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