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Maria Grazia Chiuri's First-Ever Fashion Show for Dior

In her debut collection for Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri proclaimed her ascent boldly, with a fresh take on on daytime dressing.

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Inside Jonathan Anderson's Loewe's Spring Collection

Jonathan Anderson elaborated on the long, languid silhouettes he introduced for fall, here more organic and unfinished, but just as alluring.

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Fashion

Bottega Veneta Names Claus Dietrich New CEO

He succeeds Carlo Alberto Beretta, who will take on the new role of chief client and marketing officer at Kering.

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LVMH Second-Quarter Sales Rise 16% as Luxe Keeps Rolling

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LVMH, riding the momentum of the luxury category, reported a 16 percent gain on Thursday in second-quarter sales as firs-half revenue climbed 8 percent to $6.97 billion or 5.68 billion euros.

From This Issue

Political Ts and panties on display at Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Cat Pack … Election Briefs … Armani & Friends …

THE CAT PACK: Perhaps the most random guest at Bendel’s “Catwoman” after-party on Wednesday was Tony Danza. The reason he gave for showing up? “Halle Berry,” he gasped. The subtext of his appearance was…

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Alan Lacy

Financial

Poor Apparel Sales Drag Down Sears Net

Sears reported second-quarter profits for the period ended June 28 plunged 82.8 percent to $53 million on sales that fell 13.9 percent to $8.78 billion.

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Financial

Charge Hits Reebok Profits

Reebok saw earnings slide 15 percent to $21.8 million in the second quarter, while sales were hurt by sluggish apparel purchases.

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Financial

Timberland Earnings Up 35.4%

NEW YORK — Rising foreign and domestic sales sent second-quarter earnings climbing for Timberland Co.

For the three months ended July 2, the Stratham, N.H.-based outdoor footwear and apparel retailer saw earnings jump 35.4 percent to $7.9…

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Awake’s latest cream.

Beauty Features

Awake: One for the Ages

NEW YORK — Awake Cosmetics, a skin care and makeup brand produced by Japanese giant Kose Corp., is entering the lucrative antiage treatment category.

As part of Awake’s Skin Renovation collection, Kose will introduce Firm Advantage,…

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Urban Decay’s trio of perfume oils.

Beauty Features

Urban Decay Makes Scents

NEW YORK — Urban Decay has struck oil. The eight-and-a-half-year-old brand is making a foray into the fragrance category with a trio of perfume oils in October.

But fragrance was not a natural next step for Wende Zomnir, creative…

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Magnetism for Men.

Beauty Features

Escada Hopes to Attract More Men

PARIS — Escada is planning to widen its magnetic field this fall.

The fashion brand, whose beauty license is owned by Cosmopolitan Cosmetics, a division of Procter & Gamble’s Wella, will introduce the Magnetism for Men fragrance…

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Flirt’s outer packaging is color-coded to the product inside.

Beauty Features

BeautyBank Shows True Colors With Flirt

Flirt, the second brand to be launched by Estée Lauder‘s BeautyBank unit for distribution in Kohl’s, hits shelves in October.

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Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel.

Beauty Features

Clinique: Tapping the Past to Grow Future Sales

After 36 years, Clinique’s most recognized and enduring skin care product, Dramatically Different Lotion, is getting a new sibling, a moisturizing gel.

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New products from

Beauty Features

Kiss My Face Expands Distribution, Products

NEW YORK — Since its inception, Kiss My Face has aimed to be different.

In 1981, when the company first got off the ground, co-founders Bob MacLeod and Steve Byckiewicz filled their Volkswagen with their colorfully packaged natural skin…

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Jovan Heat Man fragrances.

Beauty Features

Jovan Expects to Turn Up Heat

NEW YORK — Coty Beauty U.S. hopes to spark its Jovan franchise with the launch of Heat Man, the brand’s first men’s introduction in six years.

Jovan Heat Man is actually two scents in one — Fired Up, a mix of fig and…

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Beauty Features

Coty Streamlines Spa and Bath

NEW YORK — Coty is looking to simplify its spa products, namely by deleting the Spa Theraphy brand on all its new Healing Garden product containers as they enter the marketplace.

Spa Theraphy, which Coty launched two years ago, was meant…

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Beauty Features

Snippets: Seeing Red … Room Service … Face to Face …

SEEING RED: Dr. Murad has introduced a line of four products the company claims normalize red skin caused by rosacea and other skin disorders. Products range in price from $22 for a Soothing Gel Cleanser to $45 for a Recovery treatment gel. Dr….

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Ashley Penessa and Shannon Kelly pack boxes of beauty products.

Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Bonne Bell’s Princess Project

NEW YORK — Eleven-year-old Jacqueline Violette thrusts her hand into a box full of Bonne Bell cosmetics with glee.

She’s not being greedy. Instead, Violette is one of 24 girls packing boxes of Bonne Bell products for girls…

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SK-II’s new antiaging items.

Beauty Features

SK-II Expands

NEW YORK — Procter & Gamble’s high-end brand, SK-II, is expanding its 17-item face treatment line with two new products scheduled to launch this fall.

One is Facial Treatment Concentrate, formulated to hydrate very dry skin….

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Mark’s fall fragrance launch, Wonderfleur.

