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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

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Fashion Awards 2016: The Complete List of Winners

The rebranded event, known until recently as the British Fashion Awards, was held on Monday at Royal Albert Hall.

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Business

Matteo Renzi's Resignation Fails to Rattle Europe

Analysts brushed off consequences of Renzi's resignation on luxury.

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Luxury Shares Fly High On Sunny Outlook for ’04, But Gray Clouds Loom

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Overview

With luxury retailers and vendors seeing their best growth in years, investors have celebrated the sector, driving up share prices to new highs. But will Wall Street — and the consumers gobbling up the pricy goods — sober up?

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Liz Claiborne

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Signs Point to a Strong Season

Last week’s market left makers feeling like they have many reasons to keep a good outlook: color, chandelier earrings and even hats.

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A look from DKNY inspired by men’s ties, Calvin Klein’s new signature patterned sock, Nine West’s herringbone tight with a pink back seam and a fresh twist on the fishnet from Givenchy.

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Fall Hosiery Picks up the Pace

NEW YORK — Last fall’s legwear frenzy caught a few retailers by surprise — and low on stock — but this year everybody should be on board for what legwear manufacturers are hoping will be another strong season.

During…

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Lucky Brand’s retro blue and turquoise tie-dye nylon cami and bikini at Charles Komar & Sons.

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Lingerie’s Action-Packed Week

NEW YORK — Last week’s fall-holiday market exceeded expectations, as retailers and manufacturers geared up for more solid action following an upswing in holiday and first-quarter lingerie business.

Some firms cited January and…

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Patricia Fieldwalker’s ruffled silk gown.

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A New Look for Intima

A report from the Intima America lingerie fair, which had a new venue and ambiance, and strong attendance.

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Hanky Panky’s unit display for thongs was designed to promote multiple sales.

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Intimate Notes: Fisher Does Natori … Thongs to Go …

FISHER DOES NATORI: Alan Fisher has joined the Natori Black Label division of Dana-Co, producer of the Natori-owned foundations label, as a consultant.

Fisher, a 35-year veteran of the intimate apparel industry, retired last month as…

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Financial

Textile, Apparel Still Sliding

Textiles shed 3,500 seasonally adjusted jobs in February, while apparel manufacturers added 1,200, the Labor Department said Friday.

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Obituary: Herbert Mines, Exec Search Pioneer

NEW YORK — Herbert Mines, the dean of the executive search profession and an early advocate of out-of-the-box retail recruiting, died Friday afternoon at a hospice in Jupiter, Fla., following a long bout with cancer.

Mines, who was 75,…

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Bond No. 9 Scent List Continues to Expand … Wella Shareholders Speak … Kao Going Prestige in China …

Eau de New York, set to debut in May, is the latest addition to Bond No. 9’s list of 25 fragrances; More on the Wella-Procter & Gamble front.

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Richard Graziano and Lavelle Olexa

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Accessories Council Fetes the ‘Fast Track’

NEW YORK — The Accessories Council’s annual March market party is typically the place for industry executives to schmooze and imbibe, and the only kind of competitive heat generated that night is from the bidding war for goods in the silent…

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Europe Watch: EC Panel Talks Exports … D&G Goes U.K. …

EC PANEL TALKS EXPORTS: A European Commission-appointed panel studying how to make the region’s textile and apparel firms more competitive held its first meeting Friday, and foreign barriers to exports were a key topic.

Opening…

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Financial

Escada Quarter Is Back in Black

The beneficial effects of Escada’s reorganization were finally felt in the company’s first-quarter results, which swung into the black.

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Laura Michelle Kelly

People

Poppin’ Up

Mary Poppins’ next alter ego has prior rooftop experience.

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Hot Address

LOS ANGELES — Everybody wants to live in L.A.’s classically cool Hancock Park, but if you’re not ready for a multimillion-dollar mansion and you can’t get on the waiting list at the fabled El Royale (the past home of Kevin,…

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Sarah Lucas, Angus Fairhurst and Damien Hirst.

