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Frédéric Fekkai Unveils New Beauty Brand Called Bastide

The serial entrepreneur's new beauty brand is based around the lifestyle and artisans of Provence.

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Riccardo Tisci Delivers Givenchy Collection for Babies, Kids

The debut collection for fall 2017 retailing will be produced and distributed by CWF.

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Business

Italy's Fashion World Stands Behind Renzi Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

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Versace Names Di Risio as CEO and Strengthens Board

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Overview

Versace named a new chief executive office and new board members at a meeting here Thursday — but the new board does not include its largest single shareholder, Allegra Versace Beck, who chose not to join it.

From This Issue

A St. Pucchi design featured in Beauty Fusion’s marketing brochure.

Beauty Features

Beauty Has No Boundaries

NEW YORK — The link between beauty and fashion has always been showcased at beauty trade shows, especially through mock runway presentations featuring the season’s upcoming hair and makeup looks as envisioned by artistic directors….

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Lombardi’s top choice, Cosme DeCorte Vital-Science.

Beauty Features

Beauty Contest by Design

People may attempt not to judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to the beauty world, looks are everything.

“A product’s design is…

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Christopher Dove

Beauty Features

Fall Hair Hints of Yesteryear

Pick any decade in the past 50 years. Chances are a retro influence from one of them can be seen in the versatile hair looks coming out this fall. Indeed, hairstylists are looking to days gone by for inspiration, but new techniques are being…

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Charles B. Strauss

Beauty Features

A Beauty Veteran Tells All

Charles B. Strauss, 61, is just months away from ending his 37-year career in the mass consumer products industry. As president of Unilever Home and Personal Care North America, he most recently has been overseeing an $11 billion enterprise that has…

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The Aqua Vibro Automatic Shampoo Machine, by Takara Belmont, aka, the hair robot.

Beauty Features

HBA Report

Just as car manufacturers present their futuristic concepts at auto shows, the beauty industry debuts many forward-thinking ideas at its expositions. Here, several trends to look for at HBA Health & Beauty America.

THROUGH THE LOOKING…

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Publisher Pete Hunsinger and editor in chief Jim Nelson.

Media

For Nelson’s GQ, Less Pierce, More P. Diddy

NEW YORK — Conventional thinking holds that the only sensible way to change an established magazine with a strong editorial voice is by baby steps. Any other approach, the logic goes, risks losing more old readers than attracting new ones….

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The offending Kerry button in T.

Media

Memo Pad: No Longer Gimme a T … The Out-Of-Towners … Still Spinning …

NO LONGER GIMME A T: Leave it to the Republicans to unravel over a button.

The scuttlebutt from Wednesday’s launch party for T: The New York Times’ Style Magazine, was that the Republican National Committee purchased 9,000…

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Carla Bruni’s hammock.

Fashion Features

Objects of Affection

LONDON — A Manolo Blahnik shoehorn? A Deepak Chopra yoga mat? A director’s chair by Ewan McGregor? Habitat, the London-based home furnishings store, will unveil those objects and more next month to mark its 40th anniversary….

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Vivienne Westwood’s spiked platforms, 1993.

Fashion Features

Creating a Diversion

NEW YORK — In the weeks leading up to the New York collections, some designers take their minds off their work by taking a quick vacation. Michael Vollbracht, creative director of Bill Blass, chose instead to immerse himself in women’s…

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Fashion Features

Searching for Gold After the Games

Medalists Carly Patterson, Natalie Coughlin, Amanda Beard, Jennie Finch, Allyson Felix, Misty May and Kerri Walsh are set for endorsement gold.

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Looks from the Ice Cream line.

Fashion Features

Pharrell Tunes Into Fashion

NEW YORK — Musician and producer Pharrell Williams stepped into the fashion fray Wednesday night with the debut of his Billionaire Boys Club apparel and Ice Cream footwear lines, produced under license by Reebok.

“This is not based…

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Financial

Chico’s Net Rises 44.9%

NEW YORK — Chico’s FAS Inc. had another stellar quarter, continuing the company’s tradition of posting double-digit gains on both earnings and sales, as well as exceeding Wall Street’s expectations.

In the second quarter…

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Beauty Features

Counting Hairs

NEW YORK — Bumble and bumble is playing a game of by the numbers. The hair care company will introduce its most comprehensive hair therapy line, Bb Treatment, in November. The line is organized into four categories addressing such conditions as…

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Giancarlo Di Risio

Fashion Features

Versace Names Di Risio as CEO and Strengthens Board

Versace named a new ceo, Giancarlo Di Risio, and new board members, but its largest shareholder, Allegra Versace Beck, chose not to take a seat.

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Retail

Bluefly Founder Exits

NEW YORK — Ken Seiff, an entrepreneur who launched Bluefly Inc. six years ago, has resigned as the off-price Web site’s chairman and chief executive officer. He will be succeeded by Melissa Payner-Gregor, who becomes ceo while continuing as…

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: The Night the Light’s Went Out in St. Louis … Lost on Long Island

THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN ST. LOUIS: New York may have lumbered through most of August without a blackout this year, but Michael Kors did not. Following his cocktail party for the Council of Fashion Designers of America on Tuesday…

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Avon.com

Beauty Features

Top 10 Most Visited Beauty Web Sites

CLARIFICATION: Due to incorrect information from ComScore Networks, the ranking of the Top 10 Most Visited Beauty Web Sites that appeared in the August issue of WWD Beauty Biz was incorrect. The correct information, measuring unique visitors…

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Hal Upbin

Financial

Kellwood Net Soars 52.9%

NEW YORK — Increased sales from new businesses helped Kellwood Co. post big numbers for the second quarter.

