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Fashion Crowd Raises Record Amount at amfAR Gala

Heather Graham, Adriana Lima, Dita Von Teese and Lottie Moss were among the evening's guests at the 2016 amfAR gala at Milan Fashion Week.

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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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Recruiting New Designers: Talent Scouts Now Favor Milan’s Seasoned Hands

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The Nineties trend of hiring unproven designers to rejuvenate storied brands has given way to a new appreciation of more seasoned talents.

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HBA Attracts Cream of Crop

NEW YORK — Health & Beauty America’s annual trade show proved that remaining on the pulse of the marketing, packaging and private label beauty industry is one tall order.

But by kicking off HBA with a speech by Susan Arnold,…

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Extracts: Venue Short on Looks

NEW YORK — Size certainly does matter, especially when it comes to beauty trade show perceptions. Extracts recently proved that a change in location — even if it is to encourage crossover appeal and accommodate a growing exhibitor list…

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Zicu Exits Peninsula Spa to Go on Her Own

NEW YORK — Renowned Rumanian aesthetician Cornelia Zicu is giving her career a makeover.

Zicu is leaving her position as head aesthetician at Manhattan’s Peninsula Spa in the Peninsula Hotel to create her own luxury beauty and…

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Memo Pad: Exclusive! Trouble At Tabloids … Retro-Sexuals

EXCLUSIVE! TROUBLE AT TABLOIDS: Just weeks after David Pecker’s American Media laid off almost 6 percent of its workforce, there’s more turmoil at its beleaguered tabloid division.

Here are the latest changes: The…

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Study: More Holiday Shopping Online

Half of American adults plan to shop online this holiday, up 15 percent from a year ago – the biggest leap for any channel – according to a survey.

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Blockbuster! – Gucci

Gucci showed a sexy, beautiful, blockbuster collection as Milan runways continued.

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Fashion Scoops: Store Score…Tod’s Talk…Spending Spree

STORE SCORE: Ka-ching. It’s the sound that makes the fashion world go round, and music to the ears of Domenico De Sole, who has been hearing a lot more of it lately. At the Gucci show Thursday night, he pointed out that the Gucci boutique…

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Castrogiovanni Leaves Mossimo

LOS ANGELES — Mossimo Inc., the 16-year-old apparel line sold exclusively in the U.S. to Target stores, said Thursday that Gia Castrogiovanni, chief operating officer, treasurer and secretary, resigned “to pursue other…

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Guess Shares Jump On Vigorous Comps

NEW YORK — Shares of Guess Inc. hit their highest level in almost three years Wednesday, a day after the company reported September comparable-store sales jumped 13.5 percent and net retail sales gained 21.5 percent to $32.2 million for the…

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Renée Zellweger’s new diet plan…Boating à la Chanel…Francesco Clemente’s a hit in L.A.…Painting the museum red.

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Are Fashion Hotels Still Chic?

Is there a future for the fashion boutique hotel? A panel at London’s 100% Design fair debates.

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Vested Interests and Feminine Wiles – Max Mara, Sportmax, La Perla and Trussardi

At Max Mara, an infinite variety of vests appeared, while pretty, feminine pieces of the racy or understated kind starred at La Perla and Trussardi.

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Recruiting New Designers: Talent Scouts Now Favor Milan’s Seasoned Hands

The Nineties trend of hiring unproven designers to rejuvenate storied brands has given way to a new appreciation of more seasoned talents.

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Snakebite

MILAN — It was spectacular. Tom Ford outdid himself with a sexy, dazzling collection for Gucci that may have been his best ever. It starred fabulous jackets that morphed into peplums in back, curve-hugging skirts and pants, peekaboo swimsuits and…

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On The Drawing Board: Floor Show…Boo Who…Top Shopper…

Drawing Board.

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Arpels Maps Plan for Building Brands

MILAN — Claude Arpels can’t wait for this round of fashion shows, which reflect the impact of his work over the past year.

Arpels, whose investment group took control of the Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Borbonese and Redwall brands…

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Importers Irked Over Unenforced Bill

WASHINGTON — Importers this week turned up the volume on their complaints on why it’s taken so long for the government to issue final Customs rules on how it will enforce a trade bill that took effect three years ago.

