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Sexual Abuse in Modeling: The Outcry Grows

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The Candie’s Plan: Exclusive to Kohl’s, to Launch Sportswear

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Candie's will develop a junior sportswear and accessories line exclusively for Kohl's Department Stores.

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The dining room at Drake Bros.’ Steaks Chicago.

Fashion Features

Scene: Major Mangia in Beverly Hills … Vegas Vamps It Up … Chicago’s Steak and Drake …

Major Mangia in Beverly Hills

Where does Tom Ford go for pasta and red wine when he’s in town? La Dolce Vita, the famed Beverly Hills Rat Pack hangout. The restaurant has hosted every sitting president since John F….

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

D&A is making room for a 45 percent increase in exhibitors.

Fashion Features

Making It New in New York

New York show organizers do their best to stay fresh for repeat vendors and visitors.

clock December 8, 2004Lauren DeCarlo

The CMC is up for sale, but organizers said that markets are business as usual.

Fashion Features

The Show Must Go On

Despite the proposed sale of two showroom buildings, organizers say market week will continue as planned.

clock December 8, 2004Nola Sarkisian-Miller

ASR grew by 5 percent.

Fashion Features

ASR Has an Agenda

As one trade show regroups, another expands.

clock December 8, 2004Marcy Medina

MAGIC moved under one roof and reached full capacity.

Fashion Features

One-Stop Shopping

Overlapping shows at multiple Las Vegas venues have attendees and organizers calling for consolidation.

clock December 8, 2004Michelle Tyree

The apparel building at AmericasMart is 89 percent leased.

Fashion Features

Limbering Up

AmericasMart stretches beyond traditional boundaries to reach new vendors and buyers.

clock December 8, 2004Georgia Lee

Fashion Features

Building Traffic

A new apparel show opens outside AmericasMart.

clock December 8, 2004Georgia Lee

At the National Bridal Market Chicago in October, buyers previewed the latest looks.

Fashion Features

Maximum Exposure

The Merchandise Mart appeals to buyers with additional markets and a renovated show floor.

clock December 8, 2004Beth Wilson

The Kim Dawson Ruway Cafe stages fashion shows during market.

Fashion Features

Spreading the Word

FashionCenterDallas is hitting the road to attract buyers from outside its traditional borders.

clock December 8, 2004Holly Haber

After a successful first year, FIG will expand in time for the March market.

Fashion Features

FIG Bears Fruit

Dallas’ boutique mart is set to expand.

clock December 8, 2004Rusty Williamson

Daniel Faure, president of Première Vision.

Fashion Features

The Discovery Channel

Even in a challenging environment, textile trade shows remain the place to get a feel for the fabrics and the next big trend.

clock December 8, 2004Evan Clark

AccessoriesTheShow is set for Jan. 9-11 at New York’s Javits Center.

Fashion Features



2, Brideworld Expo, Hyatt Regency Orange County, Anaheim, Calif. Tel.: 800-600-7080. Fax: 714-670-1026. E-mail: Web:…

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Neil Cole

Fashion Features

The Candie’s Plan: Exclusive to Kohl’s, to Launch Sportswear

Candie’s will develop a junior sportswear and accessories line exclusively for Kohl’s Department Stores.

clock December 8, 2004Evan Clark and Vicki M. Young

The newly designed home page of


WWD Relaunches Web Site

NEW YORK — Women’s Wear Daily’s Web site has been given an upgrade. now features an improved appearance and is easier to use, following its first major redesign in two years.

“What we’ve done is…

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

In Brief: Weak Teen Sales … Speedo Sponsorship …

WEAK TEEN SALES: Teen retailer Charlotte Russe Holding Inc. cut its first-quarter earnings projections because of weaker-than-expected quarter-to-date sales. The company now sees a profit of 7 to 10 cents a diluted share in the…

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features


The photo of a Chinese factory on Tuesday, was by EPA/QILAI SHEN/Landov. The credit was inadvertently omitted.

A Fashion Scoop on Dec. 2 incorrectly stated that the Missoni retrospective at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills was the first in the…

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

Renee Fleming



Prince Harry has found a new dame…Minnie Driver plays the role of a diva…A Buddhist in Bloom.

clock December 8, 2004Aileen Mehle

The women of the Met in Cavalli...


Animal House

NEW YORK — Nary a cheetah, leopard, tiger or snakeskin print was spared Monday night as dozens of women clad in slinky animal-print dresses topped with the requisite feathers and furs made their way into the Met’s celebrity-studded fete…

clock December 8, 2004Marshall Heyman and Anamaria Wilson

A look from Joseph A, one of the better knit area’s more established brands.

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Better Knit Arena Heats Up

The better knitwear market is poised for further growth in 2005, and big-name vendors continue their acquisitive ways.

clock December 8, 2004Evan Clark

Peter Boneparth and Howard Socol outside of Barneys New York.


What to Watch: ACVendors Continue to Acquire, Eye Retailers

NEW YORK — Facing tepid organic growth in their core businesses, big-name vendors such as Liz Claiborne Inc., Jones Apparel Group and Kellwood Co. can be expected to continue their acquisitive ways next year.

