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Inside Loewe's Spring Collection

Jonathan Anderson elaborated on the long, languid silhouettes he introduced for fall, here more organic and unfinished, but just as alluring.

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Chloé is the Epitome of French Style

The seafaring life was the inspiration for Clare Waight Keller's lovely, breezy spring collection for Chloé.

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Bottega Veneta Names New CEO

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

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Badgley Mischka Parent Seeking Sale

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Overview

Escada AG has put eveningwear label Badgley Mischka into play as part of the continuing review of the German company's troubled operations.

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Europe Watch: What’s In Store…Bad Credit

WHAT’S IN STORE?: It hasn’t been an easy first half for Austin Reed, the classic British men’s and women’s wear retailer. The company saw first-half profits soar 79.9 percent to $5.7 million, or 3.4 million pounds, from…

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Japan Executive: Global Textile War Looming

TOKYO — The year 2004 will see the beginnings of a “global war” in textile and apparel trade with China’s full-dress entry in the world’s market economy and the ending of quotas, Masao Yamashita, chairman of the Japan…

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Deadline Near for Upcoming Domani Awards

NEW YORK — The deadline for young designers to apply for the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation awards is Oct. 24.

For the third year in a row, Ecco Domani, the Italian winemaker, will award four up-and-coming women’s designers and one…

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Alexander McQueen

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The Tweed Life, Dance Fever and Hollywood Sportif – Chanel, Alexander McQueen and Viktor & Rolf

Collections from Chanel, Alexander McQueen and Viktor & Rolf were among the top draws in Paris over the weekend.

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Uma Thurman

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Beauty Beat: Face Facts

PARIS — Uma Thurman is lightening her Lancôme workload.

The actress, who’s been a spokeswoman for the L’Oréal-owned brand since 2000, will progressively phase out her responsibilities for Lancôme’s color…

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A look at Skin Care Lab’s online apothecary.

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Beauty Beat: Skin Care Lab Hits Web

NEW YORK — Skin Care Lab, a downtown Manhattan spa opened in 2001 by dermatologist Brad Katchen, has ventured into cyberspace.

The spa’s virtual apothecary, at skincarelab.com, went live last week and features upward of 15 brand…

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Beauty Beat: Two Directors Named at Puig

NEW YORK — Puig North America reorganized its marketing department late last week, naming two new directors of marketing for Puig North America Beauty.

Sharon Klein, formerly global marketing director for Clinique, and Delphine Chauviere,…

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Larsen German Exits L.F. Brands

NEW YORK — Linda Larsen German has stepped down from her post as president and chief merchandising officer of L.F. Brands.

There are no plans to fill the position, according to a statement from the company. Instead, German’s…

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Wholesale Women’s Apparel Prices Flat

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices for domestically produced women’s apparel remained unchanged in September, as retailers continued discounting, the Labor Department reported Friday.

For the 12 months, wholesale prices for women’s…

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Susan Anthony Joins Hermès

NEW YORK — Susan Anthony has joined Hermès of Paris, the U.S. subsidiary of Hermès International, as vice president of communications.

That post has been vacant since Corinna Berthold, vice president of marketing and…

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In Brief: Taking Notes…Rime Of The Departed Marino

  • TAKING NOTES: Gadzooks Inc. said it has completed the private placement of $14 million of convertible subordinated notes, worth approximately 2.8 million shares of common stock. The company plans to use the approximately $13.3 million…

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Chloé

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Good-Time Girls, Delicate Lasses and Cleaned-Up Goths – Chloé, Nina Ricci, Givenchy, Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester

Phoebe Philo delivered just what stylish young social girls like to wear for Chloé. At Nina Ricci, Lars Nilsson showed light looks with a soupçon of “Belle de Jour,” while Julien Macdonald used macramé for Givenchy and Rick…

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Hussein Chalayan

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Chic Tourists, Olympic Champions and Left-Bank Charmers – Hussein Chalayan, Y-3, Sonia Rykiel, Dries Van Noten and Veronique Branquinho

Heading for the tropics? Believe it or not, Hussein Chalayan is your man. Yohji Yamamoto, for his part, created an energetic, athletic Y-3 collection, while Dries Van Noten dressed his dreamy girls in new ruffled and lingerie looks and Sonia Rykiel…

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Valentino

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A Color Wave, the Wild West and Little Bo Peeps – Valentino, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano

Valentino created a colorful, corset-filled collection that ws fresh and young, while Jean Paul Gaultier headed out West with looks ideal for saloon belles and John Galliano went to town with a Little Bo Peep theme.

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Mark Badgley and James Mischka

Mergers and Acquisitions

Badgley Mischka Parent Seeking Sale

Escada AG has put eveningwear label Badgley Mischka into play as part of the continuing review of the German company’s troubled operations.

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China Takes Apparel Import Lead

China surpassed Mexico as the top foreign apparel supplier to the U.S. and now controls 17.4 percent of all U.S. textile and apparel imports.

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LVMH Set to Name Burke as Fendi Head

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton is said to be about to name Michael Burke, managing director at Christian Dior.

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Jack Weinstock

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Jack Weinstock Joins Intertex

Jack Weinstock, cofounder of August Silk, has left the firm to become president of corporate brands at Intertex Apparel Group.

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Coming This Week

Tuesday: International Fashion Fabric Exhibition, New York (through Thursday).
Intertextile Shanghai fall ’04 show, China (through Thursday).

Wednesday: Gucci Group reports on second-quarter earnings.
The Federal…

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Correction

Two photo captions were incorrect and matched with the wrong items in the Paris Scene, pages 18 and 19, Oct. 6. The photo crediting a fall look to Tsumori Chisato was a fall look by Gilles Uzan. Also, a photo captioned as furniture by Jerome…

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The diamonds undergo the phosphorescence test.