The law…

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Warnaco IDs Areas to Bolster

NEW YORK — With its bankruptcy behind it, The Warnaco Group is focusing on making some lower-profile internal repairs.

In a presentation to analysts and investors, Joseph Gromek, president and chief executive, included the Calvin Klein…

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In Brief: Building On Bill…Tiffany Rolls A Seven…Fig Honors

  • BUILDING ON BILL: The Fashion Institute of Technology is looking to expand upon the late Bill Blass’ gift of $1 million to the college with a fund-raiser in his honor scheduled for Nov. 3. The event, at the Waldorf-Astoria, will…

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Correction

Capital Factors Inc. in August filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal district court accusing Cosmopolitan Gem Corp. of fraud and 13 other defendants, including Whitehall Jewellers, of having “aided and abetted or participated in the alleged…

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Women of the Cloth

PARIS — Need inspiration? Just roam the halls of Première Vision — the biggest European fabric fair is a veritable hotbed of chic treats, and we’re not just talking about the textiles. Buyers and designers at the recent show…

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In the Swim

NEW YORK — After a well-received turn in the Bryant Park tents during the recent spring collections, Rosa Cha president Amir Slama debuted his junior swim line, Sais (pronounced Say-Z), to U.S. buyers on Tuesday. Slated to hit U.S. stores early…

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A New Women’s Era Born at Mitchells

Mitchells of Westport has completed a nine-month renovation, and there’s no doubt that a key area of growth is women’s wear.

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Fresh, Clarins Set Up Stores

PARIS — Specialty stores continue to spring up on both sides of the Atlantic, with Fresh — and Clarins — branded boutiques among the latest crop.

Fresh will open its first freestanding shop in Paris at the end of November….

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Show Buzz: Regulations, Religion

PARIS — Hot topics discussed at the Cosmeeting and Cosmetech beauty trade shows in France recently included European regulations, retailing and the spa industry.

Cosmeeting made its debut in the Paris suburb of Villepinte Sept. 17-19….

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Stephane Marais to Design Pucci Bag

MILAN — Celebrity makeup artist Stephane Marais says he is in talks to design a cosmetics bag for Emilio Pucci.

Marais discussed the project Thursday while working backstage for the Pucci ready-to-wear show.

He envisions doing bags…

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The Scent of Skin Care

NEW YORK — Peter Thomas Roth is entering a new category. A decade after the launch of his treatment line, Peter Thomas Roth, one of the pioneers of the clinical skin care category, will add fragrance to his lineup of creams in November with…

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Arden’s Sleeping Beauty and New Scent

NEW YORK — With its latest serum, Elizabeth Arden is aiming to improve the appearance of facial skin while consumers sleep.

Overnight Success Skin Renewal System is a lightweight gel serum intended to boost the effectiveness of other…

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Kneipp Sets Focus for U.S.

NEW YORK — At 112 years old, Kneipp believes it’s high time to take on the U.S. market.

The Würzburg, Germany-based marketer of mid-priced bath and body care products, which was founded in 1891 by Sebastian Kneipp, has…

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Aiming for a Personal Connection

NEW YORK — It’s not enough today to simply develop a product that performs.

The key is to make and keep an emotional connection with the consumer. That was the consensus of a five-member panel of cosmetics industry executives at the…

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Naomi Judd Launches Skin Care

NEW YORK — Add another name to the list of celebrity beauty lines.

Singer Naomi Judd has launched a treatment collection called Esteem Skin Care, which is being marketed via an infomercial that’s formatted as a talk show. The…

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Critical Mass: Brazil’s O Boticario on the Rise

NEW YORK — O Boticário may not be a name on everyone’s lips, but it is the largest cosmetics and perfume merchant by store count in the world.

What began as a small pharmacy in Curitiba, Brazil, in 1977 has blossomed into a…

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Paula Dorf Opens Studio in Tokyo

NEW YORK — Paula Dorf recently launched her own beauty studio in Tokyo with better-than-expected results, while her local distributor, Utowa Co. Ltd., concentrates on establishing her makeup artist brand.

The Paula Dorf Beauty Studio…

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Top Notes: Arden Addition…Dream Life…Dirty Girl Glosses…New President…

ARDEN ADDITION: Elizabeth Arden Inc. filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday a preliminary prospectus supplement to its existing shelf registration statement. The initial statement regarded the proposed underwritten public…

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