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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

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Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

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Business

Supreme Court Decision Seen as Blow to Fashion Designers

The court's ruling in favor of Samsung in its battle with Apple could weaken patent protection for fashion designs.

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A Sea Change in Luxe: Tough Market Favors Buyers Over Sellers

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Overview

When sales of luxury products were riding high, it seemed just about any designer was ripe for acquisition. But now it's a buyers' market.

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Here, one of his flap-happy outfits: a jacket, sweater and lace-up pants.

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Creating A Flap

PARIS — Helmut Lang has returned to the fashion forefront in a big way, and he demonstrated that with a sensational fall collection. The looks were a blend of practicality and chic, often featuring straps, ties or harnesses, along with plenty of…

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A Sea Change in Luxe: Tough Market Favors Buyers Over Sellers

When sales of luxury products were riding high, it seemed just about any designer was ripe for acquisition. But now it’s a buyers’ market.

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ATTAC former leaders George Shuster, Bruce Raynor, head of UNITE which is leaving the coalition, and Roger Milliken at the launch of the lobby group.

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ATTAC Evolves as UNITE Departs

WASHINGTON — The apparel and textile union UNITE is out and U.S. furniture manufacturers are in under membership changes at a nascent domestic textile lobbying group spearheaded by textile magnate Roger Milliken and determined to change American…

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Warnaco Redefines Its Brands

Under Tom Wyatt, president of the Warnaco Intimate Apparel Group, the company is repositioning its core brands. Here’s how.

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The Bali Lace Desire Plunge Bra.

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Intimate Notes

NAOMI DOES BALI: The Bali Co., a unit of Sara Lee Intimate Apparel, will be launching a multimillion dollar ad campaign this summer for Bali foundations, featuring supermodel Naomi Campbell.

The dramatic black-and-white photography by Richard…

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The Femmy’s

THE FEMMYS: Over 800 executives of the intimate apparel, textile and retail fields turned out for the 2003 Femmy Awards gala cocktail and dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel last week. The event was hosted by the Underfashion Club.

Three…

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Wolford’s fall styles include this new take on fishnets.

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Taking Strides To Stay Ahead

NEW YORK — The tough economic times and continuing difficulties in legwear are leading many makers to take bold steps to get and retain business.

Levante, for example, just started a new program guaranteeing 70 percent margins for…

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Financial

Auditor to be Named In Spiegel SEC Probe

NEW YORK — Spiegel Inc. on Friday entered into a consent decree with the Securities and Exchange Commission that, among other conditions, requires the appointment of an independent auditor to review the firm’s financial records going back…

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By the Numbers

MOSSIMO TAX BREAK: Santa Monica, Calif.-based Mossimo Inc.’s fourth-quarter net income, which included a $6.4 million income tax benefit, climbed 50.7 percent to $5.4 million, or 34 cents a diluted share, from $3.6 million, or 23 cents, a year…

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La Chanteuse: Kylie Minogue in Chloe at Cafe Flore

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Cafe Kylie

Anyone who ever suspected Kylie Minogue of digitally enhancing her la-la-las should have been at Café Flore on Thursday night when the pint-sized pop star climbed onto a tiny stage and trilled cabaret standards like an old-fashioned…

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Blonde Ambition

Do blondes have more fun? Two exhibitions in London might have some answers…A perfume party in Venice Beach, Calif.

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Liz Goldwyn in  a Bruce dress.

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Making Scents

Surprisingly, an equal number of men and women turned out in Venice Beach Thursday night to toast Alexandra Balhoutis’ new boutique, Strange Invisible Perfumes. The fact that her parents, power couple Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer, invited several…

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Chico’s Unveils Its Pazo Concept

ATLANTA — One look at Pazo — the plasma video wall with sexy models in low-rise jeans, the hip minimalist interior showcasing the trendiest looks — would never invite comparisons to Chico’s and its baby-boomer…

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Obituary: Harry Jenkins, Longtime DNR Textile Editor

NEW YORK — Harry Jenkins, former gray goods editor of DNR, WWD’s sister publication, died March 5 of a stroke at his home in Bear, Del. He was 88.

Jenkins’ byline appeared in DNR and sometimes other Fairchild publications for…

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Michael Kors

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Kors to Depart Celine

Silas Chou and Lawrence Stroll detail their plans for Michael Kors, including the fact that Kors will quit as Celine’s creative director next year.

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Talk of Jaeger Sale Leaves Brand’s Destiny in Question

LONDON — For a brand in the doldrums, Jaeger is certainly getting a lot of attention. In late January, Coats PLC quietly sold its Jaeger and Viyella businesses to Richard Thompson of Riverhawk Investments — and now it looks as if Thompson…

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Apparel, Textile Jobs Continue Decline in Feb.

The apparel and textile industries mirrored the overall employment declines last month, but department stores posted a big job gain.

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In Brief: Ross Kelin Exiting Jones … A May Maybe … Designer Spam …

ROSS KLEIN EXITING JONES: Ross Klein said he plans to step down as senior vice president of corporate marketing at Jones Apparel Group Inc., where he oversaw marketing for the Polo Jeans Co. His last day with the company will be Friday. He said he…

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Coming This Week

Monday: Paris Collections continue (through Thursday).

Tuesday: International Fashion Fabric Exhibition, New York (through Thursday).

Ann Taylor Stores reports fourth-quarter results.

Wednesday: Talbots, Coldwater…

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HdP Sells Fila Operations

MILAN — Fila has a new owner — finally.

Holding di Partecipazioni Industriali SpA, which has been trying to sell the struggling sport brand since June 2001, has sold the operating businesses of the company Fila to Sport Brands…

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Alexander the Slim

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Fashion Scoops: Christian Rock … The Skinny … Roman Holiday …

CHRISTIAN ROCK: If fashion were music, what would it sound like? The world will find out in September when Malcolm McLaren releases his next album, “Diorama,” musically detailing the history of the house of Christian Dior. “It’s a wonderful way…

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Tilda Swinton at Viktor & Rolf.

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Fashion Scoops: Jailhouse Blues … Lunch Bunch … Summer School …

JAILHOUSE BLUES: Stylist Derek Khan has landed behind bars for borrowing expensive jewelry and watches and selling the merchandise off to local pawnbrokers for cash. Sources told WWD that the well-known celebrity dresser in the last few months took…

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Maire-Laure de Villepin at Emanuel Ungaro.

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Fashion Scoops: Foreign Intrigue … All in the Family … Kent Vent …

FOREIGN INTRIGUE: As her husband, French foreign minister Dominique de Villepin, prepared for a vital Security Council meeting on Iraq at the United Nations on Friday, Marie Laure de Villepin sat down at Emanuel Ungaro for a dose of fashion…

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Loewe

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Sports Style and Subtle Elegance

Loewe: With a light touch, Enrique Ona Selfa worked up his second Loewe collection, combining the ease of jogging gear with simplified luxury. Now, that’s a smooth move. He worked almost exclusively in leather, suede and fur, ranging from basic…

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Cloaking the problem at Gaultier.

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For PETA’s Sake

PARIS — With designers making fur a major statement at the fall collections, the anti-fur agents from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have responded in a renewed wave of fashion sabotage, this time aimed at the Paris shows….

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