Boneparth: The Man Inside the Suit

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Nobody at Jones Apparel Group, or anywhere else for that matter, picks up the phone and hears, "Please hold for Peter Boneparth." It's one of the chief executive officer's pet peeves.

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First Lady Laura Bush

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First Lady, Duchess of York Rally Against Heart Disease

First Lady Laura Bush and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, pledged their allegiance against heart disease Friday morning.

clock February 5, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg



Scene: Chow Down … Edifying Edie … Totally Eighties …

A guide to what’s happening right now in art, music, theater and food in New York.

By Marshall Heyman and Anamaria Wilson


Worth the hop, skip and jump from the Bryant Park tents, at…

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Lopez, left, from her “In Living Color” days in 1990.


Scene: JLo Keeps it Real

On the eve of her first high-end runway show, WWD looks at the evolution of Jennifer Lopez’s style.

clock February 5, 2005Lauren DeCarlo

The entrance to the tents.

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Show Calendar

Listings are accurate as of press time and come from Ruth Finley’s Fashion Calendar. Attendees are encouraged to confirm times and locations.


10 a.m.: Holly Kristen, The Atelier,…

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The Algonquin Hotel.

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A Change of Venue

Designers opting for a change of pace, some news in the central show neighborhood, plus a few things you might not know about the tents.

clock February 5, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

The Zipper Theater is housed in a former zipper factory.

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Neighborhood News

For those who get a chance to tear themselves away from the tents, the Garment District now offers a bit more to see than just trimmings suppliers and sewing machine repair shops.

Several Off-Broadway theater companies have moved into the…

clock February 5, 2005Scott Malone

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Remember When …

NEW YORK — They said it couldn’t be done.

In 1993, Bryant Park was known more for drug dealers than fashion shows, and New York Fashion Week was a hodgepodge of venues spread around Manhattan and overcrowded Seventh Avenue showrooms…

clock February 5, 2005Arthur Friedman

Two spring looks from Edun.

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Bono’s Garden of Edun

The name might sound like paradise but Edun, a new socially conscious clothing line cofounded by Bono, is much more complicated than that.

The thought-provoking musician and his wife, Ali Hewson, set up the company with Rogan Gregory, whose…

clock February 5, 2005Rosemary Feitelberg

Luxe & Romance designer Lisa Raye.

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Cheat Sheet

New York has always welcomed newbies. Here’s a roundup of the newcomers for the week ahead.

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A spring look from Jasmin Shokrian.

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Foreign Affairs

New York has long been a favorite melting pot for adventurers around the country and around the globe, and it’s no different in fashion. Newcomers, both on and off the official 7th on Sixth schedule, come from all corners of the world. Here, a…

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Jane Mayle

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You’ve Got Mayle

To show or not to show — hardly the hardest of questions this week. After all, holding court on the runway has become the first mark that a designer’s made it  (at least until the reviews start rolling in), a necessary hazing to feel…

clock February 5, 2005Venessa Lau

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From Wraparound to Runway

Oakley is taking a step toward a fashion and lifestyle collection. The company, widely known for technologically advanced accessories and high-performance clothing, will make its runway debut at New York Fashion Week today.

The Orange County,…

clock February 5, 2005Melissa Magsaysay

Louis Vuitton’s monogram embroidered and sequin bag.

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How High Is Too High?

How high is too high? There’s apparently no answer in the luxury handbag market, where the price ceiling has reached new heights.

clock February 5, 2005Emily Holt


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About Face

As designers were putting the finishing touches on their fall collections this week, work was just beginning on another front: figuring out the beauty looks. While makeup artists are famous for being quick-change artists, fashion week forces that…

clock February 5, 2005Julie Naughton

Diane von Furstenberg

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Personal Foul

Sunday’s big contest is not just between the Patriots and the Eagles, it’s between football and fashion.

clock February 5, 2005Bridget Foley

Patrick Robinson designs for Paco Rabanne.

