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Inside Bottega Veneta's 50th Anniversary Show

Tomas Maier eschewed trends in favor of a design ethos of “private luxury” for a collection that was effortlessly sophisticated.

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Ghesquière ‘Dives Deep’ Into Louis Vuitton

Designer and Michael Burke reflect on progress, next steps in creative retooling of luxury megabrand.

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Retail

Police Arrest Suspect in Washington State Mall Shootings

The shooter, thought to be a lone gunman, opened fire on Friday night.

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Kors’ Better Strategy: Launches Michael, Eyes $1B in Sales

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Overview

Michael Kors will launch a lower-priced collection called Michael for fall 2004 retailing, as part of his quest to become a $1 billion brand.

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Pop Rocks

When it comes to rock stars, their look is as important as the tunes they sing — from Beyoncé’s shimmer and Duran Duran’s sharkskin suits to a sexed-up Jewel.

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Live Wires

Wearing feathers, spangles and hotter-than-hot pink, at MTV’s Video Music Awards our women of rock hit the red carpets steaming.

It was a night of sister acts at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall with more jewels…

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Beauty’s New Billboard

While beauty companies have been using the runway shows as a promotional tool for a few seasons, awards shows are emerging as hot new contenders for beauty billboarding, as last week’s MTV Video Music Awards proved.

Backstage at…

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Kiss and Makeup

Beauty trends? Not at the MTV Video Music Awards. Stars embraced the evening’s come-any-way-you-want-to vibe, sporting everything from Eighties hair to shimmering makeup.

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Fashion Folly

Sometimes we just have to wonder at how celebrities decide to wear outfits like these.

Rock Stars — Take away the guitars, the screaming fans, pushy publicists and millions of dollars and they’re just like the rest of us. And…

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She’s Got The Look

Some rock stars have it, others eventually get it. But finding that stylish groove is something all these singers know how to do.

Today’s fashionable icons of rock didn’t always look this good. Sure, some of them may have…

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Charmed Life

Not only does Jewel explore new sounds on her latest album, “0304,” she also wows her audience with an updated — and sexy — look.

It’s early morning in California and over the phone, the sounds of a teaspoon…

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Style Eve-olution

With the launch of Fetish, Eve has become more involved in fashion than ever. Now she’s a designer in real life — and on TV.

Eve was nowhere to be seen at the MTV Video Music Awards. She had other things to do.

In the…

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Ooh La Lopez

Since she missed the MTV VMAs, anticipation is high for Jennifer Lopez’s next red-carpet moment — which may well be when she’s walking down the aisle wearing all white.

Maybe she was too busy with wedding plans or in the…

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Bella Donnas

The Donnas have a knack for putting together a mix of looks and dipping deep into the vintage well.

In this day and age, it’s refreshing to meet four pretty twentysomething rock stars who love fashion, fans and fame, but who…

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Cooler Kids On The Block

Taking their clothing cues from a range of artists, Sisely Treasure and Kaz Gamble of Cooler Kids are style icons of the future.

So what exactly does punk debutante-inspired fashion look like? Just ask Sisely Treasure and Kaz Gamble of…

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High Achievers

Duran Duran’s MTV Lifetime Achievement Award is launching the group’s long-awaited return. Expect continued attention to fashion.

Duran Duran ushered in the Eighties with a string of addictive pop hits, along the way convincing…

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Jett-Set

From her punk beginnings in The Runaways to her ongoing hard-rock career with her band, the Blackhearts, Joan Jett has always embraced pure rocker chic.

If anyone embodies rock ’n’ roll style it’s Joan Jett. From her

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Madame X

AGES BEFORE COURTNEY LOVE COPPED RHINESTONE TIARAS AND Depression-era dresses (at least in her pre-Versace days), Exene Cervenka of the seminal Los Angeles band X offered young punk rock girls an alternative to the prevailing disco glam,…

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Rock To A Tee

From classic Seventies-era concert shirts to today’s inspired-by and embellished versions, rock ’n’ roll T-shirts continue to represent everything music fans think is cool.

As T-shirts go, the rock variety — those…

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Stoked

SAN DIEGO — As the surf and skate cultures continue to infiltrate mainstream fashion, the ASR Trade Expo, running Friday through Sunday at the San Diego Convention Center, has become an important barometer for youth-culture trends. So it seemed…

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Kors’ Better Strategy: Launches Michael, Eyes $1B in Sales

Michael Kors will launch a lower-priced collection called Michael for fall 2004 retailing, as part of his quest to become a $1 billion brand.

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In Brief: Free-Trade Pacts Signed…Milan Waiting To Undress…Stylist Sentenced

  • FREE-TRADE PACTS SIGNED: President Bush signed legislation Wednesday, creating tariff-free trade with Singapore and Chile. The free-trade agreements are seen by the White House as models for a Central American Free Trade Agreement, much…

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Correction

Jasmine Watkins won the Apple Bottoms Girl spokesmodel contest, announced last week in Las Vegas. The name of the winner was incorrect in a scoop on page 10, Aug. 27.

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Fashion Scoops: Baby Boomers…Get Shorty…Paul Smith Takes Time Out

BABY BOOMERS: Among a glut of new kiddie fashion magazines hitting French newsstands this month, Extra Small’s cover stands out with a slim, studious-looking blonde girl dressed in dark jeans, black blazer and a white shirt with a skinny…

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Financial

L Capital Buys 30% Of Burani Division

PARIS — French consumers might not be in a mood to shop, but Bernard Arnault seems to be.

