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A&F Finds 'Growing Up' Tough Now that Sex No Longer Sells

Abercrombie is aging its models to show it is no longer a "teen" brand; company reported a Q2 loss.

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Barbie Becomes Paid Social Media Influencer

Through her Instagram account, Barbie “produces” sponsored content.

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Fashion

Costume Institute's Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo

The exhibit next spring would be only the second the Met has devoted to a living designer.

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William Lauder Defends Dept. Stores as Group Net Soars 26%

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For William Lauder, Wednesday was a day filled with drama. The ceo-in-waiting reminisced about his grandmother, who died last Saturday, as the company reported stellar sales and earnings.

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The Soprano

NEW YORK — While 17-year-old songstress Hayley Westenra has grabbed lots of attention lately for singing the classics, from Schubert lieder to traditional Maori folk songs, it’s the Seventies-inspired looks à la Janis Joplin and Led…

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Can’t Stop the Music

From Bach to Brahms, kids are going crazy for the classics these days. Cases in point: 17-year-old soprano Hayley Westenra tours the U.S. with her album “Pure,” while Juilliard students show their distinctive style and Sony unveils the…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Shuttering In France … Up The Ladder … New At Crew …

SHUTTERING IN FRANCE: French department store chain Galeries Lafayette has announced plans to close five of its smaller Nouvelles Galeries stores outside of Paris. Some 250 people are expected to lose their jobs. Galeries Lafayette said the…

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Fashion Features

Selfridges’ Brazilian Bash

LONDON — It’s that time of year again, when Selfridges sets out to capture the zeitgeist and reinvents its retail experience.

For the month of May, Selfridges on Oxford Street will be the only place this side of the Atlantic selling…

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Fashion Features

Bush Turns Down AFL-CIO

The Bush administration rejected the AFL-CIO’s unfair trade practice petition against China, delivering a harsh blow to organized labor.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Perfect Timing … Marathon Campaigning … Honor Society …

PERFECT TIMING: Mikhail Baryshnikov is into precision, be it a Swiss watch movement or delicate ballet. After all, both involve geometry, physics and artistic creation. “It’s sort of a stretch,” he admitted at a party held…

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Fashion Features

William Lauder Defends Dept. Stores as Group Net Soars 26%

Estée Lauder Cos. saw earnings rise 26.2 percent to $98.3 million in the third quarter, while sales rose 15.2 percent to $1.42 billion.

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Fashion Features

Toasting Jackie’s Style, With Little Of It

NEW YORK — What Jackie Kennedy would have made of the scrum at the Four Seasons restaurant Tuesday night for a new book about her is anyone’s guess.

The guest list alone had the makings of a Catskills-delivered joke. A nun, a…

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Financial

Richemont Sales Down 7.6% on Currency Woes

A better economic climate, new product launches and a strong fourth quarter helped drive Richemont’s sales for the year ended March 31.

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Fashion Features

Kohl’s to Launch Private Label

MILWAUKEE — Kohl’s has a new brand in its stable.

During a heated annual meeting with shareholders, Kohl’s Corp. said it was rolling out a new private label, apt. 9, this fall in men’s, women’s and soft…

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Fashion Features

Kenneth Cole Net Up, More Bullish for 2004

NEW YORK — Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. on Wednesday posted a 16.3 percent gain in first-quarter income, and increased guidance for the second quarter.

For the three months ended March 31, income was $7.4 million, or 36 cents a diluted…

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Fashion Features

As DuPont Exits Fibers, Emotions Are Frayed

It was the end of an era: DuPont, the pioneer of synthetic fibers, bid an emotional farewell to that industry at its annual shareholders meeting.

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Fashion Features

A&J Apparel Gets Tyte Knitwear License

LOS ANGELES — Junior denim manufacturer Tyte has signed a licensing deal for knit apparel with New York-based A&J Apparel.

The deal gives A&J the exclusive right to manufacture and distribute the collection of tween and junior knit tops…

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Fashion Features

Yanük Names Zarubica As First President

NEW YORK — Tadd Zarubica has been named president of Yanük, a Los Angeles-based status jeans brand for men and women.

In this new position, Zarubica reports to Paul Guez, president of Yanük’s parent company, Blue Concept…

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Fashion Features

Taking Her Chances

June Ambrose, the image-maker behind the likes of Missy Elliott and P. Diddy, has inked a deal with In Group Licensing to develop her image.

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Fashion Features

Emilie D Debuts

NEW YORK — Emily Dolan has been on the edges of the fashion industry since she was born. Now, it’s her turn to shine.

Growing up in Montreal with her fashion designing mother and architect father, Dolan learned the business of…

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Financial

Unilever Earnings Decline 15.9%

A tough worldwide economic climate, coupled with increasing competition, dented first-quarter profits at Unilever.

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Memo Pad: Dot Com Homme … Nick Of Time …

DOT-COM HOMME: Fresh from the launch of Cargo, Condé Nast will strike another blow for gender equality with today’s announcement of a new men’s Web site modeled after Style.com. The site will debut in the second half. Style.com…

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Financial

Strong Sales Propel Bluefly

NEW YORK — Rising sales and significant cost reductions helped Bluefly Inc. narrow its loss in the first quarter.

For the three months ended March 31, the New York-based online discount retailer pared its loss to $2.2 million, or 15 cents…

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Fashion Features

Legislating the Low-Rise

Talk about the fashion police. If a Louisiana legislator gets his way, people in the Bayou State could face arrest if they wear low-rise jeans.

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Financial

IT Holding Sells Romeo Gigli

MILAN — IT Holding said Wednesday it has sold Romeo Gigli to Italian entrepreneur Pierluigi Mancinelli.

This confirms a WWD report on Monday.

Mancinelli, majority owner and chief executive officer of the men’s wear production…

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Fashion Features

A New Paige for Swimwear Designer

Since introducing hand-knit swimsuits in 2001, designer Ashley Paige has found strong demand but difficulty in keeping up the supply

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People

Hogan’s Heroes

The London hits the Roundhouse to toast Hogan’s Olympia-inspired sneakers…Jawing with Judy Greer…a couple of tasty scoops.

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People

Shifting Greer

LOS ANGELES — Judy Greer is watching seemingly unemployed yet still well-dressed pedestrians shuffle down Larchmont Boulevard from her perch at a sidewalk cafe. “Have you ever noticed that no one has jobs here? I can never get over…

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People

Eye Scoop: The Goldberg Variations … Troying it on …

THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS: Gangsters and their molls, flapper girls and newsboys made the scene Saturday night at Morton’s when Amanda Goldberg celebrated her 30th birthday in Twenties style. Robert Downey Jr. and…

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Fashion Features

Luxury Purchases of the Superwealthy: Products bought by consumers with incomes over $150,000 in the past year, ranked by percentage of purchase incidence in a specific category.

Unity Marketing’s annual survey of 500 men and women in three income groups — superaffluent, affluent and near-affluent — reveals the priorities of luxury consumers. According to Pamela Danziger, Unity’s founder and the author…

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