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Maison Margiela, Lanvin and Dries Van Noten Spring 2017

At Paris Fashion Week all three houses offered exhilarating collections that were a heady exploration of creative unsettling.

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Fenty x Puma by Rihanna RTW Spring 2017

Rihanna's second collection for Puma merged the worlds of 18th-century French fashion and current gender-fluid street style.

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Study: Influencers Rule the Social Media Beauty Landscape

Advertising technology firm Pixability found brand-generated digital content is falling behind the content produced by individual creators.

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Tommy Hilfiger’s Blue Year Yields Red Ink of $513.6 Million

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Overview

Tommy Hilfiger posted nine-digit losses for its fourth-quarter and year-after special charges and amid declines in its wholesale and retail operations.

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Tommy Hilfiger’s Blue Year Yields Red Ink of $513.6 Million

Tommy Hilfiger posted nine-digit losses for its fourth-quarter and year-after special charges and amid declines in its wholesale and retail operations.

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Financial

Richemont’s Net, Sales Plunge in 2002

Compagnie Financière Richemont said net profit fell 22.3 percent to $758 million in the fiscal year because of falling sales, a rising euro and other costs.

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Prada Looks to Lower Debt With Aedes Deal

Prada Holding NV took another step toward lowering its debt, forming a joint venture with Aedes SpA to create Real Estate International Srl.

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Financial

May Showers Bring Better Sales

Retailers’ same-store sales results showed signs of a spring thaw as discounts and pent-up demand helped coax consumers back into stores.

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In Brief: Import Ban Pushed … Jewelry Scam … New Charge …

IMPORT BAN PUSHED: Legislation banning all imports from Myanmar has been introduced in Congress, with backing from Republicans and Democrats outraged by the country’s military dictatorship’s recent crackdowns against the democratically…

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Union, Makers Blast Zoning-Change Plan

NEW YORK — “The city seems to be doing everything it can to drive the garment industry out of New York City.”

Those strong words of UNITE secretary treasurer Edgar Romney reflected the sentiment expressed by more than a…

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Three Trucks Carrying Warnaco Goods Stolen

Three trucks filled with $1.2 million in Chaps Ralph Lauren goods made by Warnaco Group were stolen last week from a depot near Pittsburgh.

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Fashion Scoops: No Mercier for Balmain … Back in the Saddle … Fashion’s Fleur

NO MERCIER FOR BALMAIN: The calendar for the couture shows in Paris in early July just came out — and Balmain isn’t on it. Sources said the house has parted ways with designer Laurent Mercier, who stayed for only three ready-to-wear…

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Sephora Opening San Francisco Store

With a focus on smaller, more productive store formats and wider consumer demographics, Sephora USA says it’s on the road to profitability.

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Check Mate

NEW YORK — More than just another fragrance launch, the introduction of Brit in August is meant to punctuate the reincarnation of Burberry. The new women’s scent, shown here in two concentrations, could also generate $120 million in…

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The Essence of John Galliano candle

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Galliano Launches Candle, Plans Home Fragrance

NEW YORK — Currently the only venue steeped in John Galliano’s first fragranced product — a new Diptyque candle — is the designer’s just-opened Rue Saint Honoré boutique. That’s set to change next…

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The new Comptoir Sud Pacifique logo

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Comptoir Sud Pacifique Revitalizes

NEW YORK — Comptoir Sud Pacifique is getting a facelift. The 27-year-old niche fragrance brand changed the name of its collection to “Eaux de Voyage,” has upgraded packaging and added products.

The brand, purchased in February…

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Don Loftus, Rose Marie Bravo and Philippe Benacin with Ben Grimes photo.

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Burberry Brit Headed for U.S.

NEW YORK — The latest women’s fragrance to come out of London is called Burberry Brit and is meant to be as bright, breezy and downright sassy as the name implies.

Rose Marie Bravo, chief executive of the British fashion and design…

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The Earnshaw collection.

