Surprise at St. John: CEO Cohen Departs, Philip Miller to Fill In

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Richard Cohen, who joined St. John Knits in August 2004 as chief executive officer and focused on revamping its image, has resigned. St. John board member Philip B. Miller has been named ceo until a replacement is named.

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Richard Cohen

Financial

Surprise at St. John: CEO Cohen Departs, Philip Miller to Fill In

Richard Cohen, who joined St. John Knits in August 2004 as chief executive officer and focused on revamping its image, has resigned.

clock April 4, 2006Lisa Lockwood

Graff&#8217s new headquarters

Financial

Graff Creates New York Headquarters

Graff’s different departments are now divided, with most at 589 Fifth Avenue.

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Fashion Features

Rep. Thomas: Doha Talks Beyond Repair

House Ways and Means committee chairman Bill Thomas (R., Calif.) threw cold water Monday on the global round of trade talks.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Prada’s Soccer Statement … Closing In … Tartan Week

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

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A Mudd design.

Fashion Features

Iconix Acquires Mudd, Mossimo

Iconix Brand Group has agreed to buy Mossimo Inc. and the Mudd brand to diversify its revenue stream and widen its portfolio.

clock April 4, 2006Vicki M. Young and Ross Tucker

People

Sign Language

A Q&A with the still-cool-at-70 Dennis Hopper, whose photographs are featured in a new exhibit at Ace Gallery in Los Angeles.

clock April 4, 2006Rose Apodaca

European Union

People

Union Rules

It takes a certain brand of moxie to open a gastro pub without the pub element.

clock April 4, 2006Emily Holt

Sandra Bernhard

People

Stand-up Girl

Sandra Bernhard, maternal icon?

clock April 4, 2006Elisa Lipsky-Karasz

A view of the retrospective exhibit

Fashion Features

Armani Returns to Shanghai

Giorgio Armani returned to Shanghai two years after opening a flagship for “Giorgio Armani: Retrospective” at the Shanghai Art Museum.

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Media

Memo Pad: First Lady Chic … Peace Out

Having extended her twentysomething lifestyle a couple of decades past its expiration date, Candace Bushnell has apparently decided it’s time to grow up — and how.

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Fashion Features

Stars Abound at FiFi Awards

The 34th annual FiFi Awards, held by the Fragrance Foun­dation on Monday night at the Hammerstein Ballroom, had plenty of star power.

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John Demsey, Sean "Diddy" Combs, William Lauder and Diana Espino, general manager of Sean John Fragrances.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Diddy Doesn’t Answer Bell

Diddy had a date with destiny and was late.

clock April 4, 2006Julie Naughton

Cotton fabrics from Filmar

Fashion Features

Filo Rebounds in 25th Edition

The textile industry’s renewed focus on technically constructed yarns is spurring interest at the Filo yarn fair.

clock April 4, 2006Stephanie Epiro

Tim Ying and a trend area at Interstoff Asia.

Fashion Features

South Korea and Taiwan Gear Up to Take on China

South Korean and Taiwanese firms stepped up their efforts to present themselves as viable alternatives to China at this year’s Interstoff Asia show.

clock April 4, 2006Constance Haisma-Kwok

Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough

Fashion Features

Proenza Schouler’s Next Step

Four years after founding Proenza Schouler, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough are staffing up to position the label for growth.

clock April 4, 2006Marc Karimzadeh

Retail

Target Sets Up Camp at Cooper-Hewitt

Target, which has been unabashed about pitching design to the masses, now has a more stately bully pulpit at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

clock April 4, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

The Venus sign in the lingerie department

Retail

Lights, Camera: Patricia Field Headlines New Store

Patricia Field wasn’t in the mood for techno rock.

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An exterior look at the Alberta Ferretti boutique in Kaliningrad.

Retail

Ferretti Unveils New Russian Flagship

Alberta Ferretti has opened its second Russian flagship, in Kaliningrad, the former Konigsberg, which is shaping up as one of Russia’s new shopping havens.

clock April 4, 2006Luisa Zargani

Jenna Gribbons Room 2 Posture

People

Opposites Attract

Sarah Chuldenko and Jenna Gribbon have two things in common: Jeff Koons and Album Co.’s upcoming art salon.

clock April 4, 2006Sharon Edelson

A look from George

People

George’s Must Haves

George, the clothing and accessories line from Wal-Mart subsidiary Asda, is sharpening its fashion focus with a new line called Must Haves.

clock April 4, 2006Samantha Conti

Princess Grace and Prince Rainier on their wedding day.

People

Style And Grace

It was a dress only a princess could wear.

clock April 4, 2006Daniela Gilbert

Napapijris outdoor appeal

Retail

VF’s Napapijri Brand on Retail Voyage to U.S., Beyond

Napapijri is bringing its rugged, outdoor appeal, Italian flair and aura of exotic travel to the U.S. with stores in SoHo here and South Beach, Fla.

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Reed Krakoff and Terry Lundgren

People

All Over …

Coach’s president and executive creative director, Reed Krakoff, was at the kickoff party for the Whitney American Art Award.

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