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Chanel Métiers d’Art Show at the Ritz Paris: Review

Karl Lagerfeld paraded a pre-fall collection for the 2016-17 Chanel Métiers d’Art collection as opulent as the setting — the Ritz Paris.

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Business

Job Cuts at Honest Co. Could Mean IPO Tabled

The business is cutting about 80 positions in the first quarter.

clock 5hAllison Collins and Evan Clark

Business

Supreme Court Decision Seen as Blow to Fashion Designers

The court's ruling in favor of Samsung in its battle with Apple could weaken patent protection for fashion designs.

clock 5hKristi Ellis

Helmut’s Dramatic Exit: Bottom-Line Focus Drives Out Lang

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Overview

More malaise between the suits and the studio: Prada Group said Helmut Lang has resigned as creative director of the fashion house he founded.

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Helmut Lang takes a bow in Paris last October.

Fashion Features

Helmut’s Dramatic Exit: Bottom-Line Focus Drives Out Lang

More malaise between the suits and the studio: Prada Group said Helmut Lang has resigned as creative director of the fashion house he founded.

clock January 25, 2005Miles Socha

Financial

Lots of Snow, Little Impact

The weekend blizzard closed malls and shopping centers from the Midwest to the Northeast, but it won’t be abominable to retailers’ top-line results.

clock January 25, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

In Brief: Adidas Olympic Sponsorship … Trimming Down … No Gaps …

ADIDAS OLYMPIC SPONSORSHIP: Adidas Salomon-AG has won sponsorship rights for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Under the agreement with the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games, Adidas will supply sportswear for all the Beijing…

clock January 25, 2005WWD Staff

Fashion Features

Correction

The dollar conversion of Christian Dior’s operating profits on Monday, was incorrect. The projection of operating profits of 50 million euros converts to $64.5 million at current exchange.

clock January 25, 2005WWD Staff

The new Malo ad.

Financial

Malo as Lifestyle Brand

MILAN — Malo doesn’t just want customers to wear its sweaters. It won’t be happy until they’re lacing up the brand’s shoes and using its tabletop products in their homes.

Stefano Ferro, who has been chief executive…

clock January 25, 2005Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Kellwood Cuts Projection

Kellwood Co. slashed its guidance on fourth-quarter profits in half after a disappointing holiday season.

clock January 25, 2005Evan Clark

Media

Memo Pad: I’m Rubber, You’re Glue … Newsstand Blues … Tyler TV …

I’M RUBBER, YOU’RE GLUE: Why wait for your actual day in court when you can air your grievances in the court of public opinion? Gruner + Jahr and its adversary, Publishers Communications Systems, traded barbs via press…

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People

Shall We Dance?

Dispatches for the 10-day celebration of snow, sun, stars and swag at the Sundance Film Festival

clock January 25, 2005Marcy Medina

James Jagger with Stella Schnabel in Chrome Hearts and Dior Homme.

People

Idol Worship

Photos of Pamela at the Stellan Holm Gallery.

clock January 25, 2005Anamaria Wilson

Dior

Fashion Features

One-Two Punch

The Paris Couture Shows got under way with collections from Christian Dior and Giorgio Armani leading the charge.

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Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Just for Kicks … Factory Figures … Cold Front

JUST FOR KICKS: David Beckham, who’s currently playing soccer for Real Madrid, is said to have inked a pact with Coty Beauty. Rumor has it that the heartthrob star (also known as Golden Boots) and his wife,…

clock January 25, 2005WWD Staff

The “Incarnation of the Snow” dress.

Fashion Features

FIT to Reveal Its ‘It’ Girl

NEW YORK — The Fashion Institute of Technology is out to prove that scandalous “It” girls existed long before the age of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.

From March 1-April 26, the Museum at FIT is staging “Designing the…

clock January 25, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Backstage With Maggie Norris

NEW YORK — Ever unconventional, Maggie Norris is casting her eyes in a different direction, and this time, a film expert will be looking closely over her shoulder.

Indie film director Andrew Le Pera will be calling the shots Wednesday…

clock January 25, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

An image from Nina Ricci’s new spring campaign.

Fashion Features

Nina Ricci Dives In With Ads

NEW YORK — Nina Ricci is returning to the U.S. advertising scene with its first ready-to-wear campaign since Lars Nilsson joined the French house as creative director in 2003.

Shot in New York by photographer Glen Luchford and styled by…

clock January 25, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Nili Lotan

Fashion Features

Lotan Pitches Her New York State of Mind

Nili Lotan has a new sales rep, is adding more outerwear, selling overseas and offering a limited-edition silk shirt collection this fall.

clock January 25, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Luigi Boggio Casero’s cotton and rayon tonal jacquard.

