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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

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Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

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Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

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Another Deal Cooking: VF Corp. Said in Talks For Nautica Acquisition

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VF Corp. could be the next company to land a big designer name, as sources say it is involved in intense negotiations to acquire Nautica Enterprises.

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Making a Mark on Fibers

TOKYO — A trio of Japanese manufacturers have developed a process that makes it possible to laser-print nearly invisible markings onto synthetic yarns, a technology that could be used by apparel manufacturers to help identify counterfeit…

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Fashion Features

Leather for Spring 2004: Fantasy Meets Reality

NEW YORK — Leather’s getting real.

Trends for the spring 2004 season will take their cue from real life, in place of focusing on the artificial, according to European trend consultant Angelo Uslenghi at a recent presentation for the…

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Fashion Features

Study Finds Dirty Cotton a Growing Problem

GENEVA — A new global industry survey has found that approximately 26 percent of raw cotton sold in the past two years were seriously or moderately contaminated with foreign particles, a problem that poses a major?operational concern for the…

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Ambiguous Images

Wilbur Ross has a passion besides investing in troubled firms: He’s an avid art collector, and recently gave a tour of some of his trophies

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Harris Inspired by Tuberose … Unilever Cuts Sales Outlook: … Stella, The Perfumer:

Lyn Harris is ready to launch her second fragrance, called Noix de Tubéreuse, from her Miller Harris collection in September

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Tax And Spend

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Monday indicated during a session of the Japanese Diet’s budget committee that he would be in favor of allowing each local government in Japan to charge its own consumption tax. The current rate of the…

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Eye Candy

NEW YORK — Sweetness can be quite sexy in the right hands. Marc Jacobs, of course, understands the appeal of Lolita looks, and he’s taking his Louis Vuitton collection on a romp through all things girly and seductive this season. That…

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Fashion Features

Another Deal Cooking: VF Corp. Said in Talks For Nautica Acquisition

VF Corp. could be the next company to land a big designer name, as sources say it is involved in intense negotiations to acquire Nautica Enterprises.

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Fashion Features

Emanuel’s Aim: Upper Bridge

G.A.V. confirmed it will relaunch the Emanuel/Emanuel Ungaro collection, but this time around it will be an upper-bridge resource with more exclusive distribution.

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Fashion Features

Cerruti Sells Maska for $30.3M

Cerruti parent Fin.part sold Maska last week for $30.3 million to a group of private investors, and said it was renaming Cerruti as Cerruti 1881.

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Fashion Features

Idol Mulls Post-Kasper Career

NEW YORK —?With an end in sight for the recovery of Kasper ASL, speculation has heated up once again about the next career step for John Idol, its chief executive officer, once the company is sold.

Speculation continues to surface that…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: German Appointment … Star Search … PEI Gets Men’s President …

  • GERMAN APPOINTMENT: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton on Monday said it appointed Heinz Buchmann president of its German operations, effective July 1. It is a new post. Buchmann, who joined Parfums Christian Dior 25 years ago, has…

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J.Lo’s Newest Role: Modeling for Vuitton

PARIS — Yes, she arched her back and lifted her famous derriere to the heavens. And with her legs kicked out so effortlessly, there’s no mistaking she’s a dancer.

But Jennifer Lopez, the star of Louis Vuitton’s fall…

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Fashion Features

More Designers Expected At São Paulo Fashion Week

Next week’s São Paulo Fashion Week is expected to bolster the event’s status as the biggest and most influential fashion stage in Latin America.

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Memo Pad: More Flook … Invisible Eden …Surreal Simple

The district attorney overseeing the investigation into Christa Worthington’s murder has been asked by the victim’s kin to remove himself from the case, but the state attorney general’s office has said the district attorney will…

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Agents of Change

Literary agents go from casual to sleek fashion choices.

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People

Limos And Clark

Tiffany Limos is ready to roll.

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People

Two of A Kind

The musical romance of Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Copy Right … Isaac Targets L.A. … Nine Lives

Marc Jacobs, who attended opening festivities for the 50th Venice Biennale last week, wasn’t only interested in the art. He also was marveling at all the counterfeit Louis Vuitton handbags his collaboration with Japanese artist Takashi…

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Fashion Features

Coats Hang on Runway Direction

Retailers say outerwear firms are jumping on trends faster than in the past and are creating merchandise that spurs impulse buys.

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Fashion Features

Anna Vi Andrea Gets Own Label

NEW YORK — After working as a technical designer and patternmaker for her entire career, Giulietta Graci decided to head out on her own and launch Anna Vi Andrea, a bridge-priced line featuring suits, cocktail dresses and a small selection of…

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Miller’s New Beat

Nicole Miller teamed up with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Black Music Month by hosting a cocktail party in her Seventh Avenue showroom Thursday night.

Artist Ademola Olugebefola created a jazz-inspired design, which…

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Fashion Features

Celanese’s Color Spin on Spring 2004

NEW YORK — Celanese acetate predicts a “nostalgic and pretty” spring 2004, according to James Siewert, manager of trend direction, in his recent Directives presentation.

“The season ahead is comprised of intense color…

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Fashion Features

Tough Times Tighten Yarn Biz

Buyers at the Expofil yarn fair said they’ll keep a tight rein on spending since they expect business to remain tough through yearend.

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