Angelina Jolie Fronts Guerlain's Most Lavish Launch

Jolie has known the brand since childhood, as her mother used its iris-and-violet-scented powder.

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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.

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Giorgio Armani to Restructure Brands

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

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On the Road to Recovery: As Donna’s Knee Mens So Does DKNY

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Donna Karan will celebrate a twofold recovery at the DKNY fall presentation this afternoon. After retail challenges and several management changes, DKNY seems to have turned the corner and is now on course to experience a quiet but definite renaissance.

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Tomorrow’s Front Row?

NEW YORK — Identifying up-and-comers is a tricky business in the fashion world, where someone can go from unknown to overexposed in a matter of weeks. That said, WWD asked a handful of leading fashion editors and publicists who they expect to see…

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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.


9 a.m.: Dana Buchman, 575 Seventh…

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A slouch bag from the Estelle group.

Fashion Features

Fornarina Zips Up New License

MILAN — Italian leather goods manufacturer Principe marks its 50th anniversary this year with a new license with hip clothing and accessories company Fornarina.

Under the three-year deal, renewable for another three years, the first…

clock February 7, 2005Luisa Zargani

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Michael Kors Makes New Strides

NEW YORK — The Michael Michael Kors girl can now be dressed from head to toe.

For fall, the designer is adding shoes to his Michael label, which already includes apparel, handbags, outerwear and legwear. The footwear collection will be…

clock February 7, 2005Emily Holt

Louis Vuitton alligator Stokowski desk trunk.

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When a Bag Is Not Enough, a Bed

NEW YORK — Increased spending on handbags might be a fairly recent phenomenon, but the special-order business has a long and storied history, especially at Louis Vuitton.

During fashion week, the windows of Vuitton’s Fifth Avenue…

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Anthony Nak’s diamond and sponge coral ring.

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Fashion Brightens Fine Jewelry

NEW YORK — Color the fine jewelry industry optimistic.

Bright gems, layered on looks, and big and bold stones will dominate the market for spring. Fashion continues to influence the industry, as evidenced by the offerings from designers…

clock February 7, 2005Emily Holt


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French Charmed by Spring Accessories

PARIS — Long necklaces, charm-festooned handbags and anything reminiscent of exotic destinations topped buyers’ shopping lists as they perused spring and fall offerings at the Premiere Classe and Eclat de Mode trade shows.


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La Mode merchandises a variety of specialty undergarments in an airy, elegant setting.


Houston’s La Mode Store Carries Special Products

HOUSTON — Rachel Clements took a few lessons with her when she left her job as manager of a Houston lingerie boutique in 2002 to open her own, called La Mode.

Clements’ former employers were known for custom-fitting their clients…

clock February 7, 2005Karen Sommer Shalett

Sally Albemarle


Eye: Prep School

Back-to-back shows, late night dinners and even later parties. Ah, fashion week. These pros have the know-how to flit from place to place.

clock February 7, 2005Anamaria Wilson

Donna Karan in New York on Wednesday.

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On the Road to Recovery: As Donna’s Knee Mends, So Does DKNY

Donna Karan, who is recovering from a broken knee, is also experiencing a recovery in her DKNY business, which she shows today.

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Nicole Miller


Penney’s to Offer Exclusive Exclusive Collection by Nicole Miller

J.C. Penney this month will roll out an exclusive collection designed by Nicole Miller.

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Spitzer Sues Simon’s Malls Over Gift Cards

Mall operator Simon Property Group was hit with a lawsuit by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer for violating the state’s law on gift-card fees.

clock February 7, 2005Elizabeth Morrow

Beauty Features

Murder Rocks Fekkai

NEW YORK — Celebrity hair stylist Frédéric Fekkai issued a statement over the weekend expressing his grief over the murder of Inessa Ivanov, a colorist at his salon for the past 10 years, who was gunned down on Madison Avenue and 57th…

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Coming This Week

Monday: New York Fashion Week continues (through Friday).

Tuesday: VF Corp. reports fourth-quarter and year-end sales and earnings.

Wednesday: Haggar Corp. reports first-quarter sales…

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Fashion Features


Mayfair Diamonds and Fine Jewelry has locations in Woodbury, Commack, Southampton and East Hampton, N.Y. This was misstated in an article on Jan. 31.


The Louis Vuitton iPod case pictured on Jan. 24 was from the…

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Fashion Features

Retail Plan Heats Up Chat Rooms

NEW YORK — As speculation over a Federated-May merger trickled through the market over the past few weeks, the banter on Yahoo Finance’s online investor message board reached a frenzied pace.

