That’s Entertainment: A New Fashion Focus As Celebrity Takes Over

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If the winner of "American Idol" can snag a Grammy, could it be that one day soon the winner of "Project Runway" will be named the CFDA's Designer of the Year? The worlds of fashion and celebrity are becoming intertwined more tightly than a Gordian knot.

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This week, the atrium at Henri Bendel is devoted to L.A.M.B.

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That’s Entertainment: A New Fashion Focus As Celebrity Takes Over

If the winner of “American Idol” can snag a Grammy, could it be that one day soon the winner of “Project Runway” will be named the CFDA’s Designer of the Year?

clock February 10, 2006Lauren DeCarlo

LL Cool J aka Todd Smith.

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LL Cool J Plays the Name Game As He Launches Ready-to-Wear

LL Cool J wants to be the real deal in fashion.

clock February 10, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg and Roxanne Robinson


Hilfiger Net Falls, Sale on Track

Tommy Hilfiger Corp., saying its $1.6 billion sale to Apax Partners is set to close in spring over the objection of a major shareholder, reported a 23.3 percent drop in third-quarter profit as U.S. wholesale volume fell because of reduced department…

clock February 10, 2006Vicki M. Young

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KISS Seeks Sweet Smell of Success

They paint their faces, wear leather and studs and have legions of faithful fans.

clock February 10, 2006Julie Naughton

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Quote of The Week

“I am obsessed with ‘Desperate Housewives.’ I love them.”

clock February 10, 2006WWD Staff

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In Brief: Belmont Leaves Richemont … Tiffany Heist

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

clock February 10, 2006WWD Staff

Vera Wang

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The Power and the Glory – Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, Proenza Schouler, J.Mendel

Sober palettes and stark, clean lines plus soft layers with artistic touches equaled plenty of attitude for the season.

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Anna Sui

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High Contrast – Anna Sui, Carmen Marc Valvo, Derek Lam, Y-3, Marchesa, Yeohlee

Whether in light or dark colors, designers sent out all kinds of chic looks for the season, from cool-gang sporty to sweet and frothy.

clock February 10, 2006WWD Staff


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In Charm’s Way – Trovata, VPL, Vivienne Tam, Phi, Escada

Whether they channeled a creepy ski lodge or the city of Shanghai, designers sent out clothes that were whimsical and appealing.

clock February 10, 2006WWD Staff

Michon Shur

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Bright, Bold and Beautiful

As always, fashion week was host to an array of newcomers.

clock February 10, 2006WWD Staff

Margherita Missoni


Uptown Girls

The Rainbow Room isn’t the typical fashion week venue, but it drew its share of star power for the Marchesa presentation and cocktail party on Wednesday night.

clock February 10, 2006WWD Staff


Show Tunes

Save for Madonna’s opening act, the general consensus in Hollywood was that the 48th Annual Grammy Awards were a snooze.

clock February 10, 2006WWD Staff

Vanessa Traina

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Fashion Scoops: Front Row Flash … Coming Home? … Knight Club …

Fashion week can bring out the best (and worst) in even normal folk, sartorially speaking, so imagine what it can do when you’re already stylish.

clock February 10, 2006WWD Staff

Susanne Bartsch

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Queen of Clubs

At midnight last Tuesday, the Midtown nightclub Happy Valley was just getting crowded.

clock February 10, 2006Jacob Bernstein


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Bendel’s Shows Its Best at Breakfast

On the morning of its semiannual beauty breakfast, Henri Bendel was transformed into a bustling showroom for both indie and established beauty brands.

clock February 10, 2006WWD Staff

Jane's shimmer bronzer.

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ECRM: Battle for Space Intensifies

This spring, mega-manufacturers will tighten their hold on the mass market by rolling out a slew of new collections.

clock February 10, 2006Molly Prior and Faye Brookman

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Scene and Heard at ECRM

Sears apparently is looking to go beyond bath products and dabble in cosmetics.

clock February 10, 2006WWD Staff

Select products from Naturals' line.

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Naturals Is Crabtree & Evelyn’s Fountain of Youth

The retailer and wholesaler of bath, body and skin care products is aiming to broaden its customer base by launching a line of benefit-driven products without synthetic dyes or parabens.

clock February 10, 2006Michelle Edgar

Karin and Stephen Sadove

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OCD Dinner Raises $120,000

A crowd of 195 top industry executives took a pause during the whirl of fashion week on Tuesday and gathered at the Union League Club to salute Marc Pritchard and Stephen Sadove.

clock February 10, 2006Molly Prior

Garnier's new Color Breaks.

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Garnier Expands Brands, Launches Color Breaks

Maybelline Garnier continues to combine natural elements with high technology as its positioning for new hair care items, arriving in stores now.

clock February 10, 2006Andrea Nagel

Michael Shaun Corby, Alterna.

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ISSE Takes an Upscale Turn

With a vibe that was part bazaar, part rock festival, last weekend’s International Salon and Spa Expo closed on a high note.

clock February 10, 2006Kavita Daswani

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Memo Pad: Buy Curious … Talking Head Karl … T The Weiszer …

Never let it be said that Cargo is getting predictable in its choice of cover subjects.

clock February 10, 2006WWD Staff


Jimmy Choo to Plant Feet in Boston

Jimmy Choo will be setting a sleek, sandaled foot in Boston’s Copley Place Mall in April, continuing the city’s recent hot streak in attracting luxury retail.

clock February 10, 2006Katherine Bowers

Roland Mouret

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What Next for Roland Mouret?

One of this season’s fashion mysteries is the fate of Roland Mouret, who has opted to show his last collection privately in New York this week after several seasons on the runways.

clock February 10, 2006Samantha Conti

The cover of Caché's direct-mail piece represents the company's new image.

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Cache’s Modern Evolution

In the Eighties and Nineties, Caché Inc. was more about glitz than glamour, known for body-clinging dresses with keyhole openings and halter gowns designed for slinking into a room full of people and getting noticed.

clock February 10, 2006Sharon Edelson

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Bill on China’s Trade Status Meant to Promote Reforms

The Graham-Dorgan bill is widely seen as a symbolic political statement and its passage in the Senate and House is unlikely.

clock February 10, 2006Kristi Ellis


Sears Holdings Committed to Sears Canada Offer

Sears Holdings said it expects to mail out its takeover offer soon to shareholders of Sears Canada for all the outstanding shares it already doesn’t own.

clock February 10, 2006Brian Dunn


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