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BREAKING: Consuelo Castiglioni to Leave Marni

Francesco Risso will become creative director of the label.

clock 6hLuisa Zargani


British Designer Richard Nicoll Dies at 39

The designer had most recently been freelancing after running his own label and working at Cerruti and Jack Wills.

clock 7hPatty Huntington and Lorelei Marfil


Reebok Names Steinbruck Creative Director

The designer has worked for Ellie Saab, Porsche Design and Kenneth Cole.

clock 11hJean E. Palmieri

The Runway Spotlight: In Celeb Fashion Era, Do Designers Lose Out?

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New York's designers better start working on their resumes, since they're facing tough competition from celebrities pushing into their turf.

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The Runway Spotlight: In Celeb Fashion Era, Do Designers Lose Out?

New York’s designers better start working on their resumes, since they’re facing tough competition from celebrities pushing into their turf.

clock February 11, 2005Marc Karimzadeh


May Co. Net Falls to $339M

The earnings and same-store sales declines continued at May Co. last year, while expenses and interest costs, largely related to Marshall Field’s, rose.

clock February 11, 2005David Moin

Terry Lundgren with fiancée Tina Stephan.

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Lundgren Mum on Mergers, Matrimony

NEW YORK — Terry Lundgren, chairman and chief executive officer of Federated Department Stores, declined to comment Thursday on what acquisitions the retailer would like to make.

Does he want to buy May Department Stores? How about Neiman…

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Quote of the Week

“The fragrance was really something I wanted to do. I never dreamed of designing clothes or having a clothing line.’’

— Sarah Jessica Parker on signing a deal with Coty Inc.

clock February 11, 2005WWD Staff

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In Brief: Price-Fixing Plea … Gap Makes the Grade

PRICE-FIXING PLEA: Carlton Gary Walker, a former vice president with Harriet & Henderson Yarns Inc. of Henderson, N.C., pleaded guilty to price fixing and agreed to help federal officials in a wider price-fixing inquiry dating to…

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Reflections of Camilla … Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, and Richard Gere and Carey Lowell were the stars at the Red Ball at The Pierre

clock February 11, 2005Aileen Mehle

Calvin Klein

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The Sweet and Lowdown – Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Anna Sui, J. Mendel

The New York shows hit the homestretch, with collections from Calvin Klein, Anna Sui, Vera Wang and J. Mendel.

clock February 11, 2005WWD Staff

A new look from Y-3.

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Fashion Scoops: So Sorry … Museum Quality … Box-Office Buzz …

SO SORRY: Marc Jacobs’ monumentally late show on Monday may have angered a few, but leave it to Jacobs to come up with a humorous way to apologize. By Wednesday, a notice had gone up on stating,…

clock February 11, 2005WWD Staff

Carmen Marc Valvo

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A Certain Sophistication – Carmen Marc Valvo, Cynthia Rowley, Phi, Jeffrey Chow, Wunderkind

In the city that never sleeps, designers celebrate the uptown girl and urbane woman with everything from sharply tailored pants to glittering gowns to plaid fur coats.

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The Tory Party – Tory Burch

Who better to design for the jet set than one of their own? With the fall Tory by TRB lineup she showed Thursday, Tory Burch covered all that a society dame needs for travel, whether zipping about town or going to some far-flung,…

clock February 11, 2005WWD Staff

Vivienne Tam

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A Sense of Drama – Vivienne Tam, Alice Roi, Carlos Miele, Milly by Michelle Smith, Marc Bouwer

Think Old Hollywood. Katharine Hepburn, Greta Garbo and Veronica Lake are some of the silver-screen goddesses designers are channeling for fall. Meanwhile, grown-up schoolgirl looks have a strong presence of their own.

clock February 11, 2005WWD Staff

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The Camilla Style: More Country Than Red Carpet

The news that Prince Charles had popped the question to Camilla Parker Bowles sent royal watchers into a tizzy and the anti-Camilla crowd howling.

clock February 11, 2005Samantha Conti

The 30-ml. and 50-ml. versions of Stella Cadente’s Miss Me.

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Clarins’ New Cosmic Scent

Groupe Clarins will introduce the first women’s scent – called Miss Me – for fashion label Stella Cadente, which means shooting star, in May.

clock February 11, 2005Brid Costello

Summer by Kenzo.

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Kenzo Fragrance Draws on Summer

PARIS — Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are calling to Parfums Kenzo.

The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned brand will pay a fragrant homage to the season this April, with a global introduction of the Summer by Kenzo…

clock February 11, 2005Brid Costello

Susan Kropf and Andrea Jung

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Kropf Honored at Beauty Ball

NEW YORK — Monday proved to be a beautiful night for Susan Kropf, president and chief operating officer of Avon Products Inc.

About 600 people — around the same as last year’s tally of 575 — turned out at the…

clock February 11, 2005Julie Naughton

Milly. Hair by Alain Pichon for Aveda.

