Prada’s Plan for Sander: Stick to Blueprint Jil Put in Place

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Prada Group plans to run Jil Sander just as if nothing has changed, even though everything has now that the namesake designer has left once again.

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Gian Giacomo Ferraris


Prada’s Plan for Sander: Stick to Blueprint Jil Put in Place

Prada Group plans to run Jil Sander just as if nothing has changed, even though everything has now that the namesake designer has left once again.

clock January 13, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Susan Falk


Susan Falk Named Hartmarx President

NEW YORK — Industry veteran Susan Falk has been named group president of women’s wear at Hartmarx Corp., a new position.

Falk will oversee sales, marketing and operations of all of the firm’s women’s businesses,…

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Givenchy Nixes Couture Show

PARIS — Givenchy will not create a collection for couture week here later this month — but the future of high fashion at the French house is secure.

Chief executive Marco Gobbetti confirmed those facts Wednesday, scuttling rumblings…

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Fashion Features

In Brief: St. John Picks … Miller Gets Active … Desert Crossing …

ST. JOHN PICKS: Knitwear house St. John International announced that creative director Kelly Gray, the daughter of co-founders Bob and Marie Gray who has been the company’s model, entered into a new three-year agreement. In…

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Russell Denson

Fashion Features

Another Circulation Hiccup at G+J

The circulation practices of Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing have come in for scrutiny once again – but this time, the fallout could extend well beyond the Bertelsmann-owned publisher.

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China’s Import Boost Part of Record Period

China added to its share of U.S. textile and apparel imports in November, primarily in categories that weren’t under quota last year.

clock January 13, 2005Kristi Ellis

Lucile and Guy Peyrelongue

Fashion Features

Obituary: Lucile Peyrelongue

NEW YORK — Lucile Peyrelongue, a popular and respected figure on the New York social scene and wife of retired L’Oréal USA president Guy Peyrelongue, died Tuesday evening at the couple’s home in Careyes, Mexico.

She was…

clock January 13, 2005Pete Born


Kate Moss 101

A Q&A with author Katherine Kendall about “Kate Moss: Model of Imperfection” … Rebecca Hall takes on Rosalind … Bubbly at Malandrino.

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Rebecca Hall as Rosalind disguised as Ganymede in her father’s production of "As You Like It."


Gender Play

New York — Rosalind in “As You Like It” is a juicy role for any young actress. The latest to take on the part? The 22-year-old Rebecca Hall in a production directed by her father, Sir Peter. The play returns to the States for a run…

clock January 13, 2005Marshall Heyman


Eye Scoop: Bringing Up Aby

BRINGING UP ABY: Seems as if everyone’s doing it in the bathtub these days. Rumor has it that real estate developer and avid art collector Aby Rosen proposed to Samantha Boardman in the tub…

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Catherine Malandrino


Sparkling Shop

NEW YORK — The bubbly combination of Catherine Malandrino and Veuve Clicquot brought lots of lovelies and fashion luminaries such as Dawn Mello, Peter Arnold and Patricia Field to an intimate dinner at the French designer’s new shop in the…

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Jada Pinkett-Smith

Fashion Features

Sparkle Plenty

Sometimes, fashion can boil down to an easy formula. Flip through the pages of any glossy and you’ll find that the young Hollywood set has stumbled upon a simple, one-two solution: an embellished halter or slinky cami paired with simple…

clock January 13, 2005Venessa Lau

C & C California is launching jeans for summer retailing.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: C & C’s Jeans Move … Rich Hippie Hits Retail … Tommy in Berlin: Take Two …

Tommy in Berlin: Take two … Rich Hippie hits retail … Seven aids mankind … VF names two VPs … C&C makes a jeans move.

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Jeweled tops by A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz are key for spring.

Fashion Features

Brights Reign At Intermezzo

Blasts of color dotted the booths at Intermezzo Collections this week, where even the denim vendors were flaunting rainbow-hued wares.

clock January 13, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Nouveau Collective took place at the Park Central Hotel here.

