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French Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at the Age of 86

The French designer was synonymous with striped sweaters and Left Bank insouciance.

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Fashion

Rihanna Said Eyeing Paris for Next Fenty Puma Show

The music star had launched the collection last February during New York Fashion Week.

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Media

Condé Nast Said to Mull Cost Cutting, Publisher Changes

Cuts may be coming to Condé Nast.

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J.C. Penney’s Next CEO: Myron Ullman Tapped To Succeed Questrom

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Overview

In a faster-than-expected change of command, J.C. Penney Co. has selected Myron E. Ullman 3rd to succeed Allen Questrom as chairman and chief executive officer on Dec. 1.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Berry’s Name Game … Sittin’ In A Tree … Waterlogged …

BERRY’S NAME GAME: Looks like Halle Berry is up to her old tricks. On Saturday night at the Carousel of Hope Ball, she incorrectly identified the designer of her lilac chiffon gown as Anna Molinari when in fact it was MaxAzria Atelier….

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Fashion Features

California Suite – Kate O’Connor, Petro Zillia, Davies and Saja

In Los Angeles Kate O’Connor took to knitted fare, Nony Tochterman turned to ladylike looks, Davies went tough-girl and Saja lounged in Capri.

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Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Colin’s Jeans Ready to Shout … Roma Makes Moderate Push … Whiskey Jeans: Bottoms Up

DENIM: Turkish jeans brand Colin’s Jeanswear, a recent arrival to the U.S., is preparing to trumpet its name in a spring consumer ad campaign.

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Fashion Features

LaROK and Roll

BEAT: As the newest member of the Koral Industries family, LaROK is making its mark with a spring collection that hit stores this month.

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Fashion Features

Lonsdale’s Round Two

NEW YORK — After more than 40 years in the fashion business, Lonsdale London is crossing the pond.

The British sportswear company, which gained commercial success in the early Sixties, will finally be available in the States beginning in…

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Fashion Features

Sports Firms Race to the Marathon

ACTIVE: With 30,000 participants and 2.5 million spectators, the NYC Marathon is big business and activewear firms are getting in on the action.

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Retail Features

The WWD List: Retail Lobbying: The 10 largest retail contributors to the 2004 election

Apparel retailers, like other sectors, are knee-deep this election year in making campaign contributions through company political action committees.

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Retail Features

Retailers Back Mostly GOP Candidates

The presidential election has been in the spotlight, but retailers focused on special issues have contributed generously to Congressional candidates.

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Financial

China, India Chide EU

GENEVA — Developing nations led by China and India voiced concerns at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday that the European Union would make liberal use of antidumping actions and other trade remedies to limit its imports of textiles and…

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Financial

Beige Book’s Cloudy Story

Unseasonably warm weather and hurricanes in the South produced uneven apparel retail sales in September and early October, the Beige Book said.

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Fashion Features

Color Takes Center Stage at StyleMax

CHICAGO — The wind was behind the spring StyleMax show at the Merchandise Mart here, as a rainbow of colors brightened the buying mood.

“I don’t ever remember a market with so much color,” said Susan McCullough, vice…

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Fashion Features

Obituary: Joseph Eula

Joseph Eula, a fashion illustrator for some of the world’s leading designers and magazines and a man-about-town, died Wednesday at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, N.Y.

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Retail Features

Macerich Looks West With Upscale Approach

The Macerich Co., the third-biggest U.S. REIT, has formed a new division called Lumenati to elevate the luxury appeal of its upscale properties.

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Fashion Features

Montreal Fashion Goes Back to the Old to Start Rebuilding

MONTREAL — The seventh edition of Montreal Fashion Week returned to its regular format after trying a twist last February that didn’t work.

Back then, organizers brought together different players in the industry to put on shows and…

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Fashion Features

Bright Spot

LOS ANGELES — Despite the torrential rains and a blackout that temporarily affected the fashion shows on Tuesday night, Petro Zillia designer Nony Tochterman sent out a lineup of beautiful spring looks that suggested warm afternoons in the…

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Financial

J.C. Penney’s Next CEO: Myron Ullman Tapped To Succeed Questrom

J.C. Penney Co. named former LVMH and Macy’s executive Myron E. Ullman 3rd as chairman and ceo to succeed Allen Questrom.

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Financial

In Brief: Higher Guidance … French Connection … Cotton Petition

HIGHER GUIDANCE: Citing strengths in its Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works divisions as well as a successful quarterly clearance sale at Express, Limited Brands Inc. lifted its third-quarter earnings projection to 8 cents to 10…

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Financial

Jones Profits Up 2% in Third Quarter

Jones Apparel Group cited high gas prices and soft consumer spending for a 2 percent quarterly profit rise, as sales gained 9.8 percent to $1.3 billion.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Leonard Lauder’s Russian Tour

MOSCOW — It’s been 15 years since Estée Lauder chairman Leonard Lauder visited Russia, but the cosmetics titan made it very clear while visiting here this week that he’s still got designs on the country’s beauty business….

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Fashion Features

Michael Kors Cuts 25 Jobs at Michael

NEW YORK — There were indications that the Michael Michael Kors launch has not been as successful as hoped Wednesday as a second round of staffing cuts at the brand this week shed some 25 employees from the better line’s…

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People

Public Service

The fashion flock descended on the Public Theater to celebrate the opening of Alessandro dell’Acqua’s flagship…Chatting with Beatrice Borromeo.

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People

Model Sister

NEW YORK— Beatrice Borromeo is not just another model.

First, there’s her pedigree. Her family’s fortune was made in banking in 17th-century Florence, and her sister, Lavinia, just wed Fiat’s John Elkann, in…

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Retail Features

Giorgio Armani Selects Global POS

NEW YORK — Giorgio Armani is poised to break new ground with deployment of a common point-of-sale platform worldwide.

The plan is to bring unprecedented consistency to front-end operations in 304 stores from Bangkok to Boston. It also will…

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Fashion Features

Rachel Roy Launches Own Line

NEW YORK — As the full-time design director for Rocawear women’s and children’s lines and the mother of a four-year-old daughter, one would think Rachel Roy had her hands full. Apparently not. Roy has set out out to design her own…

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Fashion Features

Gant Brings Women’s to U.S.

NEW YORK — Gant wants to bring its preppy persona to American women.

The Swedish brand is known for its men’s wear, but recently introduced women’s to the U.S. market at its 645 Fifth Avenue flagship here, which it is using as…

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