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Tate That

LONDON — “It didn’t exactly move, but it did quiver a little when I passed it,” said artist Fiona Banner after gazing at Damien Hirst’s anonymous man at the opening of “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” at the…

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Fashion Features

Chinese Theater

PARIS — On Sunday night, Tom Ford said farewell to fashion — at least for the time being — with a terrific final collection for Yves Saint Laurent. It was based on chinoiserie executed, of course, with sizzle and sensuality. The…

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Burberry fashion, Milan sping 2003.

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Luxury Shares Fly High On Sunny Outlook for ’04, But Gray Clouds Loom

Luxury firms are enjoying their best times in years, and the fervor is being reflected in share prices flying high, which, experts say, should continue.

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Serge Weinberg

Fashion Features

Weinberg Rebuts Tom Ford Comments

PARIS — Serge Weinberg, chief executive of Pinault-Printemps-Redoute, was said to be hot under the collar after reading Tom Ford’s exit interview in these columns Friday, in which the designer called Weinberg “naïve” about…

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Rick Leto

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Rick Leto Exiting Kohl’s Post

Rick Leto, the head apparel merchant for Kohl’s, is leaving the retailer, and president Kevin Mansell will assume his duties on an interim basis.

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Retailers Focus on Inventories

Retailers have been more focused on keeping inventories lean and turning them over more quickly to boost gross margins. Here’s how.

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In Brief: Mexicans Joins Quota Quest …

MEXICANS JOIN QUOTA QUEST: The Mexican National Chamber of Textile Industry has joined a coalition of U.S. and Turkish textile and apparel associations pushing for the extension of global apparel and textile quotas through 2007. Their goal is…

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Fashion Features

Coming This Week

MONDAY: Paris Ready-to-Wear Shows continue (through Wednesday).
International Fashion Fabric Exhibition, New York (through Wednesday).
Spinexpo, Shanghai, China (through Wednesday).
Warnaco Group reports fourth-quarter and year-end…

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Saint Laurent: Tom Ford’s Final Bow – Yves Saint Laurent

Aspiring director Tom Ford scripted his last call brilliantly, ending on a prolonged high note that spanned two countries and rocked fashion.

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YSL: The Fans’ Reaction

“Magnificent. It was really Saint Laurent.”

That’s how François-Henri Pinault, who will chart Gucci Group’s future without Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole, described Ford’s final collection for the…

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Chanel

Fashion Features

Girls Will Be Boys — or Highland Lassies – Chanel and Louis Vuitton

At Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld worked a boy-meets-girl theme on a dramatic highway set, while Marc Jacobs visited the Scottish Highlands with a tartan and tweed-spiked collection for Louis Vuitton.

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Corrections

Rachel Griffiths wore a dress by Elsie Katz to the post-Oscar Vanity Fair party. The designer’s first name was incorrect in the WWDThe Oscars section March 2.

On Thursday, Pinault Printemps Redoute’s stock closed up 1.4…

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Stephen Sprouse in 2003.

Fashion Features

Obituary: Graffiti Prince

NEW YORK — Details of funeral services for Stephen Sprouse, who died Thursday morning of heart failure, were still unconfirmed Sunday. A memorial service will be held at a later date, according to a spokeswoman for the late designer.

The…

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Viktor & Rolf

Fashion Features

Chic Urbanity, Equestrian Elegance and Outer-Space Style – Viktor & Rolf, Hermès and Alexander McQueen

Viktor & Rolf featured men’s-wear looks with a Forties slant, while Jean Paul Gaultier explored the equestrian in his first collection for Hermès and Alexander McQueen’s styles had a touch of the alien about them.

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Pierre Bergé, Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint Laurent.

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Fashion Scoops: Film Buff … Turning Back Time … The Cat’s Meow …

FILM BUFF: Tom Ford may be studying up on filmmaking for his post-fashion career, but could his Gucci Group stablemate Stella McCartney beat him to the box office? Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein was in McCartney’s front row Sunday…

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Valentino

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Fassbinder Colors, ‘Cold Mountain’ Hoopskirts and Posh Anoraks – Valentino, John Galliano, Chloé and Stella McCartney

Valentino elected to take his cues from Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Helmut Newton, while John Galliano featured Southern-belle hoopskirts. Meanwhile, Phoebe Philo of Chloé made great anoraks and Stella McCartney showed fab parkas.

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