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Matteo Renzi's Resignation Fails to Rattle Europe

Analysts brushed off consequences of Renzi's resignation on luxury.

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Martin Greenfield Files Lawsuit Against Brooks Brothers

The tailor is seeking $1.9 million in damages, according to his attorney.

clock 13hJean E. Palmieri

Fashion

BFC, Google Team on Digital Fashion Educational Platform

The British Fashion Council has teamed with Google Arts & Culture on a digital educational platform to launch ahead of the Fashion Awards.

clock December 5, 2016Lorelei Marfil

LVMH Net Boosted by Louis Vuitton

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Overview

Calling Louis Vuitton a ¿luxury Microsoft,¿ Bernard Arnault credited the unit for helping LVMH¿s net profit jump 23.8 percent in the first half.

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Bernard Arnault addresses an analyst meeting in Paris Friday.

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LVMH Net Boosted by Louis Vuitton

Calling Louis Vuitton a “luxury Microsoft,” Bernard Arnault credited the unit for helping LVMH’s net profit jump 23.8 percent in the first half.

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Nike Settles in Corporate Free-Speech Suit

A $1.5 million settlement in the case against Nike has been reached, ending activist Mark Kasky’s challenge using California’s truth-in-advertising laws.

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Owner at LuxeConcierge.com Arrested on Larceny Charges

NEW YORK — The owner of the Web site LuxeConcierge.com, Steffania Mason, is being held by the New York Police Department awaiting arraignment on charges including grand larceny, according to a spokeswoman for Queens District Attorney Richard A….

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Beyoncé in Ferré at the Ferré show on Friday.

People

Beyoncé Knows

NEW YORK — Beyoncé is plenty bootylicious, but she’s not the babe in the woods she was when Destiny’s Child first scorched their way to the top back in 1997. The diva turned 22 last week, and she’s ratcheted her fly-girl…

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new best friend, Leopoldo Brite Force Villareal Fourth, a.k.a. Cuatro.

People

Hey Baby

Hey, Baby: Expect a run on Bugaboo strollers and Louis Vuitton diaper bags — the denizens of New York’s social world, both uptown and down, are in the midst of a mini baby boom. Patricia and Gerrity Lansing are expecting…

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People

Piece of My Art

piece of my art: The art stars are shining brightly in New York this fall, showing work that, while rigorous, is still a lot of fun. Takashi Murakami brightens up Rockefeller Center. Richard Prince hangs his naughty nurse paintings at Barbara…

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Hugh Jackman in “The Boy From Oz.”

People

Curtain Calls

Though most fashion types are gearing up for a busy week of zipping between runway shows, a handful of ardent theatergoers among the crowd are equally excited for a crop of shows opening on Broadway.

And what that means for Michael Kors, at…

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Financial

Debenham’s Gets Bid from Second Group

LONDON — The rival bid for Debenhams finally arrived on Friday and, while sweeter than its predecessor, it left investors hungry for more.

CVC Capital Partners and Texas Pacific Group, through a new firm dubbed Baroness Retail, tendered a…

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The Rapture's Echoes

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Beat It

So-long, electro. Goodbye, Eighties rock.

According to two top fashion DJs — Frederic Sanchez and Michel Gaubert — this season’s show music will run the gamut from quiet and soulful to grassroots rock ’n’…

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Seating at Matsuri

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On a Roll

Sushi hasn’t had a big glamour moment in a while. But a new crop of restaurants opening around town might make eating Japanese seem new all over again.

The fashion flock is sure to crowd into Matsuri, a dramatic new restaurant housed in…

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“Lost Splendor: The Amazing Memoirs of the Man Who Killed Rasputin”

People

Buy The Book

There’s nothing as chic as a book about fashion decadence. But in a reversal of the usual trend where women like Diana Vreeland, Liz Tilberis and, ahem, Lauren Weisberger, have offered their take on what it’s like to be at the helm —…

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A scene from "Underworld."