Beauty Features

Avon Makes Its ‘Mark’ for Fall

NEW YORK — Just weeks shy of its first birthday, Avon’s Mark brand is out to prove it’s more about attitude than age. Despite its youth, Mark, which targets teens and twentysomethings, aims to grow its 2003 net sales of $17 million…

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Beauty Features

Top Notes: Arcade Ownership to Shift … Ruling on a Scent … Chain Gang …

ARCADE OWNERSHIP TO SHIFT: DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, the parent company of cosmetics sampling supplier Arcade Marketing Inc., has taken on a new partner in a deal that will involve corporate restructuring but have little impact on Arcade…

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A microdermabrasion demo at DermaNew’s booth at Cosmoprof.

Beauty Features

Cosmoprof’s Second Vegas Act

LAS VEGAS — Cosmoprof this week gathered members of the international beauty industry here, a city built on risk and high stakes, for its second annual North American global beauty trade show. Early feedback from exhibitors and attendees reveal…

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Repêchage unveiled its Vita Cura collection at Cosmoprof.

Beauty Features

Innovation Thrives in the Desert

LAS VEGAS — More than 760 exhibitors from a host of countries set up shop at Cosmoprof North America, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center here this week, hoping to catch the eye of international distributors, importers and retailers….

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Memo Pad: Contributors Page … G+J Unplugs Incubator … Bon Chance, Bon Voyage

CONTRIBUTORS PAGE: Unlike Elizabeth Stewart, fashion editor at the New York Times Magazine, who reportedly is in trouble with management for donating $1,000 to John Kerry’s presidential campaign (neither Stewart nor Times…

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David Pecker

David Pecker: On Bonnie, Polygraphs and IPOs

NEW YORK — Whatever else you want to say about David Pecker, you can’t fault him for lack of ambition. True, the company he heads, American Media Inc., is light-years from becoming the next Time Inc. or Hearst, but it’s also far…

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“Bloomy” chairs by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso.

Fashion Features

Woman’s Work

PARIS — A group of female European industrial designers are making a career of a craft that has traditionally been dominated by men — artful products for domestic use.

The new presence of lauded female designers in the field is…

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Workers install Sol LeWitt’s “Whirls and Twirls.”

Fashion Features

Max Mara: A Modern Day Medici

MILAN — The city of Reggio Emilia is about to experience a Renaissance-like artistic renovation, thanks partly to Max Mara.

The Maramotti family, which controls Max Mara and is among the biggest collectors of contemporary art in Italy, is…

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Fashion Features

On the Drawing Board: Art Camp

ART CAMP: If only for a month, Robert Wilson is the unofficial ambassador to China’s art world, having recruited seven Chinese artists to participate in the Watermill International Summer Arts Program, the annual workshop he runs near…

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Retail

Aloha Again, for Christian Dior in Hawaii

NEW YORK — John Galliano’s taste for the dramatic and other-worldly has met its match in the sultry climes of Hawaii, as Dior prepares to open its second Hawaiian outpost on Saturday in Waikiki.

The 4,000-square-foot space at 2222…

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Financial

Fin.part Seeks Loan for Bonds

Cash-strapped Fin.part, which this week said it’s heading for a default on bonds, is asking banks for a loan to carry out a restructuring plan.

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Beauty Features

Play Station

NEW YORK — With its new Flirt color cosmetics line, BeautyBank is out to uncover beauty’s sassy side. The lineup, which bows in Kohl’s Department Stores in October, features 271 stockkeeping units and could do more than $40 million…

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Financial

LVMH Second-Quarter Sales Rise 16% as Luxe Keeps Rolling

LVMH, riding the wave in the luxe sector, saw a 16 percent jump in second-quarter sales, as first-half revenue jumped 8 percent to $6.97 billion.

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A sale of Mervyn’s could happen as early as the end of July or early August.

Financial

Mervyn’s Sale Inches Closer

A deal to sell Mervyn’s appears to be near, and Retail Ventures Inc. has emerged as a finalist in the auction.

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Retail

Fashion, Retail First-Day GOP Theme

NEW YORK — The Republican National Convention host committee said fashion and retail will be the theme of off-site activities on the first day of the gathering on Monday, Aug. 30.

Each day of the convention, to be held at Madison Square…

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Jennifer Aniston

People

Suzy

John Travolta’s pulp nonfiction…Captain Brad Pitt and skipper Jennifer Aniston…Painting in oils with Beyoncé in England — it’s therapeutic.

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Tom Ford and James Seuss

Fashion Features

Seuss Resigns as CEO of Stella McCartney

James Seuss is resigning as ceo of Stella McCartney, the London-based fashion house, a joint venture between the designer and Gucci Group.

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Fashion Features

Kmart to Get New Logo, Drop Slogan

NEW YORK — Kmart has dropped its “Right here. Right now.” slogan and is expected to unveil its new red “K” logo in Sunday’s circulars.

The company has not selected a new slogan yet, and the new logo…

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Janet Cook

Beauty Features

Quote of the Week

“Only in America could you start as a beauty adviser and end up as president of the brand.”

— Janet Cook, president of Estée Lauder North America, who will retire in September

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Financial

In Brief: Alberto-Culver Profits … Gucci Plant

ALBERTO-CULVER PROFITS: Alberto-Culver Co. said strong results from its Sally and Beauty Systems Group businesses drove double-digit bottom- and top-line gains in the third quarter. For the three months ended June 30, the Melrose Park,…

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