Textiles

Dollar Pinches European Mills

NEW YORK — The weakness of the dollar against the euro posed a formidable hurdle for mills and sales agents at last week’s European Preview show.

On Monday, a dollar was worth 77 euro cents. That’s about even with last…

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Textiles

Asian Producers Cast Wary Eye Towards China

Chinese apparel and textile firms are boosting production with the lifting of quotas, but concern lingers over further limits on their exports.

clock January 25, 2005Evan Clark

Serdo’s striped cotton sateen.

Textiles

Turkey Seeks China Strategy

There’s a common theme to Turkish textile companies’ strategies for the post-quota era – avoid going head-to-head with China.

clock January 25, 2005Scott Malone

Textiles

China Mills Spread Their Wings

NEW YORK — Chinese manufacturers are boosting production with the lifting of apparel and textile quotas among World Trade Organization members this month, although some worry about the continued restrictions their exports will face.

A…

clock January 25, 2005Scott Malone

Fashion Features

Sourcing, Tech Material World Seminar Topics

NEW YORK — Sourcing and technology will be on the agenda in a series of seminars to run with the Material World trade show at the Miami Beach Convention Center set for March 16-18.

Organizers of the event, which is sponsored by the…

clock January 25, 2005WWD Staff

Cariaggi plans to show these cashmere yarns at Pitti Filati.

Textiles

Pitti Makers Seek to Spin an Advantage

MILAN — Italian yarn producers are focused on developing high-quality yarns with distinctive characteristics to drive their business at next week’s edition of Pitti Filati, as they face economic challenges ranging from a weak dollar to the…

clock January 25, 2005Stephanie Epiro

Textiles

U.N.: Tariffs’ End a Two-Edged Sword

GENEVA — World Trade Organization countries could boost global exports by as much as $314 billion a year if they moved to drop their tariffs — one of the goals being pursued in the current Doha round of trade talks, according to a report…

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Berlin

Fashion Features

Euro Fashion

Even as the temperature plunges, European women aren’t about to drop their sense of style. In Berlin, Milan and Paris they’re wearing trenchcoats, military-inspired styles and parkas to fend off the cold.

Berliners are a hardy lot….

clock January 25, 2005WWD Staff

This Andrew Marc coat was a Holt Renfrew winner.

Fashion Features

Snow Stirs Up East Coast Coat Sales

NEW YORK — Snowbound East Coasters weren’t about to let last weekend’s blizzard stop them from shopping.

“People get cabin fever in weather like this, so they go out and shop,” said Stefani Greenfield, co-owner of…

clock January 25, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

FIT Goes Global With Master’s Program

NEW YORK — The Fashion Institute of Technology is setting up a road show.

For the first time, the School of Graduate Studies of FIT is offering a multinational Master of Professional Studies degree program in global fashion management….

clock January 25, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Brian Vickers

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Garnier Fructis Seeks Fuel Injection … A Different Take on ‘Jasmin’… Marionnaud Sales Up …

Garnier Fructis Seeks Fuel Injection

NEW YORK — Garnier Fructis has revved up its marketing efforts to reach young men by recruiting NASCAR driver Brian Vickers, making L’Oréal USA the latest beauty company to…

clock January 25, 2005WWD Staff

Masafumi Okada

Fashion Features

Japan Sprouts a New Generation

TOKYO — Young designers in Japan are enjoying the consumers’ experimental mood. There were a total of 150 independent designers, about four times as many as last season, at the Creators Village section of the International Fashion Fair at…

clock January 25, 2005Koji Hirano

Fashion Features

Evelyn Reynolds Exits As Holt Renfrew V.P.

NEW YORK — Holt Renfrew’s top women’s merchant, Evelyn Reynolds, has left the company.

Reynolds was senior vice president and general merchandise manager of women’s wear, and a 12-year veteran of the Toronto-based Holt…

clock January 25, 2005David Moin

Financial

EU Looks to Further Aid Sri Lanka in Tsunami Relief

GENEVA — The European Union on April 1 will extend duty-free treatment to imports of apparel and textiles from Sri Lanka to aid in the island nation’s recovery from the Dec. 26 tsunami.

That steps up by three months a move the EU…

clock January 25, 2005John Zarocostas

Financial

Cartier Awarded $594M in Fakes Case

NEW YORK — Cartier International was awarded a $594 million judgment against Chinatown counterfeiters in a lawsuit that was in the court for more than two years.

In a default judgment dated Dec. 21, U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Griesa…

clock January 25, 2005Ross Tucker

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