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Destination New York: The Buzz is Back

Destination New York: In the past few seasons, New York has seen its momentum gather pace again, and it appears the buzz is back.

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Peter Boneparth

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Boneparth: The Man Inside the Suit

In an interview, Jones Apparel Group ceo Peter Boneparth talks about his path to fashion and the acquisition of Barneys New York

clock February 5, 2005Evan Clark

Donna Karan

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Works in Progress

What inspires a New York designer? Anything from a vivid yellow Dixon Ticonderoga pencil to Johann Strauss’ transcendent waltzes to Greta Garbo at the opera.

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Boudicca’s Bet

LONDON — So what happens when a small and groovy east London label joins forces with an international corporate behemoth? Tune in this Thursday for the answer.

Boudicca, the quirky — and cerebral — tailored clothing label…

clock February 5, 2005Samantha Conti

Lela Rose

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Tales From the Cloth

Ask any designer, and they’ll tell you it all starts with the fabrics. So what’s up for fall?

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Kenneth Cole

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New York: Start Your Engines – Kenneth Cole, Nicole Miller Signature, Richard Tyler Couture and the Delta Uniform Collection and Hollywould

As fashion week got moving, Kenneth Cole went sporty and practical with a Seventies touch, while Richard Tyler sped down the runway with sky-high tailored looks and Nicole Miller headed North for inspiration.

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Lights Up, Big City – Tocca, Pierrot, George Simonton Luxe and Sari Gueron

Just 48 hours into fall fashion week, there was already plenty to see — and a lot of it was good.

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Jay McCarroll

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The Final Countdown

Project Runway: Week after week, Bravo’s “Project Runway” has had viewers glued to their sets as they witnessed designer after designer get cut from the show. On Friday, the final challenge came as the remaining four…

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Ecco Domani winner Richard Chai.

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Fashion Scoops: Janet’s Back … Tailoring for Tune … Wedding Belle …

JANET’S BACK: In what may go down in fashion history as one of the more unexpected designer-celebrity couplings, Janet Jackson is scheduled to make a front-row appearance with her beau, Jermaine Dupri, at the…

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The People With the Pencils: What Retailers Want

All hail New York.

Those sputtering sounds are sparks of electricity emanating from fashion week in Manhattan. There’s a tangible sense of anticipation and creativity that’s been lacking some past seasons, observers say. Even the…

clock February 5, 2005Sharon Edelson

Behnaz Sarafpour

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Sarafpour Carves Her Own Path

For those who don’t know, Behnaz Sarafpour is a woman.

It might have been irksome at first, but the designer now chuckles at the fact that people who haven’t met her or seen her picture often assume her exotic name corresponds to a…

clock February 5, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

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The Insider’s Guide to Wearing High Heels

Slush, salt and far-flung shows are no match for the fashion set and their footwear. Here’s how they do it.

1. Walk tall and carry a big bag. All the better to hide alternative footwear to change into when no one’s…

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Soft-spoken designer Thakoon.

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A Very Good Year

While most 29-year-olds dread the big 3-0 — some putting it off for years — designer Thakoon Panichgul will happily admit it’s been great for him, life-changing even. He hit the milestone within days of presenting his first full…

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Derek Lam

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Lam-ming It Up for the Bushes

Just as things were winding down before Christmas, Derek Lam got a call from  Laura Bush’s office. The First Lady wanted to drop by Lam’s showroom with her 23-year-old twin daughters to meet the designer and pick an inaugural outfit…

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Choreographer Jamie King and dancers practice the Nike Rockstar Workout, a new class at Crunch.

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Fitness Flash

While most of the fashion flock will burn calories running from show to show, health clubs around town are offering a number of fresh fitness options for those who want a more hard-core experience.

In a city where exercise is something of a…

clock February 5, 2005Melanie Kletter

Kevin Lennox


Style Troopers

In the Jan. 10, 1983 issue of New York magazine, then senior editor Anna Wintour gave a handful of fashion stylists the same Calvin Klein suit and asked them to create a look around it. The resulting images were wildly divergent — which was…

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