Fashion

Lagerfeld: Meryl Streep Passed On Oscar Dress When Chanel Refused to Pay

"A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?”

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Business

Cock-a-Doodle-Doo: Year of the Rooster Sees China Luxury Rebound

Repatriation of luxury spending and improving consumer sentiment are seen to lift business.

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Fashion

Prada Stages Fabulous Show at Milan Fashion Week

Miuccia Prada showed an alternative take on seductive dressing for fall 2017.

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Filling De Sole?s Gucci Shoes: PPR Search Stretch’s Far Beyond Fashion

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Overview

With slim pickings in apparel and retail, the search for a new president and ceo at Gucci Group is moving into other industries.

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Mix Message

NEW YORK — Girly girls, unite! Tracy Reese is the designer for you, especially if you like your femininity laced with plenty of sass. With her great prints and fab beadwork, Reese certainly has the right stuff. Her most successful looks in a…

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François-Henri Pinault

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Filling De Sole’s Gucci Shoes: PPR Search Stretch’s Far Beyond Fashion

With slim pickings in apparel and retail, the search for a new president and ceo at Gucci Group is moving into other industries.

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Revised Labor Report Hits Industry Harder

The Labor Department revised its employment report back to 1999 and the apparel and textile industries took one of the biggest hits.

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Lloyd Klein Injured In Paris Car Crash

NEW YORK — Designer Lloyd Klein and some members of his staff were critically injured in a car accident in Paris on Saturday.

Klein’s fall show, scheduled today at 8 p.m. in Bryant Park, has been canceled. Klein designs in Paris,…

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Jones, Sears Bring Back A|Line

Sears and Jones Apparel Group have teamed up to bring back the A Line brand, which will launch exclusively in 450 Sears stores for fall.

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Abboud Sale May Be Hampered By Pending Lawsuits

NEW YORK — RCS Media is generating interest in selling off its Joseph Abboud business, but the bad blood with the designer himself could be a roadblock. According to a market source, Phillips-Van Heusen, VF Corp. and Jones Apparel Group have…

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In Brief: Trade Talks

TRADE TALKS: The U.S. and Australia concluded a free-trade agreement on Sunday, agreeing to a maximum 15-year tariff phaseout for goods that meets a yarn-forward rule of origin. Under the rule, which Australia opposed, textiles and apparel must…

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Coming this Week

Monday: Olympus Fashion Week, New York (continues through Friday).

Moda In, Milan (through Wednesday).

J. Jill reports fourth-quarter and year-end sales and earnings results.

Tuesday: Global Sourcing Show, Las…

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Wal-Mart Wins a Round in Supercenter Struggle

LOS ANGELES — Wal-Mart won a round in its ongoing struggle to place 40 supercenters in California within three to five years.

In the Salinas Valley town of Gilroy, famous for its production of garlic, a city hall hearing on Thursday…

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Chanel’s new store-in-store at Harvey Nichols.

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Beauty Beat: Sephora Presence Growing in NYC … Chanel Goes Global … Clarins Said Scouting U.S.

NEW YORK — Sephora continues to break new ground in Manhattan.

The retail chain opened its seventh store in Manhattan this week at the brand-new Shops at Columbus Circle in the new Time Warner Center. The 4,875-square-foot shop is…

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UNITE Endorses Sen. Edwards

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards, whose populist message has been built around his bare-bones upbringing as the son of a textile mill worker, picked up the endorsement of the textile and apparel union…

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Pamela Anderson in one of the looks from her upcoming line.

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Pamela Anderson’s Fulsome Collection

Exclusive: Pamela Anderson talks about bringing her sense of flair to the fashion world.

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Wolford's Capriole tights.

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Runway Attention Bolsters Hosiery

NEW YORK — During this week’s fall collections, designers will be showing looks hoping to inspire buyers to subscribe to their aesthetic, which last year provided an uplift to at least one group of vendors.

This time last year, Marc…

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Sass & Bide

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Vegas Vixens, Glamour Girls and Cheerleaders – Sass & Bide, Jeremy Scott, Tracy Reese, Alice Roi, Imitation and Stephen Burrows

High-school cheerleader or Sin-City showgirl — think of almost any feminine archetype or icon, and there’s a designer who gives a nod to it this season. You might even say there’s a little something for everyone.

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Europe Watch: Going Up … Pirelli’s Burning Rubber … Richmond’s Retail Rush …

GOING UP: French retail group Galeries Lafayette said its fourth-quarter sales rose 2.4 percent to $2.05 billion, or 1.64 billion euros. That compares with sales of $1.99 billion, or 1.6 billion euros, in the same period a year ago. Dollar…

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Jonathan Adler

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Adler’s Handbag Spinoff

NEW YORK — Jonathan Adler is a bit of a TV junkie.

When he isn’t pottering away on his quirky vessels, the designer likes to unwind watching the trials and tribulations of some of the most wicked fictional characters on TV today….

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Me & Ro

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NoLIta’s Tiny Treasures

NEW YORK — Once a no-man’s-land north of Little Italy, NoLIta has been transformed by several smaller, independent accessories designers into a bona fide accessories destination.

