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Gucci Changes: Facchinetti Out, Giannini In as RTW Designer

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WWD has learned that Gucci's Frida Giannini has been named the brand's creative director for women's ready to wear, replacing Alessandra Facchinetti.

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Gucci Changes: Facchinetti Out, Giannini In as RTW Designer

WWD has learned that Gucci’s Frida Giannini has been named the brand’s creative director for women’s ready to wear, replacing Alessandra Facchinetti.

clock March 8, 2005Alessandra Ilari

Ralph and Ricky Lauren at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Lauren Fans, Designer Impressed With Exhibit

BOSTON — Ralph Lauren summed up his approval of the exhibition of 16 of his racing vehicles at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with a single word: “Beyond.” The show “Speed, Style and Beauty: Cars from the Ralph Lauren…

clock March 8, 2005Katherine Bowers


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Continuity Key for Valentino Successor

The house of Valentino needs design continuity, not necessarily a marquee name, once its founder decides to retire, American retailers said.

clock March 8, 2005Miles Socha

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Sigrid Olsen Names Kreuger for Design

Sigrid Olsen named Ellis Kreuger design director on Monday, luring him from Tocca, where he was head designer and creative director.

clock March 8, 2005Evan Clark

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Bally Breaks Even

Bally, the Swiss accessories and rtw company, has broken even for the first time since its purchase and relaunch by Texas Pacific Group in 1999.

clock March 8, 2005Samantha Conti

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In Brief: Blue Jeans Note … Kohl’s Picks

BLUE JEANS NOTE: VF Corp. and Boom LLC have teamed to create a Wrangler denim fragrance, a masculine scent that’s slated to be launched in the fall. “A men’s fragrance opens a new door for the Wrangler name while…

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Axcelerate Engineered by Speedo’s nylon and spandex bra top and boy shorts.

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Two captions in the WWDIntimates section published Monday were inadvertently switched. Here are the correct captions.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Beat: Sephora Forging Ahead in Italy … Nocibe to Buy Euro Sante Beaute

Sephora Forging Ahead in Italy

MILAN — By opening perfumeries in both Milan and Florence, French perfumery chain Sephora is cementing its presence in Italy.

The openings by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis…

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Members of the enlarged design team. From top: Debbie Yost, David Nahas, Desmond Pygatt, Dena Bickerstaffe, Seavy Sanders, Nicholas Gamarello and Nicole Seabrooks.

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I.C. Isaacs Growing With Girbaud in U.S

NEW YORK — After six consecutive years of losses, Marithé & François Girbaud’s U.S. licensee, I.C. Isaacs & Co., swung back into the black in 2004, reporting a $6.2 million profit.

Coming off his first year as…

clock March 8, 2005Scott Malone

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Grisham’s New Gig … Dad’s Night Out … Jersey Boy

GRISHAM’S NEW GIG: As unlikely as it sounds, John Grisham has invested a serious chunk of change in the little-known Little Rock, Ark.-based label Normandy & Monroe. Apparently, the criminal defense lawyer…

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Adelina Wong in Raffaella Curiel with Olivia Chantecaille in Dior.


Be Italian

Partying at Cipriani to Save Venice … Dripping with David Yurman jewels … Checking out the “Skin Tight” exhibit.

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Gem Dandies

HOUSTON, Tex. — “I’m dripping in David Yurman,” said Becca Cason Thrash of her Tahitian pearl necklaces at a cocktail party to celebrate the designer’s new store at the Houston Galleria, his fifth and…

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Donna Karan amidst the exhibit.


High Alert

“Where are the naked people? I came to see the naked people,” boomed Matthew Modine as he entered into the sea of bodies milling about the Stephen Weiss gallery on Friday night for the opening of “Skin Tight: The…

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Club Monaco's new home collection is displayed in the store on West 57th Street.


Club Monaco Testing Home in N.Y.

NEW YORK — Club Monaco wants to dress up more than its customers.

