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Industry Execs Gather at WWD CEO Summit

Industry leaders gathered at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan for the WWD CEO Summit to discuss the consumer, the state of business and the challenges of the fashion calendar.

clock 11hJessica Iredale


Ralph Lauren Receives John B. Fairchild Honor

The designer thanked his team, his family and WWD for the honor and support.

clock 10hLisa Lockwood


Levi's Unveils New 501 Skinny Jean

The latest addition to the 501 family, set to reach stores and in December, is one offered for men and women.

clock 13hKristi Garced

Sea Change at L’Oreal: Agon Tapped to Succeed

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A seismic tremor raced through the cosmetics industry as Lindsay Owen-Jones said Jean-Paul Agon will succeed him next year as ceo of L'Oreal.

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Lindsay Owen-Jones

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Sea Change at L’Oreal: Agon Tapped to Succeed

A seismic tremor raced through the cosmetics industry as Lindsay Owen-Jones said Jean-Paul Agon will succeed him next year as ceo of L’Oreal.

clock February 18, 2005Julie Naughton and Pete Born


Strong Comps Lift Target

Target Corp.’s net income inched up 0.1 percent to $825 million in the fourth quarter, as revenues gained 11.1 percent to $15.19 billion.

clock February 18, 2005Katherine Bowers and Vicki M. Young


Wal-Mart ’04 Net Hits $10B

Wal-Mart pulled out better-than-expected profits in the fourth quarter, while 2004 earnings topped $10 billion and sales rose 10 percent to $285 billion.

clock February 18, 2005Meredith Derby and Katherine Bowers

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Quote of the Week

“We’re into a new climate of accountability. We’re taking a look at all of our rules that may be subject to abuse.’’

— Michael Lavery, Audit Bureau of Circulations

clock February 18, 2005WWD Staff

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In Brief: Highlights from Harlem … Trade Envoy Resigns … New Polo Grounds

HIGHLIGHTS FROM HARLEM: Seven fashion and accessory designers will participate Saturday at the Hamilton Heights Benefit Fashion Show Volume 1 at the Kastle, which will take place at 8 p.m. at the Kastle at 472 West 141st Street in New…

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Susan Lowry



Moments to remember at the Museum of Modern Art … Julianne Moore and Jamie Lee Curtis on aging … Bruce Willis takes the chair.

clock February 18, 2005Aileen Mehle

Inside Roberto Cavalli’s new Beverly Hills store.


Cavalli’s Rodeo Drive Dream

BEVERLY HILLS — For Roberto Cavalli, opening his dream store on Rodeo Drive has been an exercise in patience and determination.

Although it took less than three months to build the 3,016-square-foot, two-level boutique here — a near…

clock February 18, 2005Rose Apodaca


Levi’s Returns to Black

Levi Strauss returned to profitability in 2004, as company officials said they would focus on boosting cash flow and decreasing its $2.02 billion in debt.

clock February 18, 2005Scott Malone


Forever 21 Mulls Public Offering

NEW YORK — Forever 21, eyeing a future initial public offering, is banking on Gadzooks as one part of its growth story for Wall Street.

The hot Los Angeles-based retailer targeting women between ages 15 and 50 plans on keeping the…

clock February 18, 2005Vicki M. Young

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L’Oreal Global Sales Rise

NEW YORK — L’Oréal’s 2004 global sales rose 3.6 percent to 14.53 billion euros, or $18.09 billion at average exchange. On a like-for-like basis global sales rose 6.8 percent.

Active cosmetics, the company’s smallest…

clock February 18, 2005Ross Tucker and Jennifer Weil

Bernd Beetz

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Coty Sets Sail With Nautica License

NEW YORK — Coty Inc. has acquired the global beauty license of Nautica Apparel Inc. and plans to launch a new men’s fragrance next spring, while continuing the brand’s three existing fragrances.

Bernd Beetz, chief executive…

clock February 18, 2005Pete Born and Julie Naughton

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Shania Twain: The Woman in Stetson

NEW YORK — Coty Beauty has invited country/pop signer Shania Twain to “Come On Over” to its bursting portfolio of celebrities. The fragrance company has lassoed Twain’s star power in the hopes of reintroducing its Stetson brand…

clock February 18, 2005Molly Prior

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P&G Said Front-runner In Race for D&G Scent

MILAN — The deal for Dolce & Gabbana’s fragrance license is reportedly close to being signed.