Fashion Features

The Show Must Go On

NEW YORK — Despite a power outage that left a number of vendors at the Nouveau Collective trade show here in the dark, retailers continued their hunt for classic, sophisticated pieces that could easily transition from work to play….

clock January 13, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

Fall tennis styles include this polyester kilt with buckles and nylon spandex polo.


Streamlined Fila Revamps Brand Strategy

In a major strategy switch, Fila has ended sponsorship of Jennifer Capriati and the U.S. Open and will focus on more sophisticated looks.

clock January 13, 2005Melanie Kletter

Metro Group, the world's fifth largest retailer, showed a preliminary 5.3 percent sales gain in 2004.


Early European Sales Meet Estimates

BERLIN — Of the major retailers reporting preliminary fourth-quarter and year-end sales this week, results showed modest gains for Carrefour and Metro Group, but a decline for troubled KarstadtQuelle Group.

Results met or came just below…

clock January 13, 2005Melissa Drier and Robert Murphy


Coach Raises 2Q Guidance On Japan, U.S. Sales Gains

NEW YORK — Demand for Coach Inc.’s on-trend leather accessories fed holiday sales and is contributing to the company’s optimistic outlook on spring.

Citing a 27 percent rise in U.S. sales and a 35 percent sales jump in Japan,…

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Lisa Jenks

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: New Origins: Lisa Jenks to Design Specialty Line

NEW YORK — Origins has signed fine jewelry and accessories designer Lisa Jenks to a multiyear licensing deal. Jenks, a New York-based artist, will act as design collaborator and spokesperson for a new specialty item line, which is slated to…

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A rendering of the interior of B8 Couture.


New Shops in the City Look to Keep It Fresh

NEW YORK — Shoppers who favor unexpected finds should have plenty to choose from in two new stores that are opening on opposite ends of the city.

London-based designer Eskandar opens his first signature store in the U.S. next month at 33…

clock January 13, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg


Meatpacking District Still a Fashion Magnet

With a mass of boutiques, restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries and hair salons, the Meatpacking District is becoming a full-service fashion hub.

clock January 13, 2005Sharon Edelson


Adidas Files Suit Against Abercrombie

LOS ANGELES — Adidas is suing Abercrombie & Fitch to protect its trademark three-stripe design, which has become synonymous with the sportswear brand.

Adidas America Inc., the Portland, Ore.-based subsidiary of Adidas Salomon AG,…

clock January 13, 2005Michelle Tyree

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoop: And The Good Samaritan Award Goes To…

AND THE GOOD SAMARITAN AWARD GOES TO…: Roland Mouret will dress Scarlett Johansson for Sunday’s Golden Globes, where she’s up for best actress for her role in “A Love Song for…

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Burberry Sales Rise 3 Percent in Q3

LONDON — Burberry sales in the third quarter ending Jan. 1 rose 3 percent to approximately 161 million pounds, or $301 million at current exchange, driven by growth in its retail and licensing divisions.

The third-quarter sales compare…

clock January 13, 2005Samantha Conti


Online Trunk Shows Lift Sales, Reorders

NEW YORK — High-end retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus are turning to online trunk shows to give sales a boost, as well as predict what the customer will want ahead of time.

“It’s like having a crystal…

clock January 13, 2005Cate T. Corcoran

Fashion Features

Nominees Picked for Rising Star Awards

NEW YORK — Fashion Group International selected nominees for its eighth annual Rising Star Awards, on Jan. 27.

Eight awards will be handed out to emerging talents in women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, retail, accessories, fine…

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Chris Anthony

Fashion Features


NEW YORK — There aren’t too many people who would balk at the name de la Renta. But nightlife promoter-cum-fashion entrepreneur Chris Anthony can count himself as one of those few.

When Moises de la Renta — yes, son of Oscar…

clock January 13, 2005Venessa Lau


Probing Wal-Mart Shoppers: Percentage of shoppers who purchased gifts at Wal-Mart during the 2004 holiday season and the categories of gifts they purchased.

The world’s largest retailer did well despite its disappointing performance on Black Friday. According to Retail Forward, a Columbus, Ohio-based market research firm, 60 percent of all shoppers looking for gifts visited Wal-Mart and one-fifth of…

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