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Rei Kawakubo's “Invisible clothes” for Comme des Garçons

Rei Kawakubo's two-word backstage brief on her spring Comme des Garçons collection was, “Invisible clothes.”

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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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The Younger Pinault: Nouveau Titan Enters The World of Luxury

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Artemis chairman Fran?ois-Henri Pinault, the luxury world's new titan-in-training, discusses dealings with Gucci and his vision of PPR's future.

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Beauty Beat: Contract No. Five … High Marks: … Mac Attack:

Nicole Kidman is in talks with Chanel to become the new face of the luxury brand, her publicist confirmed Monday. “There are discussions, but there is no deal, no contract and no further details,” said Kidman’s spokeswoman. Chanel…

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LVMH&#8217s new building in Tokyo

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Asia Watch: One To Watch

The crossroads of a bustling fashion district, Omotesando is Tokyo’s Madison Avenue. Opening in September at its hub will be LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s newest building in the Japanese capital, housing four of its banner…

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Cargo Theft Seen on the Rise

Security experts believe the reason cargo theft is growing is that criminal rings have identified it as less risky than some other options.

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Memo Pad: More Adventures In Circulation … Fire Sale … Camp Icon In Waiting

Another of the magazine world’s dirty circulation secrets has come to light: maybe the only thing keeping some titles in the black are waiting rooms and nail salons, and that’s about to end.

Over the past few months, the Audit…

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The entranceway at Jamie

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Southern Comfort

NASHVILLE — Anyone who says that fashion is lost on the South should think again. Dallas, after all, is the home of retail giant Neiman Marcus, while Miami shopping rivals that of any district in New York or Los Angeles. And, of all places,…

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Here his linen dress made with bamboo fiber

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Here Comes The Sun

NEW YORK — Calvin Klein works neutrals better than almost anybody else, but for resort, he has decided to let a little sunshine in. While maintaining the clean lines he’s known for, Klein is applying a daring range of yellows — from…

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Fran&#231ois-Henri Pinault in his Paris office

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The Younger Pinault: Nouveau Titan Enters The World of Luxury

Artemis chairman François-Henri Pinault, the luxury world’s new titan-in-training, discusses dealings with Gucci and his vision of PPR’s future.

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Pisano Said Exiting Saks

Saks Fifth Avenue’s top merchant Gail Pisano is expected to announce her departure from the chain, possibly today, sources told WWD Monday.

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Payday at Gucci: $6.5M for Ford, $2.7M for De Sole

Gucci Group’s creative director Tom Ford took home $6.5 million last year, including $4.7 million in salary and $1.8 million in bonus.

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In Brief: Proxy Toll … St. John Strategy …

  • PROXY TOLL: Nautica Enterprises expects to spend up to $1 million to fight a proxy battle against a group of dissident shareholders. The New York-based firm already has spent $200,000 opposing the investment group, according to a…

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Kmart Shares Vault As Net Loss Drops

Shares of Kmart Corp. jumped nearly 30 percent Monday when the discounter proved that it didn’t have such a bad first-quarter after all.

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Alexander McQueen

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The Queen and McQueen

Alexander McQueen, honored with a CBE from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the fashion industry, accepted it in typical outspoken fashion.

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AAFA Growth Focuses on Sourcing, Costs

Many apparel executives were talking about ways to better manage costs and sourcing at AAFA’s annual meeting in San Francisco.

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Fashion Scoops: Body Shop To Body Wear

The outspoken Body Shop founder Anita Roddick is taking her ethics into fashion. After stepping down as a co-chairman of her cosmetics empire last year, Roddick is now in the early development stages of a women’s apparel collection. Human…

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Herrera&#8217s fall campaign combines the collection and licensed businesses in one look such as eyewear below

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Herrera Stays Home In Ad Push for Fall

Carolina Herrera’s latest ad campaign; A hot line in Houston; Saks Fifth Avenue gets two exclusives for fall.

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Michael Smith and Tracy Huffor.

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Hot Houston Line Hits A Home Run

DALLAS — Tracy Huffor and Michael Smith — partners in the fledgling Houston-based dress firm, Tracy & Michael — knew they were onto something when Neiman Marcus sold out of their flirty polkadot dress even before it appeared in the…

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Saks Gets the Exclusive: 2 New Lines for Fall

NEW YORK — Saks Fifth Avenue has the exclusive this fall on two very different lines: Piero Guidi, an Italian outerwear line, and Halston’s made-to-order eveningwear collection.

Beginning this month at the New York, Beverly Hills…

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Samaire Armstrong wearing Naru

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They might not be superstars yet, but actresses Samaire Armstrong and Ever Carradine boast a fashionable flair many of their Hollywood peers lack.

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Cotton Inc&#8217s J Berrye Worsham addressed the audience at dinner Tuesday night

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Focus on Tech at Cotton Event

Looking toward 2005, executives discussed strategies to stay competitive in the cotton market at Cotton Incorporated’s EFS conference.

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Obituary: Edward Phillip LeVeen Jr., Carleton Exec

NEW YORK — Edward Phillip LeVeen Jr., who headed Carleton Woolen Mills for almost half a century, died Thursday at Hilton Head Regional Medical Center in Hilton Head, S.C. He was 92.

In 1934, LeVeen took over management of Carleton Mills,…

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Unions Blast China Exploitation

GENEVA — Representatives of global labor unions lashed out last week at what they described as the exploitation of millions of workers in the textiles, apparel and footwear industries in developing countries. In particular, they singled out…

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Talking Trade at World Source

NEW YORK — The talk among exhibitors from about 15 countries represented at the recent NAMSB World Source show focused on preparing for the end of quotas on apparel and textiles in 2005.

The three-day event wrapped up at Manhattan’s…

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Swatches

MAJOR MILESTONE: About 700 members of New York’s garment industry turned out in Chinatown Thursday night to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Greater Blouse, Skirt & Undergarment Association, a contractors’ group. Many of the…

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Clariant&#8217s new digs color inspiration

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Clariant Color Comes to N.Y.

NEW YORK — Chemical company Clariant is looking to make New York a more colorful place. Its new color design studio, located in the Chelsea district, features 2,200 square feet of space dedicated to assisting the design community in creating new…

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Moda In: Easing Into Spring-Summer 2004

NEW YORK — Get ready to relax. According to Angelo Uslenghi, trend director for Moda In, primary themes for the spring-summer 2004 season will be harmony with nature, well-being and pleasure. He said the three key trends will be Soothing, Sun…

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