Fashion

Clash of the Titans: Karl and Meryl

The versions of the "canceled dress" story told by Meryl Streep's publicist and by Karl Lagerfeld are both believable — and consistent.

clock 16hBridget Foley

Fashion

Giorgio Armani to Restructure Brands

The designer will cease the Armani Collezioni and Armani Jeans brands.

clock 16hLuisa Zargani

Eye

What Celebs Were Talking About on the Oscars Red Carpet

“Nicole! A ‘lion’ roars!” a veteran reporter called to her. “More like a kitten,” she giggled.

clock 18hMarcy Medina

N.Y. Counterfeit Raid Seizes Record $12 Million in Apparel

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The New York Police Department seized a record $12 million in counterfeit apparel in a warehouse raid Monday night in the Garment District.

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N.Y. Counterfeit Raid Seizes Record $12 Million in Apparel

The New York Police Department seized a record $12 million in counterfeit apparel in a warehouse raid Monday night in the Garment District.

clock December 22, 2004Ross Tucker

Fashion Features

Importers Seek Quota Break for Vietnam

WASHINGTON — Vietnam, which is not yet a World Trade Organization member, will be left out in the cold when the group’s 148 nations drop quotas on textiles and apparel on Jan. 1.

Seeking to increase the Southeast Asian…

clock December 22, 2004Joanna Ramey

Fashion Features

In Brief: Candie’s Deal … Gadzooks CFO … Galeries Growing …

CANDIE’S DEAL: Candie’s Inc. hopes to penetrate the Latin American market with a new licensing agreement for the Bongo brand. The company announced an agreement Tuesday with Benco International for jeans and tops to be…

clock December 22, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Hardy Amies Plans January Offering

Hardy Amies, the Savile Row couture house, plans an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange by the end of next month.

clock December 22, 2004Samantha Conti

Fashion Features

WTO Focus On Nontariff Walls To Importation

GENEVA — The U.S., Japan and South Korea are turning their focus in the current round of World Trade Organization talks to nontariff barriers, which they contend can pose a bigger market-access barrier than even import duties.

Nontariff…

clock December 22, 2004John Zarocostas

Carolina Herrera

People

Suzy

The venerable Coconuts in Palm Beach…Putting the Man in Manicure…Scarlett Fever.

clock December 22, 2004Aileen Mehle

Fashion Features

Valentino to Open Japan Flagship

TOKYO — Valentino is on the move in Japan.

The Milan-based designer house plans to open a flagship in Tokyo within the next 18 months, said a spokeswoman for Mitsui & Co., a stakeholder in Valentino Boutique Japan Ltd.

In…

clock December 22, 2004Tsukasa Furukawa

Fashion Features

Marisa Christina Off the Nasdaq As Equity Slides

As Marisa Christina explores its strategic options, its shares will cease trading on the Nasdaq Monday and move to over-the-counter.

clock December 22, 2004Evan Clark

DJ Mbenga and Erick Dampier outside the flooded Sean John store.

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Versace Unplugged … Soggy Sean John … Nature Boy …

VERSACE UNPLUGGED: Fashion powerhouse KCD, after 15 years as the public relations agency for Versace, is losing the account because of Versace’s global restructuring. But the companies are staying friends, at least. KCD will…

clock December 22, 2004WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Perry Ellis Names CFO

NEW YORK — Perry Ellis International Inc. appointed George Pita chief financial officer on Monday.

Pita joined the company in 2002 and managed several different divisions before becoming senior vice president of finance and controller in…

clock December 22, 2004Amy S. Choi

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Eurocosmesi in 10-Year Byblos Deal … Marionnaud Shares Plummet

Eurocosmesi in 10-Year Byblos Deal

MILAN — Bologna, Italy-based Eurocosmesi has inked a 10-year fragrance licensing deal with fashion brand Byblos. The news comes on the heels of a license-signing frenzy Eurocosmesi…

clock December 22, 2004WWD Staff

Holiday cheer, as seen on one of Lemon Grass’ novelty tops.

Fashion Features

‘Tis the Season for Novelty

NEW YORK — They might not pass for chic at an Upper East Side holiday soiree, but novelty tops emblazoned with snowmen or Santa Claus are still a popular way of showing off the spirit of the season.

“It’s a big business and…

clock December 22, 2004Evan Clark

The Lola Rouge store at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, Calif.

Retail

Malls Seek Fountain of (Consumer) Youth

Seeking to tap into a young, affluent market, West Coast mall owners are trying to lure hip boutiques to their shopping centers.

clock December 22, 2004Michelle Tyree

Fashion Features

Danny Guez’ Gets Liberated

LOS ANGELES — Family ties run deep in Paul Guez’s denim empire.

Guez is the co-owner of Azteca Production International, a private label denim manufacturer, and also runs Blue Concepts, the maker of Yanuk, Antik and Taverniti So…

clock December 22, 2004Michelle Tyree

Fashion Features

More Best Sellers

What’s most likely under the Christmas tree? Embellished handbags, leather goods and anything with fur are the season’s hot sellers.

clock December 22, 2004WWD Staff

Class time at Sheila Walker Studio.

Fashion Features

Knock It Off

NEW YORK — Oh come all ye tired of the holiday shopping fray. There is respite from overpacked stores full of edgy, last-minute shoppers and hour-long checkout lines. Those seeking a simpler winter wonderland can indulge in a little DIY…

clock December 22, 2004Venessa Lau

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