The company, which is owned by Polo Ralph Lauren Corp., has designs on their homes with a new collection of pillows, books, vases and electronics. The products are created…

clock March 8, 2005Sharon Edelson

Guy Laroche

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C’est Fini – Guy Laroche, Kenzo, Jean Louis Scherrer, Cher Michel Klein and Martin Grant

As the Paris collections wound down, designers’ offerings ranged from tailored trenchcoats and safari jackets to jeweled tunics and slinky evening numbers meant for the red carpet.

Guy Laroche: Thanks to Hilary Swank and the…

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Veronique Leroy

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Pieces of the Action – Veronique Leroy, Haider Ackermann, Lutz, Tsumori Chisato and Christian Wijnants

From flirty baby-doll dresses to Mongolian lamb jackets, the Paris fall shows featured plenty of great looks.

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Nicole Weinberg and one of her designs.

Fashion Features

Cashmere Nights

Nicole W: With her husband, Serge Weinberg, leaving the Gucci Group parent PPR to set up his own investment firm, Nicole Weinberg decided it was time to throw her hat into the fashion ring. The line of evening sweaters she presented…

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Gowns Go From Red Carpet to Retail

The Oscars knockoff derby, the race to replicate gowns worn by the Hollywood stars, has fewer players competing for the potential rewards.

clock March 8, 2005Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Fashion Features

Market Basket: Toasting Wilson … Wash and Dry … Book Them

TOASTING WILSON: Fred Wilson, chairman and chief executive officer of Saks Fifth Avenue, will be honored by the Parsons School of Design at its 57th annual benefit and fashion show.

Saks and Wilson have been long-standing…

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Material World was last held in May 2004.


Material World Adds N.Y. Edition

Material World is growing with a new fall show planned for New York, and expanded sourcing and technology at next week’s Miami edition.

clock March 8, 2005Georgia Lee


South Koreans Differentiate to Compete

NEW YORK — Manufacturers in South Korea, faced with the prospect of increased competition with China, are focusing their efforts on high-tech products for which they won’t have to go head-to-head with their larger neighbor.

That was…

clock March 8, 2005Scott Malone

A White Label silk chiffon and neoprene blouse for fall.

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Lace’s New Face

NEW YORK — It’s a touch of Victorian with a dash of sport chic.

Gianfranco Ferré’s Black Label line for spring features a lace from Italian mill Omniapiega that is certainly not your grandmother’s dentelle. Made of…

clock March 8, 2005Daniela Gilbert

Martha Stewart


Memo Pad: Domestic Bliss … Lagerfield in the Art House … Preemptive Strike …

DOMESTIC BLISS: It’s clear Martha Stewart did a lot of thinking in prison — not least about how to position her stay there once she got out. At a company-wide meeting-cum-press conference Monday, Stewart…

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Minimum Wage Bills Fail

Competing GOP and Democratic bills seeking a minimum wage increase both failed in the Senate, while keeping a bankruptcy reform bill on track.

clock March 8, 2005Joanna Ramey


Sales Gain Boosts Dick’s Net

NEW YORK — Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. overcame merger costs and other expenses to pull out an earnings gain of 53.6 percent in the fourth quarter on a 66 percent surge in sales.

Earnings in the quarter ended Jan. 29 —…

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Peasant Revolution

NEW YORK — It’s official — spring’s bohemian babe has gone babushka. The latest Plenty by Tracy Reese collection adds another layer to the Russian spirit of the season, complete with crocheted head scarves and traditional…

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Macy’s Herald Square flagship.


Future Is Now for Macy’s New Nameplates

Federated’s renaming of regional stores to Macy’s should reflect what will happen when it rebrands May stores as Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s by 2007.

clock March 8, 2005Georgia Lee


What’s in a Name?


The retailer opened as R.H. Macy & Co. in New York City in 1858 and in 1902 moved to its flagship in Herald Square, expanding in 1924 to become the world’s largest store. In 1994, Macy’s East…

clock March 8, 2005Caperton Gillett

Catriona MacKechnie inside her store.

Fashion Features

Adding Pleasure to the Lingerie Experience

NEW YORK — Buying lingerie ought to evoke the same pleasure as wearing it, according to Catriona MacKechnie, owner of the new boutique that bears her name in New York’s Meatpacking District.

A former interior designer, MacKechnie…

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