Procter & Gamble is said to have emerged as the front-runner to challenge Euroitalia for the rights to renew the license, which…

clock February 18, 2005Stephanie Epiro

Marsha Brooks, John Galantic, Stephen Brodeck and Sarah Irby of Coty Beauty U.S.

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Stetson Black to Wrangle Modern Man

Coty Beauty U.S. is giving a cowboy-boot kick to its Stetson franchise in hopes of lifting retail sales to $94 million by 2006 from $55 million in 2004.

clock February 18, 2005Faye Brookman

The new Dessert Treats line.

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Simpson’s Dessert: Mass Market Treat

NEW YORK — Reality TV star and recording artist Jessica Simpson wants to expand her fan base, for her line of beauty products that is, into the mass beauty market.

Dessert Treats, a younger, less-pricey version of Simpson’s…

clock February 18, 2005Bryn Kenny

Storefront of the Suave “Can You Tell” Studio, a temporary salon that opens Tuesday.

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Suave to Open Temporary Salon

NEW YORK — Professional hair care products, for the most part, are found in salons. Which is ostensibly why Suave, a hair care brand sold in the mass channel for a few dollars a bottle, has outfitted a shop along Fifth Avenue into a full-scale…

clock February 18, 2005Molly Prior

From left: Dana Hallgren, Best of You contest winner; Annette Brien, winner; William Wackermann, vice president/publisher, Glamour; Cindi Leive, editor in chief, Glamour; Bill Boraczek, senior vice president of marketing, Sally Hansen; Jennifer...

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Snippets: Hands On … Raincheck … Glamour Power …

HANDS ON: Pacific World Corp. has acquired Fing’rs, one of its biggest competitors in the artificial nail and nail care category. Pacific World, maker of Nailene and Revlon brands, and Fing’rs, maker of the Fing’rs…

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The Tops and Flops of ’04

The best and worst newsstand sellers of 2004.

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Graydon Carter

Memo Pad: Graydon Butts Out … Marc’s Mea Culpa … All You Can Stomach

GRAYDON BUTTS OUT: Vanity Fair staffers feel like they’ve been seeing more of editor in chief Graydon Carter than usual these past few weeks and some think they know why: After presiding over a 22 percent drop in…

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Sears Apparel Line Aimed at Hispanics

NEW YORK — Strengthening its appeal to the Hispanic consumer, Sears, Roebuck & Co. is gearing up a new women’s apparel collection in conjunction with Latina, the beauty and lifestyle magazine, according to sources.

Executives at…

clock February 18, 2005Evan Clark

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Times Two

NEW YORK — The second women’s fashion issue of T: The New York Times Style Magazine ships with this Sunday’s edition of The New York Times with actress Ziyi Zhang on the cover and, inside, a lengthy profile of Karl Lagerfeld by…

clock February 18, 2005Sara James


Gubelmann Sells Stake, Exits Behnaz Sarafpour

NEW YORK — Phoebe Gubelmann, a minority stakeholder in Behnaz Sarafpour, has sold her share and left the company to pursue other interests.

Gubelmann and Sarafpour have worked together on and off for eight years. She assisted Sarafpour at…

clock February 18, 2005WWD Staff


Cotton Subsidy Talks Suspended in Geneva

WTO trade talks on the effect of cotton subsidies on African nations were suspended after countries objected to a U.S. proposal for a broader scope.

clock February 18, 2005John Zarocostas


President Bush Cites Free Trade As Essential to Economic Growth

President Bush, in his annual economic report to Congress, said free-trade agreements will continue as a key for a healthy U.S. economy.

clock February 18, 2005Joanna Ramey

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Fashion Scoops: Camilla Gets Dressed … Coming to America … Oscar Watch …

CAMILLA GETS DRESSED: Camilla Parker Bowles has picked Antonia Robinson and Anna Valentine to design her wedding outfit and Philip Treacy to make her hat for the big day, the…

clock February 18, 2005WWD Staff

“Alameda Gran Torino” (1974)

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Robert Bechtle’s Auto Vision

SAN FRANCISCO — It was the antithesis of Abstract Expressionism, but it didn’t really Pop.

When photorealism flashed in the pan at Documenta 5 in 1972, fans cheered the return of painting with a capital P and heaped praise on one of…

clock February 18, 2005Kevin West


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