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Elf Cosmetics Files for IPO

The mass-market beauty company had $96.8 million in sales for the first half of 2016.

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Burkini Ban Rejected by French High Court

Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.

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Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celeb Scent Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

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Another Gucci Shock: McQueen Said Declining Design Position at YSL

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Overview

Sources say Alexander McQueen has declined the designer job at Yves Saint Laurent after the exit of Tom Ford to focus on his signature fashion house.

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Closing Arguments – Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Zac Posen

Fashion Week ended with quite a bang as Donna Karan created sensually draped dresses, Ralph Lauren perfected his patrician appeal with sleek suits and Zac Posen teased the Bush sisters with tight cocktail looks.

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Finishing Touches – Richard Tyler, Daryl K, Phi, Cynthia Rowley, Peter Som and James Coviello

As the American collections closed, it was a tale of how Richard Tyler paid tribute to Helmut Newton, Daryl Kerrigan got her groove back and James Coviello walked with Tsars.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Life After Sex … Big Finish … Sue-zy …

LIFE AFTER SEX: Sarah Jessica Parker may have been sobbing in SoHo after taping the last episode of “Sex and the City,” but don’t expect costume designer Patricia Field to share the sentiment. Asked at Carlos…

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Fashion Features

Another Gucci Shock: McQueen Said Declining Design Position at YSL

Sources say Alexander McQueen has declined the designer job at Yves Saint Laurent after the exit of Tom Ford to focus on his signature fashion house.

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Fashion Features

Apparel, Textile Imports Hit Record High

If the 2003 apparel and textile import numbers are any indication, China is well on its way to securing a large portion of the U.S. import market.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: All Due Credit

ALL DUE CREDIT: Revlon received encouraging news on the debt front from both Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services and Moody’s Investor Services Friday, a day after the firm said it will reduce $930 million of its $1.9 billion in total…

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

Tuesday: London Fashion Week continues (through Thursday).
Wal-Mart and Abercrombie & Fitch report on fourth-quarter sales and earnings.
Zale Corp. reports its second-quarter results.

Wednesday: Moda Moscow fall show…

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Fashion Features

Correction

Alicia Keys was dressed in an exclusive design from T’Frisson located in SoHo for Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party. The resource’s and Davis’ names were incorrect in a fashion scoop on Tuesday.

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Fashion Features

Unilever Signs Scarlett

Unilever Cosmetics has signed a deal with actress Scarlett Johansson to serve as the new spokeswoman for UCI’s Calvin Klein cosmetics brand.

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Fashion Features

Gimme an H: Hilfiger Plans $10M Campaign for New Line

NEW YORK — “It’s the biggest thing we’ve ever done in terms of a launch,” said Peter Connolly, president of worldwide marketing and communications president of international marketing at Tommy Hilfiger Corp.

For…

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Memo Pad: Ready For Her Close-Up … Gone South …

READY FOR HER CLOSE-UP: Hemlines, rather than hairlines, are usually the fashion world’s focus, but Katie Couric’s current ’do may be worthy of special scrutiny. The new bangs she’s been sporting on the…

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Financial

Bertelli Agrees to Real Estate Deal to Cut Prada Debt

MILAN — Prada chief Patrizio Bertelli has set about reducing the company’s debt by yearend and said Friday he has agreed to sell real estate space for about 130 million euros, or $166.5 million at current exchange, to Italian property…

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Fashion Features

Morgan Stanley To Appeal Ruling

PARIS — Morgan Stanley has given a Paris official notice of its intention to appeal a Jan. 12 commercial court ruling that found it guilty of “gross misconduct” toward luxury giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

The…

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People

Well Trained

The ever-elegant Carolina Herrera chairs a Frick fete and greets a granddaughter, plus fashion week parties from mild to wild.

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Fashion Features

Texworld Gears Up for Better Economy

PARIS — Texworld, the fabric show that convenes in Paris Feb. 24-27, expects a brisk session as the worldwide economy improves and more international buyers flock to the event in search of bargain prices.

A lower-price counterpart to the…

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Fashion Features

Pitti Filati Spins Variety for Spring ’05

FLORENCE — Exhibitors at this month’s Pitti Immagine Filati focused on showing products with new features and finishes, which they hope will help spark demand in a time when overall demand for Italian wool is slipping. The nation’s…

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Fashion Features

So Serene

NEW YORK — Ralph Lauren addressed his fall collection with characteristic gentility and refinement. Working almost solely in camel, beige and black, he created a serene, beautiful show full of strong suits shaped in a lean-over-full line, and…

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Fashion Features

Guatemalans Set CAFTA Seminar

NEW YORK — Guatemalan trade-promotion organizations plan to host a seminar in Manhattan next month titled “Central American Free-Trade Agreement: A Business Opportunity for the Apparel Industry.”

Speakers at the event are to…

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Fashion Features

South Korean Firms Seek U.S. Orders

NEW YORK — A contingent of 40 South Korean textile makers exhibited their spring-summer 2005 wares in Manhattan last week at an event sponsored by the Korean Trade Center.

The show, Korean Preview in New York, closed its two-day run at the…

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Fashion Features

Swatches: Woolmark’s Search … Bader’s Corner Office … Export Achievement …

WOOLMARK’S SEARCH: David Conners will retire as managing director of The Woolmark Co. and its parent company Australian Wool Services during the first half, the firm said recently. Accordingly, Woolmark has initiated a search for…

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Fashion Features

MoMA Show Tells Fashion’s Story

NEW YORK — It might seem to be a short trip back in time for a museum to explore the medium of fashion photography — since 1990 — but curators of an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art are taking a position that such a…

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Fashion Features

Kanebo Ends Talks With Kao on Cosmetics Sale

TOKYO — The Kanebo-Kao deal is a no-go.

On Monday, the companies walked away from the bargaining table, where Kao had been negotiating to buy Kanebo’s cosmetics division for an estimated $3.8 billion at current exchange rates, or…

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Fashion Features

India Prepares for Next Year’s Boom

NEW DELHI, India — With a quota-free textile world less than a year away, Indian companies are lining up a growing number of deals intended to boost their production.

After China, India is seen as one of the nations most likely to gain…

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Financial

Bosco de Ciliegi Buys Control of GUM

NEW YORK — Americans watching the “Today” show last week were treated to breakfast views of host Matt Lauer drinking coffee in the Bosco Café in the giant GUM shopping mall on Red Square. But behind the picturesque scene, a $116…

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Fashion Features

Judge Postpones Polo Ruling in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — After an extended hearing Thursday by Mauritius’ Supreme Court, the presiding judge Paul Lam Shang Leen has again postponed a final decision on the controversial Ralph Lauren counterfeit case. The court plans…

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Fashion Features

Surviving the Show Shuffle

NEW YORK — Designers affected by last week’s late-in-the-game schedule changes said the empty seats that resulted could affect the bottom line this fall.

Daryl Kerrigan, James Coviello, Twinkle by Wenlan and Famura had to scramble a…

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