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Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

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Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

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Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

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‘CNN Effect’ Goes On As Iraq War Attracts Consumers’ Focus

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Overview

Major retailers gave tepid revenue guidance for March, citing concerns over the Iraqi war, which has glued many shoppers to their TVs, and the limp economy.

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Reebok’s latest prototype.

Fashion Features

Reebok Pumps Up New Concept

NEW YORK — Reebok has taken more than a page from a fashion magazine for its refurbished Upper West Side store — it’s borrowed the whole concept.

Located at 170 Columbus Avenue, the 3,000-square-foot space offers…

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Fashion Features

Gap Inc. Boosts Design Team

NEW YORK — Gap is retooling its design team, cutting out a layer of management while taking in some top Seventh Avenue talent.

Among the changes, Jerome Jessup, executive vice president of Gap Design, is leaving the company, and design…

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Nancy Cooke de Herrera in Kashmir, India, in 1988.

People

What a Trip

The continuing story of Nancy Cooke de Herrera.

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People

Eye Scoop

SUPREME BEING: She’s coming out, all right. The one, the only, the legendary Diana Ross has signed on to entertain all the divas and deities joining Tom Ford, Nicole Kidman and Anna Wintour at the “Goddess” dinner to benefit…

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Olivia Chantecaille in Valentino.

People

Flower Child

Doing a birthday dance.

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Alycea Ungaro trains a student.

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Stretch Marks

Primed for Pilates.

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Erika Rosario

Financial

Consumer Speaks

The French may be protesting the war, but they’re still buying clothes – and most are leaving politics out of it concerning American brands.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: A Princely Garden … Standard Issue … That’s What Friends Are For …

A Princely Garden…Standard Issue…That’s What Friends Are For…Not Quite A Talking Head…Menkes Business

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Traffic was light at last week’s Interstoff Asia, due to the severe acute respiratory syndrome threat.

Fashion Features

Flu Fears Make Quiet Interstoff

Textiles: Fears over the outbreak of atypical pneumonia in Hong Kong devastated attendance at Interstoff Asia, the region’s most important textile fair.

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Fashion Features

DuPont-Koch Textile Talks Seen Continuing

NEW YORK — One barrier may have been lifted last week in the reported negotiations between DuPont and Koch Industries about the sale of DuPont’s fibers business to the Wichita, Kan.-based petroleum giant.

As reported, the arbiter…

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Financial

Benetton Appoints Fiat’s Cassano CEO

MILAN — Benetton Group SpA put a former Fiat executive in the driver’s seat Monday after posting its first-ever full-year loss.

Silvano Cassano, president of Fiat’s consumer services unit since last year, will become chief…

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Media

Memo Pad

Cut and Paste…Finally On The Radar…A Monkeywrench For Gear

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Fashion Features

Yurman’s Swiss Timing

NEW YORK — Watches are a red-hot category these days and David Yurman is seizing the moment to build up its timepiece business.

The namesake New York jewelry and watch firm today plans to cut the ribbon on the 2,100-square-foot…

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Fashion Features

Asia Watch: Prada Expands … Ever Upward … Going Down …

Prada Expands…Ever Upward…Going Down…Going In…Tough Going

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Henry Racamier in 1987.

Fashion Features

Obituary: Henry Racamier, 91, Led Vuitton Expansion

PARIS — Henry Racamier, one of the architects of Louis Vuitton’s early growth and a popular business figure in France, died Saturday after suffering a heart attack while on holiday in Sardinia. He was 91.

The Paris Opera, of which…

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Vera Wang’s high-necked goatskin version.

Fashion Features

That’s Sleek

NEW YORK — Designers have a light touch when it comes to their newest and sexiest fur looks. Skinny, almost weightless, coats can even double as dresses. Here, one example: Vera Wang’s high-necked goatskin version. Consolidation has…

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Donna Karan sent some fur down the runway.

Fashion Features

Out With The Old

Having long relied on more conservative shoppers, furriers are welcoming younger customers in their 20s and 30s who tend to be more adventurous with their fur purchases than their elders.

Instead of relying on tried-and-true styles that used to…

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A bright yellow coat from Dolce & Gabbana.

Fashion Features

The Merchant Class

NEW YORK — All it takes to grasp the radical change in the way fur is merchandised in specialty stores across the nation is to listen to Marissa Hartington describe how customers at her Naples, Fla., boutique are buying John Galliano pants and a…

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Celebrities including Pamela Anderson have appeared in PETA’s ‘I’d rather go naked than wear fur campaign.’

Fashion Features

Peta Power

NEW YORK — It is undeniably a status symbol, but of what?

Fur is probably the only material that a moviegoer would expect to see in the costume of both a socialite and a neanderthal. For two decades, People for the Ethical Treatment of…

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Fashion Features

What’s My Line?

NEW YORK — Just as every fur has its own personality, every furrier is equally individualistic or idiosyncratic, as the case may be.

Fur designers are a bit pressed to show some flair, now that big names like Michael Kors, Ralph Rucci,…

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J. Mendel opened a boutique in Aspen over the holidays.

Fashion Features

Moving On Up

NEW YORK — Furriers have friends in high places.

As if selling luxury goods wasn’t already difficult enough in the city, fur retailers have decamped for the mountains to set up shop in some of the most stylish and lofty of places,…

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Fashion Features

Showtime for Furriers Around the Globe

NEW YORK — Despite Fur Fashion Week basically becoming a one-day affair and moving from May to April, other fur-related events remain intact.

The Fur Information Council of America’s annual fashion show will be held April 8 at 6:30…

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Here, Ben Kahn’s industrial-zipped version in summer ermine.

Fashion Features

Thoroughly Modern Mini

NEW YORK — Furs had a strong presence on runways everywhere for fall. So it’s only natural that the mood would be in the spirit of the season’s youth movement, with its daring lengths and bold details. Mini-coats in vintage-type furs…

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Fashion Features

‘CNN Effect’ Goes On As Iraq War Attracts Consumers’ Focus

Major retailers gave tepid revenue guidance for March, citing concerns over the Iraqi war, which has glued many shoppers to their TVs, and the limp economy.

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Financial

Sale of Fendi Stake Drops Prada Net

Solid fourth-quarter growth couldn’t keep Prada’s 2002 results from falling under pressure from the sale of its Fendi stake and a change in ordering procedures.

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Fashion Features

Morgan Stanley Pushes for LVMH Suit Disclosures

PARIS — Like the war in Iraq, the $100 million lawsuit LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton launched last November against Morgan Stanley will probably take longer than many people originally thought.

Lawyers from the two sides are set…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: More Time For Taubman…Secret Promotion…Freight In Crisis

More Time For Taubman…Secret Promotion…Freight In Crisis

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Fashion Features

Correction

A bracelet with plastic discs and a metal chain featured on page 9 of Monday’s Accessories/Legwear In Depth Section II is by Roxanne Assoulin for Lee Angel. The resource was incorrect.

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Fashion Features

Kmart Cuts 660 Jobs at HQ

Kmart Corp. said it was shedding 660 more jobs as it prepares to exit Chapter 11 by the end of April, but other changes might be on the way.

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Fashion Features

Saks Postpones Redo

NEW YORK — Saks Fifth Avenue is taking a breather on its flagship renovation, putting a major makeover of the main floor cosmetics and fragrance department on hold for at least a year.

The delay is due to a desire to keep expenses more in…

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