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2016/ 2017 Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016/2017 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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Singing a Different Tune: Dept. Store Naysayers See Hope Amid Gloom

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Overview

In an age of Wal-Mart dominance, price deflation and declining mall traffic, almost no one preaches the gospel of department stores, unless, perhaps, they are Terry Lundgren or Allen Questrom.

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Michel Vivien

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Pieds de Resistance

Goodbye sharp edges, and hello nature. Paris designers are elevating autumnal shades to new levels of chic — and even taking earthy crepe soles and rounded toes to the height of fashion.

Michel Vivien’s collection is right in…

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India and Elsa

A 16-year fashion odyssey has taken David Szeto and his avant-garde designs from Vancouver to New York to London to Paris, and finally, last season, on to the sales floor at Bergdorf Goodman. While it may have taken Szeto a while to come to the notice…

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Adam Jones

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Alternative Channels

PARIS — Designers here ran the gamut from chic and romantic to futuristic, proving that the City of Light remains a beacon for alternative creativity. Among the most imaginative of the bunch was knit whiz Adam Jones, one of the strongest…

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Cotton and spandex corduroy jacket, polyester taffeta blouse and cotton and spandex denim pants.

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Oscar’s Moderate Ambitions

O Oscar de la Renta, the designer’s first moderate line, bows in September and is expected to grow into a $100 million line. Here’s a preview.

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Marketing and Promotion

The 21 Club

NEW YORK — The fashion, beauty and retail sectors accounted for seven of 89 companies considered appropriate and respectful advertisers to gay men and lesbians in 2003, and one of them — Nike — also ranked among 21 major U.S….

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Sephora’s custom-made mirror.

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OK Works: Fixated on the Fixture

NEW YORK — When Sephora wanted to recast its foundations area, it called upon OK Works to devise a solution that was, well, more than just OK.

The Chicago-based fixture design and manufacturing firm created a bold 27-foot-wide and…

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Financial

French Connection Profits Rise 29.4%

Strong retail and wholesale sales and a strengthening North American market drove French Connection profits up 29.4 percent last year.

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Terry Lundgren

Fashion Features

The Retail CEO Crystal Ball

Many department store executives are rushing to adapt to the cutthroat retail landscape. Here, interviews with four of the industry’s top chief executives and how their companies are changing for the future.

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How They Compare

SEARS, ROEBUCK: Revenues $40 billion; earnings $3.4 billion
Challenges: Needs a compelling presentation of Lands’ End and other apparel to take it beyond basic and draw hard-goods shoppers to the softer side for better repeat business….

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In Memoriam …

Abraham & Straus, Alexander’s, Arnold Constable, B. Altman, Bamberger’s, Best & Co., Bonwit Teller, Bullock’s, Castner Knott, Crowley Milner, Dayton’s, Denver Store, Dey Bros., Emporium, Frederick & Nelson, Frost Bros.,…

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Robert Zoellick

Fashion Features

Zoellick Tells Senate Of Bush Trade Plans

WASHINGTON — U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick, in testimony at a Senate hearing Tuesday, defended the Bush administration’s trade policies, but only gave a quick peek into its strategies this year and left many questions…

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Financial

Nike Raises Guidance for Qtr.

NEW YORK — Nike Inc. on Tuesday preannounced third-quarter earnings per share between 71 cents and 74 cents, citing at least a 20 percent gain in revenue and favorable European currency exchange rates.

The mean estimate expected by Wall…

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Zale Taps Marcus as Chairman

NEW YORK — Zale Corp. has named longtime board member Richard C. Marcus as chairman, effective July 31, the end of the company’s fiscal year.

Marcus, a former chairman and chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus, will succeed…

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WTO’s Quota Schedule

GENEVA — An official at the World Trade Organization spoke out Tuesday to say that, despite pressure from textile-industry groups in the U.S., Turkey and Mexico, the end of quotas will come as scheduled on Jan. 1.

A WTO spokesman…

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Nicholas Ratut, John Varvatos and Suzanne Fedorczyk.

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: John Varvatos’ First Scent Bows at Saks Fifth Avenue

John Varvatos launches his inaugural fragrance at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Fashion Features

DKI Reworks Seventh Avenue Lease

NEW YORK — Donna Karan International has renegotiated several leases for its showrooms and corporate offices at 550 Seventh Avenue to now occupy four consecutive floors within the building.

