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Handing Over the Reins: CEO Jean-Louis Dumas Set to Retire at Herm?s

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Overview

Jean-Louis Dumas — who for almost three decades personified Herm?s and led the family-controlled firm to the pinnacle of the luxury sector — is stepping down. Herm?s said Dumas would relinquish his functions as ceo and artistic director in January.

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The invitations have gone out for the wedding of Delphine Arnault and Alessandro Vallarino Ganci … Prince Harry turns 21.

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Richemont’s Rupert Upbeat on Luxury

Johann Rupert, executive chairman of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA, said he’s upbeat about the luxury goods market generally.

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Industry Group Forming to Deliver Katrina Aid

Hurricane Katrina has spurred creation of an organization intended to aid fashion companies help disaster victims rebuild their lives.

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Clements Ribeiro Back in Action

After a manufacturing crisis earlier this summer and the subsequent liquidation of their company, Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro are back in action.

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Quote of the Week

“I am interested in fashion. It is an art in and of itself.”

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Tommy Opens Milan Retail/Corporate Complex

Tommy Hilfiger Corp. may be mulling a possible sale, but that’s not halting the company’s international push into new markets.

clock September 16, 2005Amanda Kaiser

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Angelina Quietly Becomes St. John’s New Face

St. John officials were said to be concerned the press conference was going to turn into a media circus since many news outlets who were told they wouldn’t be let in planned to crash it anyway.

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The Delicate Cycle – Anna Sui, Cynthia Rowley, Tory by TRB, Yeohlee, Douglas Hannant

Proper or pretty, superchic or full of whimsy, spring’s runways were packed with refined, sober looks that still kept everything cool, lean and sexy.

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She Wears It Well – Malandrino, Wunderkind, Thakoon, Jenni Kayne, Vivienne Tam, Phi, Christopher Deane, Zero Maria Cornejo, Milly, Mary Ping

From girly to Mod, voluminous to polished, designers had one common denominator this season: fresh, wearable clothes.

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Fluid Dynamics – Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, J. Mendel, Badgley Mischka

It’s the season of the hopeless romantic. Pretty chiffon, airy organza and other light-as-feather confections are sure to cause the heart to skip a beat.

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Fashion Scoops: Goat-Getters … Elegant Bride … Show Crashers …

The stairs outside of Bryant Park are crawling with hawkers, peddling everything from test-tubes to the new musical “Slut,” so why not throw in a few goats?

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Brits Arrive

Gilles Mendel may be best known for dressing New York social girls, but at his J. Mendel show Thursday afternoon he had a few British imports in attendance.

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How to Drop a Grand Before Noon

On weekends, Chelsea’s art galleries are filled mainly with looky-loos.

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Chic of the Show

The spring fashions on the runways this week have continued the more minimal tone set in motion this fall.

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Handing Over the Reins: CEO Jean-Louis Dumas Set to Retire at Hermes

Jean-Louis Dumas, who for nearly three decades led Hermes to the top of the luxury sector, is stepping down as artistic director and ceo.

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Hot Shots

The New York Fashion Week celebrity circuit was in high gear, led by Cartier’s bash at Gotham Hall, while all tried to keep up their stamina.

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Stiletto Killers Stalks the Runways

Kelly Osbourne and Ali Barone, best friends for four years and business partners for two, have been scouring the fashion shows here this week.

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Trade Show Lineup Set for Vegas in Feb.

The Tuesday-to-Friday schedule after the Feb. 20 holiday will result in a slight change in orbit for the satellite shows and six back-to-back days of apparel-related trade shows.

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Cousins’ Knitting Spins Into New York

With a bandanna tied around the top of her head, and her neck and hands weighed down by heavy silver jewelry, Suss Cousins looks more like a biker chick than a member of a knitting circle.

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Carol’s Daughter Gives Birth to New Store

Carol’s Daughter is ready to show off its newest offspring: a store in Harlem.

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Diddy Designs to Fund Breast Cancer Research

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Frydmans Exit Marionnaud

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Dream Ball Raises $2.6 Million

Despite the death and havoc caused by Hurricane Katrina and the ongoing dislocations in the department store business, the beauty industry’s fund-raising apparatus was in fine shape this week.

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Critical Mass: Cosmetics Line Fit for a Queen

The Queen has spoken — and she wants quality, affordable cosmetics for women of all colors.

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Iman Mobilizes City Mayors, Kicks Off Book Tour

Iman stood alongside Mayor Bloomberg at City Hall here last week as he declared Oct. 15 New York City’s official “Beauty of Color Celebration Day.”

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A Vintage Year for Parfums Givenchy

A vineyard that has suffered can produce great wines.

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Davidoff’s Spritz of Sophistication

After targeting men that are young and men that are hip, Davidoff is going after the true sophisticate this fall with Silver Shadow.

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Stone Signs With Dior

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Cartwheeling to Better Loyalty

Most retail executives likely would sell their souls in order to see data from their customer loyalty programs put to good use and directly benefit comparable-store sales.

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The Culture of the Negative Sell

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Memo Pad: Us Bust … Against The Grain … Mirror, Mirror …

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Experts Don’t Expect China To Change Course on Yuan

China won’t bow to political pressure for a sharp revaluation of the yuan and will continue an incremental approach to currency reform, experts said.

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U.S., China Schedule More Trade Talks

American and Chinese negotiators said Thursday they will return to negotiations for a fifth time with the goal of reaching a comprehensive apparel and textile import agreement.

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WTO’s Lamy Sets Goal For Hong Kong Summit

New World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy on Wednesday called on the 148 countries in the Doha talks to aim for a solid package of deals during the Hong Kong trade summit in December.

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Trade Amendment Falls in Senate

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Financial

Retail Apparel Prices Lower Year-on-Year

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Sears Canada Announces Major Cost Cutting

Sears Canada plans to cut $85 million in costs by 2008 in a move that some analysts speculated would precede an eventual sell-off by its U.S. parent.

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Senate Passes Hurricane Tax-Relief Bill

The Senate unanimously passed a hurricane tax-relief bill on Thursday that offers breaks and incentives to victims to rebuild homes, find jobs and access housing, as well as provide some tax breaks for businesses in the devastated Gulf Coast region.

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