiting All Children in School, an Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund initiative supporting UNICEF educational…

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Charles Worthington’s Results line.

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Worthington Gets Serious About U.S. Market

NEW YORK — Charles Worthington has been inching his way into the American hair care market for five years. Now, the British salon owner and stylist is getting serious about the U.S. by opening a salon here and by finally establishing a U.S. sales…

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The Mini: Better or Worse?

NEW YORK — Economists can’t predict the economy, but maybe hemlines can.

Expect the economy to improve by spring because most women will then be wearing shorter skirts, according to a hot-off-the-press Taubman Centers Inc. survey…

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The Mini: Better or Worse?

NEW YORK — Hemming and hawing with the bulls.

That’s what business journalist Ron Insana was doing Thursday, when he forecast it will be a decade or more before the bulls return to Wall Street — particularly if the…

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Marie-Chantal of Greece

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Suzy

Look out, ol’ Bobby Darin’s back in town…Travels with King Constantine and family…Orchids aplenty.

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Japan’s Rises as Men’s Influence

NEW YORK — It turns out that men like to get lucky, too.

When Condé Nast’s mall-in-magazine-form, Lucky, made its debut nearly three years ago, observers were quick to ascribe its existence, and then its success, to a…

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Lewis Said to Be Out at Bazaar

NEW YORK — The rumors swirled two weeks ago that Glenda Bailey might be out at Harper’s Bazaar. Instead, publisher Cynthia Lewis is the one who’s moving on.

Sources said Thursday that Lewis is being shifted to another job in…

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Memo Pad

GEARING UP FOR A CRASH: When the Audit Bureau of Circulations released its semiannual report on consumer magazines this week, it seemed the men’s category was enjoying an upswing in readers. With a healthy helping of T&A in virtually every…

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From Benetton’s latest campaign.

Benetton Gets Political Again

NEW YORK — Benetton, known for its politically charged, sometimes offensive, yet always provocative advertising, has launched a $16 million campaign called “Food for Life.” It focuses on victims of war, poverty, drought and disease and how…

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Fashion Scoops: New Creative … Now Pammy … Social Capitale …

NEW CREATIVE: Damiano Biella, the 32-year-old creative director at Carolina Herrera Ltd., left the company last week to pursue other interests. Sources within the company say the split is amicable and a replacement should be named within the next two…

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Opera Director Paolo Miccichè.

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Washington Opera Launches Fiberoptic Luminex Fabric

WASHINGTON — The Wash–ington Opera is literally shedding some light onto Verdi’s “Aida,” which opens here Saturday. Not only will the production mark the company’s yearlong move to DAR Constitution Hall, while the Kennedy…

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The Versace store in the Jardins neighborhood.

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Real Problems for Brazil Retail

SAO PAULO, Brazil — In the mid-to-late Nineties, the tony fashion boutiques that form the commercial hub of São Paulo’s Jardins district, an upscale residential area reminiscent of Beverly Hills, were thriving with…

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WTO Confab Ends Without Agreement

TOKYO — The new round of tariff-cutting negotiations under the World Trade Organization is now up in the air as its ministerial conference here failed to produce an agreement after three days of heated debate.

The central issue at the…

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Elspeth Gibson

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All Around the Town

LONDON — Some designers played it safe this season, relying on signature looks, while others, like Russell Sage, charted new territory. But almost everywhere, color continued to be an important theme.

Elspeth Gibson was true to her…

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