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Vampire Chic

With its hip setting at the Park Hyatt in Japan, a wardrobe that includes Marc Jacobs and M.R.S., and ooh, that soundtrack, Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation” is the fashion movie to beat this fall. But the sleek…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Forecast

Fashionistas may focus on the runways when the lights finally go down in the tents at Bryant Park, but much of their energy is spent getting themselves ready for that very moment. Since weather plays a key role in what’s appropriate for a day at…

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Perry Ellis

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Lights, Cameras, Action

Perry Ellis: What a moment for Patrick Robinson. The first of two major productions with which he’s currently involved, his debut collection for Perry Ellis, proved a real charmer, and the second promises to be even better….

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Natalia Vodianova in Calvin Klein's Fall show.

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Fashion Scoops: Clothe’s Call…Calvin’s Coup…Editor Du Jour…

CLOTHES CALL: Robert Redford’s appearance at Kenneth Cole’s fashion week opener Friday morning set the paparazzi in overdrive right off the bat. Even Anna Wintour, when informed of his presence backstage, made a…

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Francisco Costa

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The New Calvin Klein: Costa Takes Control

What goes on in the mind of a 32-year-old taking over one of America’s most prominent fashion houses? Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa tells.

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Ashaka Givens

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Cheat Sheet

The packed fashion calendar can be a scary place — filled with names that are either barely familiar or completely unknown. Here, WWD breaks down the who’s who of who’s new, a cheat sheet of the new and lesser-known designers showing…

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Daryl Kerrigan

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New York’s Newsmakers

Daryl Kerrigan, Miguel Adrover, Lacoste, Tuleh, the rejuvenation of classic American houses and more.

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Kal Ruttenstein

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The Peope With the Pencils

Who are the people who can take the runway looks and turn them into actual dollars? Here, WWD’s roundup of major buyers around the world.

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Shows attract fashion royalty like Anna Wintour...

Fashion Features

The Front Row Finally Goes PC

Whining, wheedling, temper tantrums — it’s all part of the politics, pain and pretensions of the front row.

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Fashion Features

Security Blanket

NEW YORK — It’s every security officer’s nightmare: A crowd of 5,000 to 10,000 loud, flamboyantly dressed, demanding people, all of whom are either real VIPs or legends in their own minds.

That description also applies to the…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Week By the Numbers

Your chances of bumping into one from an edition of Vogue: 1 in 20.
Your chances that it happens to be Anna Wintour: 90:1
Average number of Vogue…

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Carmen Marc Valvo designed this ring with Vivid Collection.

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It’s Baubles Galore

The runway shows this week are glittering with more than paparazzi and blinding flashbulbs. Designers of all stripes are brightening up their shows with mounds of bold jewelry including chunky diamond rings, shoulder-duster earrings, intricate…

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Carols Miele's store in the Meatpacking district celebrates the human form.

Fashion Features

The Retail Scene: Change is the Only Constant

NEW YORK — Neighborhoods go in and out of fashion and rents rise and fall like hemlines. The popularity of designers ebbs and flows, chains expand amd contract, pioneers stake claims to edgy streets and far-flung environs, and players with big…

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Fashion Features

Madison’s Malaise

Take a walk along upper Madison Avenue and you’ll notice a curious sight: Almost a dozen stores for rent on the 10 blocks bracketed by 57th Street to the south and 67th Street on the north. It’s one of the toniest, most sought-after retail…

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Fashion Features

Big Impression’s

Inspiration for New York’s designers is varied to say the least: Maggy the Cat, ballerinas, even a pack of Gitanes.

“Natural elements.”

— Donna Karan

“I am inspired by an ingenue. I…

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Fashion Features

More From New York

“Brazil, with its beauty, sensuality, music, people, carnival and all its color.”— Narciso Rodriguez

“I was influenced by the work of Sam Haskins, David Hamilton and the film ‘Respiro.’” — Jill…

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Fashion Features

Calendar: This Weekend’s Shows

All listings are current as of press time. Attendees are urged to confirm times and locations.

Saturday, Sept. 13
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Renaldo Ltd., Bryant Park Hotel, 40 West 40th Street.
11 a.m.: Geova, Times Square Studios, 1500…

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Richard Lambertson and John Truex

Fashion Features

Life in the Luxury Fast Lane

Lambertson-Truex has achieved what few other Americans have: becoming a true luxury accessories firm on par with the European greats.

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