Net income shot up 52.9 percent for the period to $10.2 million, or 36 cents a diluted share. This compared with $6.7 million, or…

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Retail

Cohen Out at Sears Canada

NEW YORK — Sears Canada fired chairman and chief executive officer Mark Cohen on Thursday, replacing him with chief operating officer Brent Hollister as ceo and Sears, Roebuck & Co. chief financial officer Glenn Richter as chairman….

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Fashion Features

Ashcroft Attacking E-Commerce Fraud

Attorney General John Ashcroft gave details of the Justice Department’s sweeping crackdown on Internet e-commerce fraud

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Retail

Quote of the Week

“The gift bag alone will be the talk of the convention.”

— The declaration by Barneys New York on its invitation to GOP delegates to attend a cocktail party at the store on Monday

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Fashion Features

In Brief: McCartney’s New Hire … Horse Sense … Tokyo Gig

MCCARTNEY’S NEW HIRE: Sarah Crook has been named as director of merchandising for the Stella McCartney brand. The position is a new one. Crook, 33, was previously the commercial director and distribution manager of Club 21, where she spent…

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Retail

GOP Protest to Head for 34th Street

The large antiwar protest set for Sunday on the eve of the GOP convention will take 100,000 marchers down 34th Street and across Herald Square.

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Fashion Features

New York Notes: Arnold’s Comings … East Hampton Fete

ARNOLD’S COMINGS: The Republican convention is set to highlight several major country and western music acts, but there’s little other star power on deck with one big exception: California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger….

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A Giuseppe Zanotti shoe from the site.

Retail

Bergdorf Site Launches Monday

Bergdorf Goodman may be one of the first to showcase the fashion trends, but it’s among the last to hop onto the wave of e-commerce.

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Financial

Bon-Ton Posts Loss, Names Bergren CEO

NEW YORK — A week after announcing a second-quarter loss, Bon-Ton Stores named a chief executive officer — the former ceo of The Elder-Beerman Stores, a retailer it acquired 10 months ago — while also hinting at possible expansion…

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Burberry Brit Red

Beauty Features

Burberry Adds to Brit

Following the runaway success of Burberry Brit, a little sister to the women’s version, called Burberry Brit Red, will be launched in October.

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Armani’s Black Code.

Beauty Features

Armani’s Back in Black With New Men’s Scent

PARIS — Giorgio Armani will go ultra glam this fall with Armani Black Code, a new Hollywood-inspired fragrance created as a sensual addition to its men’s portfolio.

Black Code is the brand’s first oriental scent for males,…

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The Gucci Envy Me ad.

Beauty Features

Gucci Envy Gains Women’s Flanker

PARIS — There soon will be more to envy at Gucci.

The Italian fashion brand is now rolling out Gucci Envy Me, a little sister for its 1997 scent, Gucci Envy, with its beauty licensee, Cosmopolitan Cosmetics, a division of Procter &…

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Bumble and bumble founder Michael Gordon.

Beauty Features

New Line Is Bumble’s Hair Apparent

It took time, countless conversations and a battery of tests for Bumble and bumble founder Michael Gordon to formulate Bb Treatment.

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Illustrator Peter Arkle designed the outer packaging.

Beauty Features

Bumble’s Wrap Stars

NEW YORK — If the Bb Treatment line represents Bumble and bumble at its most serious, the company’s holiday gift boxes reveal a distinctly wackier side.

“If you take a silly idea, you can push it as hard as you want,”…

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Beauty Features

Fresh to Open More Stores in October, Featuring Espace Concept

NEW YORK — Fresh is aiming to keep its 13-year-old beauty business, well, fresh.

This fall will be an eventful one for the Boston-based beauty company, which is set to open three stores in October and launch a treatment-oriented program…

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Beauty Features

Critical Mass: Retailers Get Smart About Displays

MASPETH, N.Y. — Despite more sophisticated beauty products on mass market shelves, such as advanced skin care items, there is still a dearth of sales help in most chains to help consumers make appropriate purchases.

Over the past 10…

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Jergens plans to give away designer shoes.

Beauty Features

Top Notes: Kanebo Moves … Foot Race … Red Carpet Ready …

KANEBO MOVES: Makoto Nakamura, 40, has been promoted to president of Kanebo Cosmetics USA. Most recently, Nakamura was vice president of the firm, and he has held various executive positions at Kanebo in his 17 years with the company….

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Roberta Weiss

Beauty Features

Men’s Corner: Biotherm Homme to Expand

NEW YORK — Biotherm is getting behind its man.

The L’Oréal-owned brand plans to roll out the Biotherm Homme collection to 25 new doors next month, growing Biotherm’s wholesale distribution base on the shoulders of its…

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