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Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

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Fashion

Claus Dietrich Lahrs Appointed Chief Executive of Bottega Veneta

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

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Beauty

Acqua di Parma Goes Luxe, Plots Retail Expansion

Acqua di Parma is launching a higher-priced line, opening its first U.S. store and expanding its women's range.

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Dashing to Growth: Rocawear Projects Sales Of $500 Million

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Overview

Damon Dash of Rocawear has had quite a year, including surpassing $300 million in sales. He details what's next for the hot urban brand.

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Here the Brooklyn band Whatever It Takes re-creates Forties boogie-woogie act The Andrews Sisters

Fashion Features

Boogie-Woogie Denim

NEW YORK — Denim has taken on many guises over the years, and this fall, it often appears as a suit with touches of Forties glamour. Fitted jackets with nipped-in waists, straight slim skirts and peplums give it that era’s feel. Here, the…

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Behind the scenes with Naomi Campbell at the shoot for the company&#8217s fall ad campaign

Fashion Features

Dashing to Growth: Rocawear Projects Sales Of $500 Million

Damon Dash of Rocawear has had quite a year, including surpassing $300 million in sales. He details what’s next for the hot urban brand.

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Fashion Features

In Brief

CANDIE’S SETTLEMENT: Candie’s Inc. has settled all claims filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with a four-year investigation into the firm’s accounting practices. The settlement was the subject of an SEC…

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Lee has stepped up its offering of nondenim jeans in response to changing tastes

Fashion Features

Denim’s Downturn

After a few years of intense demand, consumer interest in denim is starting to fade like a pair of jeans that has spent too much time in the wash.

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish

Levi’s Promotes Brockway

San Francisco-based Levi Strauss & Co. said it is promoting Anna Brockway to the new position of vice president of worldwide marketing, effective June 2.

Brockway currently serves as director of marketing…

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Financial

Kmart Shares Plunge In First Trading Day

NEW YORK — Shares of Kmart Holding Corp. fell nearly 10 percent in their first day of trading as a restructured firm.

The shares, trading under the ticker symbol KMRT.OB, closed Wednesday at $13.55, down $1.45, in trading on the…

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Fashion Features

Kellwood Licenses XOXO for Juniors

In its quest to build its juniors business, Kellwood has acquired the license for XOXO from Global Brand Holdings, which is buying the brand from Aris.

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Fashion Features

China: ‘The Elephant in the Living Room’

BRUSSELS — The end of quotas on textiles and apparel in 2005 among World Trade Organization members could bring major economic changes to many parts of the world. For China, it poses great opportunity, but many other developing countries could…

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Financial

Guess Upbeat as Net Loss Grows

NEW YORK — Guess Inc. Wednesday tempered reports of a wider first-quarter loss with encouraging news about recent retail sales, its debt load and even its problematic performance with its wholesale accounts.

For the first quarter ended…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Lickety-Split … Going Dutch … Titan Type …

LICKETY-SPLIT: Karl Lagerfeld may have dieted his way to become a very slim man who can wear Hedi Slimane’s sleek Dior duds, but he still has a taste for ice cream. Word has it, Lagerfeld’s cruise collection for Chanel, which he will show…

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Fashion Features

Beverly Hills Armani Gets Haz-Mat Scare

BEVERLY HILLS — A letter filled with a suspicious white powder received at the Giorgio Armani store early Wednesday prompted closing of the 400 block of Rodeo Drive and a police investigation.

Police and firefighters responded to the…

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Fashion Features

Correction

Due to inaccurate information provided to WWD by STS Market Research, Guess was incorrectly included in a list of top sportswear brands for women carried at Kmart stores in a story beginning on page 2, May 7. “At Kmart, most women’s casual…

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Kate Blumberg

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Blumberg News

Going through a Woody Allen audition – and winning the part.

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Hannah Rothschild

People

Reel Life

Director-writer Hannah Rothschild’s latest projects.

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Natalie Portman Jeanine Lobell and Simon Doonan

People

Eye Scoop

Scoops.

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Financial

Cache Net Drops 11.6% in Quarter

NEW YORK — Cache lost some of its earnings momentum in the first quarter as the specialty store retailer reported a double-digit decrease in profits.

The firm said that for the three months ended March 29, income fell 11.6 percent to $1.6…

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Atlantic, New Yorker Win 2 Each at NMAs

NEW YORK — Magazines mulling over foreign affairs, the war in Iraq and the post-9/11 world in general were the big winners at the 2003 National Magazine Awards held Wednesday at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

The Atlantic Monthly and The New…

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Fashion Features

Consumers to Designers: You’re Not the Boss of Me

With people becoming more comfort-oriented, is minimalism on the endangered species list? Here’s what some observers think.

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Reebok cfo Jay Margolis and Diane Von Furstenberg will spread the word about their deal by word of month.

Fashion Features

Viral Marketing Gets Contagious

The idea of creating a buzz by word-of-mouth instead of blatant branding is not revolutionary, but it is new turf for some in the active arena.

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An Everlast outfit from its new urban sportswear line

Fashion Features

Sidelines

RAPPING WITH EVERLAST: To try to jazz up its image, Everlast sent models and rappers into a boxing ring last week.

Some 120 people piled into Mony’s 125th Street store in New York to check out the brand’s new urban sportswear….

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Fashion Features

Raising the Red Lantern

NEW YORK — Take a little bling bling, add a charitable cause and give it a final shake with the current craze for anything Asian — bar SARS, that is — and New Yorkers are ready to party.

That’s what happened on Tuesday,…

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Fashion Features

Selfridges’ Bid in Sight

LONDON — The race for Selfridges is on — and the finish line could already be in sight.

Non-executive directors at Selfridges, the British department store turned takeover target, have been locked in talks aimed at recommending a…

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Mark Badgley his sister O&#8217Hara Fottrell and James Mischka

Fashion Features

A Broader Spectrum At Badgley Mischka

BEVERLY HILLS — Mark Badgley and James Mischka are gearing up for a potentially landmark year for their brand.

The pair, visiting their Rodeo Drive boutique last week, revealed some of their brand initiatives in the works — from new…

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Fashion Features

Beating Their Own Fashion Drum

NEW YORK — Everyone knows that teens and young adults have strong opinions about everything, including fashion. Having left the cliques and peer pressure of high school behind and free from the watchful eyes of parents, many develop a personal…

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Fashion Features

Istanbul Reschedules First Fashion Week

Istanbul’s first fashion week, due to be held in mid-May, will be held in October to try to gain a spot closer to major international show weeks.

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Financial

Spring Gives Lift To April’s Comps

NEW YORK — April showered same-store sales increases on Hot Topic and Aeropostale, as Easter, spring break and warmer spring weather helped to release some of the pent-up demand.

However, trends still remain subpar at American Eagle…

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Fashion Features

Preferential Treatment

A panel of 18- to 22-year olds revealed their preferred brands and stores. Here’s how the makers and merchants stacked up.

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