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Earnshaw Steps Into Spotlight

The latest women’s fragrance to come out of London is called Burberry Brit and is meant to be as bright, breezy and sassy as the name implies.

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Skin Care Draws a Crowd

The floodgates have opened in the facial skin care market, and marketers are courting women at either end of the age spectrum.

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Adidas New Fragrance Triple Play

PARIS — Adidas is racing after 16- to 22-year-olds with a new fragrance masterbrand in August.

The scents for men and for women, called 3, will be introduced by the sportswear brand’s beauty license-holder Coty Beauty.

The…

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S&#8217Mores soap with Dairy Queen Twinkies and Ho Hos lip balms

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Feeding Tweens Cake, Candy

NEW YORK — With the teen and tween beauty market showing growing pains, manufacturers are looking to licenses to sweeten things up.

Well-known brand names such as Twinkies, Orange Crush and Mike & Ikes are appearing on cosmetics aimed at…

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L’Oréal Opens Ethnic Institute

NEW YORK — L’Oréal USA bet $11 million this week on its future in multicultural beauty.

The occasion was the official opening of the L’Oréal Institute for Ethnic Hair and Skin Research on Chicago’s Near South…

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Top Notes

BOOTS’ DOWNHILL WALK: The sale of the Halfords’ auto parts chain knocked down The Boots Group plc’s net income for the year ended March 31 by 25 percent to $493 million, or 59 cents a diluted share, from $659.5 million, or 75…

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New Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner

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Herbal Essences Gets an Upgrade

Herbal Essences appears to be fighting the dour economy with a brand restage and a new conditioning technology.

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Australian Organics

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Australian Hair Brand Tries NACDS Again

NEW YORK — For Australian Organics, the second time’s the charm.

Just one year ago, the Melbourne-based beauty company arrived at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Marketplace meeting at the San Diego Convention Center…

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Snippets

WELLA OR NOT: The German subsidiary of Procter & Gamble said Thursday it has launched a mandatory two-week extension of its tender period for Wella AG shares that ends June 20. The additional acceptance period is required under German law. As…

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Botopical is designed to fight wrinkles

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Mass’ Latest Answer to Botox

NEW YORK — PH Beauty Labs is taking a cue from needle-wielding doctors everywhere.

The company is launching Botopical Instant Wrinkle Eraser, a line of products positioned as wrinkle fighters for aging areas on the face.

Botopical,…

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FLA Report Leads to Discord

The Fair Labor Association reported that health and safety problems and excessive hours are the biggest violations in apparel and footwear factories.

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Dorothy Lichtenstein photographed by Ross Bleckner.

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Portrait of the Artist’s Wife

NEW YORK — Dorothy Lichtenstein greets a visitor in the West Village studio of her late husband, the Pop artist, Roy. Now home to a foundation she established in 1999 to promote his art, the space in a former electrical factory is a vast expanse…

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Wyse Gets Rise at PVH

NEW YORK — Phillips-Van Heusen has promoted its licensing and promotions strategist, Kenneth L. Wyse, to president of licensing and public relations, reflecting his 15-year contribution to the company.

Wyse, who was a senior vice…

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The June issue of Martha Stewart Living.

Who Wins in Martha Fallout?

NEW YORK — As news reverberated Thursday of Martha Stewart’s nine-count indictment, competitors of her eponymous media empire were pondering what titles would gain from the domestic doyenne’s fall.

Of course, Martha Stewart…

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Obituary: George Trescher, Event Planner, 77

NEW YORK — George Trescher, an event planner who organized the parties and funerals of Manhattan society for more than three decades, died Thursday afternoon of complications arising from emphysema. He was 77.

Through his firm George…

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People

Suzy

Dispatches from the Americas Society spring gala, the inaugural gala for the Partnership for Public Service, plus a preview of the Washington Opera Ball.

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Howell Raines

The End of His Raines

NEW YORK — The jockeying has no doubt already begun within The New York Times’ building on 43rd Street almost two years after departed executive editor Howell Raines stepped up the paper’s focus on pop culture, fashion and media….

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