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Ford?s Glamorous Goodbye

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Overview

In a display of control that defined his decade-long era at Gucci, Tom Ford kept his cool as he bade the cheering, tearful crowd goodbye.

From This Issue

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Best In Show: The top 20 New York designers’ collections for fall 2004 based on Style.com page views

Warholites, Hitchcock heroines, stylish Victorians, punks, nerds and Fifties cuties were some of the inspirations designers took for fall 2004. If there was an overarching theme it would have been eccentricity, as designers cited singular fashion…

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Tom Ford’s dramatic sequined dress, looped in fox, for Gucci.

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Ford’s Glamorous Goodbye

In a display of control that defined his decade-long era at Gucci, Tom Ford kept his cool as he bade the cheering, tearful crowd goodbye.

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Shelby Lynne and Giorgio Armani

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Fashion Scoops: China Girl … Male Order … Boots, Not Made For Walking …

CHINA GIRL: Last year, Miuccia Prada splashed out in Tokyo with a landscape-altering flagship. Now, it looks like China is her next frontier. Prada says it plans to open six stores in China by July and another eight to 10 stores by the…

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Correction

In the Young Hollywood section Tuesday, a photo captioned as Elizabeth Banks was actually Amy Adams in a dress by Polka Dots and Moonbeams.

Lisa Immordino-Vreeland’s knitwear line Mago is a joint venture with Italian company BP Studio…

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Tiffany's Legacy ring.

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Big-Ticket Sales Boost Tiffany

Higher average ticket sales and double-digit increases here and abroad gave fourth-quarter and year-end results a renewed shine for Tiffany & Co.

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Scarlett Johansson

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Stars, Brands Wheel and Deal In Oscar Rush

Hollywood is buzzing this week with stories of actresses demanding cash or consideration in ad campaigns to wear a specific dress or jewel.

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Hermès Shuffles Top Executives

PARIS — Coming off fourth-quarter growth of 6.3 percent, Hermès International on Wednesday moved to shore up momentum by shuffling its top management.

Christian Blanckaert, who headed watches, was named director of international…

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Financial

Upbeat Day for Bottom-Line Reports

NEW YORK — Today is going to be busy for investors of fashion stocks.

A flurry of companies report sales and earnings, which include: American Eagle Outfitters Inc., Gap Inc., J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Limited Brands, Steve Madden, The…

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Ford’s Grand Finale – Gucci

Tom Ford ended his tenure at Gucci with a spectacular fall collection that was sexy and sizzling.

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Emillo Pucci

Fashion Features

Retro Toujours – Emilio Pucci, D&G, Max Mara and Sportmax, Strenesse Gabriele Strehle, Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti, La Perla and Byblos

Long ago, it was said that the sun never set on the British Empire. Now it seems that the fashion sun never sets on retro and vintage-influenced styles, which turned up in the Milan fall collections in versions ranging from Fifties sweet-16 looks to…

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A Z. Cavaricci look.

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The Moderate Approach to Jeans

Despite the surge in high-end lines, mainstream makers haven’t forgotten that there’s an army of consumers who won’t pay top dollar for dungarees.

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The fall ad from Request.

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Request Ads Send Strong Message

NEW YORK — Request jeans just shipped to stores, and Charles Jebara, president of the label, has some major marketing plans.

Owned by the Jebara family, which also produces the Zana-di, Pepe Jeans and Paco Jeans labels, Request jeans are…

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Levi Strauss Goes to the Races

NEW YORK — Levi’s is getting into some fast cars.

The San Francisco-based jeans giant has signed on to be the exclusive apparel sponsor for NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson. The sponsorship entails retail and at-track programs,…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Richemont Buyback … L&T Elevates Culhane …

RICHEMONT BUYBACK: Swiss luxury group Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA plans to buy back up to 10 million shares worth 1.74 percent of the group capital and 0.96 percent of the voting rights. The repurchased shares will go toward management…

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The chain-stitch pocket detail is exclusive to the Gilhart jeans.

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Chip & Pepper Gets Exclusive with Gilhart

NEW YORK — When twins Chip and Pepper Foster were asked to create an exclusive style of jeans for Barneys New York, the name of the style was a natural choice.

The style, called the Gilhart after Julie Gilhart, Barneys New York’s…

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‘Boys’ Ts: Tiff and Sell

NEW YORK — When Glenn Sacks launched a campaign against boy bashing, Todd Goldman, president and founder of the Clearwater, Fla.-based David & Goliath, found himself in the middle of it.

At the end of last year, Sacks, a nationally…

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Baby’s Got a New Pair of Shoes

NEW YORK — Jay-Z and 50 Cent have them and now Bryan “Baby” Williams is getting his.

It seems every rapper has to have his own line of sneakers. As Reebok has already begun to partner with hip-hop artists to launch…

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Back to the Bathroom

NEW YORK — Candie’s Inc. is reliving some bathroom humor from ads of the past.

The company first showed an ad in 1997 that featured TV personality Jenny McCarthy sitting on a toilet wearing her Candie’s shoes while scantily…

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A look from Queue, a new fashion-oriented activewear line.

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Blending Sport and Spectator

Two new brands, ContourWear and Queue, are racing into the $16.2 billion women’s activewear market, plus Sidelines.

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Jantzen’s new ad campaign pokes fun at office life.

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Sidelines: Shegear Store … Diving Into Ads … Batter Up …

SHEGEAR STORE: The women’s action sports and apparel Web site Shegear.com plans to open its first store in Newport, R.I., on April 1.

Shegear.com co-founder Carrie Fletcher has teamed with Karen Vaccaro, the former owner of the…

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Beauty Beat: Pal Zileri Taking Scent to the States

NEW YORK — Pal Zileri, a men’s fashion label produced by Venice-based Gruppo Forall, is launching its two-year-old fragrance business in the U.S.

The brand’s signature fragrance collection is scheduled to launch chainwide at…

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Other

Star Turn

Oscar contender Renée Zellweger is a loyal Carolina Herrera gal, and designer and actress talk about choices for the red carpet.

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Pamela Anderson launched The Pamela Collection at WWDMAGIC.

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Pamela Anderson’s Magical Mystery Tour

LAS VEGAS — If you think the surf off Malibu is rough, just think of cruising along the trade show circuit.

This week, Pamela Anderson braved her first trade show — the mega WWDMAGIC event here — as she launched The Pamela…

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Financial

TJX Profits Surge 54.7% in Qtr.

NEW YORK — TJX Cos. Inc.’s fourth-quarter profits shot up by more than half on robust sales and strong gross-margin gains.

For the three months ended Jan. 31, the nation’s largest off-price retail chain said net income…

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Fashion Features

Jones Makes Play for Maxwell

NEW YORK — Jones Apparel Group, looking to expand its footwear position, has proposed the acquisition of Maxwell Shoe Co., which produces AK Anne Klein shoes under license, for $20 a share, or about $300 million in cash.

Shares of Jones…

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Kerry’s Proposal: Outsourcing Notice

Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. John Kerry said Wednesday if elected, he’d require companies to give notice before moving jobs offshore.

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