While the move affects a total of about 46,780…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Isn’t She Lovely?… Royal Flush … Hey, Doll Face …

ISN’T SHE LOVELY?: Today’s pop stars aren’t the only ones muscling in on the fashion arena. Kai Milla, also known as Mrs. Stevie Wonder, is to present her debut collection today at the Ritz in Paris, at the tail…

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Hispanic Federation Honors Candy Pratts Price

NEW YORK — Candy Pratts Price, the executive fashion director of Style.com, will be honored on Thursday with the Hispanic Federation’s “Premio Orgullo,” or Pride Award, at a gala at the Waldorf Astoria.

Price was named…

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Vandevelde to Join Carrefour Board

NEW YORK — Luc Vandevelde, the chairman of Marks & Spencer who is widely credited with turning around the British retailer, will join French hypermarket chain Carrefour’s board in a nonexecutive role. It signals a homecoming of sorts for…

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Von Dutch Originals swimwear.

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This Magic Moment

Retailers and vendors were in good spirits at the recent Magic International and WWDMAGIC shows here, reporting strong interest in two dichotomous trends: denim and flou.

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Eduardo Lucero

Fashion Features

Keeping It Simple at L.A. Fashion Week

LOS ANGELES — Half the shows, but double the impact.

That’s what organizers of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios are aiming for with the calendar of 36 designers released late Monday. The program, running March 29-April…

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A strapless silk tulle gown by Max Azria Atelier.

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Max Azria Takes the Custom Route

LOS ANGELES — The red carpet competition just got more crowded with the launch of Max Azria Atelier. The designer, who has cultivated a following over the past 15 years with BCBG Max Azria Group, a growing universe of brands (BCBG Max Azria,…

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David Hoffman

Fashion Features

Putin Regime Threatens Russia’s Richest

WASHINGTON — When it comes to presidential elections, Vladimir Putin’s race is unique. First, he has no opposition in the election that will be held on Sunday. And second, his popularity is running high in part because he has jailed…

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Nicole Kidman

People

Suzy

The legacy of Eleanor Lambert’s Best Dressed List lives on in the hands of Vanity Fair, and Suzy has the scoop.

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Fashion Features

Flow Along

PARIS — John Galliano created a rockabilly-themed collection for Christian Dior this season that was highly theatrical. On the quieter side — relatively speaking, of course — were his loose evening dresses, which created an…

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Cleanup act: May’s new format in Richmond, Va.

Fashion Features

Singing a Different Tune: Dept. Store Naysayers See Hope Amid Gloom

Rumors of the demise of the department store are apparently exaggerated. Here’s a report on the state of the sector and challenges that lay ahead.

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Marketing and Promotion

Impact of Politics on Luxury Consumer

When it comes to weathering political ill winds, high-fashion labels appear to be more robust in Europe than mass brands in other areas.

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Financial

Ann Taylor Earnings Soar 95.6% in Fourth

NEW YORK — Color and cashmere were high on Ann Taylor Stores Corp.’s customers’ lists as the specialty retailer on Tuesday reported that its fourth-quarter earnings nearly doubled, driven by full-price holiday sales.

The New…

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One of the visuals being considered for Speedo’s Fastskin FSII bodysuit ads.

Fashion Features

Speedo Launches Swimwear Line For Olympic Class

Speedo on Tuesday launched its new Fastskin FSII swimwear for Olympic athletes that is purported to reduce drag by up to 4 percent.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Dual Deal … Designer Deadline …

DUAL DEAL: Perry Ellis International, based in Miami, has entered a licensing agreement with SML Sport Ltd. in New York for the manufacture and domestic distribution of two women’s sportswear lines, Cubavera and the Havanera Co. These two…

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Fashion Features

Corrections

Photo credits were omitted in the WWDOscar section on March 2. The following photos were taken by Alex Berliner and Eric Charbonneau of BEImages: Jennifer Garner; Gwen Stefani at Vanity Fair, Selma Blair and Ahmet Zappa, Uma Thurman and Andre…

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Kenzo

Fashion Features

Madcap Blends and Feminine Wiles – Kenzo, Cher Michel Klein, Cacharel and Jean Louis Scherrer

Antonio Marras created a wild mix of fabrics at Kenzo, while Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro also got bold at Cacharel. Meanwhile, at Cher Michel Klein and Jean Louis Scherrer, ladylike looks were the name of the game.

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