Contributors — some of whom claim…

clock February 7, 2005Meredith Derby

Vanessa Seward in Azzaro with Bertrand Burgalat.

Fashion Features

Paris Unites

PARIS — A fashion party without champagne? Turning up their noses at various Bordeaux wines, Suzy Menkes and Yves Carcelle finagled a bottle of Veuve Clicquot at the annual Sidaction AIDS benefit dinner here Wednesday night. Enter Serge…

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Shinzo Maeda

Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Shiseido Names Maeda President, CEO

TOKYO — Shiseido held a special board meeting Friday to appoint president and chief executive officer Morio Ikeda to the position of chairman of the board and director. His successor, director Shinzo Maeda, was named representative director,…

clock February 7, 2005Koji Hirano

Baby Phat

Fashion Features

As You Like It – Baby Phat, Tracy Reese, James Coviello, Catherine Malandrino and Alexandre Herchcovitch

As the fall collections continued, Baby Phat, Tracy Reese and Catherine Malandrino were among the important shows in the lineup.

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Shohreh Aghdashloo

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Beyonce Knows … Imitation of Oops … Mad for Mary-Kate …

BEYONCE KNOWS: Women have always loved Oscar de la Renta, and these days, his smitten admirers just keep getting younger, hipper and ever so glam. Word has it that the dazzling Beyoncé Knowles will officially…

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Zang Toi

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Pretty, Witty and Flirty – Zang Toi, Ellen Tracy, Christopher Deane, Richard Chai and Doo.Ri

Zang Toi showed plenty of his curvy little suits, Ellen Tracy’s looks showcased high-interest fabrics and intriguing details, Christopher Deane mixed quirkiness and charm, Richard Chai riffed on Space-Age style and the Doo.Ri collection featured…

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Vena Cava

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Vena Cava designers Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock showed their strongest collection yet. They played to the attitude of a skilled vintage hound, managing to keep that aura of elusive cool — an increasingly difficult endeavor when…

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This Little Piggy…

NEW YORK — Heatherette’s fall collection was called “Living Dolls,” so it seemed a suitable gesture to have Miss Piggy seated in the front row at their show on Friday. WWD caught up with the Muppet over the weekend to find out…

clock February 7, 2005Marc Karimzadeh


Fashion Features

The Fashion Travelers – Heatherette, United Bamboo, Ruffian, Jasmin Shokrian and Patrik Rzepski

Heatherette went over the rainbow, United Bamboo was preppy but took a trip into space, Ruffian visited English country houses and Jasmin Shokrian had an otherworldly elegance.

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Canadian Club

When the mercury dips, few materials are warmer. So it only makes sense that the North American Fur Association (NAFA) selected six designers from chilly Canada to put furs into focus: Izzy Camilleri, Paul Hardy, David Dixon, Joeffer Caoc, Marie Saint…

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Eric Way

Fashion Features

World Winds

NEW YORK — How do the fashion winds blow? Every which way. New York’s designers followed them everywhere — from Russia to Malaysia. Meanwhile, several eager newbies landed in Manhattan for the first time, hoping to make their mark….

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House 33, clockwise from top left: Jeremy Dean, Rich Roat, Simon “Barnzley” Armitage, Andy Cruz.

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Collective Mentalities

NEW YORK — Design collectives come together for any number of reasons — shared passions, college camaraderie and, in one instance, even a back-page magazine ad for a stick-on goatee — but they all subscribe to a simple theory that…

clock February 7, 2005Venessa Lau


WWD Stock Index Up 2.4%

NEW YORK — Pleased with better-than-expected January same-store sales results, investors were lured into the retail sector last week, which drove up stock prices.

In turn, the WWD Composite Stock Index closed the week up…

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Europe Watch: Inditex Promotion … Timely Manners … Nature Calls

INDITEX PROMOTION: Inditex said Friday the company would reorganize its top management, with Jose Maria Castellano, its chief executive, becoming vice chairman. A spokesman called the shakeup “preparation for expansion plans. The…

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End of Quotas Begin Taking Toll As Industry Jobs Fall in January

WASHINGTON — The textile and apparel manufacturing sectors lost a total of 2,900 jobs in January, as imports, no longer controlled by quotas, continued to affect the domestic employment base.

The Labor Department jobs report on Friday also…

clock February 7, 2005Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Exec Appointments at Hilfiger

NEW YORK — Tommy Hilfiger Corp. continues to rearrange its executive line up.

Theo Killion was named executive vice president of human resources, and Jamie Gallagher was named executive vice president and general counsel for the company….

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