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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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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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It’s A Small World: Saks Fifth Avenue Plans International Push

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The retailer's parent, Saks Inc., will today announce that through a network of licensing arrangements signed with overseas companies, Saks plans to open a total of four stores in the Middle East and between five and 10 Saks stores in Japan.

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Davies’ First Line Hits New York

LOS ANGELES — Erica Davies is finally getting a taste of what it’s like to fly solo.

After years of designing for several other fashion houses — including, most recently, co-creating Richard Tyler’s diffusion line, Tyler…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Snow Job…Field Call…New Bag…Family Ties…Moderating Mackie

SNOW JOB: John Galliano is in a sporty mood. This week in Paris, he unveiled an unexpected project chez Christian Dior: skiwear. Destined to arrive in Dior boutiques by the end of October, the collection includes one-piece suits and ski pants…

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Fashion Features

Macy’s Unveils Beauty Arcade

Macy’s Herald Square today unveils the last piece of its 3,500-square-foot Beauty Arcade, adding a new facet to a multitier beauty strategy.

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Fashion Features

Black Up Comes to the U.S.

NEW YORK — Black Up, the Paris-based ethnic cosmetics line, is making its U.S. debut in Macy’s Herald Square’s new Beauty Arcade space today, adding the finishing touch to the new Beauty Arcade.

Fabrice Mahabo, the…

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Fashion Features

George Takes It to the Streets

Asda, a British division of Wal-Mart, is testing whether its George supermarket brand can flourish in the high-street retail arena.

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Slimane’s Eye On Berlin…

PARIS — You never know what you might run across in Berlin. Just ask Hedi Slimane, whose first book of black-and-white photography, which is devoted to the city, will be released next week.

Take, for example, the time he was walking…

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…And Ebner’s Fashion Take

Markus Ebner, a former fashion director, this week launches Achtung magazine, inspired by Germany’s creative scene, plus Memo Pad.

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Memo Pad: Far From Prime…A Little Respect

FAR FROM PRIME: On Wednesday, Primedia announced that it was putting New York magazine on the block. Coming shortly after the sales of Seventeen, Chicago magazine and its bridal titles, the latest move would seem to be the beginning of the end…

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Fashion Features

MAC: A Rebel Comes of Age

MAC executives are taking a hard look at the rest of the world as the brand enters its third stage of development. Here’s an update.

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Fashion Features

Bidding for a Bit of Bill Blass

Furnishings and collectibles belonging to the late Bill Blass will be auctioned by Sotheby’s next month. Here’s a preview.

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Fashion Features

Finally, Skin Firming for Men

Nivea has just introduced an antiage lotion for men – just don’t call it that. The company much prefers “revitalizing product.”

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Fashion Features

HBA to Highlight Innovation

NEW YORK — Organizers of the HBA Health & Beauty America conference are preparing for their 11th annual trade show, which takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Executives from HBA, a show touted as the…

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Fashion Features

Mary Kay Celebrates Four Decades

When 100 pink Cadillacs converge on Dallas, it can mean only one thing: Mary Kay is having a party – in this case, its 40th anniversary.

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Fashion Features

Top Notes: Body Image…A Real Hair-Raising Event…Lauder Moves

BODY IMAGE: Eckerd Drug Store’s private label cosmetics brand, Mira, is expanding into spa and body care. Naturally Mira spa includes 21 items, such as cleansers, lotions, creams, moisturizers, masques, gels and aromatherapy products….

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Fashion Features

Macy’s Beauty Parade

NEW YORK — Macy’s Herald Square’s venerable beauty department is introducing a sassy little sister today with the opening of the new Beauty Arcade. The 3,500-square-foot space, comprising makeup artist brands and fashion-forward…

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Fashion Features

It’s a Small World: Saks Fifth Avenue Plans International Push

Through a network of licensing deals signed with overseas companies, Saks Fifth Avenue plans to open a slew of stores in the Mideast and Japan.

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Fashion Features

Slow Going for Luxe Firms in Europe

PARIS — The first half showed little mercy for European luxury firms.

A quartet of luxury companies — Hermès, Bulgari, IT Holding and Tod’s — reported results for the first half of 2003 on Thursday. With the…

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Fashion Features

Sears Taps Shigetomi As Development VP

NEW YORK — Sears, Roebuck & Co. tapped Carrie Shigetomi for vice president of brand development, filling a position that had been open for two years.

Shigetomi takes her new job Sept. 19 and will report to Mindy Meads, executive vice…

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Fashion Features

China Import Flood Continues

Textile and apparel imports scored another record in July as shipments surged 8.3 percent from year-ago levels, with China again in the lead.

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Fashion Features

Marras’ First Kenzo Line Set for Fall 2004

PARIS — Italian designer Antonio Marras, no stranger to color and prints, will show his first collection for Kenzo next March in Paris for fall 2004.

The French fashion house, part of luxury giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton,…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Beene There…Comp Flap…Chicago Co-op

  • BEENE THERE: Geoffrey Beene will be awarded the National Arts Club’s first Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Fashion on Sept. 30. The black-tie reception and dinner will be held at the National Arts Club at 15 Gramercy…

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Fashion Features

4 African Countries Seek $300M in Compensation

CANCUN, Mexico — Trade envoys from four African countries seeking immediate relief for their cotton farmers from the developed world’s subsidies asked for $300 million in immediate compensation and threatened to derail the global trade…

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Fashion Features

Giving Baby Phat Credit Where Due

NEW YORK — Kimora Lee Simmons hopes Baby Phat fans will keep charging.

Simmons, creative director of Baby Phat clothing, and her husband, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, are launching the pink Baby Phat Prepaid Rush Visa card at the Baby…

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