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Chloé Captured the Effortless Simplicity of French Style

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

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Fashion

Claus Dietrich Lahrs Appointed Chief Executive of Bottega Veneta

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

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Beauty

Acqua di Parma Goes Luxe, Plots Retail Expansion

Acqua di Parma is launching a higher-priced line, opening its first U.S. store and expanding its women's range.

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Retail Heaven: Buyers Laud Paris for Commercial Creativity

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Overview

Retailers love Paris when it sizzles — and it did for spring 2004. The season rollicked with femininity and creativity, and best of all, they say, it will sell.

From This Issue

Celerie Kemble and Moby at the Roxy.

People

Roller Girls

A lunch celebrating Christie’s upcoming jewelry auction was, ahem, a shoe-in.

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Ed Handley and Andy Turner of Plaid.

People

Material Boys

Going mad for Plaid.

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Versace and 30 other design firms created jewelry to promote Tuscany.

Fashion Features

Designers’ Bejeweled Offerings Promote the Beauty of Tuscany

NEW YORK — Thirty fashion designers have created a jewelry collection to promote the products, design, culture and cities of Tuscany.

An exhibition called It Jewels is tied to a new cultural initiative called Tuscan Dream in New York,…

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Fashion Features

Royce Hosiery Mills Acquired by Keystone

NEW YORK — Fashion investment firm Keystone Holdings LLC has made its second purchase with the acquisition of Royce Hosiery Mills, the maker of legwear for Nine West, Dockers and other brands.

“The Royce transaction is consistent…

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Fashion Features

Wet Seal’s Walter Parks Resigns

NEW YORK — Another Wet Seal executive has left.

The Wet Seal Inc. said late Monday that Walter Parks, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, has resigned. The company said Parks would not be replaced and that his duties…

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Fashion Features

Quiksilver Partners With USC

LOS ANGELES — Surfwear giant Quiksilver Inc. is slated to announce today a $1.25 million partnership with the University of Southern California’s College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the school’s Wrigley Institute for…

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Products from the Michael O’Rourke’s Fresh Concepts line.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Fresh New Concept From Michael O’Rourke … Eckerd Sale Still in Question

NEW YORK — Four-year-old Sexy Hair Concepts is squeezing out a fresh, juicy 10-product hair care line in November, called Michael O’Rourke’s Fresh Concepts.

Named for the brand’s founder and chief executive officer, the…

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Cardinal Egan and Roberto Cavalli

Fashion Features

Who Is That Guy?

Roberto Cavalli was the first designer to lead the Columbus Day parade, joining such icons as Luciano Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra and Sophia Loren.

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A double-breasted pantsuit.

Fashion Features

Darby Scott Comes Full Circle

Designer Karen Darby Scott is launching a collection of separates, suits, dresses and coats for spring, marking her return to rtw.

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Fashion Features

New Exhibition, New Grant at LIM

NEW YORK — Mixed media artist Barbara Bachner is going back to her roots.

She will showcase her latest body of work at the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, the New York college geared to the business of fashion that Bachner attended…

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The Bishop’s Cape rug.

Fashion Features

Market Basket: Diane’s Rug Wrap…Brooks and Interns…Golden Receiver

DIANE’S RUG WRAP: Eyewear, check. Cosmetics, check. London store, check. Rug line? Actually, yes. Diane von Furstenberg is branching into the home arena with a rug collection featuring patterns based on her signature prints.

The…

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Memo Pad: All Bonnie, All the Time…Moving Over

ALL BONNIE, ALL THE TIME: As Star Magazine gears up for a page increase — to 84 from 60 pages of editorial — the pressure is mounting on editorial director Bonnie Fuller to get the copy in on time. In the latest developments,…

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Fashion Features

Ittierre, Costume National Sign License for CNC Line

MILAN — Ittierre SpA will produce and distribute a young ready-to-wear and accessories line for Costume National called CNC Costume National, starting with next fall’s collection, under a renewable five-year licensing agreement. The line…

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Financial

Improved Earnings Forecast Lifts Sports Authority Stock

NEW YORK — Shares of Sports Authority Inc. reached a 52-week high in midday trading Monday — and locked in an 8 percent increase for the day — after the company dramatically raised earnings guidance.

For the third quarter…

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The residential appeal of the main floor.

Fashion Features

Bergdorf’s Restoration Period

Bergdorf Goodman has overhauled much of its selling space, becoming elegant and formal in the process. WWD takes a tour.

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Calvin Klein is a hit at Saks.

Fashion Features

Coats Catching On Early

NEW YORK — Fall is only three weeks old, but outerwear sales are heating up.

Aiding the cause are two main factors: the weather — last year’s and this season’s — and pent-up demand. Merchants said memories of last…

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Fashion Features

Cinzia Rocca’s Family Ties

NEW YORK — Surrounded by her stylish signature coats in Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship, Cinzia Rocca said she is more interested in strengthening her business than promoting herself.

