A Raucous Evening: CFDA Fashion Awards Turn Wild and Frisky

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Overview

Beyonc? Knowles timed her entrance into the New York Public Library perfectly Monday night.

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Corrections

A photo of the Henri Bendel store was missing a Gail Mooney/CORBIS credit, in an article on Monday.

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Laurence C. Siegel is chairman and chief executive of Mills Corp. His first name was spelled incorrectly in a story…

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Graham and Ali, hosts of “Out and About With J. Crew.”

Fashion Features

J. Crew Signs Plum 24-Hour TV Deal

NEW YORK — J. Crew is hitting the airwaves in a venture with Plum TV, the newly formed 24-hour television network targeting resort communities in Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and the Hamptons.

Plum TV will not sell airtime to…

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A model in the Vera Wang dress worn by Jennifer Lopez.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Cool Hunting … J.Lo Takes Two … Losing It …

COOL HUNTING: Frozen-food pro Robert Polet, who exits Unilever to officially become chief executive of Gucci Group July 1, just attended his first fashion show — but it wasn’t anything as theatrical as, say, an Alexander…

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Fashion Features

After Initial M&S Bid, Green Bides His Time

LONDON — Philip Green, the British retail tycoon who is stalking Marks and Spencer plc, is in no hurry to come forward with a second, revised bid for the store.

On Tuesday, he told reporters on the sidelines of a Sunday Times Business Week…

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Financial

Escada in Black As Sales Climb 5.2% in Quarter

Benefiting from cost-cutting, Escada had a second-quarter aftertax profit of 100,000 euros, or $123,000, compared with a same-period loss last year.

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Accenture’s Glover Ferguson.

Fashion Features

If Your Closet Were Smart, it Would Tell You to Take an Umbrella

Speaking with Glover Ferguson, a consultant with management and technology consulting company Accenture, on the Online Wardrobe, one of the earliest instances of imagining what apparel retailers and consumers could do with RFID.

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Fashion Features

Metro Rolls Out RFID Across Germany

Metro Group pioneered RFID tags in its Extra Future Store in Rheinberg, Germany, and is ready to use the technology in its entire chain.

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A fantasy shadow box.

Fashion Features

Stuart Weitzman’s Artistic Tribute

NEW YORK — The shadow boxes to be seen in the windows of the Stuart Weitzman shoe stores portray a whimsical world inhabited by mermaids, pink elephants, divas in red dresses and gruff New York cabbies.

Each box has a different scene…

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The new mannequin setup, on the main floor at Robinsons-May in Las Vegas.

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May’s Mannequin Move

NEW YORK — May Department Stores Co. hardly has a reputation for being adventurous on its selling floors, but a new mannequin display shows the mainstream department store chain can get a little playful when it wants to.

The setup,…

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Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Sales, Profits Easing Off at Wella … Unilever Offer to Cut Arden Debt …

After a strong first quarter, Wella’s sales and profit growth is slowing down, ceo Heiner Gürtler said at the company’s annual meeting.

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Media

Memo Pad: Simple Addition … Texas Teen …

SIMPLE ADDITION: Having seen multiple departures in recent weeks, Real Simple is making up the difference with a raft of new hires. Among them is Jane Berentson, who replaces Tom Prince as executive editor. Berentson was most…

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A T-shirt by 2 Jewish Cowgirls.

Fashion Features

T-Shirts Worth a ‘Mensch’

A group of light-hearted, Jewish-themed lines demonstrate the appeal of cultural references in fashion, which couldn’t hurt.

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Fashion Features

Licensing Boosts Kellwood

NEW YORK — Kellwood Co.’s collection of strong licensed brands and new acquisitions helped offset the discontinuation of the Kathie Lee brand at Wal-Mart and the exiting of lower-margin businesses at Wal-Mart, Kohl’s and…

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Fashion Features

Hudson’s Bay Sets

MONTREAL — The Hudson’s Bay Co. plans to open discount designer brand shops in some of its department stores for off-price merchandise aimed at a market that is dominated by the U.S.-owned Winners chain.

The Bay will offer apparel…

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Oilily’s fake fur-lined vest, $258; floral velvet pant, $198; girls’ bomber jacket with fake fur collar, $178, and tiered corduroy skirt, $128.

Fashion Features

New President to Raise Oilily’s Presence

NEW YORK — Oilily, a children’s and women’s wear collection out of the Netherlands with a bohemian chic appeal but a rather small following, has a new president of its U.S. operations, Paul Lechlinski.

His mission will be to…

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Joyaan fall ’04

Fashion Features

L.A.’s Youth Movement

Rising stars Joyce Azria and Jenni Kayne are aiming to be triple threats in a city where a premium is placed on youth, fortune and fame.

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Twist and Shout

Marc Jacobs’ latest signature collection is “an eclectic mix of holiday, resort, beach and party,” while his Marc has vintage inspiration.

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Sarah Jessica Parker in Howard Greer with Isaac Mizrahi.

People

A Raucous Evening: CFDA Fashion Awards Turn Wild and Frisky

EYE: Beyoné Knowles made a grand entrance at the CFDA awards at the NYPL, where a New York state of mind and lots of shenanigans prevailed.

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Fashion Features

Saks Seeks to Build on Brands

Saks Inc. will increase special offerings, expand private brands and wean customers off sales and coupons, its ceo told the firm’s annual meeting.

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Fashion Features

KPMG: China Becoming Profitable

The Chinese market for consumer goods is becoming profitable for foreign companies doing business there, but pitfalls remain, a KPMG survey said.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Zip It Up … Government Changes … DOL Awards …

ZIP IT UP: Old Navy is recalling 666,000 children’s jackets sold between November 2003 and last month because the plastic zipper pull can detach and presents a choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the San…

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