“Consolidation will…

clock December 8, 2004Evan Clark

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Branding Moderate

NEW YORK — Moderate brands, pressured by a consumer who doesn’t necessarily need new clothes and savvier offerings from discount stores, are beefing up branding to compete in 2005.

Kellwood Co., for instance, is launching its first…

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

A look from Helmut Lang.

Fashion Features

What to Watch: Designers Retake Stage With New Funding

Next year will be one of rebuilding luxury conglomerates, while several designers will be facing their own second acts.

clock December 8, 2004Eric Wilson

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Old Friends … Ladies First … Treacy’s Place …

OLD FRIENDS: When it comes to fashion parties, small is the chicest way to go. On Friday night, Nicolas Ghesquière hosted an oh-so-intimate dinner for 14 at Manhattan’s Wallsé in honor of…

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff


Tiffany Sells Stake in Aber

Tiffany & Co. said on Tuesday that it sold its eight million shares, or 13.9 percent stake, in Aber Diamond Corp.

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

A bottle of the Roberto Cavalli fragrance.

Beauty Features

YSL to Pursue Trouble Legal Fight

NEW YORK — Executives for YSL Beauté vowed to continue fighting a preliminary injunction that has barred the sale of Boucheron’s Trouble fragrance in the U.S. since late November.

Parfums Boucheron, an arm of YSL Beauté…

clock December 8, 2004Ross Tucker

Views of a crowd shopping the trendy young Harijuku area.


Big Brands Opening Bigger Tokyo Stores

Most major European luxury brands continue to open massive flagships in Japan, despite experiencing flat sales there.

clock December 8, 2004Miles Socha and Koji Hirano

The new Tod’s store in Beijing.

Fashion Features

Tod’s Takes Beijing

Tod’s opened its second boutique in Mainland China Monday, with hopes to open 20 Tod’s stores in China within the next five years.

clock December 8, 2004Betsy Lowther

Soaring sales of gift cards could reshape retailers’ January merchandising strategies.


Gift Cards: A Mixed Blessing?

Prepaid gift cards threaten to dethrone apparel as the number-one gift choice this holiday season.

clock December 8, 2004Denise Power

Frederick’s has temporarily moved its e-mail sign-up teaser to the bottom right of the home page to make room for holiday promotions.


E-mails Perk Up Online Sales

E-mail is now Frederick’s most successful marketing channel, aside from catalogue mailings.

clock December 8, 2004Cate T. Corcoran

Fashion Features

Tech Talk: Fighting Online Fraud … OshKosh Kabash … Warnaco’s Big Pick …

FIGHTING ONLINE FRAUD: Online merchants are reaching deeper into their arsenal of fraud-prevention tools to combat criminal activity they believe to be increasingly sophisticated, according to a survey of 292 online retailers…

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

Robert W. D'Loren


D’Loren in the Driver’s Seat

Bob D’Loren is a busy man these days, offering alternative financing deals to several apparel companies.

clock December 8, 2004Eric Wilson

Fashion Features

Fighting Child Abuse

NEW YORK — Last Thursday, 350 people came to Cipriani Fifth Avenue to help break the cycle of child abuse. They raised $425,000 for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Manhattan, at its annual 100 Women Against Child Abuse benefit auction….

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

BCBG Max Azria, spring 2005.

Fashion Features

BCBG Thinking Big in Afterglow of Financing Deal

BCBG Max Azria Group’s completion of a $53 million bond offering last week gives the Los Angeles-based company some financial muscle to flex, helping it to execute an expansion plan that includes entering the men’s wear business in a…

clock December 8, 2004Vicki M. Young and Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Fashion Features

West Watch: Headed to Saint Tropez? … Action Man … Simply Divine …

HEADED TO SAINT TROPEZ?: Holly Dunlap knows the way, and she’s considering the French resort as the next home for a Hollywould shop — instead of Los Angeles. “I’m still looking here,” she insisted…

clock December 8, 2004WWD Staff

The Lab owner Shaheen Sadeghi and wife Linda.

Fashion Features

OC/DC Event Raises Money for Kids

Costa Mesa, Calif. — A suit made of wax paper and brushed with white painted stripes may not be perfect for the beach, and that’s fine with the designers at surf brand Rusty, who created the two-piece for the third annual Orange County…

clock December 8, 2004Melissa Magsaysay


Levi’s Restructures Dockers in Europe

PARIS — Levi Strauss & Co. said it would lay off 50 people at Dockers in Europe as it restructures the casual sportswear brand. Levi’s said it would close Dockers’ headquarters in Amsterdam and Dockers’ European president,…

clock December 8, 2004Robert Murphy

Chantal Thomass in NYC Wednesday.

Fashion Features

Thomass Takes Victoria’s Secret

Chantal Thomass dropped by Victoria’s Secret Tuesday morning to personally show her spring-summer lingerie collection to the press.

clock December 8, 2004Melanie Kletter


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