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Haider Ackermann's Captivating Spring Collection

The collection was ravishing, captivating with its drifting silk, trailing ribbons and delicious tropical colors.

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Maria Grazia Chiuri's First-Ever Fashion Show for Dior

In her debut collection for Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri proclaimed her ascent boldly, with a fresh take on on daytime dressing.

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Inside Jonathan Anderson's Show for Loewe

Jonathan Anderson elaborated on the long, languid silhouettes he introduced for fall, here more organic and unfinished, but just as alluring.

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Searching for Growth, Sears Names Meads To Head Softer Side

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In a high-level shakeup, Sears has named Mindy Meads executive vice president of soft lines, succeeding Kathryn Bufano, who left the chain Monday.

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Moschino At 20

The house Franco Moschino founded in 1983 has survived and thrived, despite being without the founder for nearly half its lifetime.

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Rosella Jardini and Franco Moschino

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Mining Its Niche

MILAN — With around $250 million in wholesale revenue expected this year, Moschino is a midsize player in an industry dominated by such billion-dollar giants as Gucci and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

But that’s just fine,…

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Moschino fall 1988 ad.

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Key Moments In The History Of The Moschino Label

1983: Franco Moschino establishes his company, Moonshadow SrL, and launches his signature couture collection in the fall at the Milan fairgrounds during the spring shows. He causes a sensation by sending Pat Cleveland out in a silk evening dress,…

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Franco Moschino in 1989.

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The Good Humor Man

To highlight Franco Moschino’s biting sense of humor would be redundant — enough has been said of his love of gimmicks and the wit that helped him create a unique fashion company. Sure, his friends and business partners, the models he…

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Frank Talk

“People need a sense of irony.”

— April 1985

“I think fashion is something you can laugh about forever, but in the end it is the most difficult thing to laugh at because people take it so seriously.”

— January…

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The window display at Moschino’s Milan boutique, January 1992.

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Crazy Like A Fox

It’s been almost a decade since Franco Moschino last called a meeting with his staff, designed the collection that still carries his name or worked out in the basement gym of the company’s headquarters in Milan. Yet the instant the…

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Rossella Jardini

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Behind The Brand: Rossella Jardini

Moschino’s creative director, Rossella Jardini, doesn’t like to talk about herself or her talent. She’d much rather indulge in a little humor, political discussion or better yet, refer the success of the company to its founder and…

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The Medium Is The Moschino

Sultry poses have never been part of a Moschino advertising campaign. Renowned for being satirical, political and provocative, Franco Moschino used his company’s advertising to present what he cared about, whether it was saving the environment,…

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Here, his Chelsea-girl pantsuit in double-breasted black satin.

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Black Beauty

LOS ANGELES — Richard Tyler hit a high note with his fall show, which featured a little something for everyone. There were touches of that most au courant of decades, the Sixties, particularly in his Tyler collection. There were military…

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Kathryn Bufano

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Searching for Growth, Sears Names Meads To Head Softer Side

In a high-level shakeup, Sears has named Mindy Meads executive vice president of soft lines, succeeding Kathryn Bufano, who left the chain Monday.

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Consumers Warm to Minis

From juniors to contemporary to designer, miniskirts are this spring’s fling – and fall apparently loves it, too. Here’s a report from the retail front.

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In Brief: Levi Debt Buyback … CLO’s New Role … Retail Forward Takes Five …

LEVI DEBT BUYBACK: Levi Strauss & Co. on Monday opened a cash offer to buy back its roughly $207 million in outstanding 6.8 percent senior notes due this year. The offer for the notes, which are due Nov. 1, runs through May 7. The San Francisco-based…

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Correction

Department stores employed 2.51 million workers in March, while apparel and accessories stores employed 1.16 million people and general merchandise stores employed 2.86 million. The figures were incorrect in a story on page 2, Monday.

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Kent: Luxury Stocks Present Opportunity

Morgan Stanley luxury analyst Claire Kent predicts the luxury sector might be near its low point, and she’s advising investors to buy those stocks.

