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Shake Up at Gaultier: Donald Potard Resigns as House’s President

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In another sign of turbulence at Jean Paul Gaultier, the French house said Monday its longtime president Donald Potard has exited.

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U.S. ‘Self-Initiates’ Safeguard Review

The Bush administration will begin a review of China safeguard petitions on $624.5 million worth of surging Chinese imports.

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Watch styles from Bertolucci's Passion …


Dickson Poon Acquires Luxe Watch Firm

PARIS — Dickson Poon has quietly ticked off his first acquisition of the year, pocketing the Swiss luxury watch firm Bertolucci.

Charles M. Jayson, president and chief executive officer of Dickson North America, disclosed the transaction…

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In Brief: Iverson In Ice … Delta’s New CEO

IVERSON IN ICE: Ann Iverson, who has held chief executive titles at Laura Ashley, Kay-Bee Toys and Mothercare, has been named acting ceo of Dry Ice Inc. and a member of the board. Dry Ice is a 36-unit specialty retailer of home…

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Jean Paul Gaultier and Donald Potard with his Legion of Honor medal.

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Shake Up at Gaultier: Donald Potard Resigns As House’s President

In another sign of turbulence at Jean Paul Gaultier, its longtime president Donald Potard has resigned.

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Gottschalks is said to be on the block.


Gottschalks Hires Financo to Explore Options

NEW YORK — Regional department store chain Gottschalks Inc. is on the selling block and has hired investment banking firm Financo Inc. to explore strategic alternatives, people familiar with the retailer said.

“I know that the…

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Hilfiger Reteams With Toth Brand Imaging

Tommy Hilfiger has turned once again to Toth Brand Imaging to create a new advertising campaign.

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In New York on Monday.


Lady Jane

NEW YORK — She went head-to-head onscreen with Robert Redford, robbed banks in “Cat Ballou” and saved the world in the sci-fi camp classic “Barbarella.” She’s won two Oscars, married three very famous men —…

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Doris Duke in 1997.

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The Many Colors of Doris Duke

“Jet Set to Jeans: The Wardrobe of Doris Duke,” will be unveiled at Rough Point in Newport, R.I., on April 14.

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J. Mendel's Jean-Francois Ricat with Carolina Herrera's Herve Pierre.


Farewell Fete

NEW YORK — France will be lucky to have him back.

That was the sentiment last Wednesday as friends and co-workers gathered to bid adieu to Francois Damide, the U.S. president of Solstiss/Bucol. The Frenchman is moving back to Paris next…

clock April 5, 2005Daniela Gilbert

For many Western Hemisphere attendees of Material World, the big topic was how to compete with China.


China Is Talk of Material World

MIAMI BEACH — Squeezed by rising competition and pressure from big U.S. retailers to offer lower prices and faster turn times, apparel and textile sourcing executives headed to Material World looking for something to give their companies a…

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Amanda Burden, Charlie Rose and Laura Bush.

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First Lady Welcomes Design Winners to White House

Fashion designer Yeohlee Teng was among the winners of the National Design Awards who were honored Friday at the White House.

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Fashion Scoops: Royal Change … Trunk Talk … Living Ferragamo

ROYAL CHANGE: For Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, the show will go on — just a little later than planned. Their wedding date has been moved to Saturday from Friday so that the Prince of…

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American Eagle, ‘Apprentice’ Design With Tech in Mind

American Eagle Outfitters will get plenty of airtime when its spring fashions are featured Thursday on “The Apprentice.”

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CIT Group Purchases SunTrust Factor Biz

NEW YORK — CIT Group solidified its position as the nation’s largest factor with the acquisition of SunTrust Banks’ factoring division. Meanwhile, longtime acquisition target Capital Factors Inc. was picked up by New York investment…

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Some ModelCo items.

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ModelCo Aims for Quick Fixes

NEW YORK — Working in the time-pressed, perfectionist world of fashion, former model agent Shelley Barrett believed there was a dearth of quick-fix beauty products on the market — so she created her own.

ModelCo, Barrett’s…

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Memo Pad: Final Countdown … Left Behind In L.A. … Paper Trail

FINAL COUNTDOWN: Lists are the anabolic steroids of magazine journalism: easy and effective, but not something you want to make a habit of. That is, unless you are Sidney Frank. Fresh off his $2.3 billion sale of Grey…

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