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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.

clock 12hBridget Foley

Fashion

Giorgio Armani to Restructure Brands

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

clock 12hLuisa Zargani

Eye

What Celebs Were Talking About on the Oscars Red Carpet

“Nicole! A ‘lion’ roars!” a veteran reporter called to her. “More like a kitten,” she giggled.

clock 14hMarcy Medina

On the Rise

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Overview

After years of proclaiming that flat sales really meant growth in the beleaguered sector, fragrance firms might be able to regain some lost ground this fall, thanks to an onslaught of introductions of celebrity and designer scents.

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Kimora Lee Simmons

Beauty Features

On the Rise

After years of proclaiming that flat sales really meant growth in the beleaguered sector, fragrance firms might be able to regain some lost ground this fall.

clock September 2, 2005Matthew W. Evans and Pete Born

Beauty Features

McMahon Said Joining Dolce & Gabbana

Glenn McMahon, president of Ellen Tracy, is said to be heading to Dolce & Gabbana as president of its U.S. operation.

clock September 2, 2005Marc Karimzadeh

Financial

Saks Inc. Details Restatements

The restatements are for the fiscal years 2001 through 2004.

clock September 2, 2005WWD Staff

Lew Frankfort

Financial

Japan Body Rules in Coach Versus LVMH Case

The Japanese Fair Trade Commission on Thursday ruled against Coach’s complaint against LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

clock September 2, 2005Sophia Chabbott

Fashion Features

Quote of the Week

“Nobody knows when the city is going to reopen. The most important thing is the welfare and well-being of our staff. The goods can always be replaced. People can’t.”

clock September 2, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Hermes: Stake Speculation ‘Unfounded’

Hermes called speculation “unfounded” that Belgian financier Albert Frere wanted a minority stake in the firm.

clock September 2, 2005WWD Staff

Nordstrom Inc. posted a 8 percent gain in August same-store sales.

Financial

August Comps Show Tepid Increase

Thursday’s barrage of August same-store sales results brought good, but not great, results.

clock September 2, 2005Meredith Derby and Liza Casabona

Financial

Analysts Expect Stability at Retail in Short Term

Even as gas prices motored past $3 a gallon on Thursday and consumers panicked when some filling stations ran out of gas, analysts suspect retailers have no need to worry.

clock September 2, 2005Meredith Derby

Calvin Klein's Euphoria, Kenneth Cole Signature, Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely, Corduroy Est. by Zirh Intl., Britney Spears Fantasy, Island Michael Kors, Jennifer Lopez's Live, Tommy Hilfiger True Star Men, Ralph Lauren Pure Turquoise, Very Irresistible...

Fashion Features

The ABCs of Fall Fragrance

The stampede of fall fragrance launches includes at least 55 scents this season.

clock September 2, 2005WWD Staff

Shania by Stetson

Fashion Features

Celebrities Unite to Boost Mass Fragrance

Celebrity mania has found a new venue: the mass fragrance market.

clock September 2, 2005Molly Prior

Absolut Repair by Serie Expert hits salons in October.

Fashion Features

Salon Add-ons Spur Professionnel Sales

Several different brands under the L’Oreal Professionnel umbrella are introducing new products to help address women’s demanding hair needs.

clock September 2, 2005Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Snippets: Intercoiffure Honor … Summer Memento … Holiday Gem …

The international association of hairdressers, Intercoiffure Mondial, has named Richard Calcasola Personality of the Year.

clock September 2, 2005WWD Staff

Garren

Fashion Features

QVC Gives Garren National Scope

The shopping network has recruited famed celebrity hairstylist Garren to its bursting stable of high-profile beauty innovators.

clock September 2, 2005Molly Prior

Fashion Features

Stricter Limits on Imports

The Bush administration tightened restrictions on $556.4 million in Chinese imports as negotiators failed to reach a broad import agreement at their fourth round of talks in Beijing.

clock September 2, 2005Evan Clark

Financial

Retailers Brace for Storm’s Fallout

In the wake of Katrina, retailers are questioning how business will pan out in the months ahead.

clock September 2, 2005David Moin and Meredith Derby

Financial

Items Confiscated at MAGIC Booth

Antik Denim seized 70 pairs of jeans and other items from the MAGIC booth run by Miss Vigoss in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

clock September 2, 2005WWD Staff

The September, and penultimate, issue of Organic Style.

Media

Memo Pad: Organic Style Folds … Dead Again … A Real Slim Shady …

The staff of Organic Style got a shock on Thursday when they were abruptly told the magazine was folding.

clock September 2, 2005WWD Staff

Financial

Haggar Corp. Sold for $212M

Haggar Corp. has been acquired by a partnership among three private equity firms for $212 million.

clock September 2, 2005Amy S. Choi

Fashion Features

Wal-Mart in B-T-S Push With Ellegirl Magazine

Wal-Mart’s fashion message will be writ large as part of a back-to-school marketing alliance between the Bentonville, Ark., giant and Ellegirl magazine.

clock September 2, 2005Katherine Bowers

Financial

Kellwood Posts Loss in Quarter

Due to its previously announced strategic initiative, Kellwood Co. took a $93.4 million restructuring charge in the second quarter ended July 30.

clock September 2, 2005WWD Staff

Retail

Wal-Mart Teams Up With BET

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping music and entertainment exclusives will bring a new groove to its stores.

clock September 2, 2005Katherine Bowers

Fashion Features

Claiborne Promotes Winans

Fritz Winans, group president of Liz Claiborne Inc.’s better and moderate divisions, has been named to the new position of managing director, Asia development.

clock September 2, 2005Julee Greenberg

Financial

Markdowns Hurt Carrefour Profits in Half

Double-digit losses in its core French market hamstrung first-half profits at Carrefour, the world’s second-largest retailer after Wal-Mart.

clock September 2, 2005Robert Murphy

Essentialist

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