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U.S. Threatens Unilateral Quotas on Vietnam

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is threatening to impose quotas unilaterally on apparel and textile imports from Vietnam if the negotiators meeting here can’t reach an agreement by the end of the week.

The high-stakes round of talks, which…

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Fashion Scoops: Snow Bunny … Who’s Out at GQ, Part 2 … Vintage Renzo …

SNOW BUNNY: Chanel is hitting the big screen, big time. “Snowboarder,” which opened in theaters in France this week, features actress Juliette Goudot decked out in double-Cs: from her Chanel helmet down to her Chanel skis. While the…

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Gabrielle Union shops the racks at American Eagle.

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AE Launches in L.A. With VIPs

LOS ANGELES — American Eagle Outfitters celebrated the opening of its Santa Monica, Calif., flagship last Thursday with a young Hollywood-filled shindig featuring T-shirts designed by Kirsten Dunst, Johnny Knoxville, Zach Braff, Mila Kunis, Jamie…

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Garrard Sets Plans for N.Y., London

LONDON — Garrard plans to open ground-floor boutiques at Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge and the soon-to-be-opened Harvey Nichols Manchester unit in the fall, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

The departments — 432 square…

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Financial

Value City Posts Qtr. Profit

NEW YORK — Value City Department Stores managed a profit for the quarter and narrowed its losses for the year.

For the three months ended Feb. 1, net income was $5.3 million, or 16 cents a share, against a loss of $8.7 million, or 26…

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Mothers Work Costs Rise

NEW YORK — Maternity retailer Mothers Work said sales expanded in March, but said legal expenses would further erode the fourth quarter’s already reduced profit profile.

The Philadelphia-based specialty retailer, which operates 949…

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Claire’s Promotes Two

NEW YORK — Claire’s Stores Inc. promoted Nancy Rich to fill the long-vacant post of Claire’s North America chief operating officer, and promoted Joseph DeFalco to the chief administrative officer’s job at the unit.

As…

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Hillary Supports Seinfeld

NEW YORK — Sen. Hillary Clinton swung by Jessica Seinfeld’s baby shower and fundraiser for her charity, Baby Buggy Inc., which collects new and gently used clothing and gear for underprivileged children in New York, Monday morning at…

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PPR Receives Offer From Office Depot

PARIS — Pinault-Printemps-Redoute is speeding ahead with its plan to shed business-to-business holdings in favor of consumer retail and luxury.

The distribution giant, controlled by French billionaire François Pinault, said Tuesday…

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StyleMax Draws Lots of Local Color

Concerns that the war in Iraq would keep buyers away from Chicago’s March StyleMax were unfounded, as organizers reported record attendance.

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A dress from the day-to-evening collection.

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Rebuilding Blass’ Bridge

Bill Blass Ltd. has partnered with BBS International Group to produce a line of day-to-evening dresses at mainstream prices.

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Sharagano

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L.A. Market Week Dresses Up

The buzz surrounding the revamped fashion week in Los Angeles energized the fall market, which ended there Tuesday.

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Suite Moves

LOS ANGELES — The peripatetic showroom is on the rise.

For those not ready to eke out permanent space, hotel suites at the Downtown Standard, the home of Mercedes-Benz Shows LA, were a hot ticket for fledgling designers and their agents,…

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Muffie Potter Aston

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Suzy

Settling the estate of the Shah’s ex-wife…Updating the royal address book…Art triumphs over politics…Having a cow.

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For The Fun Of It

What is fashion? According to late Moschino founder and designer Franco Moschino, it’s all about irony and irreverence. Celebrating its 20th anniversary almost 10 years after Franco’s death, the house still provides the fashion world with…

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Obituary: Jesse W. Dean, Former WWD Copy Chief

NEW YORK — Jesse W. Dean, a former copy chief at WWD, died last Thursday at the Jewish Home & Hospital in The Bronx, according to his wife, Diana. He was 89.

Dean worked for about 35 years at WWD’s parent company, Fairchild…

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