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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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CKI’s Latest Deal: Inks Collection Licenses With Vestimenta

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Overview

The future of Calvin Klein?s designer collection business is continuing to quickly evolve since the completion of the company?s sale to Phillips-Van Heusen two weeks ago.

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The Jouin of Cooking

PARIS — With everything from knives and sofas to restaurants in his repertoire, French industrial designer Patrick Jouin is fast making a name for himself, despite the fact that he works in the shadow of two giants: his mentor Philippe Starck…

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On The Drawing Board

GOTHAM’S SWISS INVASION: Switzerland wants New York City to realize there’s more to its design world than snow-capped ski chalets and fire engine red pocket knives.

Despite sounding like a study in semantics, “Traditionally…

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Baker’s $10M Bequest

NEW YORK — Jay Baker, who retired as Kohl’s president in 2000 after building it into a powerhouse, sees a lack of talent and glamour in retailing, and he’s doing something about it.

Baker is donating $10 million to the Wharton…

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Kmart Settles With Ex-Exec

NEW YORK — Anthony D’Onofrio, former chief supply chain officer of Kmart Corp., has agreed to hand over documents sought by Kmart’s lawyers in connection with the bankrupt discounter’s stewardship review, leading Kmart to drop…

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Chao-Labor Furor Heats Up

WASHINGTON — Labor Secretary Elaine Chao continued to deflect criticism on Thursday that the Bush administration is against organized labor, as her office defended her comments made the day before about the need for more union financial…

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Suzy

Like Mother, Like Daughter * Zeta-Jones’ Not-So-Private Life * Cage’s New Catch?

Less than a month after Athina Onassis turned 18 and inherited her first billion dollars, she is demonstrating the kind of independence her…

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Uncertain Winds Blow Over Italy’s Runways

MILAN — In a world where more things seem uncertain than not — from a possible war to a swift economic recovery — there is one thing that’s for sure: the Italians have their work cut out for them.

Particularly as a lot…

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A Medieval Moment

“I was inspired by medieval armor,” said Bottega Veneta’s creative director Tomas Maier, “functionality and the articulation of the elbow, knee and foot.” With the heady days of knights and ladies in mind, Maier set off…

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Be Squared

MILAN — Some retailers and reporters flew in to Milan just in time to catch the DSquared show — and they weren’t disappointed. The frisky presentation featured the first full-fledged collection for women by twin designers Dan and…

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CKI’s Latest Deal: Inks Collection Licenses With Vestimenta

NEW YORK — The future of Calvin Klein’s designer collection business is continuing to quickly evolve since the completion of the company’s…

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Fashion Features

Calvin Brands the Beach

NEW YORK — Calvin Klein is going back to the beach.

After blanketing Panama City Beach, Fla., a year ago with images and marketing plugs for its CK Calvin Klein products, the company is doubling its efforts for 2003 with a multibrand…

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Fashion Scoops: Trading Sides … Cafe Society … Face Off …

TRADING SIDES: Boy George, ablaze in metallic blue face paint and a colorful bottlecap-laden poorboy cap, grooved in the front row of the D&G runway show Thursday in Milan. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana made the kitschy hat especially for the pop…

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Financial

Gap Profitable for Full Year

NEW YORK — Gap Inc. didn’t only raise its waistlines in the fourth quarter, it lifted its earnings as well.

The San Francisco-based specialty retailer, founded in 1969 as a purveyor of jeans and other counter-cultural matter, late…

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Financial

VS Supports Limited Earnings

NEW YORK — If sweaters had sold as well as bras during the fourth quarter, Limited Brands chief executive Leslie Wexner would be a very happy man.

Instead, apparel sales and margins lagged behind those of innerwear dynamo Victoria’s…

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U.S. and Turkey Deal: Drop Tariffs for Troops

WASHINGTON — Textiles and apparel are once again being used as a bargaining chip in foreign relations.

As the week drew to a close and a potential war with Iraq seemed closer, domestic textile producers, importers and retailers anxiously…

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Financial

Fila on the Block: Cerberus Said Closing In on Deal

NEW YORK — Cerberus, an investment firm here with an $8.5 billion fund and a hankering for acquiring middle-market distressed businesses, is said to be closing in on the purchase of Fila.