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Hope and Glory: Comparing a Trio of Blue Diamonds

A day of diamond history: The Hope, Blue Heart and Steinmetz Heart of Eternity diamonds were removed from their settings to be compared and tested.

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May, Marshall Field’s Stick by FCUK

NEW YORK — May Co. and Marshall Field’s are resisting calls from consumers that they remove fcuk-branded fragrance and apparel from their stores.

Despite complaints, both retailers are still stocking fcuk, which is a sub-brand of…

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Nick Jones

People

Moo Man

Everyone who goes to the spa at Soho House is a cow.

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Sona

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The L.A. Dish

Hot new eateries

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Bruno Frisoni and Ines de la Fressange at Vivier.

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Reviving Roger Vivier

A once-famous footwear name — Roger Vivier — is about to give current front-runners Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik a run for their money. Behind the revival is Diego Della Valle, chairman and chief executive officer of Gruppo Tod’s…

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Grant’s Boom

A few seasons back, who would have thought that young designers would eschew the experimental avant-garde in favor of polished sophistication? But now, Olivier Theyskens, the former prince of Goth darkness, is delivering pretty-as-candy collections at…

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Marianne Faithfull and Kate Moss

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Fashion Scoops: Red Alert…What’s Cooking …Fashion Thaw

RED ALERT: Could Nicole Kidman and Baz Luhrmann, two Australians who made magic together with “Moulin Rouge,” be ready for a small-screen encore? Word has it Chanel is zeroing in on a deal with Luhrmann to direct…

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Stella McCartney

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A Flou Shot, One-Piece Wonders and Understated Style – Stella McCartney, Lanvin and Hermès

Stella McCartney created a good-looking collection with plenty of flou, while Alber Elbaz did terrific clothes for Lanvin from one piece of fabric each and Martin Margiela displayed a measured sportiness at Hermès.

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People

Eye Scoop

HANNAH AND HER FEATURES: Hannah Rothschild, documentary filmmaker and eldest daughter of Lord Jacob Rothschild, will be speaking this week at the Getty in L.A. on behalf of her charity, “Artists in Film,” and she’s just…

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Berlin’s KaDeWe department store devotes 6,250 square feet to hosiery.

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Continental Steps

European department store executives have found an abundant autumnal harvest from a dormant segment of the fashion field. Hosiery is back in vogue and many stores are reporting strong sell-through for fall. Here, the second of a series looking at…

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C’est le Top!

A high-drama weekend in Paris closed out a fabulous spring season. See today’s reviews.

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The De Soles, Pinaults and Weinbergs at McQueen.

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The Ford Factor

PARIS — Many people became amateur body-language experts during this Paris fashion week. With Tom Ford negotiating to renew his Gucci Group employment contract with Pinault-Printemps-Redoute between fittings for his Yves Saint Laurent Rive…

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Louis Vuitton

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Sixties Cleopatras and Studio 54 Sexpots – Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent

Marc Jacobs created an exuberant Louis Vuitton collection full of whimsy and witty escapades, while Tom Ford went for all-out sex appeal at YvesSaint Laurent, with racy looks that had touches of Studio 54 and the Eighties.

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Princess Yasmin Aga Khan with Walter and Jill Fischer at the Rita Hayworth Gala.

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Two Causes for Celebration

NEW YORK — The jeweled crowd was out in force last week at two charitable events: the Rita Hayworth Gala and the Jewelry Industry Chapter of American ORT tribute dinner.

Last Tuesday’s 19th annual Alzheimer’s Association Rita…

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The retro floral print of Pima cotton and Lycra spandex.

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Eres Expands Its Empire to Japan

NEW YORK — Luxe lingerie brand Eres has created a unit in Japan and expanded distribution to 10 in-store shops at Japanese department stores, said Irene Leroux, founder and designer of the 35-year-old Eres brand.

The Chanel-owned company…

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Intimate Notes: VF’s Maternal Instinct…Carole’s Kids…The 411 On Frederick’s…On Gossamer Venture…

VF’S MATERNAL INSTINCT: VF Intimates LP, a unit of VF Corp., has signed a licensing agreement with Leading Lady Corp. to produce a line of maternity and nursing products bearing the Vanity Fair name.

First-year wholesale sales are…

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Femmy Award Nominees Named

NEW YORK — The Underfashion Club has announced the recipients of the 2004 Femmy Awards, which will take place March 2 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

Victoria’s Secret has been nominated Retailer of the Year. Accepting the award for…

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The cover of the premiere issue of B.

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Bloomingdale’s Other B-way

The premiere edition of B, a magazine created by Bloomingdale’s and John Brown Publishing, is launching this month. Here’s what’s on tap.

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A 44-carat fancy yellow diamond ring for $800,000 in Neiman’s Christmas catalog.

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Neiman’s Annual Fantasy-log

DALLAS — Every year the mission gets a little trickier: How can Neiman Marcus raise the bar on flamboyant gifts in its Christmas Book?

This time around, Neiman’s went for art and technology, with a little Hollywood thrown in,…

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Financial

Accounting Errors by Levi’s Prompt Lower S&P Rating

NEW YORK — S&P made Levi’s accounting headache worse on Friday.

Calling the timing “troublesome,” Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services reacted to Levi Strauss & Co.’s disclosure of accounting errors by lowering…

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Burlington Coat Sees Slight Dip in Qtr.

NEW YORK — Marginally higher costs pushed Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp. to a slightly wider loss in the first quarter.

For the three months ended Aug. 30, the Burlington, N.J.-based retail chain posted a net loss of $17.1…

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