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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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Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

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

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Fashion

Are In-Store Customers at a Disadvantage When It Comes to Returns?

The online shopper has up to 30 days to decide if her purchase was genuine or a momentary infatuation, which is not always the case for in-store clients.

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The Business of War: Apparel Firms Benefit From Pentagon Orders

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Overview

The war means more business for some domestic apparel and textile firms, but others are vying to get in on the more than $1.6 billion in military orders.

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Here, Reem Acra’s embroidered tulle and lace gown.

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A Delicate Matter

NEW YORK — After a long spell of creating elegant yet simple gowns, bridal designers gave in to their opulent fantasies this season. But the creativity didn’t cease at the mere application of a crystal. Instead, conventional silhouettes…

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Fashion Features

The Business of War: Apparel Firms Benefit From Pentagon Orders

The war means more business for some domestic apparel and textile firms, but others are vying to get in on the more than $1.6 billion in military orders.

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ATMI Elects Unifi’s Moore As Chairman

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — There’s been a changing of the guard at the American Textile Manufacturers Institute.

At its annual meeting here Friday, the organization elected a new chairman: Willis C. Moore, executive vice president and…

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Calvin Klein

Fashion Features

Calvin Label Should Survive His Woes

Observers downplayed the impact of Calvin Klein’s recent exploits at a basketball game and his decision to seek help for substance abuse last week.

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Fashion Scoops: Losing Sparkle … Top Toppers … Excess in the City

LOSING SPARKLE: Lady Helen Taylor and the Roman jeweler Bulgari are parting ways — but not for good. A report in London’s Mail on Sunday said Bulgari, hit by a downturn in luxury spending, cannot afford to keep her on the payroll to…

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In Brief

MORE TIME FOR BURLINGTON: Bankrupt Burlington Industries Inc. has a bit more time to get its financial affairs in order. The Greensboro, N.C.-based company said Monday that the Wilmington, Del., bankruptcy court extended its exclusivity period…

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From Bad to Worse: Snow Socks Stores

Storms moved across the Midwest and Northeast over the last four days in yet another setback for retailers in a season beset by war and joblessness.

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Fashion Features

Is Spiegel Shopping Bauer?

Bankrupt Spiegel Inc. is quietly shopping its Eddie Bauer retail chain to gauge how much interest is out there and how much a sale might garner.

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Gap Taps Another Former Disney Exec

NEW YORK — Gap Inc. is turning into Disneyland.

Last September, the company hired Paul Pressler, former chairman of Disney’s global theme parks and resorts, as its president and chief executive, and lately, he’s been stacking…

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Arie Kopelman, Jacqueline and Maxwell Anderson at the Whitney.

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Fashion to Meet Art at Madison Ave. Exhibition

NEW YORK — Even the inclement weather wasn’t enough to keep the worlds of art and fashion from converging Monday.

Art patrons and fashion executives trudged through the blizzard-like conditions to the Whitney Museum to unveil plans…

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Nautica Revamps European Plans

NEW YORK — Swimming against the tide of designers exerting greater control over their overseas businesses, Nautica Enterprises Inc. will discontinue its wholesale ventures in Europe and attempt to conquer the continent through…

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Shiva Rose McDermott in Miu Miu…

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Viva la Shiva

Shiva Rose McDermott is more than a fashionista…Getting loaded with A.R.E. Weapons…Tanning in a time of snow.

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Best tans in the NFL: The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

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Glow Team!

NEW YORK — What do the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Park Avenue’s chicest ladies have in common? Their fake tans, of course. Mystic Tan, the official tan of the NFL’s most illustrious cheerleading squad, has been bronzing…

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Hipster chicks at the A.R.E. Weapons party, here and below.

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Central Park

Scores of hipsters flooded The Park last Wednesday to join the scruffy boys of A.R.E. Weapons — Matthew McAuley, Brain McPeck and Paul Sevigny — in celebrating the release of their new album, “A.R.E. Weapons.” Upstairs,…

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Fashion Features

Asia Watch: SARS scare … Still Expanding … China World …

SARS SCARE: In the first apparent apparel industry-related fatality from the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome outbreak, the International Labour Organization said Monday that one of its senior officials died Sunday morning while traveling in…

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Kenth Andersson shows his silk and organza bias-cut bridal gowns that double as evening gowns at Independent Visions’ Metropolitan Pavilion show.

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Something Blue: Fall Bridal Bookings

NEW YORK — The wedding bells were muted at last week’s bridal trade shows, overwhelmed by consumer and buyer concerns over war, terrorism, travel and the economy.

While the fall edition traditionally is not as important as the spring…

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In the Swim

NEW YORK — Brightly colored prints and patterns rule the waves for spring-summer 2004 swimwear fabrics. While stripes continue, flat, retro florals are also popping up in brown and blue or rose combinations. Texture, meanwhile, is either sleek…

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Swatches

VARVATOS TO JUDGE STUDENT CONTEST: John Varvatos will serve as the designer judge and honoree at RadiciSpandex Corp.’s fifth annual “Stretch to the Future” design scholarship competition at Manhattan’s High School of Fashion Industries…

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Media

Memo Pad

FADE TO BLACK: The war in Iraq and the still weakened magazine economy has claimed another casualty. On Monday, Cathie Black, president of Hearst Magazines, informed the staff at shelter magazine Victoria that the title would be…

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Diane Von Furstenberg and Ruth Finley

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Finley Is Honored As Fashion Mentor

NEW YORK — Ruth Finley, founder and publisher of the Fashion Calendar, was honored for being a lifelong mentor to members of the fashion industry, most notably Diane Von Furstenberg, whom Finley began helping just as the designer was trying to…

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Mugler’s Deadline: June 11

PARIS — The fate of Thierry Mugler’s fashion business will be decided June 11.

Pierre Milet, vice president of finance and administration at Groupe Clarins, owner of the Mugler brand, delivered the news during an analyst meeting…

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The DMC’s Bill Winsor, with Cindy Morris.

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Dallas Mart Dueling Continues

DALLAS — The battle to create a new apparel mart here rages on.

The Dallas Market Center Co., as reported, is working to move everyone from the Mart down the road into Fashion Center Dallas within the World Trade Center, a 15-story…

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Fall Order Pace Off in Dallas

DALLAS — Immediate goods did an unusually brisk business at the fall market here, as some buyers chose to hold off placing fall orders because of rocky business trends and the uncertainty caused by the war in Iraq.

But merchants still…

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