On Wednesday, L Capital, the investment fund sponsored by his LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton luxury empire, slapped down $27.1 million to buy…

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Fashion Features

Trade Coalition Gains Support

The coalition lobbying to protect the U.S. textile industry from imports landed two new key members Wednesday: Wilbur L. Ross and UNITE.

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DTI Changes Name to Invista

NEW YORK — After 201 years in the textile industry, the DuPont name is making its exit.

The Wilmington, Del.-based company’s textiles and interiors division on Wednesday changed its name to Invista. The business had been called…

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People

Frock ’n’ Roll

NEW YORK — As if fashion week weren’t scary enough, this season, Kembra Pfahler, who fronts New York cult band The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, will put on a show of her own, sending a new 12-piece collection, Kembra, down the runway…

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People

Lost Girls

Costuming with Sofia Coppola, the latest rocker-turned-fledgling designer.

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Fashion Features

Mandalay Place Signs 3 More Stores

Nike Golf, Just Cavalli and GF Ferré confirmed they will open stores at Mandalay Place, a new shopping center in Las Vegas.

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People

Eye Scoop

A scoop of Venice.

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Financial

Chico’s Man: CEO Spot Goes to Edmonds

NEW YORK — Scott Edmonds, president of Chico’s FAS Inc., has been promoted to the additional post of chief executive officer.

Edmonds retains the presidency of Chico’s, but the firm hasn’t yet determined whether he will…

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Financial

Settlement Date Nears for Pinault In California Case

PARIS — François Pinault, the French billionaire who controls the Pinault-Printemps-Redoute luxury and retail conglomerate, faces a Friday deadline to reach a settlement with California prosecutors for alleged fraud in the acquisition of…

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Lubell Finds Independence

NEW YORK — In an interview this week, True Religion Jeans founder Jeffrey Lubell confirmed that his recent merger of his company into the shell of a publicly traded enterprise founded to hunt for valuable minerals was the conclusion of a…

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Cone, Kozberg Fire Shots in Proxy War

NEW YORK — The lines have been drawn in the Cone Mills Corp. proxy battle, with the greens on one side and the whites on the other.

Last week, the Greensboro, N.C.-based company’s board and a group of dissident investors with a 9.5…

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L.F. Brands Agreement Brings Four New Lines

NEW YORK — L.F. Brands Inc. said Wednesday it has entered into a licensing agreement with Silver Lake Inc. to produce and distribute the David Warren and D.W. Studio dress lines and the Reggio and Rimini eveningwear brands.

The four…

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De la Renta Bridge Line Inks Deal for Outerwear

NEW YORK — After expanding Oscar de la Renta to include accessories, bridal gowns and a home furnishings collection, the company is now focusing some energy on expanding its presence in the bridge area through its Oscar by Oscar de la Renta…

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Financial

Coach Raises Forecast

NEW YORK — Better-than-expected sales led Coach Inc. to increase its earnings guidance for the first quarter and full fiscal year.

For the three months ending Sept. 27, the New York-based accessories manufacturer said earnings are now…

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Esprit Gets Real

Esprit will introduce a major ad campaign in October; American Idol Kelly Clarkson has her first fashion endorsement deal with Candie’s.

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No Idol Time for Clarkson

NEW YORK — One year ago today, millions of people tuned into Fox’s “American Idol” wondering if it would be Justin or Kelly.

It was Kelly.

As anyone can imagine, Kelly Clarkson has been through a whirlwind of…

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Fashion Features

Saddle Up: Wrangler Hops a Hog

NEW YORK — Wrangler is ready to prove that its jeans are good for more than just riding horses.

That’s why the Greensboro, N.C.-based denim house introduced them at the Black Hills Motorcycle Rally. The company showed these members…

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Hot Wing

MANHASSET, N.Y. — “It’s like when the U.S. added California as a state. This finishes off our coast.”

That was Peter Marino, master planner for Americana Manhasset, assessing the new 40,000-square-foot designer wing on…

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Promotions for Cook, Van Cleave

NEW YORK — Hot Topic Inc. has promoted two insiders to new posts as division presidents.

Jerry Cook, the firm’s chief operating officer, is now president of the 464-unit Hot Topic division, where he will oversee the…

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Beauty Beat: Avon Stands By Guidance … In Defense of Colorants

NEW YORK — Avon Products Inc. reaffirmed its third-quarter and full-year earnings projections Tuesday and also provided quarterly sales guidance.

For the third quarter ending Sept. 30, the New York-based direct marketing giant said…

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Financial

Summer Uptick for Economy

WASHINGTON — The economy during July and early August showed signs of improvement as retailers reported mixed results in back-to-school apparel sales, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday in its Beige Book.

The report, an anecdotal…

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Fashion Features

EPA OKs Buzz Off Apparel

NEW YORK — The great outdoors is a little less great when you’re surrounded by mosquitoes, tics and other pests.

Given that, the Environmental Protection Agency has approved insect-repellent apparel produced by Buzz Off Insect…

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Sidelines: Dockers Get Sporty…Cleary Joins Speedo…Capezio’s New Line

DOCKERS GET SPORTY: Levi Strauss & Co. will launch Dockers Sport at department stores and specialty stores for fall 2004 through a licensing deal with Kellwood Co.

Aimed at the value-oriented, active-lifestyle shopper, Dockers Sport will…

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Fashion Features

Talent Contest

The 15 most likeable and recognizable A-list female celebrities, ranked by their Q rating.

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After School Arts & Crafts

The do-it-yourself and noncommercial nature of alternative sports is catching on, as customization plays a greater role in activewear.

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