Sources said Thursday the company initially made a…

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In Brief

DIOR’S DIGS: Christian Dior’s Bal Harbour, Fla., store is getting a facelift. The company will begin renovating and expanding the 2,000-square-foot boutique in the Bal Harbour Shops this summer. “The growth in business has been phenomenal…

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Correction

In the fiscal year ended Nov. 24, Levi Strauss & Co. experienced its sixth consecutive year of sales declines. The number of years was incorrect in a story starting on page 1, Feb. 27.

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CTFA: The Kavanaugh Way

WASHINGTON — Ed Kavanaugh, with a copy of the latest Mary Kay biography, “More than a Pink Cadillac,” on his office coffee table, seems a bit nostalgic about the beauty industry and his more than two decades at the helm of its professional…

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Parfums Givenchy Lures Liv

PARIS — Parfums Givenchy is putting a new face forward.

Liv Tyler will be the next “muse” for the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned firm and will appear in the advertising campaign for its new women’s scent, due out in…

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Nu Still Baring It All

PARIS — Skin remains in at Yves Saint Laurent Parfums.

But, rather than show intermingled male and female limbs like the advertising for Nu Eau de Parfum, the visual for Nu Eau de Toilette, which is set to break in late March, has a new…

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Pupa: Serious About Spain

MADRID — Italian beauty brand Pupa is gearing up to blitz the Spanish market with a reenergized game plan that includes an eventual rollout to 1,200 doors and upgraded first-year sales projections.

“At one time, we hoped to generate 4…

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Paced Approach for Kiehl’s

NEW YORK — When it comes to specialty retailing, Edgar Huber is no stranger to the game.

He began his career with L’Oréal in 1992 in the active cosmetics division, a prelude to becoming managing director in Germany of La…

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Beauty Spot

NEW YORK — Mother’s Day is two months away and independent and specialty retailers have started generating ideas to ensure success at point-of-sale. Many will use themed merchandise displays, gift certificates and added-value purchase…

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Fashion Features

EPPS Overflows With Youth

ORLANDO — With the tween department busting at the seams, mass beauty marketers are setting their sights on much younger consumers with licenses such as Crayola and Spongebob Squarepants.

They are also taking advantage of…

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Top Notes

ACTORS WELCOME: Estée Lauder will offer spa services to Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nominees for the Academy Awards for the second consecutive year. Lauder, however, has added a whole new demographic to its treatment slate this year…

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Dippity-do Creates an Edge

NEW YORK — Diamond Products is on a roll. After last year’s successful launch of Dippity-do Sport, the Tampa, Fla.-based company is launching another spinoff of the $10 million hair gel brand.

Hitting shelves in April is Dippity-do…

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Wella Sale on Again?

NEW YORK — Shares of Wella continued to jump this week, especially Thursday, when word circulated that Procter & Gamble made an offer to buy the German hair care and cosmetics firm for approximately $86 a share, nearly 23 percent more than its…

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Fashion Features

A Show for the Masses

NEW YORK — If Suzanne Grayson had her way, every woman in the world would habitually wear makeup, or at the very least, lipstick.

And she means business. Grayson is looking to get consumers pumped up about wearing more cosmetics by…

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Krizia Looks to Next Generation

MILAN — After nearly a half-century, the founders of Krizia have started to look at the next generation.

It’s not quite retirement time for Mariuccia Mandelli and Aldo Pinto, mind you, but a succession plan has been set in motion at…

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Billionaires, Slightly Less So

NEW YORK — It was tough to be a billionaire in the worlds of luxury, design and media in 2002.

Twenty three of the wealthiest members of those industries collectively shed $4 billion from their net worths last year, according to the…

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Memo Pad

SEVENTEEN’S SAGA: The process of selling Primedia’s Seventeen is grinding along, although the prospect apparently has generated about as much buzz from shoppers as a juniors’ sale at Sears. Sources said Primedia’s initial…

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