Regarding her first in-store appearances in the…

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Cate Blanchett

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Hair Do…Swiss Miss…Window Shopping

HAIR DO: Odile Gilbert feted her new coffee-table book, “Her Style: Hair by Odile Gilbert,” at a bash Sunday night at the members-only club Castel. “The idea for the book came from Karl [Lagerfeld] — he pushed me to do…

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AF Vandervorst

Fashion Features

Street Chic and Romance – AF Vandevorst, Haider Ackerman, Gaspard Yurkievich, Alexandre Matthieu, Lutz, Adam Jones, Lucien Pellat-Finet, Paco Rabanne, Balmain and Gres

A handful of smaller houses and young designers managed to stick out from the crowd in this season’s jam-packed schedule.

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Yvés Behar designed this jacket for the MINI_motion collection.

Fashion Features

Operation Innovation

NEW YORK — Knowing people aren’t about to part with their iPods or other personal comforts when snowboarding or even just taking a spin on the backroads, outerwear makers have revved up their styles with special features and sturdy…

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Fashion Features

L.A. Vendors Take Focused Approach

LOS ANGELES — While the overall textile business remains spotty, exhibitors preparing for next week’s Los Angeles International Textile Show said they had found niches of solid demand.

That left many with strong hopes for the show,…

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A new book examines the Triangle fire.

Fashion Features

Tale Rises From Triangle’s Ashes

The Triangle fire had a profound impact on American history, as author David Von Drehle argues in a recently published book.

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Fashion Features

Retail Heaven: Buyers Laud Paris for Commercial Creativity

Retailers love Paris when it sizzles, as it did for spring 2004. The season rollicked with femininity and creativity, and best of all, they say, it will sell.

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Fashion Features

Yamaki Unwrapping the Kimono

LOS ANGELES — Weddings, funerals, tea services and rites of passage are typical occasions to wear kimonos in Japan.

The Los Angeles company, Tokyo Yamaki USA, is trying to convince American consumers that there are times when the…

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Fashion Features

Key Trends Ready for L.A.

LOS ANGELES — Exhibitors preparing for next week’s Los Angeles International Textile Show are set to show a kaleidoscope of colors.

  • Black-and-white fabrics and polkadot prints will be key at Fabricland LA.

  • Impala…

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Last week’s Interstoff Asia trade show featured 350 exhibitors, including 65 at Invista’s Rendezvous section.

Fashion Features

Interstoff Asia Bounces Back

With the memory of SARS still strong in Hong Kong, exhibitors and visitors at last week’s Interstoff Asia reported a solid pickup in traffic and business.

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Jean-Marc Gallot, the next ceo of Louis Vuitton North America.

Fashion Features

Fendi and Vuitton NA Appoint CEO’s

PARIS — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton on Monday named Michael Burke chief executive officer of Fendi, confirming a report in these columns Wednesday.

Burke previously, formerly chief operating officer at Christian Dior, will be…

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Fashion Features

Another Disney Exec Joins Pressler at Gap

Gap Inc. tapped talent from The Walt Disney Co. once again, this time for its new chief information officer, Michael Tasooji.

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Fashion Features

Texas Gets Four More Belk Stores

NEW YORK — Belk Inc. will double its presence in Texas next year when the addition of four units will bring its total store count in the state to eight.

The Charlotte, N.C.-based department store chain plans to open units in Waco,…

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The winners in apparel: Phillip De Leon, Nicole De Leon, Yaakov Shteiyer, Lena Borkum, Tony Strickland, Anna Gapanovich and Global Recognition Award winner Hang-Pyung Lee.

Fashion Features

A New Spin: Cotton Inc. Awards Honor Innovators

NEW YORK — The best designs in cotton were honored at last week’s 2003 Cotton Incorporated Textile Designer Awards, held at the American Folk Museum. The event, which recognizes the industry’s ability to respond to market demands by…

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Fashion Features

Swatches: Cotton Talking

COTTON TALKING: Brands need to focus on attributes other than price, or risk being sucked into oblivion, according to officials from Cotton Incorporated.

At the fiber promotions group’s third annual Apparel Market Seminar Oct. 7 in…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: These Eyes…Smith & Wesson’s Latest Shot

THESE EYES: Gucci Group has signed a license with Safilo SpA to produce and distribute a new line of Boucheron eyewear that will bow at Silmo, the International Optics and Eyewear exhibition held in Paris this month. The line will be available…

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Christine Jeffs

People

The Path to Plath

Director Christine Jeffs on “Sylvia.”

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Issey Miyake

Fashion Features

Athletic, Poetic and Playful – Issey Miyake, Andrew Gn, Cacharel, Martine Sitbon and Véronique Leroy

The Issey Miyake collection was both sporty and poetic, Andrew Gn’s line was full of luxurious embroidery, while Cacharel had an Alice-in-Wonderland whimsy.

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