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Maison Margiela, Lanvin and Dries Van Noten Spring 2017

At Paris Fashion Week all three houses offered exhilarating collections that were a heady exploration of creative unsettling.

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Fashion

Fenty x Puma by Rihanna RTW Spring 2017

Rihanna's second collection for Puma merged the worlds of 18th-century French fashion and current gender-fluid street style.

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Study: Influencers Rule the Social Media Beauty Landscape

Advertising technology firm Pixability found brand-generated digital content is falling behind the content produced by individual creators.

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Future of Ron Frasch: Said Out at Bergdorf?s And in Talks With Saks

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Ron Frasch is believed to be leaving his post as chief executive of Bergdorf Goodman and a career at Saks Fifth Avenue could be in his future.

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Ron Frasch

Fashion Features

Future of Ron Frasch: Said Out at Bergdorf’s And in Talks With Saks

Ron Frasch is believed to be leaving his post as chief executive of Bergdorf Goodman and a career at Saks Fifth Avenue could be in his future.

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Fashion Features

De Sole Sells $25M in Gucci Options

Gucci Group’s outgoing ceo, Domenico De Sole, cashed in stock options worth more than $25 million in transactions conducted from Jan. 8 to 22.

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Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco

Fashion Features

Kaufman and Franco Starting Own Label

Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco, former Anne Klein and Emanuel/Emanuel Ungaro designers, will launch their first signature label for fall.

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Fashion Features

Consumer Confidence Soars 5.1%

Consumers’ confidence surged in January to an 18-month high as better business conditions ahead outweighed concerns over job prospects.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: More From Dior…SEC Ok’s Guess Shares Sale…Big Dog Buy

  • MORE FROM DIOR: Christian Dior SA said Tuesday its 2003 sales dipped 5.3 percent to $15.65 billion, or 12.47 billion euros, versus $16.53 billion, or 13.17 billion euros, a year ago. The figures represent organic growth of 5 percent and…

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Fashion Features

Correction

Lord Jacob Rothschild, not Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, attended a post-Golden Globes party sponsored by W magazine, Cartier and MAC on Sunday. This was incorrect in a story on page 18, Tuesday.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Frenzy Over Oscar Nods

BEVERLY HILLS — Hollywood barely had a chance to catch its breath from the Golden Globes frenzy when the buzz started anew Tuesday morning as Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Frank Pierson and Sigourney Weaver announced the…

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Oscar de la Renta

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Fashion Scoops: Up And Down…Mi Casa Es Su Casa…It’s The Thought That Counts…

UP AND DOWN: Look who’s marching downtown: Christian Louboutin. This summer, the Paris shoe and handbag designer plans to open a boutique on Horatio Street in New York. He promises a more “extreme” selection than what…

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A pooch in H&M garb.

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Dogwear Collection to Bow at H&M

NEW YORK — H&M is going to the dogs — literally.

The Swedish retailer has followed the likes of Gucci and launched a line of high-end fashion for dogs, inspired by the designs of the Fifties. The collection is tailored for small and…

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Financial

Morgan Stanley’s Kent Adds Fast Fashion

PARIS — Morgan Stanley is broadening from luxe to fast.

Claire Kent, Morgan Stanley’s chief luxury analyst, is expanding her research universe.

This summer, she plans to initiate coverage of several fast-fashion stocks,…

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Fashion Features

Bloom Time

PARIS — It’s no secret that Emanuel Ungaro is wild about prints. So it stands to reason that, in a fashion moment that’s infatuated with them, too, he’d create some great printed looks. Particularly notable, as ever, were his…

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Fashion Features

J. Crew Sees No Objection to Bridal Line

In its spring catalogue, which hits Feb. 2, J. Crew is launching 16 wedding and special-occasion looks — 11 for women and five for men.

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Te by creative Universe.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Expanding With Creative Universe … Givaudan Restructuring … Avon Taps Executive Pair

NEW YORK — Seven years after forming niche fragrance marketer Creative Universe, Beth Terry is poised to launch a second series of fragrances. Meanwhile, the company has experienced a boost following a rollout in Japan of its four existing…

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J. Crew customers are responding to its buy-now, wear-now positioning, said the firm.

Fashion Features

Consumers Buy Now, Wear Now

DALLAS — The consumer’s need for instant fashion gratification has retailers looking closer at trends, delivery cycles and how the goods on the selling floor meet lifestyle needs.

Stores are angling to please a divergent fashion…

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Fashion Features

Wilsons Leather Begins Liquidating $50M of Inventory at 111 Stores

NEW YORK — Wilsons The Leather Experts Inc. has begun store-closing sales at 111 units located in 30 states, liquidating more than $50 million of current inventory.

Last week, the troubled Minneapolis-based firm said it expects to take a…

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Fashion ads with lesbian appeal: Sisley, 2001.

Marketing and Promotion

Lesbian Appeals Are Only Skin Deep

Gay marketing efforts have been slow to take off, and lesbians have been left out of most of the action to date, which has focused mainly on gay men.

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Marketing and Promotion

GAO Report Critical of Customs

WASHINGTON — Apparel and textile imports entering the U.S. en route to another country aren’t being properly tracked by the federal government and run the risk of illegally entering into U.S. commerce, the General Accounting Office has…

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Marketing and Promotion

Levi’s Names Mason President for Europe

PARIS — Levi Strauss & Co. on Tuesday appointed Paul Mason president of its Brussels-based European operation.

Mason takes over from interim president John Anderson, who has shepherded Levi’s in Europe since Joe Middleton left last…

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Marketing and Promotion

DuPont Earnings Surge 81.7% in Qtr.

NEW YORK — Despite a massive downsizing and restructuring campaign getting under way, DuPont realized sizable gains for the fourth quarter and yearend.

For the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, the Wilmington, Del.-based chemical giant saw…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Ashok Sani, Former Partner in Sean John, 49

NEW YORK — Ashok Sani, president of the Long Island City-based CGS Industries and a former partner in Sean John, died Monday. He was 49.

The cause of death was a heart attack, said Sean John’s executive vice president, Jeff…

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Fashion Features

Fast Fashion Seen Slowing

PARIS — Is fast fashion losing steam?

Last year, Europe’s cheap-chic purveyors had a tough go as they were hit by a weak retail environment, cost pressure from the slumping dollar and an unusually warm summer in their core European…

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Faith is getting an overhaul.

Fashion Features

Surya: Tweaking the Faith

LOS ANGELES — The misses’ customer is undergoing psychological cosmetic surgery — not necessarily reshaping her body, but rather her mind, getting younger in her attitude about clothing.

The emotional transformation…

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Fashion Features

West Watch: Staying Warm And On Time…Vans Suit

STAYING WARM AND ON TIME: Making good on a quest to expand its $300 million-plus empire, BCBG Max Azria Group has signed two licensing deals for men’s and women’s watches and outerwear with Geneva and Winlit Group Ltd.,…

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Memo Pad: Bookish Bill

BOOKISH BILL: It was bound to happen sooner or later: New York Times executive editor Bill Keller has landed in his first controversy.

It began last Wednesday, when the media news site Poynter.org posted an interview with Keller,…

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