The area is ideal for accessories because its small…

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Mossimo CFO Steps Down

LOS ANGELES — Mossimo Inc. said Friday that Manny Marrero has stepped down as chief financial officer after serving for two years, saying he is “moving on.”

Mali Shrinivas, who had been employed at Deloitte Consulting, will…

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Tocca

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Sentimental Journeys – Tocca, Rebecca Taylor, Ron Chereskin, Pierrot, Allegra Hicks, Alvin Valley and Harmon

From country looks that would suit the gentry of Northumberland to Sixties psychedelia, designers are mining a variety of times and places for inspiration this fall.

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Panicali Joins Delia’s in New Post

NEW YORK — Rose Panicali has joined Delia’s as vice president and general merchandise manager for the brand’s stores, catalogue and Web site. The position is new and reflects the new management team being organized since Alloy Inc….

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Ellegirl Taps Into Bigger Market

NEW YORK — Youth-focused direct marketer Alloy Inc. and Ellegirl magazine have struck a five-year strategic alliance that is structured to bring the Hachette Filipacchi title exposure to the 25 million teens and young adults in Alloy’s…

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Proenza Schoulder's offering.

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Ladies in Red

What better way is there to draw attention to an important cause than by showing gorgeous women in sexy red dresses? So Natalia Vodianova, Beverly Johnson, Mariacarla Boscono, Vanessa Williams and other beauties did just that for The Heart…

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Huit’s brown layered lace and rhinestone high-rise thong.

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Getting Behind the Trends at SIL

PARIS — Decorating the derriere was a key trend at the Salon International de la Lingerie show here.

Thongs and tangas are nothing new in the world of lingerie, but many European brands, including Aubade, Chantelle, Lejaby, Lise Charmel,…

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Intimate Notes: VF’s Racy Frame

VF’S RACY FRAME: The VF Intimates unit of VF Corp. has signed a sponsorship agreement for its Vassarette bra brand with the Thorsport Racing Team and Tina Gordon, who is one of two full-time women competitors in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck…

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Jeanne Moreau

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Jeanne Moreau’s Je Ne Sais Quoi

WASHINGTON — Legendary French film star Jeanne Moreau is puffing away on her cigarette, a Fine 120, in the strictly regulated nonsmoking restaurant of the Sofitel Hotel here. Two days into a whirlwind visit for the American Film…

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Factors say urban wear, like Sean John, is one of the few must-have apparel items.

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Factoring In the Variables: Climate Says Big Is Better

NEW YORK — For retailers and vendors in the apparel industry, it’s time to innovate and generate excitement in the category.

That’s the message from the top factoring companies, firms that handle the accounts receivables of a…

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Fashion Industry’s Stock Rises High

NEW YORK — Sure, it’s one of the most overused platitudes in corporate jargon, but “creating shareholder value” is, after all, what being a public company is ultimately all about.

Shocking as it may seem, investors…

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Consumer Spending: Forever Changed?

NEW YORK — At a suburban Chicago home, a woman scours a dozen retail Web sites, searching for the best price on a designer-brand business suit.

In the aisles of a Costco Wholesale warehouse club on Long Island, N.Y., a family of four rolls…

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Takashi Murakami

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Fashion Scoops: Art and Fashion…What Show?…Red-Hot Debut

ART AND FASHION: Does Takashi Murakami want to make fashion a full-time career? The artist, who shot to style fame thanks to his collaboration with Louis Vuitton on last year’s hottest handbag, turned up in the front row of…

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Findings: Tag Timing … Lladro Sparkles …

TAG TIMING: Seabiscuit may win by a nose, but race-car drivers work on getting that one ten-thousandth of a second lead.

Because timing is everything, it only makes sense for Tag Heuer to support car racing. Last Tuesday, the LVMH…

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Turn It Up

Turning up the Volume in Williamsburg

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Jennifer Creel in Carolina Herrera.

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‘Jewels’ Rules

As Candace Bushnell said, “It’s such a luxury to see ballet during the day”

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The Invitation to John Travolta's fabulous 50th birthday party.

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Eye Scoop: Now That’s A Birthday Party …

THE ONE AND ONLY: Now that’s a birthday party — and quite an invitation. A pack of friends with plenty of star power flew TGA — that’s Travolta Global Airways — down to Los Cabos, Mexico, over the weekend for a…

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Calendar: Today’s Shows

Monday, Feb. 9
8-11 a.m.: Ellen Tracy, 575 Seventh Avenue.
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.: Escada, Escada Boutique, 715 Fifth Avenue.
9 a.m.: Dana Buchman, 1441 Broadway.
9 a.m.: Paul Hardy, Studio Noir, Bryant…

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Dimmer/D'Vrsi

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Cool and the Gang – Dimmer/D’Vrsi, Patrick Rzepski, Gary Graham, Rachel Comey, Doo.Ri, Matthew Earnest, Alice + Olivia, and Hanuk

New York’s current crop of hip young designers came up with artsy, well-crafted clothes that will surely pique the interest of the city’s card-carrying members of the cool club.

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Business

EXCLUSIVE: Céline Finds Next CEO; Plots Online Sales

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