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Nice Buns

NEW YORK — There’s something to be said for a simple bun hairdo — but at the runway shows this week, most stylists’ buns turned out to be anything but simple.

Very few tightly controlled ballerina knots — a…

clock February 11, 2005WWD Staff

A revamped Sarah Michaels will hit drugstores this spring.

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ECRM: Showcase for Fierce Competition

Love was in the air at the ECRM conference in San Francisco, as several companies hooked up and announced acquisition deals.

clock February 11, 2005Molly Prior and Andrea Nagel

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Top 10 Newsmakers at ECRM

  1. Markwins International Corp. acquires Soho Cosmetics, a Canadian-based maker of color cosmetics and cosmetics bags, for an undisclosed amount of cash and interest. The deal looks to immediately expand Markwins’ distribution in Canada as…

clock February 11, 2005WWD Staff

Apt. 5’s latest items.

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Apt. 5 Expands Into Brushes and Tools

NEW YORK — Duane Reade’s proprietary brand, Apt. 5, is moving into new retail real estate.

This month, the Manhattan-based drugstore chain will offer its own brand of makeup brushes and grooming implements under the Apt. 5 logo. The…

clock February 11, 2005Faye Brookman

Makeup look for Zang Toi created by Maybelline.

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Mass Beauty Gets Backstage Pass

NEW YORK — Several fashion designers opened the tents at fashion week, once the sole province of prestige beauty companies, to mass-market cosmetics brands this week. Two of the largest mass brands, namely Maybelline New York and Revlon,…

clock February 11, 2005Molly Prior

Billy Jealousy’s Combat Lines moisturizer.

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Green Eyes for New Men’s Brand

NEW YORK — One upstart grooming marketer is hoping to become the envy of men everywhere — eventually.

But before taking over the men’s grooming world, Billy Jealousy, which was incorporated a year ago, plans to slowly build its…

clock February 11, 2005Matthew W. Evans

DDF’s Sun kit.

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DDF Aims for Safe Sunning

NEW YORK — Doctor’s Dermatologic Formula always has been serious about skin care, from its approach — which focuses more on skin concern than skin type — to its dedication to consumer education. These days, the brand wants…

clock February 11, 2005Andrea Nagel

Karl Lagerfeld

Memo Pad: Twist and Shout … Prom Cancelled … Model Muddle …

TWIST AND SHOUT: Everyone knows Karl Lagerfeld is a huge fan and close friend of Nicole Kidman and Kate Moss, both of whom star in Chanel ad campaigns. Which is why Lagerfeld is hopping mad and “appalled” at British…

clock February 11, 2005WWD Staff

Eau de Merveilles helped drive perfume sales.


Hermes Sales Gain 6.9% in 4th Quarter

PARIS — After a wobbly fall season, Hermès International resumed full gallop in the fourth quarter, with sales gaining 6.9 percent to 404.9 million euros, or $525.2 million.

Dollar figures are at average exchange.

At constant…

clock February 11, 2005Miles Socha


Ann Taylor Trading Spikes

NEW YORK — Speculation of a takeover bid as well as buzz that chairman J. Patrick Spainhour would leave Ann Taylor Stores Corp. triggered higher-volume options trading on the retailer.

A Wall Street source in New York described the options…

clock February 11, 2005Vicki M. Young


Chicago Buyers Think Summer Thoughts in Winter

CHICAGO — Despite more than a foot of fresh snow, retailers shopping the five-day market at The Apparel Center here were thinking about summer.

Traffic at the show that ended Jan. 25 was hampered by near-blizzard conditions early on,…

clock February 11, 2005Deb Pahl


China Import Share Hits 25% in 2004

In the final year of the quota system, China outpaced all foreign suppliers and increased its U.S. apparel and textile import share to 25 percent.

clock February 11, 2005Kristi Ellis

Among the many brands of Sara Lee are Wonderbra.

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Sara Lee Shift Sets Apparel Apart

Sara Lee Corp.’s plan to spin off its apparel business into an independent, publicly traded company was viewed positively by industry executives.

clock February 11, 2005Vicki M. Young

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Charges Drag Unilever To $367.1M Loss in Qtr.

NEW YORK — While announcing changes to its corporate leadership structure, including the end of its dual role chief executive officer-chairman position, Unilever plc reported a fourth-quarter loss partially due to increasingly competitive market…

clock February 11, 2005Meredith Derby

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Groupe Clarins Sales Top $1 Billion in 2004

PARIS — Due to strong growth in its key businesses, Groupe Clarins posted top-line growth of 5.6 percent for 2004 over 2003 with net sales rising to 939 million euros, or $1.17 billion.

At constant exchange rates, sales would have risen…

clock February 11, 2005Jennifer Weil

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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.: (also 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.),…

